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All Things Considered
Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Statement of one of the imams
    Three of the six imams who were removed from a US Airways flight in the Twin Cities in November 2006 discussed their lawsuit during a news conference Tuesday morning.5:17 p.m.
  • To the Arctic, but not this yearWhat went wrong on the Arctic expedition?
    MPR's Tom Crann talks to Ann Bancroft. She and Liv Arnesen are on their way home after a failed expedition to the North Pole.5:20 p.m.
  • Twice as much gallery spaceWeisman unveils expansion plans
    The expansion will provide the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis with more gallery space, and a new cafe. It's designed by the original architect, Frank Gehry.5:24 p.m.
  • Choir classEducators charge arts lag under No Child Left Behind
    The 2002 education reform act No Child Left Behind has earned praise for bringing more accountability to public schools. But some say it elevates certain subject areas at the expense of others. One subject critics say the act has "left behind" is arts education.5:54 p.m.
  • Linda MyersMyers looks toward life after The Loft
    After 13 years, the executive director of the Loft Literary Center is leaving. Linda Myers will retire in October. The Loft is the largest independent center for writers in the country.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Gonzales Admits to Errors in Firing U.S. Attorneys
    Speaking of the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors — and the White House's role in the firings — Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says, "I acknowledge that mistakes were made here; I accept that responsibility." A top Justice Department adviser has resigned over his involvement in the dismissals.
  • Leahy Vows to Unveil Events that Led to Firings
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) says he was outraged when he learned of previously undisclosed White House involvement in the removal of eight U.S. attorneys. The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman had been assured by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales that his panel was fully briefed on the matter.
  • Congress Gets an Earful on No Child Left Behind
    Members of the House and Senate asked concerned citizens Tuesday for ideas on how to improve the No Child Left Behind education law — and they got an earful. The law is up for reauthorization this year, and Congress is focusing on how to improve teacher quality.
  • A Doctor's Lifelong Commitment to Fight Diseases
    Dr. Frank Richards specializes in the infectious diseases that are rampant in developing countries, especially diseases that target children. For 25 years, he has worked in uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous conditions to help people who are struggling to survive.
  • Outrage Grows Over Pace's Anti-Gay Remark
    Congressional Democrats and gay advocacy groups are calling for an apology from the military's top officer, Gen. Peter Pace, who said homosexuality is "immoral" and that the behavior that should not be condoned by the military.
  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy: Bad for Security?
    Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, the first Marine to be wounded in the Iraq war, says the type of prejudice expressed by Gen. Peter Pace is going to have a negative effect on national security. The general made anti-gay comments to a Chicago paper.
  • Torture's Wider Use Brings New Concerns
    The Fox Network series 24 features a hero who is not shy about using torture to achieve his objectives. The portrayal of torture as a positive tool worries human-rights watchers as well as the general who heads up West Point. They say the portrayals may be influencing military interrogators.
  • U.S. Skier Hopes to Make World Cup History
    The finals in skiing's World Cup begin Wednesday in Switzerland, where American Julia Mancuso is currently tied for second place. Before this year, Mancuso had never won a World Cup race; in the event's 40-year history, only one American woman has ever won the title.
  • African Guitarists Have Arrived at a New Style
    It's a truism that the drum is the heart and soul of African music. But not so fast: Over the past century, guitarists have redefined the sound of the continent. Two new releases, by Zimbabwean guitarist Louis Mhlanga and a Toronto-based group called the African Guitar Summit, prove that.
  • Maliki Visits Ramadi, Former Insurgent Stronghold
    In Iraq on Tuesday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki made an unprecedented visit to Ramadi, the capital of the unstable Anbar province. Ramadi had long been a major stronghold of Iraq's Sunni insurgents and al-Qaida in Iraq.

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