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Since its debut in 1971, All Things Considered has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features. Guy Raz hosts a one-hour edition of the program on Saturday and Sunday.

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6:28pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Parallels

Amid Political Dysfunction, Beirut Residents Suffer The Stench Of Garbage

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 8:04 pm

A Lebanese woman covers her nose as she walks past piles of garbage on a Beirut street.
Hassan Ammar AP

Beirut is usually one of the pleasanter places in the Middle East — a bright, cosmopolitan city squeezed between the Mediterranean Sea and a green ridge of mountains. But for the past two weeks or so, the stench from mounds of festering garbage has filled its gaudy streets.

"The trash is climbing up, the mountain is getting higher and higher," says one immaculately dressed, middle-aged woman with a perfect bouffant, wrinkling her nose. She wouldn't give her name because she criticizes powerful people — Lebanon's politicians, whom she holds responsible for the garbage crisis.

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6:24pm

Thu July 30, 2015
U.S.

Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 9:20 am

On Wednesday, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing for the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose. During the press conference, Deters said that "being police officers shouldn't be the role of this university."
John Minchillo AP

American college campuses are increasingly patrolled by armed police officers — and it's a trend that burst into public view Wednesday, when a University of Cincinnati officer was charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist during a traffic stop. But this arming of college cops is causing some worries.

When prosecutor Joe Deters announced the indictment of University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing on Wednesday, he had harsh words about the officer's competence, saying he should never have been a cop.

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5:27pm

Thu July 30, 2015
World

U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A 'Political One'

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

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5:27pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Music Interviews

Jason Isbell Has Conquered Fear, But He's Still Learning About Himself

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

Jason Isbell's new album, Something More Than Free, comes as he's preparing to be a father.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

Jason Isbell is riding high this week: His new album Something More Than Free is number one on Billboard's country, rock and folk charts. The musician from rural Alabama got his start with the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, and then went solo. For the past few years, he's been sober, after drinking brought him "close to the point of no return."

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5:27pm

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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7:25pm

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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6:04pm

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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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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6:04pm

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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4:38pm

Wed July 29, 2015
Youth Radio

Probation With A Therapeutic Approach Keeps Kids Out Of Juvenile Hall

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

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4:38pm

Wed July 29, 2015
Law

University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted In Killing Of Black Motorist

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 2:08 pm

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4:38pm

Wed July 29, 2015
Middle East

Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead

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
Bryan Orford YouTube

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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6:04pm

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
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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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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6:40pm

Mon July 27, 2015
U.S.

With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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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6:40pm

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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6:40pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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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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5:10pm

Mon July 27, 2015
It's All Politics

Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 2:11 pm

Vice President Joe Biden addresses a progressive youth summit in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Sitting vice presidents are usually seen as political heirs to the White House. But not this year.

With Hillary Clinton surging to the front of the Democratic field and the sudden rise of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden has largely been an afterthought.

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4:57pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Goats and Soda

Fleeing To Haiti, They Put Their Faith In 'God And Government'

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 12:21 pm

Children play among the tents of Parc Cadeau, one of the camps set up in Haiti for migrants who've left the Dominican Republic after being stripped of their citizenship.
Peter Granitz for NPR

Marie Etyse left two of her children behind.

She's 29, a widow and has five kids. She has lived in a town in the Dominican Republic for the past nine years.

Like many Haitian migrants, she faces deportation after a law stripped her of her citizenship. Formal deportation could start as early as Aug. 1, so many of these people have already fled to settlement camps in Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the DR.

Etyse tried to get the required papers to stay in the country.

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4:57pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Economy

As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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6:11pm

Sun July 26, 2015
Latin America

A Day Of Triumph In A Time Of Change: Cuba's High Holiday Explained

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 11:23 pm

Cubans gather in Santiago de Cuba to celebrate this year's Revolution Day, the 62nd anniversary of Fidel Castro's first open assault on the forces of President Fulgencio Batista, who would eventually be overthrown by the rebels.
Yamil Lage AFP/Getty Images

On this day 62 years ago, Fidel Castro launched the attack that marked the start of the Cuban revolution. In the years since, the day has taken on emotional significance for the Cuban people — and for the communist government that celebrates it annually.

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6:03pm

Sun July 26, 2015
Author Interviews

A Rage For The Ages: The Unforgettable 'Pine Tar Game'

George Brett wipes a new bat down with a pine tar rag before a game with the Cleveland Indians on July 25, 1983. The day before, Brett had been called out for using a bat with pine tar too far down the bat; the league president decided that Brett's bat was OK.
Doug Atkins AP

A game-winning home run becomes a game loser — and 25 days later, it's turned back into the game-winner.

That alone would warrant an entry in baseball's history books.

But cast it with David and Goliath, include a temper tantrum of epic proportion, and hinge it all on an obscure old rule — and you've got the infamous Pine Tar Game.

That 1983 game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals is recounted in a new book by New York Daily News sports columnist Filip Bondy.

The Context: Rivalries And Rules

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5:28pm

Sun July 26, 2015
Middle East

Lebanon Evicted Syrians From A Refugee Camp; They Refused To Go

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 4:04 pm

Syrian refugees live in makeshift shelters in the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon, just a few miles west of the Syrian border.
Jason Beaubien NPR

The Syrian refugee crisis is getting worse by the day.

Not only are more refugees fleeing into Lebanon, but aid to those who have already arrived is being cut dramatically.

The United Nations World Food Program earlier this month slashed the monthly food subsidy for Syrian refugees in Lebanon to just $13.50 per person. Less than a year ago the figure was $30 per person per month. The reason for the decision was reportedly a budget shortfall.

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5:13pm

Sun July 26, 2015
Global Health

Transgender Women Face Inadequate Health Care, 'Shocking' HIV Rates

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 11:27 pm

Transgender performers walk backstage during an event to mark World AIDS Day in 2013. A new WHO report demonstrates extremely rates of HIV infection among transgender women in 15 countries.
Prakash Mathema AFP/Getty Images

Transgender people are not getting adequate health care, and widespread discrimination is largely to blame, according to a recent World Health Organization report. And the story is told most starkly in the high rates of HIV among transgender women worldwide.

JoAnne Keatley, one of the authors of that study, puts it plainly.

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5:12pm

Sun July 26, 2015
Television

'I Am Cait' Review: Brave, Tasteful — And Kind Of Boring

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 5:55 pm

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Caitlyn Jenner's new reality show, ”I Am Cait,” premieres on E! tonight.

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CAITLYN JENNER: Isn't it great that maybe someday you'll be normal? Just blend into society.

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5:14pm

Sat July 25, 2015
News

Amid Lingering Skepticism, A Primer On What Bland's Autopsy Can Tell Us

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 7:42 pm

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5:12pm

Sat July 25, 2015
Around the Nation

At Sandra Bland's Funeral, Mourners Say 'It's All About Social Justice'

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 6:36 pm

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