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All Things Considered
Friday, August 28, 2009

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  • Crowds Pay Respects To Kennedy
    Thousands of people lined up at the John F. Kennedy library in Boston to bid farewell to Sen. Edward Kennedy. The crowd included people who had never met Kennedy and dignitaries who knew him well.
  • Week In Politics Examined
    Political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution offer their insight on the week in politics. Topics this week include the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy, the naming of a prosecutor to investigate the CIA's interrogation practices and President Obama's decision to nominate Ben Bernanke to a second term at the Federal Reserve.
  • Cash In Cali: Schwarzenegger Holds Garage Sale
    Hoping to ease a budget crisis, cash-strapped California is holding a massive garage sale. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed the sun visors of surplus vehicles in the hope that his celebrity signature will boost profits.
  • Football, Grief And Resolve At Iowa High School
    Tiny Aplington-Parkersburg High in Parkersburg, Iowa, plays its first game Friday since the slaying of its beloved coach, Ed Thomas, allegedly by a former player. The coach was a pillar of the community, and was instrumental in rebuilding efforts after Parkersburg was devastated by a tornado last year.
  • 'Gang Of Six's' Sen. Conrad May Be Health Care Key
    Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota is perhaps the most ardent deficit hawk in his party, which makes him a pivotal figure in the Senate Finance Committee's "Gang of Six." The gang of three Democrats and three Republicans is working on a bipartisan health care bill, even as town halls erupt and compromise recedes.
  • Echoes Of 1930s In Health Care Debate
    The current health care debate had precedents in a series that ran on the radio more than 50 years ago. NBC's Town Meeting of the Air offered a lively discussion of new health care options, many of which sound familiar today.
  • Letters: Kennedy, 'NurtureShock'
    Listeners complain about an omission from the coverage of the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy, and respond to the interview with Po Bronson, about his book on raising kids, NurtureShock. Robert Siegel reads from listeners' e-mails.
  • In Ohio, Ferrets On Parade This Weekend
    The Ferret Buckeye Bash this weekend in Columbus, Ohio, is the largest ferret show and competition in the country. Scarlett Gray-Saling, coordinator of the Ferret Buckeye Bash, says the ferrets are judged at the show much like dogs and cats are at shows for those animals.
  • Fifth-Grade Chorus Becomes A YouTube Hit
    With more than three dozen widely viewed YouTube videos, celebrity courtships and performances with Tori Amos and Stevie Nicks, the PS 22 Chorus is a bona fide sensation. Based on Staten Island, N.Y., the chorus gives 10- and 11-year-old kids a chance to let out their emotions in song.
  • Fraud Allegations Grow In Afghan Elections
    Last week's Afghan presidential election is being marred by increasing allegations of election fraud. Some 270 complaints filed thus far are serious enough that — if proved — they could change the outcome of the election.

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