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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Military testingThe new science of PTSD
    The evolving science of PTSD, and how it could help veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.6:20 a.m.
  • Paul SavilleWelcoming a husband home
    As part of our "Red Bulls: Beyond Deployment" series, Morning Edition talks with Dana Saville, a mother of three and wife to a returning Minnesota National Guard solider coming home Iraq.6:50 a.m.
  • Delta merger nearly completeDelta-Northwest merger nearly complete
    With the combination of Delta and Northwest's reservation system, the saga that is the two airlines' merger is nearly complete--and it's gone pretty smoothly.7:20 a.m.
  • Essayist wants peace and quiet from owl
    For some Minnesotans, few sounds are as hauntingly beautiful this time of year as an owl in the night. Others, like essayist Peter Smith, wouldn't mind a little peace and quiet.7:35 a.m.
  • Loved ones recall Ben Larson's last day in Haiti
    The widow and cousin of Benjamin Larson, a seminary student who died in the Haiti earthquake, describe their escape, and their loss.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Europe's Debt Crisis May Saddle Germany
    The huge national debts of Spain, Portugal, Italy and especially Greece are dragging down the Euro; and affecting U.S. stock prices. Shares fell sharply on Wall Street Monday — in large part because of concerns about Europe's debt crisis. The jitters are even affecting Europe's strongest economy Germany, which might find itself expected to bail out its weaker Euro partners.
  • Swamped With Debt, Ireland Faces Years Of Austerity
    Although Britain is not in the Eurozone, it too is massively in debt. Ireland, which does use the Euro, is suffering the hangover from its "Celtic Tiger" days, when its booming economy was the talk of Europe.
  • Declining Greek Economy Fuels Anti-Immigrant Mood
    Seventy percent of migrants entering the European Union arrive through the Greek archipelago. With job opportunities vanishing in northern Europe, more and more immigrants are staying in Greece, even as a weak economy prompts a rising intolerance of foreigners.
  • Skeleton Racer Hopes For Redemption In Vancouver
    Four years ago, U.S. skeleton racer Zach Lund was barred from the Olympic Games in Italy after testing positive for a banned drug, used in hair loss medication, that officials said could be used to mask steroids. The drug was taken off the banned list in 2008.
  • When The Layoffs Come, Everything Must Go
    Being laid off isn't easy; but being laid off and watching the office move on like your time there never existed is excruciating. This is Marc Kevin Hall's story.
  • Last Man Laid Off Says Goodbye To Merged Company
    Commentator Marc Kevin Hall describes his last few months on the job that he was just laid off from. He was one of a handful of employees kept on to wrap things up after a big corporate consolidation. After the merger, his job was eliminated.
  • Sen. Ben Nelson To Help Thwart Labor Nominee
    The Nebraska Democrat says he will join with Republicans to oppose the nomination of Craig Becker to serve on the National Labor Relations Board. Nelson is the first Democrat to come out against the nomination. His decision likely means that Democrats cannot find the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster of the nominee.
  • Safety Risks At Regional Airlines Detailed By PBS
    The crash of Continental Flight 3407 last February — in which 50 deaths were attributed to pilot error — sparked an inquiry that found safety problems. Among them: long hours and low pay at regional carriers, where some pilots become captains with less than a year of experience.
  • Rep. Murtha Remembered As Military Advocate
    Democratic Congressman John Murtha died Monday at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., after complications from gallbladder surgery. He was 77. Murtha represented southwestern Pennsylvania for 36 years. Most of that time he was the top Democrat on defense appropriations — moving billions of dollars and sending as much as he could to his home district.
  • Nissan Returns To Profit In 3rd Quarter
    Nissan announced that it had turned a profit during the last fiscal quarter. That news has improved Nissan's financial outlook for the rest of the year. The company had projected that it would lose money.

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