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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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8:01pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Politics

Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Measures To Move Forward With Bailout

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 9:25 pm

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6:59pm

Wed July 15, 2015
It's All Politics

Logo Or No Go? When Campaign Logos Look A Little Too Familiar

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

@CNNPolitics tweeted a combination of Scott Walker's campaign logo with America's Best Eyeglasses logo to show the design similarities.
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The "E" in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's newly unveiled presidential logo is a stylized American flag — as it turns out, one that looks remarkably similar to the logo for America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses.

The company's CEO, Reade Fahs, said he doesn't mind but also that it's unlikely the governor hasn't seen the 18-year-old logo. "It's on hundreds of stores across the country. So assuming he's got good vision, he probably would have spotted it in his campaign travels. And we have lots of stores in Wisconsin too."

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6:52pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Race

In The Age Of #BlackLivesMatter, The NAACP Tries To Reach A Younger Generation

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 11:14 am

(From left to right) Student members of the NAACP Ekow Nana-Kweson, Trinity Towns and Anscia Brown.
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is holding its annual convention in Philadelphia this week. For much of its 106-year history, it has been the nation's preeminent voice for civil rights and social justice. Among the topics of discussion this week: recent events in Baltimore and Ferguson.

But NAACP leaders have also addressed claims that their organization is losing relevance, especially for young people who are coming of age in an era of online activism and new protest movements like Black Lives Matter.

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5:47pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Parallels

Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 5:03 pm

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a session of Parliament in Athens on Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on reforms demanded by eurozone creditors in exchange for a new bailout.
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Whatever comes of the latest bailout plan for Greece, it may not be enough to save the country's economy, a new report from the International Monetary Fund says.

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5:01pm

Wed July 15, 2015
U.S.

Wildfire Worries Rage In Typically 'Wet' Washington State

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

A wildfire raced through the neighborhood of Broadview in Wenatchee, Wash., destroying numerous homes and apple-processing facilities. Fire managers are worried that parts of Washington state are years behind other places in the West when it comes to fire mitigation and prevention.
David Gilkey NPR

The iconic forests of the Pacific Northwest — with their towering, moss-covered fir and pine trees — have never been this dry. The grass underneath the ferns has already turned gold.

Of the five large wildfires burning in Washington alone right now, one has scorched more than 1,500 acres of a rainforest on the typically misty Olympic Peninsula.

The wildfire threat in the drought-stricken Pacific Northwest right now is extraordinary, and there are concerns that the region may not be prepared for a long summer.

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5:01pm

Wed July 15, 2015
National Security

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Nuclear Deal With Iran 'Has To Include Their Behavior'

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 11:01 pm

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5:01pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Energy

Nuclear Deal Includes Surveillance Of Iran's Nuclear Facilities

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

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The Iran nuclear deal includes more surveillance at the country's nuclear facilities, something President Obama says will ensure that Iran does not build a bomb.

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5:32pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Around the Nation

Residents Of Harper Lee's Hometown Celebrate 'Go Set A Watchman'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:18 pm

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5:32pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Politics

Sen. Ben Cardin: Iran Nuclear Deal Still Raises 'A Lot Of Questions'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:18 pm

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Now reaction from a key Democratic senator. Ben Cardin of Maryland is the ranking minority member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In a statement today, he spoke of Congress's solemn obligation to review this deal.

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5:32pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Politics

Congress To Begin 60-Day Review Period Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:19 pm

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4:31pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Sports

Ultramarathoner Hikes Appalachian Trail In Record Time

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 12:40 pm

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We are about to hear from a record-breaker. Scott Jurek's record time was 46 days, eight hours and seven minutes. That's how long it took the ultra-marathoner to hike the 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail, which passes through 14 states.

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4:31pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Around the Nation

New York City Reaches $5.9 Million Settlement With Eric Garner Family

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:18 pm

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4:31pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Middle East

Smuggled Photos Document Thousands Of Detainee Deaths In Syria

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 3:04 pm

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8:33pm

Mon July 13, 2015
All Tech Considered

On College Campuses, Suicide Intervention Via Anonymous App

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 12:54 pm

Screen shot of a Yik Yak exchange where one person expresses thoughts about possibly hurting him/herself, and others respond.
Samantha Braver

We've heard a lot about how people get ugly online — abuse others and bully because they don't have to stand behind their words. But there's an upside to anonymity on the Internet, too: Good things can happen when you don't have to say your name.

On the app Yik Yak, for example, college students are asking for help when they're feeling desperate or even suicidal — and the anonymous crowds are responding with kindness.

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6:58pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Goats and Soda

Sold Into Sex Slavery: The Plight Of African Women Migrating To Europe

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:30 pm

Katherine Streeter for NPR

While reporting on the drama of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, I've been startled by how many of them are pregnant or are traveling with a very young child.

When I'd ask why, they'd say they wanted to give birth in the safety of Europe.

But as I investigated, I learned there could be another, more ominous reason: Some of these pregnant women may be victims of sexual violence on the long route northward to Europe from sub-Saharan Africa — journeys that can take years.

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6:17pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Enters Republican Presidential Race

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:30 pm

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4:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Remembrances

Nintendo CEO Iwata: 'In My Heart I Am A Gamer'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 11:42 am

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The chief executive officer of Nintendo has died. As NPR's Laura Sydell reports, Satoru Iwata was known for his accessibility to fans, and he's being remembered for a playfulness unusual among big company CEOs.

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4:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
World

Shark Attacks Still Haunt Residents Of Reunion

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:33 pm

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4:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Animals

Florida Sea Turtles Stage Amazing Comeback

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 11:21 pm

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4:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
U.S.

Wisconsin's Rebound: Less Impressive Than It Seems?

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:30 pm

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And more now on Scott Walker's tenure as governor of Wisconsin. Since he took office, unemployment in his state has fallen and growth has resumed. But critics say Wisconsin's rebound is less impressive than it might seem. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

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6:10pm

Sun July 12, 2015
My Big Break

Before 'I See Dead People,' Haley Joel Osment Saw Casting Agents At Ikea

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 9:53 am

Haley Joel Osment stars alongside Bruce Willis in the 1999 film The Sixth Sense.
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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.

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5:54pm

Sun July 12, 2015
Pop Culture

The Furries Have Landed — And Pittsburgh Is Giving Them A Bear Hug

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 10:06 am

Anthrocon participants, as they gathered in Pittsburgh in 2013.
Keith Srakocic AP

It was a warm, humid day in downtown Pittsburgh — and it was even hotter for the more than 1,400 people who were wearing animal costumes. Adults and kids trekked the city's streets wearing ears and tails, paws and full-body animal suits, much like the ones you'd see at Disneyland.

Long the butt of jokes, the worldwide population of anthropomorphic animal enthusiasts known as "furries" continues to grow. And every summer, they gather in Pittsburgh for the world's largest furry convention, dubbed Anthrocon.

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5:24pm

Sun July 12, 2015
Health

A Dream Home Can Turn Uninhabitable If It Once Was A Meth House

This story originally aired on Morning Edition on July 1, 2015.

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6:31pm

Sat July 11, 2015
Sports

Wimbledon 1980: Wooden Racquets, Short Shorts And The Ultimate Showdown

Photographer Walter Iooss captured Björn Borg's celebration after winning the match at Wimbledon in 1980. "You see a match like that maybe once in your life," Iooss says. "I was lucky to be there."
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Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon on Saturday, defeating Garbine Muguruza of Spain. Sunday promises the long-awaited rematch between defending champ Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who's won the tournament seven times already himself.

The rivalry between Djokovic and Federer is one of the greatest in modern tennis, but arguably, it's not the greatest all-time. Many would say that honor actually goes to a matchup 35 years ago — back in the era of wooden racquets, headbands, long socks and short shorts.

Wimbledon 1980 was the ultimate showdown.

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5:33pm

Sat July 11, 2015
Around the Nation

For Families Of Heroin Addicts, Comfort Comes In Sharing Their Stories

Originally published on Sat July 11, 2015 7:58 pm

Andrew Presta, 25, is currently in jail, but he has been in and out of court for years. His mother, Diana Presta-Selecky, attends the support group.
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In a community center just south of Los Angeles, upwards of 50 people pack into a room to offer each other words of comfort. Most of them are moms, and they've been through a lot.

At Solace, a support group for family members of those suffering from addiction, many of the attendees have watched a child under 30 die of a fatal drug overdose — heroin, or opioids like Oxycontin or Vicodin that are considered gateway drugs to heroin.

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5:11pm

Sat July 11, 2015
World

Greek Parliament Approves Reforms As Eurozone Ministers Meet

Originally published on Sat July 11, 2015 6:31 pm

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5:11pm

Sat July 11, 2015
Race

He's Shared 'Every Single Word' — But It's The Silence That Rings Louder

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 10:34 am

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5:11pm

Sat July 11, 2015
Latin America

The Pope Visits Bolivia's Notorious Palmasola Prison

Originally published on Sat July 11, 2015 6:31 pm

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6:47pm

Fri July 10, 2015
U.S.

California's Driest Region Finds Short-Term Drought Aid

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 8:22 pm

Five 2,500-gallon water tanks wait to be unloaded at the nonprofit Self-Help Enterprises near Visalia, Calif. So far about 140 tanks have been distributed to homes, but at least 1,000 more are needed in Tulare County alone.
Kirk Siegler NPR

Rural Tulare County, Calif., is now being called the epicenter of this drought.

That's because at least 1,300 residential wells have run dry, affecting at least 7,000 people. When your taps start spitting out air here, Paul Boyer and his team are who you call.

Under a punishing midafternoon sun, Boyer helps muscle down five of these hefty 400-pound water tanks from a semi-truck flatbed. He helps run a local nonprofit that's in charge of distributing these 2,500-gallon water tanks to drought victims.

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5:41pm

Fri July 10, 2015
Religion

Pope Francis Apologizes For 'Grave Sins' Against Native People Of America

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 8:22 pm

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