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All Things Considered
Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Target's CEOA chat with Target's new CEO
    The weak economy and cautious consumer spending have made it a tough time to take the reins at a major retail company. Gregg Steinhafel did just that on May 1, when he became the new CEO of Target Corp.4:50 p.m.
  • Farmfest Senate debateSenate candidates face off for the first time
    Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and his DFL-endorsed opponent Al Franken debated for the first time today in front of hundreds of people at Farmfest.5:20 p.m.
  • School bus crashFranco tells jury her story, says boyfriend was driving van
    Olga Franco is accused of causing the death of four children by driving a minivan into a school bus last February. She testified at her trial this morning.5:50 p.m.
  • Empty lotsA night out in the neighborhood
    National Night Out is a time when people come out of their homes and apartment buildings and meet the neighbors.5:55 p.m.
  • The caduceus, a symbol of the medical professionDoctors reconsidering common cancer tests
    New guidelines recommend against prostate cancer screening for older men, and downplay the importance of breast self-exams for women. Dr. Jon Hallberg says better technology and health statistics are behind the changes.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • FBI Won't Close Anthrax Case
    The FBI won't close the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people. On Wednesday, the FBI is expected to share some evidence against scientist Bruce Ivins who committed suicide after emerging as a key suspect in the attacks.
  • Anthrax Victims' Family Have Questions For FBI
    Family members of victims of the anthrax attacks are expected to be briefed soon on why the FBI thinks Army scientist Bruce Ivins mailed the contaminated letters. Relatives says they want to hear why it took so long for the FBI to focus on Ivins.
  • In Tough Times, Lobstermen Use Web To Net Profits
    High gas prices are cutting into profits in the commercial fishing business. But some lobstermen, who work off the coast of Maine, are using the Internet in innovative ways to expand the market and keep profits rolling in.
  • Urban Gas Drilling Causes Backlash In Boomtown
    Fort Worth, Texas, has become the focus of the largest urban gas-drilling boom in the U.S. But residents are starting to demand answers from energy companies on problems related to noise, pollution and pipeline safety. Chesapeake Energy has responded with an unprecedented media campaign to burnish its image and calm the critics.
  • China's Uighurs In Spotlight After Attack
    Two Muslim members of the Uighur minority are under arrest in connection with Monday's attack in Kashgar, China, that killed 16 paramilitary troops. Washington Post reporter Jill Drew says tensions between Xinjiang Province's Uighurs and Han Chinese are rising.
  • Many Still Question Choice Of China As Host
    With the Olympics just three days away, both critics and supporters of China's Olympic efforts are making their voices heard. Journalists, who were promised uncontrolled Internet access, are finding some sites still blocked.
  • Letters: Charlotte's Web
    Listeners respond to Melissa Block's story Monday on Charlotte. Many listeners wrote in with their own memories of the classic children's novel by E.B. White
  • Club Passim: 50 Years Of Folk Legends
    In the 1950s and '60s, the small venue in Cambridge, Mass., featured the likes of Joan Baez, Tom Rush and Bob Dylan on its stage. Now, the club is celebrating its 50th anniversary of fostering strong folk-music communities.
  • Obama Links McCain To Cheney Energy Policies
    Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama has said rival John McCain is pushing the same energy ideas as Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney is a former oil company executive and his low approval ratings in polls have made him a frequent target.
  • McCain Touts Nuclear Energy
    Republican presidential contender John McCain has toured the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Plant outside Detroit. McCain says nuclear power is needed to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. He has called for 45 new plants to be built by 2030.

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