All Things Considered for September 9, 2013
Sep 9, 2013 — President Obama met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday as opposition to air strikes against Syria continued to mount in the polls and on Capitol Hill, where the timing of a vote on his resolution of support remains uncertain.
Sep 9, 2013 — Robert Siegel talks with Michael Dimock, director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, about new poll numbers that show rising American opposition to U.S. airstrikes in Syria.
Sep 9, 2013 — The candidates for New York City mayor were out in force on Monday, one day before primary voters go the polls to choose candidates for the general election.
Sep 9, 2013 — When an especially nasty intestinal bug threatened 86-year-old Billie Iverson, an unusual transplant saved her. The medical solution, still experimental, was to replace her dangerous digestive bacteria with a healthier mix of microbes.
Sep 9, 2013 — In terms of income, what you major in matters more than where you go to school. Here are the 10 majors where graduates have the highest incomes — and the majors where incomes are lowest.
Sep 9, 2013 — A recent string of deaths in the Northeast from a drug known as Molly has authorities looking into whether a bad batch is to blame. Molly, a purified form of the drug known as Ecstasy, can be as easy to get — and as cheap — as a six-pack of beer.
Sep 6, 2013 — Daniel Woodrell's new novel explores the lingering consequences of an explosion in an Ozarks dance hall that kills 42 people. It wasn't an accident, but the book isn't about a hunt for the murderer. Instead, reviewer Ellah Allfrey says, it's a remarkable study of a surviving sister's life and grief.
Sep 9, 2013 — Toronto film correspondents Bob Mondello and Linda Holmes chat with Audie Cornish about what they've seen so far.
Sep 9, 2013 — Secretary of State John Kerry says there is one thing Bashar al-Assad's government can do to avoid a punitive U.S. air strike — turn over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile to international control. Russia's foreign minister picked up on the idea, perhaps calling Kerry's bluff, and made the proposal to Syria's foreign minister who happens to be visiting Moscow. Lavrov says he expects a positive response and soon.
Sep 9, 2013 — Robert Siegel talks with Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine who remains undecided on whether the U.S. should go forward on military action in Syria despite several high level briefings including a small dinner at Vice President Joe Biden's residence on Sunday night.