All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Biomass at ethanolEthanol: the next generation
    The recently passed farm bill offers incentives for those who produce what's likely to be the next generation of ethanol.5:21 p.m.
  • Eastern Larch beetleLarch beetle attacks northern forests
    Thousands of acres of tamarack trees are dying off in northern Minnesota. The trees are under attack from a small, native insect.5:25 p.m.
  • Boehlke and LehrTheater veterans reconsider 'The Gin Game'
    This weekend, two stage veterans who have worked together on and off since the early 1960s will present their latest collaboration. Wendy Lehr and Bain Boehlke will perform "The Gin Game" at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Air Travel Forecast: Expensive, Partly Crowded
    The friendly skies are likely to get more crowded and expensive in the months to come, as airlines struggle with sky-high fuel bills. Industry observers say unless oil prices drop sharply, more airlines will have to ground flights and raise ticket prices.
  • Gas Prices Stir Plenty of Talk at the Pumps
    As gas prices hit $4 a gallon in many cities across America, they're the chief topic of conversation at most gas stations. A popular question: "How much did it cost YOU to fill 'er up?"
  • A Crisis for a Georgia School District
    For the second time in five years, the school district in Georgia's Clayton County is on probation. The district faces a loss of accreditation that could mean next year's seniors will find trouble getting into college.
  • DNC Panel Member on Fla., Mich. Delegates
    At the Democratic National Committee's rules and bylaws committee meeting Saturday, the chief topic of discussion will be what to do about the delegates from Florida and Michigan. Panel member Jerome Wiley Segovia discusses the issue.
  • Utah Phillips: A 'Golden' Voice for Labor
    Utah Phillips — folksinger, storyteller and labor organizer — dubbed himself the "Golden Voice of the Great Southwest." He died last week at the age of 73.
  • Eye on Safety as Formaldehyde Use Increases
    Formaldehyde isn't just for embalming anymore. It's used in hundreds of household products. But as its use has increased, so has concern about its safety.
  • FEMA Trailer Supplier Reacts to Health Threat
    At the Ohio factory that made "Emergency Living Units" for Hurricane Katrina survivors, workers and company officials talk about dealing with formaldehyde. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want all residents of FEMA-issued trailers to move out, citing fear of toxic fumes.
  • Space Toilet Awaits Repair Mission
    The crew of the international space station is struggling with a broken toilet on the eve of a visit from the space shuttle. But the seven-person shuttle crew will bring spare parts and the promise of repairs.
  • Gold Prices Strike Cultural Blow in Iraq
    In Iraq, buying gold isn't just a way of investing. The precious metal also has huge cultural significance, especially in wedding ceremonies. But soaring world gold prices are having an effect.
  • Iraqi Soccer Team's World Cup Hopes Revived
    Soccer's world governing body has lifted a ban on Iraq, keeping alive the nation's World Cup qualifying hopes. The Iraqi soccer team is considered a symbol of national unity.

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