State of The RE: Union
2:40 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Cleveland - The Way Forward

Sun. 11/6 11a: From Rockefeller's Standard Oil to GE's first industrial park, Cleveland was a city made by entrepreneurs. But since the polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire in 1969, it's been trying to shake the moniker of "the mistake on the lake".

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Around the Nation
2:30 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Climate Change Has Calif. Vintners Rethinking Grapes

At the University of California, Davis test vineyard, researchers grow familiar grapes like chardonnay and pinot noir, and some unfamiliar ones like Nero d'Avola and Negroamaro.
Lauren Sommer for NPR

Prime California wine country areas like the Napa Valley could soon be facing rising temperatures, according to climate change studies. So some wineries are thinking of switching to grapes that are better suited to a warmer climate. But when vineyards have staked their reputations on certain wines, adapting to climate change is a tough sell.

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The Hidden World of Girls Part Two
2:20 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Girls And The Women They Become

Sun. 11/27 11a: Groundbreaking writer, actress and comedian, Tina Fey hosts The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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State of The RE: Union
2:05 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Sacramento - Life During Recession

Sun. 11/13 11a : A company town, where the company is government. In a city where one in four households contain a government employee, the crippling state budget deficit, police layoffs, fire engine brown-outs and park closures could easily signal only the bleakest of futures.

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The Two-Way
1:55 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Hacker Group Backs Away From Threat To Mexican Cartel

A demonstrator wears a Guy Fawkes mask typically worn by followers of the cyberguerrilla group Anonymous during an Aug. 15 protest inside a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The group of hacker activists Anonymous made news last month when it announced an operation that targeted the Zetas, one of Mexico's most dangerous drug cartels. In the past Anonymous has gone after tech firms like Sony and authoritarian governments across North Africa.

Usually, they bring down websites by overwhelming them with requests. On occasion, they'll deface official sites and in on other occasions they will hack databases and release private information.

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Asia
1:53 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Will Cheap Computer Bridge India's Digital Divide?

Indian students pose with the supercheap Aakash tablet computers, which they received during the Oct. 5 product launch in New Delhi. The Indian government intends to deliver 10 million tablets to college students across India at a subsidized price of $35.
Gurinder Osan AP

India has unveiled what its government says is the world's cheapest tablet computer, along with a promise to make the device available to the country's college students, and possibly, to those in high school as well. The government says it's a major step toward bridging the country's gigantic digital divide.

The tablet is called "Aakash," the Hindi word for "sky," and boosters say it could give Internet access to billions of people.

The Aakash was developed for the government by Datawind, a London-based company founded by two brothers from India's Punjab state.

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New Mexico People Places and Ideas
1:46 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

The Economics of Health Care Reform

Fri. 11/11 8a: Republicans, along with many on the Left, continue to question the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed under President Obama.

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Corazón Tanguero
1:31 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

From Rock to Tango

Glen Holmen

Mon. 11/21 9:30p: New Mexican bass player Glen Holmen joins us for an interview about his experience as a musician playing from rock to tango.

Shots - Health Blog
1:16 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Rising Health Costs Lead Companies To Drop Part-Time Benefits

A man pushes carriages outside a Walmart store in Valley Stream, N.Y., early this year. The company is scaling back on health benefits for part-time workers.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Wal-Mart's recent decision to cut benefits for new, part-time employees may be part of a trend, as companies grapple with higher health costs.

That's the view of John Rother, the new president of the nonpartisan National Coalition on Health Care, who chatted with All Things Considered host Robert Siegel about the country's growing pack of part-time workers and why companies are rolling back their benefits.

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Corazón Tanguero
1:15 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Tango and the Bandoneon

Daniel Binelli

Mon. 11/7 9:30p: Argentinian bandoneon player Daniel Binelli talks about this key instrument for tango and his experience playing with Pugliese and Piazzolla.

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