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All Things Considered
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • A visit homeThe Humphrey Minnesota knows took shape in S.D.
    Hubert Humphrey is a political icon in Minnesota, but he was born 100 years ago -- May 27, 1911 -- in South Dakota, where his small hometown of Doland still fondly remembers its favorite son. As he climbed the political ladder, Humphrey remembered his roots in Doland -- a place that instilled in him the values that would define him and steer him toward public service.3:50 p.m.
  • Assessing the damageFEMA lands in Minneapolis for a whirlwind tour
    The quicker the inspections go, the faster a federal disaster area can be declared and financial assistance will be available.5:20 p.m.
  • Bakk,  Dayton and ThissenParty chairs take off the gloves in war of words over budget stalemate
    Minnesota Republican Party Chair Tony Sutton said any government shutdown should be pinned on Mark Dayton, calling the governor "erratic." DFL Chair Ken Martin accused Sutton of character assassination.5:24 p.m.
  • A visit homeThe Humphrey Minnesota knows took shape in S.D.
    Hubert Humphrey is a political icon in Minnesota, but he was born 100 years ago -- May 27, 1911 -- in South Dakota, where his small hometown of Doland still fondly remembers its favorite son. As he climbed the political ladder, Humphrey remembered his roots in Doland -- a place that instilled in him the values that would define him and steer him toward public service.5:50 p.m.
  • Surly Brewing CompanySurly begins search for new brewery site after winning political support
    With a new law that allows beer sales at their brewery, Surly Brewing Company is now looking for the best spot in the Twin Cities area to build a new home. Surly founder and president Omar Ansari said he plans to build a $20 million brewery somewhere in the metro area, but no site has yet been finalized.6:14 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Mladic To Be Sent To The Hague For Trial
    The man most wanted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal, a fugitive on the run for 16 years, Ratko Mladic has been arrested. Serbian president Boris Tadic announced the Serbian Intelligence Agency had found Mladic in the north of the country. There, he's said to have assumed another identity. Now, Mladic will be sent to The Hague in the Netherlands to await trial.
  • Grim Reading: The Mladic Indictment
    For an understanding of the horrific crimes that the former Bosnian Serb general is accused of, the 2002 indictment handed down at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is worth reading.
  • An Alleged Mastermind Of Rwandan Genocide Faces Long List Of Charges
    As with accused Bosnian mass murderer Ratko Mladic, international authorities have lots of evidence against Rwanda's Bernard Munyagishari.
  • After Senate's Medicare Vote, Ryan Remains Unbowed
    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan was unbowed Thursday after the expected, but nonetheless stinging, rejection of his budget and Medicare proposal by the Senate. Ryan told NPR reporters he would do it all over again. He continued to call for Congress to do something urgent about the public debt — and continued to reject any notion of tax increases to help balance the ledger.
  • Study May Shed Light On How To Stop Spam
    Robert Siegel speaks with Stefan Savage, a computer science and engineering professor at the University of California, San Diego. Savage is a co-author of a new study that looks at why 95 percent of credit card transactions for spam-advertised products are processed by only three financial companies — and what this information can do to help stop spam.
  • A Correlation Between Age, Winning NBA Games?
    The Dallas Mavericks are headed to the NBA Finals, thanks to their 4-1 series victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Throughout the series, the Thunder were young and athletic — the Mavs, old and ultimately successful.
  • Can A Test Really Tell Who's A Psychopath?
    Twenty-six years after Robert Dixon Jr. went to prison for acting as an accessory to murder, friends and family swear that he is a new man, one committed to redeeming the second half of his life. But according to a test that holds incredible power — some say too much — in the U.S. justice system, Dixon is a psychopath, incapable of reform.
  • Letters: Presidential Gifts, Stolen Cars
    Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners.
  • Shteyngart Wins Wodehouse Prize
    Writer Gary Shteyngart recently won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. The 11-year-old award was named for British author P.G. Wodehouse and has been awarded to Brits — until this year when it was given to a self-proclaimed Russian-Jewish New Yorker. Shteyngart won for his third work of fiction, Super Sad True Love Story, and he will be given a pig named after the novel as a part of the prize. Shteyngart told Robert Siegel, "This is what I've been writing for all my life. The last award I won was the National Jewish Book Award — and now I get to hang out with a pig."
  • North Africa, Middle East Top Priority At G8 Summit
    The president is attending the G-8 summit in France Thursday, where the agenda is dominated by discussions about shoring up the new democracies in the Arab world. President Obama is asking his allies among the major industrial nations to be generous in the aid to Egypt, Tunisia and the rebels in Libya.

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