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All Things Considered
Thursday, August 16, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Fishing at Lake ElmoPFOS present in fish in east metro lakes
    The state has discovered PFOS contamination in several east metro lakes. The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a fish consumption advisory in a dozen lakes as a result of the testing.5:20 p.m.
  • Balloon experimentScience academy urges kids to go to college
    A Twin Cities college offers a free week-long science academy to low-income students, to try to spark their interest in science careers.5:24 p.m.
  • Minneapolis drafts I-35W bridge reconstruction principles
    The Minneapolis City Council is set to approve a set of principles it hopes will guide the reconstruction of the I-35W bridge. MPR's Tom Crann spoke with MPR's Brandt Williams about the City Council's debate.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Padilla Convicted of Terrorism Ties
    Jose Padilla was found guilty on all counts at his trial in Miami on charges of supporting violent Islamist extremist groups overseas — including al-Qaida. Padilla is the U.S. citizen held by the military for 3 1/2 years as an "enemy combatant."
  • Report: 99 Military Suicides in 2006
    A new report from the Defense Department says 99 active duty soldiers committed suicide last year — more than a quarter of them while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report says the stress of their work, failed personal relationships and legal and money problems were all contributing factors.
  • Kidnapping Becomes a Job Prospect in Iraq
    We often hear about kidnapping in Iraq — how it's one method of sectarian cleansing, and how it helps finance insurgents activities. With the nation's economy in ruins, kidnapping has become an industry, a way for even some ordinary Iraqis without jobs to make money — or make a living.
  • Hundreds of Channels, but Where's the Artsy Stuff?
    Years ago, both Bravo and A&E served up opera, ballet and more fine-arts programming. But the divas and dancers have long since ceded airtime to reality shows and Law and Order reruns. So what makes the new owners of Ovation TV think they can make a go of an arts-focused cable channel?
  • Letters: Katrina Survivor, Rizzuto and 'Wacky Cake'
    Robert Siegel reads from listeners' e-mail. Included are responses to a follow-up interview with Hurricane Katrina survivor Sharon White, a remembrance of famed Yankee Phil Rizzuto and alternative names for "wacky cake."
  • Abramoff Update: Ney's Chief of Staff Sentenced
    Bob Ney's former chief of staff turned state's evidence against his boss and now faces sentencing for his own role in the political corruption case. He will be sentenced Thursday. Where do all of the other players in this long-running drama stand?
  • Maryland's 'Wise Women' Swayed by Hillary Clinton
    The New York senator has been rising in national polls, partly because she is winning over women, like a group in Maryland who are impressed by her performance in the presidential debates.
  • iPhone: A Compact Device with a Very Bulky Bill
    The iPhone is widely acclaimed as a masterpiece of design — all those digital functions packed into one device. But some iPhone users are receiving huge bills — as in lots and lots of paper. Justine Ezarik, a Web designer and video blogger in Pittsburgh, received a 300-page bill.
  • Railways' Toxic Emissions Tied to Higher Cancer Risk
    Residents of cities such as Commerce in Southern California are more concerned than ever about the amount of diesel fumes and toxic dust surrounding them. A report from state air regulators says those living near active rail yards are at greater cancer risk.
  • Mangosteens Are All the Rage in New York City
    A mangosteen craze has swept New York City, after the first commercial crop of the fruit in decades reached a select few vendors.

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