All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Hallberg: Why do we sleep?
    Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with Tom Crann about a recent study showing that brains sweep themselves clean of toxins during sleep.4:49 p.m.
  • Mark AndrewMark Andrew fundraising far ahead in Minneapolis mayoral race
    Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew and a political action committee backing him have together raised $200,000 more than any other campaign.5:19 p.m.
  • Angel Gaddy lights a candle to honor her father.One year later, family of man shot by police wonders why
    This month marks the one-year anniversary of Victor Gaddy's death. St. Paul police shot him while trying to box his car in and detain him on suspicion of selling drugs. A Ramsey County grand jury later found the police officers' actions were justified.5:23 p.m.
  • Sunset over Rainy LakeInternational Falls joining forces with Canada for regional tourism
    There is more than one way to look at International Falls on a map. One way is to view it hugging the far northern edge of Minnesota and the United States. Another is to see it occupying the center of North America. It can be an important psychological distinction, especially when trying to draw outsiders to local parks, hotels and restaurants.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Insurance Cancellations Elbow Out Website Woes At Health Hearing
    For Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, the big question was not why isn't the HealthCare.gov website working. It was why are people being told their insurance is being cancelled when President Obama said they can keep it, no matter what. Administration officials said the new coverage will be better.
  • Health Site Glitches Have At-Risk Democrats Favoring Delay
    As Republicans slam the messy rollout of HealthCare.gov, Democrats in conservative states could score political points by supporting an extension of the open enrollment period.
  • Boston's 'Big Papi' Shines In World Series
    The World Series moves to Boston for game six, and the Red Sox are one win away from the title. It has been a team effort to get to this point, but the one player in particular stands out: first baseman and designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz.
  • Israeli-Palestinian Talks Progressing, Despite Sore Spots
    Secretary of State John Kerry says Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have met 13 times — that's a hair over once a week if you count from August 13, the first day they sat down together in this part of the world since Kerry announced the restart of talks. What true progress has been made is difficult to judge, but some things are clear. Settlements are a continuing sore point for Palestinians. The Jordan Valley will be fought over for both its economic and security value. Some Israeli lawmakers are trying to tie the government's hands, while others have gone to Ramallah to show support. And nobody knows what to do about Hamas.
  • Pedrito Martinez Group Covers Pop And Jazz And Avoids Kitsch
    The Pedrito Martinez Group has a following many can envy. Since their formation in 2007, they have excited Latin music circles with their blend of folklore and dance music, as well as jazz and international pop. Banning Eyre says the band members are writing a new chapter in Cuban music history, and their shared excitement on the debut album is irresistible.
  • Tienanmen Square Car Crash Leads To Questions And Censorship
    Police in China are reportedly searching for two men from the country's far west region in connection with a car crash in Tiananmen Square that killed five people and injured 38 Monday. The incident has Chinese censors deleting online discussions relating to the crash.
  • New Evidence Re-Opens Britain's 'Plebe-Gate' Scandal
    A year ago, a conservative British cabinet minister was forced to step down after being publicly excoriated for dismissing a pair of police officers as 'plebes', or commoners. Now, a new version of events is beginning to emerge.
  • Raising Social Media Teens Means Constant Parental Learning
    For parents of teens in the fast-changing social media landscape, which includes sites such as Ask.fm, it can be tough to figure out the balance between giving your children freedom and protecting them from danger. That dilemma was illustrated by the suicide of a 12-year-old Florida girl who reportedly was cyberbullied.
  • Top Reviewers On Amazon Get Tons Of Free Stuff
    "I have so many Bluetooth speakers, it's ridiculous," Amazon's top reviewer says. He's also received headphones, laser printers and a spin bike.
  • NSA Chief: We Did Not Collect French, Spanish Phone Data
    The head of the NSA testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday. General Keith Alexander disputed news reports that the NSA collected the phone call data of citizens in France and Spain. The NSA is facing tough criticism over its extensive surveillance efforts, including the apparent monitoring of phone calls of the leaders of countries that are close U.S. allies. The NSA controversy has also prompted legislators to change the way the agency conducts surveillance. Two reforms aim to limit the NSA's ability to collect the phone records of U.S. persons in bulk.

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