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All Things Considered
Monday, March 17, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sesquicentennial signSesquicentennial organizers look for state money
    A Minnesota House committee on Monday heard a request to give the state's Sesquicentennial Commission money to help pay for the state's 150th birthday celebration.4:45 p.m.
  • Eric Magnuson and Tim PawlentyPawlenty names former law partner to chief justice
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty has picked his former law partner and the chair of his judicial selection committee as the next chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.5:20 p.m.
  • What does the chief justice do?
    In naming Eric Magnuson the next Chief Justice, the governor did more than just add a new person to the seven-member court. The chief plays an important role in guiding the5:24 p.m.
  • Merger partners?Delta pilots tell company no deal with Northwest
    It's looking more like a long-expected merger of Northwest and Delta airlines may never get off the ground. The union for Delta's pilots is saying it sees little prospect for finding a way to combine pilot seniority lists for the two airlines. And that may be a deal breaker for the merger.5:45 p.m.
  • Gil LaLondFed action, stock markets have some investors nervous
    With a flurry of activity by the Federal Reserve over the weekend and falling stock prices, some investors say they're worried about recent changes in the market, but not everybody is pulling out.5:50 p.m.
  • What should individual investors do?
    Many people are nervous about the stock market, and they are reacting by pulling their money out of the stock market. But is that behavior rational?5:54 p.m.
  • Nowhere Band FlyerWeb comic reflects life in a "Nowhere Band"
    A local webcomic is generating a buzz for it's depiction of bands that are going nowhere.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Fed's Bear Stearns Move Breaks New Ground
    The Federal Reserve's decision to extend credit to the ailing investment bank Bear Stearns is an unprecedented move. And the Fed took additional steps to address a crisis of confidence on Wall Street.
  • A Close Look at the Fed's Bear Stearns Action
    Did the Federal Reserve make the appropriate moves in its unprecedented effort to address the Bearn Stearns crisis? Charles Calomiris, a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, offers his insights.
  • Bear Stearns Collapse Costly to Many
    Many people lost big money as Bear Stearns collapsed, among them British billionaire Joseph Lewis and Dallas-based money manager James Barrow. But employees may take the biggest hit. Collectively, they owned a huge stake in the bank.
  • Dalai Lama Answers Chinese Critics on Tibet
    Chinese authorities blame the Dalai Lama for recent protests seeking independence for Tibet. But the Dalai Lama said Monday that he does not seek independence for Tibet — only true autonomy.
  • Tibet: A Tough Story to Cover
    Recent demonstrations in Tibet prompted Chinese authorities to crack down on journalists. They have blocked access to the region and sent "minders" to follow reporters who were trying to cover the unrest.
  • Antarctica's Sea 'Babies' in Limbo
    The icy ocean around Antarctica is one of the most unspoiled in the world. It's world-renowned for its penguins, but one team of scientists is more concerned about the animals you can't see — and the fate these microscopic creatures may face in a warming world.
  • Highway Wreck Frees Millions of Bees
    Millions of honey bees escaped from an overturned trailer Sunday south of Sacramento, Calif. Local beekeepers were called in to contain the mess, with painful consequences for many.
  • Letters: Iraq, Economy, Singing President
    The war in Iraq, the state of the economy and the vocal stylings of President Bush are on the minds of NPR listeners.
  • Arizona Telescope Sees Deep into the Cosmos
    The new Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona weighs 580 tons and is inside a 17-story building on top of an Arizona mountain. It's twice as big as the next largest telescope on Earth, and it has 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Fed Intervention Changes the Rules
    The Federal Reserve moved quickly this past weekend to prevent a bankruptcy at the investment bank Bear Stearns, but it had to change its rule book in order to do so.

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