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All Things Considered
Thursday, December 24, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Hewitt Avenue in St. PaulMinnesota braces for more snow
    The winter storm bearing down on Minnesota and much of the Midwest has delivered what it promised: treacherous travel conditions and an extra white Christmas.3:00 p.m.
  • Snow in MinneapolisPhotos: Christmas snowstorm in Minnesota
    A Christmas snow storm swept through parts of southern Minnesota and the Midwest blanketing much of the state with snow during the holidays.3:01 p.m.
  • Dangerous storm conditions will decend on Duluth
    MPR's Tom Crann talks to Duluth reporter Stephanie Hemphill about storm conditions along the North Shore.3:20 p.m.
  • Road conditions deteriorate across Minnesota
    MPR's Tom Crann talks to transportation reporter Dan Olson about highway conditions across Minnesota.3:24 p.m.
  • Airline travelers are getting off the ground, more troubles driving to MSP
    MPR's Tom Crann talks to reporter Tim Nelson about travel conditions at Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport.3:27 p.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:44 p.m.
  • Winter storm stops travel around Minnesota
    MPR's Bob Kelleher in Duluth, Elizabeth Baier in Rochester, and Mark Steil in Worthington tell Tom Crann how the snow storm is affecting Minnesotans in all corners of the state.4:52 p.m.
  • Road conditions deteriorate across Minnesota
    MPR's Tom Crann talks to transportation reporter Dan Olson about the latest highway conditions around Minnesota.5:20 p.m.
  • Airline travelers are getting off the ground, more troubles driving to MSP
    MPR's Tom Crann talks to reporter Tim Nelson about travel conditions at Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport.5:24 p.m.
  • Charles ParsonsChristmas Eve a busy night for church performers
    Christmas Eve can be one of the busiest - and most fulfilling - days of the year for church performers.6:22 p.m.
  • Composer Abbie BetinisAbbie Betinis Sings and Sings and Sings for Christmas
    Composer Abbie Betinis and the "MPR Singers" perform 2009's annual Christmas carol.6:26 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Senate Passes Health Care Bill. Now What?
    The Senate finally wrapped up its work on its massive health care overhaul bill — at least for the holidays. It took a lot of wrangling to get the vote passed, and now the Senate and the House must hash out a compromise over the next few weeks.
  • Obama's Health Bill Success Eclipses Presidents Past
    The president left for his Hawaiian holiday vacation with a hard-fought victory in his pocket. On a party-line vote, the Senate approved legislation to overhaul the nation's health care system. The bill must be reconciled with the House version, but still, this president has gone further than any of his predecessors on health care.
  • Death Metal In The Operating Room?
    Many surgeons listen to music in the operating room; surveys tell us as much, and so do surgeons. But the practice hasn't been subjected to rigorous study, until now. Dr. Claudius Conrad is a German-born, Boston-based surgeon who also trained as a concert pianist and holds a Ph.D. in music philosophy. Conrad has performed scholarly research on the effect music in the operating room has on the work of surgeons.
  • Byproducts Of Urban Life Smother Chesapeake Bay
    Despite 25 years and billions of dollars spent on cleanup efforts, the Chesapeake Bay remains one of the country's most polluted waterways. With waste of all kinds, each of the almost 17 million people living in the watershed contributes to the pollution.
  • Ted Stanley, NPR Benefactor, Dies At 85
    Ted Stanley, a philanthropist who donated generously to environmental causes such as the Chesapeake Bay, died of a neurological disease Wednesday at 85. He and his wife, Jennifer, gave millions over the past three decades to organizations including NPR. Robert Siegel remembers his generosity, humility and good nature.
  • Origins Of Humbug
    On Christmas Eve, Robert Siegel seeks to understand the meaning and origins of the word "humbug" and listens as actors who portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol say the word.
  • Conspiracy Theories 'Stamped In DNA' Of Pakistanis
    Many Pakistanis believe the U.S. is trying to foment violence in their country to make it weak so that U.S. forces can seize control of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. The Internet and talk shows accelerate the dissemination and proliferation of such theories.
  • Planet Money Burger Story Takes The Cake
    The people have spoken: According to NPR's online poll, the winner of Planet Money's 2nd annual "Iron Reporter" competition is Alex Blumberg, with a story about the guy behind the burger chain Five Guys' efforts to break into worldwide shopping malls. Here, his story.
  • Gateau Basque: A Perfect Cake For The Holidays
    Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan has an unusual dessert in her repertoire that's perfect for the holidays -- a gateau Basque from southwestern France. The cake is sturdy, easy to transport and can be eaten any time of day. What makes it so intriguing is that it has a clue as to what's baked inside, Greenspan says.
  • Yemen Air Strikes Kill Al-Qaida Militants
    Authorities in Yemen say as many as 30 al-Qaida militants were killed in an air strike Thursday in the eastern part of the country. Among those reported killed were two top leaders of al-Qaida in the Arabian peninsula. Unconfirmed reports say another victim was Anwar al-Awlaki, the cleric who had contacts with the alleged Fort Hood shooter.

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