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All Things Considered
Friday, August 15, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • LauraLittle House team looks for a slow route to Broadway
    It's opening weekend for "Little House on the Prairie - the musical" at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. The show broke box office sales records for the Guthrie and its run has already been extended by two weeks. There's also talk about the show being Broadway-bound. But the Little House creative team wants to take it slow.3:53 p.m.
  • ResumeJob search still grueling for some
    With Minnesota's unemployment rate now at 5.8 percent, Minnesotans age 20 to 60 talk about their challenges in finding a job.5:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • McCain's, Adviser's Ties To Georgia Questioned
    The conflict between Russia and Georgia has provided John McCain with an opportunity to stress his foreign policy credentials. But some have questioned whether he's using the crisis for political gain — and the origins of his ties to Georgia.
  • Week In Politics Analyzed
    The Russia-Georgia conflict has played largely, but not entirely, to Sen. John McCain's advantage, says Ruth Marcus, of the Washington Post. Matt Continetti, of the Weekly Standard, says Barack Obama is likely to play it safe in his choice of a running mate.
  • Report: Obama Plane Incident Was Emergency
    Last month, a plane carrying Democrat Sen. Barack Obama had to make an unscheduled landing in St. Louis. At the time, the Federal Aviation Administration said there was no emergency. But tapes first broadcast on Thursday night by ABC news say otherwise.
  • Olympic Results Discussed
    Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis says China has taken the place of the Soviet Union when it comes to a U.S. rival at the Olympic Games. Fatsis also discusses the U.S. loss to Cuba in baseball, and his longtime obsession with team handball.
  • Chinese Cheer Makes Olympic Debut
    A common Chinese cheer is showing up at the Beijing Olympics. Crowds are shouting "China add oil," which would translate to "Go China." The all-purpose cry is part of the officially sanctioned cheers taught to cheerleading squads in the country.
  • U.S.-Poland Missile Deal Irks Russia
    Relations between the U.S. and Russia, already strained by the conflict in Georgia, took another hit as Poland has agreed to host part of a U.S. missile defense system. Russia warned the Poles they were turning themselves into a target.
  • Taliban, Pakistan Army Battle Over Swat Valley
    Pakistan's once-tranquil Swat Valley is now a battleground in the struggle between Taliban militants and Pakistan's army and Frontier Corps. But it will take more than the Taliban to deter Wahida Begum from doing her job as school principal.
  • Sports-Talk Radio Pioneers Split
    After nearly 20 years as pioneers in sports-talk radio, the Mike and the Mad Dog radio program is no more. Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo has decamped for Sirius satellite radio, breaking up a pair that was the biggest hit on WFAN.
  • Oldest CEO And Popularizer Of Cowboy Shirts Dies
    Jack Weil, who was said to be the oldest working CEO in America, has died at the age of 107. "Papa Jack" — as he was fondly known — founded Rockmount Ranch Wear back in 1946 in Denver. His grandson Steven Weil discusses the man and the successful business.
  • Musical 'Little House On The Prairie' Hits Stage
    Little House On The Prairie-The Musical has a lot going for it. Given its early success, there has been a lot of talk of the musical on Broadway. The stars are aligned and there are some deep Broadway pockets behind the show.

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