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4:00pm

Sun June 24, 2012
NPR Story

Romney Backers Wrap Up Utah Retreat

Originally published on Sun June 24, 2012 6:11 pm

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

Eight hundred top donors to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign are wrapping up a weekend retreat in Park City, Utah. There, they've been given access to some of the biggest names in Republican politics: Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, and, of course, Governor Romney himself.

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2:43pm

Sun June 24, 2012
Music

The Co-Opting Of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture'

Originally published on Sun June 24, 2012 6:11 pm

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his "1812 Overture" in 1880.
Wikimedia Commons

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his piece The Year 1812, Festival Overture in E flat major in commemoration of the Russian Army's successful defense of Moscow against Napoleon's advancing troops at the Battle of Borodino. Most Americans, however, know the piece as the bombastic tune that accompanies Fourth of July fireworks shows all over the country.

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2:38pm

Sun June 24, 2012
Music Interviews

Smashing Pumpkins: Making Peace With The Immediate Past

Originally published on Sun June 24, 2012 7:45 pm

The Smashing Pumpkins in 2012 (from left): Nicole Fiorentino, Billy Corgan, Mike Byrne and Jeff Schroeder.
Paul Elledge Courtesy of the artist

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of Siamese Dream, the second album by The Smashing Pumpkins and the one, along with 1995's Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, that broke the band into the mainstream and spawned its most lasting hits.

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12:24pm

Sun June 24, 2012
Movies I've Seen A Million Times

The Movie Anthony Mackie's 'Seen A Million Times'

Originally published on Sun June 24, 2012 6:11 pm

Kelly McGillis, left, and Tom Cruise star in the 1986 film, "Top Gun." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures)
ASSOCIATED PRESS

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen a Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

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4:52pm

Sat June 23, 2012
Presidential Race

Putting A Positive Spin On Negative Campaigning

Originally published on Sun June 24, 2012 5:46 am

The 1988 presidential race between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis is often considered one of the most negative elections in the modern era.
Lennox McLendon AP

The general presidential election is still months away, but President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are already hammering each other with attack ads.

Obama's most recent ads criticize Romney's time as a so-called "corporate raider," while Romney has released several ads seizing upon the president's statement that the "private sector is doing fine."

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