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All Things Considered
Friday, July 2, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Digging near Wetterling siteSheriff: Number of items seized in 2-day search
    Stearns County sheriff's officials said Friday they seized a number of items during a two-day search of a St. Joseph farm near the site of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling's abduction 21 years ago.3:50 p.m.
  • Health care reform played a role in nurses talks
    On Tuesday, 12,000 Twin Cities nurses will vote on a hard-fought contract deal with area hospitals and the impact of health care reform was a major, but largely hidden factor, in the negotiation talks.3:55 p.m.
  • Q&A: Dan McElroy on emergency unemployment benefits
    Dan McElroy, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about how the unemployment benefit system works. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation.4:45 p.m.
  • Healing from water balloon injuriesOn the Fourth, be wary of water balloon fights
    MPR News reporter Annie Baxter tells the story of how she was injured in a seemingly light-hearted Independence Day activity that has nothing to do with fireworks.4:50 p.m.
  • Digging near Wetterling siteSheriff: Number of items seized in 2-day search
    Stearns County sheriff's officials said Friday they seized a number of items during a two-day search of a St. Joseph farm near the site of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling's abduction 21 years ago.5:20 p.m.
  • Health care reform played a role in nurses talks
    On Tuesday, 12,000 Twin Cities nurses will vote on a hard-fought contract deal with area hospitals and the impact of health care reform was a major, but largely hidden factor, in the negotiation talks.5:25 p.m.
  • Q&A: Dan McElroy on emergency unemployment benefits
    Dan McElroy, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about how the unemployment benefit system works. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation.6:20 p.m.
  • Healing from water balloon injuriesOn the Fourth, be wary of water balloon fights
    MPR News reporter Annie Baxter tells the story of how she was injured in a seemingly light-hearted Independence Day activity that has nothing to do with fireworks.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Oil Predicted To Hit Florida's Atlantic Coast, Not Gulf
    The federal government has issued its first long-term forecast for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. It projects where the oil will go during the summer, based on Gulf currents over the past 15 years. The report finds oil is much more likely to wash ashore on Florida's Atlantic coast than it is on the state's Gulf coast south of Tampa.
  • Inventor Takes Tip From Whales To Clean Oil
    Asian ship mogul Nobu Su has invented a ship that would suck in oily water and separate oil from the water, much like a whale sucks in plankton. The giant oil skimmer, called "A Whale," is almost 400 yards long. Though the Coast Guard has its concerns, the agency let the ship into the Gulf for a trial run early Friday morning.
  • Drug War Bleeds Into Mexican State Elections
    Voters are going to the polls just days after the leading candidate for governor in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas was gunned down in a gangland-style hit. Mexican President Felipe Calderon blamed the violence on the nation's drug cartels.
  • Week In Politics: Kagan, Jobs, Immigration
    Melissa Block talks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan, the latest job numbers and President Obama’s push for immigration overhaul.
  • Feeding Pirates: When Legit Companies Advertise On Shady Sites
    An independent filmmaker was upset when her film was pirated. But she was dismayed when she realized legitimate companies were inadvertently helping them.
  • The 'Other' Silk Road: China Peers Into Maritime Past
    China has long been a goldmine for land-bound archaeologists. It also has become a powerhouse of underwater archaeology, including the recent excavation of a 13th century shipwreck. Chinese explorers and scientists are tracing a trade route known as the "Maritime Silk Road," a less-known parallel to the fabled overland passage.
  • McChrystal Piece Stirs Debate On Covering Military
    Michele Norris speaks with former war correspondent Stephen Ward, now director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about the controversy surrounding the profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal published in Rolling Stone magazine. The article, which led to McChrystal's ouster as the top commander in Afghanistan, sparked debate among journalists about on- and off-the-record exchanges.
  • In The West Bank, Women With A Need For Speed
    A group of Palestinian women has entered the male-dominated world of car racing in the Arab world. The women, who call themselves the Speed Sisters, are breaking stereotypes — and raising the concerns of some Palestinian men who say the racetrack is no place for females.
  • Jason Moran's 'Ten': The Bandwagon In Its Diamond Year
    The latest recording from Jason Moran and his trio is called Ten, and this year marks the group's 10-year anniversary. The trio has expanded jazz with elements of hip-hop and electronic music, a mix that critics have hailed as visionary.
  • More Workers Quit Labor Force
    The unemployment rate fell in June to 9.5 percent, but few analysts have anything good to say about the government's latest jobs report. The small decline in the unemployment rate happened because so many people left the workforce, and the number of jobs on business and government payrolls declined by 125,000.

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