All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Transcript of jail phone callCalls from jail shed light on intimate crime
    Domestic violence is one of the most confusing crimes prosecutors have to deal with. The victim and suspect know each other. They may even love each other. But prosecutors do have one powerful tool that gives them insight into, and sometimes ammunition for their cases: inmate phone calls from jail.4:49 p.m.
  • Hennepin County judge on domestic violence in the courts
    Hennepin County District Court Judge Kevin Burke sees many domestic violence caes, and he joined All Things Considered to talk about how the system is handling these says.4:53 p.m.
  • Protesting tuitionState funding cuts not the only reason for rising college tuition
    In recent weeks, students from Minnesota's public colleges and universities have descended on the state Capitol, urging lawmakers not to cut funding for higher education -- which could lead to even higher tuition rates. But there are a number of other factors behind tuition increases that don't fit easily on a protest sign.5:20 p.m.
  • FAQ: Minn.'s alternative teaching licensure legislation
    A rundown of the alternative teaching licensure legislation now supported by Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders.5:24 p.m.
  • Number of job postings crawls up slightly in Minn.
    The number of online ads for jobs in the state rose by about 2,400 to a total of 97,000 in February, according to the Conference Board, a New York-based research firm.5:48 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • High Court Rules For Anti-Gay Protesters At Funerals
    In an 8-1 vote, the justices decided that the First Amendment protects members of the fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., who stage anti-gay protests outside military and other funerals.
  • A Peek Inside The Westboro Baptist Church
    The Topeka, Kan., church claims only about 100 members — almost all from the family of a man named Fred Phelps. "They're college educated. They're well-spoken. The daughter herself argued before the United States Supreme Court," says a reporter who profiled them. "They're not what I expected."
  • Sirhan Sirhan Up For Parole
    At a hearing today in California, Sirhan Sirhan — the convicted murderer of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy — is once again up for parole. His attorney, William Pepper, is expected to present new evidence that Sirhan was "hypno-programmed" to kill Kennedy — and that he cannot remember the shooting. Host Michele Norris talks with Linda Deutsch of the Associated Press about the hearing.
  • European Nations Slow To Unify On Libya Action
    Several European nations have announced humanitarian operations to assist the growing number of people fleeing violence and chaos in Libya. But there is also alarm in many European capitals over calls from some in the U.S. and Britain for military action.
  • What Would A No-Fly Zone In Libya Entail?
    Given the fighting in Libya, there are calls to enforce a no-fly zone over the country to keep the government from bombing and strafing rebellious citizens. Wednesday, the Arab League says it could join the African Union in imposing flight restrictions if the fighting continues. Host Michele Norris talks with retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, who serves on the Center for a New American Security board of advisers, about how that might work — and some of the complications.
  • Pakistan Minister Killed
    Host Michele Norris speaks with Declan Walsh, Pakistan and Afghanistan correspondent for the Guardian, about the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan's former federal minorities minister.
  • Reporters In Somali City Risk Life To Cover Story
    Reporting in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has become one of the most hazardous jobs in journalism. One of the city's best-known news organizations is Radio Mogadishu, where reporters brave death threats and more to get the story.
  • Study: Most Plastics Leach Hormone-Like Chemicals
    Concerns about plastics have centered on those containing BPA, a compound that's been widely criticized because it mimics estrogen. But a new study finds that most plastic products, from sippy cups to food wraps, can release chemicals that act like estrogen — even plastics sold as BPA-free.
  • Musical Theater Museum Struggles To Preserve Archives
    The Institute of the American Musical in Los Angeles is home to footage collected by one of the earliest pirates --Ray Knight of Jacksonville, Fla. Between 1931 and 1973, Knight would make trips up to Broadway and sneak a 16 mm camera into theaters. He eventually collecting footage of over 175 musicals. Knight's family gifted the films — which, in many cases, are the only visual record of many of the earliest musicals — to the Institute of the American Musical when Knight died. But, there's a problem. The institute is a one-person operation that has been housed in a Los Angeles duplex for the past 30 years. The tiny nonprofit is having a hard time finding a way to preserve the Knight films — and the rest of its archives.
  • Tristen: Pop Hooks And Pure Inspiration
    Singer-songwriter Tristen Gaspadarek has spent the past few years studying the DNA of the pop hook. The fruit of that labor is audible on her debut release, Charlatans at the Garden Gate.

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