U.S. House food stamp proposal may keep some Minnesotans from receiving aid When the U.S. House is expected to take up the farm bill this month, food stamps will likely be a contentious part of the debate. The House version would cut food stamps by about $20 billion over ten years -- mostly by making it harder to qualify for the program. Should it become law, the bill would mean change for Minnesota by reviving a limit on a food stamp recipient's assets.5:19 p.m.
Stinson retiring after 26 years as state economist Minnesota's new state economist is University of Minnesota extension economist and associate professor Laura Kalambokidis. She replaces Tom Stinson, who is stepping down from the post he's held since 1987.5:24 p.m.
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Anti-Government Protests Persist In Turkey
Turkish protesters returned to Istanbul's Taksim Square on Monday, the fourth straight day of anti-government demonstrations. There has been no violence so far today in Istanbul and other Turkish cities, but police are bracing for more unrest after sundown.
What Prompted The Protests In Turkey? All Things Considered host Robert Siegel talks with Turkish newspaper columnist Asli Aydintasbas about the ongoing political protests in Istanbul. Aydintasbas says despite Prime Minister Erdogan's widespread popularity and economic successes, his social policies have distressed many secular Turks.
Report To Detail IRS Conference Spending
The Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration releases another report on the IRS on Tuesday, an audit on spending at more than 200 IRS conferences over a three-year period. The IRS is the focus of three House committee hearings this week.
Foster Families Take Center Stage
Neda Ulaby looks at a new summer drama about foster families, which — perhaps surprisingly — strikes real foster kids as getting a lot of things right.
Calif. Firefighters Rush To Get Ahead Of Early Fire Season
The state has already sustained fire damage not normally seen until deep into the hot summer months. Fire departments and homeowners are now trying to prepare land and property for what's expected to be a long and destructive summer.
More Than 100 Dead In Chinese Factory Fire
Fire and explosions ripped through a poultry plant in China Monday, claiming more than a hundred lives. It was one of China's worst factory accidents in memory. Early reports indicate that blocked exits may have contributed to the death toll.
Investigation Continues At Troubled Hedge Fund
A federal insider trading probe focused on the hedge fund SAC Capital is causing investors to take action. Investors have pulled an estimated $3.5 billion from the fund in anticipation of additional developments.
Next Time You Ask For A Raise, You Might Want To Round Up
Could asking for a raise with a round number be setting your chances of getting what you want back? All Things Considered host Robert Siegel speaks with Malia Mason, the lead author of a new study that suggests a more precise number when negotiating with numbers is the way to go.
Authentic Early Jazz, From A 23-Year-Old 'WomanChild'
Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and pianist Aaron Diehl, both in their 20s, have already racked up major industry prizes. They took radically different paths to get there, but on Salvant's new album, they find ways to honor old traditions as young people.
Supreme Court Rules DNA Can Be Taken After Arrest
The court ruled Monday that police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime. The ruling compared DNA sampling to photographing and fingerprinting suspects when they are booked.