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All Things Considered
Friday, March 15, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The week at the Capitol
    Tom Crann talks to MPR's political reporter Tom Scheck about the bills that hit committee deadlines, Gov. Dayton's revised tax plan, and other issues before lawmakers this week.3:20 p.m.
  • Sherco PlantProblems continue to plague Xcel's Sherco generator
    Repairs following an accident in late 2011 at Xcel's Sherco power plant are proving more difficult to fix than company officials originally thought.3:24 p.m.
  • Teaching dulcimerDulcimer virtuoso Karen Mueller tunes up for a classical excursion
    Karen Mueller is one of the country's top dulcimer and autoharp players, classically trained, steeped in Appalachian, Celtic and folk music. But this weekend, the Minneapolis musician tries something new: performing a rarely heard classical work with a chamber group.3:49 p.m.
  • StokerCube Critics review 'Stoker,' 'Lore,' and 'Like Someone in Love'
    Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis said "Stoker" lacked human character, and they also discuss "Lore" and "Like Someone in Love" in this week's Cube Critics.3:53 p.m.
  • Somali artifactsSomali-American businessman hopes to preserve homeland's culture in museum
    A Minneapolis restaurant owner and businessman hopes to build a museum to preserve the culture of his homeland.4:54 p.m.
  • The week at the Capitol
    Tom Crann talks to MPR's political reporter Tom Scheck about the bills that hit committee deadlines, Gov. Dayton's revised tax plan, and other issues before lawmakers this week.5:20 p.m.
  • Sherco PlantProblems continue to plague Xcel's Sherco generator
    Repairs following an accident in late 2011 at Xcel's Sherco power plant are proving more difficult to fix than company officials originally thought.5:24 p.m.
  • Teaching dulcimerDulcimer virtuoso Karen Mueller tunes up for a classical excursion
    Karen Mueller is one of the country's top dulcimer and autoharp players, classically trained, steeped in Appalachian, Celtic and folk music. But this weekend, the Minneapolis musician tries something new: performing a rarely heard classical work with a chamber group.5:54 p.m.
  • StokerCube Critics review 'Stoker,' 'Lore,' and 'Like Someone in Love'
    Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis said "Stoker" lacked human character, and they also discuss "Lore" and "Like Someone in Love" in this week's Cube Critics.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Romney's CPAC Address A Reminder Of His Concession Speech
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed the crowd on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. He appeared to be a different man than the one who campaigned in 2012.
  • Week In Politics: CPAC, Budget Negotiations, Pope Francis
    Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Conservative Political Action Conference, budget negotiations and the new pope.
  • Hedge Fund To Pay More Than $600 Million In Insider Trading Settlement
    The Securities and Exchange Commission said it has obtained the largest settlement ever in an insider trading case. Two affiliates of the hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors have agreed to pay $614 million to settle charges of participating in insider trading schemes. The SEC alleged that a portfolio manager at one of the firms obtained confidential details about an Alzheimer's drug trial from a doctor who was presenting final results to the public.
  • Cultivating Sources Can Be A Minefield For Women Reporters
    Audie Cornish talks to reporters Marin Cogan and Karin Tanabe about the pop-culture stereotype of the female political reporter who trades sex for access. The Netflix show House of Cards inspired Cogan to write an article in The New Republic, condemning the trope. She says female reporters are actually much more likely to be sexually harassed by the men they cover than to try to seduce them. Her former colleague Tanabe agrees — but her new novel nonetheless has an affair between a reporter and a senator as a central storyline.
  • From Police Chief To Political Office, Jobs Are For Sale In China
    China's new president has vowed to crack down on corruption. One widespread practice involves paying bribes to get high-level positions in politics or the bureaucracy.
  • World Baseball Classic Is Sport's Answer To Soccer's World Cup
    Major League Baseball's answer to Soccer's World Cup is the World Baseball Classic. In the U.S., the television ratings have been pretty awful. But there's been plenty of excitement and surprises nonetheless. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.
  • Rob Portman Becomes Only Republican In The Senate To Support Gay Marriage
    Activists attending the CPAC convention were among those responding to Rob Portman on Friday after the Ohioan became the first Republican in the Senate to support gay marriage.
  • Book Review: 'Where Tigers Are At Home'
    Alan Cheuse reviews Where Tigers Are At Home by Jean-Marie Blas de Robles.
  • The 'Singing Sound' Of Saxophonist Charles Lloyd
    Lloyd led a jazz quartet into The Fillmore, San Francisco's legendary rock venue, in the 1960s. He backed Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King and hit the road with The Beach Boys. The charismatic musician is 75 this week.
  • U.S. To Boost Missile Defense Amid Threats From North Korea
    The Pentagon announced plans on Friday to beef up missile defense along the West Coast, in part to defend against the threat from North Korea. The Pentagon plans on adding 14 interceptor missiles to a base in Alaska, supplementing the 30 that are already there.

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