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All Things Considered
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Senate passes legislative pay increase
    The Minnesota Senate has narrowly passed a bill that would give state representatives and senators a 35 percent pay increase. Supporters say a raise is overdue and that without better pay well-qualified candidates may not run for the Legislature.3:50 p.m.
  • Cul-de-sacSE Minn. now on hook for more costs in Mayo plan
    If the Mayo Clinic is to expand in Rochester, city and county residents must contribute a larger share of the $500 million needed for public transit and other improvements, state lawmakers said this week.3:54 p.m.
  • Shelter'Nice Fish' about much more than ice fishing
    Duluth poet Louis Jenkins never dreamed he'd be in theater. Now he's found himself working at the Guthrie in Minneapolis with an internationally renowned British actor in a world premier production of a play that seems to be about - of all things - ice fishing.4:45 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Hallberg: Chlamydia cases rising in Minn.
    MPR's regular medical analyst Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann on All Things Considered to discuss the rising number of chlamydia cases in Minnesota.4:50 p.m.
  • Baxter International Inc.Tax breaks slated to lure Baxter International expansion
    Top Minnesota lawmakers say they either don't know or can't say which pharmaceutical company they're trying to lure to the state with a tax break gaining steam at the Capitol.5:20 p.m.
  • Minneapolis DFL caucuses on for tonight
    Minneapolis DFLers will take the first step Tuesday toward trying to endorse a candidate for mayor with 117 precinct caucuses at sites around the city starting at 7 p.m.5:24 p.m.
  • Senate passes legislative pay increase
    The Minnesota Senate has narrowly passed a bill that would give state representatives and senators a 35 percent pay increase. Supporters say a raise is overdue and that without better pay well-qualified candidates may not run for the Legislature.5:49 p.m.
  • Cul-de-sacSE Minn. now on hook for more costs in Mayo plan
    If the Mayo Clinic is to expand in Rochester, city and county residents must contribute a larger share of the $500 million needed for public transit and other improvements, state lawmakers said this week.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Boston Police Ask For Public's Help In Bombing Investigation
    Authorities continue investigating bombings that killed three and hurt more than 170 people Monday during the Boston Marathon. The city sought to get back to normal while victim's families were in mourning.
  • Obama Calls Boston Bombing An Act Of Terrorism
    President Obama addressed the Boston bombings again on Tuesday, saying the FBI was investigating the attacks as acts of terrorism and vowing to find and punish the perpetrators.
  • 'Sadness And Defiance' The Mood In Boston After Attacks
    Melissa Block talks to Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen about the mood in Boston the day after the attack at the marathon. He wrote a column titled, "A perfect Marathon day, then the unimaginable."
  • 50 Years Later, King's Birmingham 'Letter' Still Resonates
    It's been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr., began writing his famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail," a response to white Alabama clergymen who called him an "extremist" and told blacks they should be patient. But the time for waiting was over. Birmingham was the perfect place to take a stand.
  • Bostonians Offer Up Their Homes To Stranded Runners
    Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have the latest on the investigation into Monday's bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon.
  • Boston Bombings Require Extensive Investigation
    Robert Siegel talks with Mitchell Silber about how the investigation into the Boston bombings is being coordinated among state and federal counterterrorism agencies. Silber is the former director of the Analytic and Cyber Units in the New York Police Department's Intelligence Division. While there, he oversaw the Department's terrorism investigations.
  • Background Check Battle: More Prosecution Or More Checks?
    Some gun rights supporters point out that only a tiny fraction of people caught trying to buy a gun illegally are ever prosecuted. They say the government should focus on enforcing current law, not expanding background checks. But gun control supporters say that argument misses the point.
  • Gun Rights Activist Endorses Expanded Background Checks
    The Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is backing a compromise gun registration amendment proposed by Sens. Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey. Robert Siegel talks with committee chairman Alan Gottleib about why his group is splitting from the National Rifle Association and supporting background checks for all commercial transfers of guns.
  • Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance
    The Turnaround Arts Initiative is using an ambitious arts curriculum to try and turn eight low-performing schools around. Celebrities like Kerry Washington and Yo-Yo Ma have signed on to help encourage kids, but the program's success will ultimately be measured in test scores.
  • Chuck Close Reflects On Learning School Lessons Through Art
    One of the superstar artists connected with the Turnaround Arts Initiative is painter Chuck Close. He says that when he was growing up, he had some teachers who had enough flexibility to allow him to paint a mural about Lewis and Clark, even though he would not do well on a test about it.

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