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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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5:18pm

Sun February 22, 2015
Afghanistan

New Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

Originally published on Sun February 22, 2015 7:21 pm

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5:18pm

Sun February 22, 2015
Author Interviews

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon On Marriage, Music And Moving On

Originally published on Sun February 22, 2015 7:23 pm

Kim Gordon is a founding member of Sonic Youth.
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6:53pm

Sat February 21, 2015
Around the Nation

Washington Shooting Victim Was Unarmed, Except For Rocks

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 9:38 am

On Feb. 10, police in the city of Pasco, Wash., shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who had been throwing rocks at motorists. The shooting and prompted protests locally and internationally. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Daniel Rivero of Fusion.

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5:10pm

Sat February 21, 2015
Business

FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Ground Many Commercial Aspirations

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 4:47 pm

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5:10pm

Sat February 21, 2015
Around the Nation

Professional Dumpster Diver On Finding Hidden Treasure Within The Trash

Originally published on Sat February 21, 2015 6:53 pm

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Matt Malone faces a philosophical choice every time he pulls into a store parking lot.

MATT MALONE: You can go two ways - you can drive in front or you can drive behind the store. I tend to drive behind the store.

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5:10pm

Sat February 21, 2015
All Tech Considered

Adobe Photoshop: 'Democratizing' Photo Editing For 25 Years

Originally published on Sat February 21, 2015 9:48 pm

"Jennifer In Paradise," a photo of Jennifer Walters in Bora Bora in August 1988, was the first color image to ever be Photoshopped. John Knoll used the image of his then-girlfriend (now wife) to demo Photoshop to potential users.
John Knoll

This week, the photo editing software Adobe Photoshop turned 25 years old. The program is an industry juggernaut — so famous that the word "Photoshop" has come to be synonymous with image manipulation.

But when the software started, says co-creator Thomas Knoll, it was a personal project. He and his brother John started working on the program in the late 1980s.

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5:10pm

Sat February 21, 2015
Author Interviews

Exploring The Solar System Through The Eyes Of Robotic Voyagers

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 9:06 am

This NASA file image shows a true color photo of Saturn assembled from images collected by Voyager 2.
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The Voyager spacecraft have revolutionized our understanding of our solar system since their launch in 1977. After decades of sending back data on our planetary neighbors, Voyager 1 and 2 are entering new territory: interstellar space.

In a new book, The Interstellar Age: Inside The Forty-Year Voyager Mission, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares the amazing human stories behind the machines' mission.

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10:53pm

Fri February 20, 2015
The Two-Way

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Reach Tentative Deal

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 11:23 pm

A cargo container ship operated by Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. sits docked Friday at the Port of Tacoma. Negotiators for the two sides in the labor dispute that has snarled international trade at U.S. West Coast seaports reached a settlement late Friday.
Ted S. Warren AP

West Coast ports and the labor unions that service them reached a tentative agreement Friday night, NPR's Kirk Siegler reports, potentially ending a nine-month standoff that had snarled the movement of cargo.

Most of the big aspects of a deal — wages, benefits, even maintenance contracts — have been settled for weeks, Kirk says, but some sticking points remained.

"This week the high drama seemed to be over something somewhat minor ... who has the power to hire and fire an arbitration during separate, smaller disputes," he says.

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6:24pm

Fri February 20, 2015
Asia

Modi's Fancy Pinstripe Suit Lands $694,000 At Auction

Originally published on Sat February 21, 2015 8:44 am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wears a dark pinstriped suit with his name monogrammed in dull gold stripes Jan. 25 during a reception for U.S. President Obama in New Delhi, India. The suit was auctioned off Friday for more than 43 million rupees, or about $694,000.
Saurabh Das AP

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is noted for making bold statements — both in policy and fashion. When Modi sported a suit with pinstripes that spelled out his name in tiny gold lettering, his critics called it the height of vanity.

But the controversial suit raised more than eyebrows: It sold at auction today for nearly $695,000.

The "selfie" suit was debuted when Modi wore it to a bilateral meeting with President Obama during his visit to India last month.

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6:24pm

Fri February 20, 2015
Commentary

Week In Politics: Immigration, Violent Extremism Summit

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 10:43 pm

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And we pick up there with our Friday commentators, E. J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution. Hey there, E. J.

E.J. DIONNE, BYLINE: Good to be with you.

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5:06pm

Fri February 20, 2015
World

Violent Extremism About Methods More Than Ideas

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 10:43 pm

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5:06pm

Fri February 20, 2015
Planet Money

Bakers And The Birth Of The Minimum Wage

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 10:43 pm

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On January 1, 20 states raise their minimum wage and several states have additional increases planned in the coming months. Yesterday, we learned that Walmart will raise its base pay to $9 an hour this April.

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5:06pm

Fri February 20, 2015
From Our Listeners

Letters: Jumping Into Snowbanks, John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 10:43 pm

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Time now for your comments. But first, an update. Wednesday we brought you a preview of a wine tasting competition between Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

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8:17pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Around the Nation

Air Force Reservists Say Agent Orange Residue Damaged Their Health

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 9:46 pm

A Fairchild C-123K Provider at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force / USAF

At the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, a looping video shows off C-123 planes — aircraft used to spray the chemical defoliant Agent Orange and pesticides during the Vietnam War.

The only actual C-123 you can still see here, nicknamed "Patches," has been on display inside this big hangar since the mid-1990s, when it was decontaminated. It's a wide, clunky-looking cargo plane.

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6:31pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Business

As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 8:13 pm

An oil well in Garden City, Texas. With prices plunging, oil companies are laying off thousands of workers.
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It's a painful time to be in the oil business. With the price of crude oil about half what it was six months ago, companies large and small are being pressured to cut costs.

On the front lines are oil services companies that do everything from drilling to providing electrical power at well sites. Hundreds of thousands of jobs are threatened as companies try to adjust.

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6:31pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Author Interviews

From Iran To Comedy Central: Maz Jobrani's Path To 'Middle Eastern Funny Man'

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 8:16 pm

Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani performs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2014.
Kamran Jebreili AP

After Sept. 11, President George Bush made a speech about America's enemies — Iran, Iraq and North Korea — in which he referred to them as the "Axis of Evil." At first, that name worried Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani. But then he decided to do what he always does: laugh about it. He and some friends even started the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which featured comedians of Middle Eastern descent.

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5:42pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Goats and Soda

Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 10:33 am

Richard Dean Anderson portrayed MacGyver with the perfect combination of cool and nerdy.
The Kobal Collection

With all his homemade gadgets and cool scientific tricks, MacGyver is an engineering superhero.

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5:40pm

Thu February 19, 2015
The Salt

Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 8:13 pm

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee says in a new report that Americans should shift to a pattern of eating that includes more plant-based foods.
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If you like a cup of coffee and an egg in the morning, you've got the green light.

A panel of top nutrition experts appointed by the federal government has weighed in with its long-awaited diet advice.

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5:39pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Code Switch

Instead Of Stop-And-Frisk, How About Stop-And-Shake?

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 8:13 pm

Yonkers community activist Hector Santiago demonstrates the "stop-and-shake" with Lt. Pat McCormack of the Yonkers Police Department. The idea, Santiago says, is to get people to introduce themselves to cops on the street.
Courtesy of Hector Santiago

James Comey's speech on race and policing last week was a big departure for a sitting FBI director. For one thing, Comey quoted a lyric from the Broadway musical Avenue Q: "Maybe it's a fact we all should face: Everyone makes judgments based on race."

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4:16pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Europe

'Frozen Conflict' In Ukraine Opens Door For Corruption

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 2:44 pm

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4:16pm

Thu February 19, 2015
National Security

Critic: Extremism Summit Focused Too Narrowly On Muslims

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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Glenn Katon has been attending the White House summit on violent extremism. He's the legal director for the group Muslim Advocates, and he joins us now. Welcome to the program.

GLENN KATON: Thanks so much for having me.

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4:16pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Around the Nation

Chicago's Historic Pullman District Becomes National Monument

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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7:03pm

Wed February 18, 2015
Code Switch

Ala. Governor Apologizes To Indian Government In 'Excessive Force' Case

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 8:11 pm

Sureshbhai Patel lies in a bed at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala., on Feb. 7. Patel was severely injured when police threw him to the ground.
Chirag Patel AP

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized on Tuesday to the government of India for an incident, captured on a squad car's dashboard camera, in which officers slammed an Indian man to the ground.

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6:21pm

Wed February 18, 2015
Latin America

In Argentina, Marchers Mark One Month Since Prosecutor's Death

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 6:59 pm

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6:21pm

Wed February 18, 2015
Jazz Night In America

Christian McBride On 'A Love Supreme' And Its Descendants

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 9:04 pm

John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.
Chuck Stewart Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Christian McBride remembers very well the first time he heard A Love Supreme, the John Coltrane classic that turns 50 this month. The bassist, composer and host of NPR's Jazz Night in America was in high school in Philadelphia, and had grown friendly with the staff at record store he passed on his daily commute.

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5:05pm

Wed February 18, 2015
Europe

Artist, Believed Target Of Copenhagen Attack, Still In Hiding

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 6:59 pm

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4:59pm

Wed February 18, 2015
The Salt

Will A Tipped-Wage Hike Kill Gratuities For New York's Waiters?

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 7:59 pm

Diners fill Riverpark, a New York City restaurant, in January. Restaurateurs fear that the tipped-wage hike being proposed in New York will force them to get rid of tipping altogether.
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The restaurant economy of New York City may be nearing a tipping point.

State officials are recommending a big hike in the minimum hourly wage for people who work for tips. But that idea is giving many restaurateurs indigestion in New York City, home to more than 20,000 restaurants. Some say a tipped-wage hike could upend the whole system of tipping.

And many servers say tips are the No. 1 reason they started waiting tables.

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4:56pm

Wed February 18, 2015
Food

Some Gas Stations Find New Business As Food Destinations

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 6:59 pm

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6:16pm

Tue February 17, 2015
Economy

Study Suggests Recession, Recovery Have Not Left The Rich Richer

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 2:56 pm

Maggie Barcellano prepares dinner in January 2014 at her father's house in Austin, Texas. Barcellano, who lives with her father, enrolled in the food stamps program while she works as a home health aide and raises her 3-year-old daughter. A study suggests that social safety nets, including food stamps, helped cushion income losses for middle- and working-class Americans during the recession.
Tamir Kalifa AP

The Great Recession exacted a huge toll on people in every income group, and recovering from it has been a long and grueling process.

To some economists, the recovery has exacerbated the very real trend toward income inequality in the United States. French economist Thomas Piketty has noted that between 2009 and 2012 incomes have grown, but almost all of those gains have gone to the wealthiest 1 percent.

It's a claim that has been repeated often, but Steven Rose of George Washington University says it needs to be put in perspective.

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5:45pm

Tue February 17, 2015
Parallels

ISIS Beheadings In Libya Devastate An Egyptian Village

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 9:09 am

Relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians purportedly murdered in Libya by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants mourn for those killed.
Mohamed el-Shahed AFP/Getty Images

Over the weekend a video emerged apparently showing the Libya branch of the self-proclaimed Islamic State beheading 21 men. All but one were confirmed to be Christian laborers from Egypt.

While this new variation on brutality shocked people around the world, the horror — and sorrow — hit hardest in a small, poor Egyptian town: Residents say 13 of the men were from El-Aour, a hamlet on the Nile River that is a mix of Christians and Muslims.

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