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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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7:07pm

Fri April 3, 2015
The Salt

Straight Out Of Brooklyn: 'Encyclofoodia' Pokes Fun At Foodies

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 12:55 pm

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If you're trying to feed some of the lumberjack hipsters of Brooklyn, you might try serving up some Huevos Machismos. And if you're seeking the next cleanse trend, look no further than the Ultimate Gushy Protein Sewage Blast. Like any balanced smoothie, it incorporates one ounce of "pure, uncut cocaine (for the boost)."

These are the recipes and advice you'd receive from the Mizretti brothers, two fictional restaurateurs who just published an "encyclofoodia" and cookbook called FUDS.

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6:25pm

Fri April 3, 2015
Business

While Pay Holds Steady For Most, Low-Wage Workers Get A Boost

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 12:03 pm

McDonald's announced this week that it will pay workers in its company-owned stores $1 more per hour than the local minimum wage. Wal-Mart, Target and the parent company of Marshalls and TJ Maxx have also promised to boost wages for their lowest-paid workers this year.
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The vast majority of U.S. workers haven't seen any real wage gains since the recession. But that's starting to change, at least for low-income workers.

This week, fast-food giant McDonald's announced it will pay workers $1 more than the local minimum wage.

It joins some of the nation's other largest employers, including Wal-Mart, Target and TJX, the parent company of Marshalls and TJ Maxx. All say they will be boosting pay to at least $9 per hour this year, and some will go to $10 next year.

For Wal-Mart alone, that's a pay raise for half a million Americans.

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6:13pm

Fri April 3, 2015
World

Technical Details Of Iran Nuclear Deal Show Evidence Of 'Compromise'

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 6:42 pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Gary Samore, executive director for research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, about some of the technical details of the Iran nuclear deal announced Thursday.

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6:13pm

Fri April 3, 2015
World

Iran's President Calls Nuclear Deal An Important Step To Better Ties

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 8:14 pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times about Iranian reactions to the nuclear framework reached this week. President Hassan Rouhani called the deal an important step towards engaging with the world.

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5:09pm

Fri April 3, 2015
Shots - Health News

California Faith Groups Divided Over Right-To-Die Bill

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 6:54 pm

The Rev. Vernon Holmes leads a Lutheran congregation near Sacramento, Calif., that supports the state's right-to-die bill. He describes his faith as promoting quality of life.
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Clergy, more than a lot of people, come face to face with death regularly.

The Rev. Vernon Holmes, for example, leads a Lutheran congregation near Sacramento; the average age of members is 79.

His faith promotes quality of life, Holmes says. And that same faith leads him to challenge the status quo and injustice. His congregation belongs to an advocacy group called California Church Impact, which supports California's bill that would allow the terminally ill to end their own lives with medical assistance.

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4:29pm

Fri April 3, 2015
National Security

Negotiators Work To Sell Skeptics On Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 6:42 pm

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4:29pm

Fri April 3, 2015
Around the Nation

California's Ongoing Drought Hits Water Recreation Businesses

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 6:42 pm

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4:29pm

Fri April 3, 2015
Around the Nation

Storm-Ready Design Defends Hospitals Against Natural Disasters

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 6:42 pm

The 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo., destroyed the city's hospital and left the injured with almost no where to go for emergency services. With an increasing number of large-scale natural disasters, hospitals are incorporating new storm-resistant features into their designs.

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6:00pm

Thu April 2, 2015
Politics

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson Reacts To Tentative Iranian Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 7:27 pm

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And now for some reaction from Congress, I'm joined by Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. He serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Welcome to the program.

SENATOR RON JOHNSON: Good afternoon.

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6:00pm

Thu April 2, 2015
Religion

Muslims Will Outnumber Christians This Century, Pew Says

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 7:27 pm

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6:00pm

Thu April 2, 2015
National Security

Two Women Arrested In Bomb Plot, American Al-Qaeda Member To Face Charges

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 7:27 pm

Two women who were roommates in Brooklyn, N.Y., have been arrested in a homegrown terrorism plot. Separately, a man thought to be one of the highest-ranking Americans in al-Qaeda will face charges in the U.S.

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5:10pm

Thu April 2, 2015
Politics

Sen. Menendez Case Revolves Around Friendship With Florida Eye Doctor

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 7:27 pm

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4:37pm

Thu April 2, 2015
From Our Listeners

Letters: April Fools' Day, Adult Coloring Books

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 7:27 pm

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4:37pm

Thu April 2, 2015
Remembrances

Rev. Robert Schuller, 'Hour Of Power' Host, Dies at 88

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 7:27 pm

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6:34pm

Wed April 1, 2015
Shots - Health News

Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 2:12 pm

When it comes to an employee's mental health status, what does an employer need to know, or have a right to know?
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The horrifying crash last week of the Germanwings flight operated by Lufthansa has put a spotlight on what the airline knew — and what it should, or could have done — about its pilot's mental health.

Lufthansa could face unlimited liability, after the pilot allegedly brought the plane down deliberately. Here in the U.S., employment experts say monitoring employees' mental health status raises a thicket of complicated issues.

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5:12pm

Wed April 1, 2015
Law

Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 8:00 pm

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A grand jury has indicted Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey on federal corruption charges. Menendez made a brief statement to reporters after the indictment was announced.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDINGS)

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5:12pm

Wed April 1, 2015
Politics

Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Differs From Other States

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 8:00 pm

Nineteen other states have religious freedom laws, and there's even a federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Garrett Epps, professor of law at the University of Baltimore, who wrote about what separates Indiana's legislation from the others for The Atlantic.

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5:12pm

Wed April 1, 2015
Politics

Arkansas Governor Asks Legislators To Revisit 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 8:00 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told state lawmakers Wednesday they should either amend or recall a bill that's dubbed a "religious freedom" measure. The governor changed his stance after the business community and gay rights activists complained about the measure.

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4:39pm

Wed April 1, 2015
Politics

Republicans Face Backlash Over Indiana, Arkansas 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 8:10 pm

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4:39pm

Wed April 1, 2015
Planet Money

On April Fools' Day, Planet Money Tries Out Economics Jokes

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 8:00 pm

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4:39pm

Wed April 1, 2015
Law

Verdict Reached In Atlanta School Cheating Case

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 8:00 pm

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5:46pm

Tue March 31, 2015
Remembrances

Remembering Pop Singer Selena, 'The Queen of Tejano'

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 10:03 am

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She was and is still the queen of Tejano.

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5:46pm

Tue March 31, 2015
The Record

Jay Z's Music Service, Tidal, Arrives With A Splash, And Questions Follow

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 2:57 pm

Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West and Jay Z onstage at the Tidal launch event.
Jamie McCarthy Getty Images

Jay Z doesn't do anything small. His album drops feature entire new apps. His tours (with his wife, Beyonce, or collaborator Kanye West) gross hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide. So of course the launch of his recently acquired streaming music service, Tidal, would have to be just as big.

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5:46pm

Tue March 31, 2015
Politics

Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 10:03 am

"We must try as best we can to balance isolation and engagement, pressure and incentives, so that human rights and dignity are advanced over time," Obama said five years ago, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Even before he became president, Barack Obama was imagining the possibilities of a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran. His willingness to reverse decades of official U.S. hostility was one of the things that set Obama apart on the campaign trail.

"We have to have a clear break with the Bush-Cheney style of diplomacy that has caused so many problems," Obama told NBC's Meet the Press in November 2007.

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6:23pm

Mon March 30, 2015
U.S.

Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 8:15 pm

Homeowners sit in a conference room in Detroit's Cobo Center while waiting for their cases to be heard to avoid foreclosure from tax debts in Detroit on Jan. 29. This year, Wayne County officials sent out 62,000 foreclosure notices to city homeowners behind on property taxes.
Paul Sancya AP

In Detroit, tens of thousands of people are facing a deadline Tuesday that could cost some of them their homes. That's when homeowners have to make arrangements to either pay delinquent property taxes — or risk losing their home at a county auction.

When Detroit emerged from bankruptcy last year, it did so with a razor-thin financial cushion. It desperately needs every bit of tax revenue it can muster.

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6:23pm

Mon March 30, 2015
All Tech Considered

Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 10:22 pm

Google is doing test flights of its balloons carrying Internet routers around the world. Last June, a balloon was released at the airport in Teresina, Brazil.
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About 2 billion people on earth have a smartphone with a decent Internet connection, but 5 billion are largely or entirely offline, according to global figures by the ITU.

That gap is (surprise, surprise) a big opportunity for Silicon Valley. Google and Facebook are already on high-profile campaigns to connect the unconnected. And they're betting they can make billions of dollars getting people without electricity or toilets to pay for the Internet.

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6:23pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Race

Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system and the labor market, and what that means for the broader African-American community.

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5:14pm

Mon March 30, 2015
World

Bangladeshi Blogger, Known As Free-Thinker, Violently Killed In Dhaka

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 6:23 pm

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5:14pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Music

Review: Courtney Barnett, 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit'

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:51 pm

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5:14pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Law

Prosecution Rests Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 6:23 pm

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