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All Things Considered
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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  • Napolitano: Secret Service Scandal Was Isolated Event
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It was the first opportunity for senators to inquire about the Secret Service scandal that happened during President Obama's trip to Colombia.
  • Senate Passes Plan To Keep Post Offices Running
    The Senate passed legislation Wednesday aimed at shoring up the U.S. Postal Service while delaying proposed cutbacks. The debate over the possibility of closing hundreds of post offices has pitted rural lawmakers against urban ones. Unless the House acts as well, closings could begin May 15.
  • U.N. Monitors Fail To Halt Violence In Syria
    In some parts of Syria, the fledgling U.N. monitoring mission is bringing calm. In others, the violence is getting worse. When monitors left a district in the central city of Hama, government troops pummeled the area with tanks and artillery, and snipers shot residents dead, according to activists.
  • New Site Chronicles Greatest Investigative Reporting
    Robert Siegel talks to Charles Lewis, a professor at the American University School of Communication, about an online multimedia project called "Investigating Power." The project documents the careers of notable journalists since the 1950s. The goal is to make sure the techniques, sensibilities and editorial standards of the craft don't become hieroglyphics.
  • Rupert Murdoch Defends Record At Ethics Inquiry
    News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch appeared before the Leveson media inquiry on Wednesday.
  • U.K. Enters 'Double Dip' Recession
    Robert Siegel talks to Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator for the Financial Times, about the U.K.'s slide back into recession.
  • The Sound Man Behind The Soul Of The Nation's Capital
    Producer Robert Williams and his studio Red, Black and Green Productions were behind some of Washington's biggest R&B hits in the 1970s.
  • Sudan And Republic Of South Sudan Debate Borders
    Bombs fell on towns in the Republic of South Sudan this week, less than a year after the country declared its independence from Sudan. At issue is a disputed border than runs through some of the region's richest oil fields. Robert Siegel talks with Jonathan Temin, director of the Sudan program at the U.S. Institute of Peace, about the history of the conflict.
  • Fighting In Sudan Displaces 35,000 People
    The violence between the two Sudans has displaced more than 35,000 people, according to the United Nation's High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres. Michele Keleman spoke with him about that and the ongoing violence in Syria, despite the presence of UN monitors.
  • Immigration Brings High Drama To The High Court
    A majority of Supreme Court justices showed they will likely uphold at least part of Arizona's controversial immigration law. Narrowing in on the so-called "show me your papers" provisions, the justices appeared unconvinced that the state law unconstitutionally steps on the federal government's toes.

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