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All Things Considered
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Intelligent ingredientsHave your shampoo and eat it, too
    Horst Rechelbacher wants you to be able to eat your shampoo. That is the idea behind a new personal product line he is launching this spring through his Minneapolis-based company, Intelligent Nutrients.4:50 p.m.
  • Study: Evening stress affects husbands and wives differently
    A new study of married parents who both work outside the home finds that men and women experience stress differently after work. If a couple is in a satisfactory marriage, stress levels decline in the evening. But women in unsatisfactory marriages often take on the stress of a "second shift" of responsibility at home.4:54 p.m.
  • Mayor ColemanMinnesota politicians praise Clinton
    Minnesota may not be the most desirable electoral prize among the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses next month, but voters here should expect to see visits from some presidential candidates.5:20 p.m.
  • Cleanup workBridge reconstruction stopped in Mpls. due to gasoline leak
    Crews are working to clean up after a fuel tanker rolled over and leaked hundreds of gallons of unleaded gasoline.5:24 p.m.
  • TargetTarget CEO Bob Ulrich to retire
    Minneapolis-based Target is getting a new chief executive officer. Bob Ulrich, who has led the retailing powerhouse for more than a decade, is stepping down. Under Ulrich's leadership, Target nearly tripled its sales -- and the retailer's profits jumped almost ninefold.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Re-Energized After N.H., McCain Moves to Michigan
    Straight off his victory in New Hampshire's GOP primary, McCain begins campaigning in Michigan where he won the primary eight years ago. With a much-needed fundraising boost after his primary win, he's running TV ads and has chartered his own campaign plane.
  • Causes, Defining Moments Line Road to S.C. Primary
    Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The New York Times and David Brooks of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution talk about what presidential candidates were saying on the campaign trail Wednesday and how the campaigns move forward after the New Hampshire primary.
  • N.H. Voters Revive a Familiar Campaign Theme
    Most New Hampshire voters rated the economy as the most important issue in the primaries. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr looks back to the 1992 presidential campaign, when Bill Clinton's political strategist James Carville introduced the phrase, "It's the economy, Stupid."
  • Tailor's Apprentice Hones Craft in Pennsylvania Shop
    The Italian tailor is a dying breed in America, and the tailor's apprentice is even rarer. But in the suburbs of Philadelphia, one young man is devoting himself to learning the craft from an old master.
  • Bush: Mideast Leaders Ready for Tough Choices
    President Bush met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem, the first stop in an eight-day trip intended as a "significant nudge" toward Middle East peace. Bush says he is urging both sides to keep the big picture in mind and not get sidetracked.
  • Official: Israel to Move Toward 'Road Map' Goals
    Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, says Israel has made a decision to move forward independently on all of its obligations under the 2003 "road map for peace" — regardless of whether the Palestinians are living up to their part of the agreement.
  • Fatah Official: Abbas Has People's Mandate
    Rafiq Husseini, chief of staff for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, says Abbas has the mandate of the Palestinian people to negotiate for peace, even though Hamas, which refuses to recognize Israel, now controls the Gaza Strip. He also disagrees with the Israeli point of view that East Jerusalem is different from the West Bank.
  • Candidates Prep for Key Primary in South Carolina
    Presidential candidates are gearing up for what looks to be a frantic month of primaries; few will be as difficult or decisive as South Carolina's. Scott Huffmon, a political science professor at Winthrop University, and LaBrena Aiken-Furtick, a community activist in Orangeburg, talk with Michele Norris about both parties' efforts to win the state's hearts and minds.
  • Female Clinton Supporters in N.H. Relish Her Win
    A group of women in New Hampshire who voted for Hillary Clinton in the primary talk about what motivated their choice to back the only female candidate running for president. Also, Marianne Pernold Young talks about the question she posed to Clinton on Monday that made the senator teary.
  • Supreme Court Hears Indiana Voter ID Case
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether states may require government-issued photo identification cards as proof of identity for voters at the polls. At issue is a strict Indiana law, but many other states have similar laws.

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