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All Things Considered
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mohamed Jama with his teammatesYoung Somalis in Minnesota beating the odds
    Stories of young people who are succeeding in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.3:35 p.m.
  • Ashish GadnisHelping Haitians with day-to-day needs
    After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Minneapolis businessman Ashish Gadnis set up a Web site that actually collects things that will meet day-to-day needs of the earthquake survivors.3:45 p.m.
  • Scene of triple slaying in MinneapolisIn Minneapolis, why the jump in homicides?
    Seven men have been killed in Minneapolis so far this year, and city residents and police officials are at a loss to explain why -- especially since last year, the city saw a historic drop in homicide.5:20 p.m.
  • Experts look at saving the health care bill
    One health care expert is proposing a plan that combines passing one of the most popular elements of the original health care bill while eliminating one of the most unpopular elements. But some wonder how that would add up.5:24 p.m.
  • Mohamed Jama with his teammatesYoung Somalis in Minnesota beating the odds
    Stories of young people who are succeeding in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.5:35 p.m.
  • Ashish GadnisHelping Haitians with day-to-day needs
    After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Minneapolis businessman Ashish Gadnis set up a Web site that actually collects things that will meet day-to-day needs of the earthquake survivors.5:45 p.m.
  • Toyota recallLocal Toyota dealers expect to take a hit from sales halt
    Toyota dealers said that cars sales may be down for weeks, due to a mass recall and a stop-sale notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Geithner Faces Congressional Ire On AIG
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner faced questions Wednesday about the bailout of insurance giant AIG. Lawmakers pressed Geithner on why so much money intended for American International Group ended up instead with its trading partners.
  • Can Government Fix The Struggling Housing Market?
    President Obama is expected to talk about jobs in Wednesday's State of the Union address, but should his administration be doing more for the housing market? William Wheaton, professor of economics and urban studies and planning at the MIT Center for Real Estate, says there's little the government can do to fix the housing sector.
  • Democrats Face Uncertain Future
    In his speech Wednesday, President Obama is as much concerned about the state of his party in the wake of the stunning loss of Ted Kennedy's seat as he is about the State of the Union. In these volatile times, change could come quickly. But for now, these seem like dark days for Democrats.
  • Study: Humans Were Born To Run Barefoot
    Researchers say that people who learned to run barefoot put less stress on their feet and legs than their shod peers. And it's more energy efficient, too. Barefoot is, after all, the natural way to run.
  • Americans Long Way From Running Barefoot
    One Portland, Ore.-area running store owner is exhibiting a runner's calm about news that barefoot running may put less stress on feet, saying Americans are not set up to run barefoot. But companies such as Nike are releasing minimal shoes that that are supposed to simulate barefoot running and other companies are taking advantage of the growing movement.
  • California Budget Woes Hurt University System
    The University of California is widely heralded as the best public higher education system in the country. Its 10 campuses attract talented faculty and promising students, who pay a fraction of what they'd pay to attend a private university. Now, state budget woes have meant severe cutbacks at U.C. schools.
  • Quality Problems May Hurt Toyota's Reputation
    Toyota announced Tuesday it was temporarily halting sales of some of its best-selling vehicles for safety reasons. Auto analysts praised the move as responsible, but also said the safety problems are taking a toll on the company's once-sterling reputation for quality.
  • Blog Tips For Pope: Give Us This Day Thy Daily Post
    Pope Benedict XVI recently called on priests to "proclaim the Gospel" through blogs, videos and Web sites. Bloggers have some advice for the pontiff if he decides to start his own: Write daily, keep it short and think hot links, not footnotes.
  • Obama's State Of The Union Comes Amid Trying Times
    President Obama delivers his first State of the Union speech Wednesday in the face of some serious challenges: Unemployment is at 10 percent, the White House is on the defensive and Democrats are angrily griping at one another. But the speech is a chance for Obama to speak directly to the American people.
  • Oregon Votes To Tax Rich
    Oregon voters passed two measures Tuesday to increase taxes on wealthy individuals and families and to increase corporate taxes. The state, which has no statewide sales tax, has a long history of defeating proposed tax increases. Oregonians approved the measures in part to help close a $4 billion budget deficit, but many analysts see it as indicative of broader voter resentment of a wealthy establishment.

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