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All Things Considered
Monday, March 5, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Victor Torres'Agripreneur' training helps rural Minn. Latino start-ups
    More than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States, Latinos are entrepreneurs, and that tendency has been increasing. Nearly a quarter of all new entrepreneurs in 2010 were Latino, according to the Kauffman Foundation.3:20 p.m.
  • Clarence OpheimFamilies of sex offenders find hope in Clarence Opheim's release
    With the coming release of Clarence Opheim from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, families of other offenders say they believe it's time to get together and ask for help in figuring out a way to extricate their loved ones from the system.3:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Romney Hopes For An Ohio Win To Rally Support
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's had a final full day of campaigning in Ohio on Monday ahead of Super Tuesday. Romney is hoping that a win in Ohio will cause other members of the Republican establishment to coalesce around his candidacy.
  • Santorum Appeals To Religious Conservatives In Ohio
    Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum's had a final full day of campaigning on Ohio on Monday ahead of Super Tuesday. Ohio is one of ten states holding Republican nominating contests on Tuesday and Santorum is locked in a tight battle with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
  • SuperPAC Ads Fill Airwaves On Eve Of Super Tuesday
    The candidates are spending modestly, but the superPACs are out in full force in Ohio and elsewhere. They've already shelled out $12 million for ads — most of them negative — in Super Tuesday states.
  • Families Protest Burying Remains At 9/11 Memorial
    Families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks are at odds with officials over how to handle the unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center. Officials have been planning to place them in bedrock underneath the memorial in New York City. But families say the memorial is not a graveyard and they should be the ones to make the decision on a final resting place. The dispute comes days after news that remains from some unidentified victims were dumped in landfills.
  • New Prize Aims To Become 'Nobel' Of Engineering
    The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a new award created with hopes to breathe new life into the field. One million British pounds will be awarded every two years for an engineering achievement deemed to have great benefit to humanity. Nominations for the prize opened last week. Robert Siegel talks to Lord Browne of Madingley, the former president of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the force behind the award.
  • Neighs Have It: Horse Tale Ensnares British Leader
    British satirists are having a field day with the latest scandal involving ties between the police and media. In 2008, Scotland Yard loaned a horse to Rebekah Brooks, a newspaper editor then working for Rupert Murdoch. The retired horse wasn't supposed to be ridden, but it was — by Brooks and by David Cameron, who would become Britain's prime minister.
  • Some Palestinians Critical Of U.S.-Israel Talks
    Palestinian leaders are voicing disappointment with the Obama Administration's apparent reluctance to do more to promote the stalled Mideast peace process. They say the issue is no longer a priority for the U.S.
  • Atomic Energy Chief: Iran Hasn't Resolved Questions
    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is still not providing enough cooperation with inspectors. The agency has tried twice to visit one particular Iranian military base and has been rebuffed.
  • U.S. A Net Gas Exporter For First Time In Decades
    The U.S. has become a net exporter of gasoline for the first time in fifty years. Thanks to rising production at refineries and declining demand, the United States exported more gasoline than it imported in December. The unusual development reflects the segmented U.S. energy market — the East Coast needs to import gas while the Midwest produces a surplus.
  • Iceland's Former PM On Trial For Financial Crisis
    The first world leader to be prosecuted in the wake of the global financial crisis went on trial Monday. Iceland's former Prime Minister Geir Haarde is charged with gross negligence related to the 2008 economic collapse in that country. Melissa Block talks with Ingo Sigfussen, the deputy head of news at RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.

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