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All Things Considered
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Piles of ballotsBoth campaigns pleased with recount so far
    On day two of the U.S. Senate recount, the campaigns of Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken are both saying they are pleased so far, not only with the process but with the initial numbers as well.5:19 p.m.
  • Looking for a jobState jobless rate rises to 6 percent
    Minnesota's unemployment rate ticked up in October to 6 percent, up a tenth of a percent from the month before. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says the state lost 7,500 jobs last month.5:50 p.m.
  • MnSCU's offices in St. PaulMinn. state colleges aim for more online courses
    The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is aiming to deliver 25 percent of its college credits through online courses by 2015.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Congress Stalls Automakers' Bid For Relief
    After the Big Three auto executives spent two days seeking support on Capitol Hill for a bailout, the grand finale is no finale at all. Democratic leaders say they are delaying a vote until the auto companies present a plan showing how they will restructure their business.
  • Waxman Wrests Key House Panel From Dingell
    In a power shift in the House, Rep. Henry Waxman of California has defeated Rep. John Dingell of Michigan for the chairmanship of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  • GM, Chrysler Keep Low Profile At L.A. Auto Show
    Amid job cuts, restructuring and pleas to Congress for financial aid, General Motors and Chrysler are represented, but not making much of a splash, at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show.
  • Addressing The Threat Of Deflation
    As central banks continue to slash interest rates almost to zero, prices can plummet. It creates a liquidity trap, as it did in the 1930s and in Japan during the 1990s. Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff outlines what deflation could mean for modern America.
  • Under Obama's Watch, NASA Shuttle Fleet To Retire
    NASA's aging shuttle fleet is expected to be retired before the agency has a new space transportation system in place. The GAO has identified this spaceship gap as one of 13 urgent issues facing the new administration.
  • A Friendly Transition On Foreign Affairs
    Recent moves on foreign policy may make it easier for the new White House to pick up where the old one left off in key areas: Iraq, North Korea, Iran and Cuba. Domestic policy is a different story.
  • Judge Orders 5 Freed From Guantanamo
    The judge said there was no evidence to justify the detention of the Algerians, who have spent seven years in detention. They could be sent to Bosnia, where they were arrested in connection with an alleged terrorist plot.
  • Afghan Official: Engaging Taliban 'Necessary Evil'
    Said Jawad, Afghan ambassador to the U.S., defended talks between his country's government and the Taliban. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher said he thinks the way to achieve stability is by reaching out to the Afghan people.
  • New Program Maps Virtual Rat Brain In 3D
    The prototype BrainNavigator lets scientists travel through the rat brain — in three dimensions — and link the digital maps to pictures of real brain tissue.
  • Restored Fontainebleau Graces Miami Beach
    The Fontainebleau Hotel was once the height of Miami Beach sophistication. Now the hotel will reopen after a $1 billion renovation, but it's not clear the Florida economy is ready to support it.

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