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All Things Considered
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Triple-0? Enough of 'vanity sizing'
    As the holiday shopping season approaches, commentator Sarah Lemanczyk says there is a ploy among the clothing racks of which she has grown weary.4:45 p.m.
  • The chanceryChurch document flagged Huberty for misconduct a decade ago
    The archdiocese flagged the Rev. Mark Huberty in an internal document a decade ago for sexual misconduct -- but top officials said this fall that they didn't know about his sexual misconduct until this year. Huberty was charged earlier this month with criminal sexual conduct for an alleged sexual relationship with a woman under his pastoral care.5:20 p.m.
  • Learning about health care choicesTranslation key to helping immigrants understand MNsure
    Minnesota is home to at least 83,000 uninsured immigrants who may be eligible for health coverage through the state's new insurance marketplace. But convincing them to use the new exchange is proving to be a communications challenge.5:23 p.m.
  • Gap wide between home-owning minorities and whites
    Although Minnesota leads the nation in rates of home ownership, a recent report found that people of color are much less likely to own houses than whites.5:51 p.m.
  • Minn. couple go 'Far North' to start craft distillery
    One evening, Mike Swanson poured himself a whiskey, leaned back and wondered how he and his wife could squeeze more money from grain and smooth over farming's boom-and-bust cycles. The answer came from the glass in his hand.5:55 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Jon Hallberg: Are vitamin supplements actually necessary?
    Federal estimates indicate about half of the American people take a multivitamin supplement. Despite the wide use, the effects of multivitamins can still be controversial.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Is Easing Iran Sanctions The Right Move?
    Much of the criticism of the interim nuclear deal reached with Iran Sunday has focused on the sanctions relief Iran will receive over the next six months if it follows through on restricting its nuclear program. Although the only irreversible relief being offered is a gradual release of $4.2 billion in frozen Iranian revenue, critics warn that the "architecture of the sanctions regime has been undermined." Analysts say all the important sanctions hampering Iran's economy remain in place, but the announcement of the deal itself is having a psychological impact on markets. Asian energy importers will be looking to benefit, as will Turkey and Dubai.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Will Allow 'Unprecedented' Inspection
    The six-month agreement struck between Iran and Western nations last weekend lays out a detailed plan of inspection for Iran's nuclear facilities. The White House calls it "unprecedented transparency and intrusive monitoring." So how will that work? Melissa Block speaks with Dr. David A. Kay, former U.N. Chief Weapons Inspector, to find out.
  • In Vermont, A Wild-Game Church Supper Feeds The Multitudes
    How about a nice, juicy moose burger with your venison? Wild-game suppers are a rural American harvest tradition dating back to Colonial times. This year, 800 people turned out for the long-running "Superbowl" of these suppers, where hunters donate most of the meat (with some roadkill thrown in).
  • Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies
    Voters in three Colorado communities passed measures this month limiting the practice of hydraulic fracturing. A close vote in a fourth community means a recount next week. Companies say the measures are creating an uncertain business environment.
  • Katie Couric And Yahoo!: Two Brands Wondering What's Next
    Katie Couric's leap to Yahoo! has been hailed as a landmark and criticized as an awkward misstep. But Eric Deggans sees in both Couric and Yahoo! media brands struggling to find a way forward.
  • New IRS Rules Would Lessen Influence Of Social Welfare Groups
    The Obama administration is pushing new regulations that will make it harder for so-called "social welfare" tax-exempt groups to influence elections.
  • The Stock Market Loves The Fed For Now, But Can It Last?
    Major stock indexes have shot to record highs in the U.S. this year, gaining more than 20 percent, and yet economic growth remains at disappointing levels. A lot of analysts say the Federal Reserve's stimulus efforts are behind the stock boom and a possible bubble.
  • Filipino Priest Suffers With His Flock Amid Typhoon's Ruins
    The Rev. Kelvin Apurillo rode out Haiyan on the second floor of his parish church. Two-thirds of his parishioners are now dead, missing or have left, and he's struggling to make sense of the destruction. In the majority Roman Catholic country, the church has played a key role in relief efforts.
  • Trove Of Artifacts Trumpets African-American Triumphs
    More than 35 years ago, Bernard and Shirley Kinsey began acquiring documents, artifacts and artworks that tell the story of the African-American experience. The collection, which spans more than 400 years, spotlights not black pain, they say, but the strength and resilience of African-Americans.
  • Susan Stamberg's Other Favorite Holiday Cranberry Dish
    Every year, on Thanksgiving, Susan Stamberg recalls a cranberry relish recipe that's now infamous in public radio land. But another cranberry dish has also graced her holiday table through the years — a cranberry chutney that is sweet, tart and packs a kick of cayenne pepper.

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