All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Earnings spike boosts Best Buy shares
    Best Buy shares soared 13 percent today to $34.80, more than triple their price when the swooning stock hit bottom in the days after Christmas.5:24 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Hallberg: Patients taking charge
    A new story you may have seen about doctors washing their hands got the attention of Dr. Jon Hallberg recently. Hallberg is a family physician at the University of Minnesota and medical analyst for All Things Considered on MPR News.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Pakistan's Former President Charged In Benazir Bhutto Murder
    Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been charged with murder in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Musharraf is back in Pakistan after a self-imposed exile. He denies the charges. Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center at The Atlantic Council, speaks with Melissa Block about the implications of the case.
  • Checkpoints And Curfews Complicate Life For Egyptians
    During the 2011 uprising in Egypt, police disappeared from the streets and were replaced by neighborhood watch committees. The groups have re-emerged during the violent stand-off between Egypt's military rulers and Islamist supporters of deposed President Morsi and people are reporting incidents of theft and harassment at checkpoints.
  • 1972 Miami Dolphins Honored For Winning Season, 40 Years Late
    They went undefeated through the season and playoffs and won the 1973 Super Bowl. But the Miami Dolphins of that legendary season were never honored at the White House — until Tuesday. Why?
  • Elmore Leonard, The 'Dickens Of Detroit,' Dies At 87
    Legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard published 46 novels, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. His works were adapted countless times for film and TV. Noah Adams remembers the man whose advice to other writers was "try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip."
  • Elmore Leonard Reads From 'Mr. Paradise'
    Novelist Elmore Leonard without another reading from him reads an excerpt from his 58th novel, Mr. Paradise. The scene depicts a visit Detroit homicide detective Jackie Michaels makes to the home Anthony Paradiso, an 84-year-old retired criminal attorney (aka "Mr. Paradise) who has died. Michaels speaks with Mr. Paradise's houseman, Lloyd. He initially read the excerpt on Weekend Edition Sunday in 2004. Leonard died Tuesday at the age of 87.
  • Fla. Balks At Insurance Navigators As Obamacare Deadline Nears
    Gov. Rick Scott has built a political career fighting the president's health overhaul — and he's not through yet. He's joining other Republicans in opposition to people called navigators, who are being hired to help enroll the public in health plans.
  • With Pot Legal In Washington, Will Buyers Stay Underground?
    State regulators are putting the finishing touches on rules for the new state-sanctioned recreational marijuana market. The man hired to help shape those rules says that for state-licensed pot stores to succeed, police have to toughen up on the black market.
  • Doctors Stop Circumcisions After Finding Out What They Cost
    Patients have a difficult time finding how much hospitals charge for procedures. Doctors can have the same problem. Two doctor practices in Anchorage, Alaska, stopped performing circumcisions in a local hospital when they found out what the hospital was charging for the procedure; they decided to take a stand against prices they felt were too high.
  • Mexico Schooled Over More Than 100 Mistakes In New Textbooks
    In Mexico, as students head back to the classroom this week, their teachers will have extra work ahead of them. They're going to have to correct more than a hundred errors found in the free textbooks handed out to millions of students.
  • How Vine Settled On 6 Seconds
    According to numbers released Tuesday, Twitter's one-year-old video-sharing app Vine now has about 40 million registered users. The app lets users shoot a maximum of six seconds per Vine, so we wanted to know why the limit's set at six seconds and not a second longer.

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