All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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  • How Are People Feeling About Retirement?
    We ask people around the country about their retirement concerns and whether and how the economic crisis has caused them to reconsider their retirement plans.
  • TIAA-CREF Chief On Managing A Financial Mess
    TIAA-CREF manages nearly $400 billion in assets for 3.4 million investors. Consultants never receive commissions, but are compensated primarily on how well they serve their clients. CEO Roger Ferguson talks about how TIAA-CREF is managing the financial crisis.
  • Facing The Downturn On A New York Farm
    Doug and Kathy Rutz live on a farm near Binghamton, N.Y. The credit crisis has them wondering if they will be able to get loans to put their children through college.
  • White House Seeks To Protect Aid Legacy
    President Bush is hosting a White House summit on international development. Administration officials are proud of their efforts to aid the world's poorest countries. But the global financial crisis is threatening aid levels and development work.
  • Joe The Plumber And The Wealth Gap
    Joe the Plumber became an instant icon after the third presidential debate. Why? Because the widening gap between rich and poor is a very real problem in the United States.
  • Framingham State's 'Blah' Fundraising Faux Pax
    A recent fundraising attempt by one Massachusetts college tried humor, but went over poorly. The letter from Framingham State College read: "With the recent economic downturn and loan crisis, it has become even more important for Framingham State College to receive your support. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah." The school has since apologized to insulted alums.
  • Will The Polls Change In The Final Two Weeks?
    Current presidential polls show Barack Obama with a consistent lead over John McCain. How much volatility can we expect between now and Nov. 4?
  • Slam At Obama Stirs Minnesota House Race
    After a first-term Republican seeking re-election to Congress questioned Barack Obama's patriotism, fundraising for her Democratic challenger soared.
  • In Turkey, Mosque Gets A Woman's Touch
    Artist and interior designer Zeynep Fadillioglu, who has specialized in high-end establishments, hopes to put a contemporary spin on religious art from the Ottoman era.
  • Letters: Rev. Eldredge, Tampa Bay Rays
    Letters from listeners include comments about an interview with Rev. Mark Eldredge, whose church publicly burned a stash of pornography they found at the site of their new meeting place. And we correct errors in Monday's report on the Tampa Bay Rays.

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