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Monday, October 18, 2010

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  • Las Vegas-Area Democrat Fights For House Seat
    Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) is in a district she barely won in 2008, which makes this year seem dicier. A sign of how badly Democrats want to hang on to the seat is that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer came to campaign for her.
  • A Look At The Political Landscape
    For a sense of the broader landscape in this year's midterms, NPR's Melissa Block talks to political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report.
  • 'I Love My Hair': A Father's Tribute To His Daughter
    A little Muppet girl has started a sensation. The brown doll with a beautifully kinky mop of hair sings "I Love My Hair." The song was written by Joey Mazzarino, Sesame Street's head writer. He wrote the song to help his adopted daughter celebrate herself and, of course, her hair.
  • The Business Of Burying Internet Search Results
    Search optimization firms can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars by helping companies or politicians boost their online image and move dirty laundry into the Internet's basement.
  • Hideo: A Video Game Symphony
    After six months' worth of rehearsals, Saturday marked the national unveiling of Hideo, a two-hour concert featuring the music from popular video games and anime. As NPR's Robert Siegel tells us, the performance is self-funded -- creator, director and producer Blair Baker has poured $60,000 of her life savings into the project.
  • Chile Mine Collapse Highlights Safety Risks
    The rescue of 33 men stuck half a mile underground for more than two months highlighted the risks taken by miners in Chile. NPR's Juan Forero goes into a mine to explore what is and isn't being done to protect those who dig for precious ore.
  • In Germany, Voices Against Immigration Grow Louder
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her nation's attempts to create a multicultural society have failed. Her comments reflect a growing and increasingly bitter anti-immigration mood -- especially for Muslims -- in Germany and across much of Europe.
  • While I Was Gone, The World Changed
    Commentator Andrei Codrescu returns from a long vacation to find that the world has jumped ahead as if many years have passed in two months' time.
  • Letters: Michelle Rhee, Christine O'Donnell
    Listeners react to our interview last week with outgoing D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, and a report on the Delaware Senate race. NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Flat Zucchini Bread? Stuck Chicken? Get Advice
    Atlanta-based food chemist and cookbook author Shirley O. Corriher has answers for common kitchen quandaries -- from dense zucchini bread that won't rise and chicken breasts that stick to the pan. (Hint: Don't touch the chicken!)

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