All Things Considered

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Robert Siegel, Michele Norris, and Melissa Block

This program presents a trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. It rings with the disparate voices of its commentators, from veteran analyst Daniel Schorr and storyteller Kevin Kling to poet Andrei Codrescu. It hums with the distinctive music that threads between reports -- music collected in the online program All Songs Considered. And by the time All Things Considered marked its 30th anniversary on the air, the program had earned many of journalism's highest honors, including the Peabody, DuPont and Overseas Press Club awards.

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7:38pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Law

Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

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6:41pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Goats and Soda

Cholera Surges In Haiti As Rain Arrives Early

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

Health workers collect the body of a cholera victim in Petionville, Haiti, February 2011. The cholera outbreak in Haiti began in October 2010. Nearly 9,000 people have died.
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At a government-run clinic in Diquini, near Port-au-Prince, doctors are treating a handful of cholera patients.

One of them is Givenchi Predelus. For five days, the high school sophomore has been lying on a cot with a towel over his midsection and an IV in his arm, listening to tinny music on his bare-bones cellphone.

Predelus speaks in a whisper, a sign of what cholera has done to his strength. "Only one other person in my area has cholera," he says, through an interrupter. "She sells patties on the side of the road. I'm the second victim."

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6:15pm

Thu May 28, 2015
The Salt

Cod Comeback: How The North Sea Fishery Bounced Back From The Brink

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

Fish for sale in the fish market in Fraserburgh, Scotland.
Ari Shapiro/NPR

Cod love the icy cold waters of the North Sea — and British people love eating cod.

But a decade ago, it looked like people were eating the fish to the brink of collapse. Now the trend has turned around, and the cod are coming back.

We pick up this fish tale, which seems to be on its way to a happy ending, at an early morning fish auction in Fraserburgh, Scotland, where buyers and sellers are lined up alongside hundreds of boxes containing cod, hake, monkfish, sole and every other kind of fish you can imagine from the North Sea.

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5:49pm

Thu May 28, 2015
U.S.

For Juvenile Sex Offenders, State Registries Create Lifetime Of Problems

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

Forrest Hampton is about to become a family man and he couldn't be happier. He's 25 and he lives in a suburb of Dallas with his fiancée, who's due to have their baby practically any minute. They've already picked out a name: Raven.

In most ways they are a normal family. Except for one thing. Until last year, Hampton was a registered sex offender.

"I honestly don't believe I was supposed to be registered in the first place," he says, "but I wasn't in the position to fight my case."

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5:49pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Shots - Health News

CDC Investigates Live Anthrax Shipments

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

A security fence surrounds the main part of the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground, a testing laboratory in the Utah desert. The Army says it mistakenly shipped live anthrax from Dugway to several labs in the U.S. and Korea.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still trying to figure out how the military managed to ship anthrax spores that were apparently live from one of its facilities to more than a dozen labs across the United States.

"We have a team at the [military] lab to determine what may have led to this incident," says CDC spokesman Jason McDonald. In addition, he says, the agency is working with health officials in nine states to make sure the potentially live samples are safely disposed of and the labs affected are decontaminated.

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5:49pm

Thu May 28, 2015
National Security

Foreign Policy Experts Weigh In On U.S. Strategy Against The Islamic State

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

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4:47pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Technology

FCC Proposes Expansion Of Lifeline Program To Include Internet

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

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4:47pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Music Reviews

Review: 'Monterey,' The Milk Carton Kids

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

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The Milk Carton Kids want to be a part of your road journeys this summer. They're an indie-folk duo with a new album full of songs about being on the move. It's called "Monterey," and Tom Moon has our review.

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4:47pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Health

Through Making House Calls, Doctor Sees 'Underbelly Of Medicine'

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

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This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel. You've heard stories on this program about innovations in health care. Well, this is not one of them.

ERNEST BROWN: Hi, Dr. Brown. I want to just check on Pam.

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6:20pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Business

On The Road To Recovery, Detroit's Property Taxes Aren't Helping

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:45 am

Detroit is attracting entrepreneurs who like the relatively cheap workspaces. But real estate developers and business owners like Sean Harrington, who turned the Iodent Building into an apartment complex, are paying the price in property taxes.
Jason Margolis NPR

With new businesses sprouting up left and right, there's a lot of talk these days about Detroit being on the comeback trail.

A great thing about the city is that it's easy to become a real estate mogul. But some entrepreneurs might have reason to pause.

A new study released Tuesday shows that Detroit's commercial property taxes are the highest of any city in the nation.

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6:08pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Music Interviews

When This 9-Year-Old Pianist Plays, He Feels The Music

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 8:31 am

Oscar Paz Suaznabar started playing keyboard by ear when he was just 2. The now 9-year-old pianist has played at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
Courtesy Oscar Paz Suaznabar

When Oscar Paz Suaznabar plays the piano, he does so with feeling.

The Alexandria, Va., resident has played at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and on the NPR show From the Top. He is 9 years old.

Oscar started playing his older sister's keyboard by ear when he was just 2. The sorrow he conveys when he plays "The Lark" by Russian composer Mikhail Glinka is drawn from the kind of loss any 9-year-old can understand.

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6:06pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Politics

Nebraska Legislators Overturn Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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5:24pm

Wed May 27, 2015
It's All Politics

For Next President, The Fight Against Extremism Will Hit Closer To Home

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:12 pm

A member of Iraq's government forces battling Islamic State fighters in Anbar province earlier this month.
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As candidates hit the campaign trail, NPR looks at four major issues the next president will face from Day 1 in office.

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4:45pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Law

U.S. Justice Department Files Corruption Charges Against FIFA

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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4:45pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Music

Road Trip Playlist Sends You On Your Way With These Songs About Driving

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