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All Things Considered
Friday, January 26, 2007

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  • Playing Nice Isn't Always a Natural Instinct
    With the shift of power in Congress, both political parties have talked about the importance of reaching across the aisle and working together. But research indicates that playing nice isn't always in our nature.
  • Missouri Compromise: A Win-Win for Clay
    Sen. Henry Clay, known as "the Great Compromiser," brought about the Missouri Compromise of 1820. House of Representatives historian Robert Remini says Clay's feat resulted from his ability to make each side — in this case, the South and North — feel as that it had won something in the bargain. Michele Norris talks with Remini, the author of Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union.
  • Iraq Asks for More Weapons; U.S. Backpedals
    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he wants more military hardware from the United States. President Bush is providing more money for items like armored Humvees and BlackHawk helicopters, while the Iraqis want more unspecified firepower. The Pentagon is reluctant to give them too much weaponry, fearing it will fall into the wrong hands.
  • Iraq Is Iraq; Vietnam Was Vietnam
    Commentator Dinesh D'Souza is tired of hearing all the comparisons between the Iraq war and the Vietnam War. He's not convinced they are at all alike.
  • An Asian Pygmy and his Pal from Far Rockaway
    Alan Rabinowitz, a scientist from New York, felt compelled to walk 600 miles into the Himalayas to visit one of the last surviving Asian pygmies and show him a picture of Rabinowitz's baby son.
  • The Bells of Philadelphia: The Day Is Over
    For as long as anyone can remember, the Philadelphia library had ended its day with music. Stephanie Marudas sends an audio postcard from the main branch.
  • African Union Sessions to Focus on Crisis in Somalia
    When member nations of the African Union meet this weekend, representatives hope to find a way to stabilize Somalia, where a weak government has beaten back Islamist forces with the help of Ethiopian troops. There is concern that the fighting will resume unless peacekeepers are introduced into the country.
  • Not Missing, Just Lonely: Welsh Faces on Milk Jugs
    Five single, yet hopeful, Welsh farmers are trying a novel way of getting dates: They've attached stickers with pictures of their faces on thousands of milk jugs. Melissa Block talks to one of the farmers, Elen Morris, 23, about the idea.
  • Pakistan Weighs Solutions, as U.S., NATO Press
    The tribal areas along Pakistan's border are a haven from which a resurgent Taliban has been launching attacks into Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan officials say. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's military ruler, has tried both military force and appeasement to rein in the pro-Taliban militants in the country's lawless tribal areas.
  • Anti-War Rallies to Focus on Congress
    A large-scale anti-war demonstration is planned for Washington, D.C., and other cities around the world this Saturday. The demonstrations are the work of the United for Peace and Justice Coalition and like-minded groups calling for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq — and seeking to shift the focus from President Bush to Congress.

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