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All Things Considered
Monday, April 22, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Rep. Michele BachmannAffidavit: Bachmann approved payments to Iowa senator
    In an affidavit released online, Rep. Michele Bachmann's former chief of staff Andy Parrish says the congresswoman approved the payments to Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson, who managed Bachmann's campaign in that state.3:20 p.m.
  • Pastor and political consultantBrian Herron, former Minneapolis council member, re-enters city politics
    More than a decade after Brian Herron pleaded guilty to extortion and resigned from the Minneapolis City Council, he's stepping back into Minneapolis politics. Herron has no plans to run for office, but he still wants to play a role in this year's election.3:24 p.m.
  • "Birdchick" Sharon Stiteler'The Birdchick' offers '1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know'
    MPR's Tom Crann went out last week, just north of Minneapolis to New Hope, to meet Sharon Stiteler. The blogger behind Birdchick.com, and a National Park ranger, Stiteler is about to publish a new book: "1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond."4:50 p.m.
  • Rep. Michele BachmannAffidavit: Bachmann approved payments to Iowa senator
    In an affidavit released online, Rep. Michele Bachmann's former chief of staff Andy Parrish says the congresswoman approved the payments to Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson, who managed Bachmann's campaign in that state.5:20 p.m.
  • Pastor and political consultantBrian Herron, former Minneapolis council member, re-enters city politics
    More than a decade after Brian Herron pleaded guilty to extortion and resigned from the Minneapolis City Council, he's stepping back into Minneapolis politics. Herron has no plans to run for office, but he still wants to play a role in this year's election.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Charged In Hospital Bed
    As Boston buried one of those killed in the marathon bombings, the city observed a moment of silence. Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.
  • Social Media Vigilantes Cloud Boston Bombing Investigation
    False leads and misidentifications whipped through social media following the bombings in Boston last week. Steve Henn talks to Audie Cornish about lessons learned and whether it's possible for citizen journalists and sites like Reddit to adopt standards of verification of information.
  • The Hidden Dangers Of Giving Car Advice
    Doctors get asked medical questions at dinner parties, and lawyers are probed with legal questions. Car analysts, testers, and reporters also get asked about cars — but there are dangers to giving car advice.
  • This Scientist Aims High To Save The World's Coral Reefs
    Ken Caldeira is trying to come up with a big solution to the problem of increasingly acid oceans: antacids for coral reefs. That might keep the reefs from being destroyed by humans' use of fossil fuels. And that's not his only big idea. But even Caldeira admits that his audacious plan could fail.
  • Boston Bombings Overshadow Immigration Bill Hearing
    Senators on the Judiciary Committee continued discussion of a bipartisan immigration overhaul Monday, as opponents of the plan began focusing on the Boston bombers and their immigration history. David Welna talks to Robert Siegel.
  • Boston Lockdown 'Extraordinary' But Prudent, Experts Say
    The decision was made under "unprecedented" circumstances, says Frank Cilluffo of George Washington University. But officials were walking a fine line — because causing massive disruption is the objective of many terrorists.
  • What Does Modern Prejudice Look Like?
    Most Americans think of prejudice as animosity toward people in other groups. But two psychologists argue that unconscious bias — often in the form of giving some people special treatment — is the way prejudice largely works in America today.
  • In Gritty Sao Paulo, Artists Take To The Streets
    Brazil's largest city is more about business than art. But a new crop of creators — who work in media as different as crochet, graffiti and poetry — is trying to change that by sprucing up public spaces.
  • Cherry Blossoms Beckon Visitors To Newark, N.J.
    One of New Jersey's most infamous cities has even more blossoms than Washington, D.C. Monica Miller says Newark attracts a lot of Asian visitors who come to picnic and take wedding photos.
  • Boston Bombing Suspect Could Face The Death Penalty
    Carrie Johnson talks to Audie Cornish about the charges against Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He was charged on Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction that killed three people and injured more than 200 at the Boston Marathon. He could be eligible for the death penalty.

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