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All Things Considered
Thursday, October 6, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • RestaurantDining With Dara: Do you eat out too much?
    There's something terribly wrong with you -- or with food trend journalism. Use this handy dandy quiz to find out which is the case.3:54 p.m.
  • President ObamaObama jobs bill may offer hope for Minnesota's unemployed
    Frustrated by congressional inaction on a bill that he says has the potential to create upwards of 1.9 million jobs, 26,000 of them in Minnesota, President Barack Obama laid down an ultimatum Thursday for Capitol Hill lawmakers.4:17 p.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:44 p.m.
  • Cargill turkey processing plantCargill more aggressive in fighting meat contamination
    Cargill, the Minnesota-based food processor, is still dealing with a recent outbreak of salmonella contamination in some of its ground turkey products. The company's response to the contamination is getting high marks, and could change the way the meat processing industry operates.5:21 p.m.
  • Father and daughterMinn. suicide rate holds steady in recession, bucking norm
    Mental health advocates say the stable rate could be because the state is doing a good job of reaching out to residents in crisis. But they also say suicide is a deeply complicated situation that's rarely explained by just one event.5:51 p.m.
  • RestaurantDining With Dara: Do you eat out too much?
    There's something terribly wrong with you -- or with food trend journalism. Use this handy dandy quiz to find out which is the case.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Jobs Admirers Converge On Apple Stores
    Across the world, admirers of Apple computers are constructing impromptu shrines outside Apple Stores. Guy Raz hears from people in Santa Monica, Calif., and Washington, D.C., about what Apple means to them.
  • Steve Jobs' Greatest Legacy May Be Impact On Design
    Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, did not invent the computer, or the mouse, or the smartphone, or MP3 players. But it was his vision that made them accessible, user-friendly and enormously popular.
  • Read And Watch: Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Address
    His address inspired many. It was a rare moment when the Apple co-founder spoke about himself. "You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever," he said.
  • Holder Takes Heat Over 'Fast And Furious' Scandal
    A scandal over the botched gun-trafficking operation intensified on Capitol Hill this week. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has called for an independent investigation into whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress. Another Republican has called on Holder to resign.
  • The 2 Portraits Of Mitt Romney, Businessman
    The job Romney talks about most on the campaign trail is his leadership of Bain Capital. His supporters say that's where he learned to solve big problems, create jobs and expand companies. His opponents say he made money by shutting down factories, occasionally driving companies into bankruptcy.
  • Swedish Poet Wins Nobel Prize In Literature
    Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Transtromer has been mentioned as a candidate for the award for years. His work often walks a line between concrete reality and dreams — he's worked as a psychologist and social worker in addition to his writing.
  • Writer: Americans Don't Deserve Nobel In Literature
    Guy Raz, talks with Alexander Nazaryan about his rant in, excoriating the American literary world. He explains that Americans don't deserve a Nobel Prize because their work is too interior. Nazaryan is on the editorial board of The New York Daily News.
  • Ala. Immigration Law Worries Latino Parents
    With a tough immigration law in effect in Alabama, worried Hispanic parents are meeting with school officials. They fear for themselves and their children.
  • Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place
    Singer Thom Yorke and guitarist Ed O'Brien discuss the patchwork process behind the band's latest album, The King of Limbs — and the difficulty of adapting it for live performance.
  • With No Steve Jobs, Will Apple Lose Its Juice?
    The tech world is mourning Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday from complications of pancreatic cancer. But what will become of Apple without its charismatic co-founder? The company aims to keep the Jobs magic alive — from his management style to his infectious enthusiasm for the products.

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