All Things Considered for March 16, 2011 Hear the All Things Considered program for March 16, 2011

Riku Zentaka, Japan: Neena Sasaki, 5, carries some of the family belongings from her home that was destroyed after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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On Northeast Coast, Portraits Of Japanese Resilience

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Fumes Aesop Rock
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Vestibule Joel Frahm & Tyler Blanton
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The Lone Official Lambchop
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Pentagon Wants Vets To Pay More For Health Care

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On the West Tommy Guerrero
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The Baseball Project: For Love Of The Game

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Fair Weather Fans The Baseball Project
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Calabazar de Sagua Gnawledge

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American's Release Doesn't End Turmoil In Pakistan

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Futures Zero 7
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Boogie #427 Kevin McKendree
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The San Onofre power plant is one of California's two nuclear power plants located near active earthquake faults. The other is Diablo Canyon power plant in San Luis Obispo County. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan Quake Sparks Nuclear Energy Worries In Calif.

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Wish for a Flood Ilad
Shavuot Shauli Einav
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Midsize Solar Installations Grow At Light Speed

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This Way Acoustic Alchemy
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That's his ring finger: Nate Dogg in the studio during the recording of Snoop Dogg's Doggy Style, in Los Angeles, California on April 12, 1993. Chi Modu/diverseimages/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Nate Dogg, Hip-Hop's Hook Man

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Tom's Diner [DNA Featuring Suzanne Vega] Suzanne Vega
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Slinky Spring Milt The Kudzu Ranch