Fall flu preparations in full swing Federal and state health officials are gearing up for a resurgence of the H1N1 flu virus this fall and winter. MPR's Lorna Benson attended briefings this week by the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Health Department, and she answers some questions about the upcoming flu season.5:24 p.m.
Kennedy's Lasting Devotion To Health Care For All
The late Edward Kennedy was a liberal powerhouse for changing the nation's health care system. Though he died before he was able to realize his goal of providing health insurance for every American, he pushed through many health care bills in his lengthy Senate career.
Romance With Kennedy Family Draws To Close
NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says Sen. Edward Kennedy's death marks the end of this generation of Kennedys in public life, and the end of America's 60-year romance with the closest thing it has known to a royal family.
For Israel, A Nuclear Iran Poses Existential Threat
When Israel attacked Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981, Iraq did not retaliate. Analysts say that wouldn't be the case today if Israel were to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Yet many Israelis support a pre-emptive attack because they believe Iran's regime wants to eliminate their state.
Graham Greene's Unfinished Murder Mystery
Francois Gallix, a professor of contemporary literature in English at the Sorbonne in Paris, was studying in Austin, Texas, when he came across something unexpected: an unfinished novella written by the late Graham Greene in 1926.
Kennedy's Death Opens Up Succession Debate
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy died Tuesday after a battle with brain cancer. Kennedy expressed his views on how his successor should be chosen in a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick last week. Now, discussions are under way in Massachusetts about how the senator will be replaced, and by whom.
Sen. Hatch Remembers His Friend Ted Kennedy
Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a close friend of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, says they collaborated on a lot of significant legislation through the years. Hatch says though he and Kennedy disagreed and fought, they always laughed about it afterward.
Letters: Hoekstra, Digital TV
Listeners respond to an interview with a Republican congressman and stories about the troubles with getting digital signals after the transition to digital TV. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
Kennedy Left Indelible Stamp
If it happened legislatively in the last 40 years, Sen. Edward Kennedy was there. From health care to education to entitlements, Kennedy was the legislative lion who roared to the end.
Implications Of Kennedy's Death Examined
Edward Kennedy's years in the U.S. Senate spanned several decades. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight.