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All Things Considered
Monday, August 13, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • State shutdownWest metro legislative primaries a race to the right
    The primary is the first step in determining which party controls the Legislature next year as Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers set the state's next two-year budget.5:19 p.m.
  • MarriageMankato weighs in on marriage amendment
    Mankato's city council on Monday evening went on record to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that defines marriage as between one woman and one man. The council joins 11 other Minnesota cities that have approved resolutions opposing the amendment. No cities have voted to endorse the amendment.5:52 p.m.
  • Chris ColemanColeman's 2013 budget would fill police positions, build Frogtown park
    In his 2013 budget proposal announced today, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman wants to fill vacant positions in the city's police department and put money toward a new city park in Frogtown.5:56 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Medicare A Hot Topic As Romney, Ryan Hit The Trail
    Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan campaigned in different states on Monday. Ryan was in Iowa, where President Obama was also campaigning. Meanwhile, Romney was in the important battleground state of Florida. Some analysts believe that Ryan's budgets proposals — which make major changes to Medicare — could hurt the Romney/Ryan ticket in Florida, especially among older voters.
  • Romney's VP Pick Shakes Up Presidential Race
    The selection of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan to be the GOP vice president candidate shook up the presidential race over the weekend. Mara Liasson joins Audie Cornish to talk about the campaign.
  • First Woman To Moderate Fall Debate In 20 Years
    We follow up with 16-year-old Emma Axelrod of Montclair, N.J. Two weeks ago Axelrod visited Washington, D.C., to deliver a petition with nearly 120,000 signatures to the Commission on Presidential Debates, asking them to select a woman to moderate at least one of the presidential debates. On Monday, the Commission announced that CNN's Candy Crowley will be the first woman in 20 years to lead one of the debates.
  • After Olympics, London Sees Exodus Of Thousands
    The well-staged London Olympics have drawn to a close and on Monday, thousands of fans made their way to airports for the flight home.
  • Egypt's President Forces Key Military Heads To Retire
    Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi made a surprise decision to force top military officers into early retirement.
  • On Call-In Radio, Egypt's Leader Offers Reassurance
    New Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi came to power amid an economic crisis and political turmoil. Now, he hopes to reassure Egyptians he's putting the country on the right track. One way is by answering questions on a call-in radio show.
  • From A British King To Rock 'N' Roll: The Slippery History Of Eel Pie Island
    Seeking eel pie's origins, the Kitchen Sisters find an island where the Rolling Stones used to play. The traditional British dish can only be found in a handful of London shops now, but Eel Pie Island lives on in music history.
  • 'Cosmo' Editor Helen Gurley Brown Dies At 90
    When Brown took the reins at Cosmopolitan magazine in 1965, it was a foundering monthly known for fiction. Without any editing experience, she turned it into the wildly popular, sexy, women-focused, hugely profitable glossy we know today. She died Monday in New York.
  • Wicked And Delicious: Devouring Roald Dahl
    There's nothing scarier than having someone you love turn on you. For author D.W. Gibson, that someone was Roald Dahl, who, in addition to children's books, wrote short stories that are truly terrifying. Is there a book that haunts your dreams? Tell us about it in the comments.
  • Obama Calls Out Paul Ryan Over Farm Bill In Iowa
    President Obama began a three day bus tour of Iowa on Monday. He held up the stalled out farm bill as an example of uncompromising Republican congressional leaders and an appropriate role for the federal government.

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