All Things Considered

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1:00pm

Thu January 12, 2012
Presidential Race

Amid Recent Criticism, Romney Pushes Back

Originally published on Thu January 12, 2012 8:12 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

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1:00pm

Thu January 12, 2012
Music

John Parr Rewrites 'St. Elmo's Fire' As Valentine To Tebow

Melissa Block speaks with '80s hit song maker John Parr, who has rewritten the lyrics of his song "St. Elmo's Fire, Man In Motion" to create a song for Tim Tebow, called "Tim Tebow's Fire."

1:00pm

Thu January 12, 2012
NPR Story

Old South Rings Again In Boston

Originally published on Thu January 12, 2012 8:12 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish. Today at noon, America's oldest working clock tower rang out for the first time since the 1800s.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL RINGING)

CORNISH: Old South Meeting House in Boston was a Puritan gathering place. Ben Franklin was baptized there and the Boston Tea Party was planned there, but the belfry has been silent since 1876, after the brick building was nearly destroyed in the great Boston fire.

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1:00pm

Thu January 12, 2012
NPR Story

Some Say The U.N. Should Control The Internet

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, known as ICANN, is forging ahead with plans to sell new domain categories despite vocal opposition. The decision raises questions about who should govern the Internet.
mipan iStockphoto.com

For the first time, organizations can apply for an Internet address all their own, marking the start of a new era in the growth of the Internet.

For example, ".com" and ".org" could be replaced by ".starbucks" or ".newyork."

The expansion was planned by the one organization empowered to regulate the global Internet — the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN.

Debate over the new policy has highlighted the key issue of who, if anyone, should control the Internet.

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12:44pm

Thu January 12, 2012
Environment

Colorado Wildlife Commissioners Authorize Drilling in State Park

A drilling rig near Longmont, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioners have voted unanimously to authorize limited oil and gas development within a state park east of Longmont.  The decision giving the initial go ahead to Anadarko Petroleum’s controversial proposal at St. Vrain State Park follows nearly a year of review.

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