November 26, 2002 Lynn Neary talks with Michael Buck, administrator of the State of Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife, about plans to capture the last three po'ouli birds known to exist. The birds' capture is part of an effort to save the species from extinction. The birds live within 1.5 miles of one another in a rainforest on Maui, but are believed to have never encountered one another.
November 26, 2002 Lynn Neary talks with Hussein Ibish, communications director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, about the different types of hate crimes that have been perpetrated against Arab Americans in the last year. The FBI's annual survey of hate crimes released yesterday shows that hate crimes against Arabs and others who appear to be Muslim are at an all-time high.
November 26, 2002 John Freyer decided he had too much "stuff" in his life, so he decided to have a virtual yard sale on the Web. He wound up selling everything, including odd items like leftover pork rinds, a set of old false teeth and his own eye glasses. Then, he traveled around the country, visiting the items he'd sold. He's chronicled his experiences in a book, All My Life For Sale (Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN 1-582-34251-2) . He talks about it with Lynn Neary.
November 26, 2002 Lynn Neary and Jacki Lyden mark the end of Radio Shack's policy of asking every customer for their name and address. The 80-year policy was a holdover from the firm's early days of catalogue sales.
November 22, 2002 Lynn Neary talks with counter-tenor David Daniels. When Daniels was training in graduate school at the University of Michigan he sang tenor but felt it wasn't his true singing voice. With help from a therapist, he decided counter-tenor was what he should be singing. He's had a very successful career as a counter-tenor and will perform in the first ever counter-tenor solo concert at Carnegie Hall tomorrow night. The music heard in this piece was: Vivaldi: "Fac ut ardeat" from Stabat Mater (Virgin Veritas 7243-5-45474-2 3); Handel: "Ombra mai fu" from opera Serse (Virgin Veritas 7243-5-45326-2-7); Handel: "Cara speme" from opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Virgin Veritas 7243-5-45326-2-7); Handel: "Despair No More Shall Wound Me" from opera Semele (Virgin Classics 7243-5-45497-2-4).
November 21, 2002 Lynn Neary talks with actor Kevin Kline about his new movie The Emperor's Club, which opens this weekend. Kline plays an inspired teacher at an all-boys preparatory school. Kline has had an extraordinarily wide ranging career: He has acted on and off Broadway, sung in musicals and played comic and serious characters on film.
November 20, 2002 A truly global economy and the ever-expanding reach of the Internet are compelling us all to "think globally." Yet the results of a new National Geographic-Roper study reveals young people aged 18 to 24 remain woefully ignorant about geography and world affairs. In fact, 83 percent of Americans quizzed couldn't find Afghanistan on a map. All Things Considered guest host Lynn Neary talks with National Geographic Society President John Fahey about the quiz results -- test your knowledge, and take the quiz online.
November 20, 2002 The National Geographic Society has completed a study on the geographic knowledge of young adults in nine different countries. Lynn Neary talks with John Fahey, President and CEO of the National Geographic Society, about the findings. (4:45)
November 20, 2002 Yesterday, in opposing the Homeland Security Act, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) cited the story of a Roman senator who found himself at odds with the Roman emperor. We hear portions of Byrd's speech. And to learn whether the story of Roman Senator Helvidius Priscus is parallel to Byrd's opposition to a measure supported by President Bush, Lynn Neary talks with Steve Rutledge, associate professor of Classics at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
November 19, 2002 Lynn Neary talks with Axel Alonso, senior editor at Marvel Comics and editor of the new Captain America comic series called Truth: Red, White and Black. It draws on true stories of government experiments done on black men in Tuskegee in 1932.
November 19, 2002 Lynn Neary talks with Robert Force, Niels F. Johnsen Professor of Maritime Law and co-director of the Tulane Maritime Law Center in New Orleans, La.
November 18, 2002 Since 1991, the military has been turning jobs over to the private sector, but a new report from the Brookings Institution calls the wisdom of that practice into question. Lynn Neary talks with Peter W. Singer, an Olin Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Private Military Industry. The book is due for publication by Cornell University Press, Spring 2003.
November 18, 2002 U.N. weapons inspectors have returned to Iraq after a four-year absence. Lynn Neary talks with Ezzedine Said, Gulf Correspondent for Agence France Press, who is in Baghdad.
November 15, 2002 A lawyer representing former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman wants The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Bill Wyman to stop using his name. Wyman the writer was born in 1961 with that name. Wyman the rock star adopted the name in 1964. Lynn Neary talks to Bill Wyman of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about his predicament.
November 15, 2002 The book of Deuteronomy mentions seven holy foods that Tom Ciola thought might make a good snack bar. He tried it, and with a couple additional ingredients, made it work. Now Ciola's "Bible Bar" has become a hit at Christian bookstores, and his company, House of David, is distributing a number of religious health foods, including Bible Granola and a "Back to the Garden" meal replacement. Lynn Neary talks with Tom Ciola about the products. Ciola has also published a guide called "Moses Wasn't Fat."
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