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All Things Considered
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Keys to the carsLowering barriers to a reliable car
    To hold a job you have to get to work, so "car guy" Dan Jones focuses on putting low-income people behind the wheel of cheap cars.4:49 p.m.
  • Group danceMinnesota Sounds and Voices: Morris Dancers welcome spring in a centuries-old tradition
    Every year on May Day at a park in Minneapolis, Morris Dancers strap bells to their shins, sing, shout and clack sticks to mark the change of the seasons. It's a 500 year-old folk tradition from England that has sunk deep roots here in Minnesota.4:55 p.m.
  • Mark DaytonHouse passes tax bill without agreement that governor will sign
    Republican leaders of the House passed a bill to curb business taxes Tuesday, while also working behind the scenes on a new proposal for a Minnesota Vikings stadium.5:17 p.m.
  • Mark DaytonDayton shoots down GOP 11th-hour roofless stadium plan
    Republican leaders are floating a new plan to slash the cost of a new Vikings football stadium -- with a radical change in the financing and the design. The proposal calls for an open-air stadium, paid for by the state's general fund -- which is a break with previous insistence that tax dollars not be used. But the governor, the city of Minneapolis, and the Vikings, all oppose it.5:23 p.m.
  • Amy Senser and attorney Eric NelsonAmy Senser hit-and-run case goes to jury
    Hennepin County jury deliberations begin in the trial of whether Amy Senser, wife of former Viking Joe Senser, accused of three counts of criminal vehicular homicide.5:35 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Facing Death, Afghan Girl Runs To U.S. Military
    On suspicion of speaking to a boy by phone, a teenage Afghan girl was threatened with death by her brothers. She fled to a U.S. military base, creating a quandary. If returned home, she faced almost certain death. If the military kept her on the base, the deeply conservative Afghan community would be outraged.
  • What Will Make The Food Desert Bloom?
    Improving the health of people living in food deserts is much more than making sure there are veggies on the shelves. As activists have learned, it takes education and some old-fashioned innovation, too.
  • 'Blown Covers': Not Ready For The Newsstand
    There are countless memorable New Yorker magazine covers. But for every one that appears on the newsstand, countless more end up in the rejection pile. Now, a new book collects some of the best rejected covers and explains why they didn't make the cut.
  • DVD Picks: 'Pillow Talk'
    Bob Mondello recommends the Blu-ray release of Rock Hudson and Doris Day's first onscreen pairing, 1959's Pillow Talk.
  • Time To Trade The Lease For A Mortgage?
    Falling prices and low interest rates are making it even cheaper to buy a house these days. And rising rents in many areas make it more tempting to take the plunge. According to the Census Bureau, the national homeownership rate is at a 15-year low.
  • Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things
    Enron, Worldcom, Bernie Madoff — the past decade has brought us a long parade of headlines involving unethical behavior. And that's led researchers to a disturbing conclusion: The vast majority of us are not only capable of behaving in profoundly unethical ways, but without realizing it, we do it all the time. Exhibit A: the story of Toby Groves.
  • Obama To Sign Agreement With Karzai On Visit
    President Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday. It was the third such trip of his administration, this time on the anniversary of the mission that led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Robert Siegel talks to Scott Horsley about the trip.
  • Romney, Obama Mark A Year Since Bin Laden's Death
    Tuesday is the one year anniversary of the Special Forces mission in Pakistan that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. The daring nighttime raid ended a ten-year manhunt. It was a triumph for the military, the intelligence community and the Commander in Chief. Predictably, with the presidential campaign in full swing, the Obama team is drawing attention to the anniversary while the Romney campaign complains the White House is "politicizing" the event. On Tuesday, Mitt Romney went to a fire house in New York City to make that point — a rather political setting itself. Audie Cornish talks to Mara Liasson for more.
  • With Purchase, Delta May Revive Ailing Pa. Refinery
    Delta Airlines has decided to do something about high gas prices. The company is buying a refinery. The airline plans to hold down its jet fuel bills and claims the refinery will pay for itself in one year.
  • George Papandreou: Greece Had To Make Changes
    The former leader is from the most powerful family in Greek politics, the third man in his family to be prime minister. But Greece's debt crisis brought down his government, his party and his family's dominant role in running the country.

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