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All Things Considered
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Vote No RallyWhat happens if amendment votes end in a tie?
    The two hotly contested constitutional amendment questions on the statewide ballot in November could end up being decided by razor-thin margins, but neither result would be subject to an automatic recount.3:54 p.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:45 p.m.
  • WalleyeAt Mille Lacs, worries over low walleye numbers
    This fall, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' annual gillnet survey in Lake Mille Lacs turned up half as many walleye as last year -- a 40-year low. But at least at this point, it's hard to know what the DNR's numbers mean.4:49 p.m.
  • Hunt, HawkesMinn. native John Hawkes draws Oscar buzz for 'The Sessions'
    "The Sessions," which opens in the Twin Cities this weekend, is both poignant and funny -- and it's drawing more Oscar buzz for Alexandria native John Hawkes.4:53 p.m.
  • Vote No RallyWhat happens if amendment votes end in a tie?
    The two hotly contested constitutional amendment questions on the statewide ballot in November could end up being decided by razor-thin margins, but neither result would be subject to an automatic recount.5:20 p.m.
  • Graves, Bachmann6th District debate: Bachmann, Graves face off
    Sixth Congressional District candidates Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and Democratic challenger Jim Graves debated Thursday for a second time, less than a week before Election Day.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • FEMA Sets Up Disaster Centers In Hoboken, N.J.
    We have the latest from Hoboken, N.J., which is still dealing with the effects of superstorm Sandy.
  • Many Still Without Power As New Jersey Recovers
    Robert Siegel talks to Nancy Solomon about how New Jersey is recovering from superstorm Sandy.
  • Manhattan Businesses Struggle Without Power
    Spoiled food, waterlogged furniture, a broken toe and neither power nor customers in sight. For some small businesses in lower Manhattan, every day without electricity is one day closer to the end of the line. "More than a week, it's going to be too much," says restaurant owner Fawzy Abdelwahid.
  • Looters Target Stores In Queens After Sandy
    There were reports of looting in the Rockaways area of Queens after superstorm Sandy.
  • For Complainers, A Stint In China's 'Black Jails'
    Something dark lies nestled inside a bucolic Shanghai park: a quaint cottage that is actually a secret detention center, known as a "black jail." Researchers say thousands of Chinese are detained each year in this draconian system of jails the state says doesn't exist.
  • Obama, Romney Begin Final Swing State Tours
    It's a tight race in Nevada, where the vaunted Democratic machine is being challenged by Republicans. The GOP hopes a higher turnout will counter a Democratic registration advantage. Unions — which have half Hispanic membership — and the Obama campaign are doggedly pursuing every voter. Meanwhile, the Romney campaign's Nevada team is doing the same. Early voting ends Friday.
  • Mobile Apps A Digital Take On Political Canvassing
    Canvassing has long been a part of the political process. But now mobile and social networking technologies are reconfiguring what people mean when they use the word "neighborhood." Mobile apps with integrated voter registration rolls make it possible to collect and react to voter sentiment instantly. And a new Facebook tool makes it easier to evangelize for your candidate like never before. 10.) New Yorkers Struggle With Limited Transit Options — New Yorkers were ready to get back to work on Thursday, but the region's transportation system wasn't ready to handle all of them. At bus and subway stops there were long lines and frustration, while drivers had their own long waits for the city's bridges and tunnels.
  • In Flooded New Jersey, No Oversight For Levees
    There's no state agency that regulates or maintains levees in the Garden State. But the flooding brought by Sandy will inevitably bring calls for more flood-protection systems.
  • Reading 125 Titles A Year? That's 'One For The Books'
    Joe Queenan reads so many books, it's amazing that he can also find time to write them. Queenan estimates he's read between 6,000 and 7,000 books total, at a rate of about 125 books a year. His latest work, One for the Books, is all about what he reads and why.
  • New Yorkers Struggle With Limited Transit Options
    New Yorkers were ready to get back to work on Thursday, but the region's transportation system wasn't ready to handle all of them. At bus and subway stops there were long lines and frustration, while drivers had their own long waits for the city's bridges and tunnels.

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