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Monday, April 16, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • State funds for medical training in limbo
    University of Minnesota Medical School officials and clinic administrators throughout Minnesota say the state will find it difficult to retain young doctors without continued government support.4:50 p.m.
  • Silent NightMinnesota Opera, Graywolf Press win Pulitzers
    Minnesota Opera's world premiere of "Silent Night," the operatic retelling of the World War I Christmas Truce of 1914, has won a Pulitzer for music.4:54 p.m.
  • Fishing openerZeal for early MN fishing opener fades in Senate
    The appetite to let Minnesota's anglers hit the lakes a week earlier for the annual walleye opener seems to be fading at the state Capitol.5:20 p.m.
  • U.S. Rep. Chip CravaackMoney-raising campaigns off and running
    Campaign cash is not a sure predictor of who will win an election, but candidates would rather have more to spend than less. Over the last few days, incumbents and their hopeful challengers have released reports about how much money they've raised. Some races are spoiling for a fight.5:24 p.m.
  • Sled dogsPhotos: Spring snow in NE Minn.
    In a year of upside-down weather, it was fitting in a way that parts of northeast Minnesota awoke to about a foot of heavy snow Monday morning.5:50 p.m.
  • Man caught before jumping onto I-94
    Police and firefighters called upon a half-dozen semi drivers Monday morning to help save a man from jumping off a bridge onto Interstate 94 near downtown Minneapolis.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Taliban's 'Spring Offensive' Leaves 15 Dead
    The Taliban's so-called "spring offensive" started off with a bang with weekend attacks in Kabul and other cities. The capital is reportedly quiet now but the situation elsewhere is unclear. The casualty toll appears to be relatively low but the scope of the attack demonstrates the insurgents' capacity to strike almost anywhere. Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Quil Lawrence.
  • Cybersecurity Bills Compete For Attention
    Cybersecurity will get a lot of attention on Capitol Hill in the coming weeks, with several competing bills up for consideration. The most stringent proposal mandates minimum cybersecurity standards and requires companies to notify the government when their networks have been breached. White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says it is essential that the federal government take steps to better prepare the country for devastating cyber attacks.
  • For Japanese Linguist, A Long And Lonely Schlep
    Kazuo Ueda toiled quietly in southern Japan for two decades in a quest both impressive and quixotic: compiling the world's first Yiddish-Japanese dictionary. It's the first time the Jewish language has been translated into a non-European language other than Hebrew.
  • Another Tech Bubble? Maybe Not
    With Instagram sold to Facebook for $1 billion and Facebook itself expected to be valued at up to $100 billion in its initial public offering, some feel they're reliving the last tech bubble. But some analysts say this time is different. The new generation of tech entrepreneurs tends to reinvest its winnings in even more ideas.
  • Amid Scandal, A Look At Secret Service 'Survey Teams'
    The Secret Service is under fire after agents were suspended for hiring prostitutes in Colombia last week. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa says the Secret Service must have had similar scandals before but hushed them up. Others see the Cartagena incident as another example of the Obama administration failing at administration.
  • Bigger, Taller, Stronger: Guns Change What You See
    In a recent study, participants were shown photos of hands holding various items, including a gun. When asked to guess the size of the men behind the photos, the gun-wielding models were consistently identified as bigger than the rest.
  • World Bank Selects Another American Leader
    The World Bank has named Dr. Jim Yong Kim as its new president. Kim is a Korean-born American and currently the president of Dartmouth University. Kim is a health expert who doesn't have strong finance credentials. Audie Cornish talks with John Ydstie about Kim's appointment.
  • Shuttle Discovery To Make Final Flight, Atop A 747
    The first of NASA's retired space shuttles will make its way to its new retirement home on April 17. The well-traveled orbiter will be flown low over the nation's capital before being placed on permanent display at the Smithsonian.
  • Andrew Love Of The Memphis Horns Has Died
    The saxophonist, who paired with trumpeter Wayne Jackson to form the Memphis Horns, played on dozens of the biggest soul hits of the 1960s and '70s. He died on April 12.
  • GSA Under Fire On Capitol Hill For Lavish Spending
    Representative Darrell Issa's Oversight committee held a hearing on how the General Services Administration spent more than $800,000 on a Las Vegas conference.

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