September 16, 2007 teaser
September 16, 2007 The conservative ruling party has declared victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections in Greece. However, it appears the New Democracy party will have a slim majority in parliament. The election came just weeks after devastating wildfires in Greece.
September 16, 2007 Las Vegas police have arrested O.J. Simpson, the former football star acquitted of killing his ex-wife and her friend, on charges related to an alleged armed robbery of sports memorabilia.
September 16, 2007 Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, now in its 30th year, attracted many of the Democratic contenders for president. This year, the focus of the candidates' speeches was the Iraq war.
September 16, 2007 New Orleans native Joey Bonhage creates exquisite flora and fauna out of sheet metal — but he rarely leaves his small house to see the real thing. The 66-year-old artist suffers from chronic emphysema, but he still welcomes a steady stream of visitors to his dusty studio.
September 1, 2007 Riley Baugus is a 41-year-old banjo player from North Carolina, and for him, music could have stopped a century ago. Using homemade banjos, he plays old-time music: the tunes from the Scots-Irish who settled and farmed in the southern Appalachians.
August 31, 2007 Of the 3,000 or so musicians who have returned to New Orleans, only half say they are doing well. With many venues still closed or gone for good, there are far fewer opportunities. Yet the city remains a unique place for budding performers.
A pier at Fell's Point, a Baltimore neighborhood where Laura Lippman's private investigator protagonist Tess Monaghan once lived.
August 23, 2007 From the Antique Man's giant ball of string in Fells Point, to the crab cake lunch downtown, Laura Lippman loves Baltimore. Despite the city's crime and other problems, the crime novelist says its flaws are what make it an interesting place.
August 22, 2007 Hancock County, Miss., was hit by a 28-foot storm surge during Hurricane Katrina. Since then, its makeshift Emergency Operations Center has been run out of a school. Now the school wants its building back, and when the storm season ends December 1, the EOC may have to move.
July 20, 2007 Listener e-mails this week include comments on the rapid-fire speaking style of modern high school debate teams and differing views of a comedy duo we featured called Frangela.
July 20, 2007 Pakistan's Supreme Court has reinstated Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, who was charged with misconduct and suspended four months ago by Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf. The ruling is seen as a political rebuke to Pakistan's leader.
July 19, 2007 BBC television and radio has suspended phone-in contests from its programming after editors admitted they put fake winners on the air during charity fundraising shows.
July 18, 2007 New information is coming out about the quake that hit Japan earlier this week. Water leakage into the Sea of Japan from a nuclear power plant is 50 percent more than originally announced, and some 400 barrels of nuclear waste were knocked over. The International Atomic Energy Agency is pressing for a thorough investigation.
July 16, 2007 This week the Senate continues its debate over military withdrawal from Iraq. We discuss what to expect to hear from the Senate floor.
July 16, 2007 Explosions rocked the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk Monday, with bombs detonated in front of a political party office and at an outdoor market. Between 70 and 85 people were killed, and more than 150 were wounded.
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