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All Things Considered
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mahdi Hassan Ali, Ahmed Shire AliSeward shooting suspects charged with murder
    First-degree murder charges were filed Thursday against two 17-year-old males in the shooting at a Minneapolis corner market that left three men dead.3:50 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.4:44 p.m.
  • How do doctors handle talking about death?
    A new report, published in the journal, 'Cancer,' analyzed more than 4,000 cancer doctors' survey responses. They were asked about when they would bring up subjects like: do-not-resuscitate orders, hospice care, and how their patients want to die.4:53 p.m.
  • Mahdi Hassan Ali, Ahmed Shire AliSeward shooting suspects charged with murder
    First-degree murder charges were filed Thursday against two 17-year-old males in the shooting at a Minneapolis corner market that left three men dead.5:20 p.m.
  • Kyle ShannonAfter layoffs, expect a smaller paycheck
    Many workers struggle with having to settle for a lower salary, sometimes as low as two-thirds of their original pay, after being laid off and finding a new job.5:24 p.m.
  • Mining deal will bring more jobs, environmental concerns to N. Minn.
    Duluth Metals has announced a partnership with one of the world's leading copper mining companies, a deal that's expected to provide money to start an underground mining project south of Ely.5:50 p.m.
  • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran TarkentonVikings-Dallas matchup recalls 1975 showdown
    The Vikings face off against "America's team" on Mall of America Field on Sunday and for a history lesson All Things Considered invited Jim Klobuchar to talk about the matchup.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Red Cross Estimates Up To 50,000 Dead In Haiti
    It has been two days now since a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, to its core. The Red Cross Federation now estimates the death toll at 45,000 to 50,000. For the tens of thousands of injured, many of the region's hospitals have been severely damaged — and outside medical and rescue groups are still struggling to reach the hardest-hit areas. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Carrie Kahn, who is in Port-au-Prince, about the unfolding humanitarian crisis there.
  • Earthquake Survivor Recounts Experience
    Pierre Brisson is a businessman who lives in Petionville, the hilly suburbs of Haiti's capital. He was in his home when the earthquake struck, but his neighborhood suffered little damage. He talks to Melissa Block about relief efforts he has seen around the city. He says neighbors and friends are trying to rescue people trapped inside buildings. He says he has seen some people rescued, but he has also seen bodies of people placed on the asphalt waiting for removal.
  • Earthquake Deals Devastating Blow To U.N.
    The window to find survivors in the rubble is slowly closing — but there was at least one success story today. An Estonian man was pulled from the collapsed U.N. headquarters. Still, nearly 200 U.N. workers remain unaccounted for, with 36 confirmed dead. The earthquake has dealt a devastating blow to the U.N., which has been a crucial player in helping Haiti overcome its many other troubles.
  • Google Executive Weighs In On China, Censorship
    Melissa Block talks to David Drummond, senior vice president for corporate development, and chief legal officer for Google, about Google's announcement that it would stop censoring its search results in China. Google has said that they recognize the move may lead to shutting down operations in China.
  • Donations To Haiti Pour In Via Text Message
    There has been an outpouring of charity for the victims of Haiti's earthquake. Donors in the U.S. are responding more quickly than they ever have before — via their cell phones. This is the first time large numbers of Americans are giving donations by text message. In other countries, it's been more common to donate this way. According to the Red Cross, more than $4.7 million has come in through text-message donations to date — and they are expecting that number to keep growing.
  • Obama To Banks: 'We Want Our Money Back'
    On Thursday, President Obama announced a new plan to impose a fee on banks. The president said he wants to tax banks to recover federal bailout money.
  • Geithner Defends Wall Street Tax, Rescue Of AIG
    President Obama's plan to impose a fee on big banks to recoup money used to rescue them during the financial crisis is "the sensible, fair thing to do," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says.
  • Leno, O'Brien Trade Barbs Over Late-Night Flap
    At NBC, executives want to move Jay Leno back into his old Tonight Show slot — after a failed bid in prime time. But that requires bumping the actual Tonight Show and its host, Conan O'Brien, into a slot that's not technically tonight at all, but tomorrow morning. Both hosts are unhappy — and have used their respective shows to vent, poke fun at each other, and to skewer NBC. Robert Siegel and Melissa Block discuss the ongoing flap.
  • U.S. Sled Team Struggles After Setbacks
    The U.S. sled team is trying to return from a series of setbacks: The bobsled and skeleton team has had to deal with injuries, doping allegations, sexual harassment troubles, and a loss of sponsorship due to the recession. Still, athletes hope to turn in a good showing in Vancouver next month.
  • 'Cult' Hero Mike Daisey: When The Dollar Is Almighty
    The celebrated monologist is a man on a mission: To make audiences look a little differently at their relationship with their money. His solo show The Last Cargo Cult examines the American worship of wealth through the lens of a South Pacific religion that worships all things American.

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