All Things Considered

Weekdays, 4pm - 6:30pm

Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting in context and transformed the way listeners understand the world. Heard by more than 10 million people on over 560 radio stations each week, All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America. Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel present two hours of insightful news mixed with commentary and interviews, as well as special - sometimes quirky - features.

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Sports
4:45 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Fast-Paced NBA Teams Signify How Much Basketball Has Evolved

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:23 pm

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Found Recipes
4:45 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Found Recipes: A Sauerkraut Surprise

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:27 pm

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Planet Money
4:45 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

When 'Luddites' Attack: Destroying Machines To Save Their Jobs

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 10:19 pm

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Business
7:11 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

Often Employees, Rarely CEOs: Challenges Asian-Americans Face In Tech

Google was one of five Silicon Valley companies included in a recent study that looked at executive-level representation for Asian-Americans in the tech industry.
Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:47 am

A new report on diversity in Silicon Valley shows that Asians and Asian-Americans are well-represented in lower-level positions — but, in comparison, severely underrepresented at the management and executive levels at five large, established tech companies.

Ascend, an Asian-American professional organization based in New York, found that although 27 percent of professionals working at those companies are Asian or Asian-American, fewer than 19 percent of managers, and just under 14 percent of executives, are.

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Television
6:21 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

TV Thriller 'Wayward Pines' Offers Suspense — And An Ending

In Chad Hodge's new Fox series, Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) travels to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two missing federal agents.
Liane Hentscher FOX

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 8:56 pm

The new Fox thriller Wayward Pines opens with a chilling scene. A man wakes up in the middle of the forest with cuts and bruises all over his body. Lost and confused, he stumbles into town. The audience soon learns the man is a Secret Service agent named Ethan Burke, played by Matt Dillon.

"He goes to the town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, looking for two other Secret Service agents who went missing there and pretty soon he finds out he can't leave," Chad Hodge, showrunner and creator, tells NPR's Arun Rath.

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My Big Break
6:04 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

A 13-Year-Old, A Burlap Dress And A Career Launch That Took 'Grit'

Hailee Steinfeld played Mattie Ross in the Coen brothers' 2010 version of True Grit.
Wilson Webb Paramount Pictures

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 12:38 pm

As part of a series called My Big Break, All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

Hailee Steinfeld is a new face in the Barden Bellas; she's joined the college singing group for Pitch Perfect 2. But the 18-year-old actress is not new to cinema.

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U.S.
5:19 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

Helping Postal Workers Fend Off An Age-Old Problem: Dog Bites

Allen Burnsworth, owner of Sit Means Sit Dog Training in Los Angeles, demonstrates how to fight off a dog attack with Flash, a trained 2-year-old Belgian Malinois.
Allie Ferguson NPR

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:58 am

This week, the U.S. Postal Service released its rankings for dog attacks on postal workers in 2014, and Los Angeles was No. 1 on the list. Seventy-four letter carriers in the LA area were attacked last year.

"Dog bites mailman" may be a cliche, but if you've ever been attacked by a dog, you know there's nothing funny about it.

Horace Lewis knows about that, too.

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Economy
5:17 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

Chicago's Credit Rating Is Downgraded

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 8:56 pm

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NPR Story
5:17 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

Rental Rules In California Raise Questions About Who's Using Airbnb

Supporters of Airbnb hold a rally outside City Hall, in New York. Cities throughout the country have been cracking down on the vacation rental site, prompting protests like these across the country.
Bebeto Matthews AP

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:43 pm

Eighty-year-old Arlene Rosenblatt rents out her quaint converted duplex in Santa Monica, Calif., whenever she and her husband leave town to visit their seven grandchildren. She charges anywhere from $115 to $220 a night for her home, listing it on Airbnb and other sites.

But over the past few weeks, Rosenblatt's time has been filled with protests instead of family visits: she is one of dozens of Santa Monica residents fighting new city rules for short-term rentals.

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World
5:17 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

Wiretapping Scandal In Macedonia Unleashes A Political Backlash

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 8:56 pm

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U.S.
6:14 pm
Sat May 16, 2015

An Underground Community Of Hash Oil 'Craftsmen'

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 10:56 am

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mike Sager, who wrote for California Sunday Magazine about the makers of a marijuana concentrate called "hash oil." While using hash oil is legal in some states, making it is not.

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Race
6:14 pm
Sat May 16, 2015

Asian-Americans Face Challenges In Reaching Tech Leadership Roles

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 7:16 pm

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Why would anyone go on a reality game show?

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS")

JEFFREY PROBST: You must send one person to Exile Island immediately and take the rest of their money for yourself.

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Afghanistan
6:14 pm
Sat May 16, 2015

New Fears Among Afghanistan's Minority Hazara Community

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 7:16 pm

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Around the Nation
6:20 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Amtrak Engineer Said Train May Have Been Struck Before Derailment

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

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Health
6:20 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Baltimore Health Commissioner: 'Public Health Is Tied To Everything'

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

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Around the Nation
6:20 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Group Makes Character Key Part Of Reducing Baltimore Unemployment

Graduates of a training program pose for a portrait after a completion ceremony at the Center for Urban Families.
Courtesy of the Center for Urban Families

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 3:01 pm

In a West Baltimore classroom, three dozen adults — all African-American, mostly men — are in their first week of "pre-employment training."

"Show me Monday, what does Monday look like," asks the instructor. They all raise one hand high above their head.

"That's where the energy should be every day," she says. "Stay alert!" The class responds in unison: "Stay alive."

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Energy
4:31 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

'Not On My Land': Southern Residents Fight Building Of Palmetto Pipeline

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

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Law
4:31 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Jury Sentences Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev To Death

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

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U.S.
4:31 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Correction: Facebook News Partnerships, Amtrak Derailment

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

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It's All Politics
6:07 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

After Baltimore And Ferguson, Major Momentum For Criminal Justice System Reform

Demonstrators participated in a March2Justice for criminal justice reform legislation outside the Capitol in April. Lawmakers who are working to on fixes to the justice system say recent unrest is pushing them to act.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 7:46 pm

Lawmakers working on fixes to the justice system say that unrest in places like Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore is pushing them to act.

"The whole idea of a young man dying in police custody, the confrontations with police, the looting and burning of innocent minority owned businesses," Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said on the Senate floor this month. "The question arises, what can we do?"

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