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All Things Considered
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Flood gaugeObama declares emergency, evacuations begin
    With evacuations ordered in parts of Fargo and Moorhead, Pres. Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration Thursday night declaring Minn. a disaster area. This comes after the National Weather Service issued a forecast that the crest for the area would reach 41 to 43 feet this weekend.3:50 p.m.
  • Elissa ElliottRochester novelist explores the life of the Bible's first woman
    A Rochester novelist takes on the life of the first woman in the Bible, Eve, to great success.3:54 p.m.
  • Art Hounds: Week of March 26
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside our own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on this weekend.4:44 p.m.
  • Fargo hospital system prepares for flood injuries
    MPR's Tom Crann talks to Bruce Pitts, Executive Vice President of MeritCare Health System - which operates hospitals and clinics in the Fargo-Moorhead area.4:50 p.m.
  • MuralFed money stimulates construction of NE MN physics lab
    Stimulus money will fund dozens of jobs to build a big physics experiment in northeast Minnesota.4:54 p.m.
  • Fargo emergency flood plans
    The City of Fargo has prepared the following contingency evacuation plan for residents who live within the secondary dike system. Residents will be notified via sirens, CodeRED and the Emergency Broadcast System if there is a levy breach and an evacuation is necessary.5:20 p.m.
  • Minnesota's Emergency Operations CenterFighting the flood from afar
    The closest watch on the Red River might be kept in a windowless room in St. Paul, known as the state's Emergency Operations Center.5:50 p.m.
  • Pawlenty proposes state workers take unpaid leave
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty is proposing that state employees agree to take up to 48 days of unpaid leave over the next two years as a way to save money. Union officials say the plan for forced furloughs is unacceptable.5:54 p.m.
  • Last-minute fightVideo: The last-minute fight
    As a Code Red was issued this afternoon, signifying an evacuation is possible from Riverfront Circle, and the surrounding neighborhoods, the Morses and John Brummer were not giving up.6:20 p.m.
  • Snow and sandbagsPreparing a business for the flood
    As residents and volunteers are working to protect houses and neighborhoods along the Red River. Businesses in Fargo and Moorhead are also dealing with rising waters.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. Automakers May Get Another Lifeline
    Days before a deadline for General Motors and Chrysler to prove they can be viable, major issues still aren't resolved. But there is every indication the companies will live on past the March 31 deadline, and, perhaps, receive more federal aid with conditions.
  • Mortgages Offer Rare Positive Economic News
    Rates on home mortgages have dropped to all-time lows, and there are early signs that home sales may finally be coming out of their tailspin. Still, the economy is still not at a place where it is regularly functioning.
  • Spy Chief Seeks Added Intelligence In Afghanistan
    National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair said Thursday the intelligence support now in place to aid military operations in Afghanistan is lacking. He sat down with reporters the day before President Obama reveals his strategy for Afghanistan.
  • Letters: Medical Records, 'Three Stooges'
    Listeners weigh in on the government's decision to help hospitals shift medical records online, and wonder whether the story of the Three Stooges film adaptation is fact or fiction. Robert Siegel reads from listeners' e-mails.
  • Amadou And Mariam: Well Beyond Mali
    The self-billed "blind couple of Mali" have been recording since the '80s, but they've never stuck to one style. On Welcome to Mali, Amadou and Mariam absorb ideas from everywhere and sound like they're having a ball.
  • Anatomy Of A Bank Takeover
    When a bank fails, agents from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. slip into town and quietly assume control. Staffers at Washington's Bank of Clark County describe the top-secret mission as amazingly swift and precise.
  • Border Mayors Say Mexico Unrest Fears Overblown
    Violence on Mexico's border fueled by the drugs trade has dominated news headlines in recent days. But mayors of towns and cities along the U.S.-Mexican border say the attention borders on hysteria and they are urging a more rational view.
  • 'Monsters Vs. Aliens': When 3-D Attacks
    A meteor transforms a valley girl into a giantess — and kick-starts her career as a world-saving monster once aliens invade. DreamWorks' animated frolic features the voices of Seth Rogen and Reese Witherspoon.
  • Geithner Outlines Regulation Overhaul
    The Obama administration has unveiled its plan for overhauling the financial regulatory system. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told lawmakers the administration wants to bring some of the market's most complicated products under federal oversight.
  • Expert: Regulating Global Financial Firms Not Easy
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday the administration wants to bring some of the market's most complicated products under federal oversight. Kevin Jacques, an associate professor of Finance at Baldwin-Wallace College, explains the challenges.

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