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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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8:48pm

Mon July 6, 2015
U.S.

Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:19 pm

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5:44pm

Mon July 6, 2015
Around the Nation

S.C. Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 7:28 am

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5:44pm

Mon July 6, 2015
Author Interviews

'Vendetta' Recalls The Ruthless Rivalry Between Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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5:44pm

Mon July 6, 2015
Europe

European Commission Official: No Vote Puts Greece In Weaker Position

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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4:30pm

Mon July 6, 2015
Remembrances

Burt Shavitz, Face Of Burt's Bees, Dies At 80

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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4:30pm

Mon July 6, 2015
Commentary

Correction: Revolutionary War History

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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4:30pm

Mon July 6, 2015
World

U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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10:11pm

Sun July 5, 2015
Europe

After Rejecting Bailout Plan, Greece's Economic Future Is 'Invisible'

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 11:23 pm

Greeks stand outside of a local school in Athens that served as a voting station.
Chris Arnold NPR

The Greek word for no is oxi, and across Athens and the Greek Islands on Sunday, it was everywhere: on posters, spray-painted on walls and old cars.

And it was also on ballots: Greek voters voted oxi Sunday in a historic referendum over the country's economic future.

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6:29pm

Sun July 5, 2015
History

Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 10:11 pm

Greek flags fly beside those of the European Union in Athens. Many people chalk the phrase up to Shakespeare, but its origins likely date back much earlier than that --€” to medieval monks eager for a cop-out.
Matt Cardy Getty Images

If you've been following the Greek financial crisis, you've certainly seen this old cliche in the headlines.

In USA Today, there was "If 'it's all Greek to you,' here's the skinny on debt crisis." The BBC says, "All Greek to you? Greece's debt jargon explained."

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6:08pm

Sun July 5, 2015
Author Interviews

From Early Failures To New 'Trainwreck,' Judd Apatow Gets Serious

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 10:11 pm

Director, writer and producer Judd Apatow has both a new memoir and a new movie right now. Trainwreck, which he directed, is in theaters starting July 17 and Sick in the Head was published in June.
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It's a bit of an understatement to call Judd Apatow busy.

His new book, Sick in the Head, a 500-page collection of Apatow's conversations with some of the greatest minds in comedy, is on the New York Times best-seller list. Meanwhile, his film collaboration with the white-hot Amy Schumer, Trainwreck — his fifth movie as a director — is set for release within two weeks.

Oh, and he just wrapped up shooting another movie that's due out next year.

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5:34pm

Sun July 5, 2015
All Tech Considered

Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 10:42 am

Interim CEO Ellen Pao says Reddit is working on improved tools for the site's moderators.
Beck Diefenbach Reuters /Landov

This past week, users of the social-sharing platform Reddit — one of the busiest sites on the Internet — hit a wall when moderators on several of the site's largest sections, called subreddits, locked users out.

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5:22pm

Sun July 5, 2015
Movies

Out Of Broken English, A Film Crafts A Call For Classroom Repairs

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 10:11 pm

Three high school students in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film that tackles a fierce debate in African classrooms: Should the teacher speak in English or the mother tongue? (This piece originally aired June 25, 2015 on Morning Edition.)

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5:22pm

Sun July 5, 2015
Space

From The Gridiron To The Galaxy At Large: An Astronaut's Unexpected Journey

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 10:11 pm

When NFL hopeful Leland Melvin suffered a hamstring injury in practice, it opened the door to an unusual backup career: NASA astronaut. (This piece originally aired Feb. 7, 2015 on Weekend All Things Considered.)

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5:08pm

Sat July 4, 2015
Technology

In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 2:41 pm

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Computer programs are super powerful, and they're coming for your job, right? Not so fast. In the past couple of months, Wired staff writer Julia Greenberg has noticed a new hiring trend, starting with a posting for a news editor at Apple.

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5:06pm

Sat July 4, 2015
Sports

Metamorphosis On The Pitch: Americans Make Changes To Inch Closer To World Cup

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 6:42 pm

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5:06pm

Sat July 4, 2015
Religion

In A Time Of Grief And Recovery, A Sunday Sermon Foretold

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 6:42 pm

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5:25pm

Fri July 3, 2015
Architecture

Chicago To Replace Famed Ferris Wheel With Taller One

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:31 pm

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5:25pm

Fri July 3, 2015
Politics

Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:31 pm

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Donald Trump is doubling down on his negative comments about Mexicans and illegal immigration. To recap, here's what he said last month when he announced his presidential run.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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5:25pm

Fri July 3, 2015
Around the Nation

In Philadelphia's Fishtown, A Fierce Debate Over The Fate Of A Polish Church

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:31 pm

St. Laurentius, a polish Catholic church in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood, was closed in March amid fears that it would collapse. Since then, the community has pushed back to save the historic building.
Kim Paynter WHYY

For more than a century, the copper spires of St. Laurentius have stood tall over Philadelphia's Fishtown. But the city's oldest Polish church — founded in 1882 — could soon face the wrecking ball.

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4:28pm

Fri July 3, 2015
Music

From Jazz To Latin To R&B, NPR Music's Favorite Albums Of 2015 So Far

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:31 pm

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4:28pm

Fri July 3, 2015
Sports

Portland, Ore., Soccer Fans Gear Up For Women's World Cup Final

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:31 pm

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4:28pm

Fri July 3, 2015
Religion

Syrian Christians Face New Threat From Rebel Alliance

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 4:43 am

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5:52pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Sports

Royals All Star Voting Echoes Last Time MLB Fans Stuffed The Ballot Box

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 6:35 pm

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5:52pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Around the Nation

Busy Travel Weekend Raises Concerns About Transportation Infrastructure

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 6:35 pm

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5:52pm

Thu July 2, 2015
National Security

Deputy Secretary Of State: Iran Needs Nuclear Deal 'More Than We Do'

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 6:35 pm

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4:43pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Parallels

In Data Breach, Reluctance To Point The Finger At China

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 6:35 pm

Adm. Michael Rogers, NSA director and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, has avoided singling out China for blame in the OPM hack, which may affect as many as 18 million federal workers.
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Adm. Michael Rogers is among the American officials most likely to know which country perpetrated the Office of Personnel Management's massive data breach, possibly the biggest hack ever of the U.S. government. He's not only director of the National Security Agency, but also heads the U.S. Cyber Command.

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4:30pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Book Reviews

Book Review: 'The Uses Of The Body,' Deborah Landau

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 6:35 pm

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Instead of ignoring the strange things a woman's body does through motherhood and aging, Deborah Landau's new collection revels in them. It's called "The Uses Of The Body." Tess Taylor has our review.

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4:30pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Environment

BP Settlement To Address Ecosystem Damage Caused By Oil Spill

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 6:35 pm

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6:40pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Salt

A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 3:42 pm

University of Chicago medical student Manny Quaidoo adds a pinch of salt to the spinach feta frittata he's learning to cook as part of a culinary medicine class.
Monica Eng WBEZ

When it comes to premature death and disease, what we eat ranks as the single most important factor, according to a study in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Yet few doctors say they feel properly trained to dispense dietary advice. One group, at least, is trying to fill that knowledge gap.

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6:22pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Latin America

Puerto Rico Says With Restructuring It Can Pay Off Debts

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