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Monday, January 28, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art Hero Maria GenneMaria Genné's Kairos Dance brings movement to the elderly
    Maria Genne, the founder and artistic director of Kairos Dance, used to have a career that focused on dancing with young people. But as she grew older, Genne began looking at how she could create dance in which everyone felt welcome, and how music and storytelling could be used to stimulate the minds and bodies of the elderly in ways modern science is only beginning to fully appreciate.4:49 p.m.
  • Narcan userReport: Twin Cities heroin use rising, opiate use may be slowing
    A new report on drug trends in the Twin Cities shows heroin use remains a growing problem, while the abuse of opiate-based pain killers, like methadone and OxyContin, may be slowing.5:16 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Pentagon To Dramatically Expand 'Cyber Warrior' Force
    The Pentagon has approved plans for a five-fold increase in its cyberwar fighting force. The U.S. Cyber Command would see its ranks jump from 900 to 4,900, including both uniformed and civilian personnel. Defense officials say the boost in the cybersecurity force is necessary because of the nation's growing vulnerability to cyber attacks and also the need to prepare for more offensive cyber combat operations. But there is already a shortage of cyber specialists, and the new recruitment effort would increase the competition for skilled personnel within the government and the private sector. Audie Cornish talks to Tom Gjelten.
  • As Developing World Goes Mobile, Can Apple Make The Sale?
    Up to 1 billion people in emerging markets will buy mobile phones in the coming years, and many will use them in lieu of a computer. While this might seem a natural opportunity for Apple, it may be a struggle for the tech giant to land these new customers.
  • Immigration Reform Plan Gets Mixed Reviews Across Country
    There was a lot of talk about a bipartisan Senate agreement on comprehensive immigration reform in Washington, D.C., on Monday. The deal came one day before President Obama was set to unveil his plan. The Senate proposal drew mixed reaction from local lawmakers and groups active in the immigration debate at the state level.
  • Advances In Trauma Care Coincide With Decrease In Gun Deaths
    Doctors at the trauma center at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California hospital deal with gunshot victims nearly every day, and their ability to save lives keeps improving.
  • At Least 40 People Dead In Egypt As Violent Protests Continue
    Amid continuing turmoil and violence in Egypt, the main opposition alliance has rejected dialogue with the government of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Over the weekend, Morsi announced a state of emergency in the three main cities along the Suez Canal. One of those, Port Said, was the scene of major violence and there was more on Monday with police battling protesters.
  • New Threat Emerges At Intersection Of Terrorism, Syndicated Crime
    Analysts and administration officials are talking about terrorist groups not just as part of an ideological movement, but rather as criminal syndicates. With funding sources drying up, local terrorist groups are going beyond traditional deep pocket donors. Now they are bilking local economies. Al-Qaida is robbing banks in Iraq, the Taliban is taking hostages in Afghanistan and al-Shabab is laundering money in Somalia.
  • Queen Of Netherlands To Abdicate Throne To Her Son
    Following tradition, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is stepping aside to give the throne to her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. Her mother did the same for her.
  • Letters: Breast Pump Demand On The Rise, Concentration Camp Music
    Audie Cornish reads emails from listeners about the rising demand for breast pumps, and a man who's devoted his life to collecting music that was composed in concentration camps.
  • Book Review: 'The River Swimmer'
    Book critic Alan Cheuse reviews Jim Harrison's new collection of novellas, The River Swimmer.
  • E-Readers Track How We Read, But Is The Data Useful To Authors?
    Data is being collected about your reading habits — what kind of books you read, whether or not you finish them. Publishers say the information could improve how books are written, but some novelists are skeptical.

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