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All Things Considered
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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  • Vermont Reels In Irene's Wake
    Roads and bridges are out in Wilmington, Vt., in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Melissa Block talks with Fred Ventresco, town manager of Wilmington, for more.
  • Irene Travel Disruptions Continue
    Two days after the departure of Irene, traveling up and down the East Coast remains a daunting challenge for many. Some air travelers remain stranded at major airports. And passenger rail service is still disrupted between Philadelphia and New York, one of the most heavily traveled corridors in the country.
  • Two Top Justice Department Officials Resign
    Two top Justice Department officials resign on the same day as Republicans in Congress vow not to let up on their oversight of a failed law enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Carrie Johnson for more.
  • Former GM Exec Hopes To Kick-Start Detroit Schools
    The school system is looking for an answer to its low achievement, huge debt and declining enrollment with new leadership and ideas. But teachers say they've been left out of the equation.
  • Appreciating The Awkward Absurdity Of Adolescence
    What makes a memorable character? It is the one who changes the most throughout the book? The one who makes a personal discovery? Or is it simply the most eccentric who we love? Actor Simon Pegg says that for his favorite literary protagonist, all three apply.
  • Libya Offers Obama Vindication, But Not Doctrine
    The past five months brought a great deal of controversy and criticism to the White House's handling of Libya. Now, with the apparent ouster of Moammar Gadhafi, the administration is claiming some vindication. Even so, the president's critics say success isn't enough; they want a clearer road map of his foreign policy.
  • From Cheerleader To Air Force To A New Life
    While her peers went to college and joined sororities, Victoria Blumenberg joined the Air Force Reserves. At 18, she was an intelligence analyst briefing air crews in Kuwait. Now 25, Blumenberg is out of the military, and putting her young life together.
  • Bluesman 'Honeyboy' Edwards Has Died
    The 96-year-old guitarist was probably the last living link to Mississippi Delta blues.
  • Little League Champs Receive Warm Homecoming
    Huntington Beach, Calif., welcomed home its Little League champions Monday night. Parents, friends and supporters turned out at a city park to celebrate their team's victory over Japan.
  • Comics Star Joann Sfar, Capturing 'A Heroic Life'
    A movie about the provocative, multitalented French performer is the latest project for a filmmaker — already a star in the comic books universe — who is as interesting as his subject.

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