All Things Considered

Weekdays at 4pm
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.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5187f826e1c8daeab91b026d|5187f820e1c8daeab91b0269

Pages

6:58pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Latin America

Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Is A Complicated Process

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 7:37 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

6:06pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Law

Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 7:50 pm

Thousands gathered on the National Mall last week to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Some law students say their involvement in the protests means their exams should be postponed.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

"The dog ate my homework?" Try, "I was protesting a grand jury decision," instead.

Students at some top law schools want exam extensions for what they are calling the trauma of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. But other law students are wondering what message that sends to future employers.

Read more

6:03pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Movies

CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 7:33 pm

Responding to criticism over the handling of The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says his studio "very much wanted to keep the picture in release."
DAVID MCNEW Reuters /Landov

On a day when President Obama added his voice to criticisms over the decision to pull the satire The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says the studio "did not capitulate" to hackers, and that its actions have been misunderstood.

Lynton defended his studio in an interview on All Things Considered, saying that Sony still wants an audience to see The Interview — if not in theaters, then by other means.

Read more

5:12pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Latin America

Cubans Eager For More Economic Investment

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 6:58 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

5:04pm

Fri December 19, 2014
NPR Ed

The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 2:21 am

Rating colleges isn't easy.
LA Johnson/NPR

Today, details of the Obama administration's plan known as the Postsecondary Institutional Ratings System, or PIRS, finally saw the light of day. The idea, in this incarnation, was just under three years old.

The president announced its conception during his State of the Union address in 2012.

Read more

5:04pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Global Health

CDC Head: Key Interventions Have Slowed Ebola's Spread

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 6:58 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

6:32pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Asia

North Korea Has Invested Heavily In Cyberattacks

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

6:32pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Economy

Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease

President Obama announces changes to U.S. policy on Cuba, including relaxing restrictions on U.S. banking in the country, in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
Doug Mills / Pool EPA/Landov

Among the changes to U.S. restrictions on Cuba President Obama announced Wednesday was a relaxation of the rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there.

Americans traveling in Cuba will now be able to use their credit cards and ATM cards, but many U.S. banks see the new rules as something of a legal minefield.

Read more

6:32pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Latin America

What Will Full Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Look Like?

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

5:39pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Africa

In Nigeria, Islamic Extremists Kidnap Close To 200 People

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 6:32 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Earlier today, I was interviewing a Nigerian activist, a leader of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign. Oby Ezekwesili and I were talking about the schoolgirls - over 200 - who are still missing from the town of Chibok after being kidnapped in April.

Read more

5:32pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Around the Nation

Aftereffects Of W.V. Chemical Spill Still Felt Months Later

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 6:32 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

As 2014 winds down, we're revisiting some of this year's big stories. And we wanted to check in on the aftermath of the chemical spill in West Virginia.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

4:53pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Music

Music A Longtime Feature Of Cuba-U.S. Cultural Exchange

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 6:32 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

9:07pm

Wed December 17, 2014
National Security

The U.S. Says North Korea Ordered The Sony Hack. How Do We Respond?

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

6:26pm

Wed December 17, 2014
Movies

Sony Cancels Theatrical Release Of 'The Interview'

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:07 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

5:52pm

Wed December 17, 2014
World

U.S. Deal May Not Change Life Much For Everyday Cubans

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:13 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Pages