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All Things Considered
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art Hounds: 10-minute plays, Korean adoptees, African refugee pop
    This week the hounds have their eyes on two one-person shows from the adult Korean adoptee perspective, Bedlam's festival of ten minute theater pieces, and a cadre of refugee musicians from Sierra Leone who've become one of the most joyous live acts around.4:45 p.m.
  • House RepublicansLegislative races likely to draw lots of attention, money
    About 50 Republican candidates filed paperwork together today to run for the Minnesota House, an event meant to show that the party is unified in its effort to keep control of the Legislature.4:50 p.m.
  • Rep. Morrie LanningGOP state Rep. Morrie Lanning retiring
    State Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhhead, is announcing his retirement this morning. Lanning says after prayerful consideration he decided not to seek re-election to a sixth term and looks forward to spending more time with family and friends.4:53 p.m.
  • Don AllenSartell residents wait for word of paper mill's future
    More than 250 people employed by the central Minnesota plant have their lives on hold as they wait to hear news of the plant's future.5:20 p.m.
  • Talking with studentsFridley middle schoolers take on district's bullying policy
    A group of students at Fridley Middle School has taken on bullying in a big way. They've created an anti-bullying program and put a new spin on their school's bullying policy. These students have a unique understanding of bullying because they're in the school's special education program.5:24 p.m.
  • Electric carGE bets on green cars in Eden Prairie
    One of the nation's biggest and most successful companies is making a bet on alternative fuel vehicles in Minnesota. General Electric Co. on Thursday opened a facility in Eden Prairie where companies can check out cars and trucks powered by something other than gasoline.5:51 p.m.
  • The U of M's telescope was lost then foundMissing 6,000 pound U of M telescope found
    A frantic search for a missing University of Minnesota telescope ended at a Texas truck wash on Wednesday night, but the trucker who disappeared with it for several days has offered no explanation to his now-former employer.5:55 p.m.
  • Frozen yogurtDining with Dara: Frozen yogurt is hot again
    Any attentive city dweller has noticed them: New frozen yogurt shops have popped up all over the Twin Cities. Our regular food and dining correspondent, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, senior editor of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, is here to tell us where they came from, and which are the best.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Judge In Edwards' Case Sends Jury Back To Deliberate
    The jury has reached a verdict on one charge in the John Edwards corruption case. Melissa Block talks to Russell Lewis.
  • When The Jury Becomes The Story
    At the trial of John Edwards on Thursday, attention turned to the actual jury and its verdict. It was a switch from earlier days, when alternates dubbed the "giggle gang" stole the show. Their actions were relatively benign, but there is precedent for shenanigans in the jury pool at U.S. trials.
  • Romney's Foreign Policy Views Comfort, Unsettle GOP
    Republicans who thought the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would change the party's traditional interventionist views are disappointed. On the other hand, many senior officials from the George W. Bush years feel comfortable with Romney.
  • Antibiotic-Free Meat Business Is Booming, Thanks To Chipotle
    Antibiotic-free food went mainstream after Chipotle's founder advertised free-range pork on the menu. Now many big players in food service are getting into the act, creating a few supply chain hiccups.
  • Central Bank President Warns That Euro Is Unstable
    The president of the European Central Bank warned Thursday that the set-up of the European currency is unsustainable. In some of the harshest remarks by a senior European official to date, Mario Draghi criticized the vacuum resulting from the lack of action by European governments.
  • Battered Spanish Economy Nears Tipping Point
    After watching Greece from afar, many Spaniards feel that they could be next in line for a costly bailout. Spain will have to pay $40 billion in interest this year alone. Unemployment tops 24 percent and is rising.
  • Political Battle Heats Up As Wis. Recall Election Nears
    Robert Siegel speaks with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is the Democrat running against Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Walker's recall election is on Tuesday.
  • Bushes Back In White House For Portrait Unveiling
    The unveiling of George W. Bush's official painting at the White House brought the former president, his wife, father and mother back for the ceremony with the president and first lady.
  • Brandi Carlile: Bending Notes Until They Break
    Known for her soaring melodies and rich, rugged voice, the singer-songwriter performs songs from her new album, Bear Creek, in NPR's Studio 4A.
  • Court Rules Against Key Part Of Gay Marriage Law
    A federal appeals court in Boston ruled unanimously Thursday that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act — which bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage — is unconstitutional. Ultimately, though, the case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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