All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Monday, July 20, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Miller's $1.5 million homeFewer home buyers trading up keeps prices down
    The housing market is in a long slump, but sales of low-priced homes in the Twin Cities metro area are actually brisk. On the other hand, homes in the mid to high price ranges are selling very slowly.5:19 p.m.
  • Family, friends remember Minn. Army Ranger
    With the passing of another soldier in the Middle East with Minnesota ties, the past few days have been some of the toughest in years for Minnesota families with loved ones at war.5:24 p.m.
  • Max SparberCritics, bloggers weigh the future of arts coverage
    The movement of arts coverage from traditional media to online arts blogs and independent writers is changing how organizations promote and market their work.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S., India Announce Defense, Nuclear Deals
    The U.S. and India agreed Monday on a defense pact as well as two sites for U.S. firms to build nuclear power plants. The agreements were announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Indian counterpart, S.M. Krishna.
  • Pakistan City Highlights Border's Lawlessness
    The Pakistani city of Dera Ismail Khan has become a nest of militants, killing and suspicion as the army presses its offensive against the Taliban. The city provides a glimpse into the lawlessness that exists along the border area.
  • Missing U.S. Soldier 'A Very Fine Person'
    The spokeswoman for the family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan, says he is doing the best he can under the circumstances. Sue Martin, owner of Zaney's River Street Coffee House in Hailey, Idaho, where Bergdahl worked before he enlisted, says he is a great example of a young man from America.
  • Companies Count On Growth Of Mobile Banking
    Outside of the U.S., millions of people use their cell phones to make financial transactions. That concept hasn't caught on here in the U.S. But big companies like MasterCard want to change that, specifically when it comes to mobile payments.
  • Google Voice, Apple Stores Examined
    The fledgling Google Voice program and Microsoft's latest bid to compete with Apple through physical stores are highlights of this week's installment of All Tech Considered. Omar Gallaga, technology culture reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, offers his insight.
  • On 40th Anniversary, Moon Landing Examined
    Forty years ago today, astronaut Neil Armstrong took that fateful first step onto the moon, effectively putting an end to the space race and expanding the boundaries of science and engineering.
  • A Small Step To The Moon, A Giant Leap To Mars
    The first astronauts — swaggering test pilots and fighter jocks — set NASA's original can-do tone. But after NASA reached the moon, senior people left and were replaced by management types. NASA's dynamic has slowed, but the sheer distance to Mars is not to be underestimated.
  • What Do Kids Think Of Another Moon Shot?
    Many people working at NASA now were inspired by the Apollo missions they saw on TV as kids. What that future holds may indeed depend on how young people now think about going to the moon and beyond.
  • Letters: Sen. Sessions, 'Grill Sergeants'
    Listeners respond to the interview with Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and to the story on a new cooking show on the Pentagon channel. Madeleine Brand and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
  • For Hollywood's Middle Class, 'Cut' Has New Meaning
    Beth Broderick, who plays Aunt Zelda on the TV series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, has been in the business for 20 years and says wages for Hollywood's professional class have plummeted in the past decade. Now there is less work for actors, and it's much harder to make a living.

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