All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Randy LundborgOne man's struggle with PTSD
    More than 1.6 million U.S. troops have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. The Defense Department estimates that up to 20 percent of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression. Here is one man's story of PTSD.3:50 p.m.
  • Pawlenty seeks longer terms for sex offenders
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty proposed tougher penalties for sex offenders that would more than double their time in prison.4:48 p.m.
  • MnSCU's offices in St. PaulMnSCU reviewing audit report on administrative spending
    The state Legislative Auditor is recommending changes to how the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system handles some administrative spending.4:52 p.m.
  • Bob PerryPawlenty's delivery of donor's check raises questions
    Political observers are raising eyebrows after the disclosure that Gov. Tim Pawlenty hand-delivered a $100,000 check from a wealthy Texas donor to the Alabama Republican Party last week.5:15 p.m.
  • Randy LundborgOne man's struggle with PTSD
    More than 1.6 million U.S. troops have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. The Defense Department estimates that up to 20 percent of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression. Here is one man's story of PTSD.5:50 p.m.
  • Pawlenty seeks longer terms for sex offenders
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty proposed tougher penalties for sex offenders that would more than double their time in prison.6:20 p.m.
  • MnSCU's offices in St. PaulMnSCU reviewing audit report on administrative spending
    The state Legislative Auditor is recommending changes to how the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system handles some administrative spending.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Toyota Recalls Prius Over Brake Problems
    Automaker Toyota says it's recalling about 437,000 Priuses and other hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems. Toyota has now recalled more than 8.5 million cars worldwide because of various manufacturing defects.
  • What Went Wrong With Prius Braking System?
    Automaker Toyota announced Tuesday that it's recalling about 437,000 Priuses and other hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems. David Champion, senior director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, discusses how the braking system for the Prius works.
  • New Orleans Resident Relives Super Bowl Win
    For longtime residents of New Orleans, the Saints' Super Bowl triumph marks a break of sorts from the tragedy brought about by Hurricane Katrina. Longtime resident Sharon White says that after the game she went to Bourbon Street. "It was just one love," she says. "Everybody was just hugging and kissing and high-fiving."
  • Pakistani City Becomes Suspected Taliban Hot Spot
    The sprawling Pakistani port city of Karachi has long attracted outsiders, among them tens of thousands of ethnic Pashtuns fleeing war in both Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan. The authorities in Karachi say the latest wave of migrants contains more than refugees.
  • How Snowstorms Are Predicted
    More snow is predicted for the mid-Atlantic region Tuesday and Wednesday. The storm could bring up to 20 inches of snow. Doug Hill, chief meteorologist at ABC 7 News, Washington, D.C.'s ABC affiliate, offers his insight on how snowstorms are predicted.
  • Snow Paralyzes Federal Government
    The heavy snow in the mid-Atlantic region has paralyzed Washington. The city has received record-setting snow, and the federal government has been closed as a result. Joe Davidson, the Federal Diary columnist for The Washington Post, discusses the work that's not getting done by the federal government due to weather.
  • Listeners Invited To Share Snow Stories
    The mid-Atlantic region is facing a second major snowstorm in less than a week, which could put some areas under as much as 3 feet of snow. Listeners who live in "snow states" deal with these conditions every winter, so share your "hunkered down in 3 feet of snow" stories to encourage your soon-to-be buried brethren.
  • Study: Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk
    The Mediterranean diet may be healthy not only for your heart but also for your brain. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center report patients who ate the diet — rich in fish, fruits and vegetables — suffered fewer small strokes than those who ate a more traditional Western diet.
  • Dante's 'Inferno' Makes A Hell Of A Video Game
    An epic journey through nine circles of fiery hell filled with monstrous beasts and condemned souls — Italian poet Dante Alighieri didn't know it at the time, but in the 14th century, he mapped out a pretty sweet video game. Some Dante scholars are a little miffed.
  • Lil Wayne's Jail Time: All Part Of The Plan
    Today, a New York judge told the rapper he can't postpone going to jail past March 2nd. He's a star whose influence reaches well beyond the hip-hop world. He's been in a Nike commercial with LeBron James, interviewed by Katie Couric. Even President Obama's mentioned his name--a few times. And he may even represent a new model for rappers who get sent to jail.

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