All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Monday, June 21, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Raw dairy productsRaw milk investigation broadens
    The state apparently has broadened its investigation of the farm linked to an E. Coli outbreak that sickened at least 8 people. State health officials say they traced the outbreak to unpasteurized milk sold by the Michael Hartmann farm in southern Minnesota. Investigators have now conducted a second search of the farm in Gibbon. Mark Steil talked with Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Crann about the investigation.5:20 p.m.
  • Strike signs wait in MNA hallwaysNurses vote whether to strike; counting continues
    Nurses have finished voting on whether to give their union the authority to call another strike on 14 Twin Cities hospitals. The polls closed at 8:30 p.m. at locations in Brooklyn Park and St. Paul. Results of the voting are still being tabulated Monday night.5:50 p.m.
  • Gladys KaufmanWadena putting the pieces back together
    In the next few days, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are expected to assess the damage from last Thursday's tornadoes. The storms caused a lot of property damage. They also killed three people. Governor Tim Pawlenty says he expects to ask for a disaster declaration for about half a dozen counties in northern and southern Minnesota. That will likely include Wadena County, where a tornado plowed through the city of Wadena. Reporter Tom Robertson discussed the latest with Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Crann.5:55 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • A Preview Of Tuesday's Elections In Carolinas, Utah
    Voters go to the polls in three states on Tuesday: the Carolinas and Utah. Michele Norris talks to NPR's national political correspondents Mara Liasson and Don Gonyea about those contests and other political news of the day.
  • Blunt Counts On Experience In Missouri Senate Race
    Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt is a conservative Washington insider. But the Republican, who is the overwhelming favorite to win his party's nomination to replace Sen. Kit Bond, isn't downplaying his political record, even in a year that's been hard on establishment candidates.
  • Digital Challenges For U.S. Public Libraries
    Public libraries grow their Internet services while facing cuts
  • Green Marines: Camp Lejeune Buys Into Solar Power
    The Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune in North Carolina is becoming one of the largest solar panel communities in the United States. Solar energy can heat up to three-quarters of the water used in a typical household.
  • As U.S. Troops Depart, Some Iraqis Fear Their Own
    With the exit of American forces under way, some Iraqi security officials are wondering whether they can trust their government to fund the army and police as the U.S. military has. And the situation has some Iraqis wondering if they can rely on their own Iraqi forces to protect them.
  • More Asian-Americans Signing Up For The Army
    Asian-Americans have typically volunteered at the lowest rate of any ethnic group. But that seems to be changing. That could be in part because the U.S. isn't in a war with an Asian country. It also may be because they have more high-profile role models, like Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, who led the Abu Ghraib investigation.
  • Miss. Officials Agree To Settlement In '64 Slayings
    Officials in Franklin County, Miss., have agreed to settle a civil suit charging county law enforcement officials with aiding and abetting the Ku Klux Klan in the 1964 murders of Charles Moore and Henry Dee. Michele Norris talks to Margaret Burnham, an attorney for the families of Moore and Dee, who says this case shows that justice delayed is not always justice denied.
  • Sub Makes Unexpected Find Under Floating Ice Shelf
    Scientists have been trying to understand why a glacier in West Antarctica has been melting so quickly, so they sent a 20-foot robotic sub underneath the thick, floating ice to play detective. The small underwater mountain range it found could be a case study for other neighboring glaciers.
  • Did Michelangelo Draw A Brain in God's Neck?
    Two neurosurgery researchers at Johns Hopkins University say Michelangelo hid images within his fresco The Separation of Light from Darkness in the Sistine Chapel. They think the image -- an anatomically accurate painting of the human brain -- might have been a kind of signature of his work.
  • High Court Backs 'Material Support' Anti-Terror Law
    The Supreme Court has upheld a federal law that bars "material support" to foreign terrorist organizations, rejecting a free speech challenge from humanitarian aid groups.

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