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All Things Considered
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art HoundsArt Hounds: Week of April 23
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on this weekend.4:44 p.m.
  • Matt EntenzaEntenza joins crowded field for governor's race
    Former DFL state lawmaker Matt Entenza formally announced his campaign for governor this morning in Worthington.5:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • What To Make Of The Fighting In Pakistan
    Militants are battling government forces in Pakistan's Buner District. Adil Najam, a Boston University professor (and founding editor of the blog All Things Pakistan) offers his insights on what it means.
  • Obama Administration Defends Outreach To Iran
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on Capitol Hill on Thursday defending the Obama administration's outreach to Iran. The U.S. is trying direct diplomacy, though experts are debating whether Iran can really be talked out of its nuclear program.
  • Will 'Street Of Dreams' Make Comeback?
    A popular way to promote new luxury homes hit its peak in 2006, with shows around the country. But "Street of Dreams" promoters say they're not giving up: They believe 2010 will be the great comeback of gawk-worthy suburban houses.
  • Cuomo Sums Up Bank Of America/Merrill Lynch Probe
    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has released a letter summarizing the results of his investigation into the circumstances surrounding Bank of America's merger with Merrill Lynch.
  • Cow Achieves Fame Through Her DNA
    Mooove over, human genome — here comes the cow. The entire DNA code of a Hereford cow has been sequenced by scientists who want to understand what's so special about being bovine. The work may help improve genetic traits that are important for the beef and dairy industries.
  • Obama Meets With Credit-Card Chiefs
    President Obama met with credit card executives at the White House today. As legislation to crack down on certain practices makes its way through Congress, Obama plans to bring his message of accountability to the credit card companies.
  • View Of Luxuries, Necessities Shifting
    What's a household luxury and what's a necessity? Perspectives are changing. Microwaves are now seen as luxuries, while some newer technologies — including flat-screen TVs — are considered necessities. Paul Taylor, executive vice president of Pew Research Center, discusses the shift.
  • From Raffle Winner To Businessman In Detroit
    Detroit is struggling, but one neighborhood in the southwest corner of the city is growing. Entrepreneurs --- many of them Hispanic — are opening shops and even small factories.
  • Associated Press Targets Internet Aggregators
    The Associated Press is gearing up to combat online news sources that use its content without permission. The plan is to develop technology that will track where AP stories go and allow member newspapers some measure of control over where their shared content ends up.
  • Where In The World Are The Four Corners?
    On many maps of the Southwest, the Four Corners — where four states meet — is misplaced. Frank Lister of Time Traveler Maps tries to sort it out.

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