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All Things Considered
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

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  • Political Standoff Fuels Ethnic Violence in Kenya
    Hundreds of people have died in post-election ethnic violence in Kenya. A hospital in Eldoret has received more than 70 bodies since election results were announced, including 17 burned alive in a church. Raila Odinga, who narrowly lost the presidential election, has called for protests Thursday.
  • Kenya Unrest Rooted in Tribal Tensions, Corruption
    Central to the growing unrest in Kenya is the long-standing tangle of tribal affiliation, poverty and political corruption. For a closer look at the forces propelling the recent tide of violence, Makau Mutua, dean of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and chair of the Kenya Human Rights Commission, talks with Melissa Block.
  • Campaign Money Has Flooded Early Primary States
    Voters in Iowa will begin the process of choosing the next president Thursday night as they go to their local party caucuses. It's the earliest the process has ever begun, and just getting to this starting point has consumed a phenomenal amount of money.
  • Immigrants Leave Okla. After Tough Law Enacted
    Advocates for undocumented workers and activists for tougher immigration measures both say that since the local law took effect Nov. 1, thousands of immigrants have left Oklahoma. Builders and Hispanic leaders denounce the law, which is among the nation's toughest; supporters say it's bridging federal gaps.
  • Justice Department to Investigate CIA Tapes
    The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it is opening a criminal investigation into the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes.
  • Overdose Rescue Kits Save Lives
    Every year, overdoses of heroin and opiates, such as Oxycontin, kill more drug users than AIDS, hepatitis or homicide. Now, public health workers are preventing thousands of deaths by giving drug users themselves the tools to save a life.
  • Who Benefits from Doctors' Free Drug Samples?
    Pharmaceutical manufacturers have long claimed that one of the main reasons they shower doctors with free drug samples is so that doctors can pass the medicine along to poor patients. But a new study challenges the notion that the poor are the major beneficiaries.
  • Arthur Godfrey an Unlikely Early American Idol
    During television's first decade, Arthur Godfrey was the most omnipresent, watched, listened-to, and talked about personality in America. He was on TV five days a week for nine hours, eight of them simulcast on radio. But his only real talent was a folksy, laid-back, unpredictable charm.
  • Candidates Make Last-Minute Bids in Iowa
    Most of the major contenders for president began their last day of pre-caucus campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, flying fast planes to the far corners of the state. And in the evening, they were in Des Moines for big rallies — telling everyone to turn out Thursday night.
  • Candidates Rally Voters in Iowa Caucus Countdown
    Caucusing is not voting. It's not secret, and it can take hours. So persuading Iowans to support a candidate is just the beginning. The candidates go to great lengths to get their supporters to go to the Iowa caucuses.

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