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All Things Considered
Monday, January 17, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Newark Mayor Corey BookerNewark mayor: Change won't come until we 'stand up'
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker told the crowd gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast in Minneapolis on Monday that liberty and justice won't be achieved for all Americans until people stand up and work for it.3:50 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon HallbergDirector Michael Langham, credited for saving the Guthrie Theater, dies at 91
    Theater director Michael Langham has died. He was 91 years old. Langham is credited with saving the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis from ruin in the 1970s, serving as artistic director from 1971 till 1977. MPR's Tom Crann talks Jon Cranney, an actor and director who was mentored by Langham.3:54 p.m.
  • Help with computersAsk Dr. Hallberg: FDA puts limits on narcotics containing pain-killer found in Tylenol
    The FDA is putting limits on some commonly prescribed painkillers like Vicodin and Percoset, but not because of the narcotic ingredients. The FDA is asking the manufacturers of these pain medications to reduce the amount of acetaminophen in them. Acetaminophen is available over the counter and is the main ingredient of Tylenol and other commonly available pain medications. Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses the limitations with MPR's Tom Crann.5:23 p.m.
  • Newark Mayor Corey BookerNewark mayor: Change won't come until we 'stand up'
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker told the crowd gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast in Minneapolis on Monday that liberty and justice won't be achieved for all Americans until people stand up and work for it.5:51 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Hallberg: FDA puts limits on narcotics containing pain-killer found in Tylenol
    The FDA is putting limits on some commonly prescribed painkillers like Vicodin and Percoset, but not because of the narcotic ingredients. The FDA is asking the manufacturers of these pain medications to reduce the amount of acetaminophen in them. Acetaminophen is available over the counter and is the main ingredient of Tylenol and other commonly available pain medications. Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses the limitations with MPR's Tom Crann.5:55 p.m.
  • Guthrie in the 1970sGuthrie's 'savior,' Michael Langham, dies
    Theater director Michael Langham has died. Langham is credited with saving the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis from ruin in the 1970s, serving as artistic director from 1971 till 1977.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Finding The Path Toward Employment In St. Louis
    Six unemployed residents of the area have vastly different backgrounds. But they all share one goal — finding a job. In St. Louis, the labor market and unemployment rate are very similar to the rest of the nation. NPR begins a year-long journey, following these residents in their quest for work.
  • Unity Government Fails To Quell Tunisia Violence
    Officials in Tunisia scrambled to form an interim government Monday as street protests erupted once again. Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi said a new government of national unity will include opposition parties. But protesters continued to demand that the ruling party resign following the exit of its leader, President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
  • Skype CEO On Qik Deal
    Skype announced a $100 million acquisition of the company Qik, which developed smart streaming technology to opitimize video transmission over wireless networks. Skype CEO Tony Bates discusses what this partnership means for Skype's future.
  • Steve Jobs Goes On Medical Leave
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence from his company. In a note sent to employees, Jobs said he'll remain CEO and be involved in major decisions. Chief operating officer Tim Cook will take over Apple's day-to-day operations.
  • Giffords Continues 'Miraculous' Recovery
    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) continues to make what her neurosurgeon calls a "miraculous" recovery after being shot in the head nine days ago. Doctors at University Medical Center in Tucson gave an update on her condition while the city celebrated Martin Luther King Day.
  • Recalling Veteran Who Saved President Ford
    Oliver "Billy" W. Sipple was a decorated U.S. Marine and Vietnam veteran who saved President Ford's life during an assassination attempt in 1975. The subsequent public revelation that Sipple was gay turned the news story into a cause celebre for gay activists. Dan Morain of the Sacramento Bee discusses Sipple's act of heroism.
  • Three Modern Fables To Capture Your Imagination
    In our daily barrage of information, real insight can be hard to come by — it's easy to become overwhelmed or uninspired by our endless consumption of facts. Author Gish Jen recommends three fable-like fictions that reveal the fanciful side of daily realities.
  • Retirees Lend A Hand To Refugees In Fargo, N.D.
    Giving + Learning, a nonprofit in Fargo, N.D., matches up retirees with refugees. In the past decade, volunteers have taught refugees how to speak English, how to drive -- or they have simply visited those without a car or job who may feel isolated.
  • MLK Day Marked Around Nation
    The first family marked Martin Luther King Day on Monday by participating in a service project at a middle school in Washington, D.C. The president and first lady painted apples in a lunchroom order to promote healthier eating.
  • Former Exile 'Baby Doc' Lands In Haiti Amid Praise
    Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's return to Haiti after nearly 25 years in exile is a surprising and perplexing move. The country is struggling with another political crisis and stalled efforts to recover from last year's earthquake.

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