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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Red PlanetModern bands make big statements at Twin Cities Jazz Festival
    Jazz drummer Jay Epstein has heard people say that the music hailed as America's art form is dead -- or that many think jazz is stuck in the past. But he's not buying it.3:52 p.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:47 p.m.
  • Rallying for health careMinn.'s health care left largely intact by high court's ruling
    Today's ruling by the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act is only a way station in the law's history. The decision provides certainty that federal health care passes constitutional muster, but it remains to be seen whether it passes muster with the voters and their officials following the election.5:17 p.m.
  • Miller CreekAfter flood, Duluth returning to normal
    Last week, Duluth was a city in shock. Unprecedented flooding had washed through town, ripping streets to shreds, carrying cars away, and even taking a small boy on a terrifying ride in a culvert. So what's it like in Duluth today? For the most part, life in the city has returned to normal.5:41 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Cheers, Jeers Outside Court After Health Care News
    Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act. The scene outside the court as the decision was unveiled was lively and impassioned.
  • Local Health Care: The Law's Impact On States
    The Supreme Court's ruling that upholds the federal health law leaves many states prepared to implement the Affordable Care Act. The ruling also made an expansion of Medicaid optional for states. NPR's Julie Rovner talks to Audie Cornish what the decision will mean for states.
  • Obama Hails Health Care Decision As 'A Victory'
    After the Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act was constitutional, the president gave his response. In his speech, he called the landmark decision "a victory for people all over this country."
  • GOP Projection: The Problem With Health Care Ruling
    Melissa Block talks with GOP Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, a congressman from Illinois, about why he says the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act is not a victory for Americans, as the president claimed Thursday.
  • The Reaction In Florida: From Protesting To Partying
    The Supreme Court's decision to uphold nearly all of the federal health care law produced very different reactions in Central Florida. Josephine Mercado, the founder of a health care nonprofit, says she plans to party. But congressional hopeful Todd Long says it's a blow to Americans' freedom.
  • How One Patient's Health Care Outlook Has Changed
    Melissa Block talks with Shawn Pollack of Oshkosh, Wis., who says he's a "healthy young guy" who only qualifies for expensive insurance because he's considered high risk. He talks about the headache his health coverage has been since he was laid off in 2009, and what today's ruling could mean for him and people like him.
  • Republicans Say Health Care Fight Still Has Life
    Congressional Republicans promised to continue efforts to repeal the federal health care law, in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's unexpected validation of it.
  • Political Diagnosis Post-Health Care Decision
    NPR's Mara Liasson talks with Melissa Block about the politics of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
  • Insurance Industry Tries To Swallow Health Care Law
    David Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna Corporation, talks with Audie Cornish about the practical implications of having the Affordable Care Act upheld. Cigna is one of the biggest health care companies in the country, insuring more than 11 million people.
  • Cooler Temperatures Mean Better News For Colorado
    In Colorado, there is some optimism amid the ruins of hundreds of homes destroyed by a wildfire. Since Saturday, the Waldo Canyon fire has scorched an area about four miles wide by seven miles long. The weather Thursday has improved for fire crews.

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