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Friday, December 11, 2009

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  • Week In Politics Reviewed
    President Obama delivered his much-anticipated speech in Oslo Thursday as he accepted the Nobel Peace prize. Also this week, Britain and France announced a massive tax on bonuses. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight.
  • Garth Brooks Returns To The Stage
    Brooks officially retired in 2001 to raise his three daughters. That retirement ends Friday night in Las Vegas, courtesy of a new business deal with Steve Wynn's Encore Hotel. Brooks' extended run is the first of any kind for a country musician in Las Vegas.
  • Letters: Wine, Nobel
    Listeners respond to Michele Norris' recent interview with Keith Wallace, founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia, and to the interview with NPR's Joe Palca, who attended the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Florida Faces Drastic Change From Sea Level Rise
    Few places in the country are as vulnerable to sea level rise as Florida. Miami Beach, the Keys and Palm Beach are just a few of the communities that may be largely underwater if, as some are predicting, the sea level rises 3 or 4 feet over the next century.
  • At Climate Conference, Hot Air Reigns
    The folks at the climate conference in Denmark have two weeks set aside to discuss global warming. Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin expect one clear message to come out of the meeting: talk itself is hailed as an end product.
  • NASA Telescope To Spot Nearby Space Neighbors
    NASA is set to launch its new telescope, WISE, into Earth's orbit Monday. This sensitive infrared telescope is expected to detect previously hidden asteroids, including ones that might be threatening to smack into Earth.
  • Week In NBA Reviewed
    This week in sports, Allen Iverson emotionally returns to the team in which he got his NBA start, Greg Oden is out for the season and Kevin Durant is putting up numbers to surprise his critics. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his insight on the professional basketball season.
  • In '60s L.A., A Somber, Stylish Encounter With Grief
    Fashion designer Tom Ford makes a stylish debut with A Single Man, starring Colin Firth as a closeted gay man struggling with solitude after his longtime partner is killed in a car crash. Critic Bob Mondello says the film is a visually sensitive tale of a man learning at last to live in the moment. (Recommended)
  • Girls On Disney's First Black Princess
    This weekend, Disney releases its first traditional animated feature in years. It also debuts the first black princess in the Disney pantheon, Tiana. Youth Radio went to a screening to ask young girls what they think about Tiana.
  • Willard Reflects On Second City At 50
    The Second City this month celebrates 50 years of making improvisational comedy, and Fred Willard, a Second City alumnus, joins NPR's Michele Norris to talk about the famed comedy club. The key to improv, he says, is to just do it.

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