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All Things Considered
Monday, March 20, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Red Lake High SchoolRed Lake braces for an uneasy anniversary
    Red Lake tribal members are reacting to the anniversary of last year's school shootings in different ways. Some will gather quietly to remember the tragedy and the people who died. Others are dreading the anniversary and are still trying to forget what happened that day.4:45 p.m.
  • Red Lake Schools emphasize leadership
    Red Lake tribal historian and school board member Jodie Beaulieu says students on the reservation have taken on more leadership roles in the year since the shooting.4:52 p.m.
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell AndersonGay marriage ban kept from vote as heat stays on Johnson
    Chief Justice Russell Anderson stressed that no members of the high court ever spoke with Johnson about whether the state's law banning gay marriage could withstand a legal challenge.5:20 p.m.
  • Courtship ritualHmong legislators say cultural marriage bill is unnecessary
    A bill that would allow Hmong cultural marriages to become recognized by the state of Minnesota is facing resistance from some Hmong leaders.5:24 p.m.
  • An E85 ethanol pump in St. PaulBrazil of the Midwest?
    Minnesota officials are trying to convince Ford Motor Company that the automaker's St. Paul plant and its nearly 2,000 jobs are worth keeping. The plant is still a possible target for closure -- perhaps by the end of the year. Ford has suggested that if Minnesota wants to save its local plant, it might find the answer some five-thousand miles away.5:41 p.m.
  • Inside the Dunnell wastewater plantFailed sewer plants cost state millions
    The new wastewater treatment plants were supposed to solve the sewer problems of more than a dozen small Minnesota towns. Instead they became a costly headache.5:49 p.m.
  • Endangered amphibians get help from Minnesota group
    The Apple Valley-based Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, which advises zoos and wildlife organizations around the world on how to create management plans for species in captivity and in the wild, has developed a plan to pluck amphibians from their endangered habitat in Panama.6:19 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Shift in Tactics Seen as Vital to U.S. Victory in Iraq
    It is a basic truth in any counterinsurgency campaign: It is possible to win all the battles and still lose the war. Three years into the Iraq war, the U.S. military admits it has learned that the hard way. At Fort Irwin, soldiers are trained in new counterinsurgency tactics in an attempt to turn the tide of the war.
  • Iraqi Report Says U.S. Troops Killed Civilians in Raid
    Two differing accounts have raised questions about an attack on a house in Balad, Iraq, last Wednesday. An Iraqi police report says U.S. forces executed 11 family members. The U.S. military says that is highly unlikely. Matthew Schofield, of Knight Ridder's European Bureau, talks with Melissa Block about the report.
  • Officials Say School Violating Somali Students' Rights
    An investigation by the U.S. Department of Education found that Springfield, Mass., schools were violating the civil rights of Somali students by failing to provide an adequate education. Ninety students shared a part-time tutor. The district says it is addressing the issues.
  • Returning Robin Signals Spring Is Just Ahead
    On this first day of spring, commentator Julie Zickefoose considers the robin -- that red-breasted bird that signals the start of warmer weather ahead.
  • Salvia: Legal Herb Hallucinogen Draws Teens, Critics
    A powerful and legal hallucinogenic herb is gaining popularity among teenagers and young adults. Salvia divinorum is also raising concerns among parents and lawmakers across the country.
  • Japan Faces Cuba in World Baseball Final Game
    The inaugural World Baseball Classic comes to an end tonight in San Diego when Japan faces Cuba. Team Cuba advanced with a 3-1 win over the Dominican Republic and Japan blasted South Korea 6-0. Sports Illustrated writer Tom Verducci talks with Robert Siegel.
  • Parker's Slam Dunk Elevates Women's Basketball
    Candace Parker of the University of Tennessee became the first woman to slam dunk in an NCAA tournament game on Sunday. ESPN's Nancy Lieberman talks with Melissa Block about why slam dunks are rare in the women's game and whether Parker's feat means a change in women's college basketball.
  • President Bush Says Signs of Progress in Iraq
    On the third anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, President Bush speaks in Ohio about the progress of the conflict and the challenges ahead. He says Americans need to look beyond the violence in Iraq for signs of progress.
  • Ohio a Battleground State in November Elections
    Jennifer Duffy, political analyst and managing editor for the Cook Report, and Amy Walter, senior editor for the Cook Report, talk with Robert Siegel about the significance of swing-state Ohio's gubernatorial and congressional elections later this year.
  • Drought Threatens Millions in Horn of Africa
    In the Horn of Africa, a drought is killing livestock across a wide swath of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. The United Nations estimates that more than 6 million people in the region are at risk of running out of food and water as a result of the drought if aid doesn't arrive soon.

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