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All Things Considered
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Roy Lee Spearman JonesYouth Radio: Young, gay and homeless
    An estimated 20 to 40 percent of homeless teens are on the streets because of their sexual orientation. In this report from our Youth Radio Series, Roy Lee Spearman Jones tells the story of being out on his own.3:48 p.m.
  • Barack Obama, Joe BidenToday's Question: What was your reaction to the President's speech?
    Last night, President Obama addressed the nation and laid out his agenda, including plans for cutting the deficit and boosting job creation. Today's Question: What was your reaction to the President's speech?3:56 p.m.
  • Northstar commuter trainHigh-speed rail in Minn. might still be a long way off
    President Barack Obama Thursday announced $8 billion in grants for high-speed rail projects; Obama first proposed high-speed rail as part of his stimulus plan last year, and Minnesota has been angling to be included in the initiative.4:20 p.m.
  • New federal budget ups spending on education
    One area of the federal government that could see more money is education as the president is proposing to spend as much as $4 billion more nationally next year on schools.4:24 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.4:45 p.m.
  • Geithner in MinnesotaGeithner tours Honeywell plant in Golden Valley
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner visited Minnesota Thursday, touting efforts to build an energy-efficient economy.5:19 p.m.
  • Barack Obama, Joe BidenToday's Question: What was your reaction to the President's speech?
    Last night, President Obama addressed the nation and laid out his agenda, including plans for cutting the deficit and boosting job creation. Today's Question: What was your reaction to the President's speech?5:22 p.m.
  • Some community bankers cautious of Obama plan
    One of the proposals in President Obama's State of the Union message is to send $30 billion in financial industry bailout funds, TARP funds, to community banks, to stimulate job growth.5:46 p.m.
  • Northstar commuter trainHigh-speed rail in Minn. might still be a long way off
    President Barack Obama Thursday announced $8 billion in grants for high-speed rail projects; Obama first proposed high-speed rail as part of his stimulus plan last year, and Minnesota has been angling to be included in the initiative.5:50 p.m.
  • New federal budget ups spending on education
    One area of the federal government that could see more money is education as the president is proposing to spend as much as $4 billion more nationally next year on schools.5:53 p.m.
  • Roy Lee Spearman JonesYouth Radio: Young, gay and homeless
    An estimated 20 to 40 percent of homeless teens are on the streets because of their sexual orientation. In this report from our Youth Radio Series, Roy Lee Spearman Jones tells the story of being out on his own.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Holds Town Hall In Florida
    President Obama took his message from Wednesday's State of the Union address on the road, traveling to Florida where he announced $8 billion in federal money for high-speed rail. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attended a town hall-style meeting in Tampa, designed to allow the president to speak directly to Americans and to address their worries about the economy.
  • Waxman Reacts To State Of The Union Speech
    President Obama, in his State of the Union speech Wednesday, reiterated that he was still committed to overhauling the nation's health care system. California Congressman Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, offers his thoughts.
  • iPad Morphs From MADtv Sketch To Apple Device
    When Apple computer announced its highly anticipated iPad Wednesday, the name sounded very familiar to two writers for the comedy show Mad TV. Five years ago, Bruce McCoy and Tami Sagher wrote a sketch about a then-fictional Apple device, the iPad. That sketch has now gone viral. The two writers offer their insight.
  • Ford Profits While Toyota Struggles
    Automaker Ford announced Thursday that it made $2.7 billion last year, its first profit in four years. Meanwhile, officials from Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, said they were expanding their recall to vehicles sold in Europe and China.
  • Atmospheric Dry Spell Eases Global Warming
    It was a meteorological mystery: global temperatures hadn't increased dramatically over the Past decade, even though greenhouse gas levels did. It turns out that a temporary decline in water vapor in the Earth's upper atmosphere has been holding global warming in check.
  • Independents Praise Focus Of Obama Speech
    President Obama's State of the Union speech is winning praise from some independent voters, who had been drifting away from the president. His focus on job creation and calls for bipartisanship may have given Obama a second chance with independents.
  • Fact-Checking The State Of The Union Speech
    President Obama spoke Wednesday about the economy in his State of the Union address. Bill Adair, editor of the nonpartisan fact-checking Web site PolitiFact.com, truth-squads some of the president's claims.
  • Obama Announces High-Speed Rail Projects
    President Obama announced Thursday $8 billion in grants for high-speed rail projects around the country. The White House says the projects are expected to create or save tens of thousands of jobs.
  • If You Could Vote, Who Would Win A Grammy?
    Sunday's Grammy telecast comes at a time when the music industry's major labels are threatened with extinction. Grammy producers would love to duplicate the success of American Idol, on which viewers have a hand in crowning the next pop superstar. But the Grammys also remain committed to the old awards-show model, wherein a select group of industry insiders picks the winners.
  • Joey Ramone, As His Brother Remembers Him
    All his life, Mickey Leigh lived in the shadow of his older, weirder and much more successful brother. Leigh's new memoir, I Slept With Joey Ramone, portrays the rock star through the lens of a sibling rivalry.

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