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All Things Considered
Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Target's CEOA chat with Target's new CEO
    The weak economy and cautious consumer spending have made it a tough time to take the reins at a major retail company. Gregg Steinhafel did just that on May 1, when he became the new CEO of Target Corp.4:50 p.m.
  • Olga FrancoFranco guilty on all 24 counts
    A jury in Willmar Wednesday night found Olga Franco guilty of driving a minivan into a school bus and killing four children last February near Cottonwood.5:21 p.m.
  • Gov. Tim PawlentyPawlenty calls for freshened up GOP
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty told two groups in Washington Wednesday that the Republican Party needs to come up with better ideas to appeal to blue collar voters.5:24 p.m.
  • Defaced sculptureCommunity upset over defaced sculpture
    Residents of St. Paul's east side are trying to figure out how to deal with what police are treating as a hate crime. Several weeks ago, vandals swept through a local park and defaced a popular sculpture.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bin Laden's Driver Found Guilty Of Supporting Terror
    A jury of six military officers at Guantanamo Bay convicted Osama bin Laden's driver Salim Hamdan of supporting terrorism in the first war crimes case in the U.S. since World War II. He was cleared of conspiracy charges, but faces the possibility of life in prison.
  • Evaluating Al-Qaida's Nuclear Strategy
    Scholars say the likelihood of al-Qaida carrying out a nuclear attack involves two issues: whether the group has the technical capability and whether it would be beneficial to the group.
  • Solzhenitsyn Laid To Rest In Moscow
    Writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn has been buried in Moscow. Senior Russian literary and political figures attended the Orthodox Church service. Solzhenitsyn, a Soviet dissident and Nobel laureate, was a fierce Russian nationalist. He died last Sunday.
  • Doctor Who Treated K2 Survivors Recounts Ordeal
    Eleven climbers are confirmed dead on K2. American Dr. Eric Meyer, who treated several of the climbers who managed to escape, says there were too many people in too small an area moving slowly in extremely hazardous conditions.
  • Cheek: Darfur Work May Have Led To Revoked Visa
    China has revoked the visa of former Olympic speedskater Joey Cheek. Though he was given no explanation, Cheek says he suspects his Darfur-related activism may have prompted the move. He runs Team Darfur, which highlights the violence in the region.
  • China Plays Modest Role In U.S. Presidential Race
    China's role on the world stage has not been a major campaign issue for either McCain or Obama, though both have addressed the topic. McCain has called for the release of Tibetan prisoners, and Obama says China offers opportunities for prosperity and cooperation.
  • Three Sizzling, Sexy South Beach Books
    South Beach is just as tantalizing today as it was in the days of Miami Vice. Mix one part Art Deco, one part Cubanita culture, one part surreal fantasy and you've got a book — or three.
  • In Defense, Randy Newman Has A Few Words
    His sharp-tongued lyrics have skewered rednecks, kingpins and heartless politicians. Newman has riled a long list of people — and it's likely to grow with the release of his new CD, Harps and Angels. He may be the most misunderstood songwriter ever.
  • Feds: Scientist Acted Alone In Anthrax Attacks
    Federal authorities have said Army scientist Bruce Ivins' guilt in the 2001 anthrax attacks could be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. At a news conference, they said Ivins was the only person responsible for the attack that killed five people.
  • Evidence Against Anthrax Suspect Strong
    Before Bruce Ivins became the focus of the anthrax investigation, suspicion had wrongly fallen on scientist Steven Hatfill. But the evidence against Ivins is much stronger. Investigators say he had the expertise, opportunity and access to carry out the attacks.

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