All Things Considered for April 18, 2012 Hear the All Things Considered program for April 18, 2012

The Seattle Space Needle's 50th anniversary is Saturday. Though the top of the Needle has been off-white for years, it's being painted its original color, "galaxy gold," for the anniversary. Dan Callister/Getty Images hide caption

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Back To The Future: Seattle's Space Needle Turns 50

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The Jetsons (main Title) Various
Budapest Blues Kopas

Angela Caragan's A Cupcake Co. offers gourmet cupcakes for special events. Like more than 20 million other small-business owners in the U.S., she has no employees. Courtesy of Angela Caragan hide caption

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Most Small Businesses Don't Quite Fit The Political Picture

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Funky Back Home [Original Live Version] Dubtribe Sound System
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Too Close Alex Clare
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A broker sits in the stock exchange in Madrid. Worries about Spain's finances intensified last week as the country's bond yields rose on international markets, making it more expensive for Spain to borrow money. Paul White/AP hide caption

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Spain Scrambles To Avoid A Financial Bailout

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The 150 passengers aboard the National Geographic Explorer cruise ship arrive in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, on April 16. It's reportedly the largest group of tourists to visit the country since the 1970s. Tamasin Ford for NPR hide caption

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After Decades Away, Tourists Return To Liberia

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Mi Korason Yasmin Levy
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Esketa Dance

Adapted from The Servant of Two Masters, the new comedy One Man, Two Guvnors follows the "always famished and easily confused" Francis Henshall (James Corden, left), who must combat his own befuddlement while keeping both of his employers — a local gangster and criminal-in-hiding Stanley Stubbers (Oliver Chris) — from meeting. Tristram Kenton/ hide caption

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London Smash 'Two Guvnors' Comes To Broadway

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Fly in the Soup Earl Moseley
Tomorrow Never Knows Bozo Allegro

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New Rules To Curb Pollution From Oil, Gas Drilling

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Fumando Captain Planet
'S Equals Zero Kodomo
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Bandstand Boogie (American Bandstand Theme) Drew's Famous
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks with a staffer on the night of the Florida primary in January. Now that he's pivoting away from the primaries to the general election, Romney is expected to quadruple his staff soon. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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With Eye On November, Romney To Expand Campaign

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Potato Hole Booker T. Jones & Booker T
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Jive Jive Jive Mocean Worker

Joe, a nursing home resident, broke into song during a personalized music session. His story and others are documented in the film Alive Inside. Michael Rossato-Bennett hide caption

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For Elders With Dementia, Musical Awakenings

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St. James Infirmary Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
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