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1:00pm

Tue September 13, 2011
From Our Listeners

Letters: Surfing; The Father of Bluegrass

Melissa Block and Michele Norris read emails from listeners.

1:00pm

Tue September 13, 2011
Photography

What Does Poverty Look Like Today?

The U.S. Census Bureau says that median household income went down, and the poverty rate increased. Michel Norris speaks with photojournalist Steve Liss of americanpoverty.org about what poverty looks like now.

1:00pm

Tue September 13, 2011
World

Taliban Fighters Attack U.S. Embassy In Kabul

Taliban fighters took up positions in a downtown Kabul building and opened fire on the U.S. embassy as well as other buildings in the neighborhood. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Quil Lawrence for more.

12:41pm

Tue September 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Napolitano: New TSA Screening Procedure For Fliers Under 12

Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, testifies at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Brendan Hoffman Getty Images

Parents of young children, we have some good news courtesy of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: In the coming months, most children younger than 12 will no longer be required to take off their shoes when going through airport security.

The AP reported that during testimony before the Senate, Napolitano also said children will less frequently be subject to pat-downs from Transportation Security Administration officials.

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12:30pm

Tue September 13, 2011
World Cafe

Villagers On World Cafe

Villagers' Conor O'Brien.
Courtesy of the artist

A lot has happened for Villagers' Conor O'Brien since he released his debut record in May last year. Becoming a Jackal landed on several "Best of" lists for 2010, was nominated for the Mercury Prize and topped the charts in his home country of Ireland. Not bad, considering that O'Brien played virtually everything on the record and did the album artwork by himself. The guy's got talent, and people are noticing.

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