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Monday, July 13, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Treating depressionDepression program a success, but costly for clinics
    A group of Minnesota clinics is reporting remarkable success in treating depression, but the program is costly and faces an uncertain future.6:55 a.m.
  • Sen. Amy KlobucharSen. Klobuchar to focus on Sotomayor as prosecutor
    The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation hearings today for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee to replace Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. Both of Minnesota's senators sit on the judiciary committee, and will have a chance to question Judge Sotomayor.7:20 a.m.
  • Missing menTwo more missing Somalis reported killed
    Two more Somali men from Minneapolis were reportedly killed in Mogadishu over the weekend.7:25 a.m.
  • Ray ElliotNew Boston Scientific CEO has high hopes for company
    Boston Scientific, a major player in the Twin Cities medical device industry, is at a crossroads. But a new CEO is talking the helm today and Boston Scientific may be leaving its troubles behind.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.
  • Joe MauerMauer to participate in All Star home run derby
    The Major League Baseball All Star festivities begin today. Three Minnesota Twins players -- Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan -- will play in the All Star game tomorrow night for the American League. Tonight, Mauer participates in the home run-hitting contest.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Taliban Use Guerrilla Tactics In Helmand Province
    U.S. Marines newly deployed in the southern part of Afghanistan are under increasing attack by the Taliban. They are using hit and run guerrilla tactics as the American troops are trying to stabilize the region in preparation for next month's elections.
  • To Many Iraqis, U.S. Troops Have Not Faded Away
    Nearly two weeks after U.S. combat troops officially pulled out of Iraq's cities, the government in Baghdad says the arrangement is going smoothly. Many Iraqis, however, aren't so sure and are questioning why American soldiers are still on their streets.
  • Californians Hold The Power Of The Proposition
    The state's budget is in such crisis that it is issuing IOUs instead of checks. One factor in the state's complicated mess is the many voter-approved initiatives. As sloppy as the proposition process is, Californians like holding the power.
  • Preview: Former Calif. Governors View Crisis
    Three former California governors will give their views of the state's budget crisis later on All Things Considered. Renee Montagne talks with Madeleine Brand, who will be co-hosting that show from NPR West for the next several weeks.
  • Tour De France: Armstrong 3rd After Pyranees
    Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong currently is third overall in this year's race. Monday is a scheduled rest day. Frankie Andreu has ridden in the tour and is a former teammate of Lance Armstrong. He talks with Steve Inskeep about this year's race.
  • Stress, Anxiety May Keep Women Smoking
    Women may have a harder time kicking their smoking habit than men do. Researchers say women are more likely to get stressed and reach for a cigarette when trying to quit, meaning it takes them more tries to stop for good.
  • Anti-Smoking Drugs May Have Psychological Effects
    The FDA will now require warning labels on Chantix and Zyban, two popular anti-smoking prescription drugs that it says could spark changes in a patient, including depression, hostility and suicidal thoughts.
  • Retailers Clash Over Obama Health Overhaul Plan
    When Wal-Mart came out in support of an Obama administration plan that would require large employers to provide health insurance for workers, the move angered the industry. The Wall Street Journal reports the National Retail Federation is sending a letter to Congress, urging members to oppose a health care mandate. The group says it worries about added costs.
  • Technology Makes Video Cameras Pocket-Size
    Video cameras used to be a chore to lug around on vacation. Not anymore. Morning Edition technology guru Mario Armstrong talks with Steve Inskeep about a video camera that's small enough to fit into your pocket.
  • Texas Upgrades Highway Rest Stops
    Many states are shutting down their interstate rest stops. Not Texas. The Lone Star state is upgrading its rest areas with Internet kiosks and WiFi access. States including Virginia, Vermont and Colorado are planning to close at least some of their rest areas.

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