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All Things Considered
Friday, November 2, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Graves, BachmannPoliGraph: The 6th District debate
    On Thursday, 6th Congressional District Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and her DFL opponent Jim Graves met in the MPR studios to debate. PoliGraph was on the scene to examine several health care claims made by both candidates.3:50 p.m.
  • The Cube CriticsThe Cube Critics: 'The Sessions'
    "The Cube Critics" Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr turn the discussion to a movie about a man with an iron lung who decides he wants to lose his virginity, and a fete of a prominent French filmmaker at the Walker Art Center.3:54 p.m.
  • Matt BreuerMinn. wolf hunters face tough odds of bringing home a pelt
    It's been nearly 40 years since the federal government banned wolf hunting and placed the animals on the endangered species list. Today, few people know how to effectively hunt the elusive predator.4:45 p.m.
  • Broker uses contracts for deedBeware of 'contract for deed' housing schemes, Mpls. officials warn
    Minneapolis officials and housing advocates say more property owners are striking up informal "contract for deed" deals as a way to sell homes to people who don't qualify for loans.4:53 p.m.
  • Rep. Michele BachmannPoliticians talk big about bipartisanship -- at least, during the election
    In the final stretch before the election, congressional incumbents are particularly focused on one word: Bipartisan.5:20 p.m.
  • Graves, BachmannPoliGraph: The 6th District debate
    On Thursday, 6th Congressional District Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and her DFL opponent Jim Graves met in the MPR studios to debate. PoliGraph was on the scene to examine several health care claims made by both candidates.5:24 p.m.
  • Peavey Plaza Occupy video screengrabInvestigation's report of Drug Recognition Evaluator program exposes inconsistency, confusion
    A 513-page report that documents the criminal investigation into the state's Drug Recognition Evaluator program has been released this week because the case is now closed, without anyone being charged.5:51 p.m.
  • Ka JoogMinn. Somali youth group Ka Joog builds bridges
    Ka Joog uses the arts, mentorship and discussions to build bridges and bridge gaps to help dispel negative images of the Somali community. The goals are lofty but Ka Joog is determined to make a difference.6:20 p.m.
  • The Cube CriticsThe Cube Critics: 'The Sessions'
    "The Cube Critics" Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr turn the discussion to a movie about a man with an iron lung who decides he wants to lose his virginity, and a fete of a prominent French filmmaker at the Walker Art Center.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Romney, Obama Take Different Spins On Jobs Report
    Both candidates seized on Friday's jobs report to make the case for why they should be elected next Tuesday. Employers added a better than expected 171,000 jobs in October. But the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent as more Americans entered the labor force to look for work.
  • Week In Politics: Sandy And Election Day
    Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the new jobs report, the political impact of superstorm Sandy and Election Day.
  • Letters: A Readaholic Trashes Book Clubs
    Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about an author who estimates he's read almost 7,000 books.
  • After The Storm, Staten Islanders Share The Misery
    Some New York City neighborhoods have been changed forever by the storm. This borough saw half of the city's fatalities, but on Friday, neighbors helped neighbors as people everywhere began to rebuild their lives.
  • Some In Outer Boroughs Feel Ignored After Sandy
    Four days after Sandy hit New York, the voices of complaint are growing louder. Residents of the outer boroughs say Manhattan is getting all the attention. People in Manhattan say without power and water, they're suffering too.
  • Coney Island Devastated By Superstorm Sandy
    We report on Sandy's aftermath in Coney Island.
  • Obama: Jobs Figures Proof Of A Rebounding Economy
    With only a few days left until the election, President Obama pointed to the better-than-expected jobs numbers as evidence that — slowly but surely — his economic policies are working.
  • Romney Makes His Campaign's 'Closing Argument'
    Mitt Romney made his "closing arguments" on the campaign trail in Wisconsin on Friday.
  • What If There's No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers Prepare
    With the presidential election looking to be very close, the outcome could come down to relatively few votes in a battleground state. That has the political parties, state election offices and lawyers for the campaigns preparing a post-Tuesday strategy.
  • Storm Leaves Many Facing Tricky Insurance Process
    The estimated price tag for Superstorm Sandy could run as high as $50 billion. But homeowners and businesses in the Northeast aren't just dealing with damage from Sandy; they're also dealing with insurance companies. And figuring out what's covered and what's not can get very complicated.

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