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All Things Considered
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Arnold AldermanSwing district voters weigh in on Dayton's budget
    Minnesotans have had some time to think about Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal, which would rely in part on higher taxes for the state's wealthiest residents to erase a projected $6.2 billion budget deficit.4:43 p.m.
  • Tax accountant talks Dayton's proposed tax increases
    Michael Schaffer, a certified public accountant, discussed how the proposed tax increases would impact Minnesotans during an interview with All Things Considered on Wednesday.4:47 p.m.
  • Wealthy Minnesotans on Dayton's tax hike proposal
    Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a state budget that relies heavily on tax increases on the wealthy to close a projected $6.2 billion budget deficit. We asked sources in our Public Insight Network who would be affected by Dayton's proposed tax increases for their reaction.4:52 p.m.
  • Mark DaytonGOP begins scrutiny of Dayton's tax hike plan
    While Gov. Dayton and Republican leaders traveled across Minnesota Wednesday to pitch their visions of how to solve the state budget deficit, House and Senate committees took aim at Dayton's plan to raise taxes on the state's wealthiest residents.5:15 p.m.
  • U of M economist on how state tax rates affect jobs
    Some of the opponents of Gov. Dayton's tax plan argue that raising taxes on the rich will drive jobs out of Minnesota. Economist Laura Kalambokidis discussed the issue with All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Wednesday.5:19 p.m.
  • Nursing home residentsHealth care providers 'stunned' by Dayton budget cuts
    Stunned, disappointed and hoping it doesn't get worse. Those are some of the reactions from health care providers and advocates who face deep cuts in Gov. Dayton's proposed budget.5:43 p.m.
  • Tuition rallyMnSCU students rally against tuition increases
    Hundreds of Minnesota college students made their way to the state capitol Wednesday, wearing bright red stocking caps.5:47 p.m.
  • Medtronic advises physicians on pump-refill errors
    Medtronic, the Fridley-based medical device manufacturer, says eight deaths have been reported in connection to mistakes in refilling its Synchromed implantable infusion pumps.5:52 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Anti-Government Protests Swell In Bahrain
    In Bahrain, protesters are encamped in a traffic circle in the capital, vowing not to leave until the government meets their demands.
  • Protesters, Police Clash In Libya
    This week in the city of Benghazi in Libya, hundreds of protesters clashed with government forces. It's just the latest addition to the list of Arab countries where people are protesting. We hear from BBC correspondent Jon Leyne, based in Cairo, who's covering events in Libya.
  • Is More Regime Change On The Way In The Mideast?
    Host Melissa Block speaks with Michele Dunne, former Middle East specialist with the State Department and now editor of the online journal Arab Reform Bulletin, about the possibilities for further regime change in the Middle East.
  • Filing For Bankruptcy, Borders Hits Troubled Times
    Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday with the announcement that the company will close 200 bookstores. Lynn Neary reports on the company's future.
  • Researchers Link Extreme Rains To Global Warming
    For years, scientists have been saying that a warming planet will lead to more severe weather. They now have the data to support it: Computer simulations of climate models show major flooding in the U.K. in the fall of 2000 was far more likely to occur in a world with global warming than in a world without it.
  • Pa. Employees Fired In Wake Of Abortion Scandal
    Pennsylvania's new governor, Tom Corbett, has dismissed several workers and ordered sweeping changes to the way two state agencies regulate clinics that provide abortions. Corbett says workers failed for years to spot horrid conditions at a clinic where multiple infants and women died.
  • Egypt's Peaceful Revolution A Blow To Al-Qaida
    The recent events in Egypt are a nightmare for the terrorist group because its leadership has long argued that ousting a figure like Hosni Mubarak could only come about through force. But if Egypt descends into chaos, it could present an opportunity for the organization.
  • Journalist Had Front-Row Seat To Egypt's Revolution
    New York Times columnist Roger Cohen had a front-row seat to the revolution that has shaken Egypt and the Middle East. Host Melissa Block talks with Cohen about his recent reporting trip to Cairo, and whether Iran might be next.
  • Waves Of Migrants From African Unrest Land In Italy
    Lampedusa is usually a quiet Mediterranean island with a population of 6,000 Italians. But it's only 60 miles off the Tunisian coast, and in the last few days more than 5,000 migrants from the newly freed societies in North Africa have landed — presenting challenges to the island, the country and the European Union.
  • E-Mails Hacked By 'Anonymous' Raise Concerns
    A pro-WikiLeaks activist group hacked an Internet security company's servers, stole private e-mails and dumped them on the Web. The e-mails offer a glimpse at a world of corporate dirty tricks in the Internet age.

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