All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Celia's familyChildren of the deported
    It's a story that's made headlines for years -- immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally are detained and sent back to their home countries. A lot of times, they leave families behind, including U.S.-born kids.4:49 p.m.
  • Norm Coleman, Tony TrimbleDems urge Coleman to drop legal battle
    Democrats today tried to turn up the pressure on Republican Norm Coleman to drop his legal battle for the Senate seat. Yesterday evening, the judicial panel ruled against Coleman in his election challenge lawsuit. But Coleman is showing no signs of throwing in the towel.5:19 p.m.
  • Coleman in the courtroomColeman: 'This trial court is simply wrong'
    Republican Norm Coleman said today a three-judge panel "was simply wrong" when it ruled yesterday that he had lost the U.S. Senate race to DFLer Al Franken. He spoke today with MPR's Tom Crann.5:24 p.m.
  • Minnesota SenateLittle agreement at Capitol as deadlines loom
    The Minnesota House and Senate resumed work Tuesday after a holiday break, and deep disagreements remain over how to erase the state's $4.6 billion budget deficit.5:50 p.m.
  • Brigadier General David ElicerioBrigadier general talks about Minn. Guard deployment to Iraq
    More than a thousand Minnesota National Guard members are getting ready for another deployment to Iraq. To discuss more about the latest major deployment of Minnesotans to Iraq, All Things Considered talked with Brigadier General David Elicerio. He will serve as the Deputy Commanding General of the Red Bulls in Iraq.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • North Korea Vows To Restart Nuclear Reactor
    A defiant North Korea ousted international nuclear inspectors and said it would boycott disarmament talks in retaliation for the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of its rocket launch.
  • Offshore Tax Havens Still Abound
    Much of American wealth is hidden offshore. On the eve of tax day, Robert Siegel speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, who's written extensively about tax havens.
  • L.A. Nuns Pray For Pumpkin Bread Salvation
    For years, nuns at the 85-year-old Monastery of the Angels in Los Angeles have helped pay the bills by selling pumpkin bread. But now their oven is broken — and they're broke. The nuns are praying for a new oven to help relieve the financial distress.
  • Goldman Sachs To Repay Some Bailout Money
    Goldman Sachs sold $5 billion of stock Tuesday. The company says it wants to use the proceeds to begin paying back the government for all the bailout money it got last fall.
  • The Short, Bright Baseball Career Of 'The Bird'
    Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych died Monday in an apparent accident at his farm outside Boston. He was 54. The eccentric player known as "The Bird" arrived like a shooting star with a Rookie of the Year season in 1976, but injuries cut his career short.
  • An England Coping With Change, Loss
    Parts of Britain's economy are hugely successful. The country's arts are world class. And it's a great place to visit. But underneath, beyond the London, the Oxford, the Canterbury that visitors see, there is undoubtedly a malaise, and complaints about immigration are pervasive.
  • Payne Calls Somalia Shooting 'Act Of Desperation'
    As Rep. Donald Payne left Mogadishu on Monday, his plane was fired on by mortar shells. Payne tells NPR that the Islamist group al-Shabab was trying to send a message to U.S. officials to stay away. He says the Somali officials he met with want to see an end to piracy.
  • Inside Iran's Revolutionary Court
    Ali Shakeri, advisory board member for the Center for Citizen Peacebuilding at the University of California, Irvine, was tried in Iran's Revolutionary Court last October. He describes what it was like in a conversation with Melissa Block.
  • Trees May Dry Up With Global Warming
    Warming global temperatures could cause massive tree die-offs. That's the gloomy conclusion of a new study by scientists at the University of Arizona. They've discovered that trees exposed to temperatures warmer than those in their native environment were less capable of tolerating drought.
  • Obama Guarded In Speech On Budget, Economy
    President Obama laid out his administration's plans to fight the recession Tuesday in a speech at Georgetown University. He proclaimed economic progress, but warned Americans that "by no means are we out of the woods."

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