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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Bruce Kramer skydivingHaving the right kind of bucket list
    When it comes to bucket lists, "you have to care about other people," Bruce Kramer says. "You have to care about other things besides yourself."6:40 a.m.
  • Bill HillMedical device gives heart patients a daily link to caregivers
    When Bill Hill prepares to weigh himself each morning, a mechanical voice speaks to him from a small box on his nightstand that is connected to the scale on the floor. "Ready for Health Check?" the voice asks. "Please step on the scale."7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Jeff Bezos To Buy 'Washington Post' From Graham Family
    Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post and its sister papers. The Graham family, which has controlled the Post for decades, is selling the flagship paper.
  • Bezos Tells 'Post' Employees He Shares Paper's Values
    The world of newspapers was rocked Monday by news that Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is buying The Washington Post for $250 million. Bezos' purchase of the paper will bring to an end its association with the Graham family, which bought the Post in 1933.
  • On The Road With Max And Dave: A Tax Overhaul Tour
    Sen. Max Baucus and Rep. Dave Camp skip much of Washington's formality when they're out traveling the country to try to drum up support for simplifying the tax code. They want to convince Americans — and their colleagues in Congress — that it's possible, and worth it.
  • First Listen: Typhoon, 'White Lighter'
    Underneath Typhoon's booming sound and dark lyrics lies a sincere appreciation for the gift of life. After spending his childhood battling a serious illness, Kyle Morton writes songs for the band as if they were the last works he might ever create.
  • With Budgets Tight, Small Towns Go Without Courthouses
    Across the country, courthouses are closing in response to financial woes. California is in the process of shuttering almost 80 courts, many in remote locations. Litigants must now travel long distances to handle small claims, criminal cases and other legal matters.
  • Jury To Decide James 'Whitey' Bulger Case
    Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys gave their closing arguments on Monday. One side calling Bulger vicious and violent — the other calling the government systematically corrupt. The former south Boston mob boss is accused of a rash of crimes including 19 murders.
  • Art In Context: Venice Biennale Looks Past Pop Culture
    Every two years, Venice hosts the largest and oldest noncommercial art exhibit in the world. It's a dizzying and eclectic array of sights by both celebrity artists and total unknowns. More than 150 artists from 88 countries will be on display through November.
  • General Motors Lowers Sticker Price Of Chevy Volt
    The company is hoping the move will increase sales. The 2014 model of the plug-in car will now cost about $35,000 — more than 12 percent less than last year's model. Ford and Nissan have already reduced the prices on their electric cars.
  • GM Looks To China To Boost Car Sales
    General Motors set a July sales record in China. That country is already the most important auto market in the world. It could be where GM maintains global dominance.
  • Ski Resorts Find Ways To Stay Busy When There's No Snow
    In an effort to make money year-round, ski resort companies in the West offer attractions like mountain biking and hiking during the summer months. These attractions help resorts bounce back to pre-recession numbers and offer year-round jobs for resort workers.

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