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  • GOP Candidates Jockey Ahead Of Iowa Caucuses MP3

    The Iowa caucuses will be critical for Rep. Michelle Bachmann and former Sen. Rick Santorum, or a chance for Rep. Ron Paul to steal the national spotlight from Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Proposed Child Labor Rules Could Alter Farm Life MP3

    The Department of Labor has proposed regulations that would limit the kinds of work children can do on farms. Opponents feel the rules would hurt family farms and fundamentally alter farming life, while proponents say the changes would help keep kids safe.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • HIV Status Disclosure Laws Under Scrutiny MP3

    Failing to disclose positive HIV status to sexual partners is a crime in more than 30 states. In Iowa, it can carry a 25-year jail term. Advocates say the rules are discriminatory, and are urging state governments to reword laws that solely target HIV, but not other transmittable diseases.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • A Violent Abolitionist's 'Midnight Rising' MP3

    John Brown, the man who led the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, Va., may be among the most polarizing figures in American history. To some, he's a traitor and terrorist; to others, he's a hero. Tony Horwitz discusses his book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Can Arab League Monitors Quell Violence In Syria? MP3

    Arab League observers arrived in Syria Monday, prompting a tentative calm between anti-government protestors and security forces. But many Syrians are skeptical that the monitors can permanently quell the unrest.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • As Nuclear Plants Age, No Easy Energy Solutions MP3

    Nuclear power generates 20 percent of electricity in the U.S., but the nation's reactors are aging — and new plants are expensive and take years to build. Gas, coal, wind and solar are potential alternatives, but all have environmental or logistical drawbacks.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • NPR's Long-Running 'Piano Jazz' Gets A Makeover MP3

    Marian McPartland has shared duets and conversations with piano jazz luminaries for decades as host of NPR's Piano Jazz program. In January, the show gets a new host — and a new focus. Pianist Jon Weber will feature new young talents on the program, Piano Jazz Rising Stars.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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