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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Playing cardsBudget cuts may hit rural seniors harder
    In just a couple of decades, nearly 30 percent of the population in some Minnesota counties will be people over 65. Local officials worry about how to reach out to a rural, sometimes isolated population.6:50 a.m.
  • Dr. Pat SchlievertAnalysis of new HIV research from the U of M
    Researchers at the University of Minnesota are planning to conduct more animal trials on a treatment that could help stop the virus that causes AIDS from spreading. An AIDS researcher shares his take on the new research announced yesterday.7:20 a.m.
  • Al FrankenSenate candidates still raking in cash
    As the Senate election trial continues Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman are aggressively trying to add to the more than $11 million dollars they've raised since Election Day.7:25 a.m.
  • Art Hounds: Week of March 5
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside our own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on this weekend.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • White House Takes On Health Care Overhaul
    President Obama hosts the White House Forum on Health Reform Thursday. The last time Democrats tried to overhaul the nation's health care system was in 1994.
  • Health Care Costs Bite Big Into Paychecks
    Rising health care costs may be taking a bigger bite out of workers' take home pay than many realize. That's something the White House hopes to correct as it lays the ground work for revamping the health care system.
  • Afghan Border Police Make Progress, Slowly
    Afghanistan's border police are the first line of defense against insurgents along the country's border with Pakistan. U.S. soldiers are trying to help improve the understaffed and undertrained force, but corruption and tribal ties are impeding progress.
  • Flying Dutchman Is Climate Treaty Cheerleader
    New international climate talks will take place in Copenhagen this December. The man in charge of those talks is in Washington, trying to drum up enthusiasm for a new global warming treaty. His nickname could be the Flying Dutchman, as he travels the world, trying to forge a climate deal that would replace the current ineffective climate treaty, which was negotiated in Kyoto, Japan.
  • What's Behind The Snore? Sagging, Floppy Tissue
    The older you get, the more likely you are to snore. One reason is that as we age, the tissue in the roof of the mouth starts to sag. There are other reasons behind snoring — like a big uvula and fat pads in the throat. But the good news is, there are lots of remedies to silence your snore.
  • Curing A Kid's Snore May Bring Behavior Benefits
    Children who are habitual snorers are two to three times more likely than non-snorers to suffer the kinds of behavior and learning problems more typically associated with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
  • Merrill Lynch Executives Subpoenaed Over Bonuses
    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has subpoenaed seven former Merrill Lynch executives. The seven received bonuses of $10 million or more. The bonuses were given just before Merrill reported nearly $30 billion in losses for the year. Cuomo wants to know when the bonuses were set, and whether they violated any securities laws.
  • Study: More Home Mortgages Are Upside Down
    New numbers from the real estate tracking firm First American CoreLogic show that more than 8 million mortgage holders in the U.S. are underwater. That means they owe more on their homes than what they are worth.
  • Restaurant's Daily Special Tied To 'Big Board'
    Restaurants are doing anything to keep people coming in to eat. Some are trying special pricing or discounts for paying cash. In Seattle, one restaurant owner is pegging the price of the daily special to the stock market.
  • India's Ruling Political Party Buys 'Slumdog' Theme
    Some in India initially saw Slumdog Millionaire as an insult, because the movie highlights India's impoverished slumdwellers. After it won so many Academy Awards, that changed. India's leading political party has bought the rights to the film's theme song. Translated, the song's title "Jai Ho" means let there be victory. Not a bad theme song for politicians heading into a big general election.

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