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Friday, June 25, 2010

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  • Lawmakers Compromise On Wall Street Bill
    House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations. The bill is designed to address many of the causes of the financial meltdown that occurred in 2008. It seeks to limit speculative trading by banks and other financial institutions, and close regulatory gaps by creating new agencies and tightening the rules that govern the financial markets. The bill is not expected to gain many Republican votes. John Ydstie
  • Week In Politics: Financial Bill, McChrystal's Ouster
    Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the week in politics.
  • New iPhone Owners Complain About Dropped Calls
    The new iPhone 4 seems to be dropping calls if people touch the phone in a certain area -- the steel-rimmed antenna that Apple chief Steve Jobs bragged about earlier this month.
  • Lessons From Harlem Take Root In Tribal Lands
    The Obama administration is giving out federal grants to "Promise Neighborhoods," in an effort to improve education for poor areas. The model program is the Harlem Children's Zone. To work in areas of grinding rural poverty -- such as Cortez, Colo. -- those techniques must be adapted.
  • World Cup: Yes, I Am For America
    Sports evoke just about every emotion: joy, sadness, fury, terror, ecstasy. But with 32 nations going head-to-head, the World Cup brings out an incredible sense of nationalism, too. NPR's Eyder Peralta had to dig deep to find out where his allegiance lies.
  • Harvard Case Spotlights Deportation Debate
    Many hope a high-profile saga of Harvard student Eric Balderas will help advance federal legislation to give young people brought to the U.S. illegally a path to legal residency. He is one of thousands of young people living under the threat of deportation even as they chase the American dream.
  • G-20 Summit On Belt-Tightening Busts Budget
    Leaders of the world's major economies are meeting in Toronto for meetings to discuss austerity measures across the globe. Robert Siegel speaks with Derek Stoffel, a CBC reporter covering the G-8 and G-20 summits, about why a summit on reducing spending has itself broken records for spending.
  • Jamaica's Tomato Mystery
    In a country like Jamaica you can buy tomatoes grown in Mexico and shipped by a broker in Florida that are cheaper than tomatoes grown by farmers just a couple of hours away from Kingston. The phenomenon is a mystery of economics and something that keeps farmers in developing countries mired in poverty.
  • Son Sues Pa. Town For Jim Thorpe's Remains
    After Jim Thorpe died in 1953, a Pennsylvania town agreed to change the town's name and pay Thorpe's widow a fee in return for hosting the Native American athlete's grave. Michele Norris talks with Thorpe's son Jack about his lawsuit to send his father's remains to his Oklahoma tribal homelands.
  • U.S. Soccer Team Well-Positioned In World Cup
    Sports commentator Stefan Fatsis talks to host Robert Siegel about Friday's World Cup matches. They also discuss the U.S. team's thrilling victory on Wednesday, Bill Clinton's visit to South Africa and the United States' chances against Ghana this weekend.

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