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All Things Considered
Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Juanos CardosCluster clinics help migrant workers stay healthy
    Health concerns aren't often at the top of the list for migrant workers, but their health problems can be chronic. Diabetes and obesity are problems, and often migrant workers aren't doing anything to monitor their diseases.4:48 p.m.
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Tribe Makes $1 Million Donation
    The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has offered to put up $1 million to help buy a building for a Native American embassy in Washington, D.C. The Embassy of Tribal Nations would house the National Congress of American Indians -- which calls itself the nation's oldest American Indian advocacy organization.4:53 p.m.
  • Attorney for tobacco companiesState Supreme Court takes on tobacco fee case
    Under sharp questioning from Minnesota Supreme Court justices, a tobacco industry lawyer conceded Tuesday that legislators would be within their power to pass a 75-cent-per-pack cigarette charge as long as they kept silent on the money's purpose.5:19 p.m.
  • Piper Jaffray sells off personal financial advisor business
    Minneapolis-based Piper Jaffray is selling its business that provides financial planning and money management services to individuals.5:53 p.m.
  • House DFLers warn of state's unpreparedness for bird flu outbreak
    House Democrats are warning that Minnesota is not adequately prepared to deal with a bird flu pandemic.5:58 p.m.
  • Cancer awareness key to survival
    A cancer diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was. Improvements in diagnosis and treatment have helped millions of cancer survivors live happy, healthy lives years after their cancer encounter. Yet Cancer remains the leading cause of death in Minnesota. More than 9,000 die from the disease each year, and more than two-thirds of those could be prevented. That's why organizations like the Minnesota Cancer Alliance are working to get the word out about screening and lifestyle choices. The coalition of health care organization also promotes the Cancer Plan Minnesota, the state's comprehensive plan to control cancer.6:19 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Berlusconi Won't Concede Defeat in Italy
    Despite his rival's claim of victory in Italy's general election, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi refuses to concede the race, instead suggesting that a broad coalition be formed. With votes still being counted, a court may have to determine the winner between Berlusconi and center-left challenger Romano Prodi.
  • Italian Police Capture Top Mafia Boss in Sicily
    Italian police arrest the country's most-wanted man, the head of the Sicilian mafia. Bernardo Provenzano, who took over the Sicilian mafia in 1993, was found at a farm near Corleone in Sicily. Police had sought his arrest for 40 years. Robert Siegel talks with Leoluca Orlando, former mayor of Palermo.
  • Vioxx Jury Adds $9 Million in Punishing Merck
    The makers of Vioxx should pay $9 million in punitive damages to an elderly man who had a heart attack while taking the painkiller, a New Jersey jury has decided. Last week, the jury awarded the man and his wife $4.5 million in compensation. Vioxx manufacturer Merck faces nearly 10,000 more individual suits over the arthritis drug.
  • If It Takes a Village, Who Will Buy It?
    Announced by a simple sign -- "Village for Sale" -- the offer is an admitted attempt to bring attention to the town's plight. But the residents of Dodli say their problems are serious: rising costs, falling prices, bad harvests, inadequate water and high-interest debt from loan sharks.
  • Africa and Europe: 'Sweetness in the Belly'
    Alan Cheuse reviews Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb. It's about a British-born Muslim woman's life in both London, England, and Harar, Ethiopia.
  • MySpace Adds a Security Monitor
    MySpace, the online community for music and networking, has hired a former prosecutor from the Justice Department to patrol the site and educate its users about privacy and child-exploitation issues. Hemanshu Nigam also has helped Microsoft develop security and child-safety strategies.
  • Fla. Bill Requires High-Schoolers to Declare a Major
    A measure moving through the Florida legislature would require high school freshmen to declare a major. Supporters say the measure would force students to focus on their education. Critics say 14-year-olds are too young to be making those kinds of decisions. Ami Difiore of Florida Public Radio reports.
  • Coordinating Flags at Immigration Marches
    Commentator Daniel Hernandez reflects on why it matters what kind of flag people are holding at immigration rallies across the nation.
  • Where the 10-Ounce Bud Is the King of Beers
    Ten-ounce cans of Budweiser aren't sold in many places in the United States. But in southern Maryland's St. Mary's County, the 10 is indeed the king of beers. Fans say beer from the smaller cans tastes better, stays colder longer, and that the cans feel better in the hand.
  • Bands, Presidents Join National Recording Registry
    The Library of Congress has selected 50 recordings to preserve in the National Recording Registry. It includes a Modesto, Calif., high school band playing Beethoven in 1930, a recording of the first official transatlantic telephone conversation, Calvin Coolidge's 1925 inauguration, and the radio broadcast of the Joe Louis, Max Schmeling fight in 1938. Plus, songs from Stevie Wonder, Sonic Youth, Mahalia Jackson, Jimi Hendrix and Martha and the Vandellas. We speak to Eugene DeAnna, head of the Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress.

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