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Monday, November 30, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Flu shotNew Zealand offers clues to H1N1's future
    The Health Department believes the H1N1 virus could return later this winter and cause another wave of illness, but multiple H1N1 waves did not occur in the southern hemisphere's flu season this year.6:20 a.m.
  • GOP candidates for governorGOP candidates outline budget balancing measures
    State finance officials will release the latest budget forecast Wednesday and if the current economic situation holds, the state is expected to see another deficit.7:20 a.m.
  • Retailers hoping for a big Cyber Monday
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell gives a preview of the week on Wall Street, and analyzes what's happening in the economy in the upper Midwest.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Zardari Called On To Relinquish Powers In Pakistan
    There has been a change in Pakistan's nuclear command structure. President Asif Ali Zardari has transferred that command from himself to the prime minister. Zardari has come under pressure to surrender sweeping powers that were put in place by former military ruler Gen. Perez Musharraf. Zardari's popularity has waned and opposition leaders are calling on him to relinquish other powers as well.
  • Aid To Pakistan Helps U.S. National Security Interests
    The Obama administration is expected to report to Congress soon on how it plans to spend billions of dollars in newly-approved aid to Pakistan. Officials say they are hoping to help Pakistanis with basic needs — from energy to clean water. The economic assistance is billed as part of the U.S.'s counter insurgency efforts, and that has some aid workers worried.
  • Brazilian Middle Class Expands As Economy Surges
    Under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's economy has surged. His adherence to globalization helped create jobs, and his far-reaching social programs have lowered poverty. Brazilians are more optimistic than ever of breaking the cycle of poverty and inequality that long marked Latin America's biggest country.
  • 4 Police Officers Slain In Wash. Coffee Shop Ambush
    Authorities in Washington state have identified a man with an extensive criminal past as a suspect in the deadly ambush on four police officers. The officers were shot to death at a Tacoma coffee shop while they were working on their laptops at the beginning of the shift.
  • Parents Go On 'Track Watch' After Calif. Teen Suicides
    Parents and volunteers in Palo Alto, Calif., have begun a nightly watch at a railroad crossing where four teens from the same high school have been victims of suicide in the past six months.
  • Media Should Tread Carefully In Covering Suicide
    Suicide clusters, three or more deaths around the same time in a specific location, are rare, but they do occur, largely among teens. Experts say media reaction can play a role in exacerbating or slowing "copycat" behavior by the way they cover the deaths.
  • Dubai Exchange Goes South As Trading Resumes
    Dubai's main stock exchange slid more than 7 percent on the first day of trading since news of its debt crisis. Dubai officials last Wednesday announced that Dubai World, the emirate's investment and development engine, would seek a six-month delay in paying nearly $60 billion in debt.
  • TV Manufacturers Make It Easier To Surf The Web
    Morning Edition technology expert Mario Armstrong talks to Renee Montagne about the merging of television with the Internet. They discuss what it will take to make the Internet the primary way to watch movies and TV.
  • Labrador Retriever Mans Florida Gas Station
    Cody the clerk isn't your typical gas station attendant. He is a chocolate Lab who helps mind the store at a BP gas station and convenience store in Clearwater, Fla. Cody even has his own BP shirt and name tag.
  • Obama Prepares To Announce Afghan War Strategy
    President Obama will address the nation and outline his policy for Afghanistan on Tuesday. Key Senate Democrat Carl Levin of Michigan says the plan to send more troops to Afghanistan must show how those reinforcements will help increase the size of the Afghan security forces.

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