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All Things Considered
Friday, June 17, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • PoliGraph: Koch claim on Dayton's shutdown statement is right
    As the state faces a government shutdown, Senate Republican Majority Leader Amy Koch has been pointing out that Dayton said he would never let it come to this.4:49 p.m.
  • Mystery CaveIn Fillmore County, threat of shutdown hardly makes a ripple
    In Fillmore County, the potential threat of a government shutdown has been kind of a non event. Area residents know about the political wrangling in St. Paul and the potential for a shutdown, but life is going on largely as usual.4:53 p.m.
  • Downtown St. PaulPotential shutdown forces triage planning in cities, counties
    City and county officials in Minnesota say the pending state government shutdown could cause serious cash problems for them and already is making it hard to plan their budgets for the coming year.5:17 p.m.
  • Arden Hills renderingOfficials want stadium deal resolved today, but negotiations will go on
    State officials hoped to have a proposal for a Vikings stadium wrapped up Friday, but backers say talks will go on even if there is no deal yet.5:22 p.m.
  • Destroyed homeWadena marks one-year anniversary of tornado
    It has been exactly a year since a tornado blew through Wadena, Minnesota, injuring more than 30 people and causing widespread destruction in the community of about 4,000. That tornado hit as Wadena high school alumni gathered for an all-school reunion, which turned into a cleanup. This weekend, the community will gather again, this time to celebrate the year that's passed since the big storm.5:49 p.m.
  • Peter KarreFacebook friend an important resource for tornado victims
    As north Minneapolis residents continue to recover from the May 22 tornado, one man has become a primary information source for the community. It's all on a Facebook page he's set up that crosses the digital divide -- from online to paper form and word of mouth.5:54 p.m.
  • Richard AyoadeThe Dinner Party Download featuring Richard Ayoade
    On this week's Dinner Party Download, Irish folk musician Julie Feeney tells a joke, a church that doesn't believe in Jesus and guest of honor Richard Ayoade.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Another Tug Of War Over Location Of Terrorism Trial
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says two suspected Iraqi terrorists, captured in his home state of Kentucky, should be sent to Guantanamo Bay for trial. Attorney General Eric Holder says that's not a decision politicians should make. Holder lost an earlier political battle over trying Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York.
  • Week In Politics: War Powers Act; GOP Debate
    Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times.
  • Summer Sounds: Campfire Songs
    Our Summer Sounds series highlights the sound of summer camp campfire songs with this entry from writer Tom Manoff. He's now ashamed at the poor quality of the singing.
  • 'The Death Of Klinghoffer' Returns To Face The Music
    The John Adams/Alice Goodman opera 'The Death of Klinghoffer' sparked bitter debate when it premiered in 1991. So it's not surprising that it hasn't been staged in this country in almost 20 years. Now Opera Theater of St. Louis is taking it on, with help from the community.
  • Letters: Mountaineering Ranger; Obama's Golf Foursome
    Robert Siegel reads letters from listeners about mountaineering ranger Tucker Chenoweth; and President Obama's golf round with Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich.
  • The FBI Agent Who Became A Black-Market Mogul
    FBI agent Keith Mularski ran one of the biggest underground virtual markets for stolen credit card information. To get the job, he spent two years posing as a Polish spammer known as Master Splyntyr.
  • McKinsey Health Insurance Survey Raises Ruckus, Questions
    The influential firm caused quite a ruckus with results from an employer survey. The consultants predicted nearly a third of employers won't offer health coverage after 2014.
  • 'Page One': The 'Times,' A-Changing On All Fronts
    Andrew Rossi spent a year at The New York Times following reporters old and young, and walked away with an enticing, insiderish portrayal of a major media institution in flux — a reality show starring the chroniclers of reality.
  • Songs For Father's Day: Dad's Favorites When He Was Your Age
    Last week we asked you to call your dad or your grandpa and ask what his favorite song was when he was your age. Their favorite songs surprised us, and your memories of listening to music with Dad reminded us why music is important to us in the first place.
  • Machinists Union Quarrels With IKEA-Owned Factory
    Robert Siegel follows up on the April news that the International Trade Union Confederation representing 175 million workers in 151 countries and territories expressed alarm over labor practices by the furniture giant IKEA in Danville, Va. The labor organization claims that, unlike its plants in Sweden where workers enjoy high wages and five weeks annual leave, Danville workers get two weeks and much lower pay. Some of the Virginia plant's 335 workers are trying to form a union, and workers are not allowed to join the union of their choice. Robert visits the plant to see if those conditions — and other complaints — are still valid in the three years since the operation in Danville began.

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