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All Things Considered
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

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  • Poll Shows Shifts in Iowa
    A new Des Moines Register poll shows Barack Obama moving ahead of Hillary Clinton and John Edwards among Democrats, and Mike Huckabee regaining a lead over Mitt Romney on the Republican side. Iowa's caucuses are now just two days away. Michele Norris talks with David Greene about the campaign.
  • Challenges for Bush's Final Year
    Peter Beinart of The New Republic and Michael Gerson of The Washington Post discuss challenges and opportunities likely to arise during President Bush's final year in office. They say Pakistan and Afghanistan will remain as central challenges and predict Bush will make a concerted effort to reauthorize his "No Child Left Behind" program.
  • Finding the Unexpected in Tour of Australia
    Independent producer Jake Warga travels to Australia, where he expects the life of luxury. However, he winds up being the butt of jokes by hearty Aussies and suffering the discomforts of the outback.
  • Assessing Iran's Nuclear Goals
    While tensions between Iran and the United States have risen to unprecedented levels, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces more criticism internally than at any time since he took office more than two years ago. Mike Shuster looks at the ongoing controversy and diplomacy surrounding Iran's nuclear program.
  • A Glimpse of Things to Come
    What if you could look into a crystal ball and see the future? Well, futurist Syd Mead has no crystal ball, but he does make a living trying to predict what the future could mean for everything from your toaster to the family car. Michele Norris talks with Mead, who helped design the 2019 world of Blade Runner, about what our lives may look like as we head into 2008 and the years beyond.
  • Movie Attendance Flat in 2007 Despite Blockbusters
    For the first time in history, four different films topped the $300 million mark at the box office domestically — Spider-Man 3, Shrek The Third, Transformers, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. But movie attendance was flat compared to 2006.
  • The Ones That Got Away: Patrick Tam
    Patrick Tam stopped making movies 17 years ago, after a career that established him as perhaps Hong Kong's leading director. His name is legend in world cinema. Now he has a new film, After This Our Exile. But he does not have a U.S. distributor. Neda Ulaby introduces us to Tam as part of our series on "the ones that got away."
  • Post-Election Kenya Violence Claims More Lives
    Amid continued post-election violence in Kenya, at least 50 people are killed when a mob sets fire to a church west of the capital, Nairobi. Opponents to re-elected President Mwai Kibaki, who was sworn in Sunday, say the vote was rigged.
  • Looking Back at 1968
    History professor Bruce Schulman talks about the importance and impact of 1968, a year he says forever changed the American landscape. And he says 1968 was actually the first year of the 1970s.
  • Presidential Candidates' Spouses: Jill Biden
    Michele Norris talks with Jill Biden, wife of Democratic Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware. She says if her husband doesn't do well in the early races, there would be no point in continuing with the campaign. That said, she expects him to finish strong in Iowa.

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