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All Things Considered
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Anosh IraniIndian novelist Anosh Irani needs distance to write about home
    Novelist Anoshi Irani says while he still pines for India and in particular Bombay where he grew up. But he also says he knows he can't write about his homeland while he's there, because it's just too close.4:44 p.m.
  • Swift plantSale of Swift & Co. raises questions in Worthington
    One of the largest employers in southwest Minnesota is part of the sale of the Swift & Co. meatpacking business. A Brazilian company bought Swift in a $1.4 billion deal.5:20 p.m.
  • Klobuchar tours Gunflint Trail damage
    U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was in northern Minnesota on Tuesday, touring fire-damaged areas in and around the Gunflint Trail. The senator flew over burned resorts and homes to get a look at the amount of destruction the Ham Lake Fire caused earlier this month.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • High Court Limits Discrimination Cases
    A Supreme Court ruling Tuesday limits workers' ability to sue employers for pay discrimination that results from decisions made years earlier. The decision says employers would otherwise find it difficult to defend against claims "arising from employment decisions that are long past."
  • Presidential Hopefuls Highlight Health Care
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) unveils his plan to overhaul the nation's health care system Tuesday, on the heels of part one of the three-part plan unveiled by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) last week. The candidates are using one of the most potent domestic issues in the campaign to tailor their messages.
  • How the Candidates Stack Up in Iowa
    Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is considered one of two front-runners for the nomination nationally. But in Iowa,where Obama unveiled his health care proposal Tuesday, Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton both trail John Edwards, whose strong standing reflects the amount of time he has spent in the state. On the Republican side, Mitt Romney has pulled ahead, despite Rudolph Giuliani's national lead. David Yepsen, columnist at the Des Moines Register, talks with Michele Norris.
  • CDC Issues Quarantine Over Tuberculosis Case
    The CDC has placed a Georgia man with a rare and exceptionally dangerous form of tuberculosis under quarantine, the first time a quarantine order has been issued in the United States since 1963. Authorities say the man may have exposed passengers and crew aboard two trans-Atlantic flights earlier this month. Robert Siegel talks with CDC Director Julie Gerberding.
  • Take This Job and Shove It! I'm a Writer Now
    A writer scrapes up the courage to quit his salary job and become a full-time writer. He takes us through the steps he took.
  • State-of-the-Art Ads Are Increasingly One-to-One
    Word-of-mouth advertising, also called "buzz marketing" and "viral advertising," is all the rage. Companies are spending millions on this one-to-one marketing trend; critics say it's intrusive, raises legal and ethical questions, and needs regulating.
  • 11-Year-Old Bags Enormous Wild Hog
    A wild hog thought to be more than 1,000 pounds was killed by an 11-year-old boy May 3 at Lost Creek Plantation, a commercial hunting preserve. Jerry Cunningham, owner of Jerry's Taxidermy in Oxford, Ala., was hired to mount its head, and he watched preserve employees use a backhoe to move it.
  • Used-CD Shops Criticize Resale Laws
    Legislation in Florida and Utah to restrict the resale of used merchandise is having unintended consequences for used-CD stores. A number of other states are considering "pawn shop laws" that primarily target trade in stolen goods. Some CD shops say the legislation may put them out of business.
  • Buckley's Big Voice Built a Loyal Following
    Rock musician Jeff Buckley died 10 years ago today at age 30. His talent inspired a legion of fans during his short career.
  • U.S. Develops Strategy to Deal with Sudan
    President Bush announced new sanctions against Sudan on Tuesday in an effort to bring an end to the genocide in Darfur. The president said Sudan's government has defied the international community in bringing an end to the violence.

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