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All Things Considered
Friday, July 30, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Washing feet before prayerSt. Cloud's history of friction with outsiders
    Many people who have moved to St. Cloud say fitting in isn't easy -- regardless of one's race, ethnicity, or religion. Given their different appearance, culture and faith, Somalis and Muslims have had a particularly difficult time.3:50 p.m.
  • SeminariansWould-be seminarians struggle to pay tuition
    Seminaries around the country expected to see their classrooms fill up this past year. They figured people who lost a job and who felt called to ministry would choose to enroll, just as they had in past recessions. But in Minnesota, some seminaries are seeing the opposite -- the bad economy is hurting their enrollment.4:48 p.m.
  • An unlikely venue for a church service: the local bar
    This Sunday, Chris Fletcher will gather a group of pals at Dunnigan's Pub & Grub in Two Harbors for the second installment of "Bar Church."4:54 p.m.
  • Moms of hikersState Department: Hikers are victims of 'nuclear game'
    The three American hikers held in Iran are victims of an dispute between the two countries over Iran's nuclear program, the State Department said today.5:20 p.m.
  • LakeshoreDNR sues small township, homeowner, over lakeshore variance
    A lakeshore homeowner in Becker County was in the middle of a construction project when the DNR sued the local township that granted him a variance.5:24 p.m.
  • Washing feet before prayerSt. Cloud's history of friction with outsiders
    Many people who have moved to St. Cloud say fitting in isn't easy -- regardless of one's race, ethnicity, or religion. Given their different appearance, culture and faith, Somalis and Muslims have had a particularly difficult time.5:45 p.m.
  • Rehearsing for the showIn St. Paul, a worldly music camp makes lasting friends
    A little-known summer camp in St. Paul attracts kids from just about every corner of the globe to sing songs from their homelands and the world.5:54 p.m.
  • Molly RingwaldDinner Party Download featuring '80s teen icon Molly Ringwald
    Dinner Party Download hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam equip you with jokes, unusual news items and cocktail recipes. Plus you'll learn some things you didn't know about tonight's guest --- '80s teen icon Molly Ringwald.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Once Again, Immigration Is A Hot Campaign Issue
    Republicans plan to use Democrats' opposition to Arizona's controversial law as a key talking point in this fall's campaigns.
  • Week In Politics: Auto Industry, Economy
    Michele Norris speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the aftermath of the auto bailout and the economy.
  • Labor Issues On Roster For Upcoming NFL Season
    NFL players have been reporting to training camps around the country this week. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to discuss what's in store for the upcoming football season.
  • Journalists On Trail Of Clinton Wedding Rumor
    Rhinebeck, N.Y., about 100 miles north of New York City, is preparing for the rumored wedding of Chelsea Clinton to her longtime boyfriend, Marc Mezvinsky, on Saturday. But nobody knows for sure if the event will actually take place there. Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been tight-lipped about their daughter's nuptials.
  • In Rare Summit, Arab Rivals Try To Ease Tension
    Saudi Arabia and Syria were bitterly divided in the aftermath of the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. But the leaders of both countries visited Lebanon on Friday to try to ease tensions over reports Hezbollah will be implicated in the crime by an international tribunal.
  • SEC Accuses Billionaire Brothers Of Fraud
    The SEC has sued two Texas billionaire brothers known for their support of conservatives, claiming they misled investors to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • High-Tech 'Band-Aids' Call Doctors
    A new generation of wireless medical sensors mounted on an adhesive strip can call a doctor and transmit key data when they detect a problem. But federal regulators, who want to make sure the technology is safe, have yet to iron out regulations for these devices.
  • Regulators Want Truckers On Road To Shape Up
    Federal regulators have announced plans to step up scrutiny of sleep apnea and other health issues affecting truckers, who are more likely than average Americans to be overweight. The move has prompted a health craze -- or what passes for one -- among truckers.
  • 'Wookieeleaks': Popular, It Is; Because 'Geeks Love To Go Deep On Things'
    Using the WikiLeaks story as inspiration, 'Star Wars' fans have been using Twitter to imagine what secrets might be leaked from the rebel forces and the Empire.
  • Obama Defends Bailout Of Auto Industry
    President Obama visits auto plants in Detroit to tout the contributions the industry bailout made to the economy's recovery.

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