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All Things Considered
Monday, September 23, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Nurse Kelly BrodieMNsure 101: Your guide
    MNsure, the state's online health insurance marketplace, goes live on Oct. 1. We've created an essential guide to help you understand what MNsure is, how it affects you and your family, and how it will change your options for insurance coverage. Can you keep your doctor? We've got that covered, too.4:54 p.m.
  • Abdiaziz SugulleKenya attacks condemned by Somali-American community in Minnesota
    Somali-American community leaders are responding to reports that two of the alleged attackers on a shopping center in Nairobi were from Minnesota.5:22 p.m.
  • Curtis WehmeyerArchdiocese knew of priest's sexual misbehavior yet kept him in ministry
    Curtis Wehmeyer's eight years as a St. Paul priest are dotted with episodes of risky, sex-fueled behavior -- and the leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis knew all about it. Last year, the parish of Blessed Sacrament faced a horror: Wehmeyer was convicted for his sexual abuse of two teenage boys.5:35 p.m.
  • Ramsey County Attorney John ChoiRamsey Co. Attorney: Archdiocese's response to priest's misconduct 'troubling'
    Ramsey County's top prosecutor says he's deeply concerned about the way the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis handled the case of a priest who was known to be a sex addict -- and who was later convicted of child sexual abuse.5:48 p.m.
  • Wilfs must pay $85M in real estate dispute; Vikings stadium moves ahead
    Zygi Wilf, Mark Wilf and Leonard Wilf will have to pay damages of $84.5 million to a former real estate partner in a dispute dating back to the construction of a 764-unit New Jersey apartment building in the 1980s. That includes $36 million in punitive damages, and about $48 million in compensatory damages, an attorney for the Wilfs said.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Kenyan Officials Say They Have Control Of Mall Siege
    At least 62 people were killed and 175 were wounded when Islamist gunmen attacked the most high-profile shopping mall in East Africa, Kenyan officials say. The siege began Saturday, and by Monday afternoon authorities said Kenyan security forces were in control of the building.
  • A Primer On The Somali Terrorist Group Al-Shabab
    What is al-Shabab? Melissa Block speaks with J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center and co-author of the book Somalia: Fixing Africa's Most Failed State, about the Somali Islamic extremist group that has claimed responsibility for the attack on a shopping mall in Kenya.
  • Ghanaian Poet Kofi Awoonor Among Those Slain In Nairobi Attack
    In a distinguished career that spanned politics, diplomacy and teaching, Kofi Awoonor is best known as one of Africa's most accomplished poets. The 78-year-old Ghanaian was killed in Saturday's attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Booting Up: New NSA Data Farm Takes Root In Utah
    Even as it continues to grapple with concerns about its data-gathering operations, the National Security Agency is poised to open a massive facility where cellphone, text message, email and landline data can be stored and analyzed.
  • With Controlled, Clinical Prose Lahiri Explores Love And Sacrifice
    It's been a good summer for author Jhumpa Lahiri. Her new novel, The Lowland, has been nominated for two major literary prizes. But reviewer Ellah Allfrey says that while the book is elegantly structured, she wished for more humanity from the characters.
  • Florida Governor Alters The Plan For Common Core
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that the state is dropping out as fiscal agent for an organization developing tests for Common Core, the new educational standards. Scott, a Republican facing re-election next year, says he agrees with many of his Tea Party supporters who want the state to drop it entirely.
  • Mentally Ill Patients In New Mexico Scrambling To Find Help
    This summer, New Mexico froze Medicaid payments to several mental health agencies due to "credible allegations of fraud." From there, the providers were taken over by Arizona companies, leaving approximately 30,000 patients to navigate New Mexico's complex mental health system alone.
  • A Young Afghan War Survivor Touches Two American Lives
    Last year, two sisters took in Arefa, a badly burned Afghan girl, while she received medical treatment in the U.S. The sisters were ecstatic to host a goofier and wigglier Arefa during a return visit this summer, but they say the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan may make future reunions difficult.
  • Could Detectives Use Microbes To Solve Murders?
    Long after we die, many of the microscopic creatures living in and on us continue to thrive. In field experiments, forensic scientists are tracking changes in communities of microbes on human remains that could one day serve as clues.
  • In Widening Crackdown, Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood
    An Egyptian court ruling on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered the government to seize all the assets of the Islamist group. This is the latest move in a widening crackdown on the group that ruled Egypt just a few months ago.

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