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All Things Considered
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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  • Cheney's Claim On CIA Tactics Examined
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney has maintained that the CIA's interrogation techniques kept the country safe. He said there were CIA memos that showed definitively that waterboarding saved American lives. The Justice Department released Monday two memos related to waterboarding.
  • Hoekstra Blasts Reopening Of Interrogation Probe
    Michigan Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a prosecutor to investigate CIA prisoner abuse cases. Hoekstra says there is no new evidence to justify the reopening of the cases.
  • Early Results Show Afghan Poll Deadlock
    Preliminary results form last week's Afghan presidential elections show incumbent Hamid Karzai and his main challenger with roughly 40 percent each of the votes counted so far. There will be a runoff if neither candidate gets 50 percent of the vote.
  • A Frosty Take On All Things 'Cold'
    Bill Streever's new book, Cold, is a collection of chilly vignettes about frozen Arctic explorers, killer blizzards and icicle frogs — among other icy topics.
  • Problems Plague Hudson Cleanup
    After years of delay, the clean-up of the Hudson River is off to a rocky start. Critics say the federal government's massive Superfund project is leaking too many toxic PCBs into the air and water.
  • Polluted Kansas Town Seeks Federal Buyout
    Local and state officials are trying to get a federal buyout to move residents from Treece, Kan. Treece was once a prosperous mining town, but is now nearly deserted. The roughly 100 residents left complain of widespread contamination from lead and zinc waste. Dion Lefler, a reporter for the Wichita Eagle, who was in Treece last week, calls the town "a very sad place."
  • Political Turmoil In Iran Complicates U.S. Diplomacy
    President Obama has said he wants to see if diplomacy can keep Iran's nuclear program in check. But even those who promote the idea are wondering how effective the U.S. can be.
  • Letters: Photos, Eulogy, Baseball
    Listeners respond to stories on transferring old photographs to a digital archive, a eulogy for a clunker and baseball. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Promises Unkept: Disappointments In Digital TV
    Because of the digital transition, TV stations can now offer four or more different channels. But critics say that offerings are a far cry from what broadcasters could be doing with the new channels.
  • Obama Names Bernanke For Another Fed Term
    President Obama announced that he is nominating Ben Bernanke to another four-year term as head of the Federal Reserve. The president said Bernanke shepherded the U.S. through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

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