MPR News Update for April 24, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Here's a fun conversation you really don't want to miss. Authors Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter on race, writing and how the Twin Cities 'aren't even twins'
- State sees 10th pediatric flu death of season, topping '09 pandemic
This flu season has also hospitalized more people overall. And it's not over. The season typically lasts until late April or early May.
- Comcast cuts the cord on deal with Time Warner Cable
The Justice Department had raised concerns over the proposed $45.2 billion merger, which would have brought nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof. | Franken: Comcast's move is good for consumers
- Will Apple's newest gadget ignite a smart watch movement?
As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.
- The future of end-of-life care
Listen to two physicians and one bioethics expert discuss end-of-life care and how to navigate through the tough decisions. | Health
- Minnesota's millennial mayors on plans in public service
Listen to three young people who took on the job of mayor in their Minnesota town. | Politics
- Judge won't allow father to see Barway Collins' body
Hennepin County Judge Tanya Bransford denied Pierre Collins' request Thursday because of the risk to public safety.
- After 25 years, Hubble Space Telescope still wows humanity
Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.
- Counter Stories: We want you
Why don't corporations take a stand on racial matters the way they do on behalf of the GLBT community? | Connect via Facebook or Twitter
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