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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Tom EmmerEmmer says he would cap Minn. spending if elected
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is betting his campaign on whether Minnesotans will accept a state budget for the next two years that cuts spending on higher education, aid to cities and counties and state agencies.7:20 a.m.
  • Jill HeyHealth reform brings renewed attention to 'shared decision' programs
    One of the changes the federal health reform law calls for programs that increase the collaboration between physicians and patients through what's called, "shared decision-making," and it's already playing out at a clinic in Stillwater.7:25 a.m.
  • NathanVoices of the homeless featured in Mpls. photography show
    A new photography show in downtown Minneapolis lets visitors learn more than usual about the people in the portraits. The exhibition is called "Homeless is my address, not my name."7:45 a.m.
  • Rep. Jim OberstarRep. Oberstar talks pipeline safety
    A pair of serious accidents in recent months have raised new questions about the safety of a key part of our nation's infrastructure -- underground energy pipelines. A gas transmission line ruptured in California last week and killed seven. Oil pipelines have sprung leaks in Michigan and Illinois this year -- and both belong to a company with about 1,400 miles of pipeline in Minnesota. The U.S. House Transportation Committee will have a hearing on pipeline safety in Washington D.C. today.8:25 a.m.
  • Farmers face tricky decision planting sugar beet seeds
    Sugar beet farmers in the Red River Valley are starting the fall harvest, but they're not sure if they'll have seed for next years crop. That's because of a legal dispute over genetically modified seed.8:35 a.m.
  • Provost Tom SullivanMinn. colleges push students to graduate in four years
    Fewer than half of Minnesota's college students earn their degrees in that time and many take five of six years -- if they don't drop out.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Petraeus: U.S. To Pursue 'More Nuanced' Operations In Kandahar
    The top commander in Afghanistan also defends ongoing operations in Marja and discusses corruption in the Afghan government in an interview with NPR's Renee Montagne.
  • Who Is The Tea Party? There's No Short Answer
    Tuesday's primary elections saw the impact of a relatively new force in politics: the Tea Party. Morning Edition takes a closer look at this diverse, amorphous movement. Jonathan Rauch of the National Journal gives Linda Wertheimer a rundown of what the Tea Party really is, and what its decentralized fluid structure means for its future.
  • Drug War Woes Dampen Mexico's Bicentennial Party
    Mexico is marking its 200th anniversary as an independent nation amid much sadness as the country struggles with a wave of drug violence. In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's deadliest city, security concerns are altering the traditional Independence Day celebration.
  • Tea Party Favorite Upsets Del. GOP Senate Primary
    Virtually unknown a month ago, Christine O'Donnell rode a surge of support from Tea Party activists to victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night. The results deal yet another setback to the GOP establishment in a campaign season full of them.
  • Women Outnumber Men Earning Doctoral Degrees
    Women already outnumber men among college undergraduates. They've been earning more masters degrees than men for more than a decade. And according to a new report, they now are earning more doctoral degrees.
  • 'Never Let Me Go': A Tale Of A Challenging Friendship
    Packed with young acting talent, 'Never Let Me Go' is believable and moving. Three friends leave boarding school to face a disturbing fate and navigate a complicated relationship. The mood created by novelist Kazuo Ishiguro is well captured in beautiful but melancholy scenes. (Recommended)
  • Small Businesses Fuss Over Increased Paperwork
    Small business groups lost a round on Capitol Hill Tuesday. A bill to increase lending to small businesses cleared a hurdle in the Senate but an amendment small businesses had supported failed. The amendment would have killed a reporting requirement under the new health care law that significantly increases reporting requirements.
  • 2 Years Ago, Lehman Brothers Filed Bankruptcy
    For the second anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Linda Wertheimer talks to Financial Times editor Peter Chapman, author of The Last of the Imperious Rich, about what happened, what's changed and whether letting Lehman fail was the right thing to do.
  • Study: Video Games Help With Decision Making
    A new study finds that playing action-packed video games help people make fast and accurate decisions. In the journal Current Biology, researchers say video games might be a good way to train people who need to make decisions quickly -- everyone from surgeons to soldiers.
  • Tea Party GOP Senate Candidate Wins Big In Del.
    The tea party movement is celebrating a major victory in Delaware. Conservative Christine O'Donnell has pulled off a stunning upset over nine-term Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican Senate primary. She'll face Democrat Chris Coons in November.

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