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All Things Considered
Monday, December 5, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Gov. Mark DaytonDayton mulls options after judge blocks child care union vote
    A Ramsey County judge on Monday halted a unionization vote by state-subsidized child care providers, just two days before the state Bureau of Mediation Services was set to send out the ballots.5:20 p.m.
  • Minnesota LegislatureMinn. GOP tries to pull party together, organize for future
    As the critical 2012 presidential election year approaches, the Minnesota Republican Party is in disarray, trying to unravel the after-effects of the 2010 election - in which it captured the Legislature but lose the governor's race - and has now lost its party chairman.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • In Russia, Protesters Take To The Streets
    Robert Siegel speaks with Julia Ioffe, Moscow correspondent for Foreign Policy and The New Yorker, about the riots in Moscow.
  • U.S., Russia To Raise Differences On Missile Defense
    Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has been attacking the U.S. for its missile defense plans in Europe. He even said Russia might reconsider the New START agreement, which limits strategic nuclear warhead deployments.
  • Wis. To Require Permits For Protests In Capitol
    Lynn Neary speaks with Jason Stein, the capitol reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, about new rules requiring permits for protests at Wisconsin's state capitol.
  • Look, Up In The Sky! It's A Drone, Looking At You
    Unmanned aircraft — or drones — are playing a big role in U.S. military operations abroad but they're starting to show up above the U.S. as well. Drones are already being used to patrol the border with Mexico, and now they may soon be coming to your local police department.
  • Can Congress Really Compromise On Extending The Payroll Tax Cut?
    Congressional leaders from both parties say the payroll tax cut is a must-pass measure. It's just not entirely clear how it's going to happen.
  • A Carrot For College Performance: More Money
    Public colleges and universities in Tennessee have a new incentive to boost student success: Their funding depends on it. Will this approach improve dismal completion rates?
  • 36 College Presidents Earn More Than $1 Million
    Robert Siegel speaks with Jack Stripling, a senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, about its analysis of executive compensation at private colleges. Among the findings, 36 presidents earned more than $1 million in 2009 — that's three presidents more than the previous year.
  • Maryland Case May Discourage Political Dirty Tricks
    A campaign manager for former Gov. Bob Ehrlich is charged with using fraud to dissuade voters from going to the polls on Election Day last year. The case could affect how many dirty tricks voters will see in upcoming elections.
  • Book Review: 'The Sojourn'
    The Sojourn is a first novel from Andrew Krivak. It's the story of a young Slovakian immigrant to the United States who must return to Europe — and finds himself fighting in World War I.
  • For Creative People, Cheating Comes More Easily
    "It's all about telling stories," says the author of a new psychological study, "so creative people are likely to be able to tell themselves better stories, which would allow them to cheat more on the one hand, but not feel worse about it on the other."

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