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All Things Considered
Monday, May 15, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Vikings stadium shown with roofVikings suggest going roofless to drive down stadium cost
    The team is hoping that scaling down its proposal will make a stadium more appealing to a skeptical group of state lawmakers. The team's Anoka County partners aren't so quick to ditch the roof.5:18 p.m.
  • Bud Squealig takes the mound
    The St. Paul Saints will introduce a new a porcine mascot at their 2006 home opener tonight against the St. Joseph Blacksnakes. "Bud Squealig" is just one new name fans will come across at Midway stadium this year. The Saints' have joined a new league, the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, also known as the American Association. Saints general manager Derek Sharrer says the new league is a mix of the novel and the familiar.5:23 p.m.
  • Vice President Dick CheneyCheney thanks Minnesota National Guard members
    Vice President Dick Cheney was in Minnesota Monday to give a boost to military personnel as well as Republican candidates. Cheney spoke at a rally for the Minnesota National Guard at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. He also attended a GOP fundraiser at a private residence.5:49 p.m.
  • Dish and DashLet's Dish blends meal-making and socializing
    Two working moms turned their class project into a business that allows families to prepare home cooked meals without clean-up or shopping.5:53 p.m.
  • Multicultural menuCrossing culinary borders
    As the saying goes, you are what you eat. Commentator Nikki Tundel says that makes Americans voracious multiculturalists.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • President to Address Nation About Border Plan
    President Bush is set to propose a plan to use thousands of National Guard troops to bolster security along the U.S.-Mexico border. The president is expected to announce the widely reported plan during a national TV address from the Oval Office tonight.
  • Military, Congress Await Details of Bush Plan
    The plan to firm up a porous Southern border by sending in the National Guard suggests the White House sees illegal immigration as an emergency. But the real target of this administration's move may be in Washington, where Congress is debating what to do about people in the country illegally.
  • On Mexican Border, U.S. Military Low-Key
    In the area around Tucson, Ariz., the border has become much more militarized in recent years, with checkpoints, fences, and many more Border Patrol agents. A few members of the National Guard are there as well, but so far, they've played a minor role.
  • Mexico's Fox Uneasy with Bush's Border Plan
    Mexican President Vicente Fox, called President Bush over the weekend to express concern about what he fears are plans to "militarize" the border. He reportedly was reassured that the military support would be administrative. However, interest is high in Mexico about Bush’s scheduled speech to discuss his plan to send thousands of National Guard troops to the border.
  • Rove: Bush Policies Will Be Key to GOP Victory
    White House senior adviser Karl Rove says that Bush administration policies will be the difference in this year's elections, saying they will help Republicans win. Rove was discussing the policies with conservatives at the American Enterprise Institute.
  • Bush Loses Evangelical Trail On Way to the Border
    President Bush is having a difficult time reaching out to his evangelical base, says NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr. And these days, it's no more apparent than on the issue of immigration.
  • Tiny Houses Find a Friend on the Gulf Coast
    Bigger is not better for a growing number of homeowners who live in, or use, tiny homes. The storm-ravaged Gulf Coast — where much of the housing is gone — is one place where miniature homes are trying to take root.
  • Spate of Gator Attacks Has Floridians Nervous
    Florida has suffered a rash of alligator attacks in the past week. A jogger was killed last week in Fort Lauderdale, and two other women were killed in two separate alligator attacks this weekend. Melissa Block talks with Nick Wiley, director of the Hunting and Game Division of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
  • Immigrants Supporting Immigrants on Reform
    From their vantage point in rural upstate New York, Bosnian immigrants talk about their perceptions of a backlash against immigrants and their support for the mostly Hispanic reform movement that has arisen recently.
  • Congress Grapples Anew With Immigration
    With President Bush planning a major speech about immigration Monday night, the Senate tries to iron out its many differences over an immigration overhaul. The president wants a bill on his desk by Memorial Day, but it remains to be seen whether lawmakers are any closer to compromise than they were a month ago.

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