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All Things Considered
Monday, February 25, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Essential servicesDFLers revive child care unionization effort
    Government-subsidized child care providers have renewed their effort to form a union, and this time they're asking labor-friendly Democrats to write it in state law.5:20 p.m.
  • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra musiciansTwo sides in SPCO dispute meet to consider play and talk proposal
    Management and locked out musicians of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra have been meeting all afternoon. It's the first face-to-face talks the two sides have had in some time. They are trying to hammer out an agreement which may get the musicians playing again, and ultimately lead to a settlement in the long-running contract dispute.5:24 p.m.
  • U.S. Rep. John KlineRep. Kline hears concerns about school safety, funding
    On Thursday, Minnesota Republican Rep. John Kline will hold hearings in Washington on school security. Kline, who chairs the House Education Committee, spoke with school officials in Burnsville today to get their input on the issue.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Civil Trial Against BP Seeks To Place Blame For Gulf Oil Spill
    The long-awaited BP trial opened Monday in New Orleans. The oil giant is in court to determine how much it should pay because of the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Audie Cornish talks to Jeff Brady.
  • Increased Humidity From Climate Change Could Make It Harder To Tolerate Summers
    It's not just the heat — it's the humidity. Health experts actually apply that principle to workers, soldiers and sportsmen who toil outside and in places that lack air conditioning. A study in Nature Climate Change says that global warming will noticeably reduce the amount of time people can spend working and playing safely outside.
  • Wisconsin Governor Tries To Rejuvenate State's Mining Industry Amid Protest
    Plagued by a stagnant economy, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is pushing a rewrite of his state's mining laws to clear the way for a massive open pit iron mine. Backers hope the project could rejuvenate an industry that helped build Wisconsin, although it's been mostly dormant for more than 50 years. But the proposal's sweeping changes to environmental protections have met fierce opposition in a state that also prides itself on its history of protecting the earth.
  • To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies
    Researchers say that the heartbeats and breathing of babies may help identify the kids most likely to struggle with poverty later on. Biology matters, the scientists say, but so does baby's relationship with Mom.
  • Senior Catholic Cleric Resigns After Allegations Of 'Inappropriate' Behavior
    Britain's most senior Catholic cleric has resigned just before he was to attend the conclave to select a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal Keith O'Brien is alleged to have behaved inappropriately with three priests and a former priest who filed complaints with the Vatican. The allegations date back to the 1980s. Audie Cornish talks to Philip Reeves.
  • Fearing Election Turmoil, Kenyans Seek A Tech Solution
    Text messages spreading false rumors helped spark postelection violence in 2007. This time, monitors will keep an eye on social media and will be in touch with government officials in a bid to prevent bloodshed.
  • Governors' D.C. Summit Dominated By Medicaid And The Sequester
    Since the governors last met in July, some have shifted their views on the federal health care law. A few Republicans have even changed their minds about the potential benefits of the president's plan to expand Medicaid.
  • NASCAR Under Fire After Crash Injures Dozens Of Fans
    The big NASCAR news this weekend wasn't Jimmie Johnson's victory in the Daytona 500 or Danica Patrick's 8th place finish, the highest ever for a woman. A huge crash at the end of Saturday's Nationwide 400 in Daytona injured more than 30 fans and put a pall on NASCAR's biggest event. Audie Cornish talks to Ryan McGee, senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
  • Study: Mediterranean Diet Can Greatly Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke
    There's a rare bit of good news for debt crisis ridden Spain, Italy and Greece. A new study finds that 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and heart disease can be prevented in high risk people if they switch to a Mediterranean diet that includes olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit and vegetables.
  • Alabama Divided As Court Prepares To Hear Voting Rights Challenge
    The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case challenging a Voting Rights Act provision that requires some states to receive federal approval for elections rule changes. Shelby County says the system is outdated, but some black officials argue it's still necessary to ensure diverse voices in government.

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