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All Things Considered
Monday, February 26, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • "Poster Child"Life as a "Poster Child"
    Emily Rapp was born with a congenital defect that led to the amputation of her left leg when she was 4 years old. Her new book, "Poster Child," reflects on her experiences with her disability, and her role as the poster child for the March of Dimes.4:50 p.m.
  • DM&E trainFederal government rejects loan for DM&E railroad
    The head of the Federal Railroad Administration says the $2.3 billion federal loan sought by DM&E would pose an unacceptably high risk to federal taxpayers.5:20 p.m.
  • Commercial fishermanBill may increase commercial trout fishing on Lake Superior
    Commercial fishermen along the North Shore of Lake Superior could be allowed to bring more lake trout to market.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Death by Excited Delirium: Diagnosis or Coverup?
    A growing number of people in police custody are dying of a controversial diagnosis termed "excited delirium." Doctors believe the condition exists, and medical examiners nationwide recognize excited delirium as a cause of death. But civil-rights groups are furious, calling it a made-up phrase meant to absolve police of abuse.
  • Sharpton-Strom Tie Shows the Power of Research
    The revelation that an ancestor of Rev. Al Sharpton was a slave owned by an ancestor of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond has highlighted the growing field of genealogy. Tracing family history is a challenge for many African-Americans who are the descendants of slaves.
  • Garlic Takes a Hit but Backers Are Unfazed
    A new study concludes that garlic does not help lower cholesterol after all. The heart-healthy claim has bolstered sales of garlic supplements since the 1990s. For six months, researchers fed garlic to 200 people with elevated cholesterol, but saw no change in their levels at the end of the study.
  • Finding Binge Absolution in a Do-Si-Do
    Marc Acito has always loved this time of the yea, when he can compulsively eat as many Girl Scout Cookies as he wants. After all, overeating can't be all that bad if the proceeds go to a good cause.
  • 'West Bank Story' Tells Tale of Star-Crossed Lovers
    West Bank Story, this year's Oscar winner for best live action short film, is a takeoff on West Side Story and features a star-crossed love affair between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian woman.
  • Rasputia: A Comic Type, or a Racial Stereotype?
    Two recent film portrayals of African-American women have drawn huge audiences: Tyler Perry's Madea character, which has spawned a franchise; and Eddie Murphy's Rasputia in Norbit. The large, boisterous characters have sparked outrage along with ticket sales.
  • The GOP: Today's 'War Party'?
    The debate in Congress over Iraq may generate headlines casting Republicans as the "war party."
  • Energy Giant TXU to Go Private in $32 Billion Deal
    Energy giant TXU agrees to be acquired by a group of private-equity firms in a deal worth $32 billion. If approved, it would be the largest leveraged buyout in U.S. history. The bidders are making concessions to environmentalists to help push the deal through.
  • Mantra for New Minds: Pillow Fight!
    In New York City this past weekend, a group called New Mind Space, which says it "disseminates urban bliss," sponsored a come-one, come-all pillow fight in Union Square.
  • Cheney Pushes Pakistan to Fight Al-Qaida
    Vice President Dick Cheney visits Pakistan, seeking help in countering al-Qaida's efforts to regroup in the region. However, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf insists his forces have already done as much as possible against extremists in their territory.

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