All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • A deformed frogDeformed Minnesota frogs still largely a mystery 17 years later
    After seventeen years of sleuthing, scientists still have not solved the mystery of what caused frogs to develop abnormally in a south central Minnesota pond. The biologist who led the research tells the story in her new book.3:35 p.m.
  • Voter ID amendmentMinn. Supreme Court hears arguments on voter ID amendment
    The Minnesota Supreme Court will decide whether the voter ID constitutional amendment will be on the statewide ballot in November or if the Legislature must try to re-write the question.5:20 p.m.
  • 3M aerospace3M aerospace division takes flight
    Maplewood-based 3M has turned its aerospace business into a separate division, meaning the business will get more attention and investment as 3M products increasingly show up inside and outside the planes we fly on.5:24 p.m.
  • A deformed frogDeformed Minnesota frogs still largely a mystery 17 years later
    After seventeen years of sleuthing, scientists still have not solved the mystery of what caused frogs to develop abnormally in a south central Minnesota pond. The biologist who led the research tells the story in her new book.5:35 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • HIV Prevention Drug Truvada No Quick Fix For Brazil's Epidemic
    Some Brazilian researchers say Truvada should only be given to very specific groups at risk of getting HIV, like young, gay men. Others are concerned that a drug that blocks the transmission of HIV could be a set-back for safe sex campaigns and might actually encourage unsafe sexual behavior.
  • New Drug Focuses Attention On HIV Prevention
    Following the FDA approval of Truvada — the once-a-day pill that can drastically lower a person's risk of contracting HIV — Audie Cornish talks with Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. They examine the status of HIV prevention efforts in the U.S. today — what progress has been made and the challenges that still ahead. El-Sadr has worked on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment since 1981.
  • Kadima Party Pulls Out Of Israeli Government
    Israel's ruling coalition collapsed Tuesday as the Kadima Party withdrew from the government in a dispute over extending the military draft to members of ultra-orthodox community. The move by Kadima is expected to lead to early elections, perhaps next January.
  • Olympic Security Firm Under Fire Days Before Games
    In London, the fight over the G4S security company and the Olympics is growing. More guards failed to show up for work on Tuesday. And the CEO of the massive security company is being grilled by the Home Affairs Committee.
  • Will That Vaulting Pole Fit In The Overhead Bin?
    There's a lot of unusual equipment being schlepped on airplanes en route to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games like kayaks, bows and arrows, rifles. But maybe the oddest in terms of baggage and handling are the poles used by pole vaulters. Ranging in size from 15 to 17 feet, the poles cannot be broken down, and present an interesting exercise in patience at the check-in counter. Robert Siegel talks with former Olympian Jeff Hartwig about how pole vaulters manage their equipment.
  • Calculating The Value Of Human Tissue Donation
    Many organ donors are unaware they've also agreed to donate their veins, bones, skin and other tissue, which can be used not only to save a life, but also to help a cosmetic surgery patient. It's a $1 billion a year industry many know little about.
  • Is The Big Apple About To Lose Its Love Of Linsanity?
    Jeremy Lin's storybook career with the New York Knicks might have reached an abrupt end before the first chapter even finished. After rising from obscurity to NBA stardom, Lin got a rich offer from the Houston Rockets. The Knicks have until midnight to decide whether to match the offer or let Linsanity go.
  • Jimmy Cliff's 'Rebirth' Gives New Life To Vintage Reggae
    Critic Will Hermes says the singer's new record is an instant classic that sounds fresh even as it mines the golden era of Jamaican R&B.
  • Bernanke: U.S. Economic Growth Is Slowing
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers that progress toward bringing down the nation's high unemployment rate will be "frustratingly slow." He reiterated previous statements that the Fed stands ready to do more, but declined to be specific about what it would do. Bernanke also defended the Fed's role in addressing the manipulation of a benchmark interest rate by at least one big bank.
  • Romney Battles Attacks On His Record In Pa.
    Mitt Romney has spent days defending himself against attacks on his record in the private sector. Now on the campaign trail near Pittsburgh, he's taking a newly aggressive tone towards President Obama.

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