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All Things Considered
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • ExaminationTo buy or not to buy health insurance across state lines
    One health care reform idea being floated by Republicans is to allow people to buy insurance across state lines. It's an idea Gov. Tim Pawlenty echoed in his State of the State address last week. There's a debate over the merits of that idea.3:47 p.m.
  • 1960 U.S. Olympic Hockey teamThe first hockey 'miracle,' at the 1960 Olympics
    Most everybody remembers the famous "Miracle on Ice" gold medal win by the underdog U.S. hockey team at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980. But 50 years ago, there was another overachieving hockey team that came away with gold.3:53 p.m.
  • Global HawkStimulus-funded UAV repair program coming to Minn. college
    Students at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls will learn how to repair unmanned aircraft as part of a new federal stimulus-backed program.4:44 p.m.
  • Pawlenty announces budget planDFLers see hypocrisy in Pawlenty's Medicaid budget fix
    Democrats in the Minnesota House and Senate are taking issue with Gov. Tim Pawlenty for including a big chunk of federal money in his plan to erase a $1.2 billion state budget deficit.5:20 p.m.
  • Mayor R.T. RybakMinneapolis prepares budget cuts in response to gov's plan
    Minneapolis city officials say they will likely make pre-emptive budget cuts in response to Gov. Pawlenty's proposed supplemental budget. The governor's plan would cut state aid to Minneapolis by nearly $30 million.5:24 p.m.
  • ExaminationTo buy or not to buy health insurance across state lines
    One health care reform idea being floated by Republicans is to allow people to buy insurance across state lines. It's an idea Gov. Tim Pawlenty echoed in his State of the State address last week. There's a debate over the merits of that idea.5:50 p.m.
  • Global HawkStimulus-funded UAV repair program coming to Minn. college
    Students at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls will learn how to repair unmanned aircraft as part of a new federal stimulus-backed program.6:14 p.m.
  • 1960 U.S. Olympic Hockey teamThe first hockey 'miracle,' at the 1960 Olympics
    Most everybody remembers the famous "Miracle on Ice" gold medal win by the underdog U.S. hockey team at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980. But 50 years ago, there was another overachieving hockey team that came away with gold.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Top Taliban Commander Captured
    U.S. and Pakistani intelligence operatives captured the Taliban's second-in-command. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar effectively ran the organization, U.S. officials say, directing Taliban military strategy in Afghanistan and controlling the group's finances.
  • Captured Taliban Commander Seen As Moderate
    The captured Taliban commander is more moderate than others in the movement and has been open to negotiations with the Afghan government, Newsweek's South Asia bureau chief says. Ron Moreau says Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar's relationship with Taliban leader Mullah Omar dates back to the Soviet era.
  • At Olympic Oval, Problems With Ice Resurfacer
    For two days in a row, a mechanical problem with the ice-resurfacing machines delayed skating action at the Olympic Oval in Vancouver. Jamie Gibson, assistant director of operations at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., says the ice was "crawling," a problem caused by many factors.
  • Dick Button: A Cutting Edge Behind The Olympic Mic
    Fans of his straightforward, unapologetic and occasionally icy analysis will welcome Dick Button's role at the Winter Games in Vancouver. The former Olympic figure skating gold medalist returns to television for NBC's coverage of the games.
  • Mekong Flows Along Troubled Myanmar's East
    As it winds its way to the South China Sea, the Mekong River runs along Myanmar's remote and often troubled Shan state. The repressive military government in Yangon controls parts of the state, while ethnic militias and warlords rule the others.
  • Letters: Mekong, Mays, Carolina Chocolate Drops
    Listeners wrote in to say how much they enjoyed the beginning of Michael Sullivan's Mekong River series, how thrilled they were by Robert Siegel's interview with baseball great Willie Mays, and how the sounds of the Carolina Chocolate Drops set their toes to tapping.
  • Unknown Iran Protest Death Filmers Win Polk Award
    The unnamed people who filmed and publicized the shooting death of an Iranian woman during the protests there last year have been awarded the George Polk journalism award. Other winners include New York Times correspondent David Rohde who detailed his kidnapping by the Taliban.
  • Iconic Magnum Photos Find A New Home
    Earlier this month, billionaire Michael Dell bought the print archive of the Magnum Photo Agency, a collective of photographers co-founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1947, and loaned the prints to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The photographers still retain copyright to their images, but now anyone who visits Austin can hold the iconic images.
  • As Toyota Slows Production, Customers Seek Bargains
    Toyota, beset by massive recalls, is temporarily closing plants in Kentucky and Texas so dealers can sell vehicles already on their lots. Meanwhile, some consumers in the market for a new car are hoping to save big by buying recalled models.
  • Recall Blunders Have Rich History
    The recall of millions of possibly defective Toyotas is focusing renewed attention both on safety and on the consumer blowback from recalls. Toyota is certainly not the first car company to have been perceived as mishandling a safety alert or recall. From baby cribs to beef, lead toys to Tylenol, history shows there are smart, and not so smart ways of handling recalls.

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