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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Candidates adjust to earlier political calendar
    The rules are different this election year and many dates on the campaign calendar have been moved up; that's left the candidates scrambling to gain ground 10 months before Election Day.6:20 a.m.
  • Lawmakers holding hearing on state's verification problems
    At the state Capitol Tuesday, lawmakers will have their first chance to ask questions about the state's employment verification problems and Lookout Services, a Texas contractor hired by the state to check the immigration status of new hires.7:20 a.m.
  • Commentator Peter SmithIce shacks ease marital stress
    Here we are in the dead of winter -- a season that can be tough on Minnesota marriages. But essayist Peter Smith says relief may be as close as the nearest ice fishing shack.7:40 a.m.
  • Monday Market report with Chris Farrell
    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.
  • KARE 11 faring OK with Leno ratings
    NBC is trying to repair its low ratings at 9 p.m. by canceling Jay Leno's new prime-time show and moving him back to late night. The change at NBC are being prompted in large part by local NBC affiliate stations, who have seen a sharp drop in viewers for their local news since Leno became the lead-in show, but that hasn't been as big a problem in the Twin Cities.8:35 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Earthquake Leaves Haiti's Government In Shambles
    When the earthquake hit Haiti last week, it collapsed buildings and killed tens of thousands of people. Among the casualties: Haiti's seat of government and an unknown number of officials. Interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime says despite the problems, Haiti is being governed by Haitians.
  • Tribulations Of A Disaster Medical Team In Haiti
    U.S. government disaster medical teams continue to face major obstacles getting doctors and nurses into the scene of last week's earthquake. Part of a team was stranded at a staging area Monday because drivers said it was quitting time and refused to take the doctors into central Port-au-Prince. Overall, these disaster medical teams have been stymied by a lack of sufficient security to escort them to the wounded and dying.
  • Aid To Haiti Moves Though Dominican Border Town
    Some of the aid to Haiti is moving over land from the neighboring Dominican Republic. At the main border crossing, there is a staging and planning area. Supplies are stacked up and ready to be transported to Haiti. However, a bottleneck is blocking supplies from getting to the earthquake victims.
  • Debt Repayment Plan Sparks Fiery Debate In Iceland
    Last week, Iceland's president refused to sign a controversial bill to repay a $5 billion debt to Britain and the Netherlands, incurred when three Icelandic banks went belly up in October 2008. Now, the public may get to vote in a referendum.
  • Advocate For People With Mental Illnesses Dies
    Judi Chamberlin took her inspiration from the heroes of other civil rights movements to start something she liked to call "Mad Pride" — a movement for the rights and dignity of people with mental illness.
  • Pride And Privilege — And Prejudice — On Stage
    In U.S. dramas, African-Americans are often limited to portraying impoverished characters, like slaves or street thugs. So Lydia Diamond wrote a play about the opposite: An extremely wealthy black family vacationing on Martha's Vineyard.
  • It's Taking Time, But More Relief Teams Enter Haiti
    The U.S. military is landing more troops in Haiti. They're straining against some of the same problems as civilians: a damaged airport and a closed port. After a string of delays, an emergency medical team finally set up a field hospital Monday night. Meanwhile, some Haitians are seeking help across the border in the Dominican Republic.
  • Confronting The Affordability Gap In Health Care Bills
    It doesn't seem likely that House Democrats will get the government-sponsored health insurance plan they want as part of a final health overhaul bill. What they're arguing for instead is more help for middle-income families to pay for health insurance they'll now be required to purchase. The Senate bill, however, is not as generous.
  • Spain Bears Brunt Of 'Health Tourism'
    Most countries in the European Union offer universal health coverage for their citizens. And when citizens of one EU country travels to or lives in another EU country, they also are covered. Now Spain says that rule is making it a victim of "Health Tourism" as more northern Europeans choose to retire to its Mediterranean coast.
  • Kraft Looks Set To Swallow Up Cadbury
    Board members of the British chocolate maker Cadbury have accepted the offer by American food giant Kraft. If shareholders approve the deal, about $19 billion, it would instantly make Kraft Foods Inc. the world's biggest candy company.

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