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All Things Considered
Monday, March 16, 2009

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  • Obama, AIG And The Economy
    The Obama administration reacts to news that the struggling insurance giant AIG, a major recipient of federal bailout funds, plans to pay tens of millions in bonuses to employees. Meanwhile, White House rhetoric shifts on two contentious campaign issues.
  • Obama, Cuomo Target AIG Bonuses
    President Obama is asking Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to block retention bonuses planned by AIG — and New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is also taking a hard look at the plan.
  • Pakistani Justice To Get Job Back After Protests
    Pakistan's government says it will reinstate the former chief justice of the Supreme Court. The opposition party had threatened a massive protest march. Adil Najam, a professor at Boston University, says a revolution is under way in Pakistan.
  • Students 'Go Green' In San Francisco
    Go Green, a program in San Francisco schools, gives high school students cell phones that can help them monitor how much carbon they're using. Many say it gives them incentive to walk more and drive less.
  • High-Tech At South By Southwest Festival
    Omar Gallaga offers a rundown on the new technology on display at the technology wing of the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. The next big thing may be an electronic business card.
  • Obama's Sky-High Approval Ratings Slip
    President Obama entered office with very high approval ratings. Now, for the first time since he took office, the president's approval ratings have slipped from 64 percent to 59 percent. Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut discusses the poll.
  • Some Senators Settle Into New (And Dingy) Digs
    The U.S. Capitol is among the most glamorous buildings in the country, but freshman senators' first offices are amid the basement's boiler rooms and repair shops, a long and convoluted walk from the actual Senate chambers.
  • In Recession, Church Multiplies Money For Needy
    Fair Haven Ministries, a church in a suburb of Grand Rapids, Mich., is taking lessons from a parable — to give away money in hopes that it will multiply and come back. One congregant used $100 to raise money to pay the hospital bills of a child with brain cancer.
  • Irish At War: Poetic Prose In 'A Long Long Way'
    R.L. Stine says Sebastian Barry's novel of the Irish during World War I is so exceptional and beautifully written that it reads like music.
  • For Actress Zoe Kazan, Writing Is Close To Home
    Kazan comes from a long line of writers and directors, including the legendary director Elia Kazan. Now the 25-year-old adds a new chapter to her family's story: She's written a play of her own, about a family of writers.

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