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All Things Considered
Monday, October 11, 2010

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  • Families Of Chilean Miners Prepare For The Big Day
    Living in constant uncertainty in the middle of the desert has been hard for the families of the trapped miners in Chile. And now that the rescue is imminent, many of their wives and daughters are taking time to relax and get beauty treatments.
  • What Happens After Chilean Miners Emerge?
    NPR's Melissa Block talks to reporter Annie Murphy about what happens after the miners emerge from underground.
  • In Arizona, New National Guard Troops Watch Border
    The 1,200 National Guard troops President Obama ordered to the U.S.-Mexico border in July are finally in place, nearly half in Arizona, the busiest state for illegal border crossings. But some critics want an even greater presence.
  • 'Medal Of Honor' Game To Debut Without Taliban
    Medal of Honor is a new military video game, out Tuesday. It generated controversy because in multiplayer mode, it allowed you to play as the Taliban. Publisher Electronic Arts stopped calling them "The Taliban," but they're still dark-skinned guys in Afghanistan. Reporter Heather Chaplin explores why playing as "the Taliban" sounds so much worse than watching a movie about the Taliban.
  • Why A Video Game Does Not A Soldier Make
    Little boys have always played games that mimic war. But former Marine Benjamin Busch argues that these games can't teach the unpredictability of combat, the loss of control or the heartbreak of losing a friend.
  • Kenya's Kenge Kenge Sustain An Exhilarating Tradition
    These eight musicians from Nairobi perform traditional benga music on a variety of East African instruments. Listen to a live performance and an interview with All Things Considered host Melissa Block.
  • Alan Cheuse Reviews 'Breathing, In Dust'
    Breathing, In Dust, a book of prose fiction from poet Tim Hernandez, is set in the fictional farming community of Catela and relates the stories of a 17-year-old poet who grows up in the migrant farm worker community.
  • MacArthur 'Genius' Uses Music To Bring Social Justice
    The MacArthur Foundation named Sebastian Ruth, the founder of Community MusicWorks in Providence, R.I., one of its 2010 "geniuses." Megan Hall, of member station WRNI, visited Ruth at his storefront music studio and has this profile.
  • NATO Probes Death Of Aid Worker In Afghanistan
    New information has come to light about an American-led raid over the weekend, which was meant to rescue Linda Norgrove, a British aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan two weeks ago. The U.S. military is now investigating whether Norgrove was killed by her captors, as originally thought, or by an American grenade.
  • Remembering The USS Cole, A Decade After The Naval Destroyer Was Attacked
    On Oct. 12, the state-of-the-art vessel was attacked by two al-Qaida operatives, piloting a small boat filled with explosives. The incident killed 17 U.S. sailors.

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