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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mark DaytonDayton's budget a gamble on his political future
    Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to release his budget proposal on Tuesday, and his key advisers are suggesting that the plan will mark a cultural change in Minnesota government. But Dayton, who has not been shy about calling for higher taxes, will be laying out an agenda that could put him in a politically dicey position.6:20 a.m.
  • The Minnesota CapitolMinnesota Legislature preview for week of January 21, 2013
    MPR's Tim Pugmire joins Cathy Wurzer this morning with a preview of Gov. Mark Dayton's two-year budget proposal, which he will release today, that must solve a projected $1.1 billion deficit in the next biennium.7:24 a.m.
  • Rep. Jean WageniusClimate change is the focus of hearings at Minn. Legislature
    Climate change is the focus of a series of joint hearings this month at the Minnesota Legislature. The first hearing today features a discussion about the impact on groundwater.7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Civil Rights Highlighted On Inauguration Day
    Monday's inaugural ceremonies were smaller and a little more subdued than President Obama's historic celebration four years ago. The coincidence of the King holiday, in the year that marks the 150th anniversary of emancipation, made civil rights a theme throughout the day's events.
  • Republican, Democratic Lawmakers Weigh In On Obama's Speech
    When Monday's swearing-in ceremony was over, President Obama had bison and apple pie with members of Congress at the Capitol. When asked about the inaugural address, some lawmakers played it it safe.
  • Die-Hard Republicans Rankled By Obama's 2nd Term
    As Democrats celebrate President Obama's second inauguration, Republicans are girding themselves for another term of what they view as misguided policies.
  • Under A Cloud Of Austerity, Real Smoke Clouds Greece As Well
    This winter, especially when night falls and the cold worsens, a visible cloud of woodsmoke has hovered over Athens and other Greek cities. That's because many Greeks are now burning wood — in wood-burning stoves or fireplaces — to stay warm instead of paying for increasingly expensive heating oil.
  • Inaugural Balls Celebrate Obama's 2nd Term
    It was a packed house at the Washington Convention Center Monday night, where thousands gathered for two official inaugural balls. The crowd went crazy when President Obama and the first lady arrived.
  • Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Hidden Lives
    The Newsweek editor returns with a list of new reads about people with surprising lives — a CIA investigator, a successful businesswoman who started life as a child soldier, and a private-equity pioneer whose domineering personality drove his loved ones away.
  • Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Download music from folk-country royalty Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, the New York garage band Parquet Courts, gospel star Bishop Richard "Mr. Clean" White, Austin songwriter Amy Cook and the jazz chamber ensemble PROJECT Trio.
  • Global Jobless Rate Could Hit Record High
    The International Labor Organization is forecasting that 202 million people will be out of work around this world this year. Meanwhile, Japan's central bank announced an ambitious monetary policy.
  • This Defense Contractor Has A Green Side
    AeroVironment has an unusual combination of products — military drones and electric vehicle chargers. The company's president acknowledges that some workers are uncomfortable with the company's dual interests, but he doesn't see a conflict.
  • Who Do You Trust With Your Money?
    For the third year in a row, the public relations firm Edelman finds consumers have very little trust in banks or financial services. Despite concerns about privacy, or monopolistic firms, tech remains the most trusted industry worldwide at 81 percent.

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