All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Monday, September 17, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Ananya ChatterjeaAnanya Chatterjea links dance, social awareness
    Today we're launching a new series on Minnesota Public Radio News called "Art Heroes," stories about some of Minnesota's finest artists who are also exceptional community leaders. Our first subject: Ananya Chatterjea.4:49 p.m.
  • Pay by phoneNo wallet? No problem -- as long as you have a smartphone
    Target and Best Buy are joining other big retailers to develop a network that will let customers pay with their phone at the checkout.5:20 p.m.
  • Blowing the shofarBlowing the shofar, heralding the Jewish new year
    The two-day Rosh Hashana holiday, which began at sundown on Sunday, commemorates the creation of the world in the Jewish calendar. It's ushered in with prayers and the blowing of a shofar, a horn carved from a kosher animal. Minnesota Sounds and Vices reporter Dan Olson visited a school in St. Paul to learn how the tradition is being passed to a new generation.5:26 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Files New Trade Complaint Against China
    President Obama announced the complaint during a campaign stop in Ohio on Monday. Audie Cornish talks to Scott Horsley.
  • Obama, Romney In Tug Of War Over China Trade
    The Obama administration has filed a new trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization, challenging Chinese subsidies for auto parts. Mitt Romney dismissed the trade complaint as "too little, too late." He's been criticizing Obama for not taking a tougher line against China.
  • Chicago Teachers Union Still Stuck On A Contract
    The Chicago teachers strike entered its second week on Monday. The union says it's looking over a proposed deal. City officials also tried to get a court order to stop the strike.
  • What Drove Early Man Across Globe? Climate Change
    Some of the biggest human migrations coincided with major changes in climate, according to a new analysis. Researchers say early humans set out in search of climates where more food was available. And some populations stayed put in certain locations because barriers like glaciers blocked their progress.
  • Shriveled Mich. Apple Harvest Means Fewer Jobs, Tough Year Ahead
    After a mild winter and a late-April freeze, Michigan's apple harvest was decimated. Less fruit means fewer picking jobs. It also means little to no income from apples in storage that growers rely on to get them through to next year's harvest.
  • As Sanctions Take A Toll, Debate In Iran Heats Up
    Talks on Iran's nuclear activities appear to be at a halt, but there is action behind the scenes. Iran's public position hasn't changed. But privately, debate is growing over whether the nuclear program is worth the economic pain of harsh banking and oil sanctions that continue to do their work.
  • Tensions Run High Between Israel And U.S. Over Iran
    Relations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama have been strained over Israel's call for a "red line" regarding Iran, beyond which military action directed at Iran's nuclear facilities would become inevitable.
  • Medicaid Helps Washington, D.C., Clinic Care For Ex-Prisoners
    After they are released, former prisoners often don't have jobs or health insurance. The federal health law's Medicaid expansion could change that soon, though. Some states and the District of Columbia are getting a head start.
  • Antietam Changed Nature Of Civil War 150 Years Ago
    On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, a look at what the North and South were trying to achieve on the battlefield that day and how Antietam ended up changing the nature of the Civil War.
  • Same Camera, Different Century: Capturing Civil War Sites, 150 Years Later
    For the anniversary of the Civil War battle, we wanted to re-create the original images.

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