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Monday, November 18, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • A Best Buy store in New York CityIs Best Buy's soaring stock value justified?
    Best Buy's stock has almost quadrupled in price from late December, when some thought the company was doomed. Now Best Buy is looking like a firm that has stopped the death spiral, thanks to what analysts praise as smart moves by management.5:35 a.m.
  • Obama administration rules to expand access to mental health care
    Under the new rules, health insurance plans must offer the same amount of coverage for mental health and substance abuse claims as they do for other physical diseases.6:20 a.m.
  • Biking past the Governor's MansionShowing 'Minnesota in the 70s' was a big deal
    It doesn't seem like a decade with nearly the significance of the '60s. But a new book about the 1970s in Minnesota shows what a transformative decade it was for our state politically, socially and economically.8:25 a.m.
  • Minnesota sports teams aplenty in action
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, who gave her a quick status check on several local teams.8:45 a.m.
  • Scott RivardToday's music: History made at Sound 80 studios
    At a Minneapolis recording studio, Sound 80, everyone from Bob Dylan to Dave Brubeck to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra recorded music during the 1970s. And it was at Sound 80 in 1978 where the SPCO made one of the first digital recordings to be released commercially.8:48 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Midwest Hit With Deadly Tornadoes, Severe Thunderstorms
    Strong winds, heavy rain and hail struck Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky — but central Illinois was perhaps hardest hit. Tornado survey teams are evaluating damage in the area.
  • States Aim To Cure Hyperpartisanship With Primary Changes
    Several states are moving or looking to move to a new primary election system that could force members of Congress to pay more attention to general election voters than to their base voters on the right or left.
  • Authors Tell Untold Story Of Sioux Warrior Red Cloud
    A new biography chronicles the extraordinary life of the Sioux warrior Red Cloud. In the 1860's, when settlers were encroaching on Sioux territory, he led — and won — a two-year war against the U.S. Renee Montagne talks with authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin about the book, The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend.
  • TV Reruns Are Cash Cows For Multiple Reasons
    Reruns used to mean watching the same network episodes over again, say during the summer. Years later, viewers could catch a favorite show on cable. These days, reruns are tucked in just before prime-time lineups. And now binge viewers can catch them online with services such as Amazon, Hulu and Netflix.
  • Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds
    Anxious mice calm down when they get an infusion of gut microbes from mellow mice. That has scientists wondering if gut microbes play a role in the human brain, too. Research on that is only just beginning. But it's intriguing to think there could be a real truth to the phrase "gut feelings."
  • Examining U.S., European And Japan's Latest Economic Growth
    Report cards are in for the world's biggest developed economies. The U.S. grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the third quarter, Japan at 1.9 percent and the eurozone at a measly 0.4 percent. Steve Inkseep talks to David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, about economic growth in the last quarter.
  • Mexico's Retailers Welcome Shoppers Over Bargain Weekend
    Throughout Mexico, shoppers filled malls and department stores in hopes of snatching up deep discounts and pre-holiday savings. If that sounds like the Mexican version of Black Friday, it is. Shop owners and economists alike are hoping consumers spend big and give Mexico's sagging economy a much needed end-of-the-year boost.
  • Starbucks Doesn't Have Grounds To Stop Charbucks
    An appeals court ruled last week that Starbucks can't block a micro roaster's use of the name Charbucks. The court says consumers won't be confused by a "blurring" of the brands.
  • Obama Shifts To Foreign Policy Goals During Second Term
    The White House has been fighting to prevent the disastrous rollout of the health care law from defining President Obama's second term. This week, diplomats from the U.S. and other countries are meeting for a second round of negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, and a breakthrough there could shape history's view of this president.
  • Kennedy Assassination Becomes Part Of Popular Culture
    This week, we'll be hearing about presidential legacies — both involving anniversaries. On Tuesday, 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln gave the speech he is most known for — honoring the soldiers who fought at Gettysburg. Also this week, on Friday, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy.

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