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All Things Considered
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:45 p.m.
  • Market hogsDown market has Minn. hog producers squealing
    Agriculture experts are still measuring the affects of the drought on the farmers, but it's likely that livestock producers will be the hardest hit.4:50 p.m.
  • Saints ballparkSaints ballpark, Duluth project big winners of state grant
    Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday announced the winners in a $47.5 million statewide competition designed to spur job creation.5:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • More Protests Follow Attack On U.S. Consulate
    Melissa Block speaks with Hadeel Al-Shalchi, Reuters' Libya Correspondent, about the scene on the ground in Benghazi after the attack this week that killed four U.S. diplomats.
  • Libyan Guards May Have Faltered At U.S. Consulate
    After the U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya, questions are being raised about the security at the consulate and whether there should have been a more robust force to protect Americans there.
  • Cairo Protests Sparked By Anti-Islam Trailer Continue
    In Egypt, protesters clashed with police near the U.S. Embassy for the third day in a row Thursday. The Cairo protests were fueled by anger over an anti-Islam film produced by an Egyptian Christian living in California. But is the anger being displayed outside the embassy widely felt by Egyptians?
  • Two Decisions May Make Voting Easier In Florida
    Two decisions this week will affect voting in the important swing state of Florida this November. One involves early voting hours, the other involves an effort by the state to purge its voter registration list of non-citizens.
  • Stealth Changes To Fast Food May Combat Obesity
    McDonalds says it's cutting sodium and sugar in its foods by 10 percent. Wal-Mart and other food retailers have committed to do the same. But is it enough to effect change?
  • A Little Patience, A Lot Of Salt Are Keys To A Lost Pickle Recipe
    Expert pickler Marisa McClellan recreates a listener's lost pickle recipe, and explains why her grandma's pickles are saltier than many modern-day versions. They're fermented, like a true kosher dill pickle.
  • Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law Likely To Remain
    Residents have been sounding off about the measure to a task force since May, and more hearings will be held before recommendations are made to Florida's Legislature. A task force may suggest a few tweaks to the law, which, despite all the attention, remains popular.
  • Teacher Evaluation Dispute Echoes Beyond Chicago
    One of the sticking points in the Chicago teachers' strike is how teachers should be evaluated — and the role student performance should play. Districts are grappling with the issue nationwide, but there's little agreement on how to implement such a system well.
  • Monkey, New To Science, Found In Central Africa
    A scientist discovered the first lesula specimen being kept as a pet in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.
  • TV Networks Reach For Different Territory This Fall
    Audie Cornish talks to Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times about the fall offerings on television. They cover Last Resort, Nashville, and The Mindy Kaling Project.

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