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All Things Considered
Monday, March 14, 2011

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  • After Disaster, Japan Faces Several Crises
    In what the prime minister calls Japan's worst crisis since World War II, the government struggles to cope with melting nuclear fuel in reactors, finding shelter for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Friday's tsunami, and searching for thousands more who are missing.
  • Risks And Dangers Associated With Radiation
    Host Robert Siegel speaks with John Boice — radiation epidemiologist, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and scientific director of the International Epidemiology Institute — about the potential health effects of exposure to radiation. Boice says so far in Japan, the amount of radiation leaked does not pose a danger to the public.
  • Tsunami's Effect On Japan's Economy Hard To Judge
    The disaster in Japan, which has the third-largest economy in the world, could have ripple effects around the globe, including the United States. But economists say it's much too soon to say whether the worst-case scenarios will actually come to pass.
  • What's Trending At SXSW Interactive?
    The 17-year-old SXSW Interactive — the tech portion of the Austin music, film and tech conference — is suffering from growing pains. What started as an intimate gathering for geeks has transformed into an overcrowded, social media-saturated zoo. Omar Gallaga has been attending the conference since 1998 and talks with host Michele Norris about its evolution — and how he's navigating the conference this year to find the tech-gold in the social media silt.
  • It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A Drone!
    Scaled-down versions of the military's unmanned flying machines are popping up all over the place. They may seem like souped-up toys, but these drones, especially those equipped with onboard cameras, are creating new questions about privacy in a world where technology moves faster than the law.
  • Could U.S. Power Plants Withstand A Similar Quake?
    In light of the danger of a meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Japan — following last week's earthquake and tsunami — questions are being raised about the safety of American nuclear facilities. Could power plants along the coast of California, for instance, withstand a similar quake? Host Michele Norris talks with Richard Denning, professor in the Nuclear Engineering Program at The Ohio State University.
  • As Pro-Gadhafi Forces Attack The East, Tripoli Sees Celebration
    Two distinct scenes have developed in Libya: In the capital, government supporters are celebrating and in the east air attacks continue.
  • Saudis, Other Gulf Nations Send Force To Bahrain
    The island's royal family requested the force from Saudi Arabia and neighboring Gulf states to help bring order after a monthlong protest, government officials said. Demonstrators at Manama's Pearl traffic circle were bracing for attack, building makeshift barricades to block city streets.
  • Review: 'Cleaning Nabokov's House'
    A 39-year-old divorcee rebuilding her life finds herself living in a house once occupied by a famous author. So begins the novel, Cleaning Nabokov's House by Leslie Daniels.
  • Barbara Dane: A Versatile Voice With A Political Purpose
    The singer crossed genre lines, performing blues, jazz and folk, and spoke out for racial equality and economic justice.

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