All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • AspirinNew guidelines question once-a-day aspirin intake
    Some medical experts in the U.S. and the U.K., have come to the conclusion that too many people have been taking low-dose aspirin. New guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Health Services Task Force are giving more clarity about who should be taking it.3:50 p.m.
  • Joe NathanLaVelle Neal on the Twins losing closer Joe Nathan
    The Twins defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 in a preseason game in Fort Myers, Fla. on Tuesday. It was a piece of good news in an otherwise gloomy day for fans of the ball club. The team announced this morning that All-Star closer Joe Nathan has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow.3:54 p.m.
  • First time back in uniformHow military families cope when parents come home injured
    A recent study shows the longer military parents are deployed, the more likely it is their children will have difficulties at school and at home. It's especially traumatic when children welcome home a parent with injuries.4:50 p.m.
  • Denny HeckerHecker faces more charges in fraud case
    Former Minnesota auto mogul Denny Hecker faces eight additional counts of wire fraud and new bankruptcy fraud charges in an alleged multi-million dollar scheme to defraud lenders, according to a new indictment returned Tuesday by a federal grand jury.4:55 p.m.
  • Flat-screen TVPawlenty's Moose Lake plan a 'Cadillac?'
    Lawmakers are debating a $1 billion public works borrowing bill which includes money for expansion of the Moose Lake sex offender treatment facility, which is one of Gov. Pawlenty's priorities. Some critics say the governor is proposing a "Cadillac plan" for the facility.5:20 p.m.
  • AspirinNew guidelines question once-a-day aspirin intake
    Some medical experts in the U.S. and the U.K., have come to the conclusion that too many people have been taking low-dose aspirin. New guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Health Services Task Force are giving more clarity about who should be taking it.5:24 p.m.
  • Williams trialViking Kevin Williams takes the stand in NFL case
    The defensive lineman today said the NFL did not notify him in a timely manner about a drug test or keep the results private.5:51 p.m.
  • Joe NathanLaVelle Neal on the Twins losing closer Joe Nathan
    The Twins defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 in a preseason game in Fort Myers, Fla. on Tuesday. It was a piece of good news in an otherwise gloomy day for fans of the ball club. The team announced this morning that All-Star closer Joe Nathan has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow.5:54 p.m.
  • First time back in uniformHow military families cope when parents come home injured
    A recent study shows the longer military parents are deployed, the more likely it is their children will have difficulties at school and at home. It's especially traumatic when children welcome home a parent with injuries.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Cost Of Medical School Rises In Recession
    A New Jersey family is struggling to pay for their daughter's medical school education. They know that the average doctor graduates with about $150,000 of student loans, and wonder how they're ever going to pay it.
  • States Weigh Four-Day School Week To Cut Costs
    Legislation being proposed in many states would change the school week from five days to four. As states fight to balance their budgets amid the recession, they are looking for ways to save money. Mike Griffith, the senior school finance analyst for Education Commission of the States, offers his insight.
  • Official Condom Design: New York's New Sex Symbol
    You've heard of official state flowers, but an official condom? New York City's health department, which distributes 40 million free condoms a year, held a contest for a new limited-edition wrapper. The winning design, announced Tuesday, will likely become one of the most recognized logos in New York.
  • For Quake Scientists, Chile Becomes A Unique Lab
    Following the massive earthquake that struck on Feb. 27, scientists have flocked to Chile with the goal of picking up enough clues to one day predict when the next big one will strike.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Explained
    Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy has taken off among elite professional athletes with painful bruises and money to spend. Dennis Cardone, associate professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU's Langone Medical Center, discusses how PRP works and its effectiveness.
  • Charities Spend Millions On Census Outreach
    Charitable foundations and nonprofits are taking an unusually active role this year in trying to get an accurate census count. They say the people they serve have the most to benefit but are also among the least likely to participate. One group has created a mobile phone application designed to encourage Latinos to fill out the forms.
  • In Florida, Gay Adoption May No Longer Be Banned
    Florida is the only state with an outright ban against adoptions by gay people, but that may not be true for long. State courts have overruled Florida law in three cases and approved gay adoptions. The state, however, has appealed the court rulings and says it will continue to fight to uphold the law.
  • Examining Rahm Emanuel's Role
    Recent news articles about White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have portrayed him alternately as someone whose advice President Obama should take more or as the man responsible for recent missteps on health care and Guantanamo Bay. John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate.com, offers his insight.
  • Letters: Carp, Tourism, 'Hurt Locker'
    The Israeli Embassy responds to the story on the tariffs on Asian carp, and listeners respond to the U.S. effort to jumpstart tourism and the story on the Oscar-winning movie The Hurt Locker. Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Students 'Stand And Deliver' For Former Teacher
    Former students of Jaime Escalante, the math teacher portrayed in the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver, are raising money for the man who worked tirelessly to teach them what he believed was the portal to success.

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