All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dr. Jon HallbergDr. Jon Hallberg: Still not enough med students specializing in primary care
    After dipping slightly in 2012, the share of fourth-year U.S. medical students opting for residencies in primary care specialties rose in 2013.4:49 p.m.
  • Jerry UntiedtCSA farms boom in Minnesota
    This year, there are more CSAs here than ever before, 100 compared to just eight in 2004 and 42 in 2009, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture,4:54 p.m.
  • Korad 'Sadia' AbdiMpls. loan program doesn't give up on struggling businesses
    Since 2007, the city of Minneapolis has given out more than a million dollars in loans through a program designed to help immigrant entrepreneurs. But six years later, a number of those small businesses are struggling to pay the city back. Its supporters say these delinquent loans are an inevitable part of helping first-time business owners, and one City Council member wants to expand the program.5:23 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • How To Get Rid Of Polio For Good? There's A $5 Billion Plan
    Last year there were just over 200 cases of polio in remote parts of Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Now, a new $5.5 billion plan aims to eliminate the disease for good by 2018.
  • China's Air Pollution Linked To Millions Of Early Deaths
    About 1.2 million people die prematurely every year in China from exposure to outdoor air pollution. Smog has dogged the country as it grows at an explosive rate and burns huge quantities of fossil fuels. But there are signs that the government is beginning to take the issue more seriously.
  • Sanctions Begin To Inflict Real Economic Pain In Iran
    According to recent reports from Iran, inflation rates rose for the sixth consecutive month in March. It currently stands at 31.5 percent. Robert Siegel talks with New York Times reporter Thomas Erdbrink about the effects of high inflation rates on Iran.
  • Conn. Lawmakers Propose Strict Gun Laws After Newtown Shooting
    When Adam Lanza shot his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 people, he used a military-style weapon. He also had 10, 30-round magazines full of a total of 300 bullets. Now, Connecticut lawmakers say they want to ban the sale of those gun magazines, hoping that magazines that hold fewer bullets will mean fewer deaths. Some in the gun industry say that move will cost the state jobs.
  • NRA-Funded Plan Recommends Armed Staff Members In Schools
    Ever since the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., in December, the National Rifle Association has promised a plan for keeping schoolchildren safe.
  • Brain Mapping Project Could Help Find Cures For Alzheimer's, Epilepsy
    President Obama calls the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Neurotechnologies) Initiative a 'bold effort.'
  • Obama's Plan To Explore The Brain: A 'Most Audacious' Project
    The White House is asking Congress for $100 million to develop new tools for "eavesdropping" on millions of cellular conversations, as individual neurons interact to form thoughts or create memories. The goal is more ambitious than the Human Genome Project, researchers say.
  • Once Championed By Putin, Medvedev Falls Precipitously Out Of Favor
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is under attack these days — and is receiving no support from his erstwhile political partner, President Vladimir Putin. Though loyal and cautious, Medvedev became a magnet for the opposition, who sought an alternative to Putin. Now, observers say, it's only a matter of time before Medvedev is ousted.
  • Letters: Oral History Project For Navy Dolphins
    Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about an oral history project dedicated to preserving the stories of U.S. Navy dolphins.
  • 'Burgess Boys' Author, Like Her Characters, Finds Refuge In New York
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout comes from a family established in Maine for eight generations. When she left Maine for Brooklyn, she says, it was seen as a betrayal. The characters in her new novel make that same journey.

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