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Monday, April 8, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Linked InJob applicants and social media: Employers take 'eyes wide shut' approach
    Job candidates might be nervous about efforts by potential employers to look for them on social networking websites like Facebook or Twitter. Unless applicants have strict settings on their social media accounts, they may broadcast revealing details about their lives, including their drinking habits, political views, weight, race and marital status. Such information makes some employers nervous.6:20 a.m.
  • Attorney General Lori SwansonAttorney general questions proposed Fairview-Sanford merger
    Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is raising concerns over the University of Minnesota's plan to acquire Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, which is also in merger talks with rural health care giant Sanford Health.6:50 a.m.
  • The Minnesota CapitolFlurry of budget work to hit Capitol
    With six weeks left in the legislative session, state lawmakers are ramping up their budget work.7:20 a.m.
  • Rally at College of VIsual ArtsAfter outcry and with clock ticking, art college board weighs options
    The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul is set to close this June because of declining enrollment in a tough economy. But a group called CVA Action is trying to mount a rescue mission.7:25 a.m.
  • Violinists Leslie Shank and Elsa NilssonMayor Coleman lobbies SPCO musicians to take deal
    With a season cancellation deadline of 5 p.m. today looming at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is asking players to take another look at management's latest offer.7:40 a.m.
  • Keith DowneyGOP Chair hails new beginning for state party
    A new chairman is taking the reins of Minnesota's troubled Republican party. Former State Rep. Keith Downey was elected by the state central committee on Saturday.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Inside North Korea, No Obvious Signs Of Crisis
    The international community is bracing for further provocative actions in North Korea's campaign of bluster and escalation. But visitors to the reclusive country say the capital Pyongyang does not appear to be on war footing.
  • Osama Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Set To Appear In N.Y. Court
    Former al-Qaida spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was captured by U.S. officials in February. His arrest is significant, analysts say, because the Obama administration has decided to try him in a federal court instead of using a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • Foreign Service Officer Died Doing What She Loved
    In Afghanistan this weekend, a suicide bomber took the lives of several Americans on a mission to deliver books to an Afghan school. Among the dead was 25-year-old Anne Smedinghoff. Coworkers say she was committed to improving the lives of Afghan women and children.
  • Research: Dengue Underestimated By World Health Organization
    The tropical disease dengue is far more widespread than previously thought, according to an article in the journal Nature. The study estimates there are three to four times more dengue infections each year than the number currently tallied by the World Health Organization.
  • Some Gun Control Opponents Cite Fear Of Government Tyranny
    Gun-rights advocates are increasingly arguing that they need weapons to protect themselves from the government. They say that's what the Second Amendment is really about. Now some elected officials seem to be playing off those fears.
  • Trying To Preserve What's Left Of Manhattan's Little Syria
    Preservationists are trying to protect the last vestiges of New York's Little Syria. They're seeking historic landmark status for a few buildings in Lower Manhattan. That's all that's left of what was once a thriving neighborhood, and arguably the center of Arab-American life.
  • Listen Up To Smarter, Smaller Hearing Aids
    Today's devices are smaller and much more powerful than they were 20 years ago. New advances in technology can't solve all hearing problems, but they've improved many aspects of life for people with hearing loss.
  • Boeing Completes Tests On Redesigned Batteries
    Earlier this year, all 787 Dreamliners were grounded after overheating issues caused by its batteries led to electrical failures in two separate incidents. Boeing is analyzing flight data and submitting materials to the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • South Sudan Resumes Oil Production
    After a 15-month hiatus, the world's newest nation is pumping oil again. It's a key step toward mending relations with Sudan, its former civil war foe. And it's a crucial step if South Sudan is to avoid economic collapse.
  • Vermont Finds High-Tech Ways To Sap More Money From Maple Trees
    Technological advances now allow Vermont's maple syrup producers to get twice as much sap per tree, meaning more syrup and more money. Statewide, the crop brought in $40 million last year, double its value from just six years ago.

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