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Monday, June 6, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Linda EderSinger Linda Eder celebrates Minnesota high school performers
    Linda Eder is best known as a Broadway star. The role of Lisa in "Jekyll and Hyde" was written for her. Yet she credits her start to performing in high school in Brainerd. Eder appears tonight at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis to present the annual Spotlight Showcase Awards, which honor Minnesota's best high school musical performances of the year.4:44 p.m.
  • Electronic medical recordsPromise and problems arise as health records go online
    The federal stimulus and health care laws are pushing medical providers to go electronic as a way to improve patient safety and track health care quality. As the profession is increasingly going online, it's finding both promise and problems.5:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • On Debate Over Pulling Troops: The View From Some On The Ground
    Marines in Afghanistan's Helmand Province say they are finally making progress against the Taliban and simply need more time before a pullout.
  • Latest Hacks Could Set The Stage For Cyberwar
    The recent intrusions into Gmail and a private security company don't look like the all-out attack typically envisioned in cyberwar scenarios. But experts say these quieter incidents could be used to gain information for future strikes — possibly against entirely different targets.
  • Football Star Plaxico Burress Released
    Michele Norris talks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca about Monday's release of Plaxico Burress. The former NFL star spent nearly two years in prison on a gun charge.
  • Apple Announces iCloud Music Service
    Apple's cloud-based service tracks the music and other digital property on a listener's hard drive and makes it available wirelessly to devices that can connect to the Internet. iCloud, which arrives after a long negotiation with the major record labels, will be available for free this fall.
  • More Restaurants Allow Customers To Order Online
    Restaurant researchers have found that a growing number of restaurants are taking orders online. Pizza and sandwich chains are leading the charge, but there's another big winner: websites that let you order whatever it is you're craving.
  • Drug Shows Promise In Reducing Breast Cancer Risk
    A major study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology found a drug already used to fight breast cancer may help prevent the disease all together. The pills are called aromatase inhibitors and, up until now, they've been used to prevent recurring cases of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. Michele Norris speaks to Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society.
  • Conn. Poised To Be First State To Mandate Sick Pay
    Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) has said he'll sign a recently passed bill to provide up to a week of paid sick time, largely to service workers in companies with 50 or more employees. Businesses lobbied hard against the legislation, and some lawmakers say it will be a burden.
  • Glitch Leaves 22,000 Visa Seekers Disappointed
    A computer mistake has forced the government to notify 22,000 people, winners of the Diversity Visa Lottery, that they have not won coveted visas for the U.S. The State Department says a computer error means the winners will have to try again for the highly coveted visas. The program, begun in 1994, awards visas to people from countries that do not send a lot of immigrants to the U.S.
  • High Costs, Limited Care A Pain For Therapy Patients
    Rising health care costs and increased regulations are forcing some physical therapists to book shorter appointments or see multiple patients at once. That frustrates patients and practitioners. Critics say some therapists are more focused on the bottom line than on patient improvement.
  • Tennis Star Brings China Grand Slam Singles Win
    Li Na is China's first international tennis star, having won the French Open on Saturday. Her victory reflects China's determination to excel in almost every sport — and her own hard work, augmented by a strong independent streak.

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