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All Things Considered
Friday, May 28, 2010

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National Public Radio Stories

  • BP Says 'Top Kill' Method Requires Patience
    BP says it could taken another day or two before engineers know whether their "top kill" approach to stopping the gusher in the Gulf has worked. NPR's Richard Harris talks with Michele Norris about the latest fix attempt.
  • 'Top Kill' Moves BP Stock
    Ever since BP began the "top kill" effort to cap its gushing oil well, progress reports have been moving the company's stock price. This has forced the company to change the way it deals with reporters and distributes information.
  • Week In Politics: Oil Spill, Sestak
    Melissa Block speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about efforts to clean up the Gulf oil spill and the administration's attempt to persuade Democrat Joe Sestak to stay out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary race.
  • Economic Extremes Seen Side By Side In India
    India's economy is one of the world's fastest growing. So why do its poor remain so very, very poor?
  • Letters: Facebook, Oil Spill, Star Haircuts
    Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listener e-mails about our interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and stories on the BP oil spill and Willie Nelson’s haircut.
  • Recalls Put FDA's Power Into Question
    News that there may have been more problems than first suspected with drugs like children's Tylenol is leading to questions about the effectiveness of federal regulations regarding recalls. Scott Hensley from NPR's health blog, Shots, talks with Melissa Block about what went wrong at Johnson & Johnson and whether the FDA needs more power to prevent future problems.
  • Virginia Attorney General Demands Scientist's E-Mails
    The University of Virginia announced Thursday it will fight a demand by state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to turn over e-mails and other records related to research done by climate scientist Michael Mann. Mann is the author of the famous "hockey stick" graph showing an abrupt increase in global temperatures in recent decades. Cuccinelli says he wants to know if Mann defrauded taxpayers when he applied for grants to conduct his research at the university.
  • Flock To N.D. Oil Town Leads To Housing Crisis
    Remote Williston, N.D., is the scene of a modern-day gold rush -- black gold in the form of oil deposits. Workers are flocking to the area for high-paying oil field jobs. The hours are long, the work is hard, stress is high and housing is nearly impossible to come by. The city hasn't invested in infrastructure for new housing since losing a $20 million investment after the last boom went bust.
  • Anti-Doping Scientists Have Jobs Cut Out For Them
    Cyclist Floyd Landis sent the sports world buzzing last week with his admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs and his accusations that other top-flight cyclists did the same. But while the attention is focus on WHO engaged in doping, investigators are focusing on Landis' description of HOW they did it.
  • Four Women Getting Behind The Wheel At Indy 500
    A record four female drivers will compete in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Melissa Block speaks with Janet Guthrie, the first woman to race in the Indy 500 and NASCAR, about women and racing.

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