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All Things Considered
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Amber Ley ElkhorderiPublic-private partnership moves faster to supply skills
    A fledgling organization called the Minnesota Innovation Institute is trying to move quickly to match skilled jobs with the Bemidji area residents who want them but aren't ready for them.3:21 p.m.
  • MarketAppetites: Food taboos determine icky morsel or prized delicacy
    Recent news of horse meat being mistakenly mixed into ground beef in Europe got us thinking about cultures that frown on eating horse meat, and why some foods are considered taboo -- or even "icky" in some cultures -- while other morsels are prized delicacies.3:52 p.m.
  • TrioseJazz trio Triose aims for 'good, not complicated,' music
    A big challenge for today's jazz musicians is how to create new music without overwhelming listeners with inaccessible pieces. The Twin Cities group Triose has found its way by playing aiming to play good music that's not too complicated. Triose has two performances scheduled in the area this week.4:54 p.m.
  • Rep. Tim KellySome lawmakers push civil unions as alternative to same-sex marriage
    A Republican state lawmaker is pushing for civil unions in Minnesota as an alternative to same-sex marriage legislation. Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing announced his proposal Wednesday and described it as a way to end the political debate over a divisive social issue.5:20 p.m.
  • Wolf in woodsMinn. wolf hunt lawsuit gets hearing in appeals court
    A three-judge appeals court heard oral arguments Wednesday on a lawsuit over the DNR's planning for last year's wolf hunt. Two groups environmental groups argue the agency did not follow procedures required in law as it organized the first-ever regulated wolf hunt.5:50 p.m.
  • Amber Ley ElkhorderiPublic-private partnership moves faster to supply skills
    A fledgling organization called the Minnesota Innovation Institute is trying to move quickly to match skilled jobs with the Bemidji area residents who want them but aren't ready for them.5:53 p.m.
  • MarketAppetites: Food taboos determine icky morsel or prized delicacy
    Recent news of horse meat being mistakenly mixed into ground beef in Europe got us thinking about cultures that frown on eating horse meat, and why some foods are considered taboo -- or even "icky" in some cultures -- while other morsels are prized delicacies.6:23 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Tries To Rally Support For Gun Control Laws In Colorado
    President Obama is scheduled to make remarks about guns in Denver on Wednesday. Colorado has stepped up on both background checks and limits on ammunition magazines, and Democrats there fear backlash next year.
  • Who's Hiring H-1B Visa Workers? It's Not Who You Might Think
    There's been increasing support for the number of H1-B visas given to highly skilled workers. Large tech companies are leading the push for the increase, but the bulk of the visas go to workers at large consulting firms.
  • Private Foundations Start To Edge Out Some Countries In International Aid Donations
    A new report on global giving shows there has been a big shift in recent years in who is giving and receiving international aid. The U.S. remains the largest donor, giving out more than $30 billion each year. But now large sums of money are coming from private foundations and corporations and even countries who only a few years ago were recipients themselves.
  • A Renaissance For 'Pigsticking' In Spain
    Hunting wild boar while riding horses and using only spears is a practice that dates back at least 2,000 years — and now it's making a comeback in Spain.
  • Jimmy Fallon To Take Over For Jay Leno On NBC's 'Tonight Show' In Spring 2014
    In a news release that could barely be called "news," NBC has announced that Jay Leno will be replaced by Jimmy Fallon next spring.
  • Egyptian Economy Continues To Struggle As It Negotiates With IMF
    The Egyptian economy has been in a tailspin since the Arab Spring two years ago. Robert Siegel talks to economist Farah Halime from Cairo about new measures the government there is taking as they attempt to secure a more than $4 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.
  • Official On Deck To Succeed Castros Still A Question Mark To Many Cubans
    Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba's new vice president, has been tapped to take over from Raul Castro when he steps down as president in 2018. The 52-year-old former education minister is relatively unknown outside his home province, but is now on a campaign to increase his national exposure.
  • Legal Troubles Continue To Mount For SAC Hedge Fund Manager
    The federal government has been slowly building an insider-trading case against the hedge fund SAC Capital. Last week it arrested its biggest fish yet, portfolio manager Michael Steinberg. One of the trades outlined in the indictment against Steinberg involved shares of the computer maker Dell. It's a prime example of the kind of mutual back-scratching that prosecutors say took place a lot at SAC.
  • Rutgers Men's Basketball Coach Fired Over Abusive Behavior Toward Team
    Rutgers University fired its men's basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a video of him physically and verbally abusing players was aired on ESPN. There are still questions about how the university did or did not respond when it learned of the abuse months ago.
  • Linguist Did Pioneering Work On Discourse Across Cultural Boundaries
    John Gumperz of UC Berkeley, who died Friday at the age of 91, was a pioneer at the intersection of anthropology and linguistics, studying the importance of context and expectations when crossing cultural boundaries. Robert Siegel speaks with Deborah Tannen of Georgetown University, who studied with Dr. Gumperz.

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