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All Things Considered
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Great Lakes AquariumDuluth needs to slash millions from city budget
    Mayor Don Ness is proposing cuts to services including firefighting, neighborhood recreation, and subsidies to facilities like the Great Lakes Aquarium and the zoo.5:20 p.m.
  • Wal-MartMinn. judge rules against Wal-Mart on work breaks
    A Minnesota judge has ruled that Wal-Mart cut short employees' rest and meal breaks and forced them to work off the clock, violating the state's labor laws 2 million times.5:24 p.m.
  • Two planesFares and flights can't escape airline fuel woes
    Soaring fuel prices have virtually all U.S. airlines in a tailspin. Most carriers, including Northwest and Sun Country, plan to drop flights this fall. Meanwhile, they're trying to push up fares.5:50 p.m.
  • Former Target head Kenneth Macke dies
    Kenneth Macke, called a "born merchant" and had a big impact on Minnesota's retail industry has died. Macke was former chairman and chief executive of the Dayton Hudson corporation -- now called Target. He died June 28 at age 69. Minnesota Public Radio's Greta Cunningham talks with Universtiy of St. Thomas marketing professor Dave Brennan about Macke's rise from sales trainee to chief executive, and the ways he gave back to Minnesota communities.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Clark Holds Firm On McCain Comments
    Retired Gen. Wesley Clark stands by his comments that John McCain's military service does not qualify the Republican to be president. Clark's controversial remarks prompted criticism from many quarters, including from Barack Obama.
  • McCain Blasts Obama On Supreme Court Picks
    John McCain has said Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominees would make decisions like the one that struck down a Louisiana law allowing capital punishment for people who rape children under 12. He was speaking to the National Sheriff's Association.
  • Media Darlings McCain, Obama Duel
    John McCain and Barack Obama have both consistently garnered favorable press in their years in the Senate and in grueling months on the campaign trail. But they are likely to face increasingly stringent scrutiny as the general election opens up.
  • Police Investigate Death Of Suspect in Cop Killing
    A 19-year-old man charged with first-degree murder was found dead while in police custody in Prince George's County, Md. Washington Post reporter Aaron Davis says the Maryland State Police has been asked to conduct an independent investigation.
  • Letters: Riis, Kosciuszko National Memorial
    Listeners respond to a look at the late-19th century social reformer Jacob Riis and about the report on the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial.
  • McCain, Obama Head Overseas
    The campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama say the two presidential candidates are traveling abroad this summer. Their trips are extremely unusual. Since 1992, no candidate who is not a sitting president has traveled overseas during a campaign.
  • Mexican Town's Residents See No End To Violence
    More than 520 people have been killed there in Juarez, Mexico, in drug-related violence since the start of the year. The police department is under attack and from both organized crime and the mayor. And most residents say there's no end in sight.
  • Hitler's Coming; Time For Cocktails And Gossip
    Jonathan Raban remembers his first encounter with the aging, aimless socialites of Evelyn Waugh's Put Out More Flags, a novel of cocktails, clandestine affairs and the looming threat of World War II.
  • 1960: A Pivotal Year For The Olympics
    The 1960 Rome Olympics were the first commercially televised games, saw the first doping scandal and the first commercial endorsement. David Maraniss, author of "Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World," calls the year pivotal for the games.
  • U.S. Stocks Close Higher
    The Dow Jones industrial average finished up 32 points at 11,382. That followed a day of fluctuations. The market opened sharply lower as traders reacted to oil prices that rose to $142 a barrel. Bargain-hunters took stocks into positive territory.

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