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All Things Considered
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Joint Deficit Reduction CommitteeDebt panel's failure could benefit Minn., analysts say
    Some budget analysts say Minnesota may now fare better than other states compared to how the state would have been treated by a budget agreement.3:54 p.m.
  • State shutdownMinn. shutdown costs offset by cut state worker pay, report says
    Minnesota finance officials released a report Tuesday that says last summer's 20-day state government shutdown had a minimal cost to the state.5:20 p.m.
  • Shocked by your tax notice? Look again
    If you just opened your truth-in-taxation notice and are stunned to see how little your house is apparently worth, take a deep breath. What may have plunged is your "taxable market value," which is not the same as what your house might fetch on the market.5:24 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Hallberg: Avastin and other cancer treatments
    The medical world is reacting to the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to revoke its recommendation of a prominent cancer drug for use against breast cancer. MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke to All Things Considered host Tom Crann about the drug and the FDA's decision.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Protesters Reject Offer From Egypt's Military Leader
    The head of Egypt's ruling military council announced measures aimed at appeasing protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square. But the general's speech appears to have backfired, with tens of thousands of protesters demanding he leave office immediately. NPR's Soraya Nelson talks to Robert Siegel.
  • U.S. Rethinks Its Dealings With Political Islam
    The uprisings in the Arab world have altered the political landscape in North Africa and the Middle East. Islamist parties, often suppressed under autocratic leaders, have gained ground in Tunisia and are poised to do well in Egypt and Libya as well. This trend has forced the U.S. to rethink its dealings with political Islam. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. will see what those parties do and engage those who play by democratic rules.
  • The National Debt: What The Left And Right Agree On
    The supercommittee failed. But when it comes to long-term U.S. debt, the left and right agree. A lot.
  • Online Ads: Spreading Your Message, On A Budget
    Most of the videos in the presidential campaign so far have been seen, and distributed, online. They're cheaper for the candidates to produce, and often get picked up by news outlets anyway.
  • Coverage Of OWS Protests Puts Site In Tough Spot
    One company is benefiting from the Occupy Wall Street movement: Livestream.com. The site has attracted 11 million unique viewers to the 80 or so Occupy-themed channels set up by organizers to broadcast raw footage of protests from around the world. But it made for an uncomfortable fit between advertisers and the Occupy audience.
  • Postmaster: Postal Service In Dire Financial Straits
    On Monday, U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe appealed to Congress to help him reform the Postal Service, but he rejected the bills that have passed House and Senate committees. He says they don't address the big picture.
  • 'Going Postal' Blogger Memorializes Post Offices
    The government is expected to shut down at least 3,000 post offices — and one hobbyist who visits post offices around the country has taken notice. Evan Kalish, who blogs about post offices, has visited 2,745 of them, especially those in danger of closing. He says if he can't save them, he at least wants to memorialize them.
  • Parenting Advice For The 20-Something Years
    Parenting used to end when the kids left home at 18. Now, more college grads are moving back home. To the rescue: new parenting books on the trials and tribulations of raising your adult child. The hottest topics? Money. And kids moving back home.
  • Classes Offer Help For Expectant Grandparents
    For new or expectant grandparents who may need a refresher about taking care of newborns: You're in luck. Robert Siegel talks to Rosalys Peel of Seattle's Swedish Medical Center about Grandparenting 101.
  • Obama Pushes Payroll Tax Cut In N.H.
    President Obama campaigned in New Hampshire Tuesday, stressing the dire consequences if Congress fails to extend the payroll tax cut. On the same day, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney purchased air time in the state for his first TV ad of the campaign: an attack on Obama's management of the economy. Robert Siegel talks with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.

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