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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Hallberg: 'Self-diagnosing' using the Internet
    More than 35 percent of Americans have tried to diagnose an ache or pain using the Internet, according to a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life project.4:49 p.m.
  • Mark DaytonDayton wants sales tax expansion, many others don't
    Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing Minnesotans pay a lower overall sales tax rate but wants to apply the tax to more goods and services, including clothing items over $100.4:53 p.m.
  • Sales tax changes: what would be covered
    Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing Minnesotans pay a lower overall sales tax rate but that it should be applied to more goods and services, including clothes over $100. Here's a closer look at what purchases would be subject to the sales tax under the governor's plan.4:58 p.m.
  • Governor's budgetDayton's budget plan includes higher taxes, spending
    Calling for an end to "gimmicks and fiscal games," Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday proposed an overhaul of Minnesota's tax and budget system that would raise hundreds of millions more from high-income taxpayers and high-dollar clothing sales, and pump much of the new money into education and property tax relief.5:20 p.m.
  • Mark DaytonQ & A: Local government aid, property tax changes in Dayton's budget proposal
    Among the proposals in Gov. Mark Dayton's budget plan are of number of changes to the state's local government aid formula and local governments' collection of property tax.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • President's New Term Doesn't Mean New Day In Congress
    While President Obama raised big issues in his inaugural address — climate change, gay rights, immigration, the shooting of schoolchildren — Congress eased back into session Tuesday with other priorities, fighting many of the battles left over from last year.
  • Obama's Second Inaugural Address Didn't Win Over Many Republicans
    Many Republicans were hoping for something akin to the president's 2004 convention speech where he talked about there being no red America or blue America but the United States of America.
  • French Twitter Lawsuit Pits Free Speech Against Hate Speech
    A French judge will decide this week if Twitter must hand over the identities of users sending anti-Semitic tweets. The case, brought against Twitter by a Jewish student group, is a clash of legal cultures: U.S. free speech guarantees vs. European laws banning hate speech.
  • Sundance Subsidy Stirs Conservative Pushback
    Robert Redford's annual Sundance Film Festival draws thousands of filmgoers and millions of dollars to snowy Park City, Utah. But a state subsidy contributing to the event is drawing controversy from some conservatives, who say films screened at the festival don't reflect the values of the state.
  • Disney, Debauchery Are Big Hits At Sundance
    Melissa Block talks with Steven Zeitchik, arts and entertainment writer for the Los Angeles Times, about the Sundance Film Festival. They discuss the buzz-worthy movies and emerging trends from this year's festival.
  • Algerian Gas Plant Seizure May Mark New Stage In Al-Qaida Evolution
    America's chief terrorism concern used to be al-Qaida's core, led by Osama bin Laden. Then the group's affiliates, like its arm in Yemen, became the most serious threat. Now, analysts say, the Algerian attack by a group that had left al-Qaida's fold may be the latest iteration in terrorist threats.
  • Algeria Attack Raises Security Alarms For Energy Firms
    Islamic militants' attack on a huge gas plant in the Sahara underscores the dangers that energy companies face when they do business in politically unstable places. Such facilities can be hard to protect and fences alone don't do the job, security experts say.
  • Olympian High Jumper John Thomas Remembered As Gracious Athlete
    Robert Siegel speaks with Bill Littlefield, the veteran host of NPR's Only a Game, about the career and legacy of high jumper and Olympic medalist John Thomas. Thomas died Tuesday at the age of 71.
  • Beyonce's National Anthem: Did She Sync Or Didn't She?
    The U.S. Marine Band accompanying her was pre-recorded, but after conflicting reports, there's burning debate as to whether Beyonce sang live.
  • Jose James: A Broad-Minded Singer Lets The Beat Build
    Known for his proficiency in jazz, the singer employs the tools of hip-hop on his latest album, No Beginning No End.

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