All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Christopher KimballTime to talk turkey
    It's Thanksgiving week, and when it comes to cooking turkey -- some of us are just plain "chicken!" Christopher Kimball of "America's Test Kitchen" has some reassuring advice for nervous cooks everywhere.4:50 p.m.
  • An immigrant Thanksgiving
    With the possible exception of the 4th of July, there's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. But what's a person to do if they're a new American, and this is their first Thanksgiving? Greta Cunningham spoke to some students at the Lincoln Adult Education Center in Minneapolis. These students are learning English and for many of them, Thanksgiving marks their first encounters with turkeys and pumpkin pies.4:53 p.m.
  • Hockey mom and speaker.New speaker takes over at Capitol
    A self-described "hockey mom" is about to become one of the most visible leaders in state government.5:15 p.m.
  • Sample runoff ballotMinneapolis begins work on multiple choice voting system
    Now that Minneapolis voters have spoken in favor of instant run-off voting, city elections officials now have the task of preparing for its implementation.5:18 p.m.
  • What would make you pass a note to the pilot?
    Most airline passengers have never reported suspicious activity, as one person did Monday at Twin Cities Airport. What kind of behavior would prompt travelers to notify security as they head for the departure gate?5:50 p.m.
  • What's a pilot to do?
    While holiday travelers may not know if what they encounter would be considered suspicious activity, pilots receive specialized training to differentiate between behavior that's out of the norm and behavior that's potentially dangerous. Capt. Greg Sebold from American Airlines, has been piloting commercial airplanes for 19 years. Greta Cunningham asked him what kind of security training pilots receive?5:52 p.m.
  • When customs clash
    While pilots have strategies for dealing with potential security concerns on their flights, travelers may not know whether what they see is dangerous or just unfamiliar. Asad Zaman, an Imam from the Minnesota Chapter of the Muslim American Society, joined Greta Cunningham to talk about the controversy. [TAKE SOT NAME: prayer NUMBER: 8543 OUTCUE: and happy thanksgiving.//thank you. DURATION:4'11"]5:55 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Tense Lebanon Prepares for Gemayel's Funeral
    Lebanese Christians converge on the mountain town of Bikfaya ahead of Thursday's funeral for Pierre Gemayel, a cabinet minister assassinated in Beirut Tuesday.
  • Syria, Lebanon and the United States
    What is the status of American diplomatic relations with Syria in light of the assassination of Lebanese Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel? One analyst says Syria may feel it has the upper hand in the wake of this summer's conflict in Lebanon.
  • Final House Tally Remains Unresolved
    More than two weeks after the Nov. 6 election, several House races remain undecided. Races in Ohio and Texas are of particular interest.
  • Do Board-Certified Teachers Lift Test Scores?
    The route to board certification involves a rigorous exam process. Many teachers say it's the best thing they've ever done. But it's not at all clear that it helps raise students' test scores.
  • New Brake System Eyed for Freight Trains
    The Federal Railroad Administration is considering a change in regulations that would encourage freight trains to use a braking system that many call the most significant development in train-braking technology since the 1870s.
  • The Strange Drumbeat of Mount St. Helens
    Scientists are studying a drumming sound produced by the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state. For the past two years, a gigantic plug of rock has been pushed up relentlessly by magma from below, creating mini-earthquakes.
  • The Buzz Behind Auckland's Hum
    A mysterious hum is haunting a small number of residents of Auckland, New Zealand. Tom Moir recently captured on tape what's now being called the "Auckland hum."
  • Native American Farmers Allege Loan Bias
    A federal lawsuit filed by Native American farmers and ranchers accuses the U.S. Department of Agriculture of systemic discrimination in farm-loan programs. The suit, which has languished since 1999, may soon move forward.
  • Debunking Pilgrim Myths: Before Plymouth
    The author of Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War notes that the Pilgrims encountered Native Americans — and stole their corn — before reaching Plymouth Harbor.
  • Iraqi Civilian Deaths Soar in October
    A U.N. estimate that nearly 4,000 Iraqi civilians were killed in October is disputed by the government. But Iraqi officials offer no total of their own, and sources in Iraq say the real toll may be higher than the U.N. estimate.

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