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All Things Considered
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Nhan Lap TranOakdale man charged in shooting that killed boy
    Nhan Lap Tran, 34, of Oakdale, is charged with murder in a shooting spree on Monday that killed a 9-year-old-boy and left two women injured. Tran's attorney, Susan Drabek, asked for a mental health evaluation for her client.3:18 p.m.
  • Doubletree HotelMille Lacs hotel deal part of tribe diversification trend
    In seeking to expand its portfolio, the Mille Lacs Band has plenty of company. The economic growth of tribal nations and threats to Indian gambling revenues have propelled tribes around the country to expand beyond gaming in recent years.3:22 p.m.
  • Sun Street BreadsAppetites: Couples and romance in the restaurant
    Restaurant kitchens aren't exactly romantic environments. Between the sweltering temperatures, the fast pace, and the stress, they're more like literal pressure cookers. And yet, it's an environment that has bonded more than one local culinary couple.3:51 p.m.
  • Nhan Lap TranOakdale man charged in shooting that killed boy
    Nhan Lap Tran, 34, of Oakdale, is charged with murder in a shooting spree on Monday that killed a 9-year-old-boy and left two women injured. Tran's attorney, Susan Drabek, asked for a mental health evaluation for her client.5:14 p.m.
  • Jim KeenanChild Victims Act would eliminate time limit to sue child abusers
    Childhood victims of sexual abuse would no longer face a time limit to sue their abusers under a proposed bill. The Minnesota Child Victims Act would eliminate the requirement that victims file civil suits within six years of becoming an adult. It would not affect the statute of limitations in criminal cases.5:18 p.m.
  • Doubletree HotelMille Lacs hotel deal part of tribe diversification trend
    In seeking to expand its portfolio, the Mille Lacs Band has plenty of company. The economic growth of tribal nations and threats to Indian gambling revenues have propelled tribes around the country to expand beyond gaming in recent years.5:22 p.m.
  • Sun Street BreadsAppetites: Couples and romance in the restaurant
    Restaurant kitchens aren't exactly romantic environments. Between the sweltering temperatures, the fast pace, and the stress, they're more like literal pressure cookers. And yet, it's an environment that has bonded more than one local culinary couple.6:22 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Still A Sense Of Tension In San Bernardino Mountains After Shootout
    We're learning more about the events surrounding the apparent end of the manhunt for ex-Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner. Authorities still have not positively identified the body found in the burned-out cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains. Robert Siegel talks with Kirk Siegler, who has the latest on the investigation.
  • Lew Criticized For Citigroup Connection During Senate Confirmation Hearing
    President Obama's pick for Treasury, Jack Lew, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday for his confirmation hearing. Lew faced tough questions but is expected to be confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury.
  • How Do I Love Thee? Japanese Husbands Shout The Ways
    Japanese men aren't known for expressing their feelings. But at least a few are trying to do better by taking part in a high-volume display of romance: the annual love-your-wife shout-out.
  • Pope: Resignation Is 'For The Good Of The Church'
    In his first public appearance since announcing his resignation on Monday, Pope Benedict XVI said, "I took this decision in full freedom for the good of the Church after praying for a long time and examining my conscience before God." He expressed confidence that the church would not be harmed by his decision, voicing his "certainty that the church belongs to Christ, who will never stop guiding it and caring for it." The Vatican announced that a conclave to elect his successor will start sometime between March 15 and March 20.
  • Group Of Violent Anarchists Emerges Amid Egypt's Political Turmoil
    A group of anarchic young men and women in Egypt roam through protests, faces covered, and refuse to speak to media. They bill themselves as armed resistance and have flooded YouTube with videos of themselves making Molotov cocktails and threatening Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. The country's prosecutor general designated them a home-grown terrorist group on Tuesday. Seasoned activists who blame the government for the root of the violence over the past five days say the group is counter-productive and their methods hurt the cause.
  • Obama's Call To Raise Minimum Wage Not Likely To Go Anywhere
    Job market policy analysts look at the President's proposals to create jobs in his state of the union address.
  • Maine Employment Agency Gives Convicted Felons A Second Start
    A private employment agency in Maine helps convicted felons find jobs as laborers. MaineWorks employees are much less likely to re-offend than other people with criminal records.
  • Saving The Sounds Of America
    It's not easy, even for audio recorded in the last 10 years. The Library of Congress has released a plan for preserving the country's long but fragile archive of recorded audio.
  • Stranded Sea Lions Turning Up Earlier In Southern California
    Sickly sea lion pups have been getting stranded on the coast of Southern California this winter. Audie Cornish speaks with Sarah Wilkin, the stranding coordinator with the National Marine Fisheries Service for the state of California, about why it's happening and how marine mammal centers are trying to help them.
  • Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age
    The My Morning Jacket singer seeks authenticity in a world of artifice on his first solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God.

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