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All Things Considered
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Cinco de Mayo MercadoAppetites: Hidden ethnic gems
    When looking for authentic food from around the world, it is easy to think about the urban options -- an eating tour of University Avenue or a trip to Eat Street. But there are good global eats hiding out in the suburbs and beyond.3:52 p.m.
  • Fiscal cliff debate: what happens next on Capitol Hill?
    After voting to avert tax hikes for most Americans while raising them on the wealthiest, the 112th Congress is nearly over. MPR News' Washington reporter Brett Neely discusses the aftermath of the fiscal cliff debate and what happens next on Capitol Hill.5:11 p.m.
  • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra musiciansOrchestras, musicians meet to restart contract talks
    It may be the case that little news is good news in the contract negotiations at both of the Twin Cities major orchestras.5:52 p.m.
  • Rehearsing togetherKaivama: Lighting dark winters with Finnish folk music
    A Minnesota-based duo called Kaivama is dedicated to preserving and expanding the Finnish folk music tradition. And as we speak, its two members are tuning up for their midwinter tour.5:55 p.m.
  • Cinco de Mayo MercadoAppetites: Hidden ethnic gems
    When looking for authentic food from around the world, it is easy to think about the urban options -- an eating tour of University Avenue or a trip to Eat Street. But there are good global eats hiding out in the suburbs and beyond.6:23 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • With Cliff Averted, Other Fiscal Challenges Remain
    Robert Siegel speaks with Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., about his vote to pass the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and what it means moving forward for the GOP and its leadership in Congress.
  • Fiscal Cliff Deal Includes Breaks For Tuna Canneries, Rum Makers
    The bill that Congress passed late Tuesday includes many provisions that have nothing to do with the so-called "fiscal cliff." Ari Shapiro talks to Audie Cornish about how tax breaks for tuna canneries and ceiling fans ended up in the deal.
  • Game, Set And Match: U.S. Tennis Tournaments Move Abroad
    At its height, American tennis consistently fielded the world's top male players. Now that American dominance is gone, so too are many of the top U.S. men's tournaments. They're moving overseas, snapped up by groups offering more lucrative payouts in a sport enjoying huge global appeal.
  • 'Stand Your Ground' Linked To Increase In Homicides
    A controversial self-defense statute appears to produce more killings, according to a new study. Advocates for the law say it's working as designed. But researchers have different explanations about what might be happening.
  • Pterrifying Pterodactyl Meets Sexy Detective
    The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec by Jaques Tardi features a beautiful, gun-wielding detective and a horrifying prehistoric monster. Author Rosecrans Baldwin explains why this is no ordinary comic book. Do you have a favorite graphic novel? Tell us in the comments.
  • Federal Sandy Aid Package Provokes War Of Words Inside GOP
    Elected officials from New York and New Jersey — including many Republicans — expressed anger and frustration on Wednesday after the House of Representatives declined to vote on a $60 billion federal aid package for areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
  • With New Congress, GOP Could Ditch Boehner As Speaker
    Audie Cornish talks to Manu Raju, congressional correspondent for Politico, about John Boehner's leadership as House Speaker since first taking the position back in November 2010, and more recently with the fiscal cliff negotiations.
  • At $130 Million A Plane, Critics Question The Cost Of The F-35
    The aircraft is intended to serve the Air Force, the Navy and the Marines for decades to come. But delays and cost overruns keep pushing up the price. Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer, says the cost will come down as production ramps up.
  • Pa. Governor Sues NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions
    Pennsylvania's governor says he is suing the National Collegiate Athletics Association in federal court over harsh sanctions imposed on Penn State. Those sanctions followed a child sexual abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky, an ex-assistant football coach. The penalties included millions in fines, a four-year bowl ban and the forfeiture of 112 wins by its football team and were signed off on by the university. But Gov. Tom Corbett says the penalties are unfair and filed an anti-trust suit.
  • Self-Perception Partly To Blame For Fewer Woman Chefs
    Audie Cornish talks to food writer Charlotte Druckman about her book Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen. Women chefs are often overlooked, with men dominating restaurant kitchens and receive most chef accolades. For her book, Druckman sought out women chefs from all over the country to find out how and why they do what they do.

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