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Friday, September 30, 2011

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  • Fla. Moves Up Its Primary Date
    Florida wants to be no lower than fifth on the calendar of presidential nominating events in 2012, and Friday its Legislature moved to hold its primary on Jan. 31. That is expected to move the Iowa caucuses into the first week of the year.
  • Week In Politics: GOP Primary Dates; Herman Cain; Chris Christie
    Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
  • Commentator Jo Carson Dies At 64
    Michele Norris and Melissa Block remember former All Things Considered commentator Jo Carson, who died earlier this month in the place where she was born — Johnson City, Tenn. She was 64. She was a playwright, fiction author and children's book author.
  • Old-Fashioned Letter Writing Meets Digital Age
    In so many ways, the Internet has shoved aside old-fashioned letters, the kind written on stationery or letterhead. But lettersofnote.com serves as a bridge between the new technology and the old. Shaun Usher edits the site that's filled with correspondence written or received by people whose names you know. Michele Norris talks to Shaun Usher about gems from Marilyn Monroe, Roald Dahl and Johnny Cash.
  • Letters: Kindle Fire; Baseball Playoffs
    Michele Norris and Melissa Block read letters from listeners.
  • BofA Plans To Introduce Monthly Debit Card Fee
    Michele Norris talks about Bank of America's plan to charge some customers a monthly $5 fee for debit cards with Daniel Indiviglio, associate editor with The Atlantic. Indiviglio writes about business, finance, economics and politics.
  • The Man Behind The Illegal-Immigration Crackdown
    As more states consider strict immigration laws like those in Arizona and Alabama, one name keeps coming up: Kris Kobach. He's the Kansas secretary of state who helped many states shape a tough approach to illegal immigration. And he says there's more to come in swing states in 2012.
  • Libya's Newest Concern: Looming Political Battles
    Libya's militias are a collection of regional groups that will have to learn to work together to form a new government. They are still talking for now, but there are clear differences and rivalries.
  • Pop Art Master Oldenburg Unveils Another Big Idea
    Claes Oldenburg unveils his latest outdoor sculpture — a giant paintbrush — outside the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia this weekend. At first, Oldenburg's giant clothespins and spoons made him a target for ridicule. But now you can find examples of his work all over the world. And like all of his work, it's intended to provoke a response.
  • For Grown-Ups, Missing Those Back-To-School Blues
    Is it possible to play hooky from real life and return to the magical wonder of learning in a classroom? Writer Ben Dolnick investigates the intellectual doldrums that plague life after graduation.

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