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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Outside her homeFinding a home after foreclosure
    Despite the black marks foreclosures and short sales put on your credit report, in many cases, these financial catastrophes aren't preventing people from finding new housing.6:50 a.m.
  • Ramsey County Attorney Susan GaertnerDFL Gubernatorial candidates stump at State Fair
    Republican and DFL candidates for governor are spending a lot of time at the Minnesota State Fair this year. They're trying to build some early momentum in a contest that won't be won for another 14 months.7:20 a.m.
  • Researchers' efforts helping revive prairie chicken population
    Prairie Chickens nearly disappeared from the Minnesota landscape as prairie habitat became farmland, but the birds are making a comeback on the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge near Crookston.7:25 a.m.
  • Dominic PapatolaAn overview of Broadway shows coming to the Twin Cities
    The Broadway musical "Mary Poppins" flies into the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis for a two-week visit beginning tomorrow evening. That opening night marks the beginning of the touring theater season for the Twin Cities.8:25 a.m.
  • Rubio not playing for Wolves this season
    Minnesota Timberwolves fans will not get a chance to see Spanish teenage basketball sensation Ricky Rubio playing NBA games at the Target Center in Minneapolis next season.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Taking Doctors' Profits Out Of Medical Care Decisions
    In the current health care system, doctors profit from each procedure they order. Some lawmakers want any health care overhaul to add incentives for doctors to value quality over volume. Others say incentives for cutting costs should target the patients instead.
  • Could Lawsuit Curbs Pave Way For Health Care Deal?
    The GOP has long said that many of the ills of the nation's health care system can be remedied with a cap on medical malpractice suits. Democrats say limits on pain and suffering awards are not the answer. Could a compromise save the president's health care initiative?
  • 'Vanity Fair' Profiles Former Treasury Head Paulson
    When Henry Paulson became Treasury secretary in 2006, the economy was humming along. Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair began interviewing Paulson in 2007. During a series of eight interviews, the economy became a crisis. Purdum talks with Ari Shapiro about the interviews, which are the basis for his article "Paulson's Longest Night," which is in the new issue of Vanity Fair.
  • Akron, Ohio, Still Home For LeBron James
    The basketball superstar appears as dedicated to his hometown as he is to becoming the world's first billionaire athlete. He still lives nearby with his high school sweetheart. James says Akron remains integral to who he is — and has helped him get to where he is today.
  • Lobbyists Campaign For Their Health Care 'Reform'
    There are many people trying to influence the debate on overhauling health care. Washington lobbyists are pushing the interests of health insurance companies, drug companies, hospitals and many more. Lobbyist Paul Lee, a founder of Strategic Health Care, talks with Ari Shapiro about the debate over changing the health care system.
  • Grass-Roots Volunteers Push Obama's Health Agenda
    Opinion polls show President Obama has lost significant ground in his campaign to overhaul the nation's health care system. In Florida, the president's grass-roots group, Organizing for America, is out in force, hoping to help make up some of that lost support.
  • Survey: Workers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage
    A study surveyed more than 4,000 workers in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Among the findings: one of four workers was paid less than the legal minimum wage, which is $7.25 an hour. Sixty percent of workers were underpaid by more than $1 an hour. The violations are most common in garment manufacturing and private household work, but they're also widespread in the restaurant and retail industry.
  • Lose Your Job? Follow Your Passion Instead
    Two of the many Americans who lost jobs this year decide to do what they really love rather than seek the same work. Jamie Rubin went from working as a Web producer to designing clothing. Brian Zeno went from salesman to rock band manager.
  • EBay To Sell 65 Percent Of Skype
    Internet auction house eBay is selling control of Skype for about $2 billion. Under the deal, eBay will retain ownership of about one-third of the online telecommunications unit. Skype has more than 400 million customers who use it to make mostly international calls. Calls between Skype users are free.
  • Ugandan Gorillas Can Be Your Facebook Friends
    Ugandan wildlife officials hope to raise funds by allowing Web surfing wildlife fans to track gorillas on social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace. The gorillas live in a national park in Uganda. Officials say funds would go toward more rangers, and more land to secure the gorillas' habitat.

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