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All Things Considered
Friday, October 9, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Kathy RodriguezStimulus-created job numbers due Saturday
    Kathy Rodriguez's job as a coordinator of a Meals on Wheels program in St. Paul could be one of the jobs saved by federal stimulus dollars. The state of Minnesota must report by Saturday how many stimulus dollars it spent and how many jobs it saved and created -- something that's sure to draw both fire and praise.3:50 p.m.
  • Folwell HallU of M to seek $193 million from legislature
    The University of Minnesota's board of regents has voted to ask lawmakers for $193 million next legislative session.5:20 p.m.
  • Slayings raise questions about domestic abuse protection
    A pair of recent high-profile slayings by men who repeatedly beat their wives has made some people wonder if the criminal justice system is doing its job.5:24 p.m.
  • Kathy RodriguezStimulus-created job numbers due Saturday
    Kathy Rodriguez's job as a coordinator of a Meals on Wheels program in St. Paul could be one of the jobs saved by federal stimulus dollars. The state of Minnesota must report by Saturday how many stimulus dollars it spent and how many jobs it saved and created -- something that's sure to draw both fire and praise.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • World Reacts To Obama's Nobel
    World leaders have urged President Obama to seize the surprise award of the Nobel Peace Prize as a chance to increase diplomatic efforts to forge peace in the globe's trouble spots. The announcement is being interpreted by many in Europe as a bid to encourage Obama's diplomatic overtures toward America's enemies.
  • Mixed Reaction To Obama Prize
    Americans from around the country speak out on what they think of President Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Obama was the surprise winner of this year's award.
  • Week In Politics Reviewed
    E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss what the Nobel Peace Prize means for President Obama's and his presidency. They also discuss what the award means for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, or on multilateral diplomacy.
  • Distribution Of Swine Flu Vaccine Faces Challenges
    The first shipments of the swine flu vaccine have now been sent out to every state in the union. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that demand is still outstripping supply.
  • A Forgotten Health Debate: Funding Long-term Care
    Donna Taylor's father planned ahead — he had insurance and savings to pay for health coverage when he retired. But when he got sick and couldn't walk, he found he did not have enough coverage to pay for care for himself and his disabled wife.
  • Separating Taliban From Jihadists May Not Be Easy
    U.S. officials this week have signaled that President Obama may choose to redirect the U.S. military in Afghanistan from a focus on the Taliban to a narrower mission of opposing al-Qaida. But while some Taliban seem interested only in participating in Afghan political life, others may harbor global jihadist aspirations.
  • In Off-Year Fundraising, Democrats May Have Edge
    The buzz around Washington is that Republican fundraising is picking up momentum, while Democrats wonder what happened to their money mojo from the presidential campaign. But a closer look at the numbers tells a different story.
  • Golf, Rugby Introduced For 2016 Olympics
    The International Olympic Committee voted Friday to add golf and rugby to the 2016 Summer Games. The games are the first new Summer Olympic sports since taekwondo and triathlon were added in 2000. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis says golf's introduction gives Olympic officials the star power they desire in the form of Tiger Woods.
  • Gay Activists Question March On Washington
    Some gay rights activists say the march planned for this weekend in Washington, D.C., is bad timing and may drain resources from critical fights raging elsewhere, and that old-fashioned lobbying is much more effective. Organizers counter that it's not an either/or situation.
  • 'Good Hair': Untangling A Knotty (But Big) Business
    Spurred by a wistful question from his daughter — "Why don't I have good hair?" — Chris Rock sets out to explore the booming black hair-care industry. The comic doesn't exactly take a fine-toothed comb to the question of why some African-American men and women go to such lengths to keep their 'dos done just so — but he has a good time with the process.

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