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All Things Considered
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Northside CubSupervalu shares tumble nearly 50 pct.
    Shares of the third-largest U.S. grocery chain fell 49 percent today, as Wall Street reacts to the company's decision to suspend dividend payments to shareholders and explore the possible sale of all or parts of the company.5:24 p.m.
  • North Minneapolis vigil63 Minneapolis homicides in five years remain unsolved
    Too often, police say, citizens don't come forward to help solve murders. And that is one reason why Minneapolis' rate of unsolved homicides is higher than several other cities its size. Sixty-three homicide cases have gone unsolved in the past five years.5:35 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • After Romney Is Booed, Biden Is Cheered At NAACP
    A day after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's controversial speech at the NAACP, Vice President Joe Biden took the stage.
  • Between Touchdowns And Triple Jumps, Politicians Are Popping Up On Sports TV
    ESPN will sell ad time to candidates in local markets now instead of just nationally. And on NBC, the Olympics will be chock-full of political commercials.
  • Report: Violence Against West Bank Palestinians Is Up
    Israeli-Palestinian violence has been at a comparatively low level in recent years. But violence by Jewish settlers against West Bank Palestinians is up sharply, according to the report by U.N. agencies and Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups.
  • Arizona Tea Party Activists Say They're Back
    Tea Party conservatives say they have been re-energized by recent events in Washington, D.C. And far from the nation's capital, Arizona has become a rallying point for those who are focused on the election-year issues of immigration and health care.
  • Turning Trash Into Cash To Help Nation's Poor
    A nonprofit that helps low-income families in Eugene, Ore., recycles mattresses to help bring in money. Its funding model is inspiring other nonprofits to start salvaging junk to support services for the poor.
  • Will Affordable Care Act Gain Popularity As It Ages?
    Melissa Block speaks with political scientist Lawrence Jacobs of the University of Minnesota about the history of public opinion toward the extension of government social programs including Social Security and Medicare.
  • Global Markets Brace For China's Slowing Economy
    The latest Chinese economic figures are due to be released Thursday night. Most analysts are predicting they'll show that the world's second largest economy is suffering its deepest slowdown since the global financial crisis.
  • Three Secrets To Crispy Pickles, And A 'Lost Recipe' Found
    Expert canner Marisa McClellan helps a listener re-create her grandma's pickle recipe, and offers three tips on how to keep homemade pickles crisp by cutting off the ends and adding alum or a tannin.
  • 'Fannie Farmer' Reviver Emphasized Home Cooking
    We remember professional cook Marion Cunningham, who died Wednesday at the age of 90. She championed home cooking and re-wrote The Fannie Farmer Cookbook which became a bestseller in 1979.
  • Report: Penn State Did Nothing To Stop Sandusky
    A former FBI director has released findings from his investigation into the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal. The university's board of trustees commissioned the report, asking him to examine what led to the scandal and how such problems could be prevented in the future.

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