All Things Considered for December 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010 — If you just want the headline, here it is: The economy is doing way better than expected and way worse than it should be.
Dec 30, 2010 — In recent years, the number of people killed on American roads has fallen by more than 20 percent. Two likely reasons? Safer cars and a slower economy, according to a University of Michigan study. But deaths related to inattentive driving and motorcycle fatalities are up.
Dec 30, 2010 — Six of today's hitmakers on whether a classic song can transcend the era in which it was made.
Dec 30, 2010 — Geraldine Hoff Doyle died Sunday at the age of 86. A 1941 photo of her played a role in the famous "We Can Do It!" illustrations of "Rosie."
Dec 30, 2010 — Pianist Shai Wosner has been performing to critical acclaim for years, but has just made his debut recording. Music critic Tom Manoff has been looking forward to the CD, having recently heard Wosner in recital.
Dec 30, 2010 — From snarky remarks about Bristol Palin's dancing to blaming the people of Haiti for their earthquake, the meanness meter went pretty high in 2010.
Dec 30, 2010 — Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is usually associated with the battlefield. But it's also turning up in civilian first responders — search-and-rescue personnel, paramedics and firefighters. Now those communities are trying to destigmatize the disorder and get help to those in need.
Nov 24, 2010 — Young adult author Gayle Forman picks her favorite teen novels of the year, from a Parisian adventure to a high school student affected by life during wartime.