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Friday, December 29, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Books from GraywolfGraywolf is turning readers into donors
    Graywolf Press in St. Paul has announced it's successfully completed a $1 million fundraising campaign. It's a singular feat in the world of literature and it has implications for other non-profit literary presses.6:21 a.m.
  • Climatologist Mark Seeley's weekly weather comments
    University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley joins MPR's Cathy Wurzer to discuss the weather. Today, he discusses the warm December in Minnesota, and the biggest weather related stories of 2006.6:55 a.m.
  • Portraits of predecessorsIn the line of attorneys general, it's time for the men to move over
    The Lori Swanson era is about to begin in the Minnesota attorney general's office. Swanson becomes the state's 29th attorney general, next week, and the first woman elected to the office.7:21 a.m.
  • Swift plant raidWhat rights does an immigrant have?
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on Swift meatpacking plants could produce a rash of lawsuits. Immigration lawyers say some people were wrongly detained while federal officials say the actions were completely legal.7:25 a.m.
  • The garden guru answers your questions
    Deb Brown, the garden guru, joins MPR's Cathy Wurzer for one of her monthly visits to answer questions about plants, gardening, and landscaping. This month, one of the questions is about what to do with the Christmas tree after Christmas.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Police Officers Indicted in Post-Katrina Shooting
    Seven police officers in New Orleans have been indicted in the deaths of two men and the wounding of four others in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina.
  • Political Winds Shift Among Miami's Cuban Exiles
    Politics in Miami have long been affected by the issue of Cuba. Hardliners who wanted Fidel Castro ousted have held sway over Washington's approach to the communist island.
  • Merce Cunningham: Dance at the Edge
    Considered by many the greatest living choreographer, Merce Cunningham's career began with Martha Graham and spans 60 years of innovations in dance and music. At 87, Cunningham is still creating new works and he remains on the leading edge of dance.
  • Gasoline Prices Could Head Up Again
    Gas prices soared above $3 per gallon in 2006, then fell later in the year. Through it all, motorists continued driving. Forecasters say there could be another jump in gas prices next year.
  • 'Chronicle' Reporters Face Jail Over Steroids Leak
    Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters are facing up to 18 months in jail for refusing to testify about who leaked to them secret grand jury testimony from a steroids investigation.
  • 'Pan's Labyrinth' Is Realer than Reality Itself
    What Guillermo del Toro has accomplished in Pan's Labyrinth cannot easily be put into words. That's because the Mexican-born director is a master creator of images, atmosphere and mood.
  • U.S. Economy Solid, But Some Signs Are Worrisome
    Despite rising energy prices and sinking real estate prices, the stock market had a strong year in 2006 and the overall economy turned in a solid performance.
  • Financial Workers Take Home Big Bonuses
    The surging stock market helped make it a record year for compensation on Wall Street. At the top of the heap was Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein. He took home a bonus valued at more than $53 million.
  • Britain Educates Shoppers on Calculating Bargains
    In Britain, officials are so worried about shoppers' basic math skills that the Department of Education and Skills is offering 200,000 "sales calculators" to shoppers. It's also sending out teams of tutors to help consumers calculate those post-Christmas sales promotions.
  • Route 50 Voters Speak Out on the New Congress
    Four voters who live along U.S. Route 50 in California and Nevada talk about their expectations for the upcoming Congress. The economy and immigration are two issues the voters hope the new Congress will address.

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