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All Things Considered
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Chicago Teacher Strike Puts Obama In Awkward Spot
    President Obama has a delicate dance in dealing with the Chicago teachers strike. Unions are traditionally his staunchest supporters and enthusiastic campaigners. And while they're not happy with the reform policies his administration is pursuing, they're likely to stick with the president to a point. Mitt Romney meanwhile says he's on the side of parents and students.
  • Chicago Orgs Scramble To Watch Kids During Strike
    Chicago teachers entered their second day of a strike on Tuesday. Meanwhile, thousands of children were supervised by administrators for half a day.
  • Officials Combat Big Stink In Southern California
    Melissa Block talks to Jack Crayon, an environmental scientist at California's Department of Fish and Game, about odd smells that have invaded a large area in Southern California. He says it smells like the gases from the Salton Sea.
  • Construction Still Slow At World Trade Center Site
    As the tallest building in New York City rises at the World Trade Center site, the total cost of the rebuilding project is also climbing fast. An audit of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the project, found the cost has grown to a whopping $14.8 billion dollars. A museum commemorating the victims of the 9/11 attacks was scheduled to open this month. Construction was delayed because of a fight over money, but an agreement last night could pave the way for construction to resume.
  • China's President-To-Be Mysteriously Absent
    The man in line to be China's next President has missed a number of official functions recently — leading to speculation about his health. Xi Jinping who's expected to take over the presidency next month, has not been seen in public for the last ten days. Comments on Chinese microblogging sites suggested he might be severely ill, or had been injured in a car crash. However wire reports quoting unnamed official sources say Xi has injured his back while swimming, and is avoiding public events while he recovers.
  • Racial, Regional Divide Still Haunt Detroit's Progress
    In Detroit, the predominantly black city and predominantly white suburbs have feuded for decades over finances and control of assets. A recent suburban vote to help a city institution offers hope for better cooperation. But old tensions are still roiling over a proposal to put a beloved city park under state oversight.
  • City Life Snapshot: Music In Austin, Texas
    In Austin, Texas, Baldomero Frank Alvarez Cuellar of Rancho Alegre Radio, is working to bring Conjunto music back to the life of the city. He held a three-day Conjunto festival at the Moose Lodge. Conjunto has roots in German Polka as well as Mexican folk music. This City Life Snapshot comes from the Austin Music Map project at member station KUT in Austin. It's part of the Localore project, a nationwide effort from the Association of Independents in Radio.
  • Letters: A Daughter's Connection To 'American Pie'
    Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about a daughter's connection to her father through Don McLean's album "American Pie."
  • Book Review: 'God Carlos'
    The new historical novel God Carlos by Anthony C. Winkler is set in the early sixteenth century.
  • 'Breed': A Pseudonym To Pen A Tale Of Horror
    Author Scott Spencer is best known for his literary best-seller Endless Love — now, he's adopted a pseudonym, Chase Novak, to explore darker stories like the tale of baby lust and body horror in his new novel, Breed.

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