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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.