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All Things Considered
Friday, June 18, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Wadena Tornado DamageCleanup begins after deadly tornadoes
    National Guard troops and volunteers with chainsaws were helping residents in this northwestern Minnesota town begin a massive cleanup effort, a day after a tornado destroyed homes and uprooted trees in its path.3:20 p.m.
  • Destroyed carShare your storm stories and photos
    Share your firsthand accounts and photos of the tornadoes and severe storms that hit Minnesota yesterday. And, tell us what your community is doing to recover from them.3:21 p.m.
  • Photos: Tornadoes sweep across Minnesota
    Tornadoes, thunderstorms and hail ripped across central Minnesota Thursday afternoon and evening, killing at least three people and causing widespread damage to homes and trees.3:22 p.m.
  • Destroyed barnHavoc on Albert Lea area farms after storms
    The severe weather knocked out power and devastated a handful of farms near Albert Lea. For some, their livelihoods were all but wiped out by the storm.3:25 p.m.
  • Collection pondFarmers, scientists struggle with Red River phosphorus
    Farmers and scientists in both Canada and the United States are trying to figure out ways to cut the amount of phosphorus that flows north to Lake Winnipeg.3:50 p.m.
  • Map: The Red River basin
    Farmers and scientists in both Canada and the United States are trying to figure out ways to cut the amount of phosphorus that flows north to Lake Winnipeg. The Red River basin drains a large area in Minnesota and North and South Dakota, an area with abundant farming activity.3:51 p.m.
  • Flipped RVTimeline of Thursday's storms
    Up to 35 tornadoes were reported across Minnesota on Thursday, and officials from the National Weather Service were trying to determine how many of them were really tornadoes. A more accurate number will likely be known after this weekend, but here's a summary of what happened when.4:45 p.m.
  • Street signWadena resident April Maercklein on riding out a tornado
    Among those who survived the tornado in Wadena is April Maercklein, who was at home when it hit. We reached her by phone Friday.4:50 p.m.
  • Wadena High SchoolThey came for a class reunion, and stayed for the cleanup
    Alumni from the high school spent two years planning a big reunion of anyone who has ever attended the school. But after a tornado struck the town last night, it has become a different sort of reunion.4:54 p.m.
  • Wadena Tornado DamageCleanup begins after deadly tornadoes
    National Guard troops and volunteers with chainsaws were helping residents in this northwestern Minnesota town begin a massive cleanup effort, a day after a tornado destroyed homes and uprooted trees in its path.5:20 p.m.
  • Destroyed carShare your storm stories and photos
    Share your firsthand accounts and photos of the tornadoes and severe storms that hit Minnesota yesterday. And, tell us what your community is doing to recover from them.5:21 p.m.
  • Storm damageYour storm photos
    Dozens of tornadoes touched down throughout the state on June 17, killing at least three and injuring scores more. Farms and towns experienced water and wind damage, and the recovery has just begun after what may be a record day for tornado touchdowns in Minnesota history.5:22 p.m.
  • Collection pondFarmers, scientists struggle with Red River phosphorus
    Farmers and scientists in both Canada and the United States are trying to figure out ways to cut the amount of phosphorus that flows north to Lake Winnipeg.5:50 p.m.
  • Map: The Red River basin
    Farmers and scientists in both Canada and the United States are trying to figure out ways to cut the amount of phosphorus that flows north to Lake Winnipeg. The Red River basin drains a large area in Minnesota and North and South Dakota, an area with abundant farming activity.5:51 p.m.
  • Flipped RVTimeline of Thursday's storms
    Up to 35 tornadoes were reported across Minnesota on Thursday, and officials from the National Weather Service were trying to determine how many of them were really tornadoes. A more accurate number will likely be known after this weekend, but here's a summary of what happened when.6:20 p.m.
  • Street signWadena resident April Maercklein on riding out a tornado
    Among those who survived the tornado in Wadena is April Maercklein, who was at home when it hit. We reached her by phone Friday.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • As Obama Touts Stimulus, Americans Are Skeptical
    President Obama traveled to Ohio on Friday to break ground on the 10,0000th road project funded by the economic stimulus money, which he says has created much needed jobs. But pollsters say Americans don't believe all that asphalt the government is paying for is putting us on the road to recovery.
  • Week In Politics: Oil Spill, Barton's Apologies
    This week, President Obama called out BP in an Oval Office address, and a GOP congressman apologized for the government's "shakedown" of the oil company. Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the week in politics.
  • Campbell's Recalls 15M Pounds Of SpagahettiOs
    Who hasn't eaten SpaghettiOs at some point during their childhood? Well, you're better off not eating any at the moment. Campbell Soup has recalled 15 million pounds of the canned pasta because of underprocessing.
  • Conservationist: Rescuing Birds Puts Many At Risk
    Melissa Block talks with Melanie Driscoll, director of Bird Conservation at the National Audubon Society's Louisiana Coastal Initiative, about her efforts to help oil-soaked birds along the Gulf Coast and the dilemmas faced by chasing oiled birds into their habitats.
  • Can BP Tweet Its Way To A Better Image?
    BP has been tapping into social media sites as part of its PR strategy. But the company's critics have been organizing online too. Welcome to Crisis Management 2.0.
  • Violence Reaches New Peak In Mexican Drug War
    Over the past two weeks, hundreds of people have been gunned down in Mexico as drug violence continues to escalate. The surge in killings comes as President Felipe Calderon is ramping up efforts to win more public support for his drug war.
  • Tackling America's Drug Addiction
    Michele Norris speaks with Joseph Califano, founder and chairman of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, about the appetite for drugs in the U.S. and what's being done to curb it.
  • Where's The Cupcake Truck Today? Check Facebook
    In Denver, Sean Moore is known as "the cupcake guy." Each morning, he loads up a 1969 Ford Vanette with cupcakes made at a bakery he co-owns with his wife. Once he finds a parking spot, he tells his customers through social media sites where he is -- and how long he'll be there.
  • 'Cyrus': A Loose, Low-Key Kind Of Crazy
    Cyrus, a decidedly singular boy-meets-girl (and her bizarro kid) comedy from Jay and Mark Duplass, proves that mumblecore can survive the star treatment -- if the Hollywood names attached are the right ones. (Recommended)
  • Film Historian: 'Psycho' Altered Ideas On Censorship
    The 50th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho was this past week. The film was groundbreaking in many ways --including having been the first to show a toilet on-camera. Host Melissa Block talks with David Thomson, film critic and author of The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder.

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