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Friday, May 14, 2010

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  • Obama Blasts Oil Companies Over Gulf Spill
    In his strongest words yet to describe the administration's response to the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama criticized BP and other oil companies Friday for "finger-pointing and irresponsibility."
  • Week In Politics: Oil Spill, Kagan, British Election
    Robert Siegel speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the Gulf oil spill, Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court and the election in Britain.
  • Philadelphia Flyers Shoot For Rare NHL Victory
    Three up, three down. That's been the story of the NHL series between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins won the first three games, then the Flyers came back to win three in a row themselves. Forcing a Game 7 when down 3-0 is exceedingly rare in professional sports. Winning a series down 3-0 is even rarer still. Three teams have ever done it, 276 teams have failed.
  • Real Life Terror Reflects An Author's Imagination
    When it was announced that the accused Times Square bomber was a Pakistani-American, Mohsin Hamid, the author of the 2007 novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, noticed several parallels between the life of his main character and Faisal Shahzad, the accused bomber.
  • Town Rebuilds Green After Devastating Tornado
    Three years ago, a massive tornado ripped through the town of Greensburg, Kan., leaving ninety percent of the population homeless and 11 people dead. But there is new growth: a super-energy-efficient City Hall made from reclaimed brick and wood; an art center powered by the sun and wind; and a home modeled on a geodesic dome. And the rebuilding brought its 900 residents closer together.
  • Sports Analysis: LeBron James' Future, World Cup
    Robert Siegel talks with sports commentator Stefan Fatsis about LeBron James' Cavaliers being eliminated from the NBA playoffs and soccer's upcoming World Cup.
  • A 'Best Worst Movie,' So Bad It's Infamously Good
    Twenty years ago, Michael Stephenson made his movie debut -- in Troll 2, a film widely praised as the worst of all time. Now, in the documentary Best Worst Movie, he chronicles what it's like to be involved in a cult hit so excruciatingly awful that it becomes a surprise smash.
  • Dark Is Standard At This Year's Cannes
    Robert Siegel speaks with LA Times film critic Steve Zeitchik about this year's roster of dark, political films at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Veterans Affairs' Shinseki Answers Hard Questions
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, who is trying to reinvent the agency so it can meet the needs of the new veterans, sat down with NPR's Robert Siegel to talk about his efforts.
  • Violence Escalates On Streets Of Bangkok
    Thai troops fired bullets and tear gas at anti-government protesters rioting in Bangkok's city center today as an army effort to clear streets sparked clashes that have killed two and turned the capital into an urban war zone. In the late afternoon, the question became just when the military would move in on the red-shirted protesters camp, where one of their top leaders was shot the day before.

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