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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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  • Taliban Fighters Attack U.S. Embassy In Kabul
    Taliban fighters took up positions in a downtown Kabul building and opened fire on the U.S. embassy as well as other buildings in the neighborhood. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Quil Lawrence for more.
  • Palestinian Plan Puts U.S. In A Bind
    The Palestinians are frustrated with the absence of progress toward Middle East peace, and are taking their cause to the United Nations next week. But the U.S. opposes the move, saying it will only complicate a difficult situation.
  • Businesses In Joplin, Mo., Find Economic Opportunity
    The tornado that destroyed nearly one-third of the city took out homes, schools and businesses. To mitigate the ongoing impact on the local economy, business owners and the area's Chamber of Commerce are finding ways to re-energize the local market.
  • Doctors Counter Vaccine Fears In Pacific Northwest
    Up until recently, most parents accepted the full slate of vaccines that pediatricians gave their children, no questions asked. Now, vaccination rates are dropping in states like Washington and Oregon, and doctors are learning to talk to parents about their vaccine fears.
  • How Does The CDC Determine Vaccine Schedules?
    Michele Norris speaks with Dr. Carol Baker, chair of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She describes how the CDC determines the schedules for children's immunizations.
  • Ohio Republicans React To Monday's Debate
    In Chillicothe, Ohio, Robert Siegel spends the evening with three Ross County GOP leaders as they watch and listen to the CNN- and Tea Party Express-sponsored presidential debate in Tampa, Fla. All three heavily favored Texas Gov. Rick Perry going into the debate and emerged unchanged. They like the entire field — and think it's way too soon for anyone to drop out. Their main disagreements were over Rep. Ron Paul's assessment of our military involvement abroad.
  • Editor of PolitiFact Discusses GOP Debate
    Melissa Block talks with Bill Adair, editor of, about some of the claims made by Republican presidential candidates during last night's debate. Do they stack up?
  • Letters: Surfing; The Father of Bluegrass
    Melissa Block and Michele Norris read emails from listeners.
  • Patricia Marx Tells A Tale Of Sweet, Unbalanced Love
    When lingerie designer Imogene Gilfeather hears that Wally Yez is the perfect guy, her response is telling: "Perfect ... is not my type." Comedy writer Patricia Marx tracks the beautiful — and absurd — relationship that follows in her new novel, Starting from Happy.
  • 'Citizen Kane' At 70: Film School In A Box For The Serious Cinephile
    Bob Mondello looks at the 70th Anniversary edition of what many consider the greatest film of all time: Citizen Kane.

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