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All Things Considered
Friday, October 8, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • One of MN's oldest black churches remembers its founding
    One of the oldest black congregations in Minnesota will hold a re-dedication ceremony this weekend.4:48 p.m.
  • Glenn GouldDocumentary explores another side of Glenn Gould
    It's been more than a quarter century since Canadian pianist Glenn Gould died, yet fascination with him continues. A new documentary "Genius Within: the Inner Life of Glenn Gould" opened this weekend in Minneapolis.4:54 p.m.
  • Gov. Tim PawlentyPawlenty does about-face on insurance exchange idea
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty repeated his opposition Friday to so-called "insurance exchanges," a key piece of health care reform. That's a reversal from 2007, when Pawlenty proposed his own insurance exchange program for Minnesota businesses.5:20 p.m.
  • The week in politics with political editor Mike Mulcahy
    MPR News' political editor Mike Mulcahy takes a look back on the week's political stories, including visits by Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, updates on the 2010 Minnesota race for governor, and more.5:24 p.m.
  • Marcus JohnsonCar crash victims remembered as 'top notch'
    Friends and family are mourning the loss of three young people, including two University of Minnesota students, killed early Thursday by a suspected drunk driver near Madison, Wis.5:55 p.m.
  • Robert ReichThe Dinner Party Download featuring Robert Reich
    This week on the Dinner Party Download, the story of a movie that sounded the death knell for the silent era and for a legendary producer, and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich talks about income disparity.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Donilon Tapped As Security Adviser After Jones Quits
    President Obama named Thomas Donilon as his new national security adviser today after Gen. James Jones quit the post.
  • Week In Politics: White House Shuffle, Economy
    Mary Louise Kelly speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the week in politics.
  • Hungarians Doubt Recovery From Sludge Disaster
    The death toll from this week's industrial disaster in Hungary reached seven Friday. Dozens more are still being treated for burns received when millions of gallons of toxic waste escaped Monday. The red tide covered villages and farmland in poisonous red sludge.
  • Afghan-Pakistan Border Blocks NATO, Not Taliban
    Pakistan closed the Torkham border with Afghanistan to NATO traffic after U.S. helicopters mistakenly killed two Pakistani border guards. But U.S. officials believe Taliban fighters have been crossing at the border point, either paying small bribes or passing completely undetected.
  • Owner Didn't Pay Fee, So Firefighters Let Home Burn
    Obion County, Tenn., is not a place that often generates national news. But the rural community has been thrust into the spotlight after firefighters refused to extinguish a house fire because the owner hadn't paid the required $75 fee to the city fire department.
  • A Lesson In Firefighting History
    Robert Siegel speaks with Mark Tebeau, an urban historian at Cleveland State University, about the history of fire marks in the United States. Fire marks indicated whether a homeowner was insured for fire protection. Tebeau is also the author of Eating Smoke: Fire in Urban America.
  • Baseball's Postseason Sees Masterful Pitching
    Mary Louise Kelly talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the remarkable pitching performances in this year's baseball playoffs. This week, Roy Halliday of the Philadelphia Phillies threw a no-hitter, and San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum two-hit the Atlanta Braves.
  • Cubans Flock To Evangelism To Fill Spiritual Vacuum
    Cuba has undergone a spiritual revival since the communist government eased religious persecutions in the 1980s. Despite Cuba's deep Catholic traditions, the fastest-growing practice may be one that arrived decades ago with American missionaries: evangelical Christianity.
  • Serendipitous Date Of 10/10/10 Inspires
    We look at how some people are paying attention to the way Sunday's date can be written as 10/10/10.
  • Is Economy's Partial Recovery Enough For Voters?
    The Labor Department reported Friday that the U.S. economy lost 95,000 jobs in September and unemployment remained at 9.6 percent. The job losses were disappointing. But there was a bright spot: While public sector hiring was down, the private sector added jobs. Factory owners talk about their hiring plans for the fourth quarter and beyond.

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