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All Things Considered for July 31, 2007

Jul 31, 2007 — Giorgio Bassani's tragic The Garden of the Finzi-Continis chronicles a wealthy Jewish family's struggle to keep change — and destruction — at bay in Mussolini's Italy.
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Jul 31, 2007 — In Ghana, the '70s was a time of political repression, high inflation, and funky pop music. A young British emigre named John Collins formed the Bokoor Band with locals in 1971. The Bokoor Beats retrospective captures a band full of pride and confidence from Ghana's then-recent independence.
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Jul 31, 2007 — More than 600 mayors across the nation have pledged to try to meet the target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions set by the Kyoto Protocol. Observers say it won't be easy with the soaring emissions rates of the last decade.
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Jul 31, 2007 — For many listeners, summer food is epitomized by fruits of the vine, tree, bush and stalk. They share stories about grandmothers and "blueberry slump," gardens and "Texas caviar," and a bittersweet tale of tomatoes, champagne and a light bulb.
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Jul 31, 2007 — U.S. officials say increased border security has resulted in fewer immigrants entering the country illegally. But a large number are dying as they attempt to get in. Recently, one group survived an attempt to cross the scorched terrain — mostly because they got caught.
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