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2:00am

Thu November 17, 2011
Race

Rwanda Genocide Survivor To Sit On Holocaust Museum Board

Renee Montagne talks to Rwandan refugee Clemantine Wamariya about her recent appointment to the board of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Wamariya survived the Rwandan genocide and is now a student at Yale.

2:00am

Thu November 17, 2011
Books

2011 National Book Award Winners Announced

Stephen Greenblatt's "The Swerve," a dramatic account of the Renaissance-era rediscovery of the Latin poet Lucretius, won for nonfiction. "Salvage the Bones," set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, by Jesmyn Ward, won for fiction.

2:00am

Thu November 17, 2011
Europe

New Greek Prime Minister, Same Old Austerity Protesters

Thousands of Greeks are expected to join in a rally today in Athens. The new prime minister has promised to speed up long-term changes and negotiate a new bailout deal. Polls show Lucas Papademos enjoys popular support, but the crowds on the streets have made it clear they won't accept any more austerity measures.

2:00am

Thu November 17, 2011
Business

Labor Department Wants To Make Farming Safer For Kids

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 10:40 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Life as a kid on a farm can seem idyllic. The work, though, can be dangerous. Kids who do farm work are six times more likely to be killed than those doing other jobs.

The Department of Labor now wants new regulations that would bar children under the age of 16 from doing the most dangerous farm jobs. As Harvest Public Media's Peggy Lowe reports, that's angered many who depend on such labor, and see it as a right of passage.

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6:38pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Rural Issues

USPS Calls “Time Out” on Proposed Post Office Closures

An announcement from the USPS in the New Raymer post office over the summer. The town was one of thousands the USPS was considering for closure.

The United State Post Office is putting its plan to close thousands of rural post offices on hold for now. The office had announced the proposed closures over the summer.

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