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All Things Considered
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Downtown St. PaulDowntown St. Paul scene gets extra shot from Amsterdam Bar
    The Amsterdam opened in September in a vacant restaurant space owned by the city. The two owners -- Jon Oulman and his son Jarret -- were wooed by Mayor Chris Coleman's staff after seeing what their 331 music club had done in northeast Minneapolis.3:54 p.m.
  • The Mall of AmericaMall of America boosting security after Monday melee
    The Mall of America is boosting security for the rest of this week, after a mass fight on the day after Christmas led to as many as a dozen arrests.5:20 p.m.
  • Daniel Schlienz booking photoCourthouse shooting suspect dies in custody
    The man who was accused of shooting a prosecutor and witness in a Cook County courthouse earlier this month has died in custody. There is no evidence of foul play, according to law enforcement.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Arab League Monitors Visit Besieged Syrian City
    Arab League monitors visited the central city of Homs, an opposition stronghold, besieged and under bombardment by the Syrian army until the monitors showed up. Syrian army armor was withdrawn from the city streets ahead of the visit, but activists say they expect a resumption of the army offensive as soon as the monitors leave. They also complain that they have not been allowed to meet with the Arab League team.
  • North Korea Prepares To Bury Kim Jong Il
    The funeral of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is expected to begin Tuesday night, East Coast time. NPR's Anthony Kuhn is watching events from South Korea, and speaks to host Robert Siegel from the capital, Seoul.
  • With So Many Voices, Will Occupy Still Be Heard?
    In just a few months, the movement started a national conversation about inequality. With the end of many encampments, the movement is entering a new phase. Some say this dynamism will ensure success. Others think the movement will fail without political partners and compromise.
  • A Moment From Rick Perry's Time On The Stump
    All this week, we're highlighting moments from each of the presidential candidates' stump speeches. Today, we hear from Rick Perry in Muscatine, Iowa.
  • There's Something About 'Matilda'
    The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda the Musical, based on the beloved children's book by Roald Dahl, is taking London by storm.
  • Electronic Medical Records Catch On In Oregon
    Until recently, electronic medical records hadn't really caught on. But the 2009 federal stimulus package provided tens of billions to speed up the process. Now in one state, Oregon, two-thirds of doctors have electronic medical records, and researchers are mining the data to help doctors improve the care they give patients.
  • Former NFL Players Sue Over Concussions
    Host Robert Siegel speaks with New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz about the lawsuit against the NFL by former players who have had concussions.
  • Abstract Artist Helen Frankenthaler Dies At Age 83
    At a time when the art world was still dominated by men, Frankenthaler's canvasses earned the respect of critics and influenced generations of artists. One of the major abstract expressionist painters of the 20th century, Frankenthaler died Tuesday at her home in Connecticut.
  • Iraqi Interpreters Hope Visas Come Before Militants
    During the Iraq War, the U.S. military employed tens of thousands of Iraqis, many of whom were branded traitors. Now, the U.S. troops are gone. But some of those Iraqis have been left behind — in danger and desperately awaiting American visas so they and their families can leave.
  • One Iraqi Reflects On 8 Years Of War
    As American forces leave Iraq, NPR Baghdad staffer Ghassan Adnan talks about how his life has changed over the past eight years.

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