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4:56pm

Tue September 11, 2012
NPR Cities: Urban Life In The 21st Century

City Life Snapshot: Music In Austin, Texas

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 8:46 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

A different take on city as melting pot now, in this City Life Snapshot from Austin, Texas.

BALDOMERO FRANK ALVAREZ CUELLAR: I'm Baldomero Frank Alvarez Cuellar, and that's a mouthful. And I am one-half of the owners of Rancho Alegre Radio.

BLOCK: Back in the '70s and '80s, Conjunto music was everywhere in Austin, and Alvarez is trying to bring it back.

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3:47pm

Tue September 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Does Not Like Nickelback, Spokesperson Says

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 3:53 pm

A sign seen during a protest by the Chicago Teachers Union.
Daniel Strauss via Twitter

The strike going on in Chicago is serious: 350,000 students are locked out and we brought you the news in a post from this morning.

We'll get back to real news in a little. First, here's a bit of levity:

There is a picture from the picket lines on Monday that had Daniel Strauss, who tweeted it, saying, "Civility has disappeared in Chicago Teachers Union protests."

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2:45pm

Tue September 11, 2012
NPR Story

Construction Still Slow At World Trade Center Site

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 7:57 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.

Thousands gathered today at the World Trade Center site in New York. They marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. Family members of the victims took turns reading the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Janice Marie Ashley.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Thomas J. Ashton.

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1:38pm

Tue September 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Egyptian Protesters Scale U.S. Embassy Walls In Cairo

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 12:04 am

Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday.
Mohammed Abu Zaid AP

A group of protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and replaced the American flag with a black one inscribed with the Islamic declaration of faith.

"There is no God but Allah and Mohamed is the Prophet of Allah," the flag read.

According to the AP hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest against an American-made film they said insults the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.

The AP reports:

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12:14pm

Tue September 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Netanyahu Says World Has No 'Moral Right' To Stop Israel From Attacking Iran

Originally published on Sun September 16, 2012 6:26 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov, not seen, in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
Gali Tibbon AP

Comments from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are ratcheting up diplomatic tension between Israel and the United States.

During a joint press conference in Jerusalem with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Netanyahu expressed his frustration with how world powers are handling Iran and its nuclear program.

"The world tells Israel 'wait, there's still time'. And I say, 'Wait for what? Wait until when?' Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before Israel," Netanyahu said.

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