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All Things Considered
Friday, March 20, 2009

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  • Obama Goes Public To Offset Bonus Outrage
    Amid a storm of public scorn over the bonuses paid to executives of the AIG insurance company, the president makes a series of appearances designed to turn the rage over the bonuses and the bailout to his advantage.
  • The Week In Politics
    Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Matthew Continetti of The Weekly Standard about the week in politics with Melissa Block.
  • At Purdue, Compliments Are Complimentary
    Two sophomores at Purdue University stand outside on Wednesday afternoons and shout compliments at people to boost their day. They say it's fun and they consider it a public service.
  • At The U.N., 'Battlestar' Troops Talk Ethics Of War
    The acclaimed sci-fi drama grappled often with issues that plague real-world leaders. As the show neared its end, cast and producers gathered to ask how fiction can offer wisdom on profoundly tough choices.
  • Danger And Friendship, En Route To North America
    Sin Nombre has a first-time director, actors you've never heard of, Spanish dialogue and a story about illegal immigration. Somehow all that adds up to a surprisingly striking movie.
  • Joblessness Becomes A Way Of Life In Calif. Town
    If the sagging economy has an epicenter, it may be El Centro, Calif., where unemployment tops 24 percent, the nation's highest. For decades, people have crossed the border from Mexico into this part of California looking for jobs, but these days jobs are hard to come by.
  • Western Tourist Reflects On Iraq Visit
    A group of tourists from the U.S., England and Canada is heading home after a holiday in Iraq. It may be the first such group to visit since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Tina Townsend Greaves talks about where she traveled in Iraq and what she saw.
  • Drought Reveals Iraqi Archaeological Treasures
    Iraq is suffering one of the worst droughts in decades. While that is bad news for farmers, it is good news for archaeologists in the country: The receding waters of the Euphrates River have revealed ancient archaeological sites, some of which were unknown until now.
  • Mark O'Connor's Symphonic America
    Mark O'Connor's new Americana Symphony follows the spirit of America's historic westward expansion and the music it engendered. The fiddler says he's trying to identify something long overlooked in classical music — our native language.
  • Goldman Defends Taking Payments From AIG
    Since last September, the federal government has committed more than $170 billion to bail out the insurance giant AIG. This week, AIG began to spell out what it has done with the money. More than half has gone to large banks, including Goldman Sachs.

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