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All Things Considered
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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  • Democrats And Republicans Differ On Medicaid Fix
    Medicaid is likely to undergo a major change regardless of whether President Obama is re-elected or replaced by Republican Mitt Romney. Democrats support a much bigger program. Republicans have plans to scale it back.
  • Some States Dragging Their Feet On Health Exchanges
    November marks the deadline for states to decide how they'll participate in health insurance exchanges. Those exchanges come from the federal health care law passed in 2010. To find out how much progress the states have made toward their decisions, Audie Cornish talks with Alan Weil, executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy.
  • Opposition Victory Signals New Direction For Georgia
    Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic, clearing the way for the opposition Georgian Dream party to form a new government. The country's new ruling party says it will continue a pro-Western stance but also seek to restore ties with Russia.
  • Mandolinist Chris Thile, Novelist Junot Díaz Among 2012 MacArthur 'Geniuses'
    The 23 MacArthur fellows will receive $500,000 over the next five years. Their expertise range from historians to a stringed-instrument bow maker.
  • 'Million-Dollar Blocks' Map Incarceration's Costs
    Many cities spend millions on prisons annually, and often those moving in and out of jail come from the same neighborhoods. The Justice Mapping Center maps those costs, block by block, to help policymakers visualize where those public dollars are going — and determine if they could be better spent.
  • Letters: 'Cursing Mommy' And A Cricket Plague
    Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about Ian Frazier's new book The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days and a cricket plague in Waco, Texas.
  • In 'House,' Erdrich Sets Revenge On A Reservation
    After his mother is sexually assaulted, 13-year-old Joe Coutts is desperate for answers. But when both official and tribal investigations let him down, he takes matters into his own hands. Louise Erdrich pits justice against vengeance in her new novel, The Round House.
  • Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Controversial Voter ID Law
    In Pennsylvania, a judge has issued a preliminary injunction against the state's controversial voter ID law. In effect, the judge's ruling will allow registered voters to cast ballots in the upcoming election, without showing the government-issued ID required by the law.
  • Obama Must Keep Wordiness In Check At Debate
    On Monday, we looked at Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney's strengths and weaknesses as a debater. Now we examine President Obama's record in big debates and the challenges he faces.
  • Pope's Butler Professes Innocence, But Says He Betrayed Pontiff
    The case has been an embarrassment to the Vatican and the butler faces up to four years in prison on charges he stole documents pointing to corruption.

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