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All Things Considered
Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Marta VasquezNew immigrants find life in America can challenge their health
    Latino immigrants are often healthier when they arrive in the United States than they are five years later. There's a significant body of research that shows their health begins to decline rapidly as they assimilate into the American culture.4:48 p.m.
  • A picture of father, mother, and their son on vacaThe distance we go together
    Commentator Nanci Olesen waxes nostalgic on the simplicity of life on the road with her children.4:55 p.m.
  • Ice cream truckResidents near latest killing are surrounded by crime
    Minneapolis police arrested a 20-year-old man Tuesday in connection with the weekend shooting death of a pizza delivery man. The violence continued Tuesday morning when three men forced their way into the same house where the weekend shooting happened. The shootings are reminders of a spike in violent crime in the troubled neighborhoods in north Minneapolis.5:19 p.m.
  • George RabasaGeorge Rabasa's borders
    Minnesota writer George Rabasa likes to take his characters to the borders of countries and morality. In his latest novel, "The Cleansing," Rabasa tells the story of three friends who met in Mexico and have haunted each other's lives for decades.5:49 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Hezbollah Attacks Take a Toll on a Town
    The Israeli government begins temporarily evacuating some residents of Kiryat Shemona, which has been hit by at least 50 rockets a day. The thousands who remain behind are furious that the government didn't begin its efforts sooner.
  • Doctors Without Borders Undaunted in Lebanon
    Traffic to the town of Tyre is cut off after an Israeli air strike destroyed the bridge spanning the Litani River. But the aid group creates a human chain to deliver 4 1/2 tons of medical supplies to those in need.
  • Arabs Weigh In on Cease-Fire Resolution
    The U.N. Security Council plans to meet with Arab envoys, who are demanding changes to a U.S.-French draft resolution on a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah.
  • DES Daughters and Their Cancer Risk
    A new study shows that daughters of women who took the anti-miscarriage drug DES, a synthetic estrogen, have a higher risk of developing breast cancer after age 50.
  • The Political Clout of California's Nurses
    Last year, their association took on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and helped crush his ballot initiatives. Now, the nurses are expanding their agenda --even though some unions aren't on their side.
  • The Missed Education of African Girls
    Girls remain woefully outnumbered in African schools. They make up nearly 60 percent of the children who should be in school but in fact don't attend. Part of the problem is economic, but much of the reason remains rooted in societies that undervalue girls and, in some cases, abuse them. These problems are prevalent in Malawi, but there's some progress as well.
  • NTSB Investigates Crash that Killed Rita Evacuees
    The NTSB opens a hearing into last year's Texas bus crash that killed 23 elderly and disabled pensioners fleeing Hurricane Rita. Investigators will ask whether the deaths could have been avoided -- and why there are at least 2,600 bus fires a year in the United States.
  • That's Some Smart Pig in the Pipeline
    BP decided to shut down its largest Alaskan oil field after inspections by "smart pigs" -- multimillion dollar robots that root through the pipelines -- showed damage from corrosion. But the pigs still aren't perfect when it comes to monitoring pipeline safety.
  • Indie Rock that Rolls Past the Radar
    The Candy Bars will not cause cavities. And the Theatre Fire won't threaten your safety. They're two young bands whose music offers proof of an independent rock renaissance.
  • The Fed Leaves Key Interest Rate Unchanged
    That decision marks at least a temporary pause in what had been the longest unbroken stretch of Fed rate increases in recent history -- 17 in a row. It's the first time in more than two years that the Fed met and did not raise rates.

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