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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Will new dietary guidelines make a difference?
    The latest guidelines for what Americans should eat were released this week. They are geared toward battling the obesity epidemic. But when there's such a disconnect between dietary recommendations and what Americans actually eat, will the guidelines make any difference?9:06 a.m.
    Donald Hensrud , MD: Chair of the division of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He's medical editor in chief of "The Mayo Clinic Diet."
    Linda Van Horn: Professor of preventative medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She chairs the advisory committee for the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
    Marianne Smith-Edge: Vice President of Food Safety and Nutrition at the International Food Information Council Foundation. She is past president of the American Dietetic Association.
  • A new drug poses hazards for Minnesota youth
    A new drug is making its way around young people in the state. Known as K2 or Spice, it's a legal herb mixture that has sickened some students in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities who inhaled it. The high is similar to marijuana. The state also reports heroin and prescription drug use is increasing, while signs of meth addiction appear to be declining.9:45 a.m.
    Carol Falkowski: Director of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Division at the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
  • The World Cup: a Minnesota view
    Vuvuzelas, balls that take funny bounces, and one epic goal-tending blunder have marked the first week of the 2010 World Cup. Midmorning looks at what's to come in the tournament, and at the state of soccer in Minnesota.10:06 a.m.
    Brian Quarstad: Founder and editor of the website Inside Minnesota Soccer. He coached club and high school soccer for 18 years.
    Bruce McGuire: Writes the soccer blog Du Nord.
    Mark Wheat: DJ at The Current. And a soccer fan with divided loyalties.

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