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All Things Considered
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art HoundsArt Hounds: Karel Funk, MnOrch and 'Bomp'
    This week the 'hounds' are on the trail of a Minneapolis dance "happening," a Rochester painting exhibiton in which the artist is part photo-realist, part "Dutch Master," and a MnOrch concert featuring one of the world's finest symphonists.4:44 p.m.
  • Sen. Amy KlobucharPlan would expand Minnesota food safety nationwide
    Minnesota's public health investigators are widely regarded as the best in the country when it comes to tracking foodborne diseases. Now there are plans to take the state's disease detection model nationwide.4:50 p.m.
  • Republican Rep. Dean UrdahlMinn. lawmaker wants to repeal tribal banishment
    Minnesota is one step closer to removing a law banishing Dakota Indians from the state. State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, announced today that he's sending a resolution to Congress urging members to repeal the law, which was written in 1863.4:54 p.m.
  • Fong Lee's familyFong Lee's family angered by verdict
    Family members of Fong Lee expressed their anger Thursday at a verdict exonerating the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed the 19-year-old in 2006.5:19 p.m.
  • Bill AckmanTarget shareholders reject Ackman's board slate
    In a major victory for Target Corporation, shareholders have rejected a slate of board candidates put up by activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman.5:23 p.m.
  • Rudo and CursiMexican director explores sibling rivalry
    The steamy Mexican movie "Y Tu Mama Tambien" made international stars of Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna back in 2002. Now the two actors are reuniting for the first time in "Rudo Y Cursi" which opens in Minneapolis this weekend.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Roxana Saberi On Her Imprisonment In Iran
    In her first in-depth interview, Roxana Saberi, who spent four months in an Iranian prison, talks about the events leading to her arrest, why she gave a false confession to the Iranian authorities that she was a spy, and what ultimately kept her going.
  • Few Clues To Sotomayor's Position On Abortion
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has been a federal judge for 17 years, but never in that time has she ruled directly on whether there is a constitutional right to an abortion. Groups on both sides of the abortion debate want to know more about where she stands.
  • NBC's Not-So-New 'Do
    The comb-over isn't just a makeshift solution for balding heads — now it's a makeshift solution for TV networks. Commentator Andrew Wallenstein says NBC's "new" nightly lineup is really just a trick middle-aged men have been using for years: stretching existing resources to cover the empty spots.
  • Settlements Top Obama Meeting With Palestinian
    President Obama holds talks at the White House with visiting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting comes as the White House is urging Israel to halt the construction of settlements in the West Bank. Israel, however, is resistant to a freeze.
  • Aid Groups In Gaza Complain Of Pressure
    International charities that help feed more than 85 percent of the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip say delivery of aid is becoming more difficult. They say the militant group Hamas, which runs Gaza, is increasing pressure on them to submit to its authority. And they are also facing more Israeli restrictions on shipping aid to Gaza.
  • National Archives Gets Lost Lincoln Letter
    The National Archives received a special gift today: the missing half of a letter written by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It was ripped from the pages of his Treasury secretary's correspondence and bought at auction by a collector who waited for Lincoln's bicentennial year to donate it.
  • Letters: Hispanics, Runpee.com
    Is being Hispanic newsworthy? Is an interview with the creator of Runpee-dot-com airworthy? These are the questions raised by our listeners. Melissa Block reads their letters.
  • 'Up' Director On Striking A Balance
    Filmmaker Pete Docter's new movie is Pixar Studio's animated film Up. Docter discusses how his team of writers and animators struck a balance between the very adult themes in the film and the colorful and buoyant adventure story for kids.
  • Higher Interest Rates Spur Economic Concerns
    The interest rate on a 30-year mortgage jumped by a quarter point Wednesday, and the rate on a 10-year Treasury bond is up more than half a point over the past two weeks. The increase complicates the Fed's task of encouraging a recovery.
  • U.S. Eyes Single Bank Regulator
    The Obama administration is working to consolidate banking regulation under one supervisor, most likely the Federal Reserve. The White House will have to coordinate its plan with Congress, which is working out its own approach to financial markets regulation.

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