Commentary: Minnesota men are about to change wardrobes Sooner or later, our recent run of warm weather will run out. And with late autumn will come the annual changing of the wardrobe for a certain class of Minnesota men. Northwoods fashionista and Morning Edition commentator Peter Smith reports on what looks are "in" this season.7:45 a.m.
Waseca mayor sets the record straight on Skilling If you were listening to Morning Edition yesterday, your ears may have perked up when you heard the first line of a story from National Public Radio reporter Wade Goodwin. He said former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling was in a prison in Waseca, Minnesota. But he isn't in a prison in Waseca.8:25 a.m.
Willie Murphy refuses to be pigeonholed Minneapolis rhythm and blues living legend Willie Murphy has a new double CD coming out Tuesday. However, he uses the word new in quotes, for some of the material was recoded 30 years ago.8:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Vegas' Massive City Center Project On Hiring Spree
The $9 billion MGM Mirage City Center in Las Vegas is undertaking what could be the largest private job creation effort in the country: 12,000 workers to staff the enormous development. But the economic impact of City Center won't be as big as many might think.
For Some Chinese Migrants, A Fruitful Homecoming
The global recession put an estimated 20 million of China's migrant laborers out of work. Most had moved to the coast for jobs that disappeared. Beijing feared unrest, inland areas have absorbed some of the surplus labor.
Poles Embrace The Good Life, Post-Communism
Two decades after striking shipyard workers in Poland helped to spark the end of communism, many Poles today — especially the young — are enjoying the fruits of capitalism. Since joining the EU in 2004, Poland has developed the most dynamic economy in Eastern Europe.
Will Tamiflu Shortage Drive U.S. To India's Version?
With demand for the swine flu vaccine outpacing supply, the CDC says it's open to considering importing a generic flu drug from India. There's just one problem: The brand-name drug is still under U.S. patent. The company's chairman says he just wants to help.
Gay-Rights Groups See Gains In House Health Bill
There are several pieces of health care policy that gay-civil-rights groups have sought for years, but without success. The House health bill passed Saturday includes provisions that would end a tax penalty for same-sex couples and would prevent denial of health care based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
AIDS Patients Now Living Longer, But Aging Faster
Before 1996, when new AIDS drugs were introduced, life expectancy was 18 months post-diagnosis. Now, AIDS patients regularly live for decades with the disease. But as these patients live longer, unanticipated side effects — caused by the disease itself, medications to treat it or both — introduce a new set of maladies.
Google to Buy AdMod For $750M
Google announced Monday it is buying AdMob, which sells targeted ads on Web sites that are tailored for cell phones. Google is paying about $750 million for AdMob though the total market for mobile advertising this year was only about $400 million.
Bear Stearns Case Goes To Jury
The trial of two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers has gone to the jury. Matthew Tannin and Ralph Cioffi are charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy. Investors lost more than $1.6 billion when the two funds managed by Cioffi and Tannin collapsed in the subprime mortgage debacle.
Indiana Clinic Lets Patients Work Off Bills
Maple City Health Care Center in Goshen, Ind., has a unique business plan that allows patients to pay for treatment with something other than money. The clinic's More Than Money program gives patients $10 off their medical bills for each hour they perform community service.
Gamers Line Up For 'Call Of Duty' Sequel
Thousands of videogamers stayed up late Monday to buy — and probably play — a new videogame called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The game, a sequel to one of the most popular first-person shooter games, went on sale at midnight at stores around the country and in the U.K.