All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Health exchangeMinn. estimates health insurance exchange costs at $40M
    The state-based online insurance marketplaces are a cornerstone of the federal health care overhaul. State officials are trying to figure out how to come up with the money.4:52 p.m.
  • Shattuck-St. Mary's SchoolQuestions remain over Shattuck-St. Mary's handling of abuse allegations
    A former student at the private college prep school Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, says school officials should have known about the sexual misconduct alleged between a teacher and students. This comes after criminal sexual conduct charges were filed this week against the former teacher, Lynn Phillip Seibel.5:15 p.m.
  • Kamal HassanAl-Shabab recruit wanted to be 'good Muslim'
    A third Twin Cities man recruited to fight for the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia told a federal jury on Wednesday he was convinced he would be a "good Muslim" by joining the war in his homeland.5:45 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Sharp Criticism, Some Words In Defense At Hearing On Benghazi Attack
    Diplomatic security was weak, a former commander of the "site security team" tells Congress. A State Department security aide, though, says "the system we had in place was regularly tested and appeared to work as planned."
  • Minnesota Trial Offers Window On Jihadi Pipeline
    Several years ago, young Somali immigrants living in the Minneapolis area were disappearing. They later resurfaced in Somalia, where they joined a terrorist group called al-Shabab. Now some are back in Minnesota and are testifying against a man accused of recruiting them.
  • Listeners Take Stock Of Affirmative Action
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that could decide the future of policies that take race into account in higher education admissions. More than 50 All Things Considered listeners shared their own perspectives on the role of affirmative action policies in modern America.
  • American Troops In Jordan Keeping An Eye On Syria
    A small number of American troops are on the ground in Jordan, next door to Syria. The troops could be called on to perform critical missions in response to the fighting inside Syria. Possible missions include providing humanitarian relief and helping to secure Syria's chemical weapons.
  • An Immigrant's 'Star-Spangled Banner,' En Espanol
    In 1945, the U.S. government commissioned a Peruvian immigrant to write a Spanish translation of the national anthem. It was lost to history until recently.
  • Romney's Remarks On Abortion Cause A Stir
    The GOP presidential nominee told a newspaper that as president he won't push abortion-restricting legislation. The remarks, which Mitt Romney has since walked back, surprised those on both sides of the abortion debate.
  • With 'Clear Eyes, Full Hearts,' Romney Can't Lose?
    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been using a new phrase on the campaign trail that's borrowed from one of his favorite TV shows, Friday Night Lights.
  • Ryan Needs To Conquer Wonk Reputation In Debate
    On Thursday night, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan takes the national debate stage for the first time in his career. The 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman faces off with Vice President Joe Biden. We take a look at the strengths and weaknesses the House budget chairman brings.
  • Football Player-Turned-Actor Alex Karras Dies
    Alex Karras played defense for the Detroit Lions in the 1960s. He turned to acting when he retired his cleats, landing a number of character roles in television and film. He was 77.
  • Sisters And Vatican II: A Generational Tug Of War
    On Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII opened Vatican II, with a desire to let some fresh air into the Catholic Church. It was a revolution, especially for the nuns who were encouraged to go into the world and help the needy. But now the nuns are being censored, and a generational rift has emerged.

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