All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Monday, June 19, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Floyd PalmerFloyd Palmer's long road
    Floyd Palmer has lived through some of the worst life can serve up, but he's managed to overcome most of it. His story is both inspirational and cautionary. It shows childhood scars can be dealt with, but there's always a price.4:44 p.m.
  • United Nations warns of heightened conflict in Somalia
    The United Nations is concerned that increased conflict is likely in Somalia after militia groups loyal to Islamic courts achieved military victories over secular warlords believed to be backed by the United States. The African Union and Western nations are pushing ahead with plans to send foreign peacekeepers to Somalia. But rulers in the Somali capital of Mogadishu strongly object to foreign troops entering the country.5:19 p.m.
  • Supreme Court ruling may impact Minnesota wetlands
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that federal regulators may have overstepped the intent of the Clean Water Act when they failed to allow Michigan developers to build on wetlands they own. For a look now at how the Supreme Court's ruling could impact wetlands in Minnesota, we turn to Ron Harnack, executive director of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources.6:12 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Rice Calls North Korean Missile Test 'Provocative'
    North Korea appears to have completed preparations for a test launch of a three-stage missile, as U.S. officials say the rocket is now completely fueled. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said any such launch by North Korea would be regarded as "a provocative act."
  • U.S. Soldiers Believed to be Held Captive in Iraq
    The Pentagon has publicly named two soldiers who have been missing in Iraq since Friday. An umbrella group of Iraqi insurgents claims that it is holding the two hostage. U.S. officials are trying to determine what happened.
  • High Court Approves of Using 911 Calls as Evidence
    The Supreme Court rules that prosecutors may use some recorded 911 emergency calls as courtroom evidence, even if the victim of a crime is not in court for cross-examination.
  • Dutch Fans Go Pantsless Over Beer Logos
    About 1,000 Dutch soccer fans were presented with an odd conundrum when they tried to watch their national team's game in Stuttgart, Germany. They were ordered to give up their pants -- or they would not be allowed into the viewing area. The problem involved beer sponsorship.
  • Bikers Bring Appetite for Ink to Motorcycle Week
    Motorcycle Week in Laconia, N.H., brings thousands of bikers to town. And many have a hankering for a special memento to remind them of the trip. Shannon Mullen visits some of the temporary tattoo shops that have been set up to sell souvenirs that are anything but temporary.
  • 'Still Hungry in America': A Return to Mississippi
    As a child, Michele Norris was fascinated by a 1969 book called Still Hungry in America and its photographs of starving children in the American South. Now, she goes back to where those pictures were taken to assess how life has or hasn't changed for children in the Delta.
  • Still Hungry in America, Part Two
    In the second part of our story, Michele Norris reports on contemporary health problems in Belzoni, Miss. In the 1960s, it was starvation among Belzoni's poor that drew attention across the country. But in 2006, residents are suffering from an epidemic of obesity.
  • Divided Supreme Court Rules on Wetlands Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that regulators may have misinterpreted the federal Clean Water Act when they refused to allow two Michigan men to build on wetlands they own. The 5-4 decision came after debate over whether government can extend protection for wetlands miles away from waterways.
  • Work on Massive Seed Vault to Begin in Norway
    On July 19, the leaders of five Nordic countries will gather on the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, halfway between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole. They'll lay the foundation stone for an underground vault that will hold millions of seeds, a kind of agricultural Noah's Ark -- or Doomsday Vault -- meant to help the world survive a catastrophic event, such as an asteroid strike.
  • The U.S. Approach to Iran and North Korea
    NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr reflects on the position the Bush administration finds itself in when dealing with Iran and North Korea -- and their nuclear programs.

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