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All Things Considered
Friday, October 7, 2011

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  • Jobs Report Better Than Expected
    Employers added 103,000 jobs in September, a stronger pace of hiring than expected. The Labor Department report is likely to ease fears that the economy is quickly hurtling toward another recession. But the jobless rate remained stuck at 9.1 percent. Hiring must pick up substantially for optimism and hope to return to the economy.
  • Week In Politics: Occupy Wall Street; Jobs Bill; Republican Presidential Field
    Guy Raz speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
  • Letters: Perry And Capital Punishment; Steve Jobs
    Melissa Block and Guy Raz read emails from listeners.
  • A Look At The History Of Wall Street Protests
    Guy Raz talks to Beverly Gage, associate professor of history at Yale University and author of the book The Day Wall Street Exploded: The Story of America in its First Age of Terror, about the history of protests on Wall Street.
  • Book Review: 'Assumption'
    Assumption is a new novel from Percival Everett. A distinguished academic in the field of literature, Everett is also an accomplished writer of fiction.
  • Influential Panel Gives Thumbs Down To Routine Prostate Cancer Test
    Routine testing of men's blood to detect prostate cancer is unwarranted, and causes more harm than good, according to findings of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The panel of experts sets the agenda for doctors and, increasingly, insurance payments.
  • Russia Delivers Stern Warning To Ally Syria
    Russia has been closely aligned with Syria for decades and has opposed punitive measures during the current unrest. But the criticism by Russia's president shows that Moscow is losing patience.
  • U.S. Looks To Sell Military Equipment To Bahrain
    The Obama administration wants to sell $53 million worth of military equipment and support to Bahrain. Human rights groups are calling foul, saying the U.S. is rewarding Bahrain at the same time the Persian Gulf state is cracking down on pro-democracy protesters. State Department officials say Washington has a long-standing commitment to Gulf security, but, at the same time, they say there needs to be more progress on reform and accountability in Bahrain.
  • Foodie Wannabe? Here's How To Fake It
    Melissa Block speaks with Alton Brown, creator of "Good Eats" on the Food Network, about his recent comments in New York Magazine on faking food and wine knowledge. Brown gives tips and explains why you might want to fake it on occasion.
  • Movie Review: 'The Ides of March'
    A political thriller, The Ides of March, opens Friday. That's one week before the ides of October — and a few months before the first presidential primaries.

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