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All Things Considered
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Housing Market Shows Some Signs Of Recovery
    The housing crisis helped propel the country into the worst recession in decades. Now there are some tentative signs that the real estate market may be improving. Some leading housing analysts say the market may be nearing a bottom in certain areas.
  • Nevada Works To Keep Borrowers In Homes
    Nevada has been hard hit by the spate of foreclosures nationwide. Gail Burks, president of the Nevada Fair Housing Center, discusses efforts to keep borrowers in their homes by renegotiating their mortgages.
  • Tumultuous Week For New York Mets
    The New York Mets fired their vice president for player development after he challenged an entire minor league team to a fight. At the news conference announcing the move, the team's general manager accused a reporter of having designs on the position, and using the story to try to further his chances.
  • Electoral Ballots Begin Long Journey In Afghanistan
    Three weeks ahead of Afghanistan's presidential and provincial votes, some 35 million ballots are being shipped by plane, truck and even donkey to warehouses in the provinces. But the threat of Taliban-related violence means not every Afghan who wants to vote will be able to.
  • States Eye Medical Parole To Cut Costs
    Many states are releasing their sickest inmates in an effort to save money while budgets are tight. In Washington State, the new policy won't necessarily save money, but will shift the medical costs from the Department of Corrections to Medicaid.
  • Panel Seeks To Curb Energy Speculation
    The head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Tuesday his agency was considering imposing limits on the speculative trading of energy futures contracts. The move is an attempt to prevent the kind of wild swings that led oil prices to spike to $147 per barrel last year.
  • Health Care Fight Spotlights Community Organizers
    The Virginia Organizing Project is one of many community organizing groups that hoped to have more clout after the election of President Obama, a former organizer. And VOP has now found itself swept up in the biggest organizing effort of the year.
  • Horowitz Rediscovered At Carnegie Hall
    Before he died, the great pianist donated a treasure trove of privately made recordings to Yale University. Now some of those very public recitals are being issued on CD, including searing 1940s performances from Carnegie Hall.
  • Author Reveals The Dark Secret Of 'The Big Rewind'
    Movie critic Nathan Rabin chronicles the dark upbringing that he survived thanks to pop culture in his book, The Big Rewind. Now 33, Rabin is head entertainment writer at The Onion's A.V. Club. He says the secret about the memoir, written as a comedy, is that it's really about depression.
  • Senate Panel OKs Sotomayor Nomination
    The Senate Judiciary committee voted 13-6 Tuesday to approve Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. All the Democrats on the committee voted for her along with one Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

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