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Monday, April 19, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • H1N1 flu vaccineH1N1 kept seasonal flu at bay, sparing many seniors
    A year ago the H1N1 flu pandemic reached the United States, setting off a wave of vaccinations to protect those most at risk. Thousands of people died, including more than 60 in Minnesota, most under age 65. But the seasonal flu was virtually non-existent in the state.6:20 a.m.
  • Corey HessLaw allows young adults to stay on parents' insurance until age 26
    For many young people, graduating from high school or college means losing their health insurance coverage, but the new health care law will allow them to stay on their parents' insurance.6:25 a.m.
  • Education to highlight week at Capitol
    State lawmakers are poised to take up several school reform issues during a shortened week at the State Capitol. Later in the week, DFL legislators will head to the state political convention in Duluth where the party will endorse a gubernatorial candidate.7:20 a.m.
  • Traffic StopLakeville cops learn to spot troubled vets
    Many police departments are training cops to spot troubled veterans. The hope is to help them before they land in jail - or worse.7:25 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.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Majority Of Respondents Don't Trust Washington
    A new Pew Research Center survey finds that nearly 80 percent of respondents say they can't trust Washington, and have little faith that the federal bureaucracy can solve the nation's ills. Director Andrew Kohut tells Steve Inskeep that only 22 percent said they can trust the federal government "almost always or most of the time."
  • Distrusting Government: As American As Apple Pie
    American trust in their government is low, but that's nothing new. The roots of government distrust run deep: After all, the U.S. government was formed in revolt against the all-powerful British monarch.
  • Inside The Plume, A Volcano Tells Its Secrets
    If you really want to know what's up with a volcano, you need to sample the material it's spewing out. To do that, two volcanologists set out for the giant clouds coming from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland.
  • Hazy Ash Cloud Forecast Complicates Air Travel
    Forecasters can see the volcanic ash cloud on satellite images, and they can forecast which way it's going. But they can't tell exactly how much ash is in the air — or at what point it poses a hazard to airplanes. That's complicating efforts to decide how much of Europe's airspace can be reopened to travel.
  • Poland's President Buried After State Funeral
    A week of mourning came to a close in Poland Sunday. In Krakow, President Lech Kaczynski and first lady Maria were laid to rest inside the venerated Wawel Cathedral after a state funeral. The president and his wife were killed in a plane crash earlier this month along with dozens of other senior Polish political and military officials.
  • As Our Skin Sags With Age, So Do Our Bones
    New research reveals that a youthful look isn't just about skin — it's also about how bones move around in our face. Using 3-D scans, scientists analyzed the faces of healthy men and women of different ages. They found that as we age, bones in the skull shrink, sink and slide around.
  • Dating Study Says Singles With Options Go For Hotties
    Psychologists know that too many choices can be overwhelming and lead to indecision or rash judgments. A similar trend appears with speed dating. The larger the dating pool, the more singles tend to make snap judgments based on looks. In smaller groups, however, speed daters were more likely to pick based on personal info from conversations.
  • Cost Of Canceled European Flights Adding Up
    European airlines and airports have stepped up their criticism of the decision to close most of the airspace in Europe. They say officials are being too cautious, and have ignored results of test flights which apparently showed little impact from volcanic dust. Officials who coordinate Europe's air traffic say they would rather be safe than sorry.
  • Despite New Law, Gender Salary Gap Persists
    President Obama may have signed into law a bill dealing with equal pay for women, but activists say it's done little to close the gap between what men and women earn. Women, on average, earn only 77 cents to a man's dollar.
  • Repo Man Takes Prom-Goers Limo
    High school students in Oklahoma say they watched as a repo man drove away a limousine they had rented for the prom. The limo owner calls it a miscommunication between his lender and the repo company.

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