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All Things Considered
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Still muddy.Pawlenty lays out what he wants in a special session
    Speaking in Rochester on Tuesday, the governor says he wants more of an understanding with the DFL before he moves ahead. But DFLers say they're having a hard time getting the governor to talk.5:20 p.m.
  • Census survey finds number of state's uninsured holding steady
    Minnesota health officials say the federal data isn't a perfect gauge of what's going on in the state. They say signs suggest that the number of people without health insurance in Minnesota is increasing.5:24 p.m.
  • Number of Americans with allergies to peanuts on the rise
    Peanut warnings. Even if they don't affect you, you've probably noticed them. They're on jars of peanut butter, bags of peanuts, and many other foods that might have come in contact with peanuts during processing. The warnings are meant for people who have peanut allergies, which can produce dangerously severe reactions. In fact, of the 150 deaths from food allergies each year in the U.S., the majority are caused by peanuts. But it can be difficult for people with peanut allergies -- espeically children -- to avoiding peanuts, or foods processed near them.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Clashes in Karbala Force Pilgrims to Flee
    Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims are fleeing the holy city of Karbala amid clashes between rival Shiite factions that have left at least 24 dead and dozens wounded. The fighting broke out late Monday.
  • Jordan Lets Iraqi Children Attend School
    Jordan has changed its policy and is allowing Iraqi refugee children to go to school, even those children whose parents are in the country illegally. The U.S. has allocated $137 million to help Jordan's schools cope with the numbers, but only a trickle of Iraqi families are taking up the offer.
  • Dear New Orleans: I'm Leaving You
    Eve Troeh loves New Orleans — in a way that you love a really bad relationship. Lately though, the melodrama has gotten to be too much for her and she's quitting the city.
  • Geyser Lodge Owners Face Profitability Problems
    Many people dream of opening a bed and breakfast somewhere in the countryside. But it's not an easy business unless you have some outside income. The story of Geyser Lodge is part of a series of stories on how people in business for themselves make ends meet.
  • Diaz's First Novel Details a 'Wondrous Life'
    More than a decade ago, New Jersey writer Junot Diaz, a Rutgers graduate whose family emigrated from the Dominican Republic, made a huge debut with his collection of stories, Drown. Next week, his first novel appears.
  • Health Care, Economy Among Top Campaign Issues
    Recent polls show that health care concerns and associated economic anxiety are approaching the war in terms of importance as a campaign issue. What positions are the presidential candidates staking out?
  • Lessons from Wall Street's 'Panic of 1907'
    On Oct. 17, 1907, panic began to spread on Wall Street after two men tried to corner the copper market. In the months preceding the panic, the stock market was shaky at best; banks and securities firms were contending with major liquidity problems. By mid-October, Wall Street was paralyzed; for days, there were runs on several large banks.
  • The Plight of Iraq's Prime Minister
    NPR Senior News Analyst Ted Koppel talks about Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki — his interests and the United States, where he has been publicly criticized recently by Democrats and Republicans.
  • Tiny Runner Completes Epic Journey in China
    An 8-year-old Chinese girl has just finished a run from China's southernmost tip to its capital, Beijing, to celebrate the Olympics next year. In 55 days, she covered 2,212 miles, sparking accusations of abuse against her father-trainer.
  • My Sons Are Living My Perfect Life
    Commentator Bill Harley wonders where the fabulous life he envisioned for himself has gone. He's been looking around for it lately and finally found it nearby. His sons are living it, instead of him.

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