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All Things Considered
Monday, December 8, 2008

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Indictments Unsealed In Blackwater Shooting Case
    Blackwater Worldwide security guards have been charged with killing 17 people at a Baghdad traffic circle. In indictments unveiled Monday, five are being charged with 14 counts of manslaughter and other charges.
  • Five In Guantanamo Offer 9/11 Guilty Pleas
    Five of the most prominent detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, say they want to plead guilty to plotting the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Carol Rosenberg, a reporter for the Miami Herald, who is covering the hearings, offers her insight into the case.
  • Chicago Privatization Blitz Draws Critics
    Chicago is privatizing its 36,000 parking meters and getting more than a billion dollars in return. It is the latest in a handful of public assets that the city is leasing to private operators, leading some to wonder whether it sells future generations of taxpayers short.
  • Loved Ones Connect Long-Distance With Webcams
    Grandmothers and sons and brothers and wives tell NPR stories of using webcams to connect with their loved ones. Some find comfort during trying times.
  • Webcams Offer View To Another World
    Omar Gallaga, tech culture reporter with the Austin American-Statesman, talks about webcams: how they work, what kind of networking programs will give you the most bang for your webcam buck, and just how much you should spend on a decent webcam.
  • Housing Gamble: Vegas Swims In Foreclosures
    In Las Vegas, the foreclosure rate in October was more than seven times the national average — about one in every 60 homes. And half of the homes in the Vegas area are worth less than the loans owed on them. Every month, several hundred more homeowners fall behind on payments.
  • Economist Examines Housing Prices, Recovery Plans
    Karl Case, professor of economics at Wellesley College, and co-founder of the Standard & Poor Case-Shiller Housing Price Index, says across the country between 12 million and 13 million people now hold mortgages worth more than their homes.
  • MusicianCorps May Strike Right Tone For Obama
    Modeled after AmeriCorps, a new program that has grabbed the attention of the Obama transition team would recruit musicians to spend a year or two working as music teachers in exchange for health care and a living stipend.
  • Did Coldplay Plagiarize Guitarist Joe Satriani?
    This past summer, you might have found it impossible to avoid the string-saturated "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. Guitarist Joe Satriani thinks it sounds remarkably similar to his 2004 song "If I Could Fly" and has sued for copyright infringement.
  • Congress Sends White House Auto Bailout Plan
    Congressional Democrats have sent the White House a draft of a roughly $15 billion auto bailout that is expected to come to a vote this week. The automakers say they will run out of money without the cash infusion.

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