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All Things Considered
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sea Salt EateryAppetites: What's new in concessions in Minneapolis parks
    It used to be that snack options at local parks were limited to popcorn and ice cream. Now, concessionaires at several city parks offer various goods from lattes and lemon-ginger scones, to tap beer and fresh oysters.3:54 p.m.
  • Stacking sandbagsFargo-Moorhead's flood risk bumped up
    The National Weather Service is increasing the flood risk along the Red River because of the delayed spring melt, and nearly double the normal precipitation in the southern Red River Valley in recent weeks.5:21 p.m.
  • Steve FogelsonDropped long-distance calls irk rural Minnesotans
    Rural phone customers in Minnesota have complained about dropped or uncompleted long-distance calls for several years. The problem stems from third-party long distance carriers that are trying to save money, FCC officials say.5:24 p.m.
  • 'American Heart'Film illustrates health care through refugees' eyes
    For the past seven years, Twin Cities filmmaker Chris Newberry has been documenting the lives of refugees as they try to navigate the health care system in Minnesota.5:51 p.m.
  • Sea Salt EateryAppetites: What's new in concessions in Minneapolis parks
    It used to be that snack options at local parks were limited to popcorn and ice cream. Now, concessionaires at several city parks offer various goods from lattes and lemon-ginger scones, to tap beer and fresh oysters.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Video Shows Man Leaving A Bag At Scene Of Boston Attack
    Authorities say they have an image of someone who may have been involved in Monday's deadly attack at the Boston Marathon.
  • Letters To Mississippi Senator, Obama Show Signs Of Ricin
    Just a day after a pair of explosions brought terror to the Boston Marathon, letters containing the poison ricin started turning up in the mail of senators and President Obama. So far the suspicious packets have been intercepted in the security procedures adopted after the post-Sept. 11 anthrax attacks.
  • China's Growing Debt Raises Alarms
    Robert Siegel speaks with Simon Rabinovitch, reporter for the Financial Times based in Beijing, about his piece on Chinese debt and why both outsiders and insiders are worried about China's economic situation.
  • Gun Site Allows Felons To Purchase Firearms Online
    One proposal in the Senate gun control bill was to extend background checks to gun sales over the Internet. There turns out to be a bustling marketplace for weapons, as the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Robert Siegel talks to reporter Michael Luo about what he and his colleagues found. Then we hear from the president of one Internet outlet for gun sales — Jim McComas from Carolina Gunrunners in Raleigh, N.C.
  • Large Police Presence Surrounds Margaret Thatcher's Funeral
    Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest in a funeral attended by dignitaries from around the globe as well as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on Wednesday. It's the first funeral of a British politician attended by the Queen since Sir Winston Churchill's in 1965.
  • How One Of Kenya's Biggest Scammers Ended Up On The Ballot
    Planet Money looks at a candidate for parliament in the recent Kenyan elections, Kamlesh Pattni, who was responsible for the largest financial scam in Kenyan history.
  • Evangelicals Become Unlikely Supporters Of Immigration Reform
    Long tied to the conservative, anti-immigrant wing of the Republican Party, a number of evangelical leaders are now coming out in favor of the immigration overhaul released by a bipartisan group of senators.
  • Immigration Proves A 'Rubik's Cube' For Many Republicans
    They don't want to offend Hispanic voters, but they don't want to turn off the GOP base either, says Ron Bonjean, a former Republican leadership aide. And competing for Hispanic votes is not a top priority for the sizable number of Republican rank and file who still see the bill as amnesty.
  • Senate Rejects Compromise On Expanded Background Checks
    The Senate has rejected a compromise background checks language pushed by Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Pat Toomey. It could mean the end of gun control legislation in Congress, at least for a while. Ailsa Chang joins Robert Siegel from the Capitol with the latest.
  • FBI Chastises Media For False Arrest Reports In Boston Bombing
    Tom Gjelten talks with Robert Siegel about the latest information in the Boston Marathon bombing.

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