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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4:41pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Europe

Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:45 pm

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4:41pm

Mon January 26, 2015
U.S.

Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:02 am

A memorial at the site of the first explosion in the Boston Marathon bombing. Defense attorneys say too many people in the potential jury pool have some kind of personal connection to the case.
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The search for jurors in the case of accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is taking longer than expected.

Defense attorneys say it's nearly impossible to find open-minded, unbiased jurors around Boston. They're asking yet again for the judge to move the trial somewhere else.

From the beginning, defense attorneys have argued the entire jury pool has been poisoned by what they call "a narrative of guilt" from a "tidal wave" of media coverage. Now, Tsarnaev's lawyers say jurors' own comments on a court questionnaire prove widespread bias.

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6:38pm

Sun January 25, 2015
Sports

Putting #Deflategate To The Test

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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick held a surprise press conference yesterday, not to talk about next week's Super Bowl, but about, well, you know, deflated footballs.

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5:46pm

Sun January 25, 2015
Code Switch

Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 6:38 pm

For the past 34 years, the William Grant Still Arts Center has held a Black Doll Show to showcase diverse dolls for children. The exhibit features dolls submitted by artists and collectors from around the country.
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At The William Grant Still Arts Center in the West Adams neighborhood in Los Angeles, jazz superstars and comic book superheroes are gathered together — in miniature, as part of the Black Doll Show.

For the past 34 years, the center has held a doll show to showcase diverse dolls for children. The exhibit features dolls submitted by artists and collectors from around the country. This year's theme is A League Supreme: Jazz Superheroes.

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5:24pm

Sun January 25, 2015
My Big Break

How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 9:43 am

After moving back home, Tom Toro didn't know what to do with his life. But a stack of magazines at a used book sale gave him an idea. "There they were," Toro says. "Cartoons in among the articles."
Courtesy of Tom Toro

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.

Tom Toro didn't always dream of becoming a cartoonist at The New Yorker. Sure, he drew cartoons in college, but he didn't see that as a career path. Instead, he went to film school at NYU.

Then he came to the sudden realization that he was in the wrong field — and he had no idea what he was going to do.

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5:24pm

Sun January 25, 2015
Around the Nation

Rising Oceans A Slow-Moving Disaster, But Also A Business Opportunity

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 11:19 pm

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6:14pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Research News

Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

As the U.S. workforce continues to become more diverse, researchers are now more than ever examining diversity and bias in the work place.
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There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity.

Michelle Duguid, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, tells NPR's Arun Rath that, intuitively, that assumption makes sense.

"People should be able to freely think, throw any crazy ideas, and any constraint would actually dampen creativity," Duguid says.

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5:39pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Shots - Health News

'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 5:16 pm

When he was 59 years old, Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Five years later, he is speaking publicly about his experience, even as his symptoms worsen.
Courtesy of Greg O'Brien

This is the first in a series, "Inside Alzheimer's," about the experience of being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

In 2009, 59-year-old Greg O'Brien was a successful journalist and writer living in Cape Cod. He was healthy and happy — he exercised every day, made a good living, spent time with his three children and wife.

But he had also started to notice changes in himself. He was forgetting things, and his judgment sometimes seemed to fail him. Meanwhile, his own mother was dying of Alzheimer's disease.

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5:20pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Code Switch

Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 7:15 pm

Comedian Trevor Noah was born in South Africa during apartheid — "born a crime," as he says.
Byron Keulemans

On Thursday, South African comedian Trevor Noah made his second appearance as a senior international correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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5:02pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Author Interviews

'Driving The King' A Story Long In The Works

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 7:15 pm

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5:02pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Sports

Former Wrestlers Sue, Say WWE Ignored Injuries

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 7:15 pm

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Two fighters who used to perform for World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, are suing the company, alleging that it ignored signs of brain damage. NPR's Jasmine Garsd has more.

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5:02pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Around the Nation

Measles Outbreak Linked To Disneyland Hits Over 70 Cases

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 2:00 pm

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6:18pm

Fri January 23, 2015
News

Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:00 am

Auto dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit.
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The number of Americans buying autos approached a record high last year. It's one more sign of how much the economy is improving.

But there's a big potential downside that's evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom. Auto dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments.

When Chris Westervelt moved from Texas to Alaska to take a job, he decided to trade in his Mazda for a car that could handle snow and ice.

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5:24pm

Fri January 23, 2015
Code Switch

In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 6:18 pm

The Akron Police Department training class works out at Kent State Basic Police Officer Training Academy. Donald Clayton is the only African-American in the class of 20.
M.L. Schultze WKSU

Two years ago, the Akron, Ohio, police recruiting video began with pulsing music and an image of police in helmets and camouflage with assault rifles ready. This year, the most prominent video demonstrates how to prepare for the physical tests to be hired.

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5:24pm

Fri January 23, 2015
Middle East

New Generation Of Saudi Royals In Line To Run Country

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 6:18 pm

For 62 years, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by sons of the founder of the Kingdom, Abdul Aziz. The new king is a part of this generation, as is the crown prince he has named. But eventually the monarchy will have to pass to the next generation, which is made up of thousands of princes. Robert Siegel talks to Middle East specialist Joseph Braude about Saudi succession.

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