All Things Considered for September 1, 2009
Sep 1, 2009 — Firefighters made gains Tuesday on a blaze near Los Angeles. They set backfires and removed brush in an attempt to contain a 190-square-mile wildfire that has destroyed more than 50 homes.
Sep 1, 2009 — One factory in a small Midwestern town hasn't laid off its workers during the recession. Instead, it put its employees to work on tasks that it used to farm out, including painting, gardening and selling produce at a local farmers market.
Sep 1, 2009 — In her trilogy-in-progress — first The Hunger Games and now Catching Fire — Suzanne Collins blends elements of reality TV with themes from Greek mythology. The resulting books can be shocking — and enthralling.
Sep 1, 2009 — Homer & Langley, the new novel by E.L. Doctorow, re-imagines the lives of the eccentric Collyer brothers, two collectors who died amid tons of rubbish in their Fifth Avenue mansion.