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Monday, September 30, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • MNsureMNsure to debut Tuesday afternoon
    Uninsured Minnesotans eager to check out health care coverage may have to wait just a little bit longer. The website for MNsure, the state's new online insurance marketplace, is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, but officials say it may not be available to the public until the afternoon.4:51 p.m.
  • Colin Mansfield is bankruptBankruptcy filings drop as Americans shed debt
    Bankruptcies have been on the decline in Minnesota since spiking during the recession. The reasons for the drop are complicated -- and they're less tied to a recovering economy than you might think.4:54 p.m.
  • Federal shutdown would send home thousands of workers in Minnesota
    Thousands of federal employees in Minnesota could be sent home if the federal government shuts down over opposition to a continuing resolution to fund government operations without changes to the Affordable Care Act. For the short-term, a shut down would mean little more than political theater, but a prolonged impasse could hurt the U.S. economy.5:20 p.m.
  • Scott DomeierFormer archdiocesan accountant: Church paid priests despite sexual misconduct
    A former top accountant for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis claimed Monday that the church has made payments to nine priests despite their sexual misconduct.5:24 p.m.
  • Would money make Minnesotans recycle more?
    Minnesota's recycling rates have been lagging in the past few years, and the state's considering whether money would change people's habits.5:44 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Hours From Shutdown, Senate Says No To House Plan
    With hours left before a government shutdown, the Senate reconvened this afternoon and promptly said no to the latest House plan to delay the Affordable Care Act in exchange for funding the government.
  • Rep. Roe: 'We're Not Interested In A Shutdown'
    Melissa Block speaks with Congressman Phil Roe, a House Republican and member of the Tea Party Caucus. He says he's no fan of the healthcare law — but he doesn't want to see a government shutdown either.
  • What Happens To The Economy If The Government Shuts Down?
    Most analysts are predicting that a shutdown of the federal government will not last long. But there's no guarantee, and the mere possibility that a shut down might drag on was enough to push down the stock market today. It's one of many possible economic impacts a shutdown might have.
  • Turkish PM Pushes Reforms For Religious Minorities, Kurds
    Turkey's prime minister announced Monday a long-awaited package of democratic reforms for parliamentary approval, including language and political rights long sought by Turkey's Kurdish minority. The package would also end a legal ban on women wearing headscarves in certain state institutions, and make goodwill gestures toward religious minorities. Kurds say the program doesn't go far enough, but analysts hope the moves will keep a fragile Turkish-Kurdish peace process alive.
  • Did The Cat Eat Your Gymsuit? Then These Books Are For You
    Lizzie Skurnick has written for and about teens, and now she's venturing into publishing, with a new imprint dedicated to beloved and forgotten young adult novels. Skurnick says classic YA isn't just about fluffy romance; these are books about real life, which deserve to be preserved and celebrated.
  • Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You
    NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting are documenting just how vivid the typical person's digital picture has become — and how easy it can be for others to see it.
  • A History Of Love Gone Wrong, All In One Croatian Museum
    From furry handcuffs to a toy bunny that a couple once shared, the Museum of Broken Relationships is filled with artifacts of romances that didn't quite work out.
  • Remembering Marcella Hazan, Who Brought A Taste Of Italy To America
    Hazan, who died Sunday at age 89, helped revolutionize how Americans cook and appreciate Italian food. Ironically, Hazan — a biologist by training — had little interest in cooking until she met her husband, who became an indispensable partner in crafting her cookbooks.
  • Obama On The GOP: 'I Shouldn't Have To Offer Anything'
    In an interview with NPR, President Obama said Republicans can still avert a government shutdown, but when asked if the House has come up with a bill he would approve of, he answered flatly, "No."
  • With Shutdown Looming, Senate Takes Up Stopgap Spending Bill
    As the U.S. government braces for a shutdown, the Senate voted Monday to reject amendments to a stopgap spending bill passed by the House of Representatives that would have delayed the healthcare law for a year and repeal a tax on medical devices, and returned a "clean" continuing resolution that would keep the government open until Nov. 15 — and leave Obamacare intact — to the House.

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