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All Things Considered
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • In St. Cloud, apartment shortage splits up families
    An area housing professional doesn't see a solution soon as developers and building owners likely don't think multi-bedroom, affordable rental housing, brings a big enough return.3:50 p.m.
  • Nate, Noah, Nick BucklinWyo. sheriff: No survivors in crash of small plane
    The wreckage of a small plane carrying four members of a Minneapolis family has been found in a rugged Wyoming mountain range a week after it disappeared, and searchers said there were no survivors.3:54 p.m.
  • VotingAcross the state, smooth voting for most Minnesotans
    But some voters dealt with overzealous poll challengers and translation issues. The executive director of Minnesota Majority also ran into trouble when he tried to wear a button that says "please ID me," one day after a judge ruled that it did not belong in the polling place.4:49 p.m.
  • Eiko & KomaThe dirt on the Walker's 'Naked' exhibit
    For the next month veteran Japanese artists Eiko and Koma will perform in the Walker Art Center galleries for six hours a day, six days a week -- completely nude.4:53 p.m.
  • 'I Voted' stickerStrong voter turnout reported in some parts of Minnesota
    If early and mid-day turnout trends continue, Minnesota could exceed 60 percent voter turnout, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said late this afternoon.5:20 p.m.
  • Minnesota races to watch on election night
    MPR's Tom Crann talks to political editor Mike Mulcahy about the election results we are looking out for once polls close.5:24 p.m.
  • In St. Cloud, apartment shortage splits up families
    An area housing professional doesn't see a solution soon as developers and building owners likely don't think multi-bedroom, affordable rental housing, brings a big enough return.5:50 p.m.
  • Nate, Noah, Nick BucklinWyo. sheriff: No survivors in crash of small plane
    The wreckage of a small plane carrying four members of a Minneapolis family has been found in a rugged Wyoming mountain range a week after it disappeared, and searchers said there were no survivors.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Advice For A President Facing Midterm Losses
    As soon as the final election results are in, the question on the table for President Obama will be -- now what? The president will address the nation Tuesday. What should he say? NPR's Mara Liasson collected some advice, and has this report.
  • Election Day: Reports From Across The Nation
    Michele Norris talks to NPR's Pam Fessler for a look at what the day was like for voters at polling places Tuesday, and what problems -- if any -- were encountered.
  • Mexicans Seek Charms, Potions To Ward Off Bad Luck
    In a country facing tough times, business is booming for vendors at the Sonora Market in Mexico City. There, customers buy candles, charms, figurines and other talismans to fend off financial woes, drug violence, problems of the heart and other tricky situations.
  • Navigating Tricky Crosscurrents In Russia's Heartland
    The contradictions of today's Russia are evident along the banks of the Volga River. In the post-Soviet world, personal freedoms, unshackled capitalism and the paradox of Vladimir Putin's centralized state controls run on a parallel course.
  • Supreme Court Weighs Ban On Violent Video Games
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a California case testing whether states may ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.
  • Can Social Media Break Up A Marriage?
    Marriage counselors say opportunity is key to infidelity, and it has exponentially increased with social media. Spouses can now easily connect with an old-flame -- or new acquaintance -- and launch an affair via text message or Facebook without even leaving home.
  • Wikipedia Teams Up With Academia
    The reader-produced encyclopedia isn't considered a reliable source in many college classrooms. But now, it's trying something new: It's partnering with students from top public policy programs to help write more entries.
  • Cleopatra: 'A Life' Misunderstood
    You may know something about Cleopatra. The last queen of Egypt was a lover of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony -- and a brilliant ruler in her own right. But what we think we know about her is not the whole truth. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff attempts to paint a more complete picture in her new book, Cleopatra: A Life. She speaks with host Michele Norris.
  • Were Package Bombs A 'Dry Run' For Future Attack?
    Intelligence officials tell NPR they are looking at a troubling question: What if last week's bomb-laden packages were an effort to see if security could detect explosives sent in boxes to the U.S.?
  • Bombs Point To Weaknesses In Air Cargo Security
    The discovery that terrorists had shipped explosive devices on UPS and FedEx planes points to weaknesses in security in the massive -- and massively complex -- international air cargo industry, which is seen as the most vulnerable link in aviation security. And because of that, another round of new security standards might come soon. To get a sense of how higher security standards will impact an industry built around speed, efficiency and economy, NPR's Michele Norris talks to Stephen Flynn, president of the Center for National Policy.

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