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All Things Considered
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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  • GOP Candidates Turn Focus To S.C. Primary
    GOP candidates Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum all show up in Columbia, S.C., for the next primary. For more, Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Brian Naylor.
  • South Carolina GOP Chair Discusses Primary
    Melissa Block speaks with Chad Connelly, chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. They discuss the upcoming South Carolina primary.
  • Letters: Sharia Law, Honda, Snowy Owl
    Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners.
  • Maker Of Twinkies Files For Bankruptcy
    Hostess Brands — maker of Ho Hos and, of course, the Twinkie — is filing for bankruptcy. The Texas-based company owes millions to its suppliers and labor unions. It is the second time Hostess has sought protection from its creditors in eight years.
  • NPR's Science Desk Experiments With Twinkies
    The NPR science desk was inspired to take part in the fine, and longstanding, tradition of experimenting with Twinkies.
  • Afghan Announcements Annoy U.S., Hurt Relations
    The U.S. relationship with Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to worsen, after a series of announcements that appear designed to embarrass Washington. Karzai is angry that the U.S. appears to be bypassing him in key decisions and is eager to prove he isn't beholden to America.
  • A Look At Gitmo, 10 Years Later
    At the 10-year mark for the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Audie Cornish talks with Miami Herald journalist Carol Rosenberg about how conditions there have evolved and the controversy over what to do with detainees.
  • Indiana Democrats Losing Fight Against Union Limits
    Last session, Democrats fled to Illinois to prevent a vote on right-to-work legislation. This session, they prevented a quorum. But with $1,000-per-day fines for absences and a House committee approving the measure, the bill is likely to go through.
  • Cadillac Gears Up To Take On German Automakers
    Cadillac is drawing notice in the luxury car scene with its new ATS model, a small, high-performance car that directly competes with the likes of Audi and BMW. The stakes are high for GM. Luxury cars like the ATS bring in more profit per car than small economy models like the Chevy Cruze.
  • The Primary Season, A Cappella
    Commentator David Was has a prescription for election-year sensory overload: a cappella music.

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