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1:03am

Sat January 26, 2013
Music Interviews

Petra Haden Covers Classic Film Scores With A Single Voice

Originally published on Sat January 26, 2013 4:36 pm

Petra Haden's new album is titled Petra Goes to the Movies.
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Petra Haden had a problem when she was a child: "I remember watching Looney Tunes cartoons and having the music stuck in my head," the singer and violinist says.

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4:38am

Sat January 19, 2013
Politics

Is A Fresh Start In Washington Possible?

Originally published on Sat January 19, 2013 6:13 am

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about whether the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans can find some common ground and overcome the political gridlock that characterized much of the president's first term.

4:38am

Sat January 19, 2013
Books

For Justice Sotomayor, Books Unlocked Imagination

Originally published on Sat January 19, 2013 6:13 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has a new autobiography out about her life and her career in law. Earlier this week, we broadcast portions of her interview with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Today, Nina talks to the justice about the role that books have played in her life.

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4:38am

Sat January 19, 2013
Politics

House GOP Backs Off Debt Ceiling Demands

Originally published on Sat January 19, 2013 6:13 am

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4:29am

Sat January 19, 2013
Africa

'Algerian Style': Cooperative, To A Point

Originally published on Sat January 19, 2013 10:19 pm

People gather Friday outside a hospital in eastern Algeria as they try to get information on those wounded during a military raid on a gas plant where Islamic extremists were holding hostages.
Anis Belghoul AP

The Algerian government gave no advance notice that it was planning to launch a military operation to rescue hostages at the remote In Amenas natural gas field, despite offers of support and advice by many nations, including the U.S.

The anger and disappointment in Washington is muted, however, because the U.S. sees Algeria as a critical ally in the fight against terrorism.

Logistical Dependence

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