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All Things Considered
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • St. Paul Ordway Theatre CenterSally Awards 2011 winners anounced
    The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2011 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards honoring special achievement by Minnesota artists. The Sally Awards recognize individuals or institutions for their contributions to the state's cultural life.4:50 p.m.
  • Hospital administratorDavid Proffitt, head of Minnesota Security Hospital, resigns at state's request
    David Proffitt, the head of the state's largest hospital for the mentally ill and dangerous, has resigned at the request of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the agency said Tuesday.5:10 p.m.
  • Kevin BeyerBroadband projects take a bumpy ride
    Nearly two years after more than $200 million in federal stimulus money was awarded to 18 Minnesota broadband projects, fiber shortages, price increases and red tape have delayed some efforts to extend high-speed Internet access in rural Minnesota.5:24 p.m.
  • Parenting from prisonMinn. father on parenting from prison: 'They're doing this time with me'
    While some inmates lose touch with their children on the outside, Leon Perry has long tried hard to be a parent -- no easy task for a man who can only talk to his children on the phone, or during an occasional visit.8:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Health Care Mandate At Issue At Supreme Court
    Supreme Court justices debated whether it's constitutional for the government to require nearly everyone to have health insurance. President Obama's signature accomplishment could live or die based on the outcome.
  • Supporter, Opponent Of Health Law Weigh In
    Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is among 26 state attorneys general who have sued the federal government over implementation of the health care law. Former U.S. Solicitor General Walter Dellinger has been a vocal proponent of the law. They offer their views on the law's constitutionality.
  • Buddy Roemer Eyes Presidency
    He's been a congressman, a governor, the head of a bank and now he wants to be president. Buddy Roemer of Louisiana was running as a Republican. He's now seeking the nomination of Americans Elect: a new online platform for third-party candidates.
  • Former Sen. Specter Turns To Stand-Up
    Arlen Specter: former U.S. senator and current amateur comedian. The Pennsylvania politician delivered his stand-up routine at a New York comedy club on Monday night.
  • Syria OKs Annan Plan, But Violence Persists
    U.N. officials say the Syrian government has accepted a peace plan put forward by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. But there is no sign of a let-up in the violence across Syria.
  • Abuse Claims Follow Mafia Crackdown In Chinese City
    The downfall of ambitious politician Bo Xilai exposed a bitter, high-level political power struggle in China. Now, victims of his crackdown on organized crime are breaking their silence, with stories of torture and disregard for the law that reveal the campaign's dark side.
  • Total Recall: Memory Champ On Triumph
    Nelson Dellis successfully defended his title this past weekend as winner of the 15th USA Memory Championship. Dellis talks about the win and how he trained for the event.
  • Tsunami 'Ghost Ship' Crosses Pacific
    After one year and thousands of miles, a Japanese fishing boat has made its way across the Pacific — with no one on board. The rusty ship was apparently sent adrift during the Japanese tsunami. Nancy Wallace, director of the Marine Debris Program with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discusses the "ghost ship."
  • Baloji: Finding A Home In His Music
    The Belgian rapper's beats are based on the music of Congo, where he was born. On his new album, Kinshasa Succursale, he reflects on his life as an African in Europe.
  • Mandate's Fate Seems To Rest On Kennedy, Roberts
    After Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments, it is clear where the balance of power lies — in the votes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy. And the questions they posed to the government were far more direct than the questions posed to the challengers.

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