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Monday In Depth: April 2, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Minnesota's retiring legislators

    Minnesota's legislative retirement list this year, currently at 31, is rather long. We talk with a couple of veterans and a rookie about how they came to their decision and why. We speak with Sen. Linda Higgins, Rep. Nora Slawik and Sen. Al DeKruif.

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  • 10:15 a.m.

    Autism in America: What do the new stats mean for families?

    Autism cases are on the rise again, largely due to wider screening and better diagnosis, federal health officials said Thursday. What does this mean for families with children on the spectrum, and for the kids themselves?

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    Diane Brady on 'Fraternity'

    After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a theology professor at the College of the Holy Cross sought out young black men to integrate into the all-while school. Among them were a future Supreme Court justice and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

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  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.

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