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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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6:42pm

Sat June 20, 2015
Environment

Residents Fight To Block Fracked Gas In New York's Finger Lakes

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 6:45 pm

At an October protest, hundreds of "We Are Seneca Lake" members block the gates of Crestwood Midstream to protest against the expansion of fracked gas storage in the Finger Lakes.
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New York state's Seneca Lake is the heart of the Finger Lakes, a beautiful countryside of steep glacier-carved hills and long slivers of water with deep beds of salt. It's been mined on Seneca's shore for more than a century.

The Texas company Crestwood Midstream owns the mine now, and stores natural gas in the emptied-out caverns. It has federal approval to increase the amount, and it's seeking New York's OK to store 88 million gallons of propane as well.

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5:31pm

Sat June 20, 2015
U.S.

Charleston Church To Hold Sunday Service And Deliver 'Message Of Hope'

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 8:42 pm

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5:31pm

Sat June 20, 2015
World

Europe's Migrant Crisis Spreads Ashore As Refugees Enter Bulgaria On Foot

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 6:42 pm

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5:31pm

Sat June 20, 2015
On Aging

An Award To New England's Elderly Is Not Always Cause For Celebration

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 6:42 pm

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6:13pm

Fri June 19, 2015
It's All Politics

Predictably, Democrats, Republicans Don't Agree On Charleston Causes, Solutions

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 8:42 pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to members of the media after visiting the memorial site at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., where nine people were killed.
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When tragedies happen, like the shooting in Charleston, they usually find their way into the realm of politics eventually.

This time is no different, as Democrats and Republicans are finding very different ways of talking about what happened in South Carolina. Democrats see race and gun control as issues at the center of it. Republicans, on the other hand, largely point to mental illness and label what happened a tragic but random act.

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5:51pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Around the Nation

Dylann Roof Said He Wanted To Start A Race War, Friends Say

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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The suspected shooter, Dylann Roof, is from Lexington, S.C., near the state capital, Columbia. New York Times reporter Frances Robles has been talking with people there who know Dylann Roof. And, Frances, what's the portrait that you're hearing?

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5:51pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Around the Nation

Charleston, S.C., Residents Gather Outside Church To Mourn Victims

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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4:55pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Europe

European Union Leaders Hold Last-Minute Talks To Keep Greece From Default

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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4:55pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Energy

Proposed Oil Refinery Could Help Washington State Meet Clean Fuel Standards

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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4:55pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Animals

Ivory Crushed In Times Square To Raise Awareness Of Wildlife Trafficking

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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One ton of ivory - that's how much federal officials crushed today in New York's Times Square. The goal is to raise awareness about the illegal ivory trade and the elephant poaching that feeds it. NPR's Joel Rose reports.

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6:11am

Fri June 19, 2015
Remembrances

When Charleston, S.C., Pastor Spoke, 'People Listened'

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6:16pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Around the Nation

Despite Attack, Charleston, S.C., Congregation Remains Strong

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:24 am

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A 21-year-old man is in custody after a shooting that authorities call a hate crime. Nine people died last night in Charleston, S.C., in a historically black church. Dylann Storm Roof was arrested today in neighboring North Carolina.

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5:15pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Environment

Pope Francis Uses Encyclical To Deliver Moral Message On Climate Change

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 8:58 pm

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5:15pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Remembrances

Pastor, 3 Other Ministers Among Victims Of Charleston, S.C., Shooting

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 8:58 pm

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5:15pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Around the Nation

Charleston, S.C., Mayor Says Shooting Is 'Impossible To Digest'

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 9:07 pm

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And I'm joined now by the mayor of Charleston, Joe Riley.

And Mayor Riley, I'm so sorry that I'm having to talk to you on such a tragic day. Thanks for being with us.

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4:26pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Media

NBC Names Lester Holt New Anchor Of Nightly News

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 8:58 pm

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Brian Williams will not return to the anchor's chair of "NBC Nightly News."

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His temporary replacement, Lester Holt, is now permanent. This makes Holt the first African-American to be the lead anchor for a broadcast network.

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4:26pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Around the Nation

County Fairs Cancel Bird Shows But Get Creative Amid Flu Outbreak

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 8:58 pm

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4:26pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Law

Justices Give Officials More Say On Cars' Plates, Less On Roadside Signs

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 1:51 pm

People gather at a church in Gilbert, Ariz., for an Easter sunrise service in 2010. The town passed a law to regulate signs a church in town was temporarily posting to provide event directions, but the Supreme Court on Thursday declared those rules unconstitutional.
Matt York AP

In two major free speech cases, the U.S. Supreme Court cast a pall of doubt over nearly all sign regulations across the country, and upheld a decision by the state of Texas to refuse to issue specialty license plates featuring the Confederate flag.

The sign case is likely to have the most profound effect: Lawyers for local governments said the decision would "wreak havoc" with signage laws across the country.

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6:27pm

Wed June 17, 2015
All Tech Considered

As Fitbit Goes Public, It Will Have To Outrun Competition

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:51 pm

Fitbit stock begins trading publicly Thursday. The Fitbit Force is shown at the 2014 International CES, the consumer technology trade show, in Las Vegas.
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Fitness trackers — the wristbands or watches you can wear to track your heart rate, steps, sleep — are getting a shot in the arm. The most popular brand, Fitbit, is going public on Thursday. It's the first startup in the burgeoning wearable tracker industry to begin trading on Wall Street. It plans to raise more than $600 million.

Fitbit recently got a shout out, sort of.

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6:27pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Sports

Legendary High School Football Coach On Career: 'Athletics Is Just Like Life'

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6:27pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Law

James Holmes Psychiatrist Knew About Violent Thoughts, But Not Plan

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5:02pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Africa

Nigerians Express Outrage Over Parliament's 'Wardrobe Allowance'

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:27 pm

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5:02pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Economy

Federal Reserve Delays Hike Of Low Interest Rates

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 2:30 pm

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5:02pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Europe

Thieves Cause Uproar On Scottish Island That Was Once Crime-Free

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 3:52 pm

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4:05pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Youth Radio

Golden State Warriors Fans Rejoice Over Team's First Win In 40 Years

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:27 pm

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4:05pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Business

California Rules An Uber Driver Is An Employee, Not A Contractor

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 2:11 pm

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A ruling in California could have big implications for Uber and its business model. Uber is the big ridesharing company.

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4:05pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Performing Arts

'The Projects' Explores The Evolution Of Chicago's Public Housing System

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:53 pm

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6:13pm

Tue June 16, 2015
Books

The Heat Is On With These Summer Romance Novels

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 5:16 pm

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6:11pm

Tue June 16, 2015
Goats and Soda

People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 1:01 pm

Schoolgirls in Ethiopia examine a new feminine product: underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad.
Courtesy of Be Girl Inc.

When Elynn Walter walks into a room of officials from global health organizations and governments, this is how she likes to get their attention:

"I'll say, 'OK, everyone stand up and yell the word blood!' or say, 'Half of the people in the world have their period!' "

It's her way of getting people talking about a topic that a lot of people, well, aren't comfortable talking about: menstrual hygiene.

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5:50pm

Tue June 16, 2015
Sports

To Keep Going During The Finals, LeBron James Can't Take A Day Off

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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So what do you do on your day off?

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Even if you cleaned the yard and did the laundry, compared to LeBron James, most of you are slackers.

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