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All Things Considered
Friday, January 15, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Gov. Tim PawlentyPawlenty proposes $685M bonding bill
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty is proposing $685 million in state borrowing in building projects this year. Pawlenty had promised what he called an "austere" package, and his proposal is well below what some leading Democrats have suggested.3:50 p.m.
  • Education Minnesota president Tom DooherSchools face record fines as districts lack teacher contracts
    The state's teachers union predicts 35 school districts will miss Friday's midnight deadline to have new contracts in place with their teachers, a number that will likely result in the highest amount of fines ever imposed by the state in a single year.3:54 p.m.
  • David Harris, Katie KaufmannSign holders in the spotlight in 'Everything Must Go'
    Being a walking advertisement can be a menial and monotonous job, but in "Everything Must Go," opening Friday night at the Red Eye Theater in Minneapolis, two workers rise above the indignity to form an unlikely friendship.4:54 p.m.
  • Gov. Tim PawlentyPawlenty proposes $685M bonding bill
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty is proposing $685 million in state borrowing in building projects this year. Pawlenty had promised what he called an "austere" package, and his proposal is well below what some leading Democrats have suggested.5:20 p.m.
  • Lake VermilionPawlenty announces deal on Lake Vermilion state park
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Friday that the state has reached an agreement with U.S. Steel to acquire land for a state park at Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota.5:24 p.m.
  • Education Minnesota president Tom DooherSchools face record fines as districts lack teacher contracts
    The state's teachers union predicts 35 school districts will miss Friday's midnight deadline to have new contracts in place with their teachers, a number that will likely result in the highest amount of fines ever imposed by the state in a single year.5:54 p.m.
  • Brett FavreWhat's in store for the Vikings this Sunday?
    Sean Jensen is covering the Minnesota Vikings' playoff matchup against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday for the Chicago Sun Times and was a longtime Vikings beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He talked with Tom Crann for a preview of the weekend's game.6:20 p.m.
  • Cyril PaulApproaching 80, singer Cyril Paul still performing strong
    As Cyril Paul nears 80, the native of Trinidad is still singing and performs Sunday night at a Minneapolis Martin Luther King Day observance.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Saving Lives At A Shattered Haitian Hotel
    Elite rescue teams from France, Spain and the United States have plucked seven people out of the flattened Hotel Montana, once one of the nicest hotels in Port-au-Prince. The quake destroyed the luxury compound. But as time passes, hope for rescuing other survivors fades.
  • Week In Politics: Haiti Quake, Mass. Senate Race
    E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times talk with Robert Siegel about the U.S. response to the earthquake in Haiti and the surprisingly close Senate race in Massachusetts.
  • Questions Still Unanswered In Fort Hood Shooting
    The U.S. military does not have good systems to spot the next Nidal Hasan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter, and stop him. That's one of the conclusions of the Pentagon's investigation into the Fort Hood shootings, which was released Friday.
  • Icelandic Team Searches For Life In Rubble
    Among the first emergency crews on the ground in Haiti after the earthquake was the Icelandic Urban Search and Rescue Team. On Thursday, the team rescued three people from a collapsed four-story supermarket. Melissa Block speaks with team leader, Gisli Olafsson, about the ongoing rescue efforts.
  • Rescued After Three Days In Wreckage
    A woman was pulled alive from the wreckage of her home after spending more than three days buried alive. She was taken to Haiti's National Hospital, which has been overwhelmed with people in need.
  • Haitian Brothers In New York Gather News, Donations
    Two Haitian brothers in New York and a few of their close friends want desperately to help their relatives in Haiti. They've abandoned their construction jobs for the time being to drive around Brooklyn picking up supplies to take to Haiti.
  • Haitians Shaped By Years Of Poverty, Corruption
    Three Haitians living outside the country describe how the people of Haiti have had to cope with a number of problems over the decades.
  • Justice Department Intervenes In Gay Rights Suit
    For the first time in a decade, the Justice Department has moved to intervene in a lawsuit on behalf of a high school boy who was beaten up for being effeminate. Lawyers argue he is protected under Title IX — and gay and lesbian groups see it as a statement about the Obama administration's priorities.
  • Stiglitz Says Government Misses Mark On Economy
    In his book Freefall, economist Joseph Stiglitz gives Washington bad grades for its responses to the nation's economic crises. The Nobel laureate says the government has been using its lending capacity to help banks, not ordinary people, stay afloat.
  • Port-Au-Prince Morgue Overwhelmed
    Three days after the massive earthquake devastated Haiti's capital, bodies still litter the streets. The stench of death is growing. Corpses are being delivered by any means possible to the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, where hundreds now lie stacked outside the morgue.

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