All Things Considered

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Robert Siegel, Michele Norris, Melissa Block
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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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4:58pm

Wed May 20, 2015
Shots - Health News

Maine Bill Aims To Make Abuse-Deterrent Painkillers More Affordable

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 7:17 pm

Sales of prescription opioid painkillers have quadrupled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

The problem of opiate addiction in Maine is one that state Rep. Barry Hobbins knows something about. "One of my family members has been struggling with this dreaded addiction of opiates for six years," he says.

So when pharmaceutical company Pfizer — which makes opioids that have abuse-deterrent properties — asked Hobbins to sponsor a bill that would require insurance companies to cover these more expensive drugs at the same level as other opioids, he agreed.

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4:56pm

Wed May 20, 2015
Around the Nation

Untested Rape Kit Backlog Represents A 'Public Safety Issue' In U.S.

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 12:19 pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with, Abigail Tracy, a reporter with the news site Vocativ, about the backlog of thousands of rape kits that have yet to be tested around the country.

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7:06pm

Tue May 19, 2015
All Tech Considered

Reddit's New Harassment Policy Aimed At Creating A 'Safe Platform'

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 8:20 pm

A Reddit mascot is shown at the company's headquarters in San Francisco. Reddit has published a new policy aimed at harassment on the site.
Robert Galbraith Reuters/Landov

Reddit, billed by its founders as "the front page of the Internet," has long been known as a place of unbridled free speech on the Web where users, known as Redditors, post text, pictures and videos.

But that unbridled free speech sometimes spills over into harassment, sexism and racism. Over the past couple of years, Reddit has been at the center of several controversies concerning harassment, including the release of hundreds of private celebrity photos. It's also become infamous for its unbridled vitriol.

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6:23pm

Tue May 19, 2015
Business

Pressure To Act Unethically Looms Over Wall Street, Survey Finds

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:06 pm

A new survey of financial professionals tends to confirm the widely held belief that the financial industry has an ethics problem.

Among the more than 1,200 financial professionals in the U.S. and Britain who were surveyed, about half the respondents believe their competitors in the industry have behaved unethically or illegally to gain an advantage in the market.

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6:14pm

Tue May 19, 2015
Parallels

After A Big Victory For ISIS, Iraqi Forces Look To Regroup

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:06 pm

A car is engulfed by flames during clashes in Ramadi on Saturday. Islamic State militants drove Iraqi security forces out of the city, which is just 70 miles west of Baghdad.
Reuters/Landov

The black flag of the self-proclaimed Islamic State is flying over the Iraqi city of Ramadi after government forces collapsed and the extremists seized control over the weekend.

Thousands of civilians have fled Ramadi and those left behind face a chaotic situation.

"No food, no fuel, no electricity. It's very difficult there," says Sheikh Hekmat Suleiman, an adviser to the governor of Anbar Province. Ramadi is the provincial capital, and the local government has now fled the city, just 70 miles west of Baghdad.

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6:09pm

Tue May 19, 2015
Author Interviews

In 'Out Of Line,' The Many, Many Acts Of Jules Feiffer

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:22 pm

Jules Feiffer Courtesy of ABRAMS Books

A critic once called Jules Feiffer "one of the best cartoonists now writing" and "the best writer now cartooning." That quote is in Out of Line, a new book about Feiffer, a man who does both words and pictures.

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4:30pm

Tue May 19, 2015
Politics

State Department To Release Hillary Clinton Emails By January 2016

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:06 pm

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4:30pm

Tue May 19, 2015
Around the Nation

Clinical Psychologist To Head Chicago's Cook County Jail

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:06 pm

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4:30pm

Tue May 19, 2015
Music Reviews

Review: 'Platform,' Holly Herndon

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:06 pm

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
All Tech Considered

The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work?

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 10:50 pm

Four different apps can sometimes present four different routes. Screenshots of a few of the apps All Things Considered host Robert Siegel tested, from left to right: Google Maps, Inrix, Nokia Here, and Apple Maps.
Google; Inrix; Nokia; Apple

The challenge of strategizing the best route to work against the herd of other drivers can be as routine as the daily commute itself. A number of apps are out there to help shortcut one's route and evade traffic jams. But which ones are the most accurate? And how?

The All Tech Considered team put a few competing traffic apps to the test in Robert Siegel's usual short commute from Arlington, Va., to NPR's D.C. headquarters.

The Test Drive

This ride is about 15 minutes in no traffic. But it's now morning rush hour.

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Law

Community Policing Doesn't Sit Well With Everyone, Former Prosecutor Says

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:23 pm

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More on this subject now from someone who says all the focus on police is bogus.

O'DONNELL: All right, so it's review day today. Everybody's up for the review?

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Arts & Life

LA County Museum Of Art Presents Last Sculpture By Chris Burden

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:26 pm

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Performance artist and sculptor Chris Burden died last week of cancer. He was 69. Today, his final completed work opens to the public at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA. NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports.

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4:45pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Sports

Fast-Paced NBA Teams Signify How Much Basketball Has Evolved

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:23 pm

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4:45pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Found Recipes

Found Recipes: A Sauerkraut Surprise

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:27 pm

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4:45pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Planet Money

When 'Luddites' Attack: Destroying Machines To Save Their Jobs

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 10:19 pm

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7:11pm

Sun May 17, 2015
Race

Often Employees, Rarely CEOs: Challenges Asian-Americans Face In Tech

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:47 am

Google was one of five Silicon Valley companies included in a recent study that looked at executive-level representation for Asian-Americans in the tech industry.
Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

A new report on diversity in Silicon Valley shows that Asians and Asian-Americans are well-represented in lower-level positions — but, in comparison, severely underrepresented at the management and executive levels at five large, established tech companies.

Ascend, an Asian-American professional organization based in New York, found that although 27 percent of professionals working at those companies are Asian or Asian-American, fewer than 19 percent of managers, and just under 14 percent of executives, are.

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6:21pm

Sun May 17, 2015
Television

TV Thriller 'Wayward Pines' Offers Suspense — And An Ending

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 8:56 pm

In Chad Hodge's new Fox series, Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) travels to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two missing federal agents.
Liane Hentscher FOX

The new Fox thriller Wayward Pines opens with a chilling scene. A man wakes up in the middle of the forest with cuts and bruises all over his body. Lost and confused, he stumbles into town. The audience soon learns the man is a Secret Service agent named Ethan Burke, played by Matt Dillon.

"He goes to the town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, looking for two other Secret Service agents who went missing there and pretty soon he finds out he can't leave," Chad Hodge, showrunner and creator, tells NPR's Arun Rath.

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6:04pm

Sun May 17, 2015
My Big Break

A 13-Year-Old, A Burlap Dress And A Career Launch That Took 'Grit'

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 12:38 pm

Hailee Steinfeld played Mattie Ross in the Coen brothers' 2010 version of True Grit.
Wilson Webb Paramount Pictures

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.

Hailee Steinfeld is a new face in the Barden Bellas; she's joined the college singing group for Pitch Perfect 2. But the 18-year-old actress is not new to cinema.

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5:19pm

Sun May 17, 2015
Economy

Chicago's Credit Rating Is Downgraded

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 8:56 pm

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5:19pm

Sun May 17, 2015
NPR Story

Rental Rules In California Raise Questions About Who's Using Airbnb

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:43 pm

Supporters of Airbnb hold a rally outside City Hall, in New York. Cities throughout the country have been cracking down on the vacation rental site, prompting protests like these across the country.
Bebeto Matthews AP

Eighty-year-old Arlene Rosenblatt rents out her quaint converted duplex in Santa Monica, Calif., whenever she and her husband leave town to visit their seven grandchildren. She charges anywhere from $115 to $220 a night for her home, listing it on Airbnb and other sites.

But over the past few weeks, Rosenblatt's time has been filled with protests instead of family visits: she is one of dozens of Santa Monica residents fighting new city rules for short-term rentals.

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5:19pm

Sun May 17, 2015
World

Wiretapping Scandal In Macedonia Unleashes A Political Backlash

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 8:56 pm

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5:19pm

Sun May 17, 2015
U.S.

Helping Postal Workers Fend Off An Age-Old Problem: Dog Bites

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:58 am

Allen Burnsworth, owner of Sit Means Sit Dog Training in Los Angeles, demonstrates how to fight off a dog attack with Flash, a trained 2-year-old Belgian Malinois.
Allie Ferguson NPR

This week, the U.S. Postal Service released its rankings for dog attacks on postal workers in 2014, and Los Angeles was No. 1 on the list. Seventy-four letter carriers in the LA area were attacked last year.

"Dog bites mailman" may be a cliche, but if you've ever been attacked by a dog, you know there's nothing funny about it.

Horace Lewis knows about that, too.

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6:14pm

Sat May 16, 2015
Afghanistan

New Fears Among Afghanistan's Minority Hazara Community

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 7:16 pm

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6:14pm

Sat May 16, 2015
U.S.

An Underground Community Of Hash Oil 'Craftsmen'

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 10:56 am

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mike Sager, who wrote for California Sunday Magazine about the makers of a marijuana concentrate called "hash oil." While using hash oil is legal in some states, making it is not.

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6:14pm

Sat May 16, 2015
Race

Asian-Americans Face Challenges In Reaching Tech Leadership Roles

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 7:16 pm

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Why would anyone go on a reality game show?

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS")

JEFFREY PROBST: You must send one person to Exile Island immediately and take the rest of their money for yourself.

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6:23pm

Fri May 15, 2015
Around the Nation

Amtrak Engineer Said Train May Have Been Struck Before Derailment

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

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6:20pm

Fri May 15, 2015
Health

Baltimore Health Commissioner: 'Public Health Is Tied To Everything'

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

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6:20pm

Fri May 15, 2015
Around the Nation

Group Makes Character Key Part Of Reducing Baltimore Unemployment

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 3:01 pm

Graduates of a training program pose for a portrait after a completion ceremony at the Center for Urban Families.
Courtesy of the Center for Urban Families

In a West Baltimore classroom, three dozen adults — all African-American, mostly men — are in their first week of "pre-employment training."

"Show me Monday, what does Monday look like," asks the instructor. They all raise one hand high above their head.

"That's where the energy should be every day," she says. "Stay alert!" The class responds in unison: "Stay alive."

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4:31pm

Fri May 15, 2015
Law

Jury Sentences Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev To Death

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

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4:31pm

Fri May 15, 2015
U.S.

Correction: Facebook News Partnerships, Amtrak Derailment

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

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