All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Ralph NaderRalph Nader files to get on ballot in Minnesota
    Supporters of independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader turned in 4,000 signatures today, to get his name on the Nov. 4 ballot in Minnesota.4:50 p.m.
  • Mark RichardsonZen and now
    Millions of people know the 1970s book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." It's the story of author Robert Pirsig's cross-country bike trip with his son Chris. Now, a 21st century biker has recreated Pirsig's journey, and written a book called "Zen and Now."4:53 p.m.
  • Important Minnesota elections links
    Some important links for the 2008 primary election in Minnesota.5:20 p.m.
  • Protester detainedHeffelfinger: We will not be reviewing claims of police misconduct
    The city of St. Paul has hired former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger to conduct an independent review of police planning and tactics during last week's Republican National Convention. However, the team will not investigate allegations of excessive force by the police.5:24 p.m.
  • Sheriff FletcherSheriff Fletcher defends his department against jail complaints
    Attorneys for several dozen people jailed last week during the Republican National Convention have complained about their treatment in the Ramsey County jail. Sheriff Bob Fletcher defends his department's handling of jailed protesters.5:54 p.m.
  • Discussion: How to celebrate the new I-35W bridge opening
    Minnesota Public Radio's Bob Collins asks: How do you celebrate the year-long effort to recover from a tragedy?6:28 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Energy Takes Center Stage On Capitol Hill
    After testing out their energy slogans over the August break, legislators are back in Washington. Can a compromise involving some drilling and some alternative energy survive the election season?
  • Baton Rouge, La., Grapples With Power Outages
    More than a week after Hurricane Gustav rolled through Louisiana, the state capital, Baton Rouge, is still experiencing significant power outages. Mayor Kip Holden says Gustav caused "tremendous damage" to the transmission lines.
  • Global Nightmare: If Fannie And Freddie Had Failed
    The U.S. takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may end up costing American taxpayers a bundle. But world economic leaders say the cost of not saving them would have been unimaginable.
  • Thai PM Fried For Stints On Cooking Show
    Thailand's embattled prime minister, Samak Sundaravej, has been forced out, but not by the anti-government demonstrators who have taken over his compound in recent weeks. A court finds that Samak's TV appearances violated the constitution.
  • Estonia Seeks Stronger EU Response To Russia
    The European Union has been split about how to respond to Russia's attack on Georgia. Estonia is one of the EU members to have argued for a stronger response to Russia. It says NATO and EU membership must now be offered to Georgia and Ukraine.
  • McCain, Palin Campaign In Ohio
    Sen. John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin campaigned in Lebanon, Ohio, Tuesday. The two Republicans gave an upbeat assessment of the situation in Iraq. They also criticized Barack Obama's position on the "surge."
  • Obama Campaign To Keep Focus On McCain
    Sen. John McCain has enjoyed a bounce in the polls after the Republican convention. Robert Gibbs, the communications director for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, says the campaign's focus will be John McCain — not Sarah Palin.
  • Chick Lit That Features Heroines, Not High Heels
    Curtis Sittenfeld admits she's not sure what constitutes "chick lit." What she does know is that these three books featuring smart young women make her proud to be a chick.
  • Letters: Voters, Trees Vs. Billboards, Plastic Trays
    Listeners responded to Monday's conversation with NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, tensions in a Florida community where billboards have replaced trees, and colleges getting rid of plastic trays. A listener also pointed to an error in the story on movie theaters.
  • Horse Sense: New Breed Of Executive Training
    The Horse Institute helps managers learn about teamwork, creativity and communication by watching and performing exercises with horses. Companies that provide such "equine-assisted learning" say because horses are so good at reflecting human behavior, they can help teach people something about themselves.

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