All Things Considered for July 6, 2011
Jul 6, 2011 — Psychologists have long worried that traditional police procedures for photo lineups land many innocent people in jail. Last month, Texas joined nine other states that have passed measures requiring police departments to review and reform their eyewitness procedures.
Jul 6, 2011 — For many Central American migrants crossing illegally through Mexico to the U.S., the journey starts as they hop a freight train. But the already perilous trip is more risky as they now fear kidnapping by Mexican drug cartels. Last year, hundreds of migrants went missing or were killed in Mexico.
Jul 6, 2011 — James Farm isn't a person, but the name of a jazz supergroup comprising saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland. The band's self-titled debut is complex and truly collaborative.
Jul 6, 2011 — In one province of the southeastern African nation, 30 percent of women are HIV-positive. Pregnant women who seek prenatal care are routinely tested for the virus and, if infected, will be given anti-retroviral drugs to help prevent transmission to their babies. But drug shortages are preventing some women from getting the help they need.
Jul 6, 2011 — At the White House on Thursday, President Obama will sit down with the bipartisan leadership of Congress to discuss a deal to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a default on government-held debt. The two sides act as though they're dug in — perhaps more than they are in reality.
Jul 6, 2011 — A Somali terrorist suspect's civilian trial has upset Republican leaders, who argue that suspects should be sent to Guantanamo before facing a military tribunal. What the Ahmed Warsame case tells us about Obama and the politics of national security.
Jul 6, 2011 — While the front lines in the eastern part of the country have been static for months now, rebels in the west are making headway. The rebel offensive in Libya's western mountains has emerged as a threat to Gadhafi's hold on the capital, Tripoli, and other strategic cities.
Jul 6, 2011 — Throngs of newly licensed entrepreneurs have taken to the streets of Havana, setting up stalls and makeshift shops in front yards and doorways. The next step for Communist-run Cuba may be getting the businesses back into empty storefronts nationalized by Fidel Castro more than 40 years ago.
Jun 20, 2011 — Sometimes you just can't face the world. What to do? Curl up with Joyce Cary's The Horse's Mouth, says author Kate Christensen. This fun, frequently unsavory romp is the perfect escape.