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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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  • U.S. Professor Reflects On Return Home To Libya
    After living in the U.S. for nearly 40 years, University of Washington Economics Professor Ali Tarhouni left the comfort and safety of Seattle to return to Libya to help the rebels in their fight against leader Moammar Gadhafi. "It was almost surreal, in a sense that — as a matter of fact even up to now — sometimes I wonder if this is still a dream," he says.
  • Conservative Heavyweights Trade Jabs Over Taxes
    On one side is Republican Sen. Tom Coburn, who's looking for a grand compromise to bring down annual deficits — and says the solution may involve an increase in tax revenues. On the other side is anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, who says Coburn is breaking a long-standing pledge not to raise taxes.
  • U.S. Home Prices, Sung As Opera
    A decade of the Case-Shiller home price index, set to music. Also: We hear from Case and Shiller.
  • Bernanke To Hold First-Ever Press Conference
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives his first-ever regularly scheduled press conference Wednesday. It's an extraordinary move for an institution that has been historically less than transparent. By going before the media, Chairman Bernanke is hoping to bolster the public's confidence in the Fed and better explain its decision-making. But the event poses risks as well — one wrong word could send the markets tumbling. Michele Norris talks with Donald Kohn, a former Federal Reserve vice chairman, about what we should expect.
  • Court Hears Arguments In Data Mining Case
    When doctors in Vermont found out their prescription records were being sold to data mining firms that then sold the information to drugmakers, they went to the state Legislature, which barred the practice. The data miners and the pharmaceutical industry challenged the law in court.
  • Letters: Prostitution, Madden NFL, Captain Hook
    Michele Norris and Melissa Block read from listener letters about the first installment in NPR's series on prostitution in Nashville, the cover for the video game Madden NFL and Los Angeles street artist Captain Hook.
  • Is The Dalai Lama Playing A Dangerous Game?
    The Dalai Lama shocked the world of Buddhism when he announced that he was giving up his political powers as head of the Tibetan government in exile. Some analysts say the aging leader is beginning a risky strategy to preserve the spiritual leadership of Tibetan Buddhism in the event of his death.
  • A WWII Survival Epic Unfolds Deep In 'Shangri-La'
    In May 1945, a plane carrying 24 men and women crashed into a hidden valley in New Guinea. There were only three survivors. Journalist Mitchell Zuckoff tells the remarkable story of their rescue in Lost In Shangri-La.
  • The Beauty Of 'The Beauty Of Humanity Movement'
    A novel from Camilla Gibb titled "The Beauty of Humanity Movement" explores a short-lived art movement that flowered in Vietnam during the 1950s. Alan Cheuse teaches writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
  • Rep. Ron Paul To Test Waters For Presidential Run
    Ron Paul, the Texas congressman who once ran as the Libertarian nominee for president, is establishing an exploratory committee for another bid for president as a Republican. Melissa Block talks with NPR's Mara Liasson.

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