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All Things Considered
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Parkview Center SchoolRoseville school locked down after shots fired nearby
    A school in Roseville was locked down briefly on Wednesday after the owner of a liquor store across the street fired shots at some robbery suspects. Although two groups of students were outside at the time, nobody was hurt.5:20 p.m.
  • Valeria SilvaSt. Paul school closures only one part of budget-cutting plan
    The St. Paul School Board could vote as early as next week to approve a reorganization plan that would close six school buildings. The district is taking the steps to help close a $30 million budget deficit.5:24 p.m.
  • Gabriel KahaneGabriel Kahane's musical metamorphosis
    Gabriel Kahane is a singer, guitarist and composer. He's just as comfortable performing in Lincoln Center in New York as in the 400 Bar in Minneapolis. He's done both recently, presenting his unique mixture of indie rock and classical music. This weekend he'll perform a new composition at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis5:52 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Holder Takes Heat From Senate Panel
    Senate Republicans have spent the past few months criticizing Attorney General Eric Holder in speeches and press releases, mostly focused on his national security decisions. On Wednesday, they questioned Holder to his face. He tried to explain some of his comments — and backed away from others.
  • List Of Supreme Court Prospects Grows
    The White House has indicated it won't announce a nominee to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court this week, and may not until later in the month. The initial list of three high prospects has grown to include several passed off for the Sotomayor slot last year, and a few new faces as well — including one from far-off Montana. NPR's Nina Totenberg updates Michele Norris on the latest developments.
  • Earthquakes Kill Hundreds In Western China
    A powerful earthquake has struck China's remote Qinghai province. Reports say that 400 have died and that 10,000 are injured. The quake zone is a 12-hour drive from the provincial capital. NPR's Anthony Kuhn is heading to the provincial capital, and updates Robert Siegel on the latest.
  • New Labor Party Emerging In North Carolina
    The passage of the new health care bill is expected to have a wide-ranging effect on members of Congress during the next cycle of elections. In North Carolina, one of the nation's most powerful labor unions has decided to play a bigger role in the campaigning. The SEIU is helping to create a new political party to challenge several Democrats they helped elect just two years ago.
  • Who Pays Taxes? Not As Many As You Think
    It turns out that nearly half of all Americans don't have to pay any federal income tax. In 2009, 47 percent of all filers paid nothing. It's a number that's gone up significantly in just a couple of years. Robert Siegel talks to Roberton Williams, who's been crunching the numbers at the Tax Policy Institute in Washington. According to Williams, millions escape filing because their incomes are too low or they're eligible for deductions, credits and exemptions.
  • Support For Planned Kandahar Operation Questioned
    U.S. and NATO troops are laying the groundwork for a major offensive in the Taliban's birthplace and spiritual heartland, Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province. But the operation needs Afghan President Hamid Karzai's backing, and the mercurial leader is less than enthusiastic about it.
  • Expert Weighs In On Pakistan And Nuclear Weapons
    Robert Siegel talks to Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, a Pakistani nuclear physicist and political defense analyst, about the security of Pakistan's fissile material. Hoodbhoy is an advocate for the peaceful use of nuclear technology, while supporting nonproliferation.
  • World Isn't Prepared For Nuclear Threat
    The era of nuclear confrontation between superpowers may have passed, but the threat of nuclear weapons remains. NPR Senior News Analyst Dan Schorr warns that the international community is not prepared for the threat of nuclear attack from groups with no fixed address.
  • $500 For Running A Red Light? Blame The Camera
    Traffic cameras are big-time money generators for municipalities: In Culver City, Calif., they raise $2 million a year. They're also big-time anger generators for drivers — so much so that several states have banned red-light cameras, and other places are considering it.
  • The Viral Adventures of Bob The Baby Screech Owl
    Reared in a Miami mango tree, the little Eastern screech owl gained big-time Internet numbers with a live-stream saga. Bob's Facebook fan base ranges from New Hampshire to China — and now he's moved on.

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