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All Things Considered
Thursday, August 9, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • VFW womenWomen help carry VFW's torch as older vets pass away
    Minnesota VFW officials say they're seeing an influx of women joining the organization after coming back from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.3:54 p.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:45 p.m.
  • VFW womenWomen help carry VFW's torch as older vets pass away
    Minnesota VFW officials say they're seeing an influx of women joining the organization after coming back from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Gonorrhea Evades Antibiotics, Leaving Only One Drug To Treat Disease
    Most of the antibiotics that once worked against gonorrhea have stopped working. Now federal health officials say doctors should stop using one of the two remaining drugs. "The big worry is that we potentially could have untreatable gonorrhea in the United States," one expert says.
  • List Of Drug-Resistant Infections Continues To Grow
    Melissa Block talks to Arjun Srinivasan about gonorrhea and other diseases that are resistant to drugs, and what can be done to contain their spread. Srinivasan is a medical officer in the division of healthcare quality promotion of the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Missing Athletes Join Long List Of Olympic Defectors
    Multiple Olympians have gone missing from the Olympic Village in London — including seven members of the Cameroon delegation, three from Sudan and one from Ethiopia. One of the athletes is known to have asked for asylum. But the whereabouts of the rest are a mystery. If they have defected, they will join a long tradition of Olympic athletes who have used the Games as an opportunity to escape from their country of origin. Melissa Block speaks with Olympic historian David Wallechinsky, about the history of Olympic defections.
  • The Marijuana Trade In The Euro's Birthplace
    Maastricht recently passed a law banning foreigners from buying marijuana.
  • On The Trail, Even Republicans Spin Clinton Years Into Gold
    In this year's presidential campaign, both parties are trying to use Bill Clinton's presidency to their advantage. Although he's popular and the economy was better then, it could be a risky strategy — because Clinton is not just a symbol.
  • How Fox Pioneered A Formula For Latino News
    As more and more news companies begin courting Hispanics, one site has been ahead of the curve: Fox News Latino has found early success by appealing to English-speaking Hispanics with a recipe that doesn't always coincide with Fox News' highly rated opinion shows.
  • Scandalous Bollywood Film Bores Indian Audiences
    Audie Cornish speaks with Aseem Chhabra about the controversial new Bollywood movie, Jism 2, which features a female porn star in a lead role. They discuss the film, and what it does and does not mean for the culture of Indian movies. Chhabra is a freelance writer and popular culture critic.
  • 5 Ways To Avoid Being Hacked
    Many of us take a fatalistic approach when it comes to online security — if you don't share much, you must be safe, right? With the proliferation of social networking sites, it's getting easier for the malicious to hack into our lives. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your data security.
  • Study: Humans, Elephants User Similar Vocalizations
    Audie Cornish talks to Tecumseh Fitch of the University of Vienna in Austria about the science behind elephant communication through sound.
  • Women's Olympic Soccer Final: U.S. Beats Japan 2-1, To Win Gold
    The U.S. women's soccer team has won their third consecutive gold medal in the Olympics. They defeated Japan at London's Wembley Stadium, in a game that set a new attendance record of more than 80,000 spectators.

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