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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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  • Indiana Town: From Racist Past to Primary Present
    The Democratic presidential campaigns are crisscrossing Indiana, stopping in Republican strongholds such as Martinsville. In this town with a troubled racial history, voters share their views on the match-up between a white woman and a black man.
  • Obama Seeks to Put Wright Behind Him
    On the trail in Indiana, Sen. Barack Obama seeks to get his campaign message back on track. He has been mired in the controversy over remarks by his outspoken former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
  • 'Katrina Cottages' Wait to Become Homes
    "Katrina Cottages" – the alternative to FEMA trailers — are kind of a cross between a trailer and a house. But barely 2,000 of them are in use. The federal program to distribute them has been mired in red tape — over contracts, permits and zoning.
  • Va. County Limits Plan for Immigration Checks
    Citing budget concerns, authorities in Virginia's Prince William County have scaled back an aggressive policy to check immigration status. A law aimed at checks on the legal status of anyone police stop will now be applied only in case of arrest.
  • Long-Delayed Dulles Rail Line Gets Go-Ahead
    There's new momentum for a much-delayed project to open a rail line from suburban Dulles International Airport to Washington, D.C. But the train was first proposed as early as 1964, so don't buy your tickets quite yet.
  • New Thai Leadership Plans Drug Crackdown
    A new war on drugs proposed by the Thai government prompts memories of a previous effort that cost 2,500 lives. Rights groups fear the human cost of a new crackdown.
  • California Brothers Run Afghan TV Network
    Four brothers under the age of 35 are running a 24-hour Afghan TV station out of a warehouse in Hayward, Calif. Since July 2007, the Yousefzai brothers have brought a mix of drama, music, education and cooking shows to their audience.
  • 'Poetry Out Loud' Winner Reads 'Frederick Douglass'
    The nationwide contest Poetry Out Loud draws 200,000 high school students who recite — by heart — classic and contemporary poems. This year's winner was Shawntay Henry from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Henry read "Frederick Douglass" by Robert E. Hayden.
  • Letters: China Opera; Gitmo Prosecutor
    Listeners weigh in on coverage of a Chinese production of Puccini's opera Turandot and an interview with Air Force Col. Morris Davis, who resigned late last year as chief prosecutor of the military tribunals taking place in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • Go-Betweens' Robert Forster Goes Solo
    The Australian band the Go-Betweens had a limited American profile, but they were huge in Europe until co-founder Grant McLennan died in 2006 of a heart attack. McLennan's old partner, Robert Forster, has a new solo album out.

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