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All Things Considered
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mayo Clinic campusWill Rochester pay more for Mayo expansion?
    State lawmakers say if the Mayo Clinic is going to expand in Rochester, more of the money will need to come from city and county residents. Lawmakers have asked Rochester to more than double its share of local taxes committed to the project, bringing the city's contribution to $128 million. It's unclear how much Rochester residents are willing to pay to help Mayo expand.4:49 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon HallbergDr. Jon Hallberg: Diabetes treatment goals missed
    Fewer than half of Americans diagnosed with diabetes are meeting key treatment goals, according to a study in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Our medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, talked with MPR's Tom Crann about the reasons behind those results.4:53 p.m.
  • Macy's department store in downtown St. PaulSenate DFL tax plan worries some Dems
    State Senate Democrats released a plan today that increases income taxes on wealthiest 6 percent of Minnesotans, raises the sales tax on clothing and services and increases the cigarette tax. DFL leaders say the $1.8 billion tax increase is needed to erase the state's budget deficit and increase spending for schools and property tax relief. Republicans don't like it and even some Democrats in competitive districts are uneasy about the taxes and spending.5:20 p.m.
  • Jason HooglandLate melt helping reduce Fargo-Moorhead flood risk
    Conditions in the Red River Valley indicate the communities might be facing a reduced flood risk. The late spring melt could actually be improving the flood outlook.5:24 p.m.
  • Installing bubblersMinnesotans cope with non-spring
    Minnesotans woke up to yet another April morning of scraping snow and ice off their windshields, and braving another snowy commute to work. The cold non-spring is affecting people and businesses around the Twin Cities. Will we ever get to enjoy the outdoors?5:43 p.m.
  • Global warmingStudents travel to Arctic to collect stories of climate change
    A Minnesota group is traveling across the Arctic region of Canada this month to gather stories about the effects of climate change.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Boston Search Shines Spotlight On Surveillance Cameras
    Footage from privately owned surveillance cameras along the Boston Marathon route gave the FBI early clues about the bombing suspects. But the proliferation of cameras in America's big cities raises some tricky questions about the balance between security and privacy.
  • Clues Suggest Boston Suspects Took A Do-It-Yourself Approach
    Investigators are trying to determine if the bombing suspects acted alone. The bombs that exploded at the marathon were simple and similar to ones law enforcement officials come across on a regular basis.
  • Canada Case Raises Concern About Link Between Al-Qaida, Iran
    Robert Siegel speaks with Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst and author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden — from 9/11 to Abbottabad, about the alleged link between al-Qaida and Iran.
  • Could An 'Artificial Leaf' Fuel Your Car?
    Right now, solar panels make electricity. But a team of engineers in California wants to take solar energy one step further. They're trying to create a device that uses sunlight to make a liquid fuel that goes in our gas tanks.
  • Help Wanted: Must Like Big Stones, Work Well With Druids
    Stonehenge is seeking general manager to maintain "dignity of stones" and speak to Druids. Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish have more on what the job entails and how the selection is made.
  • Stumbling Into World War I, Like 'Sleepwalkers'
    A new book by Christopher Clark describes the series of events that precipitated one the most complex and catastrophic conflicts of modern times. "It seems to me that our world is getting more like 1914, not less like it," Clark says.
  • Natural Gas Gives Maine Paper Plant A Competitive Edge
    Energy companies are using a drilling technique known as fracking to extract natural gas underground. Many people raise questions about the environmental impact, but there is no doubt fracking has produced lots of natural gas and driven down the price. That has led energy-hungry manufacturers to build plants in fracking hot spots like Texas and Pennsylvania. But even in old factories — far from the drilling or even the pipelines — cheap natural gas is providing a competitive edge.
  • Justices Say U.S. Improperly Deported Man Over Marijuana
    Adrian Moncrieffe was deported to Jamaica after police found a small amount of marijuana in his car. The Supreme Court decision means that he can now ask immigration authorities to allow him to return to the U.S., and to his wife and five American children.
  • Sticking Points Throw Wrench In Immigration Reform Bill
    Audie Cornish talks to Fawn Johnson, correspondent for The National Journal, about the pitfalls of immigration reform for its Republican opponents.
  • Mont. Senator Baucus To Retire After 36 Years In Congress
    Montana Democrat Max Baucus announced he will not seek re-election in 2014, and instead retire from the U.S. Senate. The departure creates yet another challenge for Democrats, who hold a 55-45 majority in the chamber but who must defend a number of seats, some of them open, in states lost by President Obama last November.

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