All Things Considered for August 25, 2010
Aug 25, 2010 — In the wake of this month's salmonella outbreak and the recall of half a billion eggs, the Food and Drug Administration is conducting inspections under a program first proposed for use in the U.S. more than a decade ago. The program was not implemented until this summer, when it took effect not long before the August outbreak.
Aug 25, 2010 — In a powerful memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey surveys the storm-battered landscape of the place she once called home. Beyond Katrina is a powerful meditation on things long gone that will never come back.
Aug 25, 2010 — In Wardak province, U.S. forces searching for a Taliban leader killed three men, who the Americans say engaged them with hostile intent. But the family and villagers say the young men were innocent students home for Ramadan. The incident provoked anger as many Afghans tend to blame the U.S., not insurgents, for their country's troubles.
Aug 25, 2010 — For years, Americans have had their customer service phone calls handled by people overseas. But the rising costs of foreign labor have led a number of firms to bring call centers back to the U.S., and they're hiring more and more people to work right in their own homes.
Aug 25, 2010 — If you twirl across the radio dial, you won't find very many radio stations that play bluegrass — and almost none that do a weekly, live show. In North Carolina, one station — WPAQ — has done it nonstop since 1948.
Aug 25, 2010 — There's a catastrophic shortage of primary care doctors who provide basic health care. And the need is expected to grow as more people receive coverage under the new health law. Dr. Cathy Crute is one doctor who is holding on to her solo practice in Maine.
Aug 25, 2010 — For patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, breathing becomes difficult as scar tissue builds in the lungs. No cause is known and no treatment is yet available, and one patient with IPF is using his public relations background to put the disease on the map.