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All Things Considered
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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  • Day At U.N. Underscores Obama's Challenges
    In New York for his first visit to the U.N. since becoming president, Barack Obama spent time meeting with other world leaders. He also addressed the U.N. Summit on Climate Change. With progress stalled on Middle East peace talks as well as climate change, it was a day that underscored the challenges Obama faces.
  • Obama: Action On Climate Change Needed
    President Obama said Tuesday the U.S. was determined to act on climate change, but did not offer any specific proposals on how the country would do so. His comments came at the opening of the U.N. climate summit.
  • With Obama In New York, Gridlock Examined
    Whenever the president comes to New York City, traffic stops. This week, however with President Obama, the U.N. General Assembly and meetings on climate change, gridlock may be even worse.
  • Pianist Art Ferrante Remembered
    Pianist Art Ferrante of the piano duo Ferrante and Teicher died Saturday. The duo, who met while studying at The Juilliard School in New York City, sold more than 88 million records worldwide.
  • French Police Clear Calais Refugee Camp
    French police cleared Tuesday a squalid refugee camp known as "the jungle," which for 10 years has been a festering immigration sore between Britain and France. Iraqi, Afghan and Sudanese migrants, who are desperate to reach Britain and try to hide in trucks and cross the English Channel, are now hiding from French police.
  • Letters: World War II-Era Broadcast
    Madeleine Brand and Robert Siegel read from listeners' letters following our broadcast of radio station WJSV from 70 years ago.
  • Medicare Makes Patients Happy, But Can It Last?
    The Senate Finance Committee began hashing out its health overhaul bill, which includes provisions for the very popular but expensive government-run Medicare program. Audrey Bernfield, 71, a two-time breast cancer survivor, loves the flexibility of Medicare and dismisses critics who say the government can't run things right.
  • Congress Examines Tweaking Medicare
    Although many seniors are happy with the heath coverage they get through Medicare, the program may be unable to cope with the onslaught of 78 million baby boomers who are nearing retirement. Congress is trying to find a way to make Medicare more efficient by creating new systems that reward higher quality care.
  • Once-Feared Medellin A Lesson To Drug-Hit Juarez
    Medellin, Colombia, was once a drug battleground; today, it is a colonial jewel with sidewalk cafes and open-air bars. Mexico's border city of Juarez has taken Medellin's place as the ground zero in the war against drug cartels. The former mayor of Medellin will be in Juarez to talk of his city's transformation. Juarez residents, traumatized by the highest homicide rate of any major city in the hemisphere, are desperate for answers.
  • Utah Tackles Texting And Driving Problem Head-On
    Utah now has the toughest law in the nation banning texting and driving. It also uses a video on a case in which two men were killed by a texting driver to deter people from the activity. In the month since its release, the video has had 370,000 downloads, and requests are coming from other states to show it.

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