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Monday, June 4, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Erik PaulsenMinn. Democrats torn over medical device tax
    A bill sponsored by Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen to eliminate a planned tax on medical devices has put Democrats on the state's congressional delegation in a bind.7:20 a.m.
  • Sen. Amy KlobucharA mismatched Senate race for Klobuchar and Bills
    Over the weekend Minnesota Democrats endorsed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's bid for re-election. Klobuchar is one of the most popular senators in the country, and despite Republican claims she's vulnerable, political analysts agree she's a virtual shoo-in for re-election.7:25 a.m.
  • Howard SinkerTwins hope to draft elite player
    The Minnesota Twins will have the second overall pick in the amateur player draft which begins Monday.7:40 a.m.
  • Making callsWis. recall 'just a question of how many people vote'
    Months of campaigning to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker comes to an end today, as voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to unseat a mid-term governor for the third time in the nation's history.8:25 a.m.
  • Derek BoogaardNYT's investigation chronicles Boogaard's struggle with prescription drugs
    An article in Monday's New York Times sheds new light on the story of former Wild player Derek Boogaard and his struggle with prescription drugs. Documents obtained by the Times show Boogaard received more than 100 prescriptions for thousands of pills, many from team doctors.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bill Clinton Campaigns As Obama's No. 1 Surrogate
    Former President Clinton and President Obama had a famously rocky relationship. But the days when Clinton tried to help his wife, now secretary of state, defeat Obama in the 2008 primaries are ancient history. Now, for better or worse, Clinton is Obama's highest-profile advocate.
  • Analysts Try To Define Romney's Foreign Policy
    Now that Mitt Romney is lined up to capture the GOP presidential nomination, his policies are coming under closer scrutiny. When it comes to the foreign policy arena, analysts say the Republican candidate needs to better define himself, and show that he has better strategies than President Obama.
  • EU Tries Keep Eurozone From Going Down The Tubes
    The European Central Bank holds a meeting this week as analysts warn of tough consequences if the euro crisis isn't brought under control. Billionaire investor George Soros goes further saying the euro crisis could bring down the entire European Union.
  • River Pageant Pays Tribute To Queen's Jubilee
    Britons are halfway through a four-day holiday celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne. On Sunday, the queen led a flotilla of a thousand boats on the Thames — described as the largest such river pageant in more than 300 years.
  • Summer Science: How To Build A Campfire
    Summer living is supposed to be easy — school is out, the days are long, the traffic eases. But it's not all diving boards and lemonade: Summer can throw us some curveballs, too. NPR kicks off its Summer Science series with tips from a fire scientist on how to build the perfect campfire.
  • U.S. Works To Rebuild Ties In Asia-Pacific
    With its step-by-step return to Asia, the U.S. is looking for ways to send a message to China without picking a fight. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is visiting the region, emphasizing that the U.S. is back but with a much lighter touch. In Vietnam, he's hoping to build stronger defense ties.
  • What's Different About The Brains Of People With Autism?
    There's growing evidence that the difference involves the fibers that carry information from one part of the brain to another. Brain scans of people with autism show a lack of synchrony between different areas of the brain.
  • Spain's Jobless Claims Fall For 2nd Month In A Row
    Spain's labor ministry announced Monday the number of people who registered for unemployment benefits fell by more than 30,000 from the previous month. Analysts say seasonal hiring accounts for the decrease as companies increase hiring in preparation for the summer tourism season.
  • Employers: Qualified Workers Aren't In Jobs Pool
    With the latest unemployment figures released on Friday, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the complexities of the jobless situation. It's not just a lack of jobs. Many companies complain they can't find enough skilled workers to fill the positions — but are companies part of the problem?
  • After A Decade, LeMay Car Museum Opens In Tacoma
    The country's newest and largest automobile museum opened in Tacoma, Wash., over the weekend. The LeMay America's Car Museum takes up 165,000 square feet in a four-story building. Harold LeMay was a self-made millionaire who owned more than 3,000 vehicles.

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