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All Things Considered
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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  • At Least 13 Syrian Children Killed In Mortar Attack
    There was fierce fighting around the Damascus airport in Syria on Tuesday, as well as more reported defections from the regime of President Bashar Assad. Kelly McEvers talks to Audie Cornish.
  • Syrian Government Harbors Tons Of Chemical Agents
    President Obama has warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons against its own people or face serious consequences. The new warning comes after the U.S. apparently detected activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites. Tom Bowman talks to Melissa Block about Syria's program and what the U.S. options might be.
  • NASA's Voyager 1 Reaches The 'Magnetic Highway'
    NASA's Voyager 1 has reached the final frontier of our solar system. Audie Cornish talks with Ed Stone, chief scientist of the Voyager mission, about the spacecraft's discovery of a magnetic highway at the very outer edge of the solar system.
  • Kabul's Roads, Paved With Good Intentions
    Afghanistan's capital is notorious for rough, often unpaved streets and fetid sewage trenches. A massive construction project has snarled traffic, and frustrated residents and businesses.
  • Two Malian Guitar Greats, Gone But Still Wailing
    The West African nation of Mali is a hotbed of blazing electric guitar players. In recent years, two of the best — Zani Diabate and Lobi Traore — died suddenly while in the prime of their creative lives. Both have posthumous releases out this year worth tracking down.
  • Alisa Weilerstein Plays Elgar: Exploring Music With An Intense Past
    The celebrated young American cellist walks us through her recording of this "devastating" concerto written just after the end of World War I. She collaborated with conductor Daniel Barenboim, whose late wife, Jacqueline du Pre, was the standard-bearer for this work.
  • Book Review: 'Everyone Leaves'
    Cuban writer Wendy Guerra has just had her autobiographical novel translated into English. Critic Alan Cheuse has a review of Everyone Leaves.
  • Pilots At Bankrupt American Airlines Push For Merger
    American Airlines is on a protracted trip through bankruptcy. The carrier has asked a judge to extend its control over its restructuring through March. American's unions want a merger with U.S. Airways.
  • Menards Can't Hire Enough Hands In Booming N.D.
    The home-improvement retailer Menards is having such a hard time finding workers for its store in Minot, N.D., that it is importing them from Wisconsin. The area around Minot is experiencing an oil boom and a population boom with more jobs than takers. So to help fill the open positions at Menards, the company is looking to hire 50 workers from the company's headquarters in Eau Claire, Wisc., to work in Minot. Melissa Block speaks with Dan Feldner of the Minot Daily News about the story.
  • The Perilous Politics Of The Health Insurance Tax Break
    Economists say that excluding the value of employer-sponsored health insurance from federal taxes makes no sense. But many worry that changing the tax code could mean higher taxes or that employers would push down the value of the health insurance they provide.

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