All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Friday, May 4, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • FacesAt the Science Museum, they came, they saw, they talked about race
    More than 200,000 people visited the Science Museum's exhibit on race during its five-month run of, "Race: Are We So Different".4:45 p.m.
  • Ford BellBell tolls for museums
    Twin Cities philanthropist, veterinarian and one-time U.S. Senate candidate Ford Bell has become the first new president of the American Association of Museums in 20 years.4:52 p.m.
  • Gov. Tim Pawlenty signs billMore vetoes likely as DFL girds for fight
    Gov. Pawlenty has signed a bill that funds state agricultural and veterans programs. But the spirit of cooperation on display at the signing ceremony will likely be short-lived.5:20 p.m.
  • Maj. Chaplin John MorrisBeyond the yellow ribbon
    U.S. Rep. John Kline has introduced legislation that would make the Minnesota National Guard's "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon" program a model that other states would adopt.6:18 p.m.
  • "The Valet"Francis Veber keeps his comedy lean
    The French film director who made "La Cage aux Folles" is introducing a new movie to America. In France Francis Veber is known as the "king of farce. He's made dozens of films. Veber says he began his comedy career with an early advantage6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Clinton, Byrd Call for Revoking War Authority
    Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton and Robert Byrd have proposed that Congress revoke the authority it gave President Bush in 2002 to run the Iraq war. The senators want the authorization to expire on Oct. 11, 2007, the fifth anniversary of Congress' original vote. It is unclear whether revoking the president's authority would bring the troops home.
  • GOP Voters and the Big Issues: War, and Abortion
    The first debate among Republican presidential contenders highlighted the Iraq war, along with social issues such as abortion. Melissa Block talks with Tom Hudson, Placer County Republican Party Chairman in California, and Kelly Hurst, executive director of the Manchester Republican Committee in New Hampshire, about the debate.
  • Market's Heights Belie Economic Slowdown
    Microsoft revives takeover talks with Yahoo, Reuters announces that it has been approached by a company, and the Dow Industrial Index moves higher into record territory. You might not guess it, but the economy is slowing down.
  • 'Spider-Man': Third Time's a Yawn
    At 141 minutes, Sam Raimi's latest supe-opera is seriously overextended, with four distinct subplots and way too much hand-wringing over things like the heroine's singing career.
  • Climate Change: Listeners' Questions
    Which continents emitted the most carbon dioxide over the past century? What's better for the environment, keeping your old car or buying a hybrid? What about compact fluorescent light bulbs? We get answers to these questions, and more, that were submitted by phone and e-mail.
  • North Carolina Family Takes Carbon Challenge
    Like many people, Scott and Claudia Sheppard feel a sense of foreboding about global warming. They and their two daughters are taking steps to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions — and they wanted to see how they measure up.
  • What Fire-Juggling Sounds Like to a Pro
    Our SoundClip series continues with fire juggler Sebastian Gomez of Wilmington, N.C., who tells us about his trade and what he hears.
  • Rice Wraps Up Conference with Iraq's Neighbors
    A conference on Iraq wraps up in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice did not meet with the Iranian foreign minister, but there were some lower-level contacts.
  • Pentagon Faces Dilemma on Mental-Health Rest
    Military mental-health experts say that soldiers need a minimum of 12 months at home between combat tours. The Pentagon's current troop-rotation policy requires that time now — but it often includes training and postings that take troops away from their families. As the Iraq war continues, it may be difficult for the Pentagon to observe the guidance its experts suggest.
  • Program Aims to Help Troops with Young Children
    The Defense Department is trying to help troops with young children better handle family stress through a partnership with Parents as Teachers, a nationwide program.

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