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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • BeaverdanceSome different views of the holidays
    Around this time of year there are almost as many holiday productions in Minnesota as bodies of water, but if you're looking for something a little different, grab yourself an egg nog, we'll take it from here.4:50 p.m.
  • Sam IngramUnemployment extensions confusing for some Minnesotans
    A slew of extensions prolonging federal jobless benefits are coming to an end later this month, and the change is causing confusion for some unemployed Minnesotans, and prompting debate over additional extensions.5:20 p.m.
  • H1N1 leads to jump in pneumonia cases
    H1N1 flu is waning in Minnesota, but the current outbreak caused a lot of severe pneumonia cases -- especially in people who are not normally at risk.5:24 p.m.
  • The dangers of 'cyberchondria'
    As the debate over health care reform plays out, and H1N1 flu continues in the news, more and more people are anxious about their health, and a lot of people are making themselves more anxious by looking for medical sites online.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. In $3B Settlement With American Indians
    The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday a $3 billion settlement with Indian tribes. This marks the end of a 13-year lawsuit brought against the government by Indian tribes over billions of dollars in valuable land and oil royalties.
  • Plaintiff In Indian Case On Settlement
    The federal government announced Tuesday a $3.4 billion settlement with Indian trust account holders after more than a century of mismanaging their money. Elouise Cobell, a lead plaintiff in the long-running lawsuit Cobell v. Salazar, says the settlement means a lot to her, but more for American Indians who have waited a long time for justice.
  • Study: 30 Percent Of Americans Are Caregivers
    A new study says that 66 million Americans provide care for an elderly parent, family member or a disabled child, and that caregiving has become an unpaid, part-time job. On average, caregivers provide 19 hours of help a week, and this causes people to miss work or to quit work altogether.
  • Obama Lays Out Plan To Spur Jobs
    President Obama said the country must spend its way out of the recession and create new incentives for hiring. The remarks came in an economic policy speech at the Brookings Institution.
  • Undertaker Hopes To Revive Kansas Town
    Many small towns across rural America continue to see population declines. But the tiny town of Preston, Kan., is getting help from an unlikely source: An Arizona mortician who has set up shop there and hopes to draw business from a 50-mile radius.
  • High Court Skeptical Of Anti-Fraud Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that tests the constitutionality of a federal anti-corruption law that makes it a crime to deprive shareholders of honest services. The law has been used to prosecute public officials and corporate executives. Opponents argue that the law is too broad.
  • American Woman Seeks Justice, Chinese Style
    Despite legal reforms, China still retains the practice of petitioning, in which aggrieved citizens petition higher authorities to overturn local government decisions. For the past year, one American woman living in China has sought vindication for her Chinese fiance.
  • Letters: Zou Zou, Miles Davis
    Michele Norris and Robert Siegel update a story reported Monday, on safety concerns about the must-have toy of the 2009 holiday season. They also correctly identify the composer of the jazz piece Nefertiti.
  • The Unexamined Life Examined In 'Mrs. Bridge'
    Best-selling mystery novelist James Patterson may be known for his thrillers, but the little book that profoundly influenced his writing was far less conspicuous. Mrs. Bridge, the tale of a Kansas City husband and wife, would stay with him forever.
  • Amid Scandal, Tiger Woods Merchandise Loses Luster
    In his article Tiger for Sale, on the Daily Beast, Duff McDonald explores the impact the Woods scandal is having on the golf champion's memorabilia market and on his merchandise in toy stores. McDonald says Woods action figures at some retailers were selling at 33 percent less than their regular price.

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