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All Things Considered
Monday, September 20, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Eagledale ferry dockYouth Radio: Japanese-American granddaughter questions internment
    As part of our Youth Radio series, Mara Kumagai Fink reports on her experience visiting the camps where her Japanese American family members and over 100,000 others were held during World War II.3:50 p.m.
  • Supporters of Dream ActMinnesota's undocumented students await action on Dream Act
    Hundreds of young people in Minnesota could benefit each year under the proposal that would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants if they complete high school and at least two years of college or military service.5:20 p.m.
  • Rotten foodBuyer beware: Consumers shouldn't assume recalled food is no longer sold
    In most cases, inspectors rarely check grocery shelves or restaurants for recalled products, and instead rely on the producers of the tainted product to make sure that the recall was effective.5:24 p.m.
  • Barefoot runnerBarefoot runners swarm to author
    A group of runners gathered recently in a Wayzata parking lot to share their passion for running barefoot. They were there to meet the man at the center of the new trend, Christopher McDougall, whose book, "Born to Run" has now been on the New York Times Bestseller list for six months.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Some Ohio Democrats Facing Surprisingly Tight Races
    With the midterm elections only six weeks away, NPR's Robert Siegel traveled to the Ohio campaign trail and some races the Democrats are hoping will be in their win column. The political winds have shifted in the past few months, and Democratic candidates there aren't taking anything for granted these days. Siegel checks in on some surprisingly tight races: Rep. Betty Sutton; Gov. Ted Strickland -- who's running for a second term; and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, who's hoping to win retiring Sen. George Voinovich's seat.
  • 'Catfish' Creators Catch Digital Life In Action
    The documentary Catfish tackles a new problem for this generation of filmmakers: How do you make a visually dynamic film about people who spend all of their time in front of computers?
  • What Makes Online Film, Music Critics Tick
    NPR's David Greene talks to Alexis Madrigal, senior editor and lead technology writer for The Atlantic, about what drives "serial raters" -- people who compulsively rate things like movies and music.
  • Robert Plant: Born In England; Made In America
    It's urgent. It's acrobatic. It's pulsing with raw sexuality. It's the unmistakable voice of Robert Plant. The iconic Led Zeppelin vocalist behind the wailing "Whole Lotta Love" continues to challenge his instrument on his new album, Band of Joy.
  • Tracking Down Japan's Missing Centenarians
    More than 230,000 Japanese listed in government records as being at least 100 years old can't be found and may have died long ago, according to a recently released government survey. An antiquated system of official family record-keeping is at the heart of the scandal.
  • Michele Norris' Search For Her Family's Hidden Past
    As a girl, Michele Norris admired her father, a postal worker with a love of Orson Welles. It wasn't until later that she learned about the challenges he faced-- and kept from her. In her new memoir, The Grace Of Silence, she reflects on learning her family's hidden stories.
  • Economic Pain Lingers Despite Recession's End
    The National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday that the recession, which began in December 2007, ended more than a year ago. But leading economists -- and the president -- said it doesn't mean the economy is now back on track.
  • A Piece Of Immigration Debate Returns To Senate
    The DREAM Act would put some young people on a course toward citizenship. But it's unclear whether bringing it up now will nudge the issue forward, or further inflame already red-hot feelings and end up going nowhere.
  • Sestak, Toomey Locked In Tight Pa. Senate Race
    In Pennsylvania, Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak is running against Republican Pat Toomey for Arlen Specter's former seat. For more on that race, NPR's David Greene talks to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Politics Editor James O'Toole.
  • Inside Obama's Auto Industry 'Overhaul'
    General Motors' former leadership was "appalling" and the company had no idea how much cash it had on hand, the Obama administration's former "car czar" says. In his new book, Steven Rattner offers an insider's perspective on the government's ultimately successful efforts to rescue GM and Chrysler from failure.

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