MN groups meet on coordinating Hatian help There are many Minnesota nonprofits and churches that have been working in Haiti, and they're waiting to see how they can best help earthquake victims there. A meeting is scheduled today to coordinate efforts.7:40 a.m.
'Crazy Heart' director got a start in Minnesota This weekend Minnesota audiences will get to see "Crazy Heart" a new movie about an aging country musician teetering on the edge of self-destruction, and director Scott Cooper says part of the success of "Crazy Heart" may lie in the Twin Cities.7:45 a.m.
David Carr remembers former Pioneer Press Editor Deborah Howell Deobrah Howell never did hire David Carr to work for her, but the former Pioneer Press editor -- who died earlier this month -- made quite an impression on him. Carr is now a media columnist for the New York times and he'll attend Howell's memorial service today in Washington, DC.8:25 a.m.
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Victims Outnumber Doctors, Relief Assistance
International aid and relief organizations are trickling into Haiti after Tuesday's earthquake. Communication remains severely impaired. Residents are struggling amid the widespread devastation.
Post Quake: Haiti Will Need Funds To Rebuild
Over the last 10 years, the U.S. has sent Haiti more than $16 million in disaster aid. But that didn't make the country better prepared when Tuesday's earthquake struck. Timothy Carney is a former U.S. ambassador to Haiti, and he talks to Deborah Amos about how difficult rebuilding efforts will be there.
Obama, Democrats Eager To Move Past Health Bill
Leaders of organized labor say they'll go along with a plan to tax so-called "Cadillac" health care policies after winning concessions designed to shield middle-class families. Many Democrats in Congress are eager to put the health care fight behind them and go to work on the issue that's uppermost in voters' minds: jobs.
Dramas Resurgent In TV's 10 P.M. Time Slots
Now that NBC is ending Jay Leno's prime-time show, the networks know what doesn't work on television at 10 p.m. — a talk variety show. As NBC scrambles to fill the last hour of its prime-time schedule, network executives, advertising analysts and TV writers were asked how they figure out what to program at 10 p.m.
Skating Championships May Preview Olympic Team
The Winter Olympics are still more than three weeks away but the figure skating competition begins Friday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The event in Spokane, Wash., doubles as the Olympic trials, which means those who do well will be heading to Vancouver. USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan talks to Steve Inskeep about who's expected to shine.
Clock Running Out To Save Haiti's Quake Victims
Medical personnel on the ground in Haiti say time is running out to save people stuck under the rubble — or those who escaped but with serious injuries. Help is on the way. However, logistical nightmares in Port-au-Prince are hampering medical rescue efforts.
Disillusionment Strong In Post-Revolution Ukraine
Ukraine holds its next presidential election Sunday, five years after thousands of Ukrainians protested a tainted vote in what became the Orange Revolution. Ultimately, the results were thrown out and the opposition won the new election. But just a few years later, the revolutionary mood has soured.
Profits Soar For JPMorgan Chase
The banking giant reported better-than-expected fourth quarter profits. JPMorgan Chase announced Friday it earned $3.28 billion during the final three months of 2009. Those earnings came mainly from trading activity and investment banking. The bank also profited from the rally in stock prices over the past year.
Career Coaches Help Minorities On Way To The Top
A mentor who can relate to your background can be useful in helping you get ahead. But that is hard to come by for many entry- and midlevel employees who are minorities. Private minority-run coaching firms are now cropping up to fill the void.
Oscar Mayer Says Goodbye To Wiener Song
The Oscar Mayer Wiener song debuted in 1963, and according to the company's Web site, it's the longest running commercial jingle still in use. The New York Times reports that Oscar Mayer is setting aside the famous tune. It's launching a new $50 million campaign aimed at promoting all its meat products.