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All Things Considered
Monday, September 10, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Additional seatingSt. Paul ballpark pitch leads state grant evaluations
    The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development today posted online evaluations of the 90 applications it received for the Capital Projects Grant program.5:20 p.m.
  • The Globe University campus in Woodbury, Minn.For-profit Globe University's recruitment, revenue tactics questioned
    Former employees and students of for-profit Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business paint a picture of schools that target students eligible for subsidized loans and grants, but who have low prospects for academic success. They also raise questions about whether students at those schools -- and the taxpayers who subsidize them -- are getting their money's worth.5:35 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Teacher Strike In Chicago Becomes Political
    On Monday, Chicago teachers went on strike for the first time in 25 years and left nearly 400,000 students without instructors.
  • Chicago Teachers Strike Draws National Attention
    Audie Cornish speaks with Stephen Sawchuk, assistant editor of Education Week, about the national implications of the Chicago teacher strike.
  • Syrian Activists Take On New And Riskier Roles
    Over 18 months, the Syrian revolt has transformed from a peaceful protest movement to a brutal civil war with no end in sight. And as the conflict grinds on, activists who once led peaceful demonstrations have joined rebel brigades and have their own, often dangerous work to do.
  • College Course Lumps Homosexuality, Rape, Murder
    Franciscan University of Steubenville's description of a social work course on deviant behavior says it examines "murder, rape, robbery, prostitution, homosexuality, mental illness and drug use." Gay alumni want the description changed, and the program's accreditation is being questioned.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Debate Collides With NFL
    Melissa Block talks to Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine, about how the issue of same-sex marriage has collided with the NFL.
  • Obama Campaign Edged Ahead In August Fundraising
    Democratic committees and the Obama campaign raised a combined $114 million in August, slightly ahead of the $111 million raised by GOP groups. It's the first time the Obama camp has been ahead in several months.
  • Candidates Criticize China; Presidents Show Caution
    For more than three decades, presidential candidates have talked tough about China during the campaign season. But in the Oval Office, presidents have generally been much less aggressive.
  • When Heat Kills: Global Warming As Public Health Threat
    Emerging science shows that people respond more favorably to warnings about climate change when it's portrayed as a health issue rather than as an environmental problem. Should the symbol for danger be a child instead of a polar bear?
  • Mitt Romney's Shifting Stance On Health Care
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Sunday that he might not want to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act after all. He said he supports the provision that assures people with pre-existing health conditions can get coverage.
  • Test Your Clever Side With 'Another Thing'
    All Things Considered and author/blogger Lenore Skenazy offer a weekly on-air puzzle to test your cleverness skills. The "Another Thing" contest takes a trend in the news and challenges you to help us satirize it with a song title, a movie name or something else wacky.

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