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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Diabetes patientDiabetes juggernaut threatens to overwhelm MN health care system
    Over the past 15 years, the number of Minnesotans with diabetes has grown so fast that state health officials describe the disease as a juggernaut threatening to overwhelm the state's health care system. As bleak as the numbers are, there is some hope. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota have set out to conquer diabetes within 10 years.6:50 a.m.
  • Gov. Mark DaytonVoter photo ID legislation introduced as constitutional amendment
    Gov. Mark Dayton rejected a Republican-backed bill last spring to require Minnesotans to show photo identification to vote. Voter ID supporters have now introduced legislation that would bypass Dayton and allow voters to make the change through a constitutional amendment.7:20 a.m.
  • Artist Dougie Padilla creates loud pieces through meditation
    Artist Dougie Padilla is known for his loud and raucous paintings. He's exhibited his work at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and in museums from Fargo, North Dakota, to Paris, France. But Padilla himself is attracted to the calm and quiet.7:25 a.m.
  • Peter Smith: Settling Iron Range disputes
    Up on the Iron Range, they'll debate just about anything. But the internet is changing how those disputes are settled.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • GOP Rivals Ratchet Up Intensity In S.C. Debate
    Under heavy pressure from his rivals, front-runner Mitt Romney defended his record as a venture capitalist. He also insisted he bears no responsibility for attack ads aired by his allies, and grudgingly said he might release his income tax returns this spring.
  • GOP Keeps Health Care Overhaul Law In Its Sights
    Several steps in the 2010 health care overhaul law have been implement. But what impact will the presidential election and the Supreme Court have on it?
  • The Challenge Of Measuring Relief Aid To Haiti
    U.S. charities have received close to $2 billion to help in Haiti since the earthquake two years ago. But it's not easy to determine exactly how all that money is being spent and what kind of impact it is having.
  • Higher Supply Forecast For Corn Stocks
    The USDA's first crops supply report of the new year surprised some analysts. That's because it didn't lower the estimate for corn in storage. Predictably. that led the commodity to drop about 50 cents a bushel.
  • Deadline Day Arrives For Wisconsin Recall Petitions
    Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker will deliver a truckload of petitions to Wisconsin's elections board Tuesday in an effort to force a recall election. Thousands of volunteers spent the past two months collecting signatures. Talk of recalling the governor began after he stripped most public unions of collective bargaining rights.
  • Italy's Bad Economy Leaves Immigrants Vulnerable
    Immigrants say they face increasing hostility on the streets, and legislation would require the government to deport foreigners who don't have jobs.
  • Is It OK To Leave A Show During Intermission?
    Have you ever gone to a concert or a play and, for whatever reason, just didn't come back after intermission? Some people have no qualms about leaving. Others wouldn't dream of it, no matter how awful the performance.
  • Airbus Leads Boeing In Commercial Aircraft Sales
    The European company Airbus reports it took a record number of orders in 2011 — more than 1,400. The surge was driven by demand for its revamped A-320 aircraft which is supposed to be more fuel efficient. Meanwhile Boeing sold only about 800 aircraft last year.
  • Move Over, Delta: Southwest To Fly Out Of Atlanta
    The discount carrier will start serving the nation's busiest airport in February. But getting passengers to switch from hometown carrier Delta could be a challenge, despite its lower fares.
  • Businesses Show More Confidence In The Economy
    American small business owners say they are growing more optimistic about the economy and their own prospects for success. That's according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Other recent reports also suggest that the economy is continuing to improve.

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