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Monday, January 17, 2011

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  • Rep. Michele BachmannMore eyes on Bachmann's next visit to Iowa
    When U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks Friday, Jan. 21 at an Iowans for Tax Relief fundraiser in Des Moines, her appearance will garner even more attention than usual.6:20 a.m.
  • Duane and WalterWalker program aims to help with Alzheimer's challenge
    When most institutions talk about accessibility it's about how easy it is to get around their buildings. However the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is working on a different kind of accessibility - programming for people with Alzheimer's and the people who take care of them.7:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Interim Tunisian Government Includes Holdovers
    An interim government has been announced in Tunisia, but key posts remain in the hands of the ruling party of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. After years of living under Ben Ali's feared police squads, Tunisians now look to the army for their safety, and their future.
  • Father Seeks Answers To Son's Role In Afghan Battle
    Dave Brostrom is trying to rewrite history. The former Army colonel is the father of 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom, who was killed in action along with eight other U.S. soldiers in Wanat, Afghanistan, in July 2008. He says the Army's official history of the battle places too much blame on his son.
  • Piers Morgan's London Journalistic Career
    Piers Morgan, the man who is taking over for CNN's Larry King, is known to American viewers almost exclusively as a judge on America's Got Talent. But his British career is one of a tabloid editor who mixed with politicians and celebrities before his disgrace and resurrection as a celebrity interviewer on British television.
  • Golden Globes Honor 'Social Network,' De Niro
    Veteran actor Robert De Niro accepted a lifetime achievement award with some self-deprecating humor and The Social Network, a film about the rise of Facebook, won four prizes at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. Renee Montagne reports.
  • Camden, N.J., Braces For Police, Firefighter Layoffs
    This week, the already-dangerous city will lose 45 percent of its police force due to budget cuts. The police chief says he will realign his force so the public won't notice, but still, some worry about what will happen with fewer workers fighting crimes.
  • Depression On The Rise In College Students
    Researchers say severe mental illness is more common among college students than it was a decade ago, with most young people suffering depression and anxiety. But recognizing symptoms and encouraging treatment can save lives.
  • Few Opt For Vaccine To Prevent Painful Shingles
    A million Americans get shingles every year, and many are left with pain that lasts months and years after the distinctive red rash goes away. While there's a vaccine to prevent the painful viral infection, only about 10 percent of the 50 million people who should get it actually have.
  • Senators Eye Tariffs Over China Currency
    Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, and some Democratic senators plan to introduce a measure that targets what they consider an undervalued Chinese currency. The relatively cheap yuan makes China's exports cheap and makes U.S. exports comparatively expensive. The measure would impose penalties that include tariffs and would bar Chinese companies from receiving U.S. government contracts.
  • The Future Of Marketing: Ads Get Physical, Digital
    Advertisers still buy highly coveted TV spots during the Super Bowl, but increasingly the consumer connection is made online. From viral Old Spice videos to Volkswagen's "Fun Theory" experiments, marketers are finding creative ways to seek out customers in the digital space.
  • Even Bigger Gulps At Starbucks
    Starbucks will begin offering 31-ounce iced drinks starting in May. They will be called the "Trenta" and will be seven ounces larger than largest cup currently on the menu -- the Venti. The new size will only be available for iced coffee, iced tea, and lemonade.

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