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All Things Considered
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Norm Coleman announces legal actionColeman will file suit over Senate recount
    As promised, Republican Senator Norm Coleman's campaign today filed a lawsuit challenging the results of the Senate race recount that gave Democrat Al Franken a 225-vote lead. Coleman's attorneys told reporters this afternoon it could be two more months before the case is heard and settled.3:00 p.m.
  • Senate convenes for 86th SessionMinn. Legislature convenes
    Minnesota lawmakers returned to St. Paul today facing a historic budget deficit.5:24 p.m.
  • Amy KlobucharKlobuchar is lone Minn. senator, for now
    Until the contest between Norm Coleman and Al Franken for Minnesota's open Senate seat is decided, Sen. Amy Klobuchar is Minnesota's lone senator in Washington. Tom Crann talked to Sen. Klobuchar about the contest and her reaction to requests for Coleman to concede.5:50 p.m.
  • Medtronic headquartersJudge dismisses suits against Medtronic
    A federal judge in St. Paul has dismissed patient lawsuits against Fridley-based Medtronic in connection with a recall of the company's Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads in 2007.5:55 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Gaza Civilian Toll Rises; Israel Blames Hamas
    As Israeli forces press their offensive in the Gaza Strip, the death toll among Palestinian civilians is increasing. Israel blames Hamas for the casualties, saying the Islamist militants are operating amid the civilian population.
  • For Israeli Blogger, Conflict Spurs Mixed Emotions
    For the past year, two men — one Israeli, one Palestinian — have been blogging about their lives on opposite sides of the Israeli-Gaza border. Online, they call themselves Hope Man and Peace Man.
  • Macworld, Without Jobs, Unveils ITunes Changes
    In its last appearance at Macworld — and the first without CEO Steve Jobs — Apple introduced the new MacBook Pro with a longer battery life, and changes to rights management in iTunes. Tom Krazit of CNET News says Jobs has been the main attraction at the expo for some time and his absence must have weighed on some people's minds.
  • Starting College While Still In School
    At Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Mass., students can start college when they are still in high school. In contrast to many early-college programs, students live at this school and truly go to college.
  • Letters: Rhee, Free Kennel
    Listeners respond to the story on Washington, D.C.'s Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and are moved by the story of Canine Corps, a free kennel for Pennsylvania service personnel.
  • Pelosi Re-Elected Speaker As Congress Returns
    The new House of Representatives was sworn in with pomp, circumstance and an ambitious Democratic agenda. Nancy Pelosi was re-elected speaker and the Democrats changed some House rules, such as repealing term limits for committee chairs. This has Republicans grousing at the festivities.
  • Hoyer Sets Mid-February Timeline For Stimulus
    Congress is unlikely to meet President-elect Barack Obama's plea for an economic stimulus package that would be ready by the time he takes office Jan. 20. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says the package is likely to be ready for Obama's signature by mid-February.
  • Obama Eyes CNN's Gupta For Surgeon General
    President-elect Barack Obama is reported to have picked CNN'S medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta to be the next surgeon general.
  • For Struggling Car Owners, Hyundai Offers Lifeline
    Carmaker Hyundai has announced a program for those customers who can no longer make their payments because of circumstances beyond their control. Hyundai Motor America acting President and CEO John Krafcik talks about the Hyundai Assurance Program.
  • In Grim Economic Times, NASCAR Sputters
    The economic slowdown has begun to pinch NASCAR. Stock car racing is an expensive sport and waves of layoffs are filtering down now that corporate sponsors are driving away.

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