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Friday, December 17, 2010

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  • Week In Politics: Tax Cuts
    Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the tax cut package President Obama signed into law.
  • A Final Lesson On The Meaning Of Christmas (Carols)
    For 24 years, William Studwell, a retired professor, chose a Christmas "Carol of the Year" to highlight to newspapers, radio newsrooms and TV stations across the country. Though he died in August, Studwell left notes to elucidate his 25th -- and final -- selection, "We Wish You A Merry Christmas."
  • The Secret Plan To Fix The Dollar
    We go inside the secret plan to save the U.S. from a rising Asian rival -- 25 years ago. And we explain why it wouldn't work today.
  • Free Shipping Promotion Entices Last-Minute Santas
    It's "Free Shipping Day," a day when more than 1,700 businesses are offering free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve. Many well-known businesses and online retailers are taking part, but so too are many small businesses. Melissa Block talks with Jean Schilling, owner of Kaleidoscopes to You, about why her company is participating in the promotion.
  • Top Diplomat's Ouster Hints At Political Battle In Iran
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's abrupt sacking of his foreign minister this week -- and his move to replace the career diplomat with a nuclear scientist -- sparked a new debate about Iran's nuclear intentions. It also shed light on the infighting among Iran's conservative factions.
  • Thai Riots Sign Of Simmering Political Tensions
    Thailand's government says that by year's end, it will lift the state of emergency in the capital and other areas affected by anti-government rioting in April and May that left 91 dead and injured 1,900. But this by no means signals the end of political tumult.
  • Major League Baseball Doesn't Feel Economic Pinch
    Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Robert Siegel about the flurry of trades going on during Major League Baseball's off-season.
  • For 'Yogi Bear' Parodist, A Suitable Penance?
    The animated kids' comedy Yogi Bear opens tonight, and the critics' reviews have been brutal. They weren't as rough on the film, though, as the parodic "alternate ending" that set the Internet on fire earlier this week. It involved a shotgun; NPR's Robert Siegel talks to animator Edmund Earle about the recoil.
  • Hailee Steinfeld: For A Young Actress, A Gritty Debut
    True Grit's young star talks to Melissa Block about playing smart, funny Mattie Ross -- a teenager who goes after her father's killer, seeking revenge.
  • Senate Sets Vote For 'Don't Ask' Repeal
    The Senate plans to take a key procedural vote Saturday on repealing "don't ask, don't tell," the policy that bans gays from serving openly in the military. Democrats appear to have at least the 60 votes needed to move the bill along. Andrea Seabrook

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