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All Things Considered
Friday, May 23, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Bikes and cars share the roadLots of people say bicycling beats high gas prices
    Bike shops say business is good as commuters tune up their old bike, or buy a new one, and leave behind their cars for bicycle commuting.4:19 p.m.
  • Behind the wheelsTrading four wheels for two
    With gas prices soaring, commuting by bicycle seems more appealing than ever. But two-wheeled transit can take some getting used to.4:23 p.m.
  • Joel and Ethan CoenCoens to shoot their next film in Minnesota
    After months of uncertainty, the Minnesota Film and Television Board is announcing that Oscar winning Twin Cities natives Joel and Ethan Coen will shoot their next movie in the Twin Cities.4:49 p.m.
  • Anthony Hernandez is from Austin, Minn.Young people hard hit by gas prices
    Rising gas prices aren't just a grown-up phenomenon. Kids are working longer hours and getting on the bus, among other things, to cope with the new normal of expensive fuel.4:54 p.m.
  • Farmer plantingHigh diesel costs take fun out of farming
    Prices for just about everything are rising. But like many other businesses, farmers are finding there is no easy way to deal with the increased cost of fuel.5:19 p.m.
  • Sen. Hillary ClintonSen. Clinton returns to campaign in South Dakota
    Sen. Hillary Clinton spent much of the day campaigning in South Dakota. She talked with invited guests at a surburban Sioux Falls grocery store and then headed to Brookings for another appearance.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Landslides After Quake Crush Towns, Roads
    The Chinese government set a target of three years to rebuild areas devastated by the earthquake. It will be quite a challenge: Whole villages, towns, even cities have been destroyed, including Yingxiu.
  • ATC Hosts Bring Own Stories Home from China
    Melissa Block and Robert Siegel wrap up two weeks of reporting from Chengdu, China. Both hosts and three producers traveled to Chengdu to tell the story of the fast-growing region. Then a massive earthquake struck. Michele Norris talks with them about their impressions as they prepare to return to the United States.
  • Obama Lays Out Foreign Policy Plan on Cuba
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama laid out his vision for a new direction in U.S. foreign policy in Latin America. He also reiterated his call for a new approach to Cuba and took his proposals to the place where the issue is most controversial: Miami.
  • Activists Prepare to 'Recreate '68' at DNC
    Activists are preparing for the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer. Groups from around the country have coalesced under the name "Recreate '68" — a reference to the year protestors clashed with police at the party's convention in Chicago.
  • Junta Agrees to Let All Aid Workers into Myanmar
    Myanmar agrees to allow all foreign aid workers, civilian ships and small boats into the country to help survivors of the cyclone. Chris Webster of the emergency aid organization World Vision tells Michele Norris how this news will affect those most in need of help.
  • Aid Agencies Careful Not to Push Myanmar Too Hard
    After a two-hour meeting Friday with the leader of Myanmar's military junta, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces that "all aid workers" are now being allowed into the country to help with the cyclone recovery effort. The development comes with quite a few questions, including where these aid workers will be allowed.
  • A Slow, Glorious Trip Down the Mississippi
    Tony Horwitz revels in the meandering adventures and wry observations of Old Glory, Jonathan Raban's story of floating "like a piece of human driftwood" through the heart of America.
  • Letters: Schroeder on Clinton's Campaign
    Listeners respond to an interview with former congresswoman Pat Schroeder about Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House.
  • China's 'Super Girl' Navigates Her Own 'Idol' Fame
    Three years ago, Chris Lee won a singing contest called Super Girl — a sort of Chinese version of American Idol. Her instant stardom overwhelmed her, and she is still finding her way, and her voice, in China's pop music industry.
  • Bush Eyes Unprecedented Conservation Program
    The White House is weighing what could become the biggest conservation program in U.S. history. The initiative would block vast stretches of U.S. territorial waters from fishing and oil exploration, while giving President Bush a historic "blue legacy."

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