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Monday, November 16, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sample IRV ballotPoll: 56% of voters prefer instant runoff voting
    A new Minnesota Public Radio News/University of Minnesota poll shows Minneapolis residents are divided over the city's new instant runoff voting system.6:20 a.m.
  • VolunteerSomali leaders want better witness protection
    A recent fatal shooting in Minneapolis has some members of the Twin Cities Somali-American community saying police and prosecutors need to do a better job of protecting witnesses to violent crimes.7:25 a.m.
  • Tom PettersProsecution in Petters to wrap up case soon
    Federal prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case today in the fraud trial of businessman Tom Petters, and the defense will then take its turn. Petters is accused of leading a scheme that ripped off investors for $3.5 billion.7:40 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, and analyzes what's happening in the economy in the upper Midwest.8:25 a.m.
  • Norm Coleman concedes Senate raceNorm Coleman to speak at Harvard
    Norm Coleman makes his first public speech this week since losing his legal battle over the U.S. Senate recount to Democrat Al Franken. Coleman speaks tomorrow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, as part of a week-long fellowship he's doing at Harvard.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Pakistan's Enemy? Focus Remains On India
    The Pakistani army is battling Taliban militants along the northwest frontier. Despite the widening influence of the extremists on Pakistan's soil, many Pakistanis perceive their eastern neighbor India as the biggest security threat. Analysts say Pakistan is paying a price for sowing anti-India sentiments.
  • Palin Begins Media Blitz For 'Going Rogue'
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin launches a media tour Monday to promote her memoir, Going Rogue. What will the book — and book tour — mean for Palin's political future?
  • Kennedy's Legacy Overshadows Primary Election
    There's a special primary election next month in Massachusetts for the seat left open when Sen. Edward Kennedy died in August. The blue state is widely expected to elect a Democrat to succeed the liberal titan, who held the seat for 47 years. But it's been hard for the Democratic candidates who want to replace him to emerge from Kennedy's legacy.
  • Kia Plant Provides Jobs In Georgia
    Korean automaker Kia Motors officially rolls out its first car from a U.S. plant in West Point, Ga., Monday. Eventually 2,500 people will work at the facility. The plant will revitalize a region depleted of textile and other jobs. Kia is the latest foreign carmaker to set up shop in the South and the arrival is transforming the region.
  • To Help Healing, Doctors Pay More Attention To Pain
    Pain might seem like something doctors deal with all the time, but it's actually difficult for doctors to measure and can be hard to treat. Controlling pain early on can decrease a patient's risk of developing chronic pain later.
  • Patients Turn To Online Community For Help Healing
    Many people already use the Internet to search for health information, but more Americans are using social-networking sites to talk to each other about their health. And many patients find it empowering to be able to share and learn from others who are going through the same thing.
  • GM Posts Loss, Promises To Repay U.S. Debt Early
    General Motors' latest earnings report shows the automaker lost $1.2 billion from the time it left bankruptcy protection through Sept. 30. The loss is smaller than in previous quarters. GM also said it will begin repaying $6.7 billion in government loans next month. That's several years earlier than the previous plan.
  • Ink Companies Clamp Down On Counterfeit Cartridges
    Drop-for-drop, computer printer ink is among the most expensive products on the market. And it's highly profitable for the makers. That's why the CEO of a printer cartridge recycling business has filed an industrial espionage suit. He says a competitor sent a spy to his company posing as a customer with some very exacting questions.
  • Ohio County Temporarily Cuts Off Free WiFi
    Coshocton County, Ohio, offered residents free wireless Internet access in the block surrounding the courthouse. But that free WiFi was shut down last week after a single user illegally downloaded a movie. Sony Pictures notified the county's Internet provider, which then sent a note to the county. Coshocton's free WiFi has been restored — apparently after the county received assurances from Sony that no action would be taken.
  • Obama Pushes China Not To Censor Information
    President Obama is in Beijing, where he meets his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao. Earlier Monday, Obama met with what the White House calls "future" Chinese leaders. He held a town hall-style meeting with college students in China's biggest city of Shanghai. Obama said he's a big believer in uncensored information, even if it is sometimes politically inconvenient.

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