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All Things Considered
Friday, November 23, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Thanksgiving at TargetRetailers lure crowds as shoppers seek Black Friday bargains
    Black Friday deals on TVs, computers and other products drew shoppers into stores as retailers racheted up their holiday sales efforts. Best Buy, Target and other retailers reported that hundreds of shoppers were waiting in line for stores to open Thursday or early Friday. At the Mall of America, about 30,000 people waited for stores to open at 12 a.m. Friday.5:19 p.m.
  • The Cube CriticsThe Cube Critics - new holiday season movies
    In this edition of The Cube Critics, MPR's Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr heap praise on three movies that are running during the holiday season -- "Anna Karenina," "The Life of Pi," and "Silver Linings Playbook."6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Egypt Divided Over Morsi Power Grab
    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issues decrees consolidating his power, raising concerns about an emerging dictatorship. Audie Cornish talks with Leila Fadel about reaction to the move.
  • Week In Politics: Mideast Cease-Fire, Obama's Agenda
    Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the latest on the Hamas-Israel cease-fire, Washington's relationship with Egypt, the Obama administration's Mideast policies and the president's second-term agenda.
  • For The Holiday Movie Season, Seriousness And Songs
    Bob Mondello has a selective preview of the films coming out between now and the end of the year. Not much for kids, he says, but there's a lot of seriousness and a little singing.
  • Rebel Advances In Congo Send Civilians Fleeing
    Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo made big gains this week on the country's eastern border. As has happened many times before in the area, the fighting touched off a mass exodus of civilians seeking safety.
  • Syrians Struggle To Transform Country Locally
    In northern Syria, near the Turkish border, Bashar al-Assad's army has already been forced out by rebel forces. Now the town of Jerablus faces new challenges: a lack of support from the international community, buildings still in ruins and a flood of refugees.
  • Thanksgiving Leftovers: Beyond Sandwiches
    Katie Workman, author of the cookbook The Mom 100, returns to talk leftovers with Audie Cornish. Earlier in the week, Workman outlined how to pull off Thanksgiving dinner if you're time-crunched. Today, she's got some creative suggestions on what to do with the tasty remnants of the day.
  • Russia, U.S. Seek To Resolve Friction On Adoptions
    Foreign adoptions are a hot-button issue in Russia; some Russian officials have even called for a ban. Despite the political sensitivity, Russia and the U.S. are working out an agreement designed to improve the adoption process for prospective parents and children.
  • Painful Memories Of Puckered Flowers
    Writer Susan Straight recalls the challenging story of a little boy from her neighborhood.
  • Earlier Shopping Season A Gift To Retailers
    It's a new tradition: The Friday after Thanksgiving has become the day when families line up early to get a jump on holiday deals. But in recent years, Black Friday has become less important in the retail outlook.
  • Time For Airport Security To Relax?
    Some 24 million people were expected to fly this Thanksgiving holiday. Audie Cornish talks with the head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, about what's new with airport security and what the TSA is doing about its image problem.

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