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All Things Considered
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dara MoskowitzDining with Dara: Best local food books
    Minnesota Monthly's food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl tells Tom Crann about her top three picks of the year for local food books.3:54 p.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:45 p.m.
  • Holiday givingSeasonal bombardment still paying off for charity groups
    It's one day closer to Christmas and your mailbox and inbox are stuffed with charity solicitations. Bells ring in your ears as you run errands. So how are you responding?4:49 p.m.
  • Best BuyDemand leaves Best Buy unable to fulfill some online orders
    It's another headache for Best Buy, and it could be big. With Christmas only a few days away, Best Buy is telling some customers their online orders won't arrive in time.4:54 p.m.
  • Troubled charter school argues to stay open
    Minnesota's education commissioner heard arguments Thursday over whether an online charter school should be shut down.5:52 p.m.
  • Stacey JonesHip-hop helps young worshippers relate with urban church
    Many urban churches are finding it increasingly difficult to get young adults through their doors. But one Minneapolis minister is engaging religion-wary teens and twenty-somethings by mixing a little hip-hop in with the holiness.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Pentagon: U.S., Pakistan Share Blame In Shooting
    The Pentagon says that poor communication, faulty map information and a lack of trust all contributed to the Nov. 26 shooting that killed 24 Pakistani troops along the border with Afghanistan.
  • Amid Violence, Arab League Arrives In Damascus
    An advance team from the Arab League arrives in Damascus to prepare for a mission to monitor a peace plan amid continued heavy fighting in northern Syria and other parts of the country. The Syrian army is using tanks, helicopter gunships and artillery in a major operation in the Idlib province near the Turkish border. Hundreds have died in the region this week, including many army defectors. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Deborah Amos.
  • Wenceslas: A Goodhearted King And His Popular Carol
    Behind the well-known Christmas song that bears his name is the story of what made King Wenceslas so good.
  • Marriott Discusses Retiring As Hotel Chain's CEO
    Robert Siegel speaks with Bill Marriott Jr., CEO of Marriott International, who is retiring after 39 years.
  • As Gingrich Stumps In Iowa, His Style Evolves
    While he's considered an intelligent and inspirational speaker, the GOP presidential candidate also can come across as arrogant or acerbic. But in recent days on the campaign trail, he seems to be making an effort to be positive and more patient.
  • With 'Lie Of The Year' Controversy, Fact Checking Comes Under Scrutiny
    Liberals reacted with anger after PolitiFact charged Democrats with the "Lie of the Year." Have the fact checkers damaged their cause?
  • Violent Explosions Rock Baghdad
    A coordinated wave of bombings across Baghdad early Thursday left at least 60 dead and dozens more wounded. The violence came amid a worsening political crisis, with Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seeking the arrest of Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, the highest ranking Sunni in the government, over allegations he ran a death squad.
  • During The Holidays, Greeks Discuss Country's Future
    The scene is a family dinner party in Athens, where Greeks discuss the future of their country, the Germans and whether Greece should remain in the eurozone.
  • Winter Songs: On Parents And Children
    For our series "Winter Songs," Robert Siegel and Lynn Neary read letters from listeners. We hear two very different stories involving parents and children.
  • Resolution For Payroll Tax Cut Extension May Be Near
    There's been a breakthrough on Capitol Hill over the standoff on the payroll tax cut extension. Lynn Neary talks to NPR's David Welna for more.

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