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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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  • Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador To United Nations: Situation In Sudan Is 'Precarious'
    NPR's David Greene spoke with Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, about the situation in Sudan, ahead of referendum votes there.
  • Mideast Peace Deal Faces Hurdle Over Settlements
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas met for a second day to talk about a peace deal. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the parties were "getting down to business," but it was unclear how they would overcome a dispute over Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
  • Treasury's Tricky Task: Cutting Ties To AIG
    The Treasury Department is in talks with AIG to find ways to make the insurance giant independent again after bailing it out two years ago. But extricating the government from AIG is a complex and delicate task. One problem: The company still owes the Fed and Treasury some $100 billion.
  • Tea Party Shows It Is Force To Be Reckoned With
    NPR's Mara Liasson talks with David Greene about the role of the Tea Party movement heading into the midterms.
  • Mayor's Loss Puts D.C. Schools Chief's Job On Line
    Washington, D.C., mayor Adrian Fenty's loss in Tuesday's Democratic primary puts the future of his schools chancellor Michelle Rhee in doubt. D.C. schools have become a national laboratory for school reform under Rhee. But she's been a divisive figure in the city and it's unlikely that Vincent Gray, the likely winner in November, will keep her.
  • New Media Strain Government Tolerance In Syria
    Facebook and Twitter link young Syrians to the wider world. Even the autocratic regime has been forced to accommodate the aspirations of younger generations. People are better informed, but not empowered.
  • Border Patrol Asserts Authority Up North
    While national debate is focused on Arizona's immigration law, a quieter change in the enforcement of citizenship and visas is happening along parts of the northern border. In upstate New York, federal agents are boarding trains and buses up to 100 miles from the border, asking passengers for documents. The checks are sweeping up some foreign college students and researchers who are in the country legally, and it's causing friction with area universities.
  • Birds Disoriented By Trade Center Memorial Lights
    The Tribute in Light is part of the Sept. 11 memorial celebration. Two beams represent the World Trade Center towers that are no longer part of the skyline. This year, birds entered the beams and were pulled from their migratory path. Host Melissa Block speaks with John Rowden, associate director for citizen science and outreach for the New York City Audubon. He's an ornithologist who recorded the birds caught in the memorial lights.
  • Justin Townes Earle: From Nashville To New York City
    On Harlem River Blues, the singer-songwriter puts the staples of American music in the context of his adopted home. He infuses country, blues, soul and folk with the highs and lows for which New York is known -- inspiration and desperation, energy and exhaustion, working too much and great temptation.
  • Questions Surround Del. Senate Hopeful O'Donnell
    In the latest win for the Tea Party, Delaware's Christine O'Donnell beat long-term Rep. Mike Castle for the GOP Senate nomination. The outcome rocked the party and led many to ask: Who is Christine O'Donnell? Beneath her energy and charm are some questionable credentials and odd past statements.

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