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All Things Considered
Monday, February 20, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Red Lake Chairman Buck JourdainJourdain says drug haven accusations are politically motivated
    Red Lake tribal chairman Floyd "Buck" Jourdain is disputing the claims of a former tribal police official that he interfered with an investigation into drug dealing on the reservation.5:19 p.m.
  • AMFA rallyNorthwest strikers want unemployment benefits
    Members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association held a rally on Monday at the state Capitol to make their case and mark the six-month anniversary of their strike.5:24 p.m.
  • Grocery check-out lineDelivery service lets seniors grocery shop without leaving home
    Seniors get help staying in their homes from a non-profit program that deliveres their groceries to their door.5:48 p.m.
  • Protests in MoroccoLocal Muslim reaction to cartoon controversy
    A Pakistani cleric announced a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew the Prophet Muhammad as thousands joined street protests after Friday prayers. Denmark, which first published the cartoons, temporarily closed its embassy and advised its citizens to leave Pakistan. In Minnesota, we've asked members of the Muslim community to reflect on the controversy.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Iraq's Oil Militia Seen Obstructing Reforms
    Since it was invaded three years ago, Iraq has lost more than $10 billion in oil revenues. Corruption and sabotage are largely to blame. And U.S. and Iraqi officials say insurgents are benefiting. But many say the Oil Ministry's own militia is at the heart of the problem.
  • Busy U.S. Base Unsettles Some in Spain
    What was once a sleepy little airbase in southern Spain is now the busiest base in the U.S. Air Force. The Moron base is the main transit point between the United States and Iraq and Afghanistan. Thousands of tons of war supplies, tanker planes and squadrons of fighters now pass through Moron. It's a vital link in the U.S. supply chain -- but it's not very popular with many Spaniards.
  • Can Hamas and Progress Coexist?
    NPR's Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that as the newly elected Hamas begins to form a government, the prospects for Middle East peace seem bleaker than ever.
  • Austrian Wins Ease Sting of Drug Suspicions
    The strong Austrian alpine ski team put on a dominating performance today in the mountains at the Winter Olympics. In the men's giant slalom, World Cup leader Benjamin Raich won a gold medal and teammate Hermann "Hermannator" Maier took bronze.
  • In Turin, Revamped Skating Scores Tested
    Since a scandal at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City highlighted an uneven scoring process in figure skating, a new system has been instituted. The Olympic Games in Turin are the latest test for the new system. Mark Zeigler covers skating at The San Diego Union Tribune.
  • Listening In On the Nuremberg Trials
    Famed CBS reporter Walter Cronkite recalls covering the Nuremberg war crimes trials in 1945. We hear some of the dramatic coverage -- and how the trials still echo in the events of today.
  • Physicians' Ties May Be Sickness Culprit
    Is it possible that a doctor's necktie is the source for bacteria and germs that could infect their patients? A report by the British Medical Association says so -- and the panel is calling on doctors to lose their neckties. Michele Norris talks with Dr. Vivienne Nathanson, the head of science and ethics at the British Medical Association.
  • Resistance Grows to Arab Firm's Control of Ports
    Members of Congress hope to block a deal that would place control of several U.S. ports in foreign hands. Dubai Ports World has agreed to buy a company that operates six major seaports. Federal officials insist the purchase does not pose a security risk.
  • U.A.E. and American Policy
    What kind of relationship does the United States have with the United Arab Emirates -- particularly after Sept. 11? Michele talks with Joseph Kechichian a consultant who specializes in the Persian Gulf region. Kechichian talks about the US/UAE relationship and the company that's poised to take over several port operations in the U.S. Kechichian is the author of A Century in 30 Years.
  • The Man Who Would Precede George Washington
    A man in Norwich, Conn., says the actual first president of the United States was Samuel Huntington of Norwich, who served under the Articles of Confederation. Bill Stanley, president of the Norwich Historical Society, is seeking ten million dollars to build the presidential library he says Huntington deserves.

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