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All Things Considered
Monday, May 3, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Suspect arrestedCharges filed in Maplewood police officer's death
    Prosecutors charged a 21-year-old St. Paul man with second-degree murder Monday in the weekend shooting death of a Maplewood police officer. Authorities said they don't think Joshua Martin actually fired the shot that killed Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, but he is still legally responsible for his death.5:20 p.m.
  • Vikings stadium proposalVikings stadium bill's first stop is House committee
    Legislation to finance a new Minnesota Vikings stadium will be heard Tuesday in a House committee, as supporters race to find votes for the bill with just two weeks remaining in the 2010 legislative session.5:24 p.m.
  • Firefighters in HibbingDry spring has northern Minn. on high alert for wildfires
    Weekend rains have helped alleviate the immediate fire danger in northern Minnesota, but fire officials say much more rain is needed to overcome a long dry spell that reminds some people of moisture levels not seen in decades.5:43 p.m.
  • Jim LehrerAll aboard Jim Lehrer's new novel, "Super"
    They called it the train of the stars. The Super Chief was a streamlined flagship of the Santa Fe railroad. It ran from Chicago to Los Angeles, and pampered its often famous passengers in luxury and discretion.5:52 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Crews Working With BP To Protect Gulf
    Fishermen in St. Bernard Parish are working with BP to lay booms aimed at protecting sensitive coastal areas from the growing oil spill. It's not all happy, though. Some are mad they've not been hired for the good-paying jobs, and everyone is angry and frustrated that their careers and investments may soon become casualties of the growing oil spill.
  • Oil Spill Threatens Gulf Oyster Industry
    Michele Norris talks to Trent Jordan of Port Sulphur Fisheries, an oyster business in Louisiana, about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the effect it's having on his business and fellow workers.
  • United, Continental Announce Plans To Merge
    United and Continental Airlines on Monday announced they have agreed to merge and create the world's largest carrier by traffic. The new carrier will be called United and will keep the headquarters in Chicago. But the Continental CEO will run the combined carrier.
  • All-Tech Chat: Apple Vs. Gizmodo
    The Apple-backed raid on the home of a Gizmodo blogger, Jason Chen, was comedy fodder for Jon Stewart this week. Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman updates us on that story and others, in this All Tech Considered grab-bag chat with Robert Siegel.
  • Not Your Average Gamer: Women Play To Socialize
    Many women are using online games to connect with friends and relatives whom they otherwise may not have time to socialize with. The games have tapped into a new market through mobile devices and Facebook.
  • Radio Icon Norman Corwin's Splendid Century
    Corwin, who turned 100 Monday, was considered the poet laureate of radio's Golden Age. His radio dramas, fantasies and documentaries reached into American homes ‐‐ as far as the radio could carry his words.
  • Book Review: 'The Man With Two Arms'
    Alan Cheuse reviews The Man with Two Arms by Billy Lombardo, a novel about a baseball pitcher who can throw both right- and left-handed.
  • Jordi Savall Traces Jerusalem's History In Music
    Jerusalem can trace its roots back to the 4th millennium B.C. Jordi Savall has gathered an international cast of musicians to tell the city's rich history via its three main religious traditions.
  • Police Seek Answers In Times Square Bomb Attempt
    Investigators are looking into who was driving the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder filled with gasoline canisters, propane tanks and fireworks. Law enforcement officials say they believe the evidence points to some sort of an international link. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said detectives were following up on numerous leads and examining the design of the failed bomb.
  • The Forensics Behind The N.Y. Bomb Attempt
    To find out more about the forensics behind the attempted bombing in Times Square, Robert Siegel talks to Lawrence Kobilinsky, a professor of forensic science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University in New York.

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