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All Things Considered
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Legislature opensSame-sex marriage bill heads to House floor, supporters confident
    The Minnesota Legislature is close to deciding whether to legalize same-sex marriage.3:20 p.m.
  • Jasmyn and Von HowardMinneapolis teen bucks family's trend of teen pregnancy
    Preserving customs is important in many families and many parents encourage their children to carry on established traditions. But not all traditions need to be repeated. In this installment of MPR's Young Reporters Series, Jasmyn Taylor tells us how she's bucking the trend in her family -- by not becoming a teenage mother.3:24 p.m.
  • Legislature opensSame-sex marriage bill heads to House floor, supporters confident
    The Minnesota Legislature is close to deciding whether to legalize same-sex marriage.5:20 p.m.
  • Same-sex marriage supportersAs same-sex marriage nears vote in Legislature, Minnesotans weigh in
    A bill to legalize same-sex marriage has been scheduled for a floor vote in the Minnesota House on Thursday. MPR News asked Minnesotans if they feel the state has engaged in enough of a conversation about marriage. We asked members of our Public Insight Network about their views on same-sex marriage and received more than 150 responses. Here is a sampling of their views.5:24 p.m.
  • Jasmyn and Von HowardMinneapolis teen bucks family's trend of teen pregnancy
    Preserving customs is important in many families and many parents encourage their children to carry on established traditions. But not all traditions need to be repeated. In this installment of MPR's Young Reporters Series, Jasmyn Taylor tells us how she's bucking the trend in her family -- by not becoming a teenage mother.5:53 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • More Questions Than Answers In Cleveland Kidnappings
    Authorities in Cleveland, Ohio, are sorting out the details of a triple kidnapping that had lasted almost a decade. On Monday, one of the three women escaped from the house where she'd been held captive and was able to call police. Now, three brothers are in custody and there are more questions than answers.
  • Majority Of Missing Persons Cases Are Resolved
    Audie Cornish talks with Todd Matthews, director of communications for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, about how many people go missing every year, and who they typically are.
  • Bee Deaths May Have Reached A Crisis Point For Crops
    The number of honeybees has now dwindled to the point where there may not be enough to pollinate some major U.S. crops, including almonds, blueberries and apples. And this year brought farmers closer than ever to a true pollination crisis.
  • Gov. Chris Christie Admits To Secret Weight Loss Surgery
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed on Tuesday that he secretly underwent weight loss surgery in February. Christie, who has struggled with his weight for 20 years, insists the decision was motivated by his family and not his political future.
  • Filling In The Gap On Climate Education In Classrooms
    Science education standards, issued in April, recommend teaching climate change for the first time. But one nonprofit says kids aren't learning enough, soon enough, about how their world will change in the coming decades. The group aims to remedy this with presentations in schools nationwide.
  • Teenage Diaries Revisited: Living Life Under The Radar
    Juan came to the U.S. with his family, who crossed the Rio Grande illegally in 1992. He has made a life for himself in Colorado that might seem like the American dream: a house, a job, two cars, three kids. But he remains undocumented.
  • Letters: Burial Of Boston Bombing Suspect
    Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about an undertaker who believes slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev should still receive a proper burial.
  • 'Show Boat' Steams On, Eternally American
    A revival of the Hammerstein-Kern classic showcases once again the rich tapestry and timeless themes of an American saga that changed the course of musical theater — and confronted audiences with painful truths about our history.
  • Kerry Appeals To Russia To Help End Syrian Civil War
    Secretary of State Kerry met with Russian leaders in Moscow on Tuesday in another attempt to forge a consensus on Syria.
  • Bishops Remain Missing After Capture In Syria
    As orthodox Christians across the world celebrated a late Easter this year, Christian communities in Syria and neighboring Lebanon postponed all celebrations. Instead they gathered in churches only to pray for the safe return of two bishops kidnapped outside of Aleppo last month. While their whereabouts are still unknown, the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime continue to trade blame for the abduction the Syriac Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Archbishops of Aleppo. We speak to the Syriac Orthodox bishop of Beirut and his congregation about how the kidnappings have marred the traditionally celebratory time of year.

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