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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • ProzacDr. Jon Hallberg: Bad news about depression
    MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talks about a new study on depression and why doctors have such a difficult time diagnosing the mood disorder.4:50 p.m.
  • Mahmoud El-Kati'The Hiptionary' honors African-American linguistic usage
    Mahmoud El-Kati's new book, "The Hiptionary," examines the influence of African-American linguistic usage on U.S. culture.4:54 p.m.
  • Light rail trainSt. Paul to fund additional light rail station
    A surprise offer by St. Paul officials appears to greatly increase the chances for an additional station on the Central Corridor light rail line.5:20 p.m.
  • Seasonal flu shotFall 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.
  • Gov. Tim PawlentyPawlenty unveils two health care initiatives; defends his record
    The Republican governor has been a frequent critic of President Obama's efforts to reform health care at the federal level. Pawlenty tried to demonstrate today how market-driven reform in Minnesota is the better approach.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 'Jaws': Celebrating Sand, Sex And A Really Big Fish
    Forget the Steven Spielberg fish tale. Author Lizzie Skurnick says she'll take Peter Benchley's salty novel — and its swearing sailors — over its cinematic adaptation any day.
  • 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.

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