All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Rep. Jim OberstarOberstar, NTSB chairman clash on bridge investigation
    U.S. Representative Jim Oberstar is publicly urging the National Transportation Safety Board to reverse its decision not to hold a public hearing on last year's deadly bridge collapse in Minneapolis.5:20 p.m.
  • Metro busMetro Transit sees record number of riders
    Metro Transit officials say bus and train ridership hit a 24-year high for the first three months of this year. One official says the steep rise in gas prices is one reason for the increase.5:24 p.m.
  • Northwest planes are lined up at their gates.Northwest posts $191 million operating loss
    Northwest and Delta airlines posted combined losses of $10.5 billion on paper in the first three months of the year.5:50 p.m.
  • New tax commissionPawlenty's tax group to focus on jobs
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty has named a special panel to help improve the state tax code and job climate, some DFL lawmakers say the governor's focus may be too narrow.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Clinton Turns Attention to Indiana
    One day after the Pennsylvania primary, Hillary Clinton takes her campaign to the next make-or-break state, holding a rally in Indianapolis.
  • Obama Not Dwelling on Pennsylvania Loss
    The next state that's too close to call is Indiana, where Barack Obama took his campaign as soon as the polls closed in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
  • Update on Delegate Scorecard
    The latest tally in the race between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination.
  • Facing Foreclosure, One Home at a Time
    What happened to Avery Salkey and her South Florida house is an extreme version of one that is happening to millions of people across the U.S. She refinanced with a "hard money" lender and is now desperately trying to save her home.
  • Petraeus to Get Nod to Lead Mideast Command
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates says President Bush will nominate Army Gen. David Petraeus to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command.
  • CIA to Brief Congress on Israel's Syria Bombing
    CIA officials are expected to tell Congress on Thursday that a site Israel bombed in the Syria desert last fall housed a nuclear reactor that was being built with the help of North Korea. Jay Solomon, who reported the information for The Wall Street Journal, talks with Robert Siegel.
  • 1968 Columbia Protests Still Stir Passion
    Forty years ago, Columbia University drew demonstrations against the Vietnam War and perceived civil-rights violations. Now, scholars and many former protesters disagree about their impact.
  • Chaos at Columbia University Epitomized 1968
    Robert Siegel was a senior at Columbia University during the 1968 campus protests and covered the events for the university radio station.
  • Letters: Pa. Primary Coverage; Shakira
    Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read from listeners' responses to Tuesday's program, listeners' responses to yesterday's program, including criticism of our coverage of Pennsylvania's Democratic primary and gratitude for the coda in our conversation with Shakira.
  • Show-Stopping Aria Encored at the Met
    There is an unofficial moratorium on taking encores at New York's Metropolitan Opera. But tenor Juan Diego Florez broke the 14-year old ban Monday night, singing 18 high C's back to back.

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