All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Senate candidate Bob OlsonTax attorney joins Minnesota Senate field
    A tax attorney with a ubiquitous Minnesota name stepped Tuesday into a U.S. Senate field that already features two big-name Democratic candidates.4:50 p.m.
  • U of M President Robert BruininksU of M ready to end reciprocity deal with Wisconsin
    The University of Minnesota is ready to end its tuition reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin starting with freshmen who enter in the fall of 2008 unless Wisconsin agrees to restructure the 40-year-old pact, school officials warned Monday.4:54 p.m.
  • Flood gaugeHigh water in Fargo
    Crews in Fargo are building a temporary levee downtown against rising waters. They're also watching the next storm system moving in with the promise of more rain.5:20 p.m.
  • Hutchinson Technology cutting 500 jobs to save money
    The job cuts, in Hutchinson and Plymouth, Minnesota, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, are expected to be finished by the end of this month.5:23 p.m.
  • Gen. Vang PaoHmong community reacts with alarm to charges against Vang Pao
    Former Minnesota U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger says he's working with members of the Hmong community as they begin to form a legal team for Gen. Vang Pao. The former Laotian leader has been charged with plotting the overthrow of the communist government in Laos.5:50 p.m.
  • Guy GilmoreSt. Paul Pioneer Press names Gilmore as new publisher
    Guy Gilmore, 52, has been the newspaper's vice president for circulation since 2005 and has worked as a circulation executive at the Baltimore Sun, the Portland Oregonian, and Nashville Tennessean & Banner.5:54 p.m.
  • Passing the restaurantHundreds turn out for Mancini funeral
    For decades, Nick Mancini's restaurant has been a favored spot for politicians and the working people of St. Paul.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Missing Soldier's Loved Ones Hold On to Hope
    Family and friends of captured U.S. soldier Alex Jimenez are holding on to their hopes that he will be found alive, even though al-Qaida linked militants have released a videotape claiming the soldier has been killed. Jimenez has been missing since May 12, when his Humvee was ambushed.
  • Shiite Police Blamed for Planting Roadside Bombs
    A U.S. military convoy was bombed near an Iraqi police post, shocking but not injuring American servicemen. The Americans detained three policemen suspected in the bombing, and according to eyewitnesses, "beat them pretty badly."
  • Guantanamo Trials Likely to Resume After Change
    The dismissal of charges against two Guantanamo detainees is forcing the government to re-evaluate how military tribunals work. Legal scholar Scott Silliman says the ruling results from a technicality: the difference between "enemy combatants" and "unlawful enemy combatants."
  • Gas Stations Profit from More Than Just Gas
    Falling gas prices are actually good news to some independent gas station owners, who tend to make more as their wholesale costs drop. But the real money for such retailers lies not in the pump, but inside refrigerator cases.
  • Airport Fuel Pipeline Evaluated After Arrests
    A fourth suspect in an alleged plot to bomb fuel facilities at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York surrendered Tuesday in Trinidad. Experts say safeguards are in place to prevent a full pipeline explosion, but even taking out a portion of the pipeline would shut down the airport.
  • Flight Delays in Early 2007 Are Worst in 12 Years
    Flights on U.S.-based air carriers suffered more delays in the first four months of 2007 than in any year since the government began tracking the numbers in 1995. Rebecca Roberts talks with David Field, U.S. Editor of Airline Business Magazine, who is at the International Air Transport Association conference in Vancouver.
  • Szymborska's 'View': Small Truths Sharply Etched
    Adam Gopnik says the Nobel Prize winner isn't merely a poet: She's "a necessary writer, as necessary as toast," adept at delivering "a small truth articulated as a sharp ironic point" — and "an emotion given a shape neither all too familiar nor all too abstract."
  • Federal Appeals Court Overrules FCC on Indecency
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second District overturned the Federal Communications Commission's ruling that several broadcasts, including the Billboard Music Awards in 2002 and 2003, were indecent. Specifically, it ruled that the FCC policy on "fleeting expletives" was arbitrary and randomly enforced. It sent the rule back to the commission for its consideration.
  • Silverman: NBC's New Boss, Not Like the Old Boss
    Ben Silverman was a hot ticket as a producer with shows like The Office, Ugly Betty, The Biggest Loser and The Tudors. Now, he's being tasked with saving the NBC network and finding a new network model.
  • Lewis Libby Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison
    Former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney Lewis Libby is sentenced for his federal convictions on charges of lying to a grand jury and FBI investigators regarding his role in the leak of Valerie Plame Wilson's CIA identity. Libby is sentenced to 30 months in prison and a fine of $250,000.

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