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Friday, July 15, 2011

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  • Obama Pressures Lawmakers To OK Deficit Deal
    President Obama held his second news conference in five days in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to OK a large-scale deficit-cutting deal. But Republican members of Congress aren't budging on the issue of taxes.
  • Week In Politics: Debt Ceiling
    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.
  • Letters: Immigration; AM Radio
    Robert Siegel and Michele Norris read letters from listeners.
  • Pella CEO Calls On Lawmakers To Raise Debt Ceiling
    Robert Siegel talks with Patrick Meyer, president and CEO of Pella Windows and Doors. He's one of hundreds of business heads who signed a letter to President Obama and members of Congress, urging them to raise the debt ceiling.
  • Summer Sounds: Trains
    Listener Kelly Morgan remembers slow-moving freight trains stopping traffic in Battle Creek, Mich., for our series Summer Sounds.
  • Rethinking SIDS: Many Deaths No Longer A Mystery
    For years, little was known about why babies died suddenly and unexpectedly in their sleep. But now, many of these deaths are believed to be preventable accidents caused by unsafe sleep practices. That's led some to question whether the term sudden infant death syndrome is still relevant.
  • White House Calls Atlantis Astronauts
    The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis received a special call from the White House Friday. Michele Norris and Robert Siegel tell us more.
  • A New Frontier In Space Travel: The Law
    Several private companies are developing spacecraft that will take anyone into space who wants to go, provided they can pay for the ride. But the challenges of commercial human spaceflight are as much about laws and regulations as they are about technology.
  • Several Famous People Held This Trying Summer Job
    What do Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Star, Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have in common? They all spent summers in college selling books door to door with the Southwestern Company, a publisher in Nashville that started selling Bibles in 1855 — when Tennessee was the southwestern U.S. In what researchers are calling the worst summer job market since World War II, Southwestern can never have enough workers.
  • Mrs. Mallard Celebrates 70 Years Of Safer Streets
    It's the 70th anniversary of the classic children's book Make Way for Ducklings. Now years after the ducklings put their lives on the line by asserting their right to share the road, the Mallards have inspired others to make it safer to walk — or waddle — across city streets.

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