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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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Around the Nation
5:12 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

At Sandra Bland's Funeral, Mourners Say 'It's All About Social Justice'

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 6:36 pm

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Health
5:12 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

As Lightning Strikes Spike, Myth-Busting Often Means Safety

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 9:42 pm

Deaths from lightning strikes are up sharply this year, according to the National Weather Service. Here are some myths about lightning, or avoiding it, and tips on how to actually stay safe.

This story initially aired on July 17, 2015 on Morning Edition.

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Around the Nation
5:12 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Despite Spotlight On Police Shootings, Incidents With Latinos Often Forgotten

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 4:30 pm

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Law
7:57 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Eligible For Parole In November

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:36 pm

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Parallels
5:49 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

A shop owner arranges his goods in central Athens on Monday. Greek banks have reopened, but capital controls remain in place.
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Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:09 pm

This week the Greek Parliament approved a set of reforms it hopes will lead a new bailout. The country remains under strict capital controls that bar people from sending money abroad. In a country that imports much of what it uses and eats, that's having a debilitating effect on the economy.

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National Security
5:19 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Saudi Arabia Softens Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:22 pm

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Around the Nation
5:09 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Theater Shooting Highlights High Rate Of Gun Deaths In Louisiana

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:22 pm

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After last night's shooting in Lafayette, La., Governor Bobby Jindal also said this...

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Sports
5:05 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Searching For The Golden Snitch At First European Quidditch Games

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 11:04 am

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U.S.
4:28 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden'

Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:22 pm

It's high summer, and for a lot of us that means it's time to go camping. This summer, we're celebrating one particular camping trip.

Way back in 1858, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great philosopher and poet, set out into the Adirondack Mountains in New York. On the famous journey, he took with him some of the most famous artists, scientists and thinkers of his day.

This year, I set out early in the morning in my canoe with a company of my own: environmental activist and writer Bill McKibben and our guide, Mike Carr with the Nature Conservancy.

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Africa
4:28 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Obama Embarks On First Trip To Kenya As President

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:04 pm

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Health
6:14 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

What If Chemo Doesn't Help You Live Longer Or Better?

For best quality of life, many cancer patients who can't be cured might do best to forgo chemo and focus instead on pain relief and easing sleep and mood problems, a survey of caregivers suggests.
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Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 11:10 am

Chemotherapy given to patients at the end of life often does more harm than good, according to a study that calls into question this common practice.

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Politics
5:33 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Obama Actions Would Likely Protect Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 6:14 pm

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Politics
5:33 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 6:14 pm

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Health
5:33 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Doctors Speak Out Against 'Unsustainable' Rise In Cancer Drug Prices

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 2:59 pm

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Remembrances
6:21 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Doctorow Wove Fact And Fiction To Imagine America As It Could Be

The way E.L. Doctorow told it, the phrase "historical novel" is something of a misnomer when it comes to his writing. "I think really of myself as a national novelist; I am an American novelist writing about my country."
Mary Altaffer AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:35 pm

E.L. Doctorow used to tell a story about a journalism class he took as a high school student in the Bronx. As he told NPR back in 2003, he wrote a profile of a doorman at Carnegie Hall who was beloved by all the performers there. His teacher, apparently, loved the story so much, she wanted to publish the story in the school paper — so she told Doctorow to get a photo of the man.

There was just one problem.

"I hadn't expected that kind of enthusiasm," Doctorow recalled, "and I said, well, 'Not exactly, there is no Carl.' I made him up."

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Media
5:26 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

'Washington Post' Urges U.N. To Help Free Reporter Held In Iran

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:26 pm

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Arts + Life
4:57 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

The Story Of South Korea Told Through One Cartoonist

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:40 pm

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Health
4:57 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

'Quantum Leap' In Alzheimer's Research Delivers New Understanding

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:21 pm

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Shots - Health News
6:23 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

Susan Cahill, owner of All Families Healthcare, stands in front of the first building in Kalispell, Mont., where she offered abortion services. After vandalism closed her last clinic down, Missoula became the nearest place for women in the Flathead Valley to find abortion services.
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Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 9:28 am

There has never been a welcome mat for abortion service providers in the Flathead Valley, a vast area that stretches over 5,000 square miles in the northwest corner of Montana. Susan Cahill began providing abortions in 1976 in the first clinic to offer the service in the Flathead.

"But that had an arson fire, and then we rebuilt that," she says. "Then we had the anti-choice people try to arrest me for doing abortions when I wasn't a doctor."

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Business
6:23 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

5 Years Later, Legacy Of Financial Overhaul Still Being Weighed

President Obama signs the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill in Washington on July 21, 2010. Five years later, debate over the effectiveness of the legislation continues.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:57 pm

Five years ago Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the massive overhaul of U.S. financial regulations called Dodd-Frank. But there's still a battle over whether the law has helped stabilize the financial system or whether it has harmed the economy and should be rolled back.

Congress designed Dodd-Frank to fix excesses in financial markets and mortgage lending — excesses that triggered the financial crisis and forced massive bailouts of Wall Street firms.

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