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Monday, July 9, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Johnny Clegg'White Zulu' Johnny Clegg mixes music and politics
    Johnny Clegg, who became famous as part of the first successful integrated band in South Africa, will play in Minneapolis this week.6:50 a.m.
  • Congress debates the scope of this year's farm bill
    This week, Congress will again turn its attention to the farm bill. The Senate passed its version of the bill last month. This time, it's the House Agriculture Committee that will begin considering a different draft of the bill that covers farm subsidies and nutrition programs for the poor. Reporter Brett Neely discussed the key issues in the debate with Morning Edition host Phil Picardi.7:20 a.m.
  • Marty KiebkeNew tactics in battle against invasive species in Minn.
    Citizens and local governments are joining the effort to slow the spread of the unwanted plants and animals.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Botswana's 'Stunning Achievement' Against AIDS
    A decade ago, Botswana was facing a national crisis as AIDS appeared on the verge of decimating the country's adult population. Now, the country provides free, life-saving AIDS drugs to almost all of its citizens who need them.
  • GOP To Make 31st Attempt To Repeal Obamacare Act
    Over the past 18 months, the GOP-controlled House has taken 30 floor votes to try to repeal the health care law. The first attempt came on Jan. 19, 2011 just two weeks after the GOP took control of the House. On Monday, a House panel takes up another bill to repeal the law.
  • Justice's New Watchdog Meets Fast And Furious
    Stepping on big toes is pretty much the job description of the Justice Department's Michael Horowitz. He's boss of about 450 employees who sift through allegations of misconduct at Justice, the FBI and ATF. One looming item: a report on the gunrunning operation called Fast and Furious.
  • Federer Picks Up 7th Wimbledon Title
    Roger Federer now shares the Wimbledon men's singles record with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw. Andy Murray had hoped to be the first Briton to win the Wimbledon title in 76 years. Linda Wertheimer talks to Doug Robson, who covered Wimbledon for USA Today, about the tournament.
  • Confusion At The Yogurt Aisle? Time for Probiotics 101
    Beneficial bacteria, or probiotics, help us digest food, make vitamins, and even help protect us from harmful pathogens. But it's not clear which probiotics are helpful.
  • Hospital Makes Nutritious Food More Available
    A surprising number of hospitals continue to host major fast-food restaurants on their premises. In Kansas City, Truman Medical Center is trying to compete with McDonalds' by serving healthier food. In the past, hospitals have been slammed for offering not so healthy choices.
  • Malware Attack Could Hinder Internet Users
    Some Internet users may be out of luck when they try to log on Monday. They're victims of an international malware attack — a malicious software picked up by their computers online over a year ago. The FBI has turned off Internet servers set up as a stop-gap to keep tens of thousands of victims online.
  • Stafford Loans Interest Rate To Remain Steady
    Undergraduate college students will be able to access a certain kind of loan for the low rate of 3.4 percent for one more year. The interest rate on Stafford loans was about to double, but lawmakers reached an agreement recently to keep the rate low. Renee Montagne talks to financial planner Tim Maurer about low-cost student loans.
  • France's Largest Cellphone Network Crashes
    In France, 26 million customers lost mobile phone service for more than nine hours on Friday. France Telecom had crashed. For subscribers, that meant no calls, no texts and no mobile Internet.
  • Campaigns Play The Numbers To Tip Election Favor
    Predicting elections is a game of numbers; the unemployment rate, GDP growth and a president's approval ratings among other numbers. But each campaign must also run the numbers on the voters themselves to find out what kinds of people can be persuaded to come to the polls in November.

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