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Monday, January 19, 2009

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  • Security Is Tight, Spirits Are Bright In D.C.
    Officials in Washington, D.C., are making their final security and transportation preparations for Tuesday's inauguration. Tens of thousands of police and military personnel are already patrolling the streets. Despite the high-level security, much of the city feels like a huge block party.
  • Nation Marks Day Of Service
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been designated a national day of service. People talk about the ways they are reaching out, including helping to revitalize parks and communities; operating shelters for abuse victims; planting trees; and cutting homeless people's hair.
  • Companies Try To Prevent Inaugural Phone Jam
    For weeks, cell phone service providers have been getting ready for the crowds of people expected to attend the inauguration in Washington. The companies are expecting millions of people to be using their phones for a lot more than voice calls.
  • Preventing Cell Phone Tie-Ups
    Omar Gallaga, who covers technology culture for the Austin-American Statesman, explains why it's a problem to have a crowd of cell phone users in one place and how telecommunications companies have been bolstering their networks.
  • Last Day In Office: President Carter
    Jody Powell, who served as President Jimmy Carter's press secretary, talks about Carter's final 24 hours in office. He shares with NPR's Melissa Block personal memories about what it's like as one family moves in the White House and another moves out.
  • Last Day In Office: President Reagan
    Jim Kuhn, who served as President Reagan's advance man, personal assistant and, finally, executive assistant from 1976 until 1989, talks about Reagan's last 24 hours in office. He shares with NPR's Melissa Block his memories of a presidency in its final hours.
  • Taking Lessons From FDR's First 100 Days
    In Hyde Park, N.Y., people are flocking to an exhibit depicting Franklin D. Roosevelt's first 100 days in office during the Great Depression. When the exhibit was planned more than a year ago, no one could have predicted its current relevance as Obama gets ready to move into the White House.
  • All The Love For The President-Elect
    For poet Suzan-Lori Parks, the change Obama will bring is more than institutional — it's personal. From loving her neighbor to trying to go green, Parks "sings a litte something" about what his inauguration means to her.
  • Florida A&M Band High Steps For Historical Event
    Florida A&M University's Marching 100 has been selected to participate in the president's inaugural parade Tuesday. This will be the high-stepping band's third appearance in an inaugural parade. But this time, the band, from a historically black college, feels more of a sense of history.
  • Return To Gaza Reveals Scenes Of Destruction
    In the Gaza Strip, exhausted Palestinians are surveying devastation following more than three weeks of attacks by the Israeli military. A fragile truce appears to be holding, for now. Throughout Gaza, anger mixed with sorrow as families cautiously took stock of their losses and in some cases buried their dead.

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