Until this week, Congress has proposed very few actual changes to Affordable Care Act. A group of six U.S. senators is now trying to get support for a package of tweaks to the law. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke withone of them, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Dakota.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about winter clinging to most of Minnesota this spring. It's been 7 to 11 degrees colder than normal for most areas. But he does have a warm-up in his forecast for the next couple of days.
Today's music is the song "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through his Eyes," the first top 40 hit by the Supremes. We are playing it in honor of Supremes lead singer Diana Ross who turns 70 today.
If you've been to the Twin Cities international Airport lately, you have probably noticed how long the lines are to get through security. MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with airport spokesman Patrick Hogan, who explains what's going.
Sen. Al Franken is going to "try again" to pass an anti-stalking law that focuses specifically on what our mobile devices know about us. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke about the bill with Franken, a DFLer who chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law.
Tax day is just three weeks away. But if you've put off filing your taxes this long, keep putting it off.
Fans of Johnny Cash get a treat today when "Out Among the Stars" is released. Cash began the album in the early 1980s but never finished.
Today's music comes from 75 years ago today when, on March 21, 1939, Kate Smith recorded her signature song "God Bless America."
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about snow and cold hanging on in the Upper Midwest even as the first day of spring has come and gone. He also says the outlook for the rest of spring favors colder than normal temperatures for the region.
Musician Lee "Scratch" Perry, a native of Jamaica, turns 78 today.
With a deadline fast approaching, the state's health insurance marketplace MNsure is making an aggressive push to sign up uninsured young Minnesotans.
New statistics show that 1 in 6 women over age 65 will get Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota and North Dakota reports that the number for men is 1 in 11. Debbie Richman, the Director of Education and Outreach for the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota and North Dakota talked about the report with Morning Edition host cathy Wurzer.
Today's music is Junior Brown's "Hang Up and Drive," a tune from his latest release. He'll be beringing his double-necked guitar that combines a regular six-string with a steel guitar to the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis.
A new biography celebrates the life of a true trailblazer. "Her Honor" by Star Tribune columnist Lori Sturdevant tells the story of Rosalie Wahl. Wahl, who died in 2013, was the first woman to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Today's music is "Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger" by Charley Pride in honor of his 76th birthday today. In all, Pride recorded 39 songs that made it to the top of the country charts. But country music was not his first career choice.