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All Things Considered
Friday, March 19, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Shopping smartHow to do healthy shopping without breaking the bank
    Ben Senauer, Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and former Co-Director of The Food Industry Center at the University of Minnesota, shows MPR's Tom Crann how to do economically and healthy smart shopping at the SuperTarget in Roseville.3:50 p.m.
  • The current 169/I-494 interchangeFunding approved for 169/494 junction overhaul
    The long-awaited overhaul of the busy U.S. Highway 169-Interstate 494 interchange in the southwest suburbs has been given a green light.4:44 p.m.
  • Nancy PelosiHealth care reform: What's at stake for Minnesota?
    Democratic lawmakers will be meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House tomorrow -- the eve of a crucial vote on his health care overhaul.5:20 p.m.
  • Temporary dikeChanges to flood maps mean more must buy flood insurance
    Floods in the Fargo-Moorhead area the past two years have prompted more people to buy flood insurance. But next year, thousands more homeowners will be forced to buy flood insurance when FEMA changes its floodplain maps.5:24 p.m.
  • Sen. Mee MouaBill to restrict gang data passes Senate committee
    A measure to restrict the use of secret police files to fight gang crime in Minnesota has passed a key test at the Capitol. The provision is part of the long-running fallout of a police corruption scandal involving the Twin Cities-based Metro Gang Strike Force.5:48 p.m.
  • Moving a houseBuying out homeowners to make flood fighting easier
    The City of Moorhead wants to purchase and remove this year about 45 homes on the banks of the Red River this year. Many will be replaced by a permanent levee.5:54 p.m.
  • Shopping smartHow to do healthy shopping without breaking the bank
    Ben Senauer, Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and former Co-Director of The Food Industry Center at the University of Minnesota, shows MPR's Tom Crann how to do economically and healthy smart shopping at the SuperTarget in Roseville.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama: Health Bill About Nation's Character, Not Cost
    President Obama held a big rally Friday, hoping to persuade the few wavering lawmakers he needs to vote "yes" on the overhaul bill. But protesters outside warned that the country can't afford to extend health insurance to 30 million more people.
  • Week In Politics Reviewed
    President Obama and House Democrats gathered support for the health care bill that is expected to be voted upon Sunday. Meanwhile, U.S.-Israeli relations were tense this week after an Israeli announcement that it will build new homes in an East Jerusalem neighborhood. David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post offer their insight.
  • Fess Parker's Death Sparks Nostalgia
    The death of actor Fess Parker on Thursday triggered memories and sadness in baby boomers from all over. They remembered their coonskin caps, their rifles and their imaginary adventures on the frontier.
  • ABC News Under Fire For Payment To Murder Suspect
    The attorney for Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her daughter, told a court Thursday that ABC News had paid Anthony $200,000 for exclusive rights to reproduce family photos and a video. Several journalists said ABC's failure to tell viewers of the payment for the pictures was an ethical lapse.
  • In Changing China, Being 'Suicided' Or 'Harmonized'
    It's become fashionable in China to use the passive voice when authorities have done something you don't like. Being "harmonized" is now a common expression that means you've been censored. The play on words by the Chinese is a darkly humorous poke at their situation.
  • Cartoon Furor Met With Muted Response In Sweden
    Swedish artist Lars Vilks has lived with a $100,000 bounty on his head since 2007 for a drawing he made depicting the Prophet Muhammad. But unlike the angry protest that erupted in 2005 after similar cartoons were published in Denmark, Swedes have remained largely silent on the controversy.
  • Punk Hacker, Meet Punk'd Hack: Discuss
    Based on a popular novel by Swedish author Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo follows the unlikely partnership between a brilliant young hacker and a discredited investigative journalist who team up to solve a 40-year-old murder. Hollywood already plans to remake it, but you're better off catching the original.
  • Letters: Heist, Soule, Quartet
    Listeners respond to the story on the $275 million drug heist, the interview with Paralympian Andy Soule and the review of the Dante Quartet's new recording. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Talking With Jimmy Cliff, Shepherd Of Reggae Music
    The Jamaican musician was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as only the second reggae artist to be welcomed there. He spoke on his childhood fascination with music, which turned into a long and pioneering career.
  • Israel Works To Mend U.S. Ties
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered some new confidence-building measures to the Palestinians in hopes of spurring the resumption of peace talks and ending a diplomatic flap with the U.S. Israeli media reports say it includes the release of some Palestinian prisoners and the removal of some checkpoints in the occupied West Bank.

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