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All Things Considered
Thursday, September 26, 2013

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.
  • Nurse Kelly BrodieMNsure 101: Your guide
    MNsure, the state's online health insurance marketplace, goes live on Oct. 1. We've created an essential guide to help you understand what MNsure is, how it affects you and your family, and how it will change your options for insurance coverage. Can you keep your doctor? We've got that covered, too.4:54 p.m.
  • St. Louis County Commissioner Chris DahlbergRepublican Dahlberg enters race to challenge Franken in 2014
    An attorney and a 25-year Army reservist who was deployed to Iraq about 10 years ago, Dahlberg, served on the Duluth City Council before being elected to the St. Louis County Board, which he chairs. He joins four other Republicans who hope to run against Sen. Al Franken next year.5:20 p.m.
  • Terrance FranklinReport: Police confronted, nearly fired on Franklin before basement fight
    A police report released today reveals more details about the death of Terrance Franklin, who died May 10 following a foot chase and confrontation with several officers.5:23 p.m.
  • MNsure roll-out a ripe opportunity for scammers
    The roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, a confusing process for many people, is a dream come true for rip-off artists. Consumer advocacy groups and government agencies are urging consumers to keep their private information to themselves to avoid being victimized.5:52 p.m.
  • Carriage rideThe Millers take the scenic, horse-drawn route
    Life in the slow lane certainly describes Mike Miller's work. He and his wife Barb own and operate a horse drawn carriage business called The Hitching Company. You can see their rigs many nights on Twin Cities streets.5:56 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Kerry Meets Iranian Foreign Minister For Nuclear Talks
    Another round of talks on Iran's suspect nuclear program took place Thursday, this one at the United Nations and, for the first time, at the ministerial level. Secretary of State Kerry and Iran's new Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, will be among those in attendance along with their counterparts from the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Germany. No breakthroughs are anticipated in New York but the talks are expected to reconvene a week or so later in Geneva in search of an accord.
  • Obama: Obamacare Is 'Here To Stay'
    Maryland embraced Obamacare from day one. Next week, the state will launch an ambitious health insurance exchange. President Obama traveled there Thursday to talk about his vision for health care, the law and the middle class.
  • Republican Tactics Slow Down Obamacare Prep
    As Republicans try to figure out how to defund President Obama's health care law, some members of the party are attacking Obamacare on other fronts, too. For example, one House committee is investigating groups that were contracted to educate people about how to enroll.
  • Nine Japanese Auto Parts Makers Plead Guilty To Price Fixing
    The Justice Department says nine more Japanese companies have pleaded guilty and agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for their roles in a criminal conspiracy to fix the prices of auto parts.
  • Fresno Officials Dismantle Homeless Encampments
    City officials are planning to remove a large homeless encampment on the outskirts of downtown. The California city, where 1 in 4 people live below the poverty line, has taken down three other large encampments in recent weeks. The moves have been controversial and displaced hundreds of people.
  • College Board 'Concerned' About Low SAT Scores
    Roughly 6 in 10 college-bound high school students who took the SAT in 2013 performed poorly. The sponsor of the test wants to work with schools to help students do better, but some say the group is really concerned with trying to keep the test relevant.
  • Student Loan Changes Squeeze Historically Black Colleges
    Borrowing money from the government to pay for college has become tougher in the past few years. Stricter lending guidelines for federal PLUS loans have forced many students to drop out of historically black colleges and universities around the country.
  • NSA Revelations Leave Encryption Experts In A Quandry
    Documents leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden indicate the NSA may have installed backdoors on encryption products. It's not clear exactly what's going on but the stories have unleashed plenty of fear and loathing in the closed world of encryption researchers.
  • MLB Chief Bud Selig To Retire After Next Season
    Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig made it official: He formally announced his retirement Thursday, effective after the 2014 season.
  • 'Popular Science': Web Comments Are Bad For Science
    Popular Science magazine shut down online comments to stories on its website Tuesday. Robert Siegel speaks with Jacob Ward, the magazine's editor-in-chief, for more on the decision.

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