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World
1:03 pm
Mon September 5, 2011

What's Next In Libya?

Rebels in Libya continue to prepare for a final push on Bani Walid, one of the last strongholds of ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. As rebel forces continue to topple key cities, questions arise about what happens next. NPR foreign correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid and Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, discuss the rapidly evolving situation in Libya and the country's next steps.

Education
1:03 pm
Mon September 5, 2011

What School District Budget Cuts Mean For Students

Originally published on Mon September 5, 2011 3:17 pm

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NEAL CONAN, host: This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. For a couple of years, school administrators fended off the full effect of the Great Recession with federal stimulus funds, but in most places that money is gone, and the new school year ushers in some serious changes.

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Arts & Life
1:03 pm
Mon September 5, 2011

Work, In Six Words

Originally published on Mon September 5, 2011 1:03 pm

"I'm in it for the money." "It's a holiday. I'm still here." Summing up your work can be difficult — especially in six words. Smith Magazine has published a string of successful books in recent years with six-word memoirs. Contributors offer their life stories, brushes with fame, tales of love or pregnancy — and now their work story — in exactly six words. Magazine co-founder Larry Smith joins us as listeners share their six-word memoirs of work — from lessons learned to terrible bosses.

All Tech Considered
1:01 pm
Mon September 5, 2011

For Software Developers, A Bounty Of Opportunity

The growth in demand for software for smartphones and other apps means companies are fighting over a tightening supply of software engineers.
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As people across the country suffer from long-term unemployment, the tech industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified workers. Particularly in software development, employers are waging bidding wars over a tightening supply.

Take the case of Mike Champion. He and his wife, Sandra, live in the Boston suburbs with their 9-month-old daughter, Molly.

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Around the Nation
11:17 am
Mon September 5, 2011

High Winds Whip Up Texas Wildfires

Longhorn cattle grazed as a wildfire burned in the distance in the Texas town of Graford, northwest of Fort Worth.
Tom Pennington Getty Images

Originally published on Mon September 5, 2011 7:03 pm

Dozens of wildfires continued to burn out of control across tinder-dry Texas on Monday as calls went out for off-duty firefighters around the region to report for duty.

The Texas Forest Service reported 56 separate fires on Sunday that had burned some 30,000 acres. Neighborhoods across eastern and central parts of the state were reporting widespread damage.

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The Record
11:00 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Remix Breakdown: Turning Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' Into A Summer Jam

Adele at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.
Jason Merritt Getty Images

"Rolling In The Deep" came out last November, not when summer jams usually get released, but Adele's monster hit didn't reach its peak popularity until the summer time. The song hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in May, and stayed there for seven weeks straight.

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Monkey See
10:16 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Bob Mondello's Fall Movie Preview: Thrills, Silence, And Harold And Kumar

Tin(pot) soldiers: John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, and Kal Penn in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
Darren Michaels Warner Bros. Pictures

Deep breath ... summer blockbusters now officially a thing of the past, and I'm looking forward to quieter movies coming up.

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Middle East
8:47 am
Mon September 5, 2011

First Witnesses Testify In Mubarak's Trial

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak returned to court Monday as the first witnesses took the stand in his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of more than 850 protesters during the uprising that ousted him.

Mubarak, who is in ill health, was once again wheeled in on a stretcher and placed in a metal defendants' cage inside a police academy on the outskirts of Cairo where the courtroom has been set up.

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Business
6:47 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Cooking School Owners May Soon Eat Losses

Many people dream of becoming chefs. Some have gone to the California Culinary Academy or other Le Cordon Bleu cooking schools. And now former students are suing. They claim school recruiters misled them about their job prospects after graduation. The school's parent company has now agreed to offer millions of dollars in rebates to students: $20,000 each.

Around the Nation
6:47 am
Mon September 5, 2011

'Rookie' Takes The Field

Originally published on Mon September 5, 2011 3:18 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

If this story is not already being made into a movie, it could be. In 1968, Alan Moore left behind his college football career when he headed off to serve in Vietnam. Now, at age 61, he's decided to pick up where he left off. He's a junior at Faulkner University in Alabama, where he nabbed a spot on the team as place kicker. His first game is September 10th. The head coach says it took a while to stop calling his new player sir.

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