All Things Considered for August 7, 2012
Aug 7, 2012 — Comic-book writer Mark Waid is legendary among comics fans. But after a long career on paper, he's launched a digital line of comics, hoping to reach fans on smartphones and e-readers. But some store owners are worried that digital comics will mean the end of their business.
Aug 7, 2012 — Millions of Chinese are moving from the countryside to fast-growing cities that are home to significant economic activity. Central China's Wuhan, home to about 10 million, is one of these places, a city little-known outside the country that's attracting foreigners and Chinese alike.
Aug 7, 2012 — Strict regulations to combat baby-selling and fraud have meant the process of adopting a child can take much longer. Many nations also now feel stigmatized for sending babies abroad. As a result, some advocates say, many children are languishing in orphanages.
Aug 7, 2012 — When it opened in 1953, nobody expected much of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. But what began 60 years ago as two plays in a tent is now a major theater festival. It attracts half a million ticket-buyers a year to the small Ontario town — which also boasts homegrown heartthrob Justin Bieber.
Aug 7, 2012 — In France, some say a gastronomic icon is under threat. For the last decade, the number of pre-prepared, frozen croissants sold in bakeries has been increasing. These knock-offs are cheaper, but they're also less delicious.
Aug 7, 2012 — The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author says he'll never forget his mother's renditions of Nat King Cole songs.
Aug 7, 2012 — Tom Goldman shares the latest Olympics news with Audie Cornish. In gymnastics, American Aly Raisman won two medals on Tuesday. Two British brothers also won the triathlon.
Aug 7, 2012 — Audie Cornish speaks with former weightlifter Melanie Roach about the critical elements that go into a successful lift.
Aug 7, 2012 — He wrote music for The Sting, A Chorus Line and The Way We Were, and won a Tony, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys.
Aug 7, 2012 — Wade Page, who police say killed six people in a Sikh temple on Sunday, had long been on the radar of groups that track white supremacists. But you can't be arrested for hateful thoughts. And observers say finding the real threats has gotten harder for police with the rise of the Internet.