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All Things Considered
Monday, October 25, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • WellstoneThe Wellstone Files
    The FBI's files on Paul and Sheila Wellstone, many of which are being made public for the first time after a Freedom of Information Act request by MPR News, shed new light on the extent of the relationship between the FBI and the political activist who would go on to become a U.S. senator from Minnesota.5:20 p.m.
  • Tarryl ClarkDFLer Clark hopes for upset in conservative 6th District
    In her bid to unseat Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 6th District, Democrat Tarryl Clark has to tread carefully. The Cook Political Report rates the 6th as the state's most Republican-leaning.5:24 p.m.
  • Dominic Felder and daughtersFamily of man shot by Mpls police wins $1.8M award
    A federal court jury on Monday awarded slightly more than $1.8 million to the family of a man who was shot and killed by two Minneapolis police officers in 2006, finding the two officers used excessive force when they shot the man.5:51 p.m.
  • The U.S. CapitolMeet the Candidates: 5th District Congress
    5th District U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison debates his major party challengers: Republican Joel Demos and the Independence Party's Tom Schrunk.5:55 p.m.
  • Has political spending by outside groups in this year's campaign been a good thing?
    Each Monday now through the election, we'll pose a question related to the race for governor. Today's Question: Has political spending by outside groups in this year's campaign been a good thing?6:27 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Iraqis Hope WikiLeaks Will Shed Light On Brutal Past
    In Iraq, reaction to the WikiLeaks documents has focused mainly on allegations of wrongdoing by Iraqi officials. But as details are revealed, Iraqis anticipate the documents will hold some answers to long-unresolved questions.
  • Youngest Detainee At Guantanamo Pleads Guilty
    Omar Khadr, accused as a teenager of killing an American soldier in Afghanistan in 2002, pleaded guilty to all five charges as part of a deal with military authorities. He had been facing a possible life sentence if convicted.
  • Maine City Weighs Allowing Noncitizens To Vote
    On Election Day, some people will be allowed to vote even though they are not citizens of the United States. That's because a handful of communities allow noncitizens who are in the country legally to vote in municipal elections. Portland, Maine, could be about to join that short list of communities. The city's citizens will vote on whether to invite noncitizens to join them in the voting booths in future elections.
  • Sci-Fi's Cory Doctorow Separates Self-Publishing Fact From Fiction
    Cory Doctorow is a best-selling science-fiction writer, champion of creative commons and, now, self-publishing pioneer. He tells NPR's Michele Norris the key to making money off a business model that's built around the word "free."
  • High-Tech Ghouls Haunt Stores, Homes
    Halloween is decidedly high-tech these days, with stores selling zombie babies or animatronic Freddy Krueger dolls. But many Halloween purists prefer a DIY approach. As technology gets cheaper, more people are experimenting with robots, microcontrollers and movement detectors.
  • 'Tea Party Express' Shakes Up GOP And The Movement
    Formed by a longtime Republican consultant in California, it has grabbed national attention with its cross-country bus tour and high-profile association with Sarah Palin and others. But some in the Tea Party movement see the Express as old-fashioned.
  • Tracking Polls And Predictions For The Midterms
    With just a little over one week to go before the midterm elections, there are an abundance of polls on House and Senate races, voter turnout, the strength of the Tea Party and trends in early voting. NPR's Michele Norris talks to statistician Nate Silver, founder of the popular political blog FiveThirtyEight, who has been described as the pollster's pollster.
  • Rhode Island Democrat: Obama Can 'Shove It'
    The Democratic candidate for governor in the state -- Frank Caprio -- learned Sunday night that President Obama won't be endorsing him. And in a radio interview Monday morning on WPRO in Providence, Caprio blasted the president, saying: "I didn't ask for President Obama's endorsement. You know, he could take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I'm concerned." NPR's Robert Siegel talks to John Mulligan, Washington bureau chief of the Providence Journal, about the too-close-to-call Rhode Island governor's race.
  • In Miami, Hopes Sky-High For NBA Championship
    The NBA season kicks off Tuesday. Most of the attention may be focused on the game in Boston where the Celtics take on the Miami Heat. During the off-season, Miami signed three megastars, including LeBron James. Now, the expectations are sky-high for a championship.
  • Fans Show Their LeBron Love -- Through Poetry
    NPR's Michele Norris talks to Dan Grech, radio news director of WLRN Miami Herald News, about the LeBron James Poetry contest. In honor of James coming to Miami, folks are invited to submit poetry to mark this event. They have received more than 1,000 submissions.

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