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All Things Considered
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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  • New Orleans Says It's Ready For Hurricane Isaac
    As Isaac comes ashore in Louisiana, its unrelenting winds and rains are punishing the parishes closest to the Gulf of Mexico. During Hurricane Katrina, Saint Bernard and Plaquemines were particularly hard hit.
  • Remembering Katrina, Louisianans Prepare For Isaac
    Melissa Block talks to Louisiana shrimp boat captain Acy Cooper about how he's preparing for Hurricane Isaac.
  • Judge Rules American's Death In Gaza An Accident
    A judge in Israel has rejected a suit to re-open the case of Rachel Corrie, the pro-Palestinian, American activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer during a protest in the Gaza Strip almost a decade ago. Her parents, from Washington State, were devastated by the ruling.
  • Texas Senate Candidate Ted Cruz A Rising GOP Star
    Ted Cruz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Texas, is scheduled to speak Tuesday at the Republican National Convention.
  • New Jersey's Struggles May Shadow Christie's Speech
    Chris Christie is delivering the keynote address Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The New Jersey governor was rumored to be on Mitt Romney's shortlist of potential running mates. Christie has come under criticism lately for over-hyping the economic recovery in his state.
  • Parks Vie For Space In Miami's Forest Of Condos
    Miami may bring to mind images of the sea and palm trees, but according to park advocates, it also suffers from a lack of green space. That can make it difficult for downtown residents to find places to enjoy the outdoors. Advocates are trying to remedy that — in the face of ongoing downtown development.
  • Paul Ryan Had A Black Girlfriend — Does It Matter?
    Ever since the news emerged that vice president candidate Paul Ryan once had a black girlfriend, pundits have been puzzling over what, if anything, it means to black voters.
  • London's Paralympics Set To Be The Biggest Yet
    A flame-lighting ceremony Tuesday evening in Stoke Mandeville, England, marks the beginning of the 2012 Paralympic Games. Melissa Block explores the history of the sports competition, which brings together disabled athletes from around the world, with Ian Brittain. Brittain is the author of The Paralympic Games Explained.
  • Debate Pits Strasburg's Health Against Wins
    One of the biggest debates in Washington these days has nothing to do with taxes, health care or the economy. It's about baseball and whether the Nationals should end the season of their star pitcher, just as the team may be headed for the playoffs.
  • High-Profile Names To Speak On RNC's First Full Day
    Mara Liasson joins Melissa Block from Tampa to talk about Tuesday's speakers at the Republican national convention. Among them are Mitt Romney's wife Ann, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Rick Santorum.

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