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All Things Considered
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Emergency roomHealth care reform backers prepare for push in Washington
    Congress began work this week on legislation to overhaul the nation's health care system. While much of the action will be taking place in Washington, reformers in Minnesota are gearing up to make their voices heard.5:20 p.m.
  • Emerald ash borerMinn., Wis. impose quarantine to fight spread of ash borer
    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is imposing a quarantine on wood from ash trees in southeastern Minnesota today, to try to control the spread of the emerald ash borer.5:24 p.m.
  • Riot PoliceDirector describes film as a 'mix tape' of the RNC
    The Republican National Convention in St. Paul drew national attention last September. Mainstream media carried images of delegates, protesters and police officers, but documentary director Chris Strouth focused on another angle of the RNC.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Senate Report Stirs Torture Debate
    A new Senate report offers the most detailed account so far of the military's use of harsh interrogation methods during the Bush administration. It examines how detainees were treated in Afghanistan, at Guantanamo and in Iraq.
  • Levin: Punishment Question Next In Torture Probe
    Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is calling for an independent panel to determine whether top officials who authorized the use of harsh interrogation tactics should be punished for doing so.
  • Taking A Look At Credit Card Trends
    President Obama will meet Thursday with top executives from credit-card companies. The administration plans to crack down on unfair lending practices. Joan Goldwasser of Kiplinger Personal Finance offers insights about how credit-card companies operate.
  • A Eulogy For The Boombox
    Before iPods (or even CDs) there were boomboxes. It's been 20 years since they disappeared from the streets, but the nostalgia they evoke is about more than stereo equipment. We've changed the way we listen to music — and to each other.
  • Clinton Meets Congress On Foreign Policy Aims
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton briefs Congress on U.S. foreign policy priorities. So far, the Obama administration is getting high marks for diplomatic outreach. But lawmakers are curious about priorities.
  • Obama's First 100 Days
    As President Obama approaches 100 days in office, there are things to praise — and some shortcomings.
  • Operation Soar: Paragliding Police
    Operation Soar is a pilot paragliding program for police officers in Palm Bay, Fla. Police Chief William Berger explains how officers will make use of the gliders.
  • Letters: Rep. Harman, Diplomat Rademaker
    Listeners respond to interviews with Rep. Jane Harman of California and with former Assistant Secretary of State Stephen Rademaker.
  • Smog Deaths In 1948 Led To Clean Air Laws
    On Oct. 27, 1948, the people of Donora, Pa., awoke to a thick yellow blanket of smog. They soon learned that 20 people were dead and half the town was sick. A museum has opened to commemorate an event that many say was the genesis of clean air laws.
  • 'Earth,' A Documentary As Big As All Outdoors
    The documentary Earth may look familiar to Discovery Channel viewers. The film features spectacular footage from the TV series Planet Earth. Yet for a subject as immense as our planet, the big screen has some advantages.

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