December 29, 2002 Host Steve Inskeep talks with "The Ethicist" Randy Cohen, who attempts to resolve the dilemmas of listeners. Cohen writes "The Ethicist" column in The New York Times Sunday Magazine . He's also author of The Good, The Bad and the Difference: How to Tell Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations. (Random House Doubleday; ISBN: 0385502737)
December 29, 2002 Host Steve Inskeep talks with Alan Erenhalt, editor of Governing magazine about the Republican gubernatorial win in Georgia, and how it reflects the shift in citizen policy concerns during a time of fiscal trouble facing state governments nationwide.
December 29, 2002 Host Steve Inskeep hears from Ruth Gruber about her fascinating life reporting on presidents and world wars, and about her travels around the globe.
December 29, 2002 Venezuela's petroleum exports have dropped by 90 percent in the last month due to a strike. All Things Considered host Steve Inskeep speaks with Fareed Mohamedi, chief economist for PFC Energy, about the importance of Venezuelan petroleum to the United States.
December 29, 2002 Broadcasters in many Muslim nations are refusing to run a series of TV ads meant to soften anti-American sentiment by profiling Muslims living in America. All Things Considered host Steve Inskeep talks with Rami Khouri, a syndicated political columnist in Jordan, about why the ads are unpopular.
December 29, 2002 Ruth Gruber's career began in 1933 as a journalist, then as a member of the Roosevelt administration and then as a reporter covering post-war Europe and the development of Israel. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Gruber about her life and new book, Inside of Time.
December 28, 2002 U.N. nuclear monitors prepare to leave North Korea, where revived nuclear ambitions make South Koreans nervous and prompt talk of nuclear "brinkmanship" by the North. Will China play a role in resolving the crisis? Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep, Kevin Kim of the BBC, NPR's Rob Gifford and historian Michael Beschloss.
December 28, 2002 NPR's John Nielsen joins NPR's Steve Inskeep to recap environmental advances in 2002.
December 28, 2002 Rising unemployment and a sagging economy have sent consumer debt well over $700 billion. Debt-collection agencies are playing a bigger role than ever as individuals fail to meet their obligations. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.
December 28, 2002 Political historian Michael R. Beschloss talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the history and meaning of the term "brinkmanship." The word has been in the news this week after the head of the U.N.'s nuclear monitoring group used it to describe North Korea's actions.
December 28, 2002 North Korea's demand that U.N. nuclear inspectors leave one of its nuclear site is the latest move toward restarting North Korea's nuclear facilities. NPR's Steve Inskeep is joined by NPR's Rob Gifford to explore whether China could do more to end the crisis in North Korea.
December 28, 2002 NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with the BBC's Kevin Kim in Seoul about North Korea's announcement that it will restart a reactor capable of making weapons-grade plutonium.
December 22, 2002 In a quest for music that is not typically heard on the airwaves, All Things Considered is talking to people around the country to find out what's in their CD players and tape decks. This week, Eric Levin (luh-VIN), co-owner of the independent record store Criminal Records in Atlanta, Georgia tells Host Steve Inskeep what he's been listening to. Eric's musical selections are: "Favorite Girl" by Joseph Arthur from the album "Redemption's Son" (Enjoy/Universal ASIN: B00007E6WW) and "Talk to me Dance with Me" by Hot Hot Heat from the album "Make Up the Breakdown" (Sub Pop ASIN: B00006L3PY). Eric also is listening to comedy from David Cross's album "Shut up you F**king Baby"(Sub Pop ASIN: B00006YXH0). (6:18)
December 22, 2002 Biographer Robert Coram calls John Boyd "one of the most important unknown men of our time." Boyd, an Air Force colonel, introduced innovative theories of aerial combat and championed the F-15 fighter jet. He revolutionized American warfare. Coram speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.
December 22, 2002 President Bush sent out more than 1 million Christmas cards this year, a presidential record. And they're postmarked "Crawford, Texas" -- home of the Bush family ranch and a tiny little post office that couldn't possibly handle such a crush. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Denise Gamino of The Austin American-Statesman newspaper.
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