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All Things Considered
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Macy's in St. PaulMacy's makeover of Marshall Field's continues
    It's been one year since Macy's made its Marshall Field's stores into Macy's stores. The retailer has had a tough time selling Minnesota shoppers on Macy's, especially shoppers who still long for the glory days of Dayton's.4:50 p.m.
  • Boarding busGetting back on the bus
    Traffic congestion has not been as big a problem as many predicted in the metro area. But there has been a sharp increase in one kind of vehicle on Minnesota roads the last couple of days: the big yellow school bus.4:54 p.m.
  • Coffee with RudyGiuliani touts electability during Minnesota stop
    The former mayor of New York City breezed through Minnesota, shaking hands at a St. Paul cafe, sharing coffee with a few patrons and then heading off to a fundraiser at a country club in the suburbs.5:20 p.m.
  • Luciano PavarottiItalian tenor Pavarotti dies at age 71
    Pavarotti's charismatic personna and ebullient showmanship - but most of all his creamy and powerful voice - made him the most beloved and celebrated tenor since the great Caruso and one of the few opera singers to win crossover fame as a popular superstar.5:50 p.m.
  • Luciano PavarottiPavarotti remembered
    Luciano Pavarotti is being remembered Thursday for his musical gifts and his charisma. The acclaimed voice of the Italian tenor was silenced this morning. Pavarotti died in his hometown in Modena, Italy. He was 71 yard old, and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Fuel Foreclosure Crisis
    More and more homeowners are in danger of losing their homes after falling behind on their mortgage payments. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, new foreclosure filings hit an all-time high this spring. Trouble in the credit market since then has likely made things worse.
  • Stockton Suffers Among Top U.S. Foreclosure Rates
    Stockton, Calif., has one of the biggest foreclosure rates in the country, according to RealtyTrac. Art Godi, a longtime Realtor there and former president of the National Association of Realtors, talks with Michele Norris.
  • What's Behind Iran's Release of Americans?
    Experts in the United States know little about Iran's motives for arresting Iranian-American scholars and journalists in the first place, but they suggest that Iran's supreme leader stepped in to ease tensions with the United States.
  • New Jersey Rodeo Has Roped in Fans for 50 Years
    One of the longest-running weekly rodeos takes place not in Texas or Wyoming but in south Jersey. Grant Harris runs Cowtown Rodeo, which was started by his father and has been family-run since 1955.
  • Iraqis Flood Refugee Center as Syria Changes Policy
    Syria has long offered an open door to its neighbors in Iraq who want to flee the war. It's the only country to allow Iraqis in without a visa, and more than 1.5 million refugees have taken advantage of that. But the numbers have placed huge burdens on Syria's economy and social structure, so Syria is about to change the policy.
  • Obstacles Limit Flow of Iraqis into United States
    Iraqi refugees trying to come to the United States face roadblocks. Since October, only 719 people have been admitted, even though the United States pledged earlier this year to accept 7,000, says Kristele Younes of the group Refugees International.
  • Study May Tie Food Additives to Hyperactivity
    Some parents have suspected for years that certain additives or colorings in processed food seem to have an effect on their children's attentiveness and behavior. Now, a study in the medical journal Lancet suggests that there might be something to that theory.
  • U.S.-Backed Colombian Army Rife with Corruption
    Colombia's most powerful drug-trafficking cartel and rebels from the largest guerrilla group have infiltrated the highest levels of the armed forces — paying an admiral, at least two generals and other officers for information to help them avoid capture, according to the military and other government officials.
  • Letters: Serial Rapist, Football Upset, Coal Music
    Michele Norris and Melissa Block read from listeners' e-mails. Topics include reaction to a story about serial rapist Brent Brents, the upset football victory of Appalachian State over Michigan, and "The Music of Coal."
  • Jones Report Calls for Reducing U.S. Troops in Iraq
    A new report from a panel headed by retired Gen. James Jones calls for significantly downsizing the U.S. force in Iraq and changing its mission. It's another critical report leading up to Gen. David Petraeus' appearance before Congress on Monday and Tuesday.

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