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All Things Considered
Friday, June 22, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Delay in cancer information tarnishes state Health Department's image
    This is not the first time the Health Department has sat on information about a possible health risk. Public health experts say this latest episode is a sign that the Department of Health's once golden national reputation is in need of repair.5:15 p.m.
  • Northrup AuditoriumMinnesota and Wisconsin settle tuition dispute
    Wisconsin and Minnesota officials have avoided a looming showdown over a disputed tuition reciprocity agreement. Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced a tentative agreement Friday that aims to resolve differences between what Wisconsin and Minnesota students pay to attend Minnesota schools.5:24 p.m.
  • A vast wastelandReducing the fare for a trip to the digital scrapheap
    Minnesotans can probably look forward to a day in the near future when disposing of electronic waste is free--every day.5:50 p.m.
  • Swimming inMichel Gondry explores "The Science of Dreams"
    Michel Gondry is known as one of the more idiosyncratic directors in Hollywood. This weekend Gondry appears at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as the culmination of a month-long retrospective of his work called "The Science of Dreams."5:54 p.m.
  • Minnesota soldier killed in Iraq
    Tony Hebert, 20, the son of Robert and Laurie Hebert, was a 2005 graduate of Lincoln High School in Lake City. Robert Hebert said his son was killed but declined to speak further about him.6:19 p.m.
  • Uppsala Cathedral ChoirTouring choir follows the path of Swedish immigrants
    One of Sweden's oldest church choirs is on a concert tour of Minnesota this month. The Uppsala Cathedral Choir stopped by Minnesota Public Radio for a chat with host Steve Staruch and a performance of a few selections from the concert program.6:23 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bush, Triet Talk Trade, Human Rights
    Nguyen Minh Triet is the first Vietnamese head of state to visit the White House since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. On Friday, he and President Bush discussed human rights and trade. Scores of Vietnamese business executives are traveling with Triet.
  • Vietnamese in California Critical of Triet
    In Orange County's Little Saigon, a hotbed of anti-communist, anti-Hanoi sentiment, many are planning protests to coincide with the first post-war visit of a Vietnamese president to the United States.
  • Arlington Visitors Should Dress for Hallowed Ground
    One Arlington visitor has a message to all those who pay their respects at the National Cemetery: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. During a recent visit, he noticed as he walked the grounds that people were dressed far too casually.
  • First-Born Smarter Than Their Siblings? We'll See
    After Norwegian scientists released a study concluding that firstborn brothers are smarter than younger ones, reporter Fred Kight of Ohio University Public Radio-Television News in Athens, Ohio, set out to conduct his own survey of men with brothers to see if that jibes with reality.
  • Crowding Forces Early Releases at Navajo Jail
    In a recent four-month span in the dusty Navajo reservation town of Chinle, there were more than 2,000 arrests. Of those, only about 20 people served their time, simply because there was nowhere to put them.
  • Stile Antico Renders 16th-Century Music Beautifully
    "Music for Compline," a recording by the vocal ensemble Stile Antico, features music written in 16th-century England for a religious service called Compline. Reviewer Tom Manoff calls Stile Antico one of the finest choral ensembles of our day.
  • Iraqi Exiles in Syria Look for Ways to Move On
    Millions of Iraqis have fled the violence at home for neighboring Syria and Jordan. But their welcome is wearing thin, and many are looking for ways to move on to other destinations.
  • Poland Appeals to Label Auschwitz as 'German'
    Authorities in Poland want to change the name of the Auschwitz concentration camp to officially include the word "German" in the title. Poles hope that will end the problem of Poland being mistaken as the perpetrator.
  • Astronauts' Menus Expand Along With Missions
    The Space Shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth on Friday — ending a nearly two-week mission. As missions get longer, NASA looks for ways to spice up the culinary options. Atlantis astronauts sampled fajitas, seafood gumbo, meatloaf and beef stew.
  • It's Never Too Hot in the Kitchen for Dessert
    It's summertime, and the kitchen is too hot for big-time baking — and ice cream just won't cut it for everyone. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan shares ideas for quick and easy desserts that take advantage of summer's bounty.

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