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All Things Considered
Friday, October 31, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Terkel in 2002Studs Terkel dies at 96
    Author and activist Louis "Studs" Terkel died today at his Chicago home at age 96.4:29 p.m.
  • Propane tanks low or emptyHomeowners, utility companies prepare for high heating costs
    For lots of Minnesota homeowners, higher heating costs this winter will be tough to absorb. It also means some new challenges for utility companies and heating assistance providers around the state.4:45 p.m.
  • Coleman denies allegationsColeman denies claims that donor funneled money to his wife
    Just days before Election Day, Sen. Norm Coleman is playing defense against a lawsuit that claims a friend and donor funneled $75,000 to an insurance company that employs his wife. Coleman said this morning the allegations are "patently false."4:50 p.m.
  • New MN voterWhere and how do I vote on Election Day?
    What do I do if I just moved to Minnesota? Can I vote?4:56 p.m.
  • Andre Corbett voted in the primariesGroups educate ex-offenders about their right to vote
    An estimated 65,000 Minnesotans will be ineligible to cast ballots Tuesday because they've been convicted of crimes. But Minnesota does restorr the vote to ex-offenders once they've served their time and are released from parole or probation.5:24 p.m.
  • World Vision Experience: Step into AfricaHumanitarian exhibit highlights AIDS epidemic in Africa
    Over 30 million people around the world live with HIV/AIDS. About two-thirds of that population live in sub-Saharan Africa. The global AIDS crisis hits children especially hard and the United Nations estimates that by 2010, almost 20 million children will be orphaned by AIDS. A traveling exhibit brings the African AIDS crisis to Minnesota in a vivid way.5:49 p.m.
  • World Vision Experience: Step into AfricaHumanitarian exhibit highlights AIDS epidemic in Africa
    Over 30 million people around the world live with HIV/AIDS. About two-thirds of that population live in sub-Saharan Africa. The global AIDS crisis hits children especially hard and the United Nations estimates that by 2010, almost 20 million children will be orphaned by AIDS. A traveling exhibit brings the African AIDS crisis to Minnesota in a vivid way.5:55 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Presidential Candidates Take Aim At Each Other
    Democrat Barack Obama was in three states, telling crowds that Republican John McCain's campaign had taken "the low road." McCain was in Ohio telling crowds Obama is from the far left and has unexplained ties to a convicted felon.
  • Week In Presidential Politics Reviewed
    Republican John McCain says the polls are tightening in his favor. David Brooks of The New York Times says the tightening isn't significant. E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post says the polls are not tightening in the states that matter.
  • Unregulated Credit Default Swaps Led to Weakness
    The market for credit default swaps is unregulated, helping create a climate where a single massive default could trigger unforeseen and calamitous events. An "unholy chain" of credit default swaps contributed to the worst credit crisis since the Great Depression.
  • Who Are The Undecided Voters?
    Undecided voters are seen as a key group in next Tuesday's presidential election. Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, says only half of all undecided voters are likely to vote. Many didn't vote in the primary, don't follow the news or don't give much thought to the election.
  • Undecided Voter Explains Dilemma
    Constance Griffin, 35, says she is torn between John McCain and Barack Obama. Griffin, who works with Tennessee's Department of Corrections, says she likes McCain's history of service, bit isn't hearing much on the economy. She says she likes Obama's optimism, but is unsure of his plans.
  • Who Will Win Over Jewish Voters In Florida?
    Jewish voters are being heavily courted by both presidential candidates. They mostly voted for Democrats until 2004, when Bush made inroads. Now, some say they're reluctant to support Obama given his stance on Palestinians and rumors about his faith.
  • Delta Queen Prepares For Last Journey
    The Delta Queen has plied U.S. waterways since 1926, but its wooden structure concerns some people who worry about safety. Despite an elaborate fire-prevention system, the vessel is set to sail for the final time unless a last-minute congressional reprieve spares the steamboat.
  • The Modern Vampire: Bloodthirsty, But Chivalrous
    A new generation of vampire heroes is dominating best-seller lists, movies and TV. The modern-day vampire gentleman is eerily alluring in all the old-fashioned, bloodsucking ways but reins in his baser instincts in an impressive display of control.
  • Alaska's Stevens Now Seeking Voters' Verdict
    Following his conviction on corruption charges, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is back in his home state, campaigning for re-election. Stevens is the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, but cracks are showing in his base of support. He faces a strong challenge from Democrat Mark Begich.
  • In Ga., GOP Sen. Chambliss Faces Tight Race
    U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and the Georgia GOP are battling not only a strong Democratic challenger, but also the vast voter-registration drive of the Obama campaign. Libertarian candidate Allen Buckley is taking some votes away from Chambliss and could force a runoff election if no one gets a majority of the vote.

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