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All Things Considered
Monday, January 5, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Franken declares victoryFranken declares victory after board certifies him on top
    A Minnesota board has certified results showing Democrat Al Franken winning the state's U.S. Senate recount over Republican Norm Coleman, but a Coleman attorney said a legal challenge will be filed within 24 hours.4:00 p.m.
  • Chief Justice Eric MagnusonHow a legal challenge would work
    Now that the state Canvassing Board has certified the results of the Senate recount that show Al Franken ahead, another race begins -- the race to the courthouse. The Coleman campaign said it will challenge the board's decision in court within the next 24 hours. Here's a look at how that process will work.5:25 p.m.
  • Longtime DFL and Republican lawmakers anticipate toughest legislative session since the Depression
    MPR's Tom Crann previewed the budget challenges for the 2009-2010 legislative session with Rep. Loren Sollberg, R-Grand Rapids and Sen. Steve Dille, DFL-Dassel who have served the state for a combined 48 years.5:50 p.m.
  • Carl PohladTwins owner Carl Pohlad dies
    Minnesotans in business, sports and philanthropic circles are looking back on the life of Carl Pohlad, who died yesterday at the age of 93.6:19 p.m.
  • PerformingRising star plays music that's old-timey and new
    Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles conquer the Twin Cities music scene.6:23 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Girls' School, Meetings Dominate Obama's Day
    On his first full day of work in Washington, President-elect Barack Obama sent his two daughters off to their new school before holding closed-door meetings with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, his economic advisers and a bipartisan group of congressional leaders.
  • 'Time' Photographer Captures Obama Moments
    President-elect Obama and his wife, Michelle, sent their daughters off to the first day at their new school Monday morning in Washington, D.C. One of the people capturing the intimate moment was Time magazine photographer Callie Shell, who has been snapping photos of Obama since 2006.
  • Pa. Kennel Offers Service Members Peace Of Mind
    When members of the 56th Stryker Brigade leave their Pennsylvania homes for the Middle East later this year, they won't have to worry about finding homes for their pets. A former Marine has created Canine Corps, a free kennel for Pennsylvania service personnel.
  • Web TV: Put Down The Remote, Pick Up The Mouse
    Just a few years ago, the television industry was incredibly restrictive with its content on the Web, preventing clips from shows like Saturday Night Live from appearing online. Now, sites like Hulu and Joost offer full, legal versions of popular shows — for free.
  • Seating Senators Could Be Problem
    The Senate swears in new members Tuesday, but exactly who those new members are remains problematic: Democrat Al Franken seems to have won the recount in Minnesota, but could face a court challenge. Roland Burris could be seated from Illinois and New York Gov. David Paterson has yet to put forward a name.
  • D.C. Schools Chief's Plan Faces Opposition
    Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is fast becoming the country's best-known urban school reformer. But her proposal to do away with teacher tenure and replace it with an ambitious merit pay program has divided the teachers union.
  • Novel Regards Slave Trade In Reverse
    In British writer Bernardine Evaristo's new novel, Blonde Roots, African slave traders raid Europe. Evaristo wields language and messes with history and geography with the gusto of someone having a great time with a great subject.
  • Amid Slumping Sales, Borders Replaces CEO
    With holiday sales down almost 12 percent, Borders has replaced its CEO and it appears the bookseller might be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. The company has named Ron Marshall as its new CEO; he replaces George Jones.
  • Museums Exhibit Signs Of Economic Distress
    It's hard to talk about museums these days without discussing the effect the recession is having on them. Funding of all kinds is being cut, and many museums are laying off staff, postponing exhibitions and looking for new ways to raise money.
  • Fighting In Gaza Overwhelms Medical System
    The heaviest fighting in the Gaza Strip since the 1967 Six Day War is taking an enormous toll on the territory's civilians. The medical system is particularly strained. Medical personnel are struggling under dangerous conditions and with limited supplies.

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