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All Things Considered
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • DFL control drove big union wins in Legislature
    The state's labor unions had a big year at the Capitol. New state employee contracts, labor peace deals, unemployment aid for locked out workers and bills that let day care providers unionize all passed into law.5:20 p.m.
  • Plymouth Church's summer home: Temple Israel
    A Minneapolis Christian congregation that's over 150 years old is worshiping at one of the city's most-established synagogues this summer.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Shock Gives Way To Sadness In Deaths Of 19 Firefighters
    In Prescott, Ariz., the nearby Yarnell Hill fire was burning uncontrolled on Tuesday. That community is still coming to terms with the loss of 19 firefighters on Sunday.
  • 'Hotshot' Firefighters Are Elite, Close-Knit Groups
    The 19 firefighters who died in Arizona were part of an elite "Hotshot" group. Kyle Dickman, an editor at Outside Magazine who embedded with one of those units, tells Audie Cornish about how the Hotshots operate and the type of people drawn to this line of work.
  • Tools To Help You Hide Online Raise The Ire Of Advertisers
    The recent revelations about the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance have breathed new life into a basic question: How do you hide online? There are some things you can do to cover your tracks, and privacy advocates are working on even better tools for staying anonymous. But that worries advertisers.
  • Syrian Rebel Commander: 'We Need A Lot Of Things'
    Gen. Salim Idris is the commander of the Free Syrian Army. Robert Siegel talks to the General about the rebels' needs for weapons, their strategy in fighting the administration and their definition of success.
  • 'Africa Rising' A Theme Of Obama's Trip To The Continent
    President Obama and his family headed home after a week traveling across Africa.
  • After DOMA Ruling, Government Scrambles To Adjust
    After the Supreme Court ruling overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, President Obama ordered federal agencies to revise their rules regarding benefits for same-sex spouses. But that will be simpler for some federal agencies than others.
  • As Mortgage Rates Rise, Homebuyers Face New Dilemma
    Homebuyers are on edge after a sudden jump in mortgage rates. Industry analysts wonder if the spike in rates will scare off potential buyers or push them into closing a deal before rates go up more.
  • Ole Miss Turns Scary Racial Incident Into Teachable Moment
    Instead of forgetting about a racially charged rally last November, a professor and civil rights activist at the University of Mississippi will teach incoming freshmen about social media. The seminar also teaches freshmen how to interact with other students, using discussions to settle arguments instead of violence.
  • In A Campus-Bound Novel, A Thrilling, 'Educational' Affair
    Susan Choi's new novel, My Education, is a study of relationships and how they end. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer says the book is a triumph for academic novels, portraying youth, love and naivete with exceptional style.
  • Anticipation Builds In Egypt Ahead Of Military's Deadline
    Protestors in Egypt postponed their deadline by which they wanted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to resign in favor of the Egyptian army's ultimatum. The Egyptian president's supporters, meanwhile, took to the streets in bigger numbers while more members of his staff quit.

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