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All Things Considered
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Teacher Dave SeaburgTo prevent bullying, what schools do often more important than policy
    Several experts, teachers and other school officials note that bullying policies are never as important as what actually happens in school. As part of a six-month MPR News investigation on bullying in Minnesota, we visited schools to learn what they are doing to address bullying.3:35 p.m.
  • Minnesota: Weak on Bullying
    A six-month Minnesota Public Radio News investigation of bullying policies across the state found a patchwork of policies and that the state's policy is one of the shortest in the nation. MPR presents the first comprehensive look at school policies on bullying, cyber-bullying and what schools are doing to solve the growing bullying problem.3:45 p.m.
  • Harmon KillebrewTwins great Harmon Killebrew dies at 74
    Baseball fans in Minnesota are mourning a legend. Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died today after battling esophageal cancer. Killebrew was a top power hitter in the 1960s and he helped the fledgling Twins put down roots in a place that until 1961, never had major league ball.3:55 p.m.
  • Harmon KillebrewPhotos: Remembering Harmon Killebrew
    Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Scottsdale, Ariz. after battling esophageal cancer. Killebrew was a top power hitter in the 1960s and he helped the fledgling Twins put down roots in a place that until 1961, never had major league ball.3:58 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Hallberg: New treatment for latent tuberculosis
    A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention might change the way doctors treat latent tuberculosis, the noninfectious type of the disease found in about 11 million Americans.4:49 p.m.
  • Verville homeResidents demand relief against rising waters of Devils Lake in N.D.
    Devils Lake in North Dakota is forcing hundreds of farmers off the land. About 1,000 residents who live around the lake rallied this week to demand relief from the flooding lake.4:54 p.m.
  • Gov. Mark DaytonTough to see how Dayton, GOP can agree on budget
    Gov. Mark Dayton hosted a largely unproductive breakfast meeting with GOP leaders Tuesday morning. Later in the day, House Republicans sent a message to the governor by voting down his proposal to raise income taxes on top earners.5:20 p.m.
  • Arden Hills siteNo movement to break Capitol gridlock over Vikings stadium
    The NFL boosted efforts Tuesday to build the Minnesota Vikings a new football stadium, but with time running out in the legislative session there's still no funding deal at the State Capitol.5:24 p.m.
  • Teacher Dave SeaburgTo prevent bullying, what schools do often more important than policy
    Several experts, teachers and other school officials note that bullying policies are never as important as what actually happens in school. As part of a six-month MPR News investigation on bullying in Minnesota, we visited schools to learn what they are doing to address bullying.5:35 p.m.
  • Minnesota: Weak on Bullying
    A six-month Minnesota Public Radio News investigation of bullying policies across the state found a patchwork of policies and that the state's policy is one of the shortest in the nation. MPR presents the first comprehensive look at school policies on bullying, cyber-bullying and what schools are doing to solve the growing bullying problem.5:45 p.m.
  • Harmon KillebrewTwins great Harmon Killebrew dies at 74
    Baseball fans in Minnesota are mourning a legend. Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died today after battling esophageal cancer. Killebrew was a top power hitter in the 1960s and he helped the fledgling Twins put down roots in a place that until 1961, never had major league ball.5:53 p.m.
  • Harmon KillebrewFrom the MPR archive: Killebrew's journey to the Hall of Fame
    Minnesota Twins' slugger Harmon Killebrew, called one of the team's greatest players, died Tuesday at the age of 74. Killebrew was voted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984, in his fourth year of eligibility. Shortly before the induction ceremony, MPR reporter Mark Heistad chronicled Killebrew's journey to Cooperstown.6:22 p.m.
  • Harmon KillebrewPhotos: Remembering Harmon Killebrew
    Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Scottsdale, Ariz. after battling esophageal cancer. Killebrew was a top power hitter in the 1960s and he helped the fledgling Twins put down roots in a place that until 1961, never had major league ball.6:28 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Report: New Housing Construction Down
    The latest housing sector data continue to disappoint. New reports show builders started construction on fewer new homes in April while permits also fell. Housing starts dropped 10.6 percent, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The bad numbers suggest there is still no rebound for the slumping U.S. housing market.
  • In California, Revenues Rise Above Projections
    California is looking at a windfall. State revenues are up well beyond projections — $6.5 billion more than expected. Gov. Jerry Brown wants to use the money to stem proposed education cuts. But he also wants to move forward with his proposed tax increases.
  • U.S. Reportedly Accelerates Talks With Taliban
    Reports say that the U.S. is pushing harder to establish negotiations with the biggest faction of the Taliban in hopes of moving toward a political resolution to the war in Afghanistan. Michele Norris talks with Karen DeYoung of the Washington Post about the latest talks.
  • 'The Normal Heart,' Still Pumping Love And Fury
    Larry Kramer's unflinching autobiographical play — written in 1985 and set in the early days of the AIDS crisis among a community of gay men in New York City — has been revived on Broadway, but Kramer himself isn't looking back.
  • Review: Irish Short Story Collections
    In the hands of a talented writer, the short story can illuminate the human condition with remarkable economy. It can leave you devastated — or elated — in a matter of minutes.
  • Politician's Arrest Sparks Soul-Searching In France
    Images of IMF chief and political star Dominique Strauss-Kahn in handcuffs have rattled many in France. The case is prompting discussions about the line between public and private life and whether a code of silence is enabling powerful men to indulge in unacceptable sexual behavior.
  • What Happens If Greece Defaults On Its Debts?
    Robert Siegel speaks with Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator for the Financial Times. Wolf talks about what would happen if Greece defaulted on its debts.
  • Harmon Killebrew, Baseball's Humble Slugger, Dies
    Legendary Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday, ending his battle with esophageal cancer. Killebrew was a top power hitter in the 1960s. And he helped the fledgling Twins put down roots in a place that until 1961 had never had a major league team.
  • Scientists And Musicians Compare Notes
    A program at the University of Tennessee asks songwriters to write music and lyrics to help break down the intimidating jargon of advanced science.
  • Those Darlins: Making Un-Country Noises
    Tennessee's Those Darlins hooked up at the Southern Girls Rock 'n' Roll Camp, which bassist Kelley Darlin founded in 2003. Critic Robert Christgau is glad to see the band finally playing rock, as well.

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