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All Things Considered
Monday, June 1, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • General MotorsGM dealers expected to learn their fate today
    Many of the 149 General Motors dealerships in Minnesota are expected to learn their fate Tuesday following the automaker's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday.5:15 p.m.
  • Norm ColemanSenate outcome in Supreme Court's hands
    Nearly seven months after Minnesotans cast their ballots in a Senate election, the state's unresolved race -- the longest running recount in Minnesota history -- is now in the hands of five state Supreme Court justices.5:20 p.m.
  • Abortion Provider George Tiller Killed In WichitaMinn. abortion clinics react to Tiller killing
    Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota is accepting additional security from the U.S. Marshals Service in Minneapolis. The federal protection was offered after a Kansas doctor who performed abortions was shot to death on Sunday.5:50 p.m.
  • Palminteri on stageChazz Palminteri tells 'A Bronx Tale'
    Movie tough guy Chazz Palminteri has revived his autobiographical one man show, "A Bronx Tale," and this week brings it to Minneapolis.5:55 p.m.
  • The 'honking tree'Town holds fundraiser to restore vandalized 'honking tree'
    About 50 people gathered for a fundraiser in Two Harbors, for a tree. The famous "Honking Tree" was chopped down by vandals in April - and the folks at the Black Woods Grille and Bar are held a spaghetti dinner tonight to raise money to restore it.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Automaker GM Files For Bankruptcy
    Automaker GM filed for bankruptcy Monday and the Obama administration said it will provide another $30 billion to keep the company operating, making the federal government the company's majority shareholder. President Obama said his administration's goal is to get GM back on its feet and to get the company out of bankruptcy quickly.
  • Remembering GM's Alfred P. Sloan
    Longtime CEO Alfred P. Sloan made General Motors an industrial giant. His call for "a car for every purse and purpose" is now called market segmentation. Former GM executive William Pelfrey, author of the book Billy, Alfred, and General Motors, offers his insight.
  • Shock At Abortion Doctor's Killing
    Abortion doctor George Tiller, a man both revered by abortion-rights groups and reviled by anti-abortion activists, was gunned down in the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kan., Sunday. Rev. Lowell Michelson, who heard the shots at the church, says the congregation is stunned.
  • Download Downer: The Limits Of At-Home Movies
    Having tons of technology doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to download the movie you want to watch in your living room. Yuki Noguchi shares a tale of frustration with the video download business.
  • Is The 401(k) A Good Deal For America's Workers?
    More Americans are counting on the stock market to provide for them in their golden years. But the median value of 401(k) plans is down, and fewer companies are providing matches. Some experts think the system can be reformed.
  • 401(k)'s Creator Weighs Retirement Plan's Future
    Ted Benna, employee-benefit consultant and president of the 401(k) Association, is credited with inventing the 401(k) in the late 1970s. He says the plan was envisioned as a supplement for companies that had their own benefit plans.
  • How Bankruptcy Works
    Early U.S. Bankruptcy law helped attract entrepreneurs from all over the world to come to this country. It made starting a business a much less risky proposition. Bankruptcy allows companies to keep operating in the hope that they can pay creditors back something reasonable.
  • Letters: Open-Mic Night, Recipe
    Listeners responded to the story on an open-mic night in Southern California for struggling entrepreneurs and to the recipe for an Indian dish. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel also have a correction to the story on a public funeral service for former South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun.
  • Washington's Opera Ball Makes Do With Less
    In New York, charity balls are a dime a dozen, and this year many had to be canceled. But in Washington, one ball is king — the Opera Ball, featuring a guest list that is the who's who of Washington, from Supreme Court justices to U.S. senators. Even this week's ball, though, has had to trim its sails in a time of economic stress.
  • President Obama Outlines Mideast Vision
    President Obama leaves Tuesday for a weeklong overseas trip that takes him to the Middle East, France and Germany. In Cairo, Obama will give his much-anticipated speech on relations between the United States and the Muslim world. Obama outlines his vision for the Middle East.

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