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All Things Considered
Monday, February 11, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • BillyAward winning director meets a new 'Billy the Kid'
    "Billy the Kid" is a documentary that follows a few days in the life of Billy Price. He's a 15 year old boy living in a small town in Maine. He's bright and he's mouthy. But he's one of those kids who makes people nervous. He's got a troubled past, and he has what are politely known as 'behavioral' issues. Director Jennifer Venditti is in Minneapolis to introduce the film.4:50 p.m.
  • Bridge in MissouriMissouri's new bridge repair plan getting noticed in Minnesota
    Minnesota isn't the only state slated to have hundreds of bridges repaired. Missouri's plan has drawn notice for its new approach.5:20 p.m.
  • A preview of the 2008 Legislative Session
    Capitol Reporter Tom Scheck tells host Tom Crann that legislative leaders are focusing the 2008 session on the economy. A transportation bill, a bonding bill, and a constitutional amendment for the arts and outdoors will all be on the agenda.5:24 p.m.
  • Blackberry outage
    "Future Tense" host Jon Gordon discusses the major Blackberry service outage going on today. He says mobile Internet service has been disrupted, but voice services are working fine. It's a big problem for Blackberry maker Research In Motion.5:50 p.m.
  • A mortgage conversationSaving the house from the bank
    One of the nation's largest mortgage lenders is partnering with an activist group in an effort to stem the tide of mortgage foreclosures sweeping the nation.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Virginia Democrats Eager for Primary, Election
    With the delegate race tightening between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Virginia voters will be in the spotlight as they head to the primaries Tuesday. But no matter who wins, Democrats say the enthusiasm generated by the primary should help their party in this November's election.
  • Superdelegates May Break Democrats' Dead Heat
    The "magic number" of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination is 2,025. But neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama is close to that number. If that continues, the party's 796 superdelegates may decide the Democratic race.
  • Obama, Clinton Court Young Democrat's Favor
    At 28, Crystal Strait is one of the youngest superdelegates. Representing the Young Democrats of America on the Democratic National Committee, Strait has not pledged to support a candidate yet, and the campaigns are pulling out the big guns in hopes of convincing her.
  • With Climate Swing, a Culture Bloomed in Americas
    Along the coast of Peru, a mysterious civilization sprang up about 5,000 years ago. A team of archaeologists believe a climate change led to the rise of this civilization of mound builders, which eventually spread across South America.
  • Pentagon Levels Capital Charges at Detainees
    The Pentagon says it has charged six detainees at Guantanamo Bay with murder in connection with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The men will become the first Guantanamo prisoners to face trial. And if they're convicted, they could receive the death penalty. The six include Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind.
  • Iraq, U.S. Force Put Anti-Insurgent Focus on Mosul
    The northern Iraqi city of Mosul is the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in the country now. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said Mosul is where al-Qaida in Iraq is making its last stand. U.S. commanders don't see it that way, but there is no doubting the heavy insurgent presence in the city.
  • Arguing the Upside of Being Down
    Eric G. Wilson, author of Against Happiness, has embraced his inner gloom and wishes more people would do the same. He talks to Melissa Block about why the world needs melancholy and the link between sadness and artistic creation.
  • Actor Roy Scheider Dies
    Best known for facing down a man-eating shark in Jaws, Roy Scheider had in recent years struggled with blood cancer; he died from related complications. Jaws catapulted him to stardom in 1975, but The French Connection was his big break.
  • Economists Weigh Recession Scenarios
    President Bush on Monday predicted that the economy will avoid a recession this year. While it's hard for officials to utter the word "recession," a new poll shows that 61 percent of Americans believe the economy is already in one. More and more economists say the same.
  • Home Renovator Accused of Scamming $18 Million
    Prosecutors say a mortgage fraud ring in Akron, Ohio, scammed mortgage companies and local investors out of more than $18 million. With many lenders eager to loan money to almost anybody, this may be one of many small organized crime rings that have sprung up around the country.

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