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Monday, October 24, 2011

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  • What's On Wall Street? Fewer Banks, More Condos
    Technology has allowed many of the bigger firms to leave Wall Street since trading is done electronically, "on a computer somewhere in suburban New Jersey," as one expert notes. But demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street movement in nearby Zuccotti Park say the Street is still an important symbol.
  • What Is The Basis For Corporate Personhood?
    Melissa Block interviews John Witt, professor of law and history at Yale Law School, about the history of corporate rights as people. He says the case of Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific helped define the personhood of corporations in terms of the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Rubio Tries To Clarify How His Family Left Cuba
    GOP rising star Sen. Marco Rubio caught heat last week for his Senate bio that misstated when his family left Cuba for the U.S., a detail of some relevance in his home state of Florida. But in explaining his side of the story in a Politico op-ed, Rubio laid out a narrative dramatically different from the one he provided to NPR in late 2009.
  • Google To Deliver The Amazon Jungle In 3-D
    Google is teaming up with a Brazilian environmental group to offer a 3-D, on-the-ground view of one of the planet's most remote areas: the hamlet of Tumbira in the center of the Brazilian Amazon. The goal is to show how people in the Amazon live and their efforts to protect the forest.
  • Review: 'The Greenhouse'
    Icelandic novelist Audur Ava Olafsdottir has written a book titled The Greenhouse. It's published now in the U.S. in translation.
  • In The Rush To Deport, Expelling U.S. Citizens
    A record 396,000 people were deported from the U.S. this past federal fiscal year through raids and arrests. Though Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not shy about its success, it has been found to be deporting U.S. citizens in the process.
  • Families Broken Up As Immigrants Flee Alabama
    Fearing deportation, women and children are arriving at a migrant center in Florida without their husbands, who've stayed in Alabama to work the harvest. The scenario has created hardships for the women who can't work — and a migrant center that doesn't have enough money to serve them.
  • Letters: Gen. James Amos; National Book Award Mix-Up
    Michele Norris and Melissa Block read emails from listeners.
  • Joe Henry's Raw, Raucous 'Reverie'
    The producer and singer-songwriter's 12th solo album features a touching tribute to Vic Chesnutt.
  • Obama Discusses Refinancing Initiative
    In the first of a series of executive actions designed to jumpstart the economy, President Obama Monday announces a new initiative to help homeowners refinance their mortgages.

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