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All Things Considered
Thursday, September 20, 2007

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  • Hill Hearing Focuses on Foreclosure Crisis
    What can the federal government do to offset a rash of foreclosures on home loans? The House Financial Services Committee hears the views of the treasury secretary and the Federal Reserve chief on options legislative and regulatory.
  • Congress Divided over Surveillance Act Overhaul
    National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell faces criticism on Capitol Hill as he pushes for changes in the law that regulates domestic spying. Congress is divided over what to do about the law.
  • Romance on Iranian TV Crosses Cultures
    Iran state-controlled TV is featuring a mini-series about a love story between an Iranian Muslim man and a French Jewish woman during World War II: Zero Degree Turn.
  • British Children's Show Ignores Viewers' Preference
    Producers of the children's TV program Blue Peter, which is seen on the BBC, has deceived thousands of young viewers for the second time in a year. Online voters preferred the name "Cookie" for the show's kitten. But the producers chose "Socks."
  • Letters: Adoptions, Mo Rocca, Osama's Beard
    Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mail regarding coverage of Guatemalan adoptions, comedian Mo Rocca and Osama bin Laden's beard.
  • Get Out Your Handkerchiefs for Chile's 'Cueca'
    As Chile resonates with Independence Day commemorations, the air is filled with the sounds of cueca music. The national dance makes elegant use of white handkerchiefs to tell a story of seduction.
  • Cyclist Landis Loses Round in Doping Case
    Cyclist Floyd Landis has lost his doping case and with it his claim to the 2006 Tour de France title. An arbitration panel upheld the results of a test that showed Landis used synthetic testosterone to fuel his victory. Landis has the right to appeal.
  • Baker Dozen's Siblings Run for a Record
    The Weisse family will be off and running Sunday as 13 brothers and sisters seek to complete Wisconsin's Fox Cities Marathon. If all 13 finish, they will set a record, surpassing the 12 siblings who finished the Dublin Marathon. Ben Weisse, 39, talks about the race.
  • Lebanon in Turmoil Ahead of Vote for President
    The murder of another Lebanese lawmaker heightens tensions in Beirut ahead of an upcoming presidential election. Lebanon is a democracy with deep divisions. The election is seen as a test of strength between U.S. influence and the Iran/Syria alliance.
  • Monterey Jazz Festival Celebrates 50th Year
    Hear a preview of the 50th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, which includes Gerald Wilson's specially commissioned piece, Monterey Moods. Wilson and many other jazz luminaries, including Dave Brubeck, celebrate the festival's half-century mark this weekend.

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