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Monday, June 8, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Analog elevisions get phased outMost Minnesotans ready for DTV switch Friday
    The new digital TV deadline is almost here. On Friday, June 12, all TV stations stop their old-style analog broadcasts and switch to digital-only transmissions. Congress delayed the switch from last February out of concern many people weren't ready. But the vast majority of Minnesotans are ready now.6:50 a.m.
  • Burhan HassanMissing Somali teen reportedly killed in Mogadishu
    Family members of a young Minneapolis man killed in Somalia are calling on the federal government to arrange for his body to be brought back to Minnesota.7:20 a.m.
  • Seatbelt safetyBuckle up, new primary seat belt law takes effect
    At midnight, Minnesota's seat belt law will change to allow police to pull over any vehicle if the driver -- or passengers -- aren't belted in.7:25 a.m.
  • Collin PetersonCongressman wants changes to climate change proposal
    Minnesota Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, is introducing a bill that would alter climate change legislation moving through Congress.7:45 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.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Pushes Congress To Work On Health Care
    President Obama is back from his overseas trip and ready to begin a major push for health care legislation. The president wants lawmakers to start voting on it before they go on break in August. He would like a bill on his desk by November.
  • The Risks And Rewards Of Taxing Health Benefits
    Taxing health benefits could help fund a health care overhaul, economists say — and might also make the system more efficient, by encouraging people to use only the services they need. But such a tax could sink an overhaul's political chances.
  • Pakistani Gunman On Trial For Mumbai Attack
    It's been more than six months since militants sailed from Pakistan, stormed into the Indian city of Mumbai and killed more than 160 people. Indian authorities have an important lead — a young man captured during the attacks who they say was the only gunman to survive. For weeks now, that man has been on trial.
  • Lakers Win Game 2, Federer Wins French Open
    The Los Angeles Lakers are halfway to an NBA title. The Lakers beat the Orlando Magic 101-to-96 in overtime Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Finals. The first team to four wins. And in tennis, Roger Federer won the French Open — beating Robin Soderling. It's Federer's 14th Grand Slam title.
  • Sex Without Intimacy: No Dating, No Relationships
    Hooking up is becoming a trend, not only among college students, but increasingly among 20-somethings who have entered the work world. As many delay marriage, they are trading dating for hookups — casual sexual encounters with no strings attached.
  • Movie Revenues Up, Concession Sales Down
    More than $4 billion has poured into the movie box office so far this year. That's up 12.5 percent from this time a year ago. Though the lagging economy has slowed sales some, Hollywood is still enjoying a good year. But that's not the case at concession stands.
  • Banks May Be Allowed To Repay Some TARP Money
    When the financial crisis was at its worst late last year, the federal government gave $125 billion of taxpayer capital to the country's biggest banks. This week, the government reveals which banks will be permitted to give money back. David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal talks with Steve Inskeep about whether that is good news for the economy.
  • Travelers, Cisco Dow Jones Industrial Components
    Citigroup and General Motors officially are out of the world's most famous stock market index, the Dow Jones industrial average. The share price for each are down dramatically. They're being replaced by shares in technology giant Cisco and insurance company Travelers.
  • U.S. Journalists Sentenced To North Korean Prison
    North Korea's state news agency says the country's top court has convicted two U.S. journalists and sentenced them to 12 years in a labor prison. The report says the trial confirmed that Laura Ling and Euna Lee committed an unspecified "grave crime" against the nation, and of illegally crossing into North Korea.
  • Lebanon's Pro-Western Bloc Wins Election
    Lebanon's pro-Western coalition was victorious in Sunday's national election. The faction grabbed the majority in Parliament, successfully fending off a serious challenge by the Shiite militant group Hezbollah and its allies.

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