All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Jesca HoopJesca Hoop performs in the Current studio
    It wasn't all that long ago that Jesca Hoop left her Mormon family behind and set off on her own to pursue her musical career.3:50 p.m.
  • Archbishop Desmond TutuTutu says he'll visit St. Thomas if professor is reinstated
    Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu has notified the University of St. Thomas that he'll accept an invitation to speak on campus next spring, but only if the university reinstates Cris Toffolo as director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program.5:20 p.m.
  • Nelson Peery'Black Radical' remembers his days as a Minnesota Communist
    Nelson Peery grew up in the only black family in Wabasha, Minnsota. It was as an Army soldier during World World II that he learned what racial discrimination meant. When he returned to Minnnesota, he joined the Comunist Party, which he says was the only racially integrated organization a person could join.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Turkish Troops Bolster Mountainous Iraq Border
    Iraqi leaders are vowing to crack down on the Kurdish separatist group known as the PKK as Turkish troops gather at Iraq's mountainous northern border. Diplomatic talks between Turkey and Iraq on Tuesday brought promises, but it's unclear what Baghdad can do to rein in the Kurdish rebels.
  • Three Marines Try to Build Trust in Iraqi Province
    Shiite militias have almost completely taken over the Iraqi province of Qadisiyah, which is a transit route for weapons from Iran. Gen. David Petraeus has sent three Marines to try to regain the people's trust and improve the situation there.
  • Fires Take Great Toll in San Diego
    More than a dozen wildfires continue to rage across Southern California. San Diego County is still getting hit the hardest. Hundreds of thousands of residents have been forced to flee the flames, and at least 700 homes have been destroyed.
  • Evacuee Recalls Harrowing Escape from Flames
    Jaime Holecek, an evacuee from Encinitas, Calif., is now at a shelter after a harrowing experience evacuating her neighborhood.
  • Clinton-Obama Battle for Black Voters Heats Up
    Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama hope to win the African-American vote in the Democratic presidential primaries. One key is winning high-profile endorsements. Clinton got one of those earlier this month when the civil rights icon John Lewis chose her over Obama.
  • GOP's Hunter on America's 'Arsenal of Democracy'
    As the presidential candidates strap on their boots and begin to blaze their campaign trails, we'll highlight stump speeches they give along the way – including this excerpt from U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) at the Values Voter Summit on Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C.
  • 'Redacted' Producer Blocks Real, Horrifying Images
    Director Brian DePalma's Redacted, a fictional version of a real event in Iraq, is embroiled in controversy. The film ends with a horrifying montage of real photos of dead and wounded Iraqis, and the movie studios insisted that the subjects' eyes and identifying features be blacked out.
  • Box Office Doesn't Favor Post-Sept. 11 Themes
    At least 10 films this season involve post-Sept. 11 themes, and none of them has done well at the box office.
  • The Musical 'Seeds' of Jesca Hoop
    Unsigned and living in a van, Hoop took the Los Angeles area by storm with only a demo recording. Several years later, she has a fully fleshed-out major-label album, one that draws on sundry sounds and shape-shifting voices.
  • Fire Evacuees Crowd Makeshift Shelters
    Hundreds of thousands of Californians have evacuated their homes because of wildfires raging from north of Los Angeles all the way to the Mexican border. Two evacuees who took up shelter at Qualcomm Stadium and the Del Mar Fairgrounds detail their experiences.

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