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All Things Considered
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Winning shotThe shot for the 1972 championship
    Thirty-five years ago at Williams Arena a little basketball history was made, with a single amazing shot that won a Minnesota State Boys Basketball Championship.4:45 p.m.
  • Burn testFlame retardant raises health concerns
    Minnesota lawmakers are considering banning something you may have never heard of, but probably have in your home.5:20 p.m.
  • Tubby Smith to MinnesotaKentucky's Tubby Smith is new Gophers coach
    Tubby Smith will be the new head coach of the University of Minnesota men's basketball team. For the last 10 years, Smith led the University of Kentucky Wildcats to 10 straight NCAA tournament appearances and a national championship.5:49 p.m.
  • The Seed LadyA remembrance of the Seed Lady
    Lillian Colton, better known as the Seed Lady for her extensive collection of seed portraits, has died. She was 95.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Senate Panel Gives Leahy Subpoena Power
    The Senate Judiciary Committee gives chairman Patrick Leahy the authority to subpoena top White House officials, including political adviser Karl Rove. Leahy says the White House's offer to let them testify without an oath or transcript is unacceptable.
  • Talking Points Site Kept Attorneys Story Alive
    The story about eight fired U.S. attorneys is all over the front pages of the papers and on the nightly TV news now. But back in January, only a few journalists were paying attention, including a group of bloggers at the Talking Points Memo Web site.
  • Senators Grill Regulators on Subprime Loans
    The Senate Banking Committee grills top regulators and several of the nation's largest lenders about problems with sub-prime mortgages — and what regulators did and did not do to address them. About 14 percent of outstanding subprime loans are now delinquent by 30 days or more.
  • U.N. Chief Shaken by Blast in Baghdad
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was in Baghdad today for a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki when a rocket landed about 50 yards from the event. The U.N. chief immediately ducked, but the Iraqi prime minister seemed unfazed.
  • Iraqi Defense Ministry Seeks to Buy U.S. Rifles
    Iraq's government has spent little of its own money on reconstruction projects — a fact that has drawn criticism from U.S. inspectors. But in one of its first major spending decisions, the Iraqi defense ministry is buying tens of thousands of U.S.-made assault rifles.
  • Americans Have Hopes, Doubts, on Safety Net
    The latest Pew Research poll on political attitudes and core values of Americans indicates that while there is an increasing amount of support for a government-supported social safety net, Americans are less confident in the country as a whole.
  • Welcome to Milford: Town's View of 2008 Race
    In a yearlong series, All Things Considered will visit Milford, an emblematic New Hampshire town that will serve as a barometer on presidential politics in the Granite State, the traditional home of the nation's first primary.
  • Letters: Snow Doughnuts, and Bush's Counsel
    Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails. Comments this week include response to our segment on what's known as the "underground economy" - as well as criticism of an interview with White House counselor Dan Bartlett. We also hear about more sightings of "snow doughnuts."
  • Vocal Impressions: Hearing Voices, Round Three
    Commentator Brian McConnachie reveals the results of the last "Vocal Impressions" challenge to listeners and issues a new one. How would you describe the voices of singer Bob Dylan, actor Sean Connery, singer Odetta and actress Mae West?
  • Bill to Fund Iraq War, Recall Troops Moves Ahead
    A Senate panel approves a massive bill to fund the Iraq war — and to bring most U.S. troops home in 2008. A similar bill made it to the House floor for debate, although Democratic leaders there are still not sure they have the votes in their own party to pass it.

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