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All Things Considered
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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  • Failure: The F-Word Silicon Valley Loves And Hates
    For every revolutionary idea in Silicon Valley, there are a lot more flops. But many tech entrepreneurs and investors say failure is accepted, even welcomed, as a guide for future success.
  • Letters: Personal Robots, War Of 1812
    Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read emails from listeners about personal robots and the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
  • As Tsunami Debris Crosses Pacific, Dangers Emerge
    Western U.S. beaches are getting a regular dose of debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The first few items were curiosities — a boat here, a soccer ball there. But as the litter accumulates, so does the potential threat of biological invasion.
  • Ukraine's $13 Billion Bid For European Relevance
    Ukraine was hoping that co-hosting the Euro 2012 soccer championship would showcase its entry into the European community of nations. It hasn't turned out that way. Several leaders, including Germany's Angela Merkel, have stayed away to protest the jailing of Ukraine's former prime minister.
  • With Polka Band And Pie, Romney Wraps Up Small-Town Tour In Michigan
    GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned Tuesday in his home state of Michigan, avoiding big cities and staying in places friendly to the GOP. Romney seemed to be using each stop on his five-day tour to hone his attacks and his humor.
  • Obama And Congress: Bipartisanship Talk Met Reality
    When President Obama first campaigned for the office he now holds, he promised to change the tone in Washington. But the tone has only gotten nastier. And after using Democratic majorities in Congress to muscle through major legislation, he's increasingly been stymied by a wall of GOP opposition.
  • Study: More Asians Than Hispanics Entering U.S.
    The Pew Research Center has released a new study on Asian Americans in the U.S. called "The Rise of Asian Americans." Robert Siegel talks about the new report and its findings with Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center and director of its Social & Demographic Trends project.
  • Finger-Pointing Follows Ousting Of U.Va. President
    A civil war of sorts has broken out at the University of Virginia, pitting MBAs against PhDs. The first shot was fired one week ago, when the head of U.Va.'s governing board announced Teresa Sullivan, a popular and respected president at the school, would be leaving after less than two years.
  • The Cleveland Youth Orchestra: On The Road In Mozart's Hometown
    The young ensemble associated with the famed Cleveland Orchestra makes its first trip abroad.
  • The High Costs Of High Security At Supermax Prisons
    Illinois has joined a growing list of cash-strapped states starting to turn away from the Supermax prison concept. State legislators in Illinois have proposed closing the state's only supermaximum security prison or converting it into a lower-security facility.

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