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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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  • Keystone Proposal Rejected On Technicality
    The Obama administration rejected the Keystone XL pipeline proposal, while allowing the parent company to reapply with an alternate route. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Elizabeth Shogren for more.
  • High Court Sides With Man Abandoned By Attorneys
    A New York law firm committed a stunning series of mistakes that led to a death row inmate missing his ability to appeal. There is no doubt that he committed the crime; the doubt is whether he could have avoided the death penalty. Now, the Supreme Court has given him another chance to fight his execution.
  • Gettleman Discusses Violence In South Sudan
    Audie Cornish speaks with Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, about escalating violence in South Sudan.
  • Democratic Allies Battle For New Ohio House Seat
    Rep. Dennis Kucinich is perhaps as well-known among peace activists nationwide as he is among his Ohio constituents. Now, Kucinich finds himself in a tenuous political position for the first time in his 15 years in Congress. And he's fighting for re-election against a Democratic ally.
  • The Oscars Of Livestock In The Mile High City
    The National Western Stock Show going on this month in the Mile High City is now in its 106th year. The show is considered the marquee event for all things livestock. But every year, thousands of people flock to an old coliseum on the outskirts of town to see a lot more than just cows.
  • In Former Steel Town, Residents Question GOP Candidates' 'Entitlement Society' Talk
    Republican presidential candidates have had some harsh words about the role of government aid in the Obama administration. But in areas still struggling with a bad economy — such as McKeesport, Pa. — those getting aid say it's keeping them afloat. And they worry what cutting them off would mean.
  • Are Attitudes Toward The Wealthy Changing?
    Although Mitt Romney isn't the first very rich man to run for president, his multi-millionaire status seems to keep coming up — and often not in Romney's favor. Robert Siegel talks to Robert Frank, who covers wealth for the Wall Street Journal, about society's changing attitudes toward the extremely well off.
  • Letters: Cosmetic Surgery Tax; William Henry Harrison
    Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners.
  • Italy's Cruise Crisis Spawns An Unlikely Star
    Italians have been gripped by the dramatic exchange between the cruise liner captain who left his sinking ship and the coast guard captain who demanded that he go back onboard. Many Italians see the episode as a metaphor for the country's current condition.
  • 4,258 Miles Of Meat: Chef, Dad On A Quest For BBQ
    Chef Molly Baz was working at a Michelin-starred restaurant when she decided to give that up to go on a road trip through barbecue country. She and her father set out to learn everything they could about variations in classic American barbecue. They came back with a couple of favorites — and in serious need of raw vegetables.

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