All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Monday, August 7, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Jourdain campaignRed Lake chairman faces accusations in election dispute
    Red Lake Tribal Chairman Buck Jourdain is fending off allegations that he bought votes and misused tribal funds in a July election. Jourdain will make his case to the Tribal Council Tuesday. The council will also weigh in on a call for a new election.5:20 p.m.
  • Gas pumpsOil field shutdown will increase prices at the pump
    A leaky old pipe is disrupting oil supply from Alaska. BP, the world's second-largest oil company, has closed down the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. They found a leak over the weekend in part of the pipeline, and turned off the taps. The shut-down will halt eight percent of the nation's crude oil production.5:24 p.m.
  • Black economic empowerment enters South African wine industry
    A St. Paul professor has been spending time time with some South African wine makers who are part of their government's program to put more agricultural land in the hands of the black population. William Moseley, a geography professor at Macalester College joins me to talk about how the program is working.5:44 p.m.
  • Josh Murphy and daughtersThe last ride on the Tilt-a-Whirl
    A visit to an amusement park belongs to summer like a pair of shorts, ice cream cones or a day at the lake. According to the International Amusement Park Association, big operations continue to thrive. But in recent years, small town carnivals have been closing down all over the state, including one in Bemidji.6:23 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Mixed Middle East Messages
    Israeli warplanes continue to strike parts of Lebanon, including a Shiite district of Beirut. The attacks follow a passionate plea from Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora for a full Israeli withdrawal and an end to the fighting.
  • A Progress Report from Israel
    The Israeli army says it has pushed Hezbollah back but the Lebanese group is far from defeated. Today, Hezbollah launched 140 rockets into northern Israel, wounding ten. Israel, meanwhile, faces criticism for the civilian deaths in its campaign.
  • From the Ranch: Bush on the Middle East, Iraq, Cuba
    From his ranch near Crawford, Texas, President Bush talks to reporters about the issues of the day. He supports the proposed U.N. resolution calling for cessation of hostilities in southern Lebanon, he does not believe that Iraq is sliding into civil war, and he urges Cuban exiles not to mix in as the country faces Castro's illness.
  • Railroad Expansion Makes Mayo Clinic Cross
    The politically connected chief of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad wants federal funds to extend the line to run from Montana coal fields to coal-fired power plants in Illinois -- passing by the Mayo Clinic. But the clinic fears the risk of an accident involving hazardous materials would pose an unacceptable threat to its patients.
  • A Bird? A Train? A Cicada on Acid?
    A bird? A train? A cicada on steroids? Norfolk railroad photographer Wes Cheney captures the odd sound of an automatic spike-driving machine. Tell your kids: It would make the coolest ring tone ever!
  • Land Ownership Elusive for South Africa's Poor
    Advocates say ending the cycle of poverty in rural Africa depends on putting farmland in the hands of blacks. In South Africa, about 96 percent of commercial arable land is still in the hands of white farmers. But land reform efforts have been slow to get off the ground.
  • Preaching to the Pocketbook
    Commentator Robert Franklin, a professor at the School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, is disturbed by the sermons he hears from "prosperity preachers."
  • Oh No! A Faux Van Gogh?
    For decades, visitors to Australia's National Gallery of Victoria have admired the Dutch artist's "Portrait of a Man." But Dr. Frank Whitford is one of the art critics who believe the painting is a fake.
  • A Price Rise is in the Pipeline
    Oil prices rise more than $2 a barrel today after BP announces it is shutting down production from Alaska's Prudhoe Bay field because of corrosion in its pipelines.
  • Alaskans Speak Up About Oil Field Shutdown
    Libby Casey, a reporter for KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska, describes the local reaction to BP's shuttering of the oil field in Prudhoe Bay.

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