All Things Considered

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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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9:20pm

Wed December 3, 2014
Law

Garner's Father Encourages Peaceful Protest On Staten Island

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:34 am

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AUDIE CORNISH: We head now to Staten Island. Jim O'Grady of our member station WNYC is near the spot where Eric Garner was arrested. And Jim, I understand that people have been gathering on the street since the announcement of the grand jury decision. Describe the scene.

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6:03pm

Wed December 3, 2014
Law

On The History Of Chokeholds In The NYPD

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:34 am

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5:55pm

Wed December 3, 2014
Fine Art

How Private Collectors Helped Make Miami An Art Destination

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:34 am

Anselm Kiefer's Sprache der Vogel belongs to one of Miami's best-known private collections.
Collection Martin Z. Margulies

Miami has a lot going for it. But as a young city, the one thing it doesn't have is a great, publicly owned art collection. (Though it recently built a $220 million art museum to house one.) What Miami does have is some great private collections of contemporary art that are open to the public. Those private collections helped attract Art Basel, a yearly event that turns Miami into a giant art fair. Every December, Art Basel draws top galleries, top buyers and tens of thousands of visitors.

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5:03pm

Wed December 3, 2014
Goats and Soda

A Tale Of Dueling Ebola Songs: One From Britain, One From Africa

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:34 am

TK
Courtesy of Jean-Christophe Nougaret/MSF

In separate recording studios and separate songs, two groups of international stars have harnessed the power of their voices to help raise awareness of Ebola.

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5:00pm

Wed December 3, 2014
History

25 Years Ago, Malta Summit Marked Unofficial End Of Cold War

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:34 am

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AUDIE CORNISH: Political press conferences sound pretty much the same, but we're going to look back at one that was historic.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Question to President Bush from the Izvestia newspaper.

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4:42pm

Wed December 3, 2014
Space

NASA To Test Orion Spacecraft For Long Future Missions

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:34 am

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6:43pm

Tue December 2, 2014
Business

Holiday Shoppers Are Filling Their Carts, Online

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 7:45 pm

Workers pack items Sunday at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, Calif. Cyber Monday online sales jumped 8.5 percent over 2013.
Noah Berger Reuters/Landov

This weekend, Will Falls decided to skip the local mall near Raleigh, N.C., and shop online instead.

"No standing in line, no finding a parking spot," he says. "Just get comfortable and go at it."

Millions of Americans did the same — Falls helped contribute to an 8.5 percent increase in online shopping Monday compared with 2013, according to data from IBM.

That growth stands in contrast to an 11 percent drop in sales reported by the National Retail Federation at brick-and-mortar stores over the Black Friday weekend compared with a year ago.

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5:36pm

Tue December 2, 2014
Shots - Health News

FDA Considers Allowing Blood Donations From Some Gay Men

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 11:50 am

Several countries, including Australia, Japan and Great Britain, already encourage blood donations from some gay men.
Kevin Curtis Getty Images/Science Photo Library

The Food and Drug Administration is considering revising a ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with other men.

An FDA advisory committee Tuesday mulled the issues raised by changing the policy, which has been in effect since the early 1980s.

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5:31pm

Tue December 2, 2014
Goats and Soda

One Village's Story: How Ebola Began And How It Ends

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 11:09 am

Each day, a nurse comes to this clearing outside Taylortown, Liberia, to sing a song of mourning, preparing the space for the next burial. So far nearly 100 people are interred here.
Kelly McEvers NPR

There's a clearing in the jungle in central Liberia that now serves as an Ebola burial ground. Every day, a woman who works as a nurse in the nearby Ebola treatment unit, or ETU, changes from her scrubs into traditional dress, walks into that clearing and sings a song of mourning.

The song is meant to prepare the space for the dead. There is a burial every day. So far, nearly 100 people have been buried in this clearing. Sixteen are from one village about 45 minutes away, a place called Taylortown, or Taylata in the local dialect.

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5:22pm

Tue December 2, 2014
Technology

3-D Printers Now On Sale At Your Neighborhood Home Depot

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 7:09 pm

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4:18pm

Tue December 2, 2014
Remembrances

Rolling Stones Saxophonist Bobby Keys Dies

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 6:24 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Saxophonist Bobby Keys was still a teenager when he started playing with his fellow Texan Buddy Holly and pop star Bobby Vee. Later, he joined up with the Rolling Stones. And for more than 40 years, Bobby Keys' powerful sax was a key part of their sound.

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4:18pm

Tue December 2, 2014
National Security

Ashton Carter Said To Be Front-Runner For Defense Secretary Nomination

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 6:54 pm

The White House is close to nominating someone to replace Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Ashton Carter, the former number two at the Pentagon, is said to be the front-runner. Several other top candidates withdrew their names from consideration in the past week. Carter, a former Rhodes Scholar, is known as a strong manager and an expert on many issues facing the department.

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4:18pm

Tue December 2, 2014
Book Reviews

Book Review: 'A Map Of Betrayal'

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 6:24 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Most spy thrillers are about coldhearted people betraying one nation for another. But a new novel from Ha Jin was inspired by spy who, when he was caught, insisted he was looking out for two countries. Alan Cheuse has a review of "A Map Of Betrayal."

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6:01pm

Mon December 1, 2014
All Tech Considered

Did You Hear? Going Viral No Longer Just For Videos, Memes

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 12:57 pm

The idea of a blog entry or a video going viral on the Internet is a feature of modern life — from the cute cat video to the articles about a politician's gaffe.

But, much to our disappointment here at NPR, rarely does a clip of audio go viral. Recently there have been a few exceptions, though it's unclear whether that's a fluke or a new age of viral audio.

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5:29pm

Mon December 1, 2014
Around the Nation

NAACP Organizes March From Ferguson To Jefferson City

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 6:28 pm

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5:29pm

Mon December 1, 2014
Around the Nation

Ohio State Football Player's Death Draws Attention To Head Injuries

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 6:28 pm

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5:29pm

Mon December 1, 2014
Around the Nation

White House To Launch Task Force On '21st Century Policing'

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 6:28 pm

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6:16pm

Sun November 30, 2014
Music Interviews

At 86, A 'Jazz Child' Looks Back On A Life Of Sunshine, Sorrow

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 6:43 pm

Jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan doesn't mind that, despite her critical acclaim, she's not a household name. "The people that respect what I do and hire me, that's all I need, you know?" she says. "I just need to keep doing this music as long as I live. "
Richard Laird Courtesy of the artist

Many fans first encountered one of the great voices in jazz as a whisper: Sheila Jordan made a quiet but lasting impression as a guest singer on pianist George Russell's 1962 arrangement of "You Are My Sunshine."

Since then, Jordan's career has taken her all over the world, and in 2012, she received one of the highest honors in jazz: she became an National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. Her music has soared, but her story starts with pain.

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5:29pm

Sun November 30, 2014
Global Health

Campaign Rallies Resume In Liberia, Raising Uncertainty Over Ebola Risk

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 12:54 pm

Supporters of the Congress for Democratic Change party take part in a meeting in Monorovia on Nov. 20 for the opening of political campaign activities for senatorial elections. Elections are due to take place on Dec. 16, after being suspended because of the Ebola epidemic.
Zoom Dosso AFP/Getty Images

In Liberia, the number of new cases of Ebola is going down, but the risk has not been eliminated. To help contain the disease, schools are set to be closed until March.

But a national Senate election, which was postponed once, is now set for mid-December. That means campaigning — which means crowds.

Back in August and September, when a hundred people were getting Ebola a day, Monrovia was a ghost town. Ebola treatment units were full and regular hospitals were closed. Some people died in the streets. A lot of people stayed home.

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5:08pm

Sun November 30, 2014
Environment

Taking Stock Of America's Toxic Sites And The Millions Living Near Them

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 11:12 am

An article in the December issue of National Geographic looks at toxic waste sites in the U.S. and the more than 49 million Americans who live near them. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with writer Paul Voosen about his piece.

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5:08pm

Sun November 30, 2014
Music News

Billboard Music Chart Marks First Major Change In 20 Years

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 6:43 pm

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5:08pm

Sun November 30, 2014
Research News

Examining The Myth Of The 'Superhuman' Black Person

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 6:43 pm

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6:29pm

Sat November 29, 2014
Business

Vinyl, Once Thought Dead, Makes A Comeback In The Digital Age

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 2:27 am

An employee demonstrates how a mother is checked for sound quality before it is duplicated during production at the Rainbo Records factory in Canoga Park, Calif. The vinyl record industry has seen an uptick in sales in recent years, keeping manufacturers like Rainbo busy.
Patrick T. Fallon Bloomberg via Getty Images

In the '90s, Rainbo Records owner Steve Sheldon wanted to keep his vinyl presses going.

Everyone thought he was crazy; they told him it was a dead format. But Sheldon was adamant.

"I actually said, many times, 'I think it will be around longer than CDs,' " Sheldon says.

Today, his Canoga Park, Calif., operation is massive. There are sound testing rooms, large printers for making labels and rows of workers stuffing sleeves. And then there are the actual presses themselves — 14 of them — giving off smoke and smelling of burnt rubber.

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4:57pm

Sat November 29, 2014
Around the Nation

Some Colleges Revisiting Admission Policies For Transgender Students

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 6:29 pm

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4:57pm

Sat November 29, 2014
Remembrances

Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 6:29 pm

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4:57pm

Sat November 29, 2014
Middle East

ISIS And The Corporatization Of Terrorism

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 6:29 pm

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6:22pm

Fri November 28, 2014
World

Black Friday Crosses The Pond

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6:15pm

Fri November 28, 2014
The Salt

From Humble Salt To Fancy Freezing: How To Up Your Cocktail Game

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 2:36 pm

Smoke and mirrors: Dave Arnold plays around with liquid nitrogen in a cocktail glass during his interview with NPR's Ari Shapiro.
Claire Eggers NPR

Dave Arnold can work some serious magic with a cocktail shaker. But he's no alchemist — Arnold, who runs the Manhattan bar Booker and Dax, takes a very scientific approach to his craft.

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5:40pm

Fri November 28, 2014
Found Recipes

A Boozy Parisian Pineapple That Tastes Like The Holidays

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:22 pm

Roasted pineapple
Alan Richardson Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

"It almost tastes like Christmas."

That's how Dorie Greenspan describes Laurent's Slow-Roasted Pineapple, a sweet, spicy and boozy dessert she's perfected after much trial and error. The dish, she says, is a "true found recipe," because it took a great deal of cajoling to pry it out of its creator, Laurent Tavernier.

Tavernier cuts hair in Paris, where Greenspan, author of Baking Chez Moi, has lived part-time for years. He's a great cook, she says — but while he would show her photos of his creations on his phone, "I could never get a recipe.

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4:53pm

Fri November 28, 2014
World

Details Emerge On American Commando Raid In Yemen

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:39 pm

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