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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Newzad BrifkiKurdish refugees want visas for relatives, friends who helped US military
    When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, several former Kurdish refugees living in Moorhead volunteered to serve as interpreters and guides for the military. Now they worry about relatives left behind when American troops withdrew.6:15 a.m.
  • Insulin pump peekLiving with diabetes still a challenge
    Advances in diabetes treatment, such as insulin pumps and more accurate glucose monitors, are making it easier for people to manage the disease. But it continues to require a lot of diligence from diabetics and their caregivers.6:45 a.m.
  • Mayor R.T. RybakRybak disputes Dayton claim on stadium development
    Mayor R.T. Rybak continues to believe the current Metrodome site would be a better place to put a new stadium than Linden Avenue.6:55 a.m.
  • Vikings stadiumReport crunches numbers on proposed stadium sites
    A new report that analyzes the return each proposed stadium site would provide shows that the Metrodome may be the best deal for taxpayers, and another Minneapolis site near Linden Avenue the best for the Vikings.7:15 a.m.
  • Basilica rector lays out concerns with Linden Ave. stadium site
    Gov. Mark Dayton is not choosing a specific Vikings stadium site to endorse at least not yet. However, he says that if certain objections can be overcome, the Linden Avenue site in Minneapolis may offer the most promise. Some of the stiffest objections to the site have come from nearby businesses and members of the Basilica of St. Mary.7:20 a.m.
  • Courthouse securityCourthouse security measures evaulated in wake of shooting
    A month after a shooting in a Cook County courthouse, several courthouses statewide have either added security or are considering doing so.7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • S.C. Voters Have 2 Days To Make Up Their Minds
    All the Republican presidential candidates are campaigning in South Carolina Thursday because the primary is on Saturday. Many voters have still not made up their minds which candidate to vote for.
  • Front-Runner Romney Skips Personhood Forum
    A candidate forum was held in Greenville, S.C., Wednesday night, sponsored by the anti-abortion rights group Personhood USA. Participating in the event were Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Rick Perry. Front-runner Mitt Romney did not attend. South Carolina holds its primary on Saturday.
  • How Oklahoma City Avoided Economic Pitfalls
    As the Mayor's Conference takes place in Washington D.C., city governments are dealing with severe problems at home — from high unemployment to funding cuts. Steve Inskeep talks to Mick Cornett, the Mayor of Oklahoma City, about how his city has managed to avoid some of these problems.
  • The Pre-Game Songs That Send Matt Barnes Soaring
    The forward for the Los Angeles Lakers says there's one rapper whose music he counts on to get pumped up before stepping onto the court.
  • Many Older Women May Not Need Frequent Bone Scans
    Many older women currently get scans every two years to check for signs of osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease that can cause painful spine fractures and broken hips. But a new study suggests perhaps half of women over 67 might not need such bone scans more often than every 15 years.
  • Pakistan's Prime Minister Has Rare Day In Court
    The contempt hearing for Pakistan's prime minister has been adjourned until next month. Pakistan's Supreme Court wants him to explain why he refused to reopen an anti-corruption case against the country's president.
  • Egypt's Military Government Quiets Revolutionaries
    It's been nearly a year since the uprising began in Egypt that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. The revolutionaries that started it all are again finding themselves persecuted. The military council that runs Egypt is targeting them, using the court system and prison to shut them up. Unlike a year ago, the revolutionaries can no longer count on much popular support.
  • Kodak Files For Chapter 11 Protection
    In a moved that had been expected, Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday. It raises the specter that the 132-year-old trailblazer could become the most storied casualty of a digital age that has whipped up a maelstrom of economic, social and technological change.
  • U.S. Closes The Book On Toyota's Acceleration Cases
    There's further evidence that electronic throttle systems were not responsible for a number of crashes involving Toyota vehicles in 2009 and 2010. The latest report comes from an independent panel. Following a surge of consumer complaints, Toyota recalled more than eight million vehicles, and its executives testified before Congress.
  • Organic Milk Is Getting Pricier, Harder To Find
    Grocery stores are finding it harder to keep organic milk in stock these days. The tight supply is a result of organic dairy farmers' costs rising while the price they receive for their product remains the same. These economic conditions offer few incentives to dairymen considering entering the organic business.

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