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Monday, November 11, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Steve McQueenAt the Walker, McQueen says '12 Years a Slave' a story of survival, love and life
    British film director Steve McQueen was in the Twin Cities this weekend to appear at a dialogue at the Walker Art Center, and at a question-and-answer session after a screening in Brooklyn Center.4:49 p.m.
  • Minnesota businesses with small group insurance plans renew early to avoid higher rates
    Numerous Minnesota businesses are joining the ranks of small group policy holders who are renewing insurance plans early to avoid higher insurance rates designed to make insurance more affordable for companies with unhealthy workers.5:20 p.m.
  • St. Jude Medical OCTOptical tech for cardiology treatment expected to boost St. Jude Medical
    Technology from Little Canada-based St. Jude Medical is giving doctors real-time detailed views of the inside of patients' arteries. The system promises to better guide treatment for patients with coronary artery disease. And the company hopes the technology will result in a billion-dollar boost in revenue.5:23 p.m.
  • Vavra at homeAbusive priest hid in plain sight for years, retired quietly to New Prague
    A retired priest who admitted to sexually abusing several young boys and a teenager on a South Dakota American Indian reservation now lives less than a block from a school in New Prague, Minn. Three archbishops and other leaders of the Twin Cities archdiocese kept Clarence Vavra's past a secret, moving him 17 times during his 38-year career. Today, Archbishop John Nienstedt acknowledges that "serious errors were made by the archdiocese in dealing with him," and pledges to disclose the names of other priests who have abused children.5:35 p.m.
  • Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis ChanceryChurch leaders qualify promise to name priests who sexually abused children
    Archbishop John Nienstedt said on Friday that the Twin Cities archdiocese would release names of priests who have sexually abused children. A day and half later, church officials added caveats.5:47 p.m.
  • Vets Curtis Skoog and Robert KrauseVeterans given a voice in Library of Congress collection
    Over coffee and cookies, 11 veterans recently shared stories with volunteers at Paradigm Court Reporting and Captioning. They will become part of the Veterans History Project which includes thousands of accounts, all available on line as transcripts, audio or video.5:55 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Devastation, Looting In The Philippines After Deadly Typhoon
    In the Philippines, thousands are feared dead after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck last week. The destruction from the typhoon, one of the most forceful to make landfall, is enormous.
  • Aid Groups Struggle To Meet Needs After Typhoon In Philippines
    Three days after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged across the central Philippines, devastation remains. An estimated 10,000 people have died with more than 600,000 displaced because of the storm. Robert Siegel talks to Aaron Aspi from the humanitarian aid group World Vision for the latest.
  • In Typhoon-Heavy Western Pacific, Preparation Can Only Go So Far
    Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, destroying whole towns, killing thousands and displacing more than 600,000 people — and it raises questions about emergency policies and realities in Pacific coastal nations.
  • A Few Places Where Government Tech Procurement Works's troubled rollout highlights a systemic problem — the way governments purchase and plan for tech projects. Even President Obama is now calling for procurement reform. But a handful of places are finding ways to solve the problem.
  • Race For Same-Day Delivery Could Be Boon For Cash-Strapped USPS
    Many retailers are interested in speeding up the time it takes for online orders to be delivered to the home. announced today another step in that process. It's partnering with the U.S. Postal Service to do Sunday delivery. The service will be available in New York City and Los Angeles right away and expanded to other cities next year.
  • Share And Share Alike: A Time Of Collaborative Consumption
    From renting lightly used gowns to assembling Ikea furniture, things or tasks can now easily be rented or outsourced. Fast Company writer Danielle Sacks discusses the implications of the sharing economy and where it goes from here.
  • What Today's Online Sharing Companies Can Learn From Napster
    Perhaps no company showed how the Internet could turn sharing into a global phenomenon more than Napster. The music-sharing site upended the record industry. But the industry ultimately survived and free-music Napster did not. What are new businesses doing to avoid the same fate?
  • Will The French Really Pay More for 'Made in France'?
    Like much of Europe, the French economy is still struggling. But a recent poll showed that more than 70 percent of the French were willing to pay more for goods made at home, and the numbers were supported by a strong turnout at a Made in France fair in Paris.
  • Senate Votes To Send A Message Ahead Of Next Year's Election
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is bringing up bills that are putting Republicans on the spot — like a measure to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It's pre-election-year positioning — and Republicans are trying to do the same.
  • Think L.A. Is Bad? Take A Drive Through Traffic-Clogged Lagos
    Traffic jams in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, are legendary. Known as 'go-slows', traffic can be stalled for hours — prime opportunities for hawkers as well as thieves.

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