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All Things Considered
Friday, October 30, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Paul and Ruth ManzOrganist, composer Paul Otto Manz dies at age 90
    The acclaimed organist and composer Paul Otto Manz died Wednesday evening in St. Paul, at the age of 90.4:54 p.m.
  • Commentary: Quiet at 4 a.m.
    Reverend Gordon Stewart, pastor of Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Chaska, talked about President Obama's visit to Dover AFB.5:16 p.m.
  • JoLynn JohnsonSome stimulus recipients say job numbers don't add up
    Some Minnesota recipients of federal stimulus money - including business owner JoLynn Johnson, above - say the White House has overstated the number of jobs the program has impacted.5:20 p.m.
  • U of M gets grant to plan for pandemics
    The University of Minnesota will receive $55 million over the next five years to help improve the global response to emerging pandemics.5:24 p.m.
  • Universal monstersVintage movie monsters maintain spooky appeal
    The iconic movie monsters of the 1930s and '40s still resonate with kids today - and that may be because deep down, they're a bit like us.5:45 p.m.
  • A crowd gathers at the Uptown Bar & CafeLast call at the Uptown
    Music fans in Minneapolis will be paying their final respects to the Uptown Bar this weekend. The revered music venue will close after its final show Sunday night, and then be demolished to make way for a new retail development.5:52 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • House Ethics Report Leaked
    The Washington Post reported Friday that it has obtained an internal document outlining ethics investigations of 30 members of Congress. The paper said the document was leaked by accident, and that it contains details about the ethics investigations of several high-ranking lawmakers.
  • Week In Politics Examined
    This week, voters in Virginia, New Jersey, New York and some other states head to the polls. Political commentators E.J. Dionne, of The Washington Post, and David Brooks, of The New York Times, offer their insight.
  • The Weather Channel Braces For Friday-Night Flicks
    Do not be alarmed if you tune into The Weather Channel Friday to see a perfect storm coming — rest assured, the Atlantic Coast is calm. Andrew Wallenstein comments on TWCl's latest move to show Friday-night weather movies.
  • Cases Show Disparity Of California's 3 Strikes Law
    Not everyone who has been put away for 25 years to life under California's three strikes law has committed a violent crime, including two people convicted of stealing. Both challenged the law — and while one was released, the other wasn't as lucky.
  • The Swell Season: Redemption Songs
    Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, stars of the hit 2007 movie Once, recently sat down with NPR's Melissa Block. Now performing as The Swell Season, they discuss their new album (Strict Joy), perform two songs and surprise each other with new revelations about a song's meaning.
  • U Of Akron Advertises For College Quarterback
    University of Akron's new $61 million stadium was supposed to be its big step into big-time football. Instead, the team is 1-6, and trying to figure out how to cover for the loss of 14 players, including the starting and backup quarterbacks. A true freshman is starting, and the team had to put an ad in the student newspaper to come up with a scout-squad backup.
  • Letters: VFW Post
    Listeners respond to Melissa Block's story on the a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Oregon that is trying to appeal to younger vets. Robert Siegel reads from listeners' e-mails.
  • Why Leaves Really Fall Off Trees
    You think you know why leaves fall off trees. Well, you're wrong. It's not the wind. It's not the cold. Because leaves aren't the brightest bulbs in the world, the tree has to make an executive decision come fall.
  • Examining Government's Job-Creation Numbers
    The federal government releases its report on the how the economic stimulus has affected employment. The White House says jobs 650,000 have been saved or created under its plan.
  • Iran Appears To Reject Uranium Deal, Seek Changes
    Iran has apparently rejected a nuclear deal with the United States, Russia and France that it initially agreed to. Iran is saying it wants another arrangement, but Iran's leaders insist they are not reneging on the deal. The U.S. and Europe aren't so sure.

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