All Things Considered for July 9, 2012
Jul 9, 2012 — California's Silicon Valley remains the powerhouse of the high-tech startup scene, but investors and entrepreneurs in Berlin, along with London and Paris, are trying to catch up.
Jul 9, 2012 — The British Cheese Board is looking for a national anthem for cheddar cheese. They've narrowed down the field of its competition to five cheesy songs, and now they need your help.
Jul 9, 2012 — Botswana's successful efforts against AIDS mean more HIV-positive children than ever are living into adolescence. But that brings with it new challenges, as kids who've been on antiretroviral drugs their whole lives enter the tumult of the teenage years — and face the specter of drug-resistant mutations.
Jul 9, 2012 — The 37-year-old New York Met makes his All-Star Game debut on Tuesday, and it's been a long, strange trip. Abused as a child, missing a crucial ligament in his throwing arm — Dickey overcame obstacles by putting his faith in a rare and fluttering pitch.
Jul 9, 2012 — Almost 40 years ago, inventor Martin Cooper walked down a New York street and made the world's first public call on a cellphone. His 2 1/2-pound phone helped usher in a whole new world of wireless communication.
Jul 9, 2012 — An investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity found federal regulators and the mining industry are failing to protect miners from the excessive toxic coal mine dust that causes black lung. The disease is now being diagnosed in younger miners and evolving more quickly to complicated stages.