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All Things Considered
Friday, June 29, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Stay here one night."Put yourself out here for one night"
    Go down to Dorothy Day Center operated by Catholic Charities of St. Paul and ask what it is like living there. The answer? "Put yourself out here for one night, you'll see what it's all about. You gotta be here to see it." So MPR's Jeff Horwich took the advice, and lined up with the others.4:49 p.m.
  • Streep and RedgraveLajos Koltai tells a story of love in "Evening"
    A film called "Evening" - which opens this weekend - is drawing attention in part because of a cast that features several of the world's top actresses. The film was directed by Hungarian Lajos Koltai, who worked for 35 years as a cinematographer, which he says is the reason for the films visual style.5:24 p.m.
  • CancellationNorthwest to recall pilots and cut schedule
    Northwest Airlines says it expects to return to normal summertime operations soon. The airline has cancelled more than 1,000 flights in the past week. But Northwest says it plans to end the flurry of flight cancellations, in part, by rehiring pilots who have been laid off.5:50 p.m.
  • Mesaba aircraftRegional flights running smoothly
    Northwest Airlines' trouble with cancelled flights has caused plenty of headaches for travelers. But that problem has apparently not affected Mesaba Airlines, a subsidiary of Northwest that serves eight communities in greater Minnesota. Most flights to and from those communities have been running on schedule.5:54 p.m.
  • Together in eternityA visit to Pompeii
    A rare display of Pompeii's artifacts is now in the Twin Cities at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.6:19 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Second Bomb-Rigged Car Tied to First in London
    Police safely defused a bomb in a parked car in central London on Friday, then found a second explosives-rigged car, fueling fears of a coordinated attack. Officials said the bombs were powerful enough to have caused "significant injury or loss of life."
  • Degrading U.S.-Russia Relations Spur Meeting
    President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin seem to have been talking past each other in recent weeks. Against this backdrop, the two men will explore how to salvage their relationship in the waning months of their presidencies.
  • Bush, Putin Retreat to Kennebunkport
    Kennebunkport, Maine, is the site of a visit between President Bush and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Marshall Goldman of Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies offers his insights on the meeting.
  • Ex-Coach Writes Book on Duke Lacrosse Case
    Mike Pressler was dumped as Duke's lacrosse coach when rape charges were filed against three of his players. But the charges were dropped and the prosecutor in the case was disbarred. Now, Pressler is coaching again and has written a book.
  • Lacrosse Case a Learning Tool for Lawyers
    Lawyers in North Carolina are trying to learn some lessons from the botched prosecution of three Duke lacrosse players who were falsely accused of sexually assaulting an exotic dancer.
  • Time May Not Be on Side of New Iraq Strategy
    The White House and Pentagon are touting a strategy called "clear, hold and retain" as their new approach to controlling the violence in Iraq. Statistics suggests it is working, and experts call the strategy sound. But there may not be enough time left for it to work.
  • Would Independent Lieberman Go GOP?
    Sen. Joseph Lieberman won his fourth term last fall as an independent, having lost the Democratic primary in his home state of Connecticut. Would he ever go so far as to join the Republicans and return the Senate majority to the GOP?
  • Philly Mayor Among Crowds Lining Up for iPhone
    People stood in long lines outside Apple Stores across the country as iPhones arrived Friday, and Philadelphia Mayor John Street was among them. Using his BlackBerry and other implements, he performed his mayoral duties while waiting in line.
  • Araboolies Go from 'Liberty Street' to the Stage
    In The Araboolies of Liberty Street, Sam Swope introduced readers to the tyrannical General Pinch and Mrs. Pinch, and their "enemies," the fun-loving and free-wheeling Araboolies. A new musical based on the book debuts Saturday.
  • Officer Cited Issues with Guantanamo Tribunals
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two landmark cases filed by detainees at Guantanamo Bay. An affidavit filed by a military officer involved in the Combatant Status Review Tribunals might have influenced the decision.

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