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All Things Considered
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Conference timeDFL Senate candidates run quiet campaign for delegates
    DFLers Mike Ciresi and Al Franken are working behind the scenes to win the support of party activists who will likely vote to endorse a candidate for Senate at next year's DFL state convention.4:50 p.m.
  • Gov. Tim PawlentyPawlenty vetoes construction projects bill
    Rather than sparing any projects he liked, Pawlenty vetoed the entire $334 million bill and told legislators they'll have to scale it back to must-do items if they want his backing.5:20 p.m.
  • Leaving officeHatch's resignation doesn't satisfy Republicans
    Former Attorney General Mike Hatch, who took a job under his successor, has abruptly quit his post amid a growing controversy over his role in the office. Hatch's resignation comes at a time when members of the Minnesota House were considering an investigation into Swanson's office.5:24 p.m.
  • Illegal? Maybe not.Minnesota Senate agrees to let the seriously ill smoke pot
    The bill passed on a preliminary vote of 33-31, after debate over the agonies of the sick and the danger of sending mixed messages to youth about illegal drugs.5:25 p.m.
  • Steven HallSteven Hall and the Great (Virtual) Shark Hunt
    In Steven Hall's new novel "The Raw Shark Texts," a young man wakes up in a room he doesn't recognize. He gets nervous when he realizes he doesn't know where he is. He gets scared when he realizes he doesn't know who he is. Then he learns he's being hunted by a virtual shark....6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Episode 1: It's All About Carbon
    To get to the heart of the global warming story, you've got to look past the polar bears and melting glaciers. Because the scientific explanation for climate change depends to a very large degree on the behavior of one very particular atom: carbon. In five animated episodes, Robert Krulwich explains why it's all about carbon.
  • Court Settles Fight Between Boehner, McDermott
    The D.C. Circuit Appeals Court resolved a lawsuit stemming from a decade-old political battle between two lawmakers: Republican John Boehner of Ohio and Democrat James McDermott of Washington. The court said McDermott broke a law when he gave an illegally intercepted phone recording to The New York Times.
  • Changing Code May Upgrade Credit Card Security
    New technology meant to protect credit-card users relies on a built-in, constantly changing digital code. Innovative Card Technologies is proposing an electronic display on credit cards that would show a changing security code. Buyers would have to have the card in their possession to know the code at the time of purchase.
  • Castro Does Not Make May Day Appearance
    Today was May Day around the world. In Cuba, hundreds of thousands gathered for Workers Day parades and speeches. But despite widespread speculation that ruler Fidel Castro would appear, he was a no-show. Castro hasn't been seen publicly since having surgery last summer.
  • Turnout Is Lower at L.A. Immigration Rallies
    Los Angeles braced for a large turnout for two immigrant rights demonstrations this May Day. The focus on pressuring Congress to adopt broad immigration changes could draw large enough crowds to bring downtown businesses to a halt.
  • Border Town Residents Fight New Towers
    The Department of Homeland Security is installing nine high-tech towers as part of its Secure Border Initiative Network along the Arizona-Mexico border. Local residents of Arivaca, Ariz., say the towers will be eyesores and an invasion of their privacy.
  • Hearing Metro Escalators in Decay — or Sick Whales?
    Listener Sarah Schmelling rides the Washington, D.C., Metro system and enjoys the soothing sounds of dying escalators. She shares this SoundClip with us all.
  • Filmmaker Dodges Criticism, Refuses to Alter 'War'
    Ken Burns has drawn criticism in the past for omissions to his PBS series on baseball and jazz. Now the documentary filmmaker is drawing fire for leaving Hispanics and Native Americans out of his 14-hour World War II story.
  • We All Scream for New Ice Cream Song
    In New York City, summer has a theme song: the loud, distorted and high-pitched jingle of Mister Softee ice cream trucks. But as the weather warms up, two artists are seeking a sweeter musical alternative through an online contest.
  • Turkey Is the Scene of Violent Rallies, Arrests
    Turkey's Islamist-rooted government has vowed to press on with presidential elections after the top court annulled the first round of voting. This paves the way for early general elections. The opposition, backed by Turkey's powerful military establishment, is trying to block the election of a moderate Islamist as the country's new head of state.

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