All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Guitar rackThe musicians get the lyrics
    Our project looks at the creative process of writing music, through the eyes of three musicians and a lyricist. We hear from the three bands -- Best Friends Forever, Jeremy Messersmith and rapper P.O.S. -- as they get the lyrics from Adam Levy, and begin shaping their songs.4:49 p.m.
  • Ron PaulPaul backers moving to larger Target Center for Sept. rally
    Ron Paul's revolution rally is moving to a bigger site.5:20 p.m.
  • Xcel Energy CenterConventional business won't be as usual
    The upcoming Republican National Convention will present some serious challenges for employers business and organizations in downtown St. Paul.5:24 p.m.
  • Arctic refugeBachmann oil drilling plan draws skepticism
    Sixth District Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann insists gas prices would drop significantly if oil companies could drill in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.5:51 p.m.
  • New theater lobbyPaying for art in a bad economy
    People are already feeling the pinch when it comes to buying their groceries or gas; how do you get them to give away their money for a new theater or gallery?6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Karadzic Arrest Is First Step In Legal Process
    Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic's arrest in Serbia is the first step in a process that will send him to a war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He stands accused of mass killings of Muslims during the Bosnian war.
  • Sarajevo Survivor Celebrates Karadzic Arrest
    Radovan Karadzic has been charged with the massacre of Muslims during the siege of Sarajevo. Ria Kulenovic, who survived the three-year-long siege, was a freshman in college when the siege began in 1992. She calls news of the arrest exciting.
  • GM Works With Utilities On Plug-Ins
    General Motors is working with utility companies to make sure its next-generation plug-in hybrid has a smooth rollout in 2010. GM is pushing utilities to move forward on so-called "smart-metering."
  • Obama Sees N.M. As Must-Win State
    New Mexico has a higher percentage of Hispanics in its voting electorate than any other state, which is one reason Democrats hope to dominate there in November. The Obama campaign is targeting the state as a must-win in the West.
  • Air Force Nominees Vow To Restore Trust
    The two Air Force officials picked to replace the service's ousted leadership say they'll work to restore trust. Michael Donley, nominee for secretary of the Air Force, and Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, nominated for Air Force chief of staff, appeared before a Senate panel.
  • In N.H., New Poll Shows McCain Trailing Obama
    John McCain has held a town hall meeting in Rochester, N.H. The State has long favored the Republican candidate and helped revitalize his campaign during the primaries. But a new poll shows him suddenly trailing Barack Obama in the state.
  • Expert Weighs In On Major U.S. Speeches In Berlin
    On Thursday, Barack Obama will give a major speech in Berlin, the site of two previous presidential speeches. Andreas Daum, the author of Kennedy in Berlin and a history professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, talks about the speeches.
  • Reckless Kelly: Songs For Staying Put
    In this year of high gas prices, reviewer Meredith Ochs is already sick of the word "staycation." But she's found an Austin, Texas, band with a great new song — which doubles as a handy rationalization for spending a holiday at home.
  • Is Audience Out There For New 'X-Files' Movie?
    It's been six years since X-Files fans have had a fresh dose of the show's paranormal paranoia. Neda Ulaby investigates whether the hard-core X-philes have stuck with their show — and how producers are finding a new audience.
  • Actress Estelle Getty Remembered
    Actress Estelle Getty, who played the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on the long-running television show The Golden Girls has died. She was 84. The show about four female retirees sharing a house in Miami ran from 1985-92. Getty won two Emmys for her role.

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