Efforts increase to get rural Latinos to sign up for MNSure As a "navegador," or health navigator who speaks Spanish, Charlie Mandile is a trusted figure in Latino communities in the Faribault and Northfield areas. Around the state, advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to inform hard-to-reach populations about MNsure and the opportunity to obtain insurance through the Affordable Care Act.7:25 a.m.
Today's Music: Thelonious Monk in Paris in 1969 Today's music comes from jazz legend Thelonious Monk performing "Don't Blame Me" live in Paris in 1969. A recording of that concert is being released today on Blue Note Records. "Paris 1969" includes several of Monk's well known compositions played by his quartet, plus some old Tin Pan Alley tunes like this one that he plays solo on the piano in his own unmistakable style.8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
These Californians Greeted Canceled Health Plans With Smiles
Insurance cancellation notices have sparked a political firestorm. President Obama proposed a delay, but California's health exchange board rejected that fix. Now, despite initial outrage, some people in the state who lost their plans are finding better coverage and good deals on the marketplace.
Feds Have Troubled History With New Computer Systems
When it comes to computer technology and the Internet, the federal government seems to have a tough time getting it right. That's the lesson not just from the recent health care website, but from years of trouble in the recent past.
Comet Fans Psyched For A Celestial Feast On Thanksgiving Day
Astronomers will turn skyward to glimpse ISON, an unusual comet from the outermost edge of our solar system that is now plunging toward the sun. ISON could yield clues to the formation of the solar system, and may become visible to the naked eye in December — if it survives.
Critical Of Nuclear Deal, Israel Wonders What May Come Next
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the interim nuclear deal with Iran. Top Israeli security officials will arrive in Washington as early as next week to confer with administration officials on the prospects of a permanent agreement.
Karzai Stalls On U.S. Troop Presence In Afghanistan
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said for months that the traditional gathering of tribal elders was necessary to sign off on a security agreement that would keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014. The 2,500 Loya Jirga delegates resoundingly approved the deal and called on Karzai to sign it as soon as possible.
Ex-White House Official Podesta Calls Karzai 'Erratic'
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is delaying a decision on whether to sign a key security deal with the U.S. that would allow American troops to stay in the region. Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, who now serves as the Chair of the Center for American Progress, talks to Steve Inskeep about what could happen if the deal isn't signed before 2014.
Longtime Wal-Mart Employee Chosen As CEO
Doug McMillon of Jonesboro, Arkansas, started at Wal-Mart in 1984 — it was a summer job unpacking trucks. On Monday he was named as the retail giant's new CEO. Not only is McMillon, 47, an insider who rose through the ranks, he's one of the few executives who worked under founder Sam Walton.
FDA Tells Company To Stop Selling Genetic Test
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to the company 23andMe. It wants the company to stop selling its $99 saliva test to detect a person's genetic predisposition to various diseases.
Small Firms May Soon Turn To Crowdfunding To Sell Shares
Crowdfunding is popular among musicians, filmmakers and artists looking for a way to finance their next project. Now the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering rules that would allow small companies to solicit investments over the Internet and sell shares to the public.