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Monday, April 19, 2010

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  • Distrust Of Government Undermines Obama's Support
    The public's growing distrust of government has undermined proposals from President Obama and Congress, a new survey finds. Such mistrust is hardly new, but its growth over the past year is striking, given the wave of trust that helped usher Obama into office. Obama's top adviser blames Republicans for trying to de-legitimize government.
  • Tea Partier Pulls Ahead in Ky. GOP Senate Primary
    In any other year, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson would have been a shoo-in for May's GOP primary: He has experience in politics and the backing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But Rand Paul, son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, has jumped to a surprising double-digit lead.
  • Letters: Volcanic Ash, Nuclear Arms Control
    Listeners respond to our coverage of the volcanic ash cloud over Europe, and nuclear arms control. Hosts Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
  • TV Network Offers Religious Journeys In 3-D
    At least one religious television network is exploring how to make the sacred come alive through 3-D imagery. For now, Boston-based CatholicTV has the future to itself. No other religious group — including Mormons, Baptists, Muslims, Hindus and Jews — has 3-D plans.
  • Is The Remote Control Becoming Obsolete?
    Melissa Block talks to All Tech Considered regular Omar Gallaga about the death of the remote control. Gallaga, the technology-culture reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, says the proliferation of wireless devices is making the remote control as we know it obsolete.
  • New York Teen Convicted In Hate Crime Death
    A New York teenager has been convicted of manslaughter in the hate-crime killing of Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero. Jeffrey Conroy was one of seven teenagers implicated in the stabbing death of Lucero, who was taunted with ethnic slurs. Prosecutors say the attack was part of the group's ongoing campaign of violence against Hispanics.
  • Poor Planning Mars Haiti's Efforts To Move Survivors
    Haitian officials have begun relocating survivors of the Jan. 12 earthquake from flood-prone camps into a new housing site outside Port-au-Prince. But aid groups say the government botched the planning of the new camp and gave them little time to prepare.
  • Bill Clinton On Haiti's Recovery
    Former President Bill Clinton has emerged as one of the strongest advocates for Haiti. Clinton is the U.N. Special Envoy to the country and co-chairs the recovery committee that will oversee rebuilding in the island nation. President Clinton tells Michele Norris why this effort is different from previous attempts to help Haiti, and why he believes corruption won't hinder Haiti's recovery this time. He also talks about recent heated right-wing rhetoric in the U.S.
  • Nat King Cole: An Incandescent Voice
    He started out playing jazz piano, and he was one of the best. For that alone, we would celebrate Nat King Cole. But what defined his greatness, and his groundbreaking success, wasn't his playing; it was his voice. Cole outsold Sinatra, broke color lines and influenced everyone from Ray Charles to Marvin Gaye.
  • Britain Sends Warships To Aid Stranded Travelers
    Britain's Royal Navy has sent warships to continental Europe to rescue Britons stranded by the volcanic ash cloud. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and two other Royal Navy ships would cross the English Channel as far as Spain. European transport officials agreed on Monday to gradually resume air traffic in designated "caution zones," where the threat of ash is considered less dangerous.

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