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Jim Northrup Settles Down

Jul 19, 2016

Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup is dying, but he's okay with it. The author of the popular Fond du Lac Follies, several books, plays, and TV shows says he's helped by his traditional life style on the Fond du Lac Reservation - and his sense of humor. Broadcast on All Things Considered.

Jennifer Duffy on Gov. Tim Pawlenty's exploratory committee for potential run for president

Mar 22, 2011

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty has taken a step forward in a quest for the White House.  Although not officially in the presidental race, he has formed an exploratory committee to run for president.  Jennifer Duffy, senior editor at the Cook Political Report, explains what this actually means.

No GOP front-runner in the 2012 presidential race

Feb 25, 2011

It's no secret the Republicans think President Obama is vulnerable in next year's election. They think he overreached on the healthcare overhaul, the economy is still sluggish and they're confident voters agree with them that the federal government spends too much.

Minnesota film aims to help deaf women facing breast cancer

Feb 11, 2011

Learning you have breast cancer is never easy, but for members of the deaf community, the diagnosis can be particularly isolating. Now a group of Minnesota film makers are trying to change that with a documentary called "Signing On." The film will be previewed this weekend in St.

Tim Pawlenty takes credit for Minnesota health reform cost cutting

Feb 8, 2011

Tim Pawlenty has been touting the success of Minnesota's home-grown health reforms during his national book tour as he prepares for possible run for the presidency.

Health executives float huge Medicaid cuts, with sin tax hikes

Jan 27, 2011

The leaders of seven large Minnesota health plans and hospital groups are floating a plan that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's Medicaid benefits, while boosting health care revenues from additional taxes on alcohol, tobacco and providers.

Tea Party House Caucus chair Michele Bachmann State of the Union response

Jan 26, 2011

Excerpts of the Tea Party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address last night (Tuesday).

Obama opens door to medical malpractice reform

Jan 26, 2011

President Barack Obama appeared to give a nod to supporters of tort reform last night (Tuesday) during his State of the Union address.

Health care reform to repeal?

Dec 23, 2010

Barack Obama signed a landmark healthcare overhaul into law back in March, but throughout the year the measure didn't appear to win the hearts and minds of Americans.

Reimagining Sitting Bull: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake

Dec 5, 2010

Every December, the Lakota remember the life and death of Sitting Bull. History has cast him primarily as a warrior, but Krista Tippett discovers in Sitting Bull's living legacy, a very different character from history's celebrity warrior chief who vanquished Custer.

The things in American heathcare that Dr. Jon Hallberg is thankful for

Nov 24, 2010

It's been an interesting year for health stories.  A huge healthcare reform bill passed Congress... but the debate after the fact seemed to raise more rancor than the discussion leading in.  An earthquake kills hundreds of thousands in Haiti...

As baby boomers hit 65, we'll need more geriatric nurses so some nursing schools are putting a focus on that specialty

Nov 18, 2010

Early next year the first baby boomers turn 65. The aging boomers are expected to strain healthcare resources for the next 20 years. One of the most urgent concerns is a looming shortage of nurses to care for the elderly.