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All Things Considered
Friday, September 19, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • ArrestFilm revisits the Battle in Seattle
    As debate continues over how police handled demonstrations in the Twin Cities during the Republican National Convention, a new movie opening this weekend examines incidents in Seattle in 1999 that helped to shape the way authorities now manage security at big protests.4:49 p.m.
  • RobotractorA technological revolution on the farm
    Farmers are turning to high-tech solutions to save money.4:54 p.m.
  • McCain speaksWhat McCain said and what he didn't say
    John McCain focused a large part of his Minnesota speech on the economy and why Barack Obama is a bad fit for president. But there were some things he didn't say.5:19 p.m.
  • Peace protestersSt. Paul won't prosecute most journalists arrested during RNC
    The city attorney won't pursue misdemeanor charges against journalists who were arrested during the Republican National Convention protests.5:24 p.m.
  • Steel plant siteEssar Steel breaks ground on Nashwauk plant
    Officials have broken ground on a new $1.6 billion steel plant in northern Minnesota. The facility will be the first mine-to-steelmaking plant in North America.5:50 p.m.
  • Major change is coming in the way many view television
    In less than five months, a major change is coming in the way many of us view television. Stations across the nation will change the way they beam their signals into our homes. Ashley Dos Santos of the National Association of Broadcasters joined Tom Crann from Washington to talk about the changes in TV service.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Cost Of Financial Bailout In Hundreds Of Billions
    President Bush and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are asking Congress to move swiftly on a proposal to buy up bad mortgage debt from Wall Street firms. The cost of the program could run into the hundreds of billions of dollars.
  • Impact Of Economy On Presidential Race Examined
    The economic news is creating even more uncertainty in the presidential race. David Brooks of The New York Times says the candidates' response Friday was mediocre. E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post says the issue has made life difficult for John McCain and helped Barack Obama.
  • Market Bailout Irks Congress
    Some Republicans are miffed about all the financial decisions being made without consulting them. Democrat Barney Frank says the Fed shouldn't have $800 billion to spread around without consulting anyone. Republicans say Democrats share blame for the crisis.
  • Reversing Course, Investment Banks Seek Shelter
    During the Great Depression, American lawmakers forced investment banks and regular savings banks to separate. Investment banks remained independent — until the financial crisis that swamped Wall Street this week. Now it seems that only one of the big independent investment banks may survive.
  • Obama Backs Bernanke, Paulson On Bailout
    Barack Obama offered his support for the proposals by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to stabilize the financial markets. In listing this week's economic woes, Obama included John McCain's support for the Bush administration's policies.
  • McCain Takes Aim At Obama For Economic Woes
    In rallies in Green Bay, Wis., and Blaine, Minn., John McCain launched an aggressive assault on rival Barack Obama, saying the Democrat is part of the reason why there has been a sharp decline in the confidence of the financial markets.
  • Republican Mailing Leaves Florida Voters Confused
    The RNC and the McCain camp sent a mailer to Florida voters that misidentified their party affiliations and asked for money. Democrats say the mailing is meant to confuse voters in this battleground state. Republicans say Democrats are making too much of this.
  • In Norfolk, Va., College Students Struggle To Vote
    In 1979, the Supreme Court guaranteed students the right to vote in the communities in which they attend school. But election officials can make it difficult. In Norfolk, Va., the local registrar has reportedly barred students who live in dormitories from registering to vote.
  • In New York, Chaos Reigns Amid Financial Collapse
    Fear and loathing returned to New York with a vengeance this week. Markets plunged, an investment bank collapsed and a huge insurer could only be saved with a big hand from the federal government.
  • Yankee Stadium To Host Final Game This Weekend
    This weekend Yankee Stadium will host its final baseball game. Next season, the New York Yankees will play ball in a brand-new facility. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks about the Yankees' season and the history of the stadium.

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