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All Things Considered
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art Hounds: Fashion, reality and music
    This week, the art hounds spoke with two local designers whose fashion makes a statement, an artist who questions whether perception is reality, and a new CD from the Duluth indie rock band Low.4:44 p.m.
  • Sen. Pappas during first dayQ&A: DFL Sen. Sandy Pappas and the mood at the Minn. Legislature
    State Sen. Sandy Pappas criticized freshman Republican lawmakers this week, saying they've caused problems due to "inexperience and ignorance." The DFL lawmaker made the remarks during an interview with MPR's Tom Crann.4:49 p.m.
  • Kurt DaudtQ&A: Republican Rep. Kurt Daudt on his hectic first session
    State Rep. Kurt Daudt said his first legislative session has been hectic at times, but he's optimistic that the session will end on time. Daudt shared his perspective on life as a freshman lawmaker on Wednesday, as part of a regular series on All Things Considered.4:54 p.m.
  • Tim PawlentyWith help from Minn. DFL, Dems dog Pawlenty at public events
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be in Boston Friday to speak at a tea party-sponsored "tax day" rally. Massachusetts Democrats held a news conference Thursday to make the case that Pawlenty is not the tax cutter he claims to be. Democrats in Minnesota are helping in the effort to respond to Pawlenty's claims as he campaigns for president.5:20 p.m.
  • Frontiersman  gun shopLawyer for shooting suspect seeking details on gun store burglary
    The attorney for the accused shooter in a triple homicide appeared in Hennepin County district court Thursday to request access to the investigation of a gun store burglary that police believe produced the gun used in last year's Seward Market shooting.5:24 p.m.
  • Lino Lakes votingPhoto ID bill clears House committee, inches toward vote
    A House committee approved a bill Thursday that would require people to show a photo ID before they can vote, and with Republicans in control in the Legislature, the bill has a stronger chance of passing than in years past.5:50 p.m.
  • Lanesboro grocery storeAfter grocers leave, some MN towns push for local co-ops
    Since the village grocery store closed two years ago in Lanesboro, Minn., the town's residents have had to travel at least 10 miles to buy food. Now, a group is trying to get people in town to invest in a co-op.5:54 p.m.
  • Leanne O'SullivanIrish Poet Leanne O'Sullivan wins award from St. Thomas
    Irish Poet Leanne O'Sullivan is this year's winner of the O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, given by the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies.6:20 p.m.
  • David Carr and the Cube CriticsThe Cube Critics and David Carr
    Today, special guest David Carr, a media reporter for the New York Times joins Kerr and Curtis.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Stresses Need For Bipartisan Work On Budget
    President Obama says in making the tough decisions to address the nation's deficit, everything should be on the table — and all ideas are welcome. But Republican Rep. Paul Ryan says that's not the message he got Wednesday.
  • Rep. Ryan Discusses Budget Plan
    Robert Siegel talks with Rep. Paul Ryan, chair of the House Budget Committee, about his budget plan for 2012 — and about President Obama's plan for debt reduction.
  • FAA Official Quits
    After several air traffic controllers were found to be asleep on their jobs, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Organization stepped down Thursday.
  • Study: Mandated IVF Coverage Means Fewer Multiples
    A new study finds that providing insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization leads to fewer multiple births. The study's author says this saves lots of money as multiple births put a strain on neonatal intensive care units and other health services. Only eight states require insurers to cover IVF.
  • Selective Abortions Blamed For Girl Shortage In India
    In India, there are far fewer girls born each year than boys. Activists say the disparity is deliberate: Some families are using ultrasound technology to determine the gender of fetuses and then aborting the females. Now it's becoming difficult for young men to find young women to marry.
  • Past And Present, A 'Princess' In Unlikely Love
    Love stories are unusual for French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier; his films typically center on questions of duty, loyalty and responsibility. But The Princess of Montpensier is an exception — it's a 16th century French romance set against the backdrop of brutal religious wars.
  • DVD Picks: 'Tracy & Hepburn'
    This newly released, 10-disk boxed set features all nine of the classic Hollywood duo's movies, a partnership that lasted almost three decades.
  • Letters: Texas Speed Limit; Tuskegee Airmen
    Robert Siegel reads from listeners' emails about a measure to increase the maximum speed limit in Texas to 85 mph and our story on the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.
  • Natural Gas May Not Be 'Clean' Energy Source
    Natural gas may not be as "clean" an energy source as advertised. A study released this week by professors at Cornell University found that significant amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas, may be escaping into the atmosphere as a result of shale gas extraction. The natural gas industry calls the study flawed — and says the timing is intended to influence the debate in Albany over how and when new gas drilling in New York State can begin.
  • Rebel Leader Finds Hope In 'Courageous' Misrata
    Ali Tarhouni, the Libyan rebels' finance and oil minister, visited the city under siege by leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces. He brought money and a message: that the people haven't been forgotten. "I went there to boost their morale — the fact of the matter [is] they boosted my morale," he says.

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