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All Things Considered
Monday, August 27, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Ron Paul supportersIn Tampa, Paul's Minnesota supporters unfazed by Isaac
    The Republican National Convention is set to convene Monday but will immediately recess until sometime Tuesday afternoon because a massive tropical storm named Isaac is churning in the nearby Gulf of Mexico.4:44 p.m.
  • Minnesota OrchestraDo the Twin Cities need 2 orchestras?
    Both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra are currently negotiating new contracts with their musicians. Both organizations face multi-million dollar deficits, and no one involved in the talks expects quick resolution. But even as the collective bargaining proceeds, some people in the larger community will ask whether Minnesota needs two world-class orchestras.4:49 p.m.
  • Caucus straw pollsMinn. Supreme Court denies challenge to photo ID
    The court has rejected a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls.5:20 p.m.
  • A Best Buy store in New York CityBest Buy founder Schulze given green light to make offer
    Best Buy Co. Inc. and its founder and former chairman Richard Schulze say they have an agreement that will allow Schulze to pursue his plan to try to buy the nation's largest consumer electronics chain.5:24 p.m.
  • Back to schoolMinneapolis students ride city buses now
    As they head back to school Monday, thousands of Minneapolis high school students will ride on a MetroTransit bus or light rail train instead of the typical yellow school bus.5:43 p.m.
  • Christian UclesBoth sides of marriage amendment debate court Latino voters
    Latinos are overwhelmingly Catholic, and the Catholic Church has made passage of the marriage amendment a top political priority.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Tropical Storm Isaac Takes Aim At Gulf Coast
    The massive Tropical Storm Isaac is moving through the Gulf of Mexico and heading toward landfall. Thousands have already evacuated and others are bracing for the storm.
  • On Katrina's 7th Anniversary, A New Storm Hurtles In
    Audie Cornish talks with Mark Schleifstein of the Times-Picayune, about New Orleans' preparedness for today versus seven years ago, when it was pummeled by Hurricane Katrina. The city is bracing for the possibility that tropical storm Isaac may turn into a hurricane.
  • How Madden NFL's Business Lineup Helps It Win Big
    The video game franchise is the largest of its kind in all of North America. Its success comes thanks to the complicated team effort of a few interested parties: the NFL, the software company that makes the game, and ESPN.
  • Afghan Women Fear Backsliding On Key Gains
    Women in Afghanistan are, in general, better off today than when the Taliban ruled. But activists say there has been backsliding on the gains of the past decade. And as the international community plans its drawdown, activists worry that the government won't do its part to protect women.
  • Book Review: 'The Renegades'
    The Renegades is a brutal true-to-life novel about war in Afghanistan, written by Tom Young, a member of the National Guard.
  • Republicans Must Do More With Less At Convention
    Mara Liasson joins Audie Cornish from the Republican National Convention hall in Tampa, Fla.
  • GOP Delegates Learn Policy From Gingrich At 'Newt U'
    Every day at the convention in Tampa, Newt Gingrich — the former House Speaker and a former college professor — will hold a two hour policy workshop.
  • Court Paves Way For Texas Planned Parenthood Cuts
    Planned Parenthood in Texas is deciding how to proceed after losing an important case in federal court. A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state can cut Planned Parenthood out of its women's health program because the organization is associated with abortion.
  • Letters: PBS Remixes Its Classic Characters
    Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read emails from listeners about PBS remixes of Bob Ross, Julia Child and Mister Rogers.
  • Denali National Park Still Closed After Bear Attack
    Part of Alaska's Denali National Park is still closed after a hiker was mauled to death by a grizzly bear on Friday. It was the first fatality from a bear attack in the park's nearly 100 year history. Melissa Block talks to park superintendent Paul Anderson for an update.

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