All Things Considered for August 25, 2009
Aug 25, 2009 — President Obama has said he wants to see if diplomacy can keep Iran's nuclear program in check. But even those who promote the idea are wondering how effective the U.S. can be.
Aug 25, 2009 — Because of the digital transition, TV stations can now offer four or more different channels. But critics say that offerings are a far cry from what broadcasters could be doing with the new channels.
Aug 25, 2009 — After years of delay, the clean-up of the Hudson River is off to a rocky start. Critics say the federal government's massive Superfund project is leaking too many toxic PCBs into the air and water.
Aug 25, 2009 — If you're stranded somewhere dangerous and remote, and you're not sure how you're going to survive — maybe you should read a book. Author Jake Halpern suggests three that will get you out of any tough spot.
Aug 25, 2009 — Bill Streever's new book, Cold, is a collection of chilly vignettes about frozen Arctic explorers, killer blizzards and icicle frogs — among other icy topics.
Aug 25, 2009 — Khaled is Algeria's best-known singer, as well as a pioneer of the music known as rai, which means "opinion." His opinions got him exiled from his native country for the past 20 years, but he recently returned as a hero. Khaled's new CD, Liberte, is a return to his roots.