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All Things Considered
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Walter MosleyWalter Mosley's advice
    Mosley's newest book features no characters, no unsolved murders, jury trials or plot of any kind. This time, the novelist says, it's your turn.4:50 p.m.
  • Archbishop Desmond TutuSt. Thomas reverses ban on Tutu
    The University of St. Thomas has reversed a decision to bar Archbishop Desmond Tutu from speaking at the school.5:20 p.m.
  • Jack Nelson-PallmeyerPeace activist enters U.S. Senate race
    Another DFLer has entered the race to run against Republican Sen. Norm Coleman. Author and teacher Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer says he'll compete for next year's DFL endorsement.5:24 p.m.
  • Target opens 61 new stores today
    Five new Target stores opened in Minnesota today, four in the Metro area and one in Rochester. They are among 61 stores the Minneapolis-based discount retailer is opening today around the U.S. University of St. Thomas marketing professor Dave Brennen talked to Host Tom Crann about why so many stores are opening all at once.5:50 p.m.
  • Chuck LoveChuck Love spins for the world
    Minneapolis native Chuck Love is a "house DJ." You might not have heard the name, but within the field he's internationally known. What sets Chuck Love apart from most other house DJ's is that he considers himself first and foremost a musician, and he plays several instruments during his live shows.5:54 p.m.
  • In RainbowsThe day the music (industry) died?
    Radiohead offers music lovers a name-your-own-price payment plan. What kind of message is the band trying to send?6:14 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • UAW, Chrysler Reach Tentative Four-Year Deal
    After a matter of hours Wednesday, the UAW's strike against Chrysler was over. The union reached an agreement with the automaker, and union workers should be back on the job shortly. In a statement, UAW Vice President General Holiefield says the deal "protects jobs for our communities."
  • 'Surface Chemistry' Nets Nobel Prize for German
    German researcher Gerhard Ertl has won the 2007 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Ertl developed new methods for studying the "surface chemistry" that is critical to everything from catalytic converters for cleaning up auto exhaust, to the chemical reactions that created the hole in the ozone layer.
  • Language Experts Study the Future of Past Tense
    Two new studies published Wednesday in the journal Nature explore how languages evolve. Tecumseh Fitch, a professor of psychology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, studies the evolution of language and wrote the introduction for the Nature studies.
  • High Court Considers Test of Federal-State Power
    Jose Medellin, a Mexican man on death row in Texas, has an unlikely ally in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. President Bush is asking the court to order the state to abide by an international court ruling that required it to notify Mexican authorities when the man was arrested.
  • U.S. Rift on Israel Could Stall N. Korea Deal
    NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr weighs in on the possible repercussions of last month's Israeli air strike in Syria. Conflicting opinions about the issue have split the president's advisers into two camps and may jeopardize the administration's progress in negotiations with North Korea.
  • U.S.-Sunni Truce Secures Amriya, but for How Long?
    Just over four months ago, Sunni insurgents in the west Baghdad neighborhood of Amriya declared a truce with American soldiers. Now it's one of the safest gated communities in Baghdad. The challenge for security forces is how to keep it safe once the checkpoints open up to the outside again.
  • Veterans, Newcomers Among Book Award Finalists
    Finalists for the National Book Awards were announced Wednesday in Philadelphia. Some well-known authors, such as Christopher Hitchens and Edwidge Danticat, are nominated. But the list also includes several debut authors. Winners will be named in mid-November in New York City.
  • 'Best-Seller' — What Does It Mean to Be One?
    The New York Times best-seller list used to be the gold standard of the publishing world. But these days, there is a proliferation of lists, and stores prominently display their own "best-sellers." So what does it mean to be a best-seller?
  • Digging Up Thelonious Monk's Southern Roots
    The legendary jazz pianist and composer is best known for his time in New York City, where he developed his eccentric musical genius. But 90 years ago today, Thelonious Monk was born in the Southern city of Rocky Mount, N.C.
  • House Panels Retool Eavesdropping Legislation
    Two House committees approve legislation to broaden the National Security Agency's ability to eavesdrop on foreign communications without a warrant. However, the bill restricts the NSA's ability to eavesdrop on Americans.

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