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All Things Considered
Friday, August 24, 2012

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  • GOP Organizers Say Storm Won't Dampen Convention
    The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin on Monday in Tampa. But that plan is in doubt as Tropical Storm Isaac barrels through the Caribbean. Isaac is projected by several models to make landfall in the Florida panhandle early next week. It's forcing the city to think about how it will handle 50,000 visitors if a tropical storm or hurricane hits.
  • Week In Politics: Republican National Convention
    Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the presidential campaign, Todd Akin and the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa.
  • Report Finds Iran Still Prepping To Enrich Uranium
    A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran has stepped up its program to enrich uranium. It reports the country is installing more centrifuges in a heavily-defended underground site.
  • Two Die In Shooting Near Empire State Building
    A gunman opened fire near New York's Empire State Building on Friday morning. Officials say the shooting appears to have stemmed from a workplace dispute. The gunman killed one person before being shot and killed by police. Nine other people were also injured.
  • Ugandan Team Is Africa's First In Little League Series
    Melissa Block talks with Jay Shapiro, a documentary filmmaker who's been following the Ugandan Little League baseball for three years. This year, Uganda made it to the Little League World Series for the first time, becoming the first team from Africa to ever play in the World Series. Shapiro talks about what their participation means for the sport, the country, and more broadly, Africa.
  • Before Reaching War Zones, Troops Risk Concussions
    Thousands of U.S. troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Now the military is trying to determine how many soldiers suffer concussions in exercises like hand-to-hand combat training before they ever reach a war zone.
  • Summer Nights: Frozen Custard In St. Louis
    As part of our "Summer Nights" series, we travel to a custard stand along old Route 66 in St. Louis, Mo. For more than 80 years, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard has been a traditional way for locals to cap off their night out on the town.
  • Blackberry Smoke: Life In A Small Town
    Like Lynyrd Skynyrd before it, the band turns Southern music forms into radio-ready singalongs.
  • Anti-Doping Chief: Armstrong Knows Truth, Sticking To 'Baseless Soundbites'
    Travis Tygart says the USADA uncovered one of the "most sophisticated drug conspiracies we've ever seen." And that reason why Lance Armstrong decided not to fight the charges is obvious.
  • Lance Armstrong Banned For Life, Stripped Of Titles
    Lance Armstrong's decision to stop fighting the doping case against him has drawn mixed reactions from the cycling world and elsewhere.

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