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All Things Considered
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Hallberg: Cyberchondria - you may have it
    Many people are turning to the Internet for help in diagnosing medical symptoms or finding information about a specific disease, according to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.4:45 p.m.
  • Mitt RomneyMitt Romney riding high in Minnesota visit
    Still riding high from his decisive win in Florida's Republican primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney didn't seem bothered a bit when a supporter of same-sex marriage threw glitter on him at the beginning of his Minnesota rally.5:20 p.m.
  • Choosing fruitStudy: Photos in lunch trays can up kids' vegetable intake
    Increasing the amount of vegetables kids eat during lunchtime could be as simple as placing photos of vegetables in their lunch trays, according to a new study by University of Minnesota researchers.5:55 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • After Primary, Scorched Earth Remains In Fla.
    There wasn't a Democratic primary contest running in parallel with the Republican race in Florida this year. The scorched-earth battle that ensued between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich may have an effect when the general election comes to Florida later this year. Did anyone benefit from the hard-fought primary contest — other than Florida's TV stations, which aired millions of dollars in ads?
  • New Housing Proposal May Help Millions Refinance
    President Obama released a housing proposal Wednesday that aims to help more homeowners refinance their mortgages. The plan is the latest effort by the administration to help homeowners. It would allow those who are current on their mortgages to refinance at lower rates, even if they owe more than their home is worth. The administration says the effort could save millions of homeowners an average of $3,000. But past housing efforts have not lived up to billing, and this one faces its first obstacle on Capitol Hill.
  • Doctor At Bin Laden Compound Connected To CIA
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has confirmed publicly for the first time that a doctor imprisoned in Pakistan was working with the CIA in the months leading up to the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in May. The doctor may be charged with treason for helping to collect DNA samples from those living in the compound, under the guise of a vaccination program. Audie Cornish speaks with journalist Saeed Shah in Islamabad for more on the doctor's status, and how the confirmation of his work with the CIA is being received in Pakistan.
  • 73 Dead After Egyptian Soccer Match Turns Violent
    The worst soccer violence in Egypt's history left 73 dead and many more were wounded Wednesday, according to the official count. Clashes broke out at the end of a match in the city of Port Said, located at the northern entrance to the Suez Canal.
  • Kesey's 'Cuckoo's Nest' Still Flying At 50
    The classic American novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has hit the half-century mark. It made its author, Ken Kesey, a literary celebrity — and helped alter perceptions of mental institutions.
  • Congress May Back Ban On Its Own Insider Trading
    Congress is looking more likely to pass a law restricting members' investments in firms about which they have inside information, thanks to a television report last year and President Obama's call during his State of the Union speech.
  • E.U. Rejects NYSE Euronext-Deutsche Boerse Merger
    European Union officials rejected the proposed $18 billion merger of the NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse on the grounds that the deal is anti-competitive.
  • Sir No More: Former Bank Chief Stripped Of Title
    The knighthood of Fred Goodwin, the ex-chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, has been revoked. He led the bank to near-collapse in 2008, and his massive pension generated public outcry. Now, though, some people say the loss of his title is an attack on business.
  • Who Else Has Been 'De-Knighted'?
    Fred Goodwin, whose knighthood was revoked, joins the likes of a Romanian dictator, a Zimbabwean strongman and art historian-turned-Soviet-spy. Melissa Block and Audie Cornish detail the circumstances behind some of the men who were once knights.
  • DVD Picks: 'Wings'
    With the silent film The Artist in competition for this year's Best Picture Oscar, Bob Mondello has been thinking about the pre-talkie era. As it happens, the last silent film to win for Best Picture has just been released on Blu-ray: the 1927 flying-ace epic Wings.

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