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All Things Considered
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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  • Democrats Emboldened By Tuesday Elections
    NPR's Mara Liasson talks to Guy Raz about Tuesday's elections — and what they might mean for the 2012 campaign. Democrats are feeling emboldened by their wins in Mississippi and Ohio, but there's still no evidence they've reversed the wave of 2010.
  • Ariz. Anti-Illegal Immigration Champion Loses Recall
    The architect of Arizona's strict anti-immigration law has lost a recall election. State Senate president Russell Pearce lost to a fellow Republican.
  • Mexican Deportees Strain Cities South Of The Border
    The U.S. deported a record number of illegal immigrants last year. Many were released in Mexico's dangerous border cities, which are struggling to provide even temporary shelter.
  • Giving Defiantly: Chinese Help Artist Pay Tax Bill
    Last week, the Chinese government slapped artist Ai Weiwei — one of China's most famous dissidents — with a $2.4 million tax bill. So far, thousands of people have loaned Ai nearly $1 million to pay the fine. Ai says he will continue to attack the government for corruption and repression.
  • Letters: Streetlight Removal; Bob Costas
    Robert Siegel and Guy Raz read emails from listeners: There's a correction, and there's passion.
  • Penn State's Paterno Announces His Retirement
    Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno announced his retirement Wednesday, as his football program continues to be rocked by allegations of child sex abuse and cover up.
  • Ridpath Discusses Ethics In College Sports
    Robert Siegel speaks to Dave Ridpath, an assistant professor of sports administration at Ohio University. Ridpath, a former Division 1 wrestling coach and assistant athletic director at Marshall University, has called the current system of college sports "broken." He says that the current scandal at Penn State is the most extreme example of a college sports system that protects teams at all costs.
  • Cain Donors Stand By Their Man For Now
    NPR spoke with nearly two dozen Herman Cain campaign donors. Most say they don't believe the sexual harassment accusations and that they will consider giving more money to his campaign; two said they already had. But others are wavering, ever so slightly.
  • How Spotify Works: Pay The Majors, Use P2P Technology
    Spotify is fast, convenient and legal, but can it turn a profit?
  • Rapper Heavy D Has Died
    The rapper, famous for making light of being overweight, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

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