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Friday, August 31, 2012

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  • Romney Tours Damage From Isaac In Louisiana
    On his first day as the GOP's official Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney headed to Louisiana where he toured damage from Hurricane Isaac. Ari Shapiro talks to Melissa Block.
  • Week In Politics: Republican National Convention
    Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Republican National Convention.
  • American Taliban Sues For Religious Freedom
    John Walker Lindh's lawsuit says a prison ban on group prayer violates his right to practice his religion freely. But the government argues that group prayer would allow the prisoners to undermine safety and plot together.
  • Remembering Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Leader And My Friend
    As a teenager he carried records for DJs. As a professional, he carried water for an industry and for a culture.
  • Battle Over Michigan's New Swine Rules Goes Hog Wild
    Michigan officials and pig farmers are locked in an escalating debate over new rules that make wild boars illegal in the state. The state maintains that the animals can destroy natural ecosystems, but some farmers say that the rules will destroy their livelihoods.
  • Letters: Women And The Republican Party
    Melissa Block reads emails from listeners about Robert Siegel's interview with Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.
  • Bernanke Supports Stimulus But Stays Quiet On Plans
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made it clear in a speech Friday that he favors doing more to get the economy moving in a way that will bring the unemployment rate down. But he stopped short of announcing another round of stimulus, leaving that for the Fed's next meeting in mid-September.
  • Bang On A Pan: Steel-Drum Orchestras Ready For Battle
    They gather in vacant parking lots every night in the summer, their ranks swelling to around 100 as they assiduously rehearse. It's all for the annual Panorama Competition in Brooklyn, where massive Caribbean-style ensembles vie for the steel-band championship.
  • Floodwaters Begin To Recede After Hurricane Isaac
    Floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac are beginning to recede in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. One of the places that's still dealing with serious problems is LaPlace, La.
  • Work Begins To Restore Power After Hurricane Isaac
    Hundreds of thousands of people in the South are out of power in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Melissa Block talks with one of the workers who is out fixing power lines — Corey Sharpe. He works for DEMCO, the largest power cooperative in Louisiana.

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