All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Monday, July 22, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Rogers feeds June by handDNR's revocation of bear researcher's permit stands
    A Department of Natural Resources decision to revoke researcher Lynn Rogers' license to put radio collars on bears and put cameras in their dens will stand -- even after Rogers met personally today with Gov. Mark Dayton to appeal the decision.5:20 p.m.
  • Edina's Nash Finch grocer is acquired by Michigan-based rival
    The 128-year-old grocer is being acquired by Spartan Stores, one of the nation's largest food distributors, in a $1.3 billion stock-swap. Layoffs appear likely, but the companies were mum on how many Minnesota jobs would be cut.5:24 p.m.
  • Acute Psychiatric ServicesPsychiatric emergency room a 'bottleneck' for mental health care
    One of the busiest entry points into Minnesota's mental health system is the psychiatric emergency room. Sometimes they walk in off the street or are brought in by police or EMS. Nearly always they are in need of treatment for mental illness.5:35 p.m.
  • Jeffery AndersonEx-scouts sue Rochester scoutmaster alleging decades-old abuse
    A St. Paul attorney has filed what he said are the first civil lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America under the terms of a new Minnesota law that allows sex abuse victims to reach back farther than ever into history.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Detroit Retirees Wonder How Bankruptcy Will Affect Benefits
    A federal bankruptcy court will be the scene for some colossal decisions about the future of Detroit, which filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection last week. One of the issues is whether retirees will see their benefits cut.
  • Detroit's Emergency Manager: 'There's Just No Money'
    Kevyn Orr tells All Things Considered the crisis was the city's own making, but it doesn't help anyone to look for blame in the past.
  • Polio Eradication Suffers A Setback As Somali Outbreak Worsens
    Somalia now has the dubious distinction of having the worst polio outbreak in the world. The country had been polio-free since 2007. If this outbreak gains a foothold, health workers fear it could spread into the Middle East.
  • U.K. Cracking Down On Porn, Blocking It Unless Users Opt In
    The British prime minister says a plan to outlaw "violent" porn and block certain search terms is designed to protect children. Will a crackdown result in less child abuse?
  • Residents Forced To Live Without Landlines
    Verizon has taken the first step to replace copper lines with a home cellular connection in coastal areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But many customers don't like the new phone connection, saying the new technology is inferior to traditional landlines.
  • Obama To Lay Out Economic Vision This Week
    President Obama returns to Illinois this week and to the city of Galesburg, site of a pivotal speech he made early in his first presidential campaign. His speech Wednesday will be a set of proposals for strengthening the economy.
  • Lack Of Leaders Puts Strain On Homeland Security Department
    Fifteen top posts at the Department of Homeland Security, including retiring Secretary Janet Napolitano's position, are now vacant or soon will be. Many are being filled on a temporary basis, and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want the Obama administration to get busy filling those jobs, too.
  • Lure Of Flower's Putrid Essence Draws Crowd
    The titan arum blooms again, this time at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Eager flower-watchers lined up to experience the plant's distinctive rotting-corpse-like odor.
  • GlaxoSmithKline Embroiled In Bribery Scandal In China
    GlaxoSmithKline officials have admitted that some of the pharmaceutical company's top executives in China may have violated Chinese laws. Beijing has accused the company of engaging in a wide-ranging bribery scheme to boost sales and profits in the country. The company said it is cooperating with the investigation.
  • How An Ethiopian Bean Became The Cinderella Of Coffee
    Some of the worst-paid farmers in Ethiopia were able to get their bean to the specialty coffee ball and sell to top U.S. roasters like Stumptown. But it only happened after the growers got organized and attracted the attention of coffee prospectors from the U.S.

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