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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5:09pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Around the Nation

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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5:09pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Sports

Searching For The Golden Snitch At First European Quidditch Games

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

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5:09pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Parallels

Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:09 pm

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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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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5:53pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Politics

Obama Actions Would Likely Protect Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants

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

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5:51pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Health

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

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 11:10 am

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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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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5:43pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Politics

Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

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

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4:26pm

Thu July 23, 2015
The Salt

Even If You're Lean, 1 Soda Per Day Ups Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 10:53 am

A daily habit of sugary-sweetened drinks can boost your risk of developing the disease — even if you're not overweight.
Ryan Kellman NPR

It's true that being overweight or obese is a leading risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes.

But attention, skinny and normal-weight people: You may be vulnerable, too.

Lots of lifestyle choices influence the risk of diabetes: everything from whether you smoke to how much you exercise (or don't). It turns out, what you choose to drink is also a risk factor.

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3:59pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Deceptive Cadence

One Feisty Victorian Woman's Opera Revived

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 7:19 pm

A rehearsal for the first fully staged U.S. production of Ethel Smyth's 1904 opera The Wreckers at the Bard Music Festival in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Cory Weaver Bard SummerScape

Ethel Smyth was not your typical Victorian lady. She defied her father, a stern army general, to pursue a career in music. She loved women, played sports and played an important role in the women's suffrage movement in Britain in the early 20th century. Along the way she composed chamber and orchestral music, an acclaimed Mass and six operas.

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3:38pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Shots - Health News

Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:28 am

After a long day, Emeka arrives home to the apartment in South Tulsa that he shares with his father.
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If you have a disability in the U.S., you're twice as likely to be poor as someone without a disability. You're also far more likely to be unemployed. And that gap has widened in the 25 years since the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted.

"Every man, woman and child with a disability can now pass through once-closed doors into a bright new era of equality, independence and freedom," President George H.W. Bush said when he signed the bill into law on July 26, 1990.

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5:37pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Remembrances

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

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

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

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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5:33pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Media

'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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5:33pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Health

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

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

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4:33pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Planet Money

Planet Money Asks: What Small Thing Would You Do To Improve The World?

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

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4:33pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Politics

Political TV Advertising Expected To Cost $4.4 Billion In 2016

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:26 pm

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4:33pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Business

New York, University Of California Announce $15 Minimum Wage

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 6:08 am

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