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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • PillsPrescription drug program aims to prevent doctor shopping by addicts
    The high-profile overdose death of former Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard has turned a spotlight on prescription drug abuse and doctor shopping. A state database has helped doctors detect patients who are abusing prescription narcotics. But supporters are disappointed though that many prescribers are still not using the tool.7:50 a.m.
  • Cramped locker roomSt. Paul City Council votes on asking state for money to build ballpark
    The city council votes to determine whether it will apply for $27 million in state money to help build a new ballpark for the St. Paul Saints. The city says the project will create hundreds of jobs, and provide a catalyst for economic growth.8:20 a.m.
  • More drownings in Minnesota this year
    So far this year, five people have died while boating on Minnesota waterways and 19 people have drowned in non-boating related incidents. Tim Smalley, boat and water safety specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, talked about the trend with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.8:25 a.m.
  • Harness track opposes deal between Canterbury Park and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
    The Minnesota Racing Commission will hold a special meeting this afternoon to consider a proposed agreement that would send millions of dollars to the state's horse racing industry.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Ariz. Voters Pick Giffords' Aide To Replace Her
    Voters in Southern Arizona decided Tuesday who will replace former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for the remainder of her term: her former district director, Ron Barber. Giffords resigned from Congress in January to focus on recovery from injuries she suffered in a shooting in early 2011. Barber was also injured. His Republican opponent, Tucson businessman Jesse Kelly, narrowly lost to Giffords two years ago.
  • Spain's Bank Matchmaker On What Went Wrong
    Spain's plan to combine small banks didn't go so well. The man who helped make it happen explains.
  • From Philippines To Afghanistan: A Soldier's Story
    Spc. Bryan Maximo dreamed of being a soldier when he was a young boy in the Philippines and heard stories of his grandfather, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Maximo came to the U.S. and worked hard studying English. He wanted to become an infantryman. Last month, he suffered a concussion in an explosion in Afghanistan.
  • Egypt's Underground Wakes Up
    The music that people have been listening to since last year's uprisings rewrote the rules.
  • Oklahoma City Rolls Past Miami In Game 1
    The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat 105-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
  • Traces Of Virus In Man Cured Of HIV Trigger Scientific Debate
    Researchers have found traces of HIV virus in the cells of the first man who was cured of the infection with bone marrow transplants. It raises fresh questions about how to define a cure for HIV/AIDS.
  • Ruling Could Help Break The Nuclear-Waste Logjam
    The federal government promised almost 30 years ago to find a place to bury nuclear waste from power plants. It hasn't. So 70,000 tons of waste is piling up at power plants around the country, and a federal appeals court has told the government it needs to prove the temporary solution is truly safe.
  • Coroner Finds Dingo Killed Baby In 1980
    A decades-long mystery over the death of a baby in Australia has ended, after a coroner found a dingo was responsible for killing the infant in the Australian Outback.
  • JPMorgan Chase CEO To Testify On Trading Losses
    Jamie Dimon will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday testifying about massive trading losses at the nation's biggest bank. The CEO of JPMorgan Chase is expected to apologize for a hedging strategy that led to a multibillion-dollar loss. In prepared remarks, Dimon says despite those losses, the bank's overall balance sheet remains solid.
  • Study: Working Women Don't Play 'Queen Bee'
    A new study of global business refutes the notion of the queen bee — the often cited assertion that women are reluctant to help other women and will undermine each other to get ahead. In fact, the study shows that women are more likely to develop new talent — especially other women — than men are.

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