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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4:31pm

Thu July 30, 2015
World

U.S. Couple Held In Egyptian Prison For 1 Year Over Unfounded Child Abuse

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:49 pm

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4:31pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Energy

Shell Announces Plans To Eliminate 6,500 Jobs

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:42 pm

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Oil companies are coming to terms with the prospect that oil prices could stay low for years. Today, Royal Dutch Shell announced it's laying off 1,600 workers. NPR's John Ydstie reports.

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4:31pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Movie Interviews

'Listen To Me Marlon' Explores Brando's Life In His Own Words

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:24 pm

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Two words - Marlon Brando.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE")

MARLON BRANDO: (As Stanley Kowalski) Hey, Stella.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "ON THE WATERFRONT")

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6:04pm

Wed July 29, 2015
Sports

Mexico's Soccer Coach Fired After Punching TV Reporter

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 7:56 pm

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5:12pm

Wed July 29, 2015
The Salt

Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 7:56 pm

Lake herring roe at the Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais, Minn. Some workers at the market call it "Lake Superior Gold."
Derek Montgomery for NPR

Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, by surface area, and it has something the other Great Lakes do not: stable populations of mostly native fish species.

But scientists say a key fish in Superior's food web is now in trouble because of mild winters and an appetite for caviar in Europe.

There wasn't much demand for lake herring 10 years ago. It used to be fed to mink and used as fertilizer, according to Craig Hoopman, a commercial fisherman in Wisconsin who fishes around Lake Superior's Apostle Islands.

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5:12pm

Wed July 29, 2015
Sports

After Boston Drops Olympic Bid, U.S. Committee Scrambles To Find New Choice

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 7:56 pm

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5:12pm

Wed July 29, 2015
NPR Story

Obama Administration Officials Take The 'Malign' Line On Iran

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 7:56 pm

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6:42pm

Tue July 28, 2015
Parallels

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 12:39 pm

Cecil the lion is shown walking in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park in a YouTube video from July 9, 2015. Credit: Bryan Orford
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Conservationists are lamenting the hunting and killing of a well-known lion from western Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.

The black-maned lion, named Cecil, was 13 years old and had become popular among tourists from around the world.

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6:18pm

Tue July 28, 2015
The Salt

Oceans Called A 'Wild West' Where Lawlessness And Impunity Rule

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 12:19 am

There are about 140 million square miles of open ocean, and according to New York Times reporter Ian Urbina, much of it is essentially lawless. As Mark Young, a retired U.S. Coast Guard commander and former chief of enforcement for the Pacific Ocean, told Urbina, the maritime realm is "like the Wild West. Weak rules, few sheriffs, lots of outlaws."

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5:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
History

Remains Of 36 World War II Marines Returned To U.S.

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:31 pm

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5:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
Sports

Remembering The Flair Of #45: Boston Red Sox To Honor Pedro Martinez

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:31 pm

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5:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
Business

New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Long Overdue Redesign

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:31 pm

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7:24pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

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The executive board of the Boy Scouts of America has ended its outright ban on gay scout leaders today, but there's a caveat. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports that the resolution allows each scout unit to decide for itself whether to accept gay adult leaders.

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7:24pm

Mon July 27, 2015
U.S.

With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

Detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., gather for a Sikh prayer service.
Liz Jones KUOW

When undocumented immigrants move through government-run detention centers in the U.S., it can take months before they find out if they'll be deported or allowed to stay in the country.

During this long wait, many become frustrated. And some turn to religion.

It's the job of the in-house chaplain to help connect detainees to religious services.

Keith Henderson, chaplain at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., says, "I love it. I love the job," partly, he says, because he likes challenges.

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7:24pm

Mon July 27, 2015
All Tech Considered

Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 1:53 pm

To selfie, or not to selfie?
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The smartphone has given us a whole new genre of cultural expression: the selfie.

If you're into selfies, it's safe to say you've probably taken one, and maybe wished you didn't have those dark circles under your eyes.

Now there are plenty of apps out there to fix that.

But whether you think your selfies can be elevated to art may depend on how much effort you are willing to put into them.

A Personal Brand Boost

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