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Monday, August 10, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Checking the cornSuccess of fall harvest depends on the weather
    Minnesota farmers have dealt with just about every weather condition you can think of this year -- including floods, drought and hail. They're still hoping for a good harvest, but that depends on the weather cooperating.7:20 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.

  • 8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. Believes Pakistan's Taliban Leader Is Dead
    White House national security adviser James Jones says the U.S. is nearly certain that Pakistan's Taliban leader is dead. Appearing on the Sunday talk shows, Jones said despite the claims and counterclaims about Baitullah Mehsud's fate, the U.S. is around 90 percent sure he was killed in a CIA missile strike last Wednesday.
  • With Scars Of War, Swat Town's Residents Return
    More than a million people left the Swat Valley in May when the Pakistani military announced a major offensive to drive out the Taliban. Residents are now returning to Mingora, the biggest center in the valley, eager to restore their lives, but also anxious about what they will find.
  • In Rush To Reinvent, Media Rivals Become Classmates
    As economic models for the news business crack apart, media executives — from competing outlets — are sharing their headaches behind closed doors at one of the nation's leading journalism schools. David Folkenflik reports.
  • Some Local Newspapers Thrive During Recession
    While the nation's newspaper industry is hurting, some smaller community papers are doing very well. Pelham, Alabama, is getting its first newspaper in more than a century.
  • Not All Communities Welcome Urban Gardening
    Urban gardening is taking root across the country. Residents of the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood are disputing whether people should be allowed to plant vegetable gardens in their front yard and in the parkway, the land between the sidewalk and the street.
  • Midlife Cholesterol Linked To Dementia
    Think you don't have to worry about preventing dementia until you're older? Think again. A new study shows that high cholesterol levels in your 40s may be linked to Alzheimer's and vascular dementia later in life.
  • Treating Delirium: An Often Missed Diagnosis
    When Earle Helton was hospitalized earlier this year, his medications caused him to suffer an episode of delirium. Helton isn't alone. About one-third of seniors who are hospitalized experience delirium, which is sometimes preventable.
  • GM To Sell Cars On eBay
    General Motors is expected to announce a deal that would allow consumers to buy GM vehicles on ebay's online auction site. Buying cars online isn't new, but up until now it's mostly been used cars. GM's deal with eBay is aimed at boosting new car and truck sales.
  • In Norway, Law Promotes Women In Boardroom
    In Norway, gender diversity in the boardroom isn't just a nice idea, it's the law: The boards of all publicly traded and public limited companies must have at least 40 percent female representation. But there is sharp disagreement over whether quotas have changed the status quo.
  • Norwegian, Swedish Men Do More Housework
    A new study ranks Norwegian men, and their Swedish counterparts, as most likely to help with housework and childcare. An economist at Britain's Oxford University compared male attitudes in various countries toward housework and childcare. According to the "helpful husband" ranking, men from Norway and Sweden helped the most with household chores. At the bottom of the list are men from Japan, Germany and Australia.

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