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Monday, August 12, 2013

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  • Egypt's Security Agencies Back, Now With A New Mandate
    Egypt's interior minister announced he is resurrecting much-hated security agencies that stifled dissent and helped Hosni Mubarak stay in power for three decades. They were a key target of protestors who forced his ouster in early 2011 and seemed to disappear from the scene for much of what's transpired in Egypt since. But as it turns out, they never went away and this time, have a popular mandate that many Egyptians fear is making them more dangerous than ever.
  • Islamists Accuse U.S. Of Complicity In Morsi Overthrow
    Robert Siegel speaks with former Egyptian parliamentarian Abdul Mawgoud Rageh Dardery. He is a member of Egypt's "Freedom and Justice Party," which is the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm. He talks about the parties terms for ending street protests and the anti-U.S. sentiment of Egyptians.
  • A Ball Dropped Through The Earth Becomes A Permanent Pendulum
    What happens when you drop a ball down a hole drilled through the center of the Earth? The answer might surprise you.
  • Waging A 'No Parking' War Along Malibu's Beaches
    A trip to Malibu is the perfect getaway during your summer vacation. But good luck finding a place to park. Some Malibu residents place fake "No Parking" signs along the coast to keep tourists off of public beaches. And it's not just a problem in Malibu. A bill in the California Legislature would allow the state's Coastal Commission to start cracking down on the 600 backlogged public access violations along the coast.
  • Shine And The Moonbeams: R&B For The Kids
    Family music comes in a broad range of styles — folk, rock, punk and even polka. But, compared with its popularity among adults, there have been very few R&B and soul music albums for kids. Enter Shine and the Moonbeams.
  • Ala. School District Cancels Bus Service, Igniting Controversy
    The decision by a suburban Birmingham school district to eliminate its busing program has erupted into a controversy over race and class. Officials in the Hoover school district say they were forced to drop the buses because of a severe budget shortfall. Many community members believe the decision was designed to force out the growing numbers of minority and low-income students who are lowering average test scores in Hoover schools.
  • Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way
    James Van Dyke Evers was only 3 when his father, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, was shot and killed in the family's driveway. Van Evers chose not to follow in his father's footsteps — at what cost?
  • Big Buzz On Twitter Means Better Chances On Election Day
    A new study suggests that candidates whose names were tweeted often — with good or bad comments — showed a stronger result in votes. Robert Siegel speaks with Fabio Rojas, assistant professor in Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington and a coauthor of the study.
  • Firefighting's First Female General Makes Order Out Of Chaos
    Jeanne Pincha-Tulley is a Type 1 incident commander, the wildland firefighting equivalent of a one-star general. She manages the most destructive and most complex wildfires. Incident command teams, she says, are "used to taking complicated and making it work."
  • Vacation Horror Story: Hurricane In The Cayman Islands
    Listener Shirley Funkhouser shares her addition to All Things Considered's "Vacation Horror Stories" with the tale of a trip to the Cayman Islands that wound up lasting only one day due to a hurricane.

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