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All Things Considered
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Robert BauerPersuading young adults to buy into health care takes new tack
    Many young adults may not worry about a health crisis, but the people building insurance exchanges worry about the millions of other healthy Americans who they fear may simply opt out. They need those younger, low-risk people to pay premiums to offset the costs of covering older, sicker Americans.5:20 p.m.
  • Learning dance movesAfrican exhibit finds home at American Swedish Institute
    The American Swedish Institute, a hub for Scandinavian culture, is temporarily broadening its scope to include clothes and artifacts of the Oromo, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia.5:24 p.m.
  • Anderson, PusustaPriest says he looked at boys' genitalia out of 'pure stupidity'
    The priest, now 92 and living in a nursing home in St. Paul, uses a walker and spends his time reading the Bible and watching old movies. He still remembers a boy named David.5:51 p.m.
  • TomatoesAppetites: The tomatoes of summer
    If you planted tomatoes this year, chances are you got a late start, and ripe fruit might seem a long time away. But we are beginning to see sure signs of summer with ripe and interesting tomatoes at the farmers market.6:22 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Egypt's Religious Minorities Want Role In New Constitution
    In Egypt, religious minorities are embracing the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Attacks on Coptic Christians and Shiite Muslims escalated during his year in office. But the military, which installed the interim government, has had a checkered reputation of its own, killing and imprisoning minorities during past rule.
  • Egypt's Military 'A Builder, A Liberator And Savior'
    Audie Cornish talks to Steven Cook of the Council of Foreign Relations about the current and historical role of the Egyptian military in politics.
  • Apple Loses E-Book Price Fixing Case
    A federal judge has decided against Apple in the e-books price fixing case. Apple was the only remaining party in the case brought by the Department of Justice that originally included five major publishers. Those publishers had previously settled.
  • Wal-Mart, Gap Join Bangladesh Factory Safety Group
    Wal-Mart and Gap joined a Bangladesh factory safety group and were immediately criticized for not joining a more stringent pact made up of mostly European retailers. Wal-Mart says the agreement requires the inspection of all subcontractor factories within a year.
  • Scalia V. Ginsburg: Supreme Court Sparring, Put To Music
    Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have been friends for decades, but they're known for their differences when it comes to constitutional interpretation. In those dramatic clashes, recent law school graduate Derrick Wang heard an opera.
  • Al-Jazeera Staffers Quit Over Alleged Bias In Egypt Coverage
    This week has seen recriminations against Al-Jazeera on the part of military leaders and other journalists in Egypt. The network's coverage has been seen as biased toward the Muslim Brotherhood. Now some Al-Jazeera staffers are resigning in protest against their company's coverage. Robert Siegel talks with Arab media expert Courtney Radsch.
  • New Series 'The Bridge' Seeks An Audience In Two Languages
    The crime drama, which airs Wednesday night on FX, code-switches between American English and Mexican Spanish. The network is trying to lure viewers who speak both languages.
  • Barking Up The Family Tree: American Dogs Have Surprising Genetic Roots
    A few dog breeds indigenous to North America have genetic roots on the continent that stretch back 1,000 years or more. A study finds that their genetic lineages haven't changed much, despite an influx of European pooches.
  • Critics: Trial Of Russian Protesters Threatens Right To Dissent
    In Moscow, a dozen people are on trial in connection with a protest last year against Russian President Vladimir Putin. They're accused of attacking police and participating in mass riots after the demonstration turned violent. Critics charge that the trial is part of an intimidation campaign against dissidents.
  • Despite Big Expectations, 'Lone Ranger' No Silver Bullet
    Robet Siegel talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Steven Zeitchik about this weekend's box office failure of the new Lone Ranger film and what it means for the future of the Hollywood summer blockbuster.

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