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All Things Considered
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art HoundsArt Hounds: Week of May 21
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:44 p.m.
  • DEED Commissioner Dan McElroyJobs picture improves in April
    Job losses are slowing somewhat in Minnesota. The state lost 9,500 jobs from March to April, a significant improvement from most recent months.5:20 p.m.
  • Daniel and fatherFather of missing boy: 'Please bring Danny home'
    The father of a Minnesota teen who went on the run with his mother to avoid chemotherapy for his cancer issued a public plea to his wife on Thursday to return home to "do what's best for Danny."5:45 p.m.
  • Insulating a homeWeatherization programs gear up for stimulus business
    The federal stimulus package is pumping millions of dollars into weatherizing homes for low-income people. Program administrators in Minnesota are gearing up to spend lots of money in a short period of time.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Seeks Help From Congress On Guantanamo
    Speaking at the National Archives in Washington, President Obama promised to work with Congress to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and develop a system for imprisoning detainees who can't be tried and can't be turned loose.
  • Cheney Defends Bush Era Interrogations
    Following President Obama's address on national security Thursday, former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the interrogation methods used during the Bush administration.
  • It's Gates ... Robert Gates
    President Obama recognized his defense secretary just before his speech on national security Thursday, pointing him out and calling him ... William Gates? Robert Gates was also misidentified at a Pentagon ceremony Tuesday.
  • Pew Poll Notes Rise In Independent Voters
    According to a survey on American political values by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, the proportion of independents is at its highest level in 70 years. Pew President Andy Kohut says there was "no sign of an ideological shift" in the past two years.
  • China Launches Global Media Blitz
    Dissatisfied with Western media coverage of China news, China is launching several new foreign-language media outlets aimed at international audiences.
  • One Theory: Theories Rarely Work
    Theoretical ideas are fine, but the real world doesn't always correspond to those theories. And too often, we delude ourselves into thinking experts have the answers.
  • Can Positive Thoughts Help Heal Another Person?
    The idea that positive thoughts and prayer can affect your health has been taught at medical schools for years. But can your thoughts affect another person physically? A few renegade scientists are conducting studies between loved ones to find that out — and they say it's possible.
  • Letters: Science And Spirituality
    Melissa Block reads listener responses to Barbara Bradley Hagerty's series on science and spirituality.
  • 'Salvation': The End Of The World, All Over Again
    John Connor's back — played this time by Christian Bale — in the first Terminator movie that'll make it or break it without Ahhhnuld. Movie critic Bob Mondello goes back to the future to see how it works.
  • Houston Astros Fans Mourn 'Peanut Dude'
    Stadium vendor Arnie Murphy died Tuesday. For the past 15 years, he thrilled fans at Houston Astros baseball games by firing bags of peanuts across whole sections of seats. Terri Perrin, Murphy's girlfriend, remembers the man known as the "Peanut dude."

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