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All Things Considered
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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  • President Obama Praises Libya's Political Transition
    The president is holding Libya up as a model for what the United Nations can do to protect civilians. Obama and other U.N. nations are pledging continued support and encouraging Libya's new leaders to keep their promises to forge a just, democratic society.
  • U.S. Ambassador To Syria Discusses Recent Violence
    U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford has drawn the ire of the Syrian regime by defying travel restrictions and supporting the opposition movement. Last week, he attended the memorial service for a human rights activist, who was arrested by Syrian authorities and died in custody. Earlier, he made unannounced trips to Syrian cities that have been hotbeds of unrest, where the regime has cracked down especially hard. Melissa Block talks with Ford about violence in Syria.
  • Letters: Satellite; Deficit Reduction
    Melissa Block and Lynn Neary read emails from listeners.
  • With Leadership Questioned, Obama Gets In The Fray
    When President Obama laid out his deficit reduction plan, he made it clear he has given up on his so far fruitless search for common ground with the Republicans. With independents and some Democrats doubting his leadership skills, he has been taking a tougher line.
  • Who's Weighing Tax On Rich? Congress' Millionaires
    President Obama's "Buffett rule" would mean a new tax for people making more than $1 million a year, who currently pay a much lower rate than an average middle-class American. The president, in fact, proposed this rule to a group of people with a lot of millionaires in it: Congress.
  • 2011 MacArthur 'Genius' Grants Announced
    Radiolab co-host and producer Jad Abumrad is among this year's 22 recipients of the awards from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Each person gets $500,000.
  • Hollywood Seen Through Paparazzi-Colored Glasses
    For decades, tourists have come to Los Angeles from all over the world to go on "star tours," where they could drive past Grauman's Chinese Theatre or get a glimpse of a favorite celebrity's mansion. But in the new world of 24-7 star-filled gossip, a new TMZ tour bus has stepped up to the plate.
  • DVD Picks: 'Prime Suspect'
    Bob Mondello says that as American television prepares to try again with a version of Prime Suspect, you check out the groundbreaking original with Helen Mirren on DVD.
  • Editor Finds Unpublished Cain Manuscript
    Lynn Neary speaks with Charles Ardai, founder and editor of Hard Case Crime, a publisher of crime novels. Ardai talks about finding an unpublished manuscript by James M. Cain. Cain was the author of Mildred Pearce, The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity. The unpublished manuscript is called The Cocktail Waitress and was written by Cain at the end of his life.
  • Study: Women's Memory More Receptive To Low Voice
    Melissa Block and Lynn Neary learn from researcher Kevin Allan of the University of Aberdeen King's College in Scotland that women remember better when spoken to in a low-pitch voice. This helps women to pick a suitable partner.

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