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All Things Considered
Monday, January 24, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Caroline Preston on Cargill Foundation's big boost
    Minnesota's nonprofit community hopes for a boost after Cargill announced a deal that would increase the size of a couple of its foundations by around $9 billion.4:49 p.m.
  • Ax-ManBusinesses want slice of Central Corridor surplus
    The planned Central Corridor line is well under budget, and some business owners along University Avenue want some of that extra cash to go into a fund for businesses during construction.4:53 p.m.
  • Tom SchwietersTax paperwork rule in health care law likely won't survive
    Under a provision in the health care law, anyone who operates a business will have to file special paperwork with the IRS. But that rule will likely be stricken from the health care law, and with it, $19 billion in funding.5:15 p.m.
  • Cub Foods shopperSupervalu's recent performance not so super
    Eden Prairie-based Supervalu, one of the nation's largest grocery store operators, has seen its sales, profits and stock price slipping in recent years. One analyst said it's a middle-of-the-road grocer that doesn't distinguish itself on price or service.5:19 p.m.
  • Senator Geoff MichelSen. Geoff Michel on redistricting Minnesota
    The power wielded by Minnesota in future congressional sessions is being largely shaped by what will happen in St. Paul during the current legislative session.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bomb Blast Kills Dozens At Moscow Airport
    Up to 35 people are reported to have been killed in a bomb attack at a major Moscow airport. Russian officials say the bomb exploded in the international terminal of Domodedovo airport. President Dmitry Medvedev said those behind the attack, which also injured more 150, would be hunted down and punished. For the latest on the attack, host Michele Norris speaks to NPR's David Greene.
  • No Panic At Lack Of Progress In Iran Nuclear Talks
    Iran set preconditions the other side — the U.S., Europe, Russia and China — was unwilling to meet. But this time, the West seems to be in less of a hurry for more talks. A whole range of actions between the two extremes of war and diplomacy has emerged.
  • Did Pianist Lang Lang Intend To Snub The U.S.?
    At last week's White House state dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao, classical pianist Lang Lang played the song "My Motherland," which is widely seen in China as anti-American. Host Melissa Block speaks to Lang Lang about the controversy, asking whether he intended to snub the U.S.
  • How Will Google's Page Fit Into CEO Post?
    Google is about to have a new leader — a guy who is going back to his old job. Ten years ago, Eric Schmidt was brought in to run the company for its 20-something co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Now, Page is taking back the CEO position. Many wonder how the notoriously shy Page will fit into the much more high profile position of running the world's largest Internet company.
  • Why Do Girl Gamers Get So Little Respect?
    Forty percent of the people who play video games in the U.S. are female, according to the industry group Entertainment Software Association. But according to 17-year-old Jessica Cernadas, the games are designed to appeal to guys. And that, she says, is very frustrating.
  • Palestinian Leaders Condemn Al-Jazeera Report
    The release of secret documents about Middle East peace talks has put the Palestinian leadership in an awkward situation. The Arabic language news channel Al-Jazeera has obtained some 1,600 documents, mostly about negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. The documents show that the Palestinians offered unprecedented concessions but were rebuffed by Israeli leaders.
  • Release Of Palestinian Papers Raises Issues For U.S.
    Leaked documents on the Mideast peace process will complicate U.S. efforts to revive talks. They show the Bush administration failed to capitalize when Palestinians made major compromises to Israel, while the Obama administration is seen to be reluctant to put its ideas on the table.
  • Court Rules Fired Fiance Can Claim Retaliation
    The Supreme Court says that not only are workers themselves protected from retaliation when they file discrimination claims, but so too are their family members and close relations. The case involved a woman whose fiance was fired after she filed a sex discrimination claim against their employer.
  • Vice President Biden Reports For Jury Duty
    Vice President Joe Biden showed up Monday morning at the New Castle County courthouse in Delaware to report for jury duty. As hosts Michele Norris and Melissa Block tell us, he was dismissed.
  • Amos Lee: Sharing Moments With Strangers
    Philadelphia is home to singer Amos Lee, but he says he feels most at home when he's making music on the road. On his new album, Mission Bell, Lee keeps coming back to the idea that moving on means leaving things behind.

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