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All Things Considered
Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Cheney medical woe shared by millions
    Air travelers have been warned about deep vein thrombosis for years. Monday's announcement that VP Dick Cheney has a blod clot, possibly because of an extended trim aboard Air Force Two, underscores the seriousness of the condition.4:48 p.m.
  • "Chopper tool"State archeologist rejects findings at Walker site
    Sharp divisions are developing over an archeological site in Walker. Some archeologists say the site could be among the oldest human sites in the country. Minnesota's state archeologist rejects the claims.4:55 p.m.
  • Bottled water "sends the wrong message"3M says water in east metro is safe to drink
    Some members of a legislative committee urged the company and health department to provide bottled water to residents whose wells have been contaminated.5:20 p.m.
  • Wayne WellsA handheld that saves native languages?
    A military device used in the Middle East is helping to preserve the Dakota language in southern Minnesota.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Lewis 'Scooter' Libby Found Guilty of Lying
    Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been convicted of obstruction, perjury and lying to the FBI in an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity. It is unclear what Libby's sentence could be. His attorneys say they'll appeal.
  • Key Players React to Libby Verdict
    Ambassador Joseph Wilson, the husband of former CIA operative Valerie Plame, talks about the verdict of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby; and Matt Cooper, a former Time writer, who initially refused to disclose his sources in the grand jury investigation, also talks with Melissa Block about the verdict.
  • Bush Administration Ducks Libby Embarrassment
    A White House spokeswoman said that President Bush was saddened for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby upon learning of his conviction on four counts of lying, perjury and obstructing justice. Democrats immediately called on the president to pledge not to pardon Libby.
  • Russia Under Putin: Echoes of the Soviet Era
    Russia is undergoing an economic boom, and its citizens are free to travel and read what they want. But some observers say that Russian politics under President Vladimir Putin have come to resemble those of the old Soviet Union.
  • Recently Fired U.S. Attorneys Testify at Capitol
    At least four of the eight recently fired U.S. attorneys are testifying today before the Senate Judiciary Committee and before a House Judiciary subcommittee. The panels are looking into allegations that the prosecutors were fired for political reasons.
  • Activist Bob Hattoy Dies of Complications from AIDS
    In 1992, Bob Hattoy was the first openly gay person with AIDS to speak at a national political convention. He died Sunday from complications of AIDS. Dee Dee Myers, who met Hattoy in 1984 while working on the Mondale campaign, talks about her longtime friend and colleague.
  • Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat: A New Study Weighs In
    Recently, low-carb, high-fat dieting strategies have challenged traditional low-fat, high-carb wisdom. A new study seeks to get to the bottom of the low-carb vs. low-fat debate. Researchers pitted four popular diets against each other and compared the results.
  • Artists Retreat into Solitude at MacDowell Colony
    The MacDowell Colony, 100 years old this month, is a haven where artists of all types — writers, composers, sculptors — can sweep away distractions and just create. Though solitude is the retreat's main draw, interdisciplinary feedback is central to its appeal.
  • Bush Announces Bipartisan Team for Veteran Care
    Today in Washington, President Bush announced the creation of a presidential bipartisan committee to review the care of patients at military and veterans hospitals. On Capitol Hill, Senate lawmakers questioned top defense officials about the poor living conditions and delayed outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
  • Military Mental Health Care Under Scrutiny
    Since NPR reported on soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder at Fort Carson, more soldiers and their families have reported neglect at their bases, too. Mental health specialists who work with military families say that the problem is widespread and common.

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