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All Things Considered
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Hits Battleground States In Final Blitz
    President Obama has begun a multi-state blitz in the last two weeks before the election.
  • Romney Hits Ground Running After Final Debate
    Mitt Romney's was back on the campaign trail in Nevada after Monday night's debate.
  • Pop Warner Suspends Coaches After Concussions
    Melissa Block talks to Dr. Robert Cantu, author of Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe about the problem of brain injuries in youth sports.
  • Charming, Cold: Does Presidential Personality Matter?
    Early on in American history, before radio and television, charisma wasn't particularly useful, one scholar says, since most decisions were made behind closed doors. Not so today. But how much difference do personality characteristics and charisma make?
  • Former CIA Agent Pleads Guilty To Leaking Info
    A former CIA agent who was charged with leaking classified information to reporters has pleaded guilty. The deal with John Kiriakou came after the judge dealt the defense a big blow by saying prosecutors did not have to prove Kiriakou intended to harm the United States when he revealed the name of a covert operative.
  • Italian Seismologists Convicted Of Manslaughter
    Melissa Block talks with Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center. He was tapped by the Italian government to investigate the events surrounding the tragic 2009 earthquake in the city of L'Aquila, which left more than 300 people dead. The Italian government convicted seven prominent earthquake experts of manslaughter on Monday for not adequately warning the public about the quake ahead of time. The head of Italy's disaster body has resigned in protest against the prison sentences.
  • Cambodia Vs. Sotheby's In A Battle Over Antiquities
    A 1,000-year-old statue, a vine-and-moss-covered temple complex and a country's turbulent history lie at the heart of a legal battle pitting the Cambodian government against Sotheby's auction house. Officials say the statue was looted from an ancient Khmer temple; Sotheby's says that's not provable.
  • Baby Beluga, Swim So Wild And Sing For Me
    Whales are among the great communicators of the animal world. They produce all sorts of sounds: squeaks, whistles and even epic arias worthy of an opera house. But in the mid-1980s, one beluga whale did something that had never been documented before: It imitated human speech.
  • Web-Only TV Shows Take Advantage Of Their Venue
    Online videos are getting closer and closer in quality to shows on TV. A new web-only series by Kevin Spacey is going up on Netflix next year. Maura Tierney, who starred in ER and is on CBS's The Good Wife, is also featured in a new web-only series on YouTube. The best web-only shows are a lot like TV, but take advantage of the intimacy of the Internet.
  • Read All About It: Superman's Alter Ego Quits Job
    In the upcoming issue of Superman, the man of steel's alter ego — mild mannered reporter Clark Kent — quits his job as a reporter. Audie Cornish and Melissa Block wonder what this says about the state of journalism and what might be next for Clark Kent.

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