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All Things Considered
Monday, February 1, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Last year's floodLocals have 6 options for Red River flood diversion
    The Army Corps of Engineers says Fargo-Moorhead officials can choose from six options for a flood diversion project. The decision they make will cost hundreds of millions of dollars and affect the community for decades.4:20 p.m.
  • Ultra athletes compete in International Falls Ultra Marathon
    The temperature was about 13 below in International Falls when over 100 athletes started the Arrowhead 135 Ultra marathon. More than 100 competitors will spend the next couple of days skiing, biking or trekking on foot in Northeastern Minneaota for a distance of 135 miles. Stephen Regenold writes the Gear Junkie column online and in newspapers across the country. He has competed in the Arrowhead 135 as well as other extreme sports, and he spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about the event.4:24 p.m.
  • Republican candidatesMost candidates for governor will abide by party endorsements
    It's the day before Minnesota's precinct caucuses, and the candidates for governor are looking for a last-minute boost of support.5:20 p.m.
  • Last year's floodLocals have 6 options for Red River flood diversion
    The Army Corps of Engineers says Fargo-Moorhead officials can choose from six options for a flood diversion project. The decision they make will cost hundreds of millions of dollars and affect the community for decades.5:50 p.m.
  • Ultra athletes compete in International Falls Ultra Marathon
    The temperature was about 13 below in International Falls when over 100 athletes started the Arrowhead 135 Ultra marathon. More than 100 competitors will spend the next couple of days skiing, biking or trekking on foot in Northeastern Minneaota for a distance of 135 miles. Stephen Regenold writes the Gear Junkie column online and in newspapers across the country. He has competed in the Arrowhead 135 as well as other extreme sports, and he spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about the event.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Walks A Line With Budget Priorities, Deficit
    President Obama sent his proposed $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal year 2011 to Congress Monday. But he has conflicting goals of gaining control of runaway budget deficits and pumping money into the sputtering economy. And Obama has to sell his plan to Congress in an election year.
  • Deficit Expert: 'We Shouldn't Give Up Balancing The Budget'
    President Obama introduced a 2011 budget Monday that contains a record-breaking $1.56 trillion deficit. Isabel Sawhill, senior fellow the economics program at the Brookings Institution, says that our tolerance for a deficit has grown, but that's not necessarily a good thing. "I think we shouldn't give up on the idea that we should try to balance our budget," she tells NPR's Robert Siegel.
  • 'No Child Left Behind' Impacted By Proposed Budget
    President Obama's budget proposals call for some significant shifts in education policy. Some of the punitive and less popular portions of the No Child Left Behind Act would be replaced with more participatory and competitive incentives.
  • Geek's Dream Lab Could Create Jobs In Michigan
    In an old factory in Kalamazoo, the nonprofit Geek Group runs a lab where high-tech tools and crazy experiments abound and anyone can launch their own project. It's like the set of the hit show Mythbusters — except here, the group says, the projects might one day help revitalize the local economy.
  • New Business Lets People Trade Gadgets For Cash
    Richard Littlehale and Bob Casey launched the green tech company YouRenew.com last March in New Haven, Conn. The Web site lets people trade old gadgets for cash. Littlehale and Casey tell NPR's Robert Siegel about how and why they started their business in a growing field that includes Gazelle.com and Flipswap.com. "It's unbelievable how quickly people turn over devices," Casey says.
  • Illinois Voters Ready For Choosing A Governor
    Illinois voters will go to the polls Tuesday to select party nominees for governor. State comptroller Dan Hynes is challenging incumbent Pat Quinn and there are six contenders for the Republican seat. Although it's been a year since the state's former governor Rod Blagojevich was impeached and ousted in a corruption scandal, the state's $11 billion budget deficit might play a bigger role in the race than politics.
  • Why Does Time Fly By As You Get Older?
    Each New Year's, Christmas and birthday seems to come round faster every year. But why is it that we feel time goes by faster as we get older? Scientists dissect one of life's intriguing mysteries.
  • Alumni Come Out In Droves To Support Sumner High
    Sumner High School in St. Louis has been one of the premiere institutions of black education in the U.S. — producing famous alumni like Chuck Berry, Tina Turner and Arthur Ashe. But recent safety concerns prompted the St. Louis Public Schools superintendent to consider closing it as a traditional high school if it doesn't meet academic and attendance standards by the end of the year.
  • The Saints Or The NFL: Who Owns The Phrase 'Who Dat'?
    The New Orleans Saints are going for their first Super Bowl win ever when they play in the big game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. But a battle is brewing over the Saints' motto and rallying cry, "Who Dat?"
  • Despite Recall, Toyota Dealer Sees Loyalty Ahead
    Mechanics at Expressway Toyota in Boston are preparing to work long hours to fix recalled gas pedals for about 10,000 customers. Even though Toyota has ordered dealers to stop selling any new cars that need the upgrade, this dealership remains optimistic about customer loyalty.

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