All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Monday, November 3, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • League of Women Voters offers one-stop-shop for researching ballot
    The League of Women Voters in Minnesota, has created an extensive voter guide for voters wanting to research the candidates. The Web version includes information about candidates from the Presidential race all the way to local Soil and Water Conservation officers. The League's telephone Hotline 1-800-555-8227. The voter guide Web address is p.m.
  • Ashwin MadiaThird district candidates making final push for supporters
    After eight debates and $8 million worth of television ads, the race for Congress in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District is coming down to the ground game. DFLer Ashwin Madia, Republican Erik Paulsen and Independence Party candidate David Dillon are making their final push to get their supporters out to the polls.4:45 p.m.
  • An absentee voter ballotResearching your ballot
    You may have made up your mind about whom to vote for for President, for Congress and even the constitutional amendment. But how about the state Supreme Court? Or your county commission? Do you know who you want to elect to your local Soil and Water Conservation District?4:51 p.m.
  • University busI'm a college student - where should I vote?
    With just four days to go until November 4, we've created an Election Day Survival Guide to answer your voting questions. If you're a college student, and you're wondering where to vote, here are the answers.4:57 p.m.
  • Rudy Giuliani campaigns with Norm ColemanCandidates set furious pace on last campaign day
    Minnesota's leading Senate candidates are turning to heavy hitters on the last day before the election, and crisscrossing the state to appeal to their supporters to go to the polls tomorrow.5:20 p.m.
  • Michele Bachmann and challenger El TinklenbergOn final day, Bachmann and Tinklenberg try to win undecideds
    Polls show the race in Minnesota's 6th congressional district is a toss up, and both front runners were busy Monday trying to win over any undecided voters.5:45 p.m.
  • Absentee voters wait in line in Ramsey CountyLong lines form for early voting
    People were lined up out to the sidewalk for the last chance to cast an absentee ballot in St. Paul today.5:51 p.m.
  • Put the buttons awayWhat can I wear to the polls -- and other rules of decorum
    The polling place has its own rules of conduct.5:56 p.m.
  • VeraSunVeraSun Energy files for bankruptcy
    The worst economic crisis in the history of the ethanol industry has claimed one of biofuels most prominent players. VeraSun Energy, based in Sioux Falls, has filed for bankruptcy. It's the latest in a series of problems for ethanol producers, who've had to deal with huge swings in corn costs and falling ethanol prices.6:19 p.m.
  • Minn. Supreme Court considers how far the right to an attorney extends
    The Minnesota Supreme Court heard arguments today on how far the state's constitutional right to an attorney extends for those who can't afford a lawyer. At issue is whether the state must provide a public defenders to appeal misdemeanor convictions.6:23 p.m.
  • Early Voting Continues In FloridaAvoiding the lines on Election Day
    Election Day is upon us and you no doubt have questions. Will the lines be long? What if the polling place closes while I'm in line? When are the best times to avoid long lines?6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • On Election Eve, Candidates Make Last-Minute Pitch
    The presidential and vice presidential candidates are criss-crossing the U.S. one day before the 2008 election. Republican John McCain, Democrat Barack Obama and their running mates, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden, are in key swing states.
  • As Voting Challenges Loom, Some Optimism
    Although some of the Election Day concerns that voting-rights advocates had a few weeks ago have been resolved in court, worries remain about long lines and possible legal challenges that could emerge if the race is close in a pivotal state. But most voters should encounter few problems.
  • McCain, Obama Agree On Hiking, 'The Wire'
    Both John McCain and Barack Obama love The Wire. McCain likes to fish on his Arizona ranch, which is on Oak Creek. Obama used to spearfish in Hawaii. They both say hiking is their favorite outdoor activity. Obama's favorite TV show was MASH while McCain's is Seinfeld.
  • Economic Rot Spreads To Work Force
    There have been layoffs and cutbacks across America. New York Times economic correspondent Louis Uchitelle, author of The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences, says in the 1990s, laid-off workers could find jobs fairly easily, but the rise in unemployment is going to make getting back to work harder.
  • NPR Reporters Reflect On Campaign
    They've traveled by bus and by plane from New Hampshire to California, and every state in between. From caucuses to state fair speeches, NPR's political reporters have been on the road for almost two years. On Tuesday, it will all be over.
  • Court Weighs Reach Of Drug Warning Labels
    In a case involving drug labels and the Food and Drug Administration, the court considers whether lawsuits against drug makers can be limited when consumers are harmed.
  • As Court Weighs 'F' Word Case, Context Examined
    The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday about the F-word. The case, FCC v. FOX TV, stems from some stunning moments of live television. Jesse Sheidlower, editor at large of the Oxford English Dictionary, and author of The F-Word, says the F-word has ceased being used exclusively in reference to sex.
  • Letters: Undecided Voters
    On Friday, that most mysterious of campaign creatures — the undecided voter — was examined. Their typical demographic profile was described and one woman who hasn't made up her mind yet shared her views. Many listeners thought that was a waste of time, but at least one person empathized.
  • On Web, 'Peanuts' Gets New Lease On Life
    Craig Schulz, Charles Schulz's son, talks about the release of 20 Peanuts digital shorts online that are based on the classic comic strips from 1964. Schulz, president of Creative Associates, which approved and manages all of the licensing for Peanuts-related products, says the webisodes are an attempt to get children to turn to the comic strip in books and newspapers.
  • Waylon Jennings' Haunting Last Recordings
    A stalwart of the outlaw country movement in the 1970s, Jennings bucked the conventions of Nashville with a tough sound and attitude. He died in 2002, but his son Shooter, now an outlaw country star in his own right, has just released a collection of songs he made with his dad in the mid-'90s — the last recordings Waylon Jennings ever made.

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