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All Things Considered
Thursday, June 5, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Big Stone Power plantPUC decision delayed on Big Stone power plant
    Members of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will wait to make a decision on a proposed coal power plant in South Dakota.5:20 p.m.
  • A driver puts fuel in his car.Gas prices hamper home care providers
    Many of the nearly 250 home care agencies around Minnesota say they can't afford to pay more for gas mileage, so some home care providers are thinking about switching jobs.5:35 p.m.
  • St. Paul plan aims to increase minority contracts
    The city of St. Paul announced a new plan today designed to boost the amount of business the city does with businesses owned by women and people of color.5:50 p.m.
  • In the backgroundA performance in plain sight amongst unknowing crowds
    If you have ever stood in a crowded mall and wondered about the individual stories behind the people around you, the Back to Back Theater Company from Australia may have an answer.5:53 p.m.
  • Congress passes budget plan after months of debate, be a Budget Hero in minutes
    Congress has approved plans for the 2009 federal budget. The House of Representatives approved a $3-trillion budget plan earlier today. The Senate passed their plan yesterday. Both spending outlines would eliminate deficits in four years, but they leave some tax and Medicare decisions for the next president. Democrats and Republicans argued over the details of these budget bills for months, but in just a few minutes time, you can try your hand at the budget process. 'Budget Hero' is Minnesota Public Radio's new online game that lets people take a stab at proposing their own federal budget.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Does Clinton Know the Race Is Over?
    On Saturday, Sen. Hillary Clinton is expected to congratulate Sen. Barack Obama on winning the Democratic presidential nomination. But she still isn't releasing her delegates — so it's unclear whether she fully accepts that her bid has fallen short.
  • Town Hall Meetings for McCain, Obama?
    Sen. John McCain has challenged Sen. Barack Obama to a series of town hall meetings. If the plan materializes, what can voters expect? Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith offers his insights.
  • Gates Forces Out Air Force Chiefs
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates has obtained the resignations of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley and Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne. The move follows a series of embarrassments.
  • As Food Prices Rise, There's No Dancing in the Aisles
    Rapidly rising food prices have impacted Americans in different ways. Three women with very different financial circumstances tell how they're adjusting to the increased costs.
  • At a Tiny Port, Iraqi Navy Learns the Ropes
    Umm Qsar, tucked into an inlet on the Persian Gulf, is where most of Iraq's food flows in and most of its oil flows out. Coalition forces are training Iraqis to protect the port, but Iraq's naval forces are a long way from being able to do the job on their own.
  • Turkey's Foreign Minister on Iraq
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan discusses ongoing instability in Iraq, Turkey's efforts to fight Kurdish militants and efforts to broker negotiations between Israel and Syria.
  • Hillary Clinton's Slow Retreat
    As Sen. Hillary Clinton slowly brings her presidential campaign to a close, even some of her most fervent backers are lamenting how long it's taking her to call it quits. But could it be that reverse sexism is holding up the process?
  • The Campaign's Rich Cast of Characters
    The 16-month campaign that has left us with two presumptive presidential nominees featured hard-to-beat reality TV, full of many highlights.
  • Senate Panel Completes Iraq Intelligence Review
    The Senate Intelligence Committee releases the final chapter in its long-running review of Iraq-related intelligence. It repeated earlier findings that some pre-war statements were true, some were exaggerated and some were totally unsubstantiated.
  • U.S. Ambassador on Trouble in Zimbabwe
    U.S. and British diplomats are detained as they travel outside Zimbabwe's capital to investigate political violence. The Bush administration called the incident outrageous. James D. McGee, the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe, speaks with Robert Siegel.

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