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All Things Considered
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • JOBZMinnesota JOBZ program faces another lawsuit
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty's pet economic development program is facing another legal challenge. Ten companies and individuals announced a lawsuit Wednesday that challenges the constitutionality of the Minnesota JOBZ program. They say the program gives an unfair advantage to their competitors who benefit from JOBZ.5:20 p.m.
  • Fuel pressBrewing fuel down on the farm
    Some northern Minnesota farmers hope to significantly reduce their need for imported fuel. The farmers are working with the University of Minnesota to use the canola seed they harvest to make fuel to run their tractors.5:48 p.m.
  • Promo shotSongs line the road to Patrick McGuigan's recovery
    A serious accident derailed a Minneapolis singer/songwriter's career in music but music continues to be one of his most important modes of expression.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Tenacious Blaze Near Tahoe Threatens Homes
    The Angora fire continues to burn out of control in the Lake Tahoe resort area in California. At least 950 homes are now threatened, and it is unknown when the fire will be contained.
  • Prosecution Plays Bin Laden Tape at Padilla Trial
    At Jose Padilla's trial in Miami, the prosecution has played a TV interview with Osama Bin Laden and an intercepted telephone call of Padilla's two co-defendants discussing it. The prosecution fought for the judge's permission to use the tape, and the defense fought just as hard to block it.
  • Fired U.S. Attorney Testifies on Death Penalty
    Former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton of Phoenix, one of the federal prosecutors whose firings caused controversy earlier this year, says he objected to the attorney general's insistence that he seek the death penalty in a murder case with circumstantial evidence.
  • Inspection in China Finds 23,000 Cases of Bad Food
    A nationwide inspection of China's food industry has uncovered 23,000 cases of tainted or expired food. The findings will likely add to a sense of unease about Chinese products in China and abroad.
  • Ethereal Swiss Instrument Like 'Water Over Bells'
    Listener and musician Randy Granger of Las Cruces, N.M., plays the Hang, an odd-shaped instrument created in Switzerland in the late 1990s. It looks and sounds alien.
  • Iraq Vet Seeks Out the War's Hidden Wounded
    Retired Navy Chaplain Mike Colson returned from serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder. Now he's trying to help vets who may not know they have the same problem. He calls himself the dog catcher for trauma.
  • Bush, GOP Losing Favor with Youngsters?
    NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says young Americans in increasing numbers are turning against President Bush and the Republican Party.
  • Despite Struggle, Displaced Family Stays Together
    After Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Mary and Morris Martin — and 14 of their 42 grandchildren — found refuge in a tiny three-bedroom house in Jackson, Miss. Despite financial struggles, and a hectic daily life, the family has managed to stay together.
  • Pediatrician-Dad Finds It Tough to Take Own Advice
    Dr. David Hill is a pediatrician. He's also a father. And recently, he is finding that his recommendations to patients don't jell with what he allows his own kids to do. On one issue — TV watching — he definitely is not practicing what he preaches.
  • Blair Steps Down, Takes Up Mideast Peace
    Tony Blair has stepped down as prime minister and leader of the ruling Labour Party — replaced by his former finance minister, Gordon Brown. He has been appointed as representative of the so-called Middle East Quartet to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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