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All Things Considered
Monday, October 15, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Last Place on EarthNew legal tactics take aim at synthetic pot
    State officials are finding it difficult to police synthetic forms of marijuana. As a Duluth businessman continues to sell thousands of dollars worth of synthetic marijuana every day, authorities are trying new legal tactics to stop the sales.5:20 p.m.
  • Michele BachmannBachmann continues to lead Minnesota congressional candidates in fundraising
    Incumbents and challengers in Minnesota are reporting fundraising numbers ahead of the final weeks of campaigning. But no other congressional candidate in Minnesota has raised a sum comparable to Michele Bachmann, whose fundraising haul likely exceeds the combined amount raised by all of the major party candidates in the other eight U.S. Senate and House races in the state.5:24 p.m.
  • Ten Thousand Things TheaterMichelle Hensley brings theater to the people
    Michelle Hensley's formula for creating theater -- take a compelling story and strip it to its core, give it a talented diverse cast and then bring it to the people, rather than waiting for them to show up -- has earned her national attention.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Candidates' Views On Poverty Get Little Attention
    Neither President Obama nor Republican Mitt Romney has focused much attention on the poor. They've talked about creating jobs and opportunity, but mostly for the middle class. Advocates say Obama's stimulus spending has helped, but Republicans argue that government aid helps keep people in poverty.
  • Study: Secret Donors Significantly Fueling Pro-Romney TV Ads
    Most of the TV ads supporting Mitt Romney have come from outside groups, not from Romney's own campaign. And those groups raised more than half of their money from secret donors, a much higher proportion than the secret donors backing President Obama, according to a new analysis.
  • Scotland To Vote On Independence From U.K.
    Scotland has won the right to hold a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Scotland's leader signed an agreement with Britain's prime minister, finalizing a vote in 2014.
  • Pakistani Girl Shot By Taliban Transported To U.K.
    The 15-year-old Pakistani school girl shot by the Taliban has been flown to the United Kingdom for treatment. Malala Yousafzai leaves behind her a country that is full of outrage and disgust over the attack. Yet the reaction to her shooting is much more complicated than that.
  • Book Review: 'Finding Casey'
    Alan Cheuse reviews the southwest novel, Finding Casey by Jo-Ann Mapson.
  • Jerusalem: A Love Letter To Food And Memories Of Home
    Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi say their latest cookbook is a chance to re-imagine the recipes of their childhoods, reminiscing about Jerusalem's open-air food markets and street food.
  • King Sihanouk, An Artist And Architect Of Cambodia
    For more than half a century, former King Norodom Sihanouk dominated his country's politics, from French colonial rule to independence. He is also known for his unsuccessful efforts to keep Cambodia out of the Vietnam War and his alliance with the Khmer Rouge. "The King Father," who thought of himself more as an artist than as a politician, died Monday at age 89.
  • Red Bull's Brand As Powerful As Its Beverage
    Sunday's stratosphere skydive by Felix Baumgartner was a record-breaking success for the daredevil jumper and a marketing triumph for Red Bull Energy Drink, which sponsored the event. The company's pioneering marketing strategies have propelled it to global success. Melissa Block talks with business writer Duff McDonald, who has profiled the Austrian company and its founder.
  • 'Another Thing' Wraps With Songs Of Housework Woe
    All Things Considered and author/blogger Lenore Skenazy conclude their weekly on-air puzzle that tests your cleverness skills. The "Another Thing" contest takes a trend in the news and challenges you to help us satirize it with a song title, a movie name or something else wacky.
  • Softbank Buys $20 Billion Stake In Sprint-Nextel
    Japan's Softbank has announced it will spend $20 billion to take a majority stake in Sprint-Nextel. The deal will provide Sprint, the third largest carrier in the U.S. market, with some much needed cash. It also gives Softbank the opening it's been looking for to break into the U.S. market.

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