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All Things Considered
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:44 p.m.
  • Waiting to registerMpls. group on the ground in Liberia, where refugees seek safety
    As the violence in Ivory Coast intensifies, refugee groups are struggling to provide assistance to thousands of people who have fled to the Liberian border.4:49 p.m.
  • Boston ScientificReports of layoffs at Boston Scientific no surprise to analysts
    Boston Scientific, which employs some 5,000 Minnesotans, is keeping mum about reports it's planning job cuts that could fall heavily in the state. But with some of the company's key businesses in the doldrums, analysts say job cuts would make sense.4:53 p.m.
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerWis. Dems threatened with police action, layoffs
    On Thursday night, a judge ordered around 100 protesters who had been spending the night there for weeks to leave, although he said they could return during regular business hours.5:14 p.m.
  • Supporters in St. PaulStudy: Minn.'s public workers earn less than private workers
    A new study concludes that Minnesota's government employees are getting paid an average of nearly 8 percent less than their private-sector counterparts, in terms of total compensation.5:20 p.m.
  • Finishing touchesNWS: 1-in-3 chance of record flooding in Fargo-Moorhead
    Upcoming weather conditions are predicted to be colder and wetter than normal. If colder conditions persist, flooding could be pushed into mid-April.5:24 p.m.
  • Kerr, CurtisThe Cube Critics
    Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr share their cross-cube cinema chatter every Thursday on Cube Critics, produced by Chris Roberts.6:19 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama: Gadhafi Should Leave Office
    In a news conference today with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Obama said that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has "lost legitimacy" — and called on him to leave office.
  • Anti-Castro Uprising Unlikely In Unplugged Cuba
    Social media sites have been powerful organizing tools in the Middle East, but they are of little use to the small opposition movement in Cuba, the least-connected country in the hemisphere. In addition, Cuban dissidents are divided and the government responds swiftly to any unsanctioned protest.
  • Comparing Hate Speech Laws In The U.S. And Abroad
    We've reported this week on the anti-Semitic outburst by designer John Galliano in Paris. That outburst could cost him up to six months in prison and some $31,000 in fines if he's convicted. French law allows for the prosecution of "public insults" based on religion, race, ethnicity or national origin. Charles Asher Small — who founded the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism — joins host Melissa Block to talk about the many countries that have similar prohibitions on hate speech.
  • The Changing Face Of Organized Labor
    Unions remain a major player in American politics, pouring money and manpower into elections and other public policy debates. But labor's numbers have been shrinking for decades. And while 50 years ago the typical union member was a blue-collar man, today, one of the nation's most powerful unions is made up of teachers.
  • NFL Labor Deadline Approaches
    Host Michele Norris talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about Thursday's deadline for a new contract between the NFL and its players' union.
  • Egypt's Prime Minister Resigns
    Egypt's Interim Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has resigned, meeting a key demand of pro-democracy protesters still rallying in the streets of Cairo. Shafiq — a former Air Force commander — was appointed by ousted President Hosni Mubarak. It was one of the president's last acts before he resigned from the presidency.
  • Some Egyptians Worry About Election Time Frame
    Many Egyptians commend the country's military for wanting to relinquish political power sooner rather than later. But there are also concerns that six months may not be enough time for new political parties to get on their feet.
  • Funding Battle Puts Public Radio, TV On The Defense
    Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), the author of the bill that would eliminate the funding, says the Corporation for Public Broadcasting no longer needs to be subsidized. But such a move could damage many small stations that rely heavily on federal dollars.
  • Cake: Flying High After A Record Low
    Lead singer and songwriter John McCrea talks about the California band's new album and the anxieties of earning a living as a touring musician.
  • Pro-Gadhafi Forces Unleash Warplanes On Oil Port
    Libyan warplanes struck against the Mediterranean oil port of Brega today — but the town remains in rebel hands.

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