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All Things Considered
Monday, June 29, 2009

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National Public Radio Stories

  • High Court Rules For White Firefighters
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the New Haven, Conn., fire department violated the law when it dumped the results of a firefighters promotion exam. Most of the applicants who placed high enough to qualify for promotions were white.
  • New Haven Official 'Disappointed' By Ruling
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race. Victor Bolden, the head of the Corporation Counsel in New Haven, discusses the ruling.
  • Other Supreme Court Decisions
    The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision ruled that states can enforce their own laws against nationally chartered banks, and pushed a campaign finance case regarding a documentary about Hillary Clinton to the fall.
  • Smart Phones Make Comparison Shopping A Snap
    Bargain hunting has never been easier. Several smart phone applications allow users to type in a model or scan the bar code of a product, then search for a cheaper price online. That is forcing some bricks-and-mortar retailers to change the way they do business.
  • Coming Soon: Thinner Screens
    In the coming years, our computer, television and mobile phone screens will get thinner, clearer and smarter. Omar Gallaga, who covers technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman, offers his insight.
  • U.S. Criticizes Honduras Coup
    Secretary of State Clinton said Monday the situation in Honduras has become a coup, a day after the country's president was deposed by the military. Johanna Mendelson Forman, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, offers her insight.
  • Activists Vow To Revive West Bank Settlement
    Homesh is one of four Jewish settlements in the West Bank that Israel evacuated at the same time it withdrew settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005. But the settlers have returned and say they are determined to bring Homesh back to life. Israeli and U.S. officials will meet Tuesday in Washington to talk about halting settlement expansion.
  • You Must Hear This: Omar Souleyman
    For Bjork, Syrian techno star Omar Souleyman is all about the party. He's not above using synths, electronics, drum machines and YouTube to make something vibrant for today. On stage, his sideman whispers poetry in his ear, which Souleyman sings immediately.
  • Letters: Michael Jackson, Victoria Cruz
    Listeners complain about the coverage of pop icon Michael Jackson, and respond to the story of 17-year old Victoria Cruz and her girlfriend, Deone. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Jay Smooth: On Hip-Hop, Blogs And Race
    Blogs and hip-hop are both known for being incendiary. But one hip-hop blogger is doing his best to bring thoughtfulness to both endeavors. He's known as Jay Smooth, and his blog is called Ill Doctrine. Even people who don't consider themselves hip-hop fans visit the site for Smooth's take on politics, the music industry and society in general.

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