All Things Considered for September 25, 2012
Sep 25, 2012 — Papua New Guinea, once home to cannibals, still has an exotic aura. The local tourist economy caters to those notions, and visitors may see a hybrid of the traditional and the modern.
Sep 25, 2012 — A musical adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's Gothic novel Rebecca was set to come to Broadway — until the existence of its major investor came into question. New York Times theater writer Patrick Healy discusses the mystery on All Things Considered.
Sep 25, 2012 — The tight U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is getting feistier. Republican Sen. Scott Brown is going on the offensive, running his first attack ad against his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren. Yet going negative is risky, thanks to an earlier agreement between the two candidates.
Sep 25, 2012 — At one synagogue in Moscow, Hasidic Jews have been working for years to rebuild their numbers. For some, including the rabbi, it has largely been a self-guided journey.
Sep 25, 2012 — In the process of creating its health insurance exchange, California wants to rename the marketplace. But it's tough to find a name that appeals to all Californians and explains the marketplace at the same time.
Sep 25, 2012 — Greek businessmen say the country has never managed to properly market its prized olive oil. They say many of the country's business practices will have to change if it is to become a player on the world market.
Sep 25, 2012 — Law and national security experts got together last weekend for a dogfight they call the Drone Smackdown. The contest, though tongue in cheek, still raised lots of questions about the proliferation of drones, the rules of combat and federal efforts to regulate them.
Sep 25, 2012 — A CNN reporter recovered Christopher Stevens' diary from the ruins of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. The network is under fire for using the diary in its reporting — without the permission of the ambassador's family. But CNN says it carefully balanced empathy for Stevens' family with the public's right to know.
Sep 25, 2012 — Replacement refs blew it big time last night, most observers agree, when they gave Seattle a touchdown that sent Green Bay to defeat. That's only added to the outrage over what's been going on with the regular refs on the sidelines because of a contract dispute.