All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Daniel BrendtroSouth Dakota Supreme Court approves two more ballot measures
    The South Dakota Supreme Court says voters have a right to repeal existing laws and in November they'll vote on 11 ballot initiatives including the fate of video lottery and a cell phone tax.4:51 p.m.
  • Kathryn WolfordNew McKnight CEO
    Minnesota's largest private charitable foundation has named a new president. The McKnight Foundation named Kathryn Wolford to its top position. Wolford currently heads Baltimore, Maryland-based Lutheran World Relief.4:53 p.m.
  • Two planesLawyers for Northwest Airlines and its flight attendants square off in New York
    Lawyers for Northwest Airlines and its flight attendants argued the untested legal question of whether workers can strike a bankrupt airline. The flight attendants union has said it will begin intermittent work stoppages Tuesday if the judge allows a strike to go ahead. Northwest says that could force the airline to shut down, and the judge should block any job actions.5:19 p.m.
  • Northwest planes are lined up at their gates.Northwest Airlines expands
    In the midst of bankruptcy proceedings and a labor dispute with its flight attendants, Northwest Airlines today announced it's expanding its routes, adding 43,000 seats to several popular winter vacation destinations.5:23 p.m.
  • Jasper FfordeJasper Fforde's 'Nursery Crimes'
    Author Jasper Fforde likes to play around with stories -- often other people's stories. Now he's written a book that looks at the tale of "The Three Bears" for what he says it really is -- a crime story.6:19 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Connecticut Democrats Face a Complicated Fall
    The Democratic Party is trying to unite behind Ned Lamont, who defeated incumbent Joe Lieberman in Tuesday's primary. But Lieberman, who has filed petitions to run as an independent, believes he still has 'Joe-mentum.'
  • A Post-Primary Look at Political Bedfellows
    E.J. Dionne, a columnist for the Washington Post and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times, talk about the prospects for moderates, incumbents and supporters of President Bush.
  • El Paso's Sheriff Goes After Illegal Immigrants
    This year alone, the sheriff and his deputies have reported more than 800 undocumented immigrants to the U.S. Border Patrol. Are they overstepping their authority, or just getting tough on crime?
  • These Tennis Balls Cause Quite a Racket
    Fans try to toss them into the "Swamp Bat Mobile" for a chance at a prize from the baseball team in Surrey, New Hampshire. And when the balls hit the car, they make a grand slam.
  • Caring for Kids at the End of Life
    The pediatric advanced care team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia takes care of children who are dying. Such programs recognize that adding time to a patient's life -- and more treatment -- may not be as important as adding quality to that life.
  • Doctors' Sad Work Punctuated by Happy Surprise
    The work of the pediatric palliative care team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is filled with much sadness and heartache. But sometimes, although not often enough, there are happy surprises, like the case of Owen Danyo.
  • Israeli Troops Prepare to Widen Ground Operation
    Israel's Security Cabinet approves a plan to greatly expand the ground offensive in south Lebanon against Hezbollah before the international community imposes a cease-fire. The plan calls for a wider push north toward the Litani River to try to weaken Hezbollah’s rocket-launching and ground-fighting capabilities
  • Pressuring the U.N. on the Ceasefire Draft
    Arab leaders are not happy with the resolution drafted by France and the United States. They believe the current proposal favors Israel, and they're urging the United Nations to make changes.
  • Jewish Americans Share Israel's Pain
    Jews in the Detroit area are watching events in the Middle East closely and reacting with a mixture of solidarity and anxiety.
  • If Your Cell Phone Starts Bidding, Hang Up
    The Federal Communications Commission is selling rights to a huge chunk of wireless spectrum, with the auction expected to bring in as much as $15 billion. Mobile phones, satellite TV, and other devices will be able to use the airwaves to improve their services.

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