All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Friday, March 6, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Norm Coleman, Tony TrimbleCourt rejects Franken petition for election certificate
    Minnesota's Supreme Court on Friday blocked Democrat Al Franken's petition for an election certificate that would put him in the U.S. Senate without waiting for a lawsuit to run its course.5:20 p.m.
  • A gray wolfWolf specialist talks about the state of gray wolves in Minn.
    Minnesota's Gray Wolves are being taken off the endangered species list, again. To talk more about the gray wolf population in and around Minnesota, All Things Considered called Dan Stark, a wolf management specialist with Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources.5:24 p.m.
  • An Al-Shabaab Web siteOnline tools may have been used to recruit young Somalis
    A new study warns about the threat of Islamist radicalization and says online chat rooms are gaining strength. The report sheds some light on how recruiters could lure Americans to fight in a holy war.5:50 p.m.
  • Doctor ManhattanThe science behind 'Watchmen'
    Superman is faster than a speeding bullet. Spiderman can do whatever a spider can. But, how do comic book heros and their extraordinary abilities relate to the laws of physics when Hollywood gets a hold of them?6:20 p.m.
  • Simple stagingCondo residents put on a play -- way off Broadway
    Some people ask their neighbors if they can borrow a cup of sugar. Anita O'Sullivan asked hers if she could direct them in a stage show.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Astounded By Latest Jobs Data
    President Barack Obama Friday called the loss of 651,000 U.S. jobs in February "astounding." Obama was in Columbus, Ohio, to meet with police department recruits whose jobs were protected by the government stimulus package passed last month.
  • Week In Politics Examined
    The Obama administration is pushing for major changes in health care and other sectors of the American economy. E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times talk about the week in politics.
  • Wife Of Zimbabwe Leader Reportedly Killed In Crash
    The vehicle carrying the new prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, and his wife, Susan, was reportedly sideswiped by a truck south of the capital, Harare. Tsvangairai was slightly injured.
  • The Story Of Daylight Saving Time
    Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend. Most states will enjoy a full eight months of extra daylight. David Prerau, author of Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time, talks about how the daylight calendar has shifted over the years.
  • New Telescope To Hunt For Earth-Like Planets
    NASA's new Kepler space telescope is heading for deep space and is on the lookout for planets capable of supporting life. If it doesn't find any, that means that Earth — and life — may be rare. If it finds a bunch, hello Star Trek!
  • Looking To Save, IRS Stops Outsourcing Collections
    The Internal Revenue Service will stop using private contractors to collect delinquent taxes. Instead, the government plans to hire more of its own collection agents. That's one small reversal of a trend toward government outsourcing.
  • IRS Chief: Agency Works With Taxpayers In Trouble
    As Americans struggle with the economic downturn, the IRS says it is trying to be more flexible this tax-filing season with those who are in financial trouble. IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman says the agency can be lenient in hardship cases.
  • Two Novels About Creation
    Former Sandinista Gioconda Belli's Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand is about life with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Frozen Thames, by Helen Humphrey, is a series of vignettes about the 40 times in seven centuries the river Thames has frozen in winter.
  • Obama's Gifts To Brown Irk British Media
    President Barack Obama's gift of a set of DVDs to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown appalled the British media, furious about the lack of traditional protocol afforded to Brown while he was in Washington. Iain Martin, a columnist and blogger for the Daily Telegraph, says he found Obama to be rudeness personified toward Britain.
  • Visiting Belfast, Decade After Peace Deal
    President Barack Obama's newly appointed Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, is perhaps best-known for his work in Northern Ireland. Youth Radio visited the neighborhood more than a decade after the end of the unrest to check out the aftermath of the peace process for the city's young people.

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