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All Things Considered
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Road closedNWS warns Fargo-Moorhead to prepare for a top five flood
    Fargo officials said they believe the city is still in good shape because of recent flood protection improvements, but they plan to make 500,000 sandbags to add to a reserve of 750,000 bags.3:20 p.m.
  • Lake VolneyCritics say Dayton's 'snowbird' tax would backfire
    Gov. Mark Dayton is again proposing an income tax on people who spend 60 or more days a year in the state. Dayton argues "snowbirds," use the same services everyone else pays for and that they should be required to pay their fair share.3:24 p.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:44 p.m.
  • Road closedNWS warns Fargo-Moorhead to prepare for a top five flood
    Fargo officials said they believe the city is still in good shape because of recent flood protection improvements, but they plan to make 500,000 sandbags to add to a reserve of 750,000 bags.5:21 p.m.
  • Lake VolneyCritics say Dayton's 'snowbird' tax would backfire
    Gov. Mark Dayton is again proposing an income tax on people who spend 60 or more days a year in the state. Dayton argues "snowbirds," use the same services everyone else pays for and that they should be required to pay their fair share.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Face To Face With Death In Iraq
    Um Abbas has spent decades performing the Muslim ritual of washing the bodies of the dead to prepare them for burial. The war years in Iraq were terrible, she says, but in some ways, confronting death every day helped her cope with the country's trauma.
  • Increase In Sales And Low Inventory Indicate Housing Recovery Is In Full Swing
    A slew of new numbers at the start of spring homebuying season shows the housing recovery is in full swing.
  • At 'Stop-And-Frisk' Trial, Cops Describe Quota-Driven NYPD
    Police officers testifying at a federal trial challenging New York City's policy say they were ordered to increase their number of arrests, summons and 250s — the code for stop, question and frisk. The city says these were simply performance goals.
  • Book Review: 'Hotel Juarez'
    Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new short story collection Hotel Juarez by Daniel Chacon.
  • Baba Salah: A Malian Musician Speaks To His Nation's Displaced
    The guitarist comes from the northern city of Gao, which has made headlines lately due to fighting by Islamist militants and French-backed Malian forces. Salah now plays at a club in Mali's capital, Bamako, where, he says, people gather to relax, reminisce and "see images other than war."
  • NRA-Driven Gun Provisions Pass Along With Spending Bill
    The first gun-related provisions to pass Congress since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were riders included without debate. These same provisions — which limit how federal agencies deal with guns — have been regularly included in spending bills for years.
  • Colorado Doctors Treating Gunshot Victims Differ On Gun Politics
    Some Colorado doctors who've treated victims of recent mass shootings and everyday gun violence say they're deeply disturbed by and opposed to guns. But other doctors don't support the new gun restrictions lawmakers are talking about in Denver and Washington, D.C.
  • Mark Sanford's Affair Follows Him On Campaign Trail For South Carolina House Seat
    Melissa Block talks to University of South Carolina political scientist Mark Tompkins about Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who are running for Congress in the state. Sanford is a former governor who said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2009 when he was actually having an extramarital affair in Argentina. Colbert Busch is the sister of late-night comedian, Stephen Colbert.
  • March Madness Gets Under Way Without A Clear Favorite
    Mike Pesca talks to Robert Siegel about the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
  • Florida Pitches New Facilities To Clinch Spring Training
    Over the next four years, five major league teams will be renegotiating their spring training leases in Florida. With millions in economic benefits at stake, local communities and the Sunshine State are looking to upgraded facilities in hopes of keeping teams from moving to other locations in Florida and Arizona.

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