All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Monday, July 17, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Logging trailTribal opposition delays ATV trail plan
    The state wants to build a showcase ATV trail in Becker county. But the trail would cross the White Earth Indian Reservation, and tribal officials oppose the project.4:50 p.m.
  • Low Mississippi RiverLow levels in Minnesota rivers affecting water quality
    Many Minnesota rivers and streams are approaching dangerously low levels because of the recent hot and dry weather. Some experts are worried those conditions are already affecting water quality.5:19 p.m.
  • Water scooperFires continue burning in BWCA
    A fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the largest in years, continues to spread. It now threatens to force some property owners off their land.5:23 p.m.
  • Plane at gateFlight attendants' deal -- the end of Northwest's labor woes?
    A last-minute deal between Northwest Airlines and its flight attendants union means no strike for now -- and perhaps the end of the carrier's long drive to cut labor costs.5:49 p.m.
  • Matt EntenzaEntenza draws challenger for attorney general nomination
    State Rep. Matt Entenza has a DFL primary opponent for attorney general. Jennifer Mattson, a 29-year-old St. Paul attorney, says she's challenging Entenza because she's concerned that his campaign will harm the DFL ticket this fall.5:53 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Senate Debates Bills on Stem-Cell Research
    The Senate opens a new debate over stem-cell research, as three bills are under consideration. One would overturn President Bush's restrictions on research. The president is expected to use his veto power for the first time if that bill passes. The other two bills are expected to pass.
  • Rules on Stem-Cell Research Vary Widely
    The Senate is debating whether to approve legislation expanding federal support for embryonic stem-cell research. But how have current restrictions shaped the pursuit of advances using the cells -- and what is the current status of the research?
  • Recalling the TWA Flight 800 Disaster
    It has been 10 years since TWA Flight 800 crashed off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., killing all 230 people on board. Investigators determined that wiring had sparked an explosion in the plane's fuel tank. Ten years later, a key safety recommendation to prevent such explosions has gone largely unheeded. But overall, airline travel is safer than ever.
  • Spain Uneasy on Catalonia's Autonomy Vote
    The people of Catalonia in northeastern Spain voted for greater autonomy within Spain in a referendum last month. Although most Catalonians say they don't want outright independence, many Spaniards fear it's the first step toward the country's unraveling.
  • Seeing Iran's Hand in Israel-Lebanon Violence
    NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that Iran helped to initiate the current conflict between Israel and Lebanon, in order to establish its own influence in the region.
  • Bush and Blair Heard Planning Approach to Israel
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice intends to travel to the Middle East, amid continuing border attacks between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon. President Bush's frustration with the conflict was revealed in remarks captured by an open microphone at a luncheon.
  • Israelis Support Military Action in Lebanon
    Israeli politicians and commentators, for the moment at least, clearly support the country's military operations in Lebanon. But the goals -- and the final result -- of that operation are less clear.
  • Nasrallah Returns to Spotlight in Conflict
    Melissa Block talks with Adam Shatz, literary editor at The Nation. In 2004, Shatz wrote a series on Hezbollah for the New York Review of Books. He interviewed numerous party officials for his articles, including the movement's leader, Sheik Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.
  • L.A. Exhibit Spotlights Hockney Portraiture
    Over a career that spans more than five decades, David Hockney has experimented with many different methods of making art. But he has always returned to portraits. Now, the first major exhibition devoted exclusively to those portraits is on view at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  • Internationals Flee Lebanon to Escape Fighting
    As the death toll continues to mount along the Israeli-Lebanese border, several foreign governments are undertaking a mass evacuation of their citizens in Lebanon. A ship departed Beirut to take about 1,200 European passport-holders out of the country.

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