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All Things Considered
Monday, March 31, 2008

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  • As Fighting Eases, Sadr City Returns to Routine
    With a truce in place, Sadr City, the vast Shiite slum on Baghdad's eastern edge, is springing back to life. Despite continued tension in the "no-man's land" just outside the neighborhood, at the headquarters of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, "candy of jubilation" was handed out.
  • Stalemate Changes Dynamic Between Iraqi Factions
    Ghassan al-Atiyyah, founder and director of Iraq Foundation for Development and Democracy, and Miami University professor Adeed Dawisha discuss with Robert Siegel how Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was weakened politically when his attempt to wrest Basra from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's militia failed.
  • Classics Professor Robert Fagles, 74, Dies
    Princeton University professor Robert Fagles' translations of Homer and Virgil made him an esteemed and best-selling classical scholar.
  • HUD Secretary Jackson Steps Down amid Probe
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson resigns amid a criminal investigation following allegations of favoritism in HUD projects.
  • HUD's Crisis Management Evaluated
    Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post discusses how the Department of Housing and Urban Development has handled the crises brought on by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita through the subprime mortgage meltdown.
  • Penguins Helped and Hurt by Changing Climate
    Exactly 100 years ago, scientists started studying a penguin colony at Cape Royds, Antarctica. What they've learned since then suggests that climate change will reshuffle life on the planet in complicated ways.
  • Hybrid SUVs Are Missing in Action
    Manufacturers are blitzing the airwaves with ads for hybrid SUVs, but they aren't actually making very many. Orders can take months, and some dealers are adding big markups.
  • Gore's 'We' Campaign to Fight Climate Change
    Former vice president Al Gore's non-profit organization on Monday launches the "We" campaign, a $300-million effort to push policymakers to adopt tough legislation to combat climate change.
  • Dust Up in San Francisco over Wheelchair Ramp
    San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Michela Alioto-Pier is vowing to sue the city unless it builds a wheelchair ramp to enable her to reach the board chamber's main podium. The city says the cost, estimated to top $1 million, is prohibitive.
  • League Catches Fans Using Quirky Names, Mascots
    Minor League Baseball draws fans to the game with unconventional team names and funny mascots. Fun figures such as Conrad the Crawdad (of the Hickory (N.C.) Crawdads) helped bring in close to $175 million in ticket sales last year.

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