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All Things Considered
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Amy KlobucharKlobuchar: 'We have to keep people safe'
    The governors of Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as members of Congress, met with the Army Corps of Engineers in Washington today. They were there to talk about permanent flood protection along the Red River in the north.4:48 p.m.
  • Ethanol plantEPA report on ethanol criticized from both sides
    The Environmental Protection Agency today released a report saying that in the best-case scenario, ethanol is better for the environment than gasoline. But environmental groups say that conclusion is misleading.5:20 p.m.
  • Minn. terror suspect seeks release
    A Minneapolis man held on terror charges for more than five years is asking to be released as he awaits trial.5:24 p.m.
  • Newborn pigs in EgyptDr. Hallberg talks about lessons learned from the H1N1 flu
    At this time last week, we didn't know much about what we were dealing with. Now, we know more about the H1N1 flu and the most important thing seems to be that it isn't as deadly as people feared. Even most of the confirmed cases in the U.S. are recovering just fine. Dr. Jon Hallberg, joined Tom Crann again to talk about what we've learned this past week.5:50 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon Hallberg demonstrates three mask options
    Dr. Jon Hallberg demonstrates three mask options to prevent the spread of flu and germs.5:53 p.m.
  • Prairie Line trainShort line railroad seeks public help in improving tracks
    Short line railroads hope to benefit from a renewed interest in rebuilding the nation's rail system.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Pakistan Fighting Spurs Civilian Exodus
    Taliban militants are now out in force in Pakistan's Swat Valley, apparently preparing for an offensive by the Pakistani army. More civilians are fleeing the area.
  • Grieving Chinese Family Quells Memories To Heal
    Two days after the earthquake struck southwestern China last May, Melissa Block interviewed a couple as rescue workers searched for their toddler son and his grandparents who were buried under a collapsed apartment building. Block checks in with the boy's aunt to see how the family is coping with the loss of its loved ones.
  • Ovechkin, Crosby Light Up NHL
    The National Hockey League is hoping to reach beyond its hardcore fan base in this season's playoffs. One second round matchup features the sport's two most compelling superstars — Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Letters: Military Psychologist
    Listeners respond to the story on military psychologist Bryce Lefever and his defense of harsh interrogation tactics. Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Big Banks Get Stress Test Results
    The nation's 19 largest banks got the final results from the government's stress tests on Tuesday. Some banks were told they need to raise more capital in order to be considered healthy. The results are scheduled to be released to the public Thursday.
  • Game Not Over Yet For Housewares Chain
    Retailer Mark Giarrusso wants to reorganize his family-owned chain. But the landlord is trying to get him to liquidate. Just six months ago, Giarrusso couldn't fathom closing even a single store. Now, there are days he can't imagine staying open another minute.
  • In Mexico, Flu Spoils The Party
    The swine flu outbreak has put a damper on the marking of Cinco de Mayo, a day that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Every year, the battle is re-created in the town of Puebla.
  • Actor, Chef Dom Deluise Dies
    Actor and comedian Dom DeLuise has died. The popular character actor was a mainstay in movies and television for decades. The 75-year-old was known for his love of food and carved out a second career as a chef and author of two cookbooks.
  • Mo Willems: Getting Adults To Draw
    Somewhere along the way, we all were artists. We pick up crayons or chalk as toddlers, but at some point, we just stop drawing. Radio cartoonist and children's author Mo Willems says that's a pity. Drawing brings out empathy — something the world could use more of right now, he says.
  • Sources: Interrogation Probe Almost Complete
    A Justice Department inquiry into the conduct of lawyers involved in writing the "torture" memos is nearly complete. A draft of the report, according to more than one source, will conclude that the attorneys will be referred for possible disciplinary action to bar associations.

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