All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Monday, November 2, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Guy GanglHibbing: The recovery that wasn't
    The Hibbing area in northeastern Minnesota has the highest jobless rate of any city in the state. It's also in the center of the state's taconite mining industry. The industry is seeing a mild rebound after a summer shutdown, but so far the upturn has skipped Hibbing.4:50 p.m.
  • Chris Coleman, Eva NgColeman, Ng offer clear differences in St. Paul mayoral race
    St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will be challenged at the polls Tuesday by Republican-endorsed business executive Eva Ng, who has made her disdain for rising property taxes her central issue.5:20 p.m.
  • Whistleblower takes stand in Petters trial
    One of the prosecution's star witnesses is on the stand in businessman Tom Petters' fraud trial.5:23 p.m.
  • Big Stone power plantControversial power plant won't be built
    The controversial Big Stone II coal-fired power plant will not be built, a project participant announced Monday.5:43 p.m.
  • Coleman supportersMinneapolis, St. Paul mayoral candidates debate the issues
    Minneapolis and St. Paul voters both go to the polls tomorrow to elect a mayor. In advance of the election, major-party-endorsed mayoral candidates from both cities join Midday to debate the issues.5:50 p.m.
  • Guy GanglHibbing: The recovery that wasn't
    The Hibbing area in northeastern Minnesota has the highest jobless rate of any city in the state. It's also in the center of the state's taconite mining industry. The industry is seeing a mild rebound after a summer shutdown, but so far the upturn has skipped Hibbing.6:19 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Karzai Declared Afghan Election Winner
    Afghanistan's election commission has cancelled plans for a presidential runoff vote, and declared Hamid Karzai the winner. The move followed a decision by Karzai's only remaining challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, to pull out of the race.
  • U.S. Welcomes Afghan Election Result
    President Obama called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday to congratulate him on winning a second term. Obama said he is ready to work with Karzai, but wants to write a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries.
  • Lions In Famed Killings Get Partial Reprieve
    Two Tsavo lions believed to have killed 135 railroad workers in Kenya more than a century ago may not have been quite so bloodthirsty. Justin Yeakel, of the University of California Santa Cruz, who is one of the researchers who studied the lions, says the most likely estimate is about 35.
  • Move Over Dot Com, Bonjour International URLs
    The standard for domain names is shifting so that a URL can exist entirely in another language that's not based on the letters A to Z. That means Internet users won't have to switch their keyboard into a different language to navigate the Web.
  • How To Job Hunt In The 'Twittersphere'
    With the job market still in the doldrums, people are trying to figure out ways to use Twitter to find jobs. Twitter can be used to post a job, ask around about one, learn more about a potential boss or keep your network of former co-workers and friends updated on your job hunt.
  • Ford Posts Unexpected Profit
    Ford Motor Co. posted Monday better-than-expected financial results for the third quarter. The company also revised its projection for 2011, from "breakeven" to "solidly profitable."
  • Marco Rubio: Conservatives' New Man in Florida?
    A former Florida state House speaker, Rubio is challenging former Gov. Charlie Crist for the Republican nomination in next year's Senate race. Rubio is confident and gifted on the stump, but some local GOP officials worry his message is too extreme to attract moderate voters.
  • Poll: 20 Years After Communism, E. Europe Moves On
    Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Eastern Europeans are firmly committed to democracy and free markets, but with more reservations than in the past, according to a new poll. The poll, by the Pew Research Center, found broad support for the end of communism, but growing Russian nationalism.
  • L.A. Dodgers Fans Worry About Owners' Divorce
    First, the Los Angeles Dodgers saw their World Series dreams dashed by the Philadelphia Phillies. Now, the boys in blue have a potentially bigger worry — getting caught up in what could be a nasty divorce battle between team owners Frank and Jamie McCourt.
  • Ohio Shaping Up As Battleground in 2010
    On the eve of Election Day, many are already looking to next year's midterm elections. And no place will be watched more closely than Ohio, where the governorship, a U.S. Senate seat and three key congressional districts are up for grabs. Will a drop in enthusiasm for Obama, due largely to the state's still slumping economy, hurt Democratic candidates?

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