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Friday, October 25, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mark DaytonGov. Dayton defends MNsure from critics, potential challengers
    Dayton put MNsure on the fast-track when he took office in 2011, but was far from a public cheerleader at the outset. He's clearly gotten more comfortable with the plan, but his recent comments are also a response to a brewing political battle over the exchange in next year's gubernatorial race.5:20 p.m.
  • Veterans marchVeterans march to raise awareness of military suicides
    According to data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, between 18 and 22 veterans across the country die from suicide every day. The study is based on numbers from fewer than half of U.S. states. Researchers say the government's treatment programs have led to improvements, but that the agency needs to do more to prevent military suicides.5:24 p.m.
  • Cube Critics: Redford doesn't need words to impress in 'All is Lost'
    Robert Redford's quiet performance in 'All is Lost' left Stephanie Curtis speechless this week. And Euan Kerr navigates the darkness of "The Counselor."6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Will Spying Tank U.S.-Europe Relationship?
    Another day, another round of controversy about the NSA surveillance of foreign leaders. Will the White House have a response to the outrage voiced by Europeans and others?
  • Week In Politics: Spying, ACA Rollout And The Va. Governor's Race
    Melissa Block talks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks with The New York Times. They discuss the political fallout from NSA spying on European leaders, as well as the Affordable Care Act's flawed rollout, and the latest in the Virginia governor's race.
  • Gremlins And Glitches: Lexical Queries After HealthCare.gov
    When it comes to describing problems with the Affordable Care Act website, one word has been used a lot: glitches. But does that really capture the major problems with HealthCare.gov? And where does the word come from? Ben Zimmer, executive producer of vocabulary.com and language columnist for The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the word's origins.
  • Little 'Libraires' That Could: French Law Would Keep Amazon At Bay
    A proposed law in France prevents online booksellers like Amazon from pricing books at deep discounts. It's the French government's latest effort to protect the country's many independent bookshops.
  • Fla. Special Election Will Reflect Shutdown's Impact
    The death of Florida congressman Bill Young is likely to lead to the first congressional election in a competitive district following the government shutdown and debt ceiling fight. An election date has not yet been set by Gov. Rick Scott, but could be in March.
  • Tarnished Republican Brand Needs New Sheen Ahead Of Midterms
    This month's partial shutdown of the government and threat to default on U.S. obligations drove a wedge into to Republican Party and damaged the GOP's prospects for 2014 elections as polls show historic levels of voter disapproval.
  • Is It Ever Too Early To Launch A 2016 Presidential Bid?
    Iowa Republicans hold their annual dinner Friday commemorating the life and career of Ronald Reagan, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz as the featured speaker. Cruz is widely viewed as a presidential contender in 2016.
  • Arcade Fire Takes A Dancey Turn Down A Well-Trod Path
    With a new record, the band Arcade Fire is trying to top their 2011 release, which won a Grammy for Album of the Year. Critic Will Hermes says that on Reflektor, they turn to dance music to try to reinvigorate their sound.
  • A School's iPad Initiative Brings Optimism And Skepticism
    Coachella Valley Unified, a predominantly low-income, agricultural school district in California, is giving every student an iPad. The initiative highlights the problems that districts across the country are facing as they attempt to bring personalized, digital learning to their schools.
  • For Obamacare To Work, It's Not Just About The Numbers
    Relatively few people have enrolled in new health insurance plans since the Affordable Care Act exchanges launched this month. But some health care experts say it's early days yet — and that getting the right proportion of healthy, young new enrollees is just as important as how quickly people sign up.

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