Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Dairy cliff: Milk prices could double without new farm bill Because Congress failed to pass a new farm bill, price levels for milk are set to expire at the end of the year. If that happens, the price of milk will nearly double. 3:50 p.m.
The Cube Critics: 'This is 40,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Rust and Bones' It should be an action-filled weekend for films, with a blockbuster musical that's been adapted into a blockbuster movie, a love story involving a marine animal trainer and a street fighter, and the latest Judd Apatow flick about life at 40. 3:54 p.m.
Initial response may have hurt chances of capturing Cold Spring cop killer Police missed their best chances to catch the Tom Decker's killer in the minutes, hours and days following the shooting of the Cold Spring police officer, according to several people in the criminal justice system who have watched the case unfold. 4:50 p.m.
MN Orchestra re-opens negotiation talks, cancels concerts Management at the Minnesota Orchestra on Friday cancelled all concerts through Feb. 10, but also offered locked-out musicians dates to talk without pre-conditions. 4:54 p.m.
Minn. DC delegation on gun control, NRA proposal A week after a gunman killed 26 students and teachers in Newtown, Conn., lawmakers in Washington are starting to think about proposals for how to stop future rampages. 5:20 p.m.
PoliGraph: Little evidence to support Cornish's gun claims Rep. Tony Cornish says a law allowing teachers to carry guns would put Minnesota in line with other countries and states. There's little evidence to support those claims. 5:24 p.m.
PoliGraph: Ellison Social Security claim inconclusive Rep. Keith Ellison says a fiscal cliff proposal that would slow the growth of spending on Social Security would mean big cuts to benefits. If approved, it's difficult to say exactly how much of a cut would happen per beneficiary. 5:26 p.m.
Dairy cliff: Milk prices could double without new farm bill Because Congress failed to pass a new farm bill, price levels for milk are set to expire at the end of the year. If that happens, the price of milk will nearly double. 5:50 p.m.
Light in the Darkness: Abbie Betinis writes a new Christmas Carol for troubled times Composer Abbie Betinis and Friends perform a new carol for 2012 5:55 p.m.
The Cube Critics: 'This is 40,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Rust and Bones' It should be an action-filled weekend for films, with a blockbuster musical that's been adapted into a blockbuster movie, a love story involving a marine animal trainer and a street fighter, and the latest Judd Apatow flick about life at 40. 6:25 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
One Week After Newtown Shootings, The Sound Of A Nation In Mourning
A week later, states across the U.S. remembered the victims of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., on Friday morning. Many church and government buildings also tolled bells in their honor. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have more.
NRA: 'Only Thing That Stops A Bad Guy With A Gun Is A Good Guy With A Gun'
The normally strident National Rifle Association remained largely silent for nearly a week after the Newtown shootings. That ended on Friday, with a news conference that the group promised would unveil ideas to make sure such a thing would not happen again.
Week In Politics: Newtown, Fiscal Cliff, John Kerry
Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Matthew Continetti, editor of the Washington Free Beacon. They discuss the Newtown, Conn., shootings, the fiscal cliff, and Sen. John Kerry's nomination to Secretary of State.
Failure To Avert Fiscal Cliff Could Damage World's Confidence In U.S.
Business leaders are watching the fiscal cliff negotiations with keen interest. They worry that failure to reach a deal will have painful consequences for their companies and the economy. But they also know there is still time.
Japan's Economic Woes Offer Lessons To U.S.
Japan's economy was a world beater in the 1980s. But the country has now gone through two tough decades and there's no end in sight. What lessons might it hold for the U.S. as it confronts the "fiscal cliff"?
Killer's DNA Won't Explain His Crime
Sandy Hook and other mass killings have left people wondering how someone could engage in such behavior. Scientists say that genes can indeed predispose a person to mental illness or violence. But genetic variants alone can't explain why someone commits mass murder.
Australians Urge U.S. To Look At Their Gun Laws
After a 1996 mass shooting, the country changed its gun laws and the government bought back roughly 20 percent of all guns. Since then, gun violence has been down, and there have not been any mass killings.
Maya Enjoy Tourism Boost From 'End Of The World' Travelers
Many say Dec. 21, 2012, is the day ancient Mayans prophesized the world would end, but scholars say that is not what the calendar said. The day is the end of a cycle in Mayan life, but not the end of the world.
Dismissed Case Raises Questions On Shaken Baby Diagnosis
Kristian Aspelin had one thing in his favor: enough money to pay for medical experts. The experts were able to convince prosecutors that his infant son's death was an accident.
With Two Weeks Left In Regular Season, NFL Playoff Chatter Begins
Robert Siegel talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about playoffs in the National Football League.
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