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All Things Considered
Friday, June 12, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • U of M president Robert BruininksU of M budget: Tuition stable, staff layoffs looming
    There is good news and bad news in the proposed budget for the University of Minnesota: Good news for students who will see minimal tuition increases. Bad news for staff, who are facing job cuts.5:20 p.m.
  • Interim replacement for gang strike force announced
    The Department of Public Safety on Friday announced the Metro Gang Strike Force will remain suspended while an investigation continues into its operations, and a temporary unit will be created in the interim.5:24 p.m.
  • Light of the worldMIA's 'Sin and Salvation' gives glimpse at pre-Raphaelite master
    A new exhibit opening Sunday at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts offers a rare glimpse into the complicated life of a pre-Raphaelite master. William Holman Hunt's paintings of religious scenes were enormously popular in the late 19th century.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • House, Senate Reach Deal On War Spending Bill
    House and Senate negotiators reached agreement on a $100 billion bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through September. Lawmakers also dropped their outright opposition to letting Guantanamo detainees enter the United States.
  • Week In Politics Examined
    David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution offer their insight on health care reform and the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor. Brooks and Dionne examine the week in politics.
  • Iranian Voters In U.S. Sound Off On Election
    Iranians voted Friday in overwhelming numbers to pick a new president. Iranian-Americans talk about hopes for the country at a Washington polling station set up to help Iranians abroad cast their votes.
  • Dave Brubeck: An Unlikely Hit, 50 Years Strong
    In 1959, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck topped the pop charts and shook up the notion of rhythm in jazz with an odd-metered song called "Take Five." On the occasion of its golden anniversary and a new reissue of Time Out, Brubeck explains why it was such a hit.
  • Baghdad Neighborhood Fears Security Handover
    U.S. combat forces are due to withdraw from Iraq's cities by the end of the month, turning over responsibility to Iraqi forces. But in some Baghdad neighborhoods, people are not only afraid of insurgents, but also of the Iraqi army.
  • Many Decisions Remain Over Tobacco Regulation
    After a long fight, Congress has voted to regulate tobacco — with the help of some in the tobacco industry. But with years of rule-making ahead, it's difficult to predict how stringent the FDA's regulation will be. That uncertainty is unsettling for many on both sides of the nation's tobacco debate.
  • A Year After Flooding, Iowa Limps To Recovery
    A year ago, torrential rains in eastern Iowa turned what was already serious flooding into a catastrophe. The Cedar River overflowed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, damaging thousands of homes and businesses. A year later, recovery in Cedar Rapids has been slow.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Area Ill-Prepared For TV Switch
    One of the last markets to make the switch to digital TV will be Dallas-Fort Worth. It has been named one of the most likely to suffer serious problems because of its large population of low-income people and those for whom English is a second language.
  • TV Repairman Weighs Future Amid Digital Switch
    The transition to digital television is forcing many electronics service shops to ponder their future. Dan Meijer, who started working in the world of TV repair as a 16-year-old high school dropout, offers his insight.
  • As TV Changes To Digital, White Noise Fades Away
    A familiar sight and sound is disappearing as digital TV takes over from analog: television snow and the "white noise" that accompanies it.

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