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All Things Considered
Monday, May 28, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The GuthrieThe Guthrie effect
    With the new Guthrie Theater's one-year anniversary approaching, we explore the Guthrie's impact on the local theater landscape.4:50 p.m.
  • Iwo Jima veteransIwo Jima veterans gather at Memorial Day event
    Thousands of Minnesotans attended Memorial Day services to remember and honor those who served in the U.S. military. A groundbreaking at Veterans Memorial Park in Richfield brought together a handful of Iwo Jima veterans including Chuck Lindberg, the last surviving member of the group of Marines who raised the first American flag at Iwo Jima.5:24 p.m.
  • Yellow ribbonsA remembrance of the region's war casualties
    Since last Memorial Day, 24 members of the military with strong ties to our region have died in hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Memorial Day 2007, we take a brief look at who they were.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Stability in Iraq on the Table in U.S.-Iran Meeting
    The United States ambassador to Baghdad and his Iranian counterpart met for four hours Monday in what the American side called a business-like atmosphere. The talks focused on one subject only: Iraq.
  • Will U.S.-Iran Talks on Iraq Lead to Other Topics?
    Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies program at Stanford University, assesses Monday's bilateral talks in Baghdad between the United States and Iran, the first such talks in almost thirty years.
  • Feds Revive Effort to Stop Sale of Katrina Cars
    The federal government is showing renewed interest in a system intended to prevent wrecked or stolen cars from being resold without the buyer's knowledge. But it's too late to help people who unknowingly bought cars flooded during Hurricane Katrina.
  • China Sets Ambitious Domestic Emissions Goals
    In international negotiations, Beijing has resisted calls for global caps on greenhouse gas emissions. But at home it has set ambitious goals for saving energy and reducing emissions.
  • Book Takes Readers Inside 'The Lizard Cage'
    The Lizard Cage is a harrowing piece of fiction — with a lyrical streak — about inmates and jailers in a Burmese prison. Karen Connelly's novel first appeared in Canada and was named as a finalist for last year's Kiriyama Prize for fiction, which goes to outstanding works about the Pacific Rim and South Asia.
  • Marriage Suffers Under the Strain of PTSD
    Anna and Peter Mohan are a couple in their 20s who married just before Peter went to Iraq with the Army. When he came back, Peter was a different man — morose, withdrawn and, eventually, suicidal.
  • Some in Lebanon See Syrian Hand in Standoff
    In Lebanon, the standoff between the army and Islamist militants outside the northern city of Tripoli has entered a second week. Negotiators trying to resolve the confrontation in a Palestinian refugee camp say the militants of Fatah al-Islam have outlined a peace offer, but the deal falls short of government demands for a full surrender.
  • Coming Distractions: Summer Film Highlights
    The summer movie season is about to move beyond ogres, web-slingers and pirates to wizards, wiseacres and Willis. Wedged in between, there's some serious fare, too. Bob Mondello offers a lightning roundup.
  • President Lays Wreath at Arlington Cemetery
    On Memorial Day, President Bush honored those who have lost their lives fighting for the United States, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Civil War Vets Recognized with New Gravestones
    In Brooklyn, N.Y., one cemetery is trying to rescue its military past. For five years, historians and volunteers at Green-Wood Cemetery have been searching their grounds for the lost dead of the Civil War.

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