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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Constituent meetingFrom Republican district, a plea to be spared from cuts
    Many first-year Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature say they won't give in to Gov. Mark Dayton's call to raise taxes on the wealthy. But today, two new lawmakers from Republican districts found people are more concerned about budget cuts than tax hikes.5:20 p.m.
  • Remembering a soldierFamily, friends remember fallen Minn. soldier
    Joseph Kennedy of Inver Grove Heights died last week in Afghanistan from injuries he suffered in an enemy attack. Kennedy's mother Valerie says her son lived his life, 'fast, full and loud' to the very end.5:24 p.m.
  • Wanted: Drivers to test mileage tax system
    Minnesota transportation officials are looking for a few good drivers for a test program that might someday lead to a mileage-based tax.5:50 p.m.
  • George RabasaAuthor delves into the eccentric teenage mind
    In his first three novels Twin Cities author George Rabasa tackled human-trafficking, police brutality and opera singing. Now he's moved on to teenage eccentricity.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Defends Deficit Plan At Town Hall
    President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting Tuesday morning at a community college in Annandale, Va., a swing community in a swing state.
  • Supreme Court Skeptical About Climate Change Suit
    Both conservative and liberal justices gave a chilly reception to state governments that are suing electric utilities over emissions that contribute to global warming. The justices questioned whether a federal judge could deal with the complex issue.
  • Scientists Update Alzheimer's Disease Guidelines
    A group of scientists has proposed new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. Their goal is to get doctors to recognize Alzheimer's earlier. Michele Norris speaks with NPR's Jon Hamilton.
  • Prestige Abroad Hurts Canada's Liberal Party Leader
    The Liberal candidate for prime minister, Michael Ignatieff, is know as an author, a Harvard scholar and the man whose arguments helped persuade Western leaders to send military forces to protect Albanians in Kosovo. But even party insiders wonder if he'll be able to convince people he's Canadian enough to be their prime minister.
  • Gretchen Parlato: Master Of Restraint
    Probably best known for her work with the Grammy-winning jazz star Esperanza Spalding, the singer crafts something profound on The Lost and Found.
  • Despite Concessions, Syria Protests Continue
    In Syria Tuesday, the government announced the repeal of the emergency law, which has been in effect for nearly 50 years. It has allowed the government to arrest people without cause. A state court where political prisoners were tried in secret would also be abolished. The measures meet a key demand of anti-government protesters — but protests have not ended. Michele Norris speaks with NPR's Deborah Amos.
  • Women Press For A Voice In The New Egypt
    For the first time in Egyptian history, a woman is running for president. At the same time, many Egyptian women say they feel shut out of the new government that is emerging. They worry that unless they take bold steps, women will end up with less political clout than they had under former President Hosni Mubarak.
  • Ohio Universities Told To Develop 3-Year Degrees
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered state universities to develop ways for students to get a bachelor's degree in three years. The hope is that it will help save students money and get them into the job market more quickly. But one expert says it shouldn't be called a bachelor's degree.
  • Just Power Through The Late Shift? Dream On
    Humans are not nocturnal animals, and our internal clock is designed to keep us alert during the day and asleep at night. So willpower and good intentions may not be enough to keep you awake when your body is telling you it's time to sleep.
  • Vegan Lifestyle Magazine: 'We Screwed Up'
    VegNews is a lifestyle magazine dedicated to vegan living. The magazine came under fire when it was revealed that some of the stock photos used in the magazine were not meat free or dairy free. Michele Norris speaks with Joseph Connelly, publisher of VegNews, about the fallout — and what their readers can expect to see from VegNews moving forward.

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