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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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6:07pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Health

WHO Announces New Guidelines For Naming Human Diseases

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 7:22 pm

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5:46pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Your Money

You've Saved Money At The Pump. Why Aren't You Spending It?

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 7:48 pm

A customer fuels his car at a gas station in Pembroke, Mass. Economists say Americans have been slow to spend the money they saved from lower energy prices.
Stephan Savoia AP

Even though it's crept up in the past couple of months, the price of a gallon of gasoline is still about $1 less than it was a year ago. That's saving drivers $15 to $20 every time they fill up.

Economists were quite convinced late last year that would boost growth because consumers would go out and spend that extra money. But things have not unfolded exactly as forecast.

There's no doubt the plunge in oil prices and the lower costs for gasoline, heating oil and natural gas gave consumers a big windfall.

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5:46pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Architecture

Whitney Museum's New Building Opens Doors (And Walls) To Outside World

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 5:18 pm

The new building's window-lined hallways are in stark contrast to the brutalist design of the Whitney's former home.
Nic Lehoux Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art has never stayed in one place for long. It has had four different homes in its 84-year history — the latest a $422 million glass-and-steel construction that recently opened in Manhattan's Meatpacking District — and each of those homes speaks to a particular moment in the evolution of American art and museum culture.

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5:06pm

Tue May 12, 2015
The Salt

Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 6:44 pm

A whole range of foods in common in the Mediterranean diet — from fish to nuts to fruits and vegetables — are rich in antioxidants and may protect against cognitive decline.
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If you've ever walked out of the house without your phone and wallet — as I did yesterday — you might have wondered: Am I starting to lose it?

Even if you're too young for any real concern about dementia, this kind of precursor to a "senior moment" can be rattling.

But a new study suggests we're not powerless when it comes to keeping our mental acuity and memory intact.

Researchers have documented that a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fish, whole grains, along with daily servings of nuts and olive oil can help fend off age-related cognitive decline.

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4:30pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Movies

Filmmakers Launch Campaign To Complete Unfinished Orson Welles Film

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 7:22 pm

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4:30pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Politics

Chicago Wins Bid For Obama Presidential Library

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 7:22 pm

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4:30pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Politics

Senators Deny Obama Authority To Expedite Pacific Trade Deal

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 7:22 pm

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9:06pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Sports

Tom Brady's Agent Says Suspension 'Has No Legitimate Basis'

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9:00pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Parallels

Brazil's World Cup Legacy Includes $550M Stadium-Turned-Parking Lot

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 10:20 am

Brazil spent billions renovating and building World Cup stadiums. Almost a year after the tournament ended, the nation is still trying to figure out what to do with them. The Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil (shown here in April 2014), was the most expensive of the stadiums — at a cost of $550 million — and is now being used as a bus parking lot.
Eraldo Peres AP

It has been almost a year since the World Cup in Brazil. The party is long over, but the country is still dealing with the hangover — in the form of "white elephant" stadiums and unfinished infrastructure projects. They come at a time when the country faces economic woes and the prospect of another expensive mega event: next year's summer Olympics.

The most expensive World Cup stadium — located in the capital, Brasilia, and with a price tag of $550 million — is being used as a parking lot for buses.

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6:30pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Sports

NFL Suspends Tom Brady For First 4 Games Of 2015 Season

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 7:22 pm

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5:21pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Law

'Baltimore Sun' Investigation Shows Police Denied Medical Care To Suspects

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 8:05 pm

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4:50pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Books

New Book Explores Bobby Fuller's Mysterious Death

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 9:00 pm

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4:50pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Business

New York Announces Crackdown On Nail Salons

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 3:57 pm

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4:50pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Technology

In Midst Of Drought, Why Not Harvest Water From The Air?

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 9:00 pm

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So that's water conservation. What about water production? Is there some way for us to harvest water?

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SHELAGH FRASER: (As Aunt Beru) Luke...

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7:08pm

Sun May 10, 2015
Mental Health

In Palo Alto's High-Pressure Schools, Suicides Lead To Soul-Searching

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 10:51 am

Since October of last year, four teenagers in California's Palo Alto school district have taken their own lives. Tragically, it's not the first cluster of teen suicides this area has seen: In 2009 and 2010, five local teenagers killed themselves by stepping in front of trains, and more suicides followed the next year.

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6:35pm

Sun May 10, 2015
Author Interviews

Danielewski Returns With A Long, Sideways Look At 'The Familiar'

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 6:46 am

On pages 68-69 from Mark Danielewski's The Familiar, Volume 1, the main character Xanther looks out the window of her father's car during a rainy drive.
Mark Z. Danielewski Courtesy of Pantheon, a division of Random House LLC.

If you met the author Mark Danielewski on an elevator, here's how your conversation might go:

"What are you doing these days?"

"I'm writing a novel," he replies. "It's 27 volumes long."

"Wow," you might say. "What's it about?"

"It's about this little girl who finds a little kitten."

"Twenty-seven volumes, huh?"

"Ah, it's a very intense subject."

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5:18pm

Sun May 10, 2015
World

Civilian Suffering Continues To Worsen In Yemen

Originally published on Sun May 10, 2015 7:08 pm

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And for a view from the ground in Yemen, we're turning to Teresa Sancristoval, a program manager with Doctors Without Borders. Right now, she's in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. We reached her over Skype.

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5:18pm

Sun May 10, 2015
Mental Health

After Campus Suicides, Building Community With A Simple Statement

Originally published on Sun May 10, 2015 7:08 pm

TMAYD founder Izzy Lloyd (right) gives a friend a hug after asking about her day.
Maia Weinstock MIT

In the past academic year, four students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken their own lives.

And in the days that followed two of her freshmen classmates' deaths by suicide, 18-year-old Isabel "Izzy" Lloyd noticed something.

"Things just sort of stopped for a week or two and there were people posting on Facebook and sending out emails and Twitter and Instagram and people were saying, 'I care, you can come see me,' " she says.

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5:18pm

Sun May 10, 2015
Health

Will Pregnancy Tests In Alaska Bars Dissuade Moms-To-Be From Drinking?

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 1:34 pm

A free pregnancy test dispenser hangs next to a condom dispenser in the women's restroom at the Peanut Farm bar in Anchorage.
Anne Hillman/KSKA

"Remember the last time you had sex? Were you drinking? Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause lifelong problems for the child."

That's part of the warning on a poster in the women's bathroom at the Peanut Farm bar in Anchorage. It depicts the silhouette of a pregnant woman guzzling straight from a bottle. And it's affixed to a pregnancy test dispenser hanging on the wall.

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6:10pm

Sat May 9, 2015
Children's Health

Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 12:20 am

A group of mothers and infants celebrate a recent graduation from the Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program.
Marty Lipp Courtesy of Harlem Children's Zone

The Harlem Children's Zone is a nonprofit known for its innovative, multifaceted approach to ending the cycle to poverty. It's garnered kudos from President Obama and philanthropists like William Louis-Dreyfus, who recently announced he would donate up to $50 million to the organization.

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5:15pm

Sat May 9, 2015
Sports

Beyond 'Deflategate,' Other Examples Of Cheating

Originally published on Sat May 9, 2015 8:21 pm

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5:15pm

Sat May 9, 2015
World

After U.K. Election Victory, Prime Minister David Cameron Finalizes His Cabinet

Originally published on Sat May 9, 2015 8:21 pm

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5:15pm

Sat May 9, 2015
World

Russia Marks WWII Victory Day With Biggest Parade Since Soviet Era

Originally published on Sat May 9, 2015 8:21 pm

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10:38pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Around the Nation

A New Baltimore Model? 'Officer On The Beat ... Pastor On The Corner'

Originally published on Sat May 9, 2015 12:35 am

Pastor Rodney Hudson sits on the steps of Ames Memorial United Methodist Church in West Baltimore, blocks away from the center of the protests and rioting that occurred last month.
Hansi Lo Wang NPR

The federal investigation into Baltimore's police force is one of the first steps some in the city believe will rebuild the relationship between officers and residents.

Some faith leaders are optimistic that can be done, and past police programs have helped. But other residents are skeptical that West Baltimore residents' trust can be regained.

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8:10pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Animals

In 'Rise Of Animals,' Sir David Attenborough Tells Story Of Vertebrates

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 1:23 pm

Sir David Attenborough at the Beijing Museum of Natural History with fossil of Juramaia, as featured in the Smithsonian Channel series Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates.
Courtesy Smithsonian Channel

Famed British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has been lending his calming voice to nature documentaries ever since TV was in black and white.

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4:34pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Commentary

Week In Politics: New Presidential Candidates, U.K. Elections

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 10:38 pm

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And this week, three more Republican candidates officially joined the presidential race.

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MIKE HUCKABEE: I grew up blue-collar, not blueblood.

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4:34pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Politics

Clinton's Bold Immigration Plan Leaves Republicans Nearly Speechless

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 9:42 am

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4:30pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Law

San Francisco Police Texting Scandal Could Compromise Thousands Of Cases

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 10:38 pm

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4:30pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Around the Nation

Thousands Gather On National Mall For Victory In Europe Day Celebration

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 4:34 pm

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4:30pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Around the Nation

WWII Planes Fill D.C. Skies For V-E Day

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 10:38 pm

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On the National Mall in Washington, D.C. - actually, at the World War II Memorial - this afternoon, thousands of people came to the Mall to observe the 70th anniversary of V-E Day - Victory in Europe Day - the end of the Second World War in Europe.

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