Scanning the brain for PTSD Brian Engdahl works at the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis VA and the U of M and he talked with All Things Considered about the implications of new research on post-traumatic stress sydrome and what it means for diagnosis and treatment.3:54 p.m.
Health care debate: Views from Minnesota With the loss of the Senate's filibuster-proof majority as a result of the Senate race in Massachusetts, Minnesota observers assess whether the health care bill has gone from a sure thing to dead on arrival.4:50 p.m.
A busy week in Minnesota governor's race Three days after Norm Coleman decided not to run for governor, DFLer Mark Dayton formally launched his campaign and two former Republicans joined the race as IP candidates.5:20 p.m.
Scanning the brain for PTSD Brian Engdahl works at the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis VA and the U of M and he talked with All Things Considered about the implications of new research on post-traumatic stress sydrome and what it means for diagnosis and treatment.5:54 p.m.
Health care debate: Views from Minnesota With the loss of the Senate's filibuster-proof majority as a result of the Senate race in Massachusetts, Minnesota observers assess whether the health care bill has gone from a sure thing to dead on arrival.6:20 p.m.
Aftershock Provokes More Panic, Looting In Haiti
After waiting for more than a week for relief deliveries that still haven't reached many in the capital, hundreds of desperate Haitians scoured stores in the main commercial district searching for food and items they could sell.
FBI Obtained Phone Records Illegally, Report Says
The FBI illegally obtained thousands of Americans' telephone records during the Bush administration, according to a scathing report released Wednesday by the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General. The report describes how the FBI got them without going through formal channels.
MS Patients May Soon Bypass Painful Injections
About 400,000 Americans have multiple sclerosis, and up until now, the only drugs offered to them to slow the course of the disease had to be injected or dripped into a vein. But soon, it seems, they will have an alternative to this painful regimen: drugs that can be taken by mouth.
Two Authors, One Legendary New England Connection
If you live in or around Cambridge, Mass., the news this week has marked the end of an era. And no, this isn't about Scott Brown's Senate victory. Two famous writers with local connections have died: Erich Segal and Robert Parker.
More Than 1 Million Homeless After Haiti Quake
More than a week after last week's deadly earthquake in Haiti, more than 1 million people lack shelter. Niurka Pineiro, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, which is heading efforts to set up temporary shelters, says it's difficult to set up tent camps because the government doesn't want some locations to become permanent settlements.
Health Care Faces Uncertain Future
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate won't take action on health care legislation until the new GOP senator from Massachusetts takes his seat. But Democratic lawmakers are exploring other options, including budget reconciliation.
Economic Collapse Forces Iceland Rethink
With the bursting of the economic bubble in Iceland at the end of 2008, many people have been thrown out of work. Lines now form every week at a soup kitchen that hands out free food, and there is a growing acknowledgment that Icelanders need to get back to their core industries such as fishing and agriculture.
Haiti Quake Highlights Need For U.N. Trusteeship
NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr has a suggestion for how the international community can help Haiti get back on its feet: bring back the U.N. trusteeship. He says the U.S. will undoubtedly bear much of the burden of rebuilding Haiti, but it would be best if the U.S. did it under international supervision.
Dick Armey: Massachusetts Result Not Unique
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey says Republican Scott Brown's victory in the Massachusetts Senate race is not unique, but a reflection of events across the country. The Republican says there is anger at the Democrats and their initiatives, as seen by small-government activists changing the face of elections in Florida and New Jersey.
Axelrod: Party In Power Shares Blame In Mass. Loss
President Obama's political adviser is attributing the Republican victory in the race for the Massachusetts Senate seat to public anger about the state of the economy. But David Axelrod acknowledges that as the party in power, Democrats bear some of the responsibility for the loss.