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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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8:18pm

Tue March 17, 2015
Code Switch

Old Land Battle Resurfaces In Georgia Between The Gullah And The Government

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 4:19 pm

Hundreds of adult wood storks gather on the tops of trees at the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge.
Stephen B. Morton AP

More than 70 years ago, the federal government took land from descendants of West African slaves, known as the Gullah, living in Georgia. Now they're fighting to get it back.

In 1942, they were given just weeks to leave marsh property on the Georgia coast so that the U.S. military could construct an air base for training pilots and conducting anti-submarine flights. Twenty years later, the former base and the land around it were converted into the 2,762-acre Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge.

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6:53pm

Tue March 17, 2015
Politics

Secret Service Director Grilled About Agency Scandals In House Hearing

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 8:18 pm

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Tuesday that it took five days before he was informed that a car carrying two agents struck a security barrier outside the White House.

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5:42pm

Tue March 17, 2015
Code Switch

Can New York Police Build Trust Among Public Housing Residents?

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 3:42 pm

Reginald Britt first moved into the Taft Houses, a public housing complex in East Harlem, in 1976
Alexandra Starr

In New York City, the police department has been re-examining the way it patrols public housing since the shooting of Akai Gurley late last year. Gurley, who was African-American, was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a rookie officer in a Brooklyn housing complex. His death highlighted tensions between police and the people who live in public housing.

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5:42pm

Tue March 17, 2015
Around the Nation

Lost Camera Survives Two Years Submerged In Wyoming's Salt River

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 8:00 pm

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Now a story of lost and found. It was 2012. A man from Idaho went fishing on Wyoming's Salt River with his father.

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John Cassinelli says he and his dad were having a nice time.

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5:42pm

Tue March 17, 2015
Books

The Long Road To 'Single, Carefree, Mellow'

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 8:18 pm

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We're going to spend some time now with writer Katherine Heiny. That profession is not something her family expected and, she says, in some ways, neither did she.

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7:25pm

Mon March 16, 2015
Shots - Health News

Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 4:27 pm

Jonathan Keleher talks with a colleague, Rafael Wainhaus, at work. Keleher was born without a cerebellum, but his brain has developed work-arounds for solving problems of balance and abstract thought.
Ellen Webber for NPR

A new understanding of the brain's cerebellum could lead to new treatments for people with problems caused by some strokes, autism and even schizophrenia.

That's because there's growing evidence that symptoms ranging from difficulty with abstract thinking to emotional instability to psychosis all have links to the cerebellum, says Jeremy Schmahmann, a professor of neurology at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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7:25pm

Mon March 16, 2015
World

Cyclone Created Almost 'Complete' Destruction In Vanuatu

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 8:01 pm

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6:01pm

Mon March 16, 2015
Music

In South Africa, Soulful Music Delivers Serious Messages

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:21 pm

The newest album by The Muffinz, Do What You Love, tackles heavy issues such as politics, race and education.
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5:36pm

Mon March 16, 2015
Fine Art

In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 8:01 pm

A detail from the north wall of Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals shows workers on the automobile assembly line. After Detroit declared bankruptcy, the murals were at risk of being sold. Click here for a larger view.
Detroit Institute of Arts

This weekend, visitors to the Detroit Institute of Arts buzzed with excitement over a new exhibit — it was a big moment for the once-troubled museum. The DIA spent much of the last two years under threat as its owner, the city of Detroit, looked for ways to emerge from bankruptcy.

Finally, in November, a "grand bargain" was struck. Foundations, private donors and the state of Michigan together raised more than $800 million to help rescue public employee pensions. In return, ownership of the DIA was transferred to a trust — thereby securing its future.

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5:36pm

Mon March 16, 2015
Law

Officers Recall Night Of Battle With Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 8:01 pm

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4:55pm

Mon March 16, 2015
Politics

New Hampshire Visit Offers Glimpse Into Possible Walker, Bush Rivalry

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 8:01 pm

The two likely Republican presidential front-runners, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, visited New Hampshire this weekend. Though neither has officially declared their candidacy, The Boston Globe's James Pindell says they're giving political reporters a lot to talk about.

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4:37pm

Mon March 16, 2015
National Security

Most Americans' Behavior Unchanged After Snowden Revelations, Study Finds

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 8:01 pm

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4:37pm

Mon March 16, 2015
Book Reviews

Book Review: 'Sailing The Forest'

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 8:01 pm

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As winter takes a final bow, our reviewer Tess Taylor wants to recommend a book of poems that's carried her through this season. It's called "Sailing The Forest" by Scottish poet Robin Robertson.

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7:31pm

Sun March 15, 2015
National Security

An 'Upstream' Battle As Wikimedia Challenges NSA Surveillance

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 7:52 am

The lawsuit by Wikimedia and other plaintiffs challenges the National Security Agency's use of upstream surveillance, which collects the content of communications, instead of just the metadata.
Patrick Semansky AP

Earlier this week, Wikimedia, the parent company of Wikipedia, filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency, saying that the NSA's use of "upstream" mass surveillance violates the First and Fourth Amendments.

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5:17pm

Sun March 15, 2015
Health

Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On Recovery

Originally published on Sun March 15, 2015 6:22 pm

Students in recovery from substance abuse are finding support on a growing number of college and university campuses, including the University of Texas at Austin.
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In murder mystery novels, when the hero, a private detective or homicide cop, drops by a late-night Alcoholics Anonymous meeting to stave off a sudden craving for a beer or two or 20, it's usually in some dingy church basement or dilapidated storefront on the seedier side of town. There's a pot of burnt coffee and a few stale doughnuts on a back table.

The Center for Students in Recovery at the University of Texas could not be more different.

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5:17pm

Sun March 15, 2015
World

Nuclear Talks Resume With Iran

Originally published on Sun March 15, 2015 6:22 pm

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5:17pm

Sun March 15, 2015
U.S.

Arrest Made In Ferguson Police Shooting

Originally published on Sun March 15, 2015 6:22 pm

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After a three-day manhunt, police in Ferguson, Mo., have arrested a suspect in the shooting that wounded two police officers early on Thursday morning.

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11:54pm

Sat March 14, 2015
U.S.

A Gender Discrimination Trial Rocks Silicon Valley

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 4:58 pm

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6:36pm

Sat March 14, 2015
U.S.

When Police Are Given Body Cameras, Do They Use Them?

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:55 am

Body cameras, like this one shown at a 2014 press conference in Washington, D.C., are small enough to be clipped to an officer's chest. Washington and Denver are among U.S. cities trying the cameras.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI AFP/Getty Images

Back in December, following the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama called for $75 million in funding for 50,000 body cameras to be used by police around the United States. The cameras record police activity, and their use is intended to boost accountability.

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5:19pm

Sat March 14, 2015
Energy

Alaska Town Braces For Another Boom

Originally published on Sat March 14, 2015 6:36 pm

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5:19pm

Sat March 14, 2015
U.S.

The Way Forward In Ferguson

Originally published on Sun March 15, 2015 12:42 am

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5:19pm

Sat March 14, 2015
Movies

People With Disabilities, On Screen And Sans Clichés

Originally published on Sat March 14, 2015 10:43 pm

From left, Bastian Wurbs (as Titus), Joel Basman (as Valentin) and Nikki Rappl (as Lukas) star in Keep Rollin', a coming-of-age drama featured in the seventh annual Reelabilities film festival.
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6:05pm

Fri March 13, 2015
Business

Lumber Liquidators Defends Its Products After '60 Minutes' Report

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 8:00 pm

A man walks past a Lumber Liquidators store in Philadelphia. The retailer says it stands by its products and will pay for the safety testing of laminate floors.
Matt Slocum AP

Earlier this month, the flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators got the kind of attention companies dread. CBS' 60 Minutes did a story saying the company's products have unsafe levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.

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6:05pm

Fri March 13, 2015
Parallels

Drumbeat Grows Louder For Impeachment Of Brazil's Rousseff

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 8:00 pm

Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (shown here at the 21st International Construction Salon in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday) was elected four months ago. Her administration has been hit hard by economic problems and a massive corruption scandal at the state oil company, Petrobras.
Nelson Almeida AFP/Getty Images

This week, President Dilma Rousseff descended the famous ramp designed by Oscar Neiymeyer in the presidential palace of Planalto to a crowd of women chanting her name.

The carefully choreographed ceremony was intended to show Rousseff — who was signing into law a ban on femicide — as a leader who has broad support.

But the night before the scene was a very different one. While she was addressing the country on TV, people grabbed their pots and pans and banged on them in protest.

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6:05pm

Fri March 13, 2015
Politics

President Obama Visits Phoenix Hospital At Center Of VA Crisis

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 8:00 pm

President Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visit the veterans hospital in Phoenix Friday to announce a new outside advisory committee to help the VA with customer service. A scandal last year at the Phoenix facility led to revelations of long wait times for veterans throughout the VA medical system.

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5:19pm

Fri March 13, 2015
The Two-Way

Ferguson Mayor Knowles Slams 'Hostile Language' From Eric Holder

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 8:00 pm

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles announces the resignation of police Chief Thomas Jackson during a news conference on Wednesday in Ferguson, Mo.
Jeff Roberson AP

Saying that he's trying to save the community of Ferguson, Mo., Mayor James Knowles says that he is frustrated and concerned by the tone of Attorney General Eric Holder's remarks about his city and its police department — both of which were harshly criticized in a recent Justice Department report.

Knowles also says that he sees no reason to step down, as some of his critics have demanded, stating that he still has residents' support.

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5:19pm

Fri March 13, 2015
Politics

Tom Cotton: The Freshman Senator Behind The Iran Letter

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 8:00 pm

Freshman Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who has been in office barely two months, penned an open letter to Iranian leaders this week that 47 Republican senators signed. NPR profiles the Harvard-trained lawyer and Iraq War veteran.

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5:19pm

Fri March 13, 2015
World

Israeli Politician Changed Her Mind On Palestinian Conflict

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 8:00 pm

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5:06pm

Thu March 12, 2015
Remembrances

Author Terry Pratchett Was No Stranger To Death

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 7:44 pm

Terry Pratchett wrote more than 70 books.
Rob Wilkins Courtesy of Doubleday

Fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett was prolific: He wrote more than 70 books, dozens of them about the Discworld — a flat planet borne through space by four elephants on the back of a giant turtle. Pratchett died Thursday at age 66. He had been suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

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5:02pm

Thu March 12, 2015
All Tech Considered

Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 7:50 am

Lincoln, Neb., is home to several startups, which use the city's low cost of living and high quality of life to attract workers.
Nicolas Henderson Flickr

Some startup entrepreneurs are leaving the high tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.

In fact, one of the secrets to the economic success of Lincoln, a city with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, is a surprisingly strong tech startup community that is part of what some in the region are calling the Silicon Prairie.

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