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All Things Considered
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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  • Mozambique's Struggles Fueled By The Price Of Bread
    Last year, when the Mozambican government announced that food subsidies would end and bread prices would rise 20 percent, people rioted. Some were killed. So the government reversed itself. But it's set to try again in July. Even with a new plan aimed at helping the poor, some are worried about the reaction.
  • Why Is Bread A Trigger For Unrest?
    Melissa Block talks with Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute and author of the book World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, about what's behind the doubling of grain prices over the last several years.
  • Letters: Li Na; Sarah Palin, Paul Revere; Accordions
    Melissa Block reads emails from listeners.
  • Senate Hears Testimony On For-Profit College Rules
    The Senate held a hearing on the impact of student borrowing. It was the Education Department's first chance to defend the new rules on for-profit schools that were released last week.
  • Lobbyists Want Fries And Pizza To Stay In School
    Those lunchroom faves may be too popular for their own good. The USDA is proposing guidelines that would limit their availability to kids at school. Potato and frozen food lobbyists say their products are unfairly blamed for obesity.
  • Bahraini Crown Prince Meets U.S. Officials
    U.S. officials press the visiting Crown Prince of Bahrain to open a substantive dialogue with the opposition movement in that Persian Gulf kingdom.
  • Bahrain's Crackdown Creates Sectarian Fallout
    The protest movement that swept Bahrain in February and March has since turned into a bitter sectarian confrontation. Sunni authorities have destroyed at least 47 Shiite mosques across the country in recent weeks. Analysts say the royal family is pushing a sectarian agenda that might be its undoing.
  • Saleh Suffers Graver Injuries Than Reported
    Officials with the Obama administration are saying that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was injured far worse in last week's attack than was initially reported. Melissa Block has more.
  • Major Wildfires Choke Arizona
    Arizona is burning. Three major wildfires in the state have consumed more than 450,000 acres of forest. Small towns in eastern Arizona are choked with smoke — and under evacuation orders.
  • Book Review: 'The Astral'
    The Astral is a new novel from Kate Christensen. Set in contemporary Brooklyn, it's the story of a middle-age poet who is trying to make sense of his life.

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