All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Thursday, November 23, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • FBI mounts search for two missing Red Lake children
    The two boys disappeared sometime Wednesday morning.5:15 p.m.
  • Tribal meetingComing together over Red Lake's needs
    Leaders from Beltrami County and the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe have formed a partnership to figure out a better way to pay for welfare programs, foster care and other human services on the reservation.5:20 p.m.
  • Shopping for work clothesMore than clothing is available at God's Closet in St. Paul
    The church charity is transforming the lives of both clients and volunteers.5:23 p.m.
  • A Russian Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving is a holiday full of tradition. Here's the story of a tradition continuing this evening in Duluth. For the last few years, Edwin and Irina Haller have invited Russian immigrants to their home for a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner.6:22 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Anti-Syria Protests Mark Lebanese Leader's Funeral
    Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese paid tribute to assassinated Christian politician Pierre Gemayel. The protests turned his funeral in central Beirut Thursday into a display of defiance towards Syria and its Hezbollah allies.
  • Pakistan Shows Little Appetite for Pursuing Khan
    More than two years ago, Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan confessed and apologized for passing nuclear secrets to North Korea, Libya and Iran. And despite recent nuclear crises in Iran and North Korea, Pakistan says the Khan case is closed.
  • Letters: New Dollar Coins, Good Teachers, Stuttering
    We hear comments from listeners on our conversation about the unveiling of new dollar coins featuring all the U.S. presidents and our story on the value of getting teachers board-certified. We also hear about a memory prompted by our speech-impediment sound clip from Daron Bolat of Rockville, Md.
  • Holiday Movies: Intrigue Plus Treacle
    The year 2006 is unlikely to set any box office records, but it's on track to break the $9 billion mark for only the fourth time in history -- that is, if the holiday films that open before the end of this year do business.
  • Bailey White: 'What Would They Say in Birmingham?'
    The annual tradition of Thanksgiving Day stories by Bailey White continues. This year's offering is a tale of love, small-town Alabama life and a quirky character called Smash McCoy. It's called "What Would They Say in Birmingham?"
  • Sectarian Violence in Baghdad Kills at Least 130
    A series of bombings and mortar attacks in Baghdad's Sadr City left at least 130 Iraqis dead and more than 200 others wounded. The day's violence included an assault on Iraq's Health Ministry, which is controlled by supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
  • Colorado Troops Spend Thanksgiving at Home
    Troops at Ft. Carson in Colorado are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday after the last members of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team arrived home from a tour of duty in Iraq Wednesday night. Eric Whitney of member station KRCC reports.
  • EPA Moves Toward Nanotechnology Regulations
    The Environmental Protection Agency now says products using nanotechnology must first be approved. Some household cleaning products now employ nanotechnology such as microscopic pieces of silver that could end up in the water supply.
  • Turkeys Find Sanctuary in Upstate New York
    Feeling sorry for the turkey? Instead of eating one, you can adopt one. Since 1986, the Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York has placed hundreds of turkeys in appropriate vegetarian homes and persuaded others to help care for turkeys at the shelter.
  • Debunking Pilgrim Myths: The First Thanksgiving
    In the second of two commentaries, Nathaniel Philbrick dispels some of the myths surrounding the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, including the date of that dinner, what was eaten and what it was called.

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