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All Things Considered
Thursday, March 15, 2012

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  • Karzai Calls For Troops To Leave Afghan Villages
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta met Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday in Afghanistan. The meeting came at a moment of high tension following the killings of 16 Afghan civilians. An American soldier is in custody and the incident has raised new questions about the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.
  • U.S., Pakistan At Impasse Over Afghan Supply Routes
    It's been nearly four months since a deadly U.S. airstrike led Pakistan to close the main supply arteries for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The shutdown is forcing the U.S. to turn to costly, less-efficient alternatives.
  • What's The Impact Of Early Blooms?
    The weather has been unseasonably warm in the Northeast and plains states — so warm that some plants are blooming early. Melissa Block talks with Jake Weltzin with the U.S. Phenology Network about what that means.
  • Just How Big Are The Eyes Of A Giant Squid?
    Huge. And large enough to see a massive approaching predator, like a sperm whale. But finding this out was no easy task; giant squids are mysterious creatures and it's hard to get accurate measurements.
  • USDA To Give Schools More Ground Beef Choices After Outcry Over 'Pink Slime'
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it believes beef trimmings known officially as "Lean Finely Textured Beef" are safe to eat. Nonetheless, it announced that owing to "customer demand" it will give schools the chance to opt out of it in the next school year.
  • Call For Healthcare Questions
    Robert Siegel and Melissa Block ask listeners to submit healthcare questions for an upcoming segment. Click on "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page and put "Healthcare Question" in the subject line.
  • Biden Pitches For Obama In Ohio
    Vice President Joseph Biden campaigned in Toledo, Ohio, on Tuesday. At a United Auto Workers union hall, he gave the first in a planned series of speeches in states designed to frame the Obama-Biden re-election rational. Afterward, he stopped by a Jeep factory to shake hands with workers at the shift change.
  • How To Pander: A Guide For The Candidates
    Robert Siegel and Melissa Block explore how the political candidates can pander correctly in Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana and Maryland.
  • Unintended Consequences Emerge In JOBS Act
    Among the provisions of the House-approved JOBS bill was the easing of disclosure requirements for small companies seeking to go public. But consumer advocates pointed out that with the definition of "small" meaning $1 billion, it included the majority of companies. The White House and Democrats in the Senate want to modify the wording to guard against securities fraud.
  • Venus And Jupiter Reach Peak Brightness
    Kelly Beatty, Senior Contributing Editor for Sky and Telescope magazine, talks to Melissa Block about the brightness and close proximity of Jupiter and Venus.

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