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All Things Considered
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dorm room gearEmotions and boxes a part of move in day at the U of M
    Today was move in day for 4,200 freshman at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus.4:49 p.m.
  • Convention attendees are big wireless data usersWill my cell phone work?
    Will my cell phone work in and around the Xcel Energy Center during the Republican National Convention?4:53 p.m.
  • Minnesota State Fair: What's that sound?
    The Minnesota State Fair has been going since last Thursday and it's always a feast for the senses. You might even say, sensory overload. Great people watching and visual distraction everywhere. The smells of the deep fryer, and the swine barn.4:55 p.m.
  • Monticello plantXcel promotes nuclear power at State Fair
    Butter sculptures. Malts. Nuclear power. All under one roof at the Minnesota State Fair.5:23 p.m.
  • Stay calm.What should I do if I get arrested?
    What should I do if I get caught up in a mass arrest?5:54 p.m.
  • Barack Obama lands at Denver InternationalObama nominated as Clinton calls for acclamation
    The Democratic National Convention has nominated Barack Obama as the party's presidential candidate, the first black American ever named to lead a major party into the fall elections.6:06 p.m.
  • Clinton addresses delegates at the DNCMinnesota delegates rally around Obama
    Minnesota delegates to the Democratic National Convention went out of their way today to demonstrate that they are united behind Barack Obama. Some of the better known delegates and party leaders who had been supporting Sen. Hillary Clinton made an appeal for unity.6:11 p.m.
  • Walter Mondale offer advice for BidenMondale offers advice to Biden
    Delaware Senator Joe Biden is tonight's featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. One of the few persons in the world with first hand experience in that role is former Vice President Walter Mondale.6:15 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Clinton, Biden Among Speakers At Convention
    Bill Clinton and Joe Biden are speaking Wednesday at the Democratic Convention. The party is also poised to nominate Barack Obama for president under a carefully negotiated plan that lets Hillary Clinton's supporters express their support for her.
  • Democrat Offers Rationale For Biden Pick
    Before Barack Obama picked Joe Biden as his running mate, there was intense speculation who the vice presidential candidate would be. Eric Holder, co-chair of the committee that selected Biden, says the Delaware senator was always on Obama's list.
  • In Denver, GOP Woos Clinton Supporters
    The GOP is in Denver, too. Republicans are hosting parties for Hillary Clinton delegates and holding news conferences. They're highlighting Clinton's previous criticism of Obama: that he's not ready to be commander in chief.
  • Democrats Confuse Joe, Eugene McCarthy
    A tribute Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention to members of the party who died over the past four years included the name of former Wisconsin GOP Sen. Joseph McCarthy. It seems the party confused him with former Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy.
  • Xbox's 'Braid' A Surprise Hit, For Surprising Reasons
    It's no shoot-'em-up, and not quite a blockbuster. But at nearly 100,000 downloads and counting, the moody "meaning-of-life" time-tripper feels like a game that a grown-up can play — and maybe should.
  • As Kids Grow Older, Egalitarianism Honed
    A study in Nature shows that egalitarianism begins to appear in most kids between ages 3 and 8. Scientists who studied 229 Swiss children found that at age 3, 9 percent were willing to share candy with another person. But by age 8, that number rose to 45 percent.
  • Civilian Casualties Stir Angst In Afghanistan
    After a joint U.S.-Afghan military operation allegedly killed 90 Afghan civilians, Afghan support for U.S. military action is waning. Officials say bad intelligence probably led to the deadly strike aimed at Taliban fighters.
  • Nosenko, Cold War-Era Russian Defector, Dies
    Yuri Nosenko, who died earlier this month at the age of 81, was a Soviet intelligence officer who defected to the U.S. in the 1960s. Author Peter Earley recounts Nosenko's story, including his secret incarceration and interrogation for three years.
  • Obama's Brother-In-Law Discusses Candidate
    Michelle Obama was introduced Monday night at the Democratic National Convention by her older brother, Craig Robinson, the head basketball coach for Oregon State University. Robinson discusses his first impressions of Barack Obama and strategy.
  • Postcard From Outside The DNC
    Each night, delegates from the Democratic National Convention encounter a raucous scene outside the arena. Street vendors peddling Obama buttons and Hillary Clinton T-shirts, evangelists and anti-abortion protesters are all part of the chaos.

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