3:00pm

Fri October 21, 2011
Commentary

Week In Politics: Troop Withdrawal; GOP Debate; Jobs

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.

3:00pm

Fri October 21, 2011
Politics

Roig-Franzia Discusses Questions About Rubio's Background

Robert Siegel speaks Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia about Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's background — and why it is being questioned.

3:00pm

Fri October 21, 2011
Election 2012

Cain's Tweaked Tax Plan Raises Taxes For The Poor

GOP presidential contender Herman Cain, who has made his reputation with his 9-9-9 tax plan, introduced the variant 9-0-9 plan for the poor, who would be exempt from the income portion of the plan. Experts said the poor, who pay little if any federal tax now, would still see a tax hike.

3:00pm

Fri October 21, 2011
NPR Story

New Camera Focuses Shot After It's Taken

Autofocus cameras hit the stores back in the 1970s, making it dramatically simpler for the average consumer to get a good shot. Later the digital camera made it possible for just about anyone to process their own pictures at home on a computer. Now comes a camera that could represent another kind of photography revolution: the light field camera. Take the picture, but focus it afterwards. Robert Siegel speaks with Lytro founder Ren Ng about the new light field camera that his company is producing.

3:00pm

Fri October 21, 2011
NPR Story

How Do Iraqis Feel About The Troop Withdrawal?

How do Iraqis feel about the U.S. decision to withdraw all its remaining troops by the end of this year? The issue of a residual American force to train the Iraqi military was hotly debated in Baghdad.

2:54pm

Fri October 21, 2011
Around the Nation

Chicago's 'Congestion Fee' Gets Chilly Reception

Originally published on Sat October 22, 2011 2:05 am

Motorists in Chicago navigate the morning rush hour as they make their way toward downtown.

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Chicago recently ranked as the city with the second-worst traffic congestion problem in the country, but it doesn't have a lot of money to invest in other transit options. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's solution? A $2 "congestion fee" on weekday parking in public lots and garages downtown.

Other cities have had some success with congestion pricing for parking, but some Chicagoans are skeptical of the plan.

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2:48pm

Fri October 21, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

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#459 - Crime: Suspense "Russian New Year" 1/13/57, Whistler "All Damage Covered" 1/30/44

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

 

2:48pm

Fri October 21, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

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#458 - Western: Cisco Kid "The Hothead Sheepherder" 1950, Frontier Town "Thunder Over Texas" 1949

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

2:48pm

Fri October 21, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

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#457 - Romance: MGM Theater Of The Air "Love Is A Headache" 4/6/51

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

2:46pm

Fri October 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Undestroyed Earth Defies Oakland Ministry (Again)

The Oakland minister who predicted the end of the world would take place on Friday, Oct. 21, was confronted by the continuation of the world instead. It marks the second time this year that the ministry led by Harold Camping, 90, has settled on a doomsday date, only to have it tick by in quotidian fashion.

But to be fair, Camping has said that "the end is going to come very, very quietly," as Mark reported last week.

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