All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • "Unplanned growth"Housing bust exposes the cost of unplanned growth
    When the housing bubble burst, the population growth in the ring of counties surrounding the Twin Cities metro area -- once one of the fastest growing in the country -- virtually stopped. This sudden shift has presented challenges for the people who live in those areas.3:50 p.m.
  • Opponent of GAMC cutsTalks to save GAMC ongoing; religious pressure building
    Gov. Pawlenty and Democrats are negotiating to try to find a way to extend funding for General Assistance Medical Care. But there's no deal yet, and several religious groups are ramping up pressure on the governor and the Legislature to fix the problem.5:20 p.m.
  • In Minneapolis, public to weigh in on Dolan nomination
    Members of the Minneapolis City Council will listen to public testimony over the nomination of police Chief Tim Dolan to serve another term on Wednesday afternoon.5:24 p.m.
  • A lute and a tamper at work on potholesFixing potholes in St. Paul
    Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Tim Nelson joins a road service crew as they fix potholes in St. Paul, Minnesota.5:48 p.m.
  • "Unplanned growth"Housing bust exposes the cost of unplanned growth
    When the housing bubble burst, the population growth in the ring of counties surrounding the Twin Cities metro area -- once one of the fastest growing in the country -- virtually stopped. This sudden shift has presented challenges for the people who live in those areas.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Makes Another Health Care Push
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday laid out a final road map for Congress to pass an overhaul of the nation's health care system. He offered to include a few more Republican ideas into the plan, but the GOP said the new items were just tokens that didn't change the bill. Democrats say the Obama plan is centrist, but still partisan.
  • Sen. Alexander Blasts Obama Health Proposal
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has compared President Obama's health care overhaul plan to "putting a couple of rear view mirrors in a car going in the wrong direction." He says despite three GOP ideas, the plan still has billions in taxes, Medicare cuts and premium increases.
  • For Gay Catholics, D.C. Marriage Win Bittersweet
    Gay couples lined up to apply for marriage certificates Wednesday as Washington, D.C.'s gay-marriage law took affect. The law caused the diocese to change its policies so it wouldn't have to give gay spouses benefits or handle adoptions for them. The change may allow the diocese to keep city contracts, but it could also push the faithful away.
  • What Haiti Needs More Than Charity: Trade
    With the spotlight on post-earthquake Haiti, the nation's clothing manufacturers hope to win a better trade deal with the U.S. But even now, they face an uphill battle.
  • Rangel Temporarily Gives Up Leadership Role
    Veteran New York Democrat Charlie Rangel temporarily stepped down as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. This after the ethics panel admonished him for breaking House rules on corporate-sponsored trips — and after Democrats began to desert him.
  • Across Nations, Black Politicians Under Scrutiny
    With Charlie Rangel relinquishing his chairmanship, New York Gov. David Paterson pulling out of the governor's race and Harold Ford saying he won't run for a New York Senate seat, it has been a bumpy week for high-profile black politicians. Clarence Page, columnist at the Chicago Tribune, says it's a case of African-Americans gaining both power and scrutiny.
  • Idea Of Nullification Gains Steam In Texas
    There's been much talk among anti-Obama, Tea Party activists of a legal concept called nullification. The belief is that if the citizens of a state decide they don't like a federal law passed, the 10th Amendment gives them the power to simply ignore it. The idea has caught fire among some Texans.
  • Listeners' Questions On Taxes Requested
    Taxes are due in just about six weeks, and this year there are quite a few new tax breaks being offered: for people who have bought a new home, or energy-efficient items for their home or a new car. Listeners are invited to submit their questions, some of which the show will answer next week.
  • Matzo Run Marks The Beginning Of Passover
    The Manischewitz factory in New Jersey prepares 60 percent of its matzo product line in the weeks before Passover. Schmura, or "guarded," matzo is produced under the watchful eyes of a team of rabbis.
  • Must Hear: Rules For Eating
    Here's one thing everyone has in common: We all eat food. And for people fortunate enough to be able to decide what to eat, the ability to choose can breed anxiety.

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