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All Things Considered
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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  • Obama Enters New Chapter As GOP-Led House Arrives
    As the new Congress comes to town, the White House and Republicans are gearing up for new fights -- over spending and regulation -- and revisiting an old fight -- over health care. But will the president dive into the details or try to vault above them by focusing on longer-term challenges?
  • William Daley Reportedly Eyed For White House Post
    President Obama is reportedly considering former Commerce Secretary William Daley for a position in the West Wing -- possibly chief of staff. That would signal the administration's intent to court moderate voters and the business community.
  • 'Spider-Man' Actor Reflects On His Injury
    NPR's Michele Norris talks with Chris Tierney, the actor and dancer whose 30-foot fall last month during Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark stunned and shocked preview audiences. Tierney's safety harness failed and he broke his skull, some ribs, and cracked three vertebrae. He is the fourth actor to be injured in the multimillion-dollar production.
  • What Does Goldman Investment Mean For Facebook?
    NPR's Melissa Block talks to David Kirkpatrick -- technology columnist for The Daily Beast and author of The Facebook Effect -- about the recent investment of millions into social networking giant Facebook. They discuss what the investment means for Facebook's future, and the company's overall strategy.
  • Smart Phone Banking On The Rise, But Is It Safe?
    Increasing numbers of people are banking by phone -- smart phone, that is. Banks are adding mobile apps to their services, but some are more secure than others.
  • State-Mandated English Policy Under Fire In Arizona
    Researchers and the federal government are raising some tough questions about the way Arizona's schools educate students who don't speak, read or write English. Critics say the English immersion program is leaving thousands of children behind.
  • Philosophy Valued At One Community College
    As state universities cut back on humanities programs, LaGuardia Community College in Queens, N.Y., is going in the opposite direction. At LaGuardia, philosophy is challenging the stereotype that four-year colleges are for intellectuals and community colleges are for career training.
  • Letters: High-School Stress; Lutefisk
    NPR's Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails and online comments about efforts to ease the pressure on students to take AP classes, and one of the bad holiday foods we discussed last week -- lutefisk.
  • Book Review: 'Forgotten Languages Of Shanghai'
    The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai, by Ruiyan Xu, tells the story of a Chinese businessman who, after a traumatic accident, loses the ability to speak Chinese.
  • Nine Rappers, One Wu-Tang Clan
    There had been large groups in hip-hop before, but none featured nine different rappers, as the Wu-Tang Clan did when it made its debut in 1993. Creating a cohesive group out of nine individuals requires discipline and imagination.

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