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All Things Considered
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mary, mother of JesusConsidering the life of Mary in music
    This Sunday people will gather at a Twin Cities chapel to hear the story of Mary, mother of Jesus. It's not a sermon, but a musical concert, by local folk singer Ruth MacKenzie.4:53 p.m.
  • Wadena mayor Wayne WoldenMayors: December cuts in state aid would be disastrous
    City officials from throughout Minnesota converged on the Capitol today to demand their state funding be spared from budget cuts. They say they want to do their part to help, but the timing of the cuts would mean financial disaster.5:20 p.m.
  • St. Paul Mayor Chris ColemanMayor Coleman says public services could be hit hard
    St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman was among the local government leaders at the capitol today. He met with the Governor and legislative leaders and he told Tom Crann just how much "local government aid" his city is expecting from the state.5:24 p.m.
  • An electric plug replaces the gasSolving the electric car conundrum
    A company says it has solved the problem with electric cars: how to keep them charged.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Calls For Blagojevich To Resign
    President-elect Barack Obama was among those calling for the resignation of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a day after the governor was arrested on federal corruption charges. Blagojevich is accused of seeking money or other favors to influence his choice in picking Obama's replacement to the U.S. Senate.
  • Ill. Attorney General Denies Interest In Senate Seat
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she is "candidate No. 2" named in Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest. She denies seeking Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat, however.
  • Ill. Governor's Arrest Spotlights Union-Linked Group
    Among the rewards Gov. Rod Blagojevich is alleged to have wanted in exchange for naming someone to president-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat was a high-paying job at Change To Win, an upstart labor federation with links to the Service Employees International Union. No deal emerged and both sides have denied wrongdoing.
  • Lawmakers Eye TARP Program
    Congress is looking into the Treasury Department's management of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. Lawmakers want to know why banks that have received billions of dollars of taxpayer money are not doing more lending.
  • Colby College Investment Group Beats Big Guns
    The Colby Student Investment Association at Colby College, Maine, manages a $100,000 fund that has outperformed the Dow, NASDAQ and Standard & Poor 500. Alex Clegg, a senior at Colby and vice president of performance measurement of the student investment group, offers her insight.
  • Economist: T Bills' Zero Yield Symptom Of Economy
    The interest on some U.S. Treasury bills fell Tuesday to zero. Cary Leahey, senior economist with Decision Economics in New York, says people are so nervous that they are willing to purchase these Treasury bills even when they get back exactly what they put in.
  • Las Vegas: The Suicide Capital Of America
    Researchers looked at suicides over the past 30 years and found that Las Vegas residents have a much higher suicide rate than residents of other cities — a rate twice that of the national average. las vegans Visitors to Las Vegas also have a higher suicide rate than residents.
  • Blagojevich Latest High-Profile Case For Fitzgerald
    Chicago's U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has accused Gov. Rod Blagojevich of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat. This is just the latest high-profile case Fitzgerald has brought. Over the past eight years, Fitzgerald has become one of the most well-known federal prosecutors in the country.
  • Princeton Settles Case With Donors' Descendants
    Princeton University has settled a lawsuit by descendants of the donors of a financial gift. Under the deal, Princeton will keep control of most of an estimated $600 million dollar fund.
  • The Vote Is On For The Year's Best Music
    It's an annual tradition this time of year: the critics' lists of the year's best movies, books and, of course, music. For the past few weeks, listeners have been weighing in on their picks in the All Songs Considered online poll. Bob Boilen previews the list so far and plays some of his favorites.

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