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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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5:01pm

Mon March 9, 2015
Politics

U.N. Report: No Country Has Achieved Equality For Women

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 11:49 am

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (in white-and-blue vest) joins other leaders at the 2015 International Women's Day March at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on March 8 in New York City.
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Twenty years ago, then first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton made headlines with these words at September 5, 1995, at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing:

"If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference let it be that human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights once and for all."

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4:38pm

Mon March 9, 2015
Technology

Apple Reveals Details Behind Highly Anticipated Smart Watch

Originally published on Mon March 9, 2015 8:07 pm

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6:27pm

Sun March 8, 2015
Author Interviews

Author Explores The Ripple Effects Of A Kidnapping In Mexico

Originally published on Mon March 9, 2015 9:52 am

Emily Jan NPR

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho's new book Barefoot Dogs is billed as a collection of short stories, but it could easily be called a novel. Each piece provides a perspective on one horrific event: the abduction of the patriarch of a wealthy Mexican family by a drug gang.

Throughout the book, readers see how this affects children, grandchildren, mistresses and others, as the tragedy follows the family through exile in the United States and Europe

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5:25pm

Sun March 8, 2015
Health

People With 'Invisible Disabilities' Fight For Understanding

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 8:25 pm

Carly Medosch has conditions that cause intense fatigue and chronic pain. She took part in a 2014 Stanford Medicine X conference that included discussion of "invisible" illnesses.
Yuto Watanabe Stanford Medicine X

Some disabilities are more obvious than others. Many are immediately apparent, especially if someone relies on a wheelchair or cane. But others β€” known as "invisible" disabilities β€” are not. People who live with them face particular challenges in the workplace and in their communities.

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5:10pm

Sun March 8, 2015
Pop Culture

Ken Jeong: Doctor By Day, Comedian By Night

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 8:25 pm

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5:01pm

Sun March 8, 2015
U.S.

Anniversary March Commemorates Selma's Voting Rights Fight

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 8:25 pm

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6:55pm

Sat March 7, 2015
Movies

Movie Chains Balk At Netflix's Plan For Simultaneous Release

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:58 pm

Idris Elba stars as an African warlord in the forthcoming film Beasts of No Nation. Netflix recently purchased distribution rights for the film for nearly $12 million.
Jac Cheairs Red Crown Productions/Participant Media/Netflix

Beasts of No Nation is the story of a West African child who is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters. Actor Idris Elba portrays a brutal warlord who recruits the child soldier.

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6:04pm

Sat March 7, 2015
Sports

Remembering A Golden Era Of Undefeated College Basketball Teams

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 8:45 pm

Indiana coach Bobby Knight and his players Scott May and Quinn Buckner celebrate the championship win that capped their undefeated season in 1975-76. No team has matched the feat in the decades since.
Anonymous ASSOCIATED PRESS

Today, the Kentucky Wildcats sealed a perfect regular season with their 67-50 victory over the University of Florida, putting them one step closer to the first fully undefeated season in men's college basketball in almost 40 years.

Running the table in college basketball is very, very hard. But this Kentucky team has made it look possible.

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5:13pm

Sat March 7, 2015
U.S.

Remembering The Unsung Heroes Of Selma

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 8:45 pm

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5:13pm

Sat March 7, 2015
U.S.

Honoring The Selma March, Half A Century Later

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 8:33 pm

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The weather was peaceful 50 years ago today in Selma, Ala. - as peaceful as the crowd that had assembled to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on route to Montgomery. The civil rights movement was stopped in its tracks that day - empiric victory for local police.

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6:22pm

Fri March 6, 2015
U.S.

Part-Time Workers Struggle With Full-Time Juggling Act

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 8:05 pm

Note: Seasonally adjusted, in millions, for each February (2007-2015)
NPR Bureau of Labor Statistics

The cold weather did not hamper hiring last month. Employers added nearly 300,000 jobs to payrolls, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent.

Despite another strong report, there is little evidence that all the hiring is putting upward pressures on wages.

And there are more than 6.5 million people working part time who would like to have more hours.

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6:22pm

Fri March 6, 2015
Politics

Clinton, White House Play Delicate Dance As Emails Await Release

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 10:35 pm

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her mobile phone in March 2012 after her address to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters. While she's asked the State Department to quickly release her emails from her tenure as secretary, the process likely will take months β€” dragging out media coverage and critical questions.
Richard Drew AP

The State Department says it will work as quickly as possible to review the emails former Secretary Hillary Clinton turned over in 2014, but combing through all 55,000 pages could take months.

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5:30pm

Fri March 6, 2015
Commentary

Week In Politics: Clinton Emails, Ferguson Police Department Report

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:04 pm

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And now, a review of this week in politics with our Friday political commentators, E J Dionne of The Washington Post. Hey, E J.

E J DIONNE, BYLINE: Good to be with you.

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5:30pm

Fri March 6, 2015
Muslim Identity In Europe

Dresden Anti-Immigration Protests Cause Tension In Muslim Community

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:04 pm

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And I'm joined now by my colleague Audie Cornish, who's been reporting this week on Muslims in Western Europe. Audie, hi.

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Hey there, Melissa.

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4:29pm

Fri March 6, 2015
Sports

Pacquiao, Mayweather Fight Sparks Hopes Of Boxing Revival

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:04 pm

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4:29pm

Fri March 6, 2015
Remembrances

Albert Maysles, Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker, Dies

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:04 pm

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4:29pm

Fri March 6, 2015
World

Russian Democracy Activist Says Nemtsov's Death A Major Turning Point

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:04 pm

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6:27pm

Thu March 5, 2015
Shots - Health News

Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 9:21 pm

An interauterine device provides long-term birth control.
iStockphoto

A popular contraception program in Colorado is receiving criticism from conservative lawmakers who say that the program's use of intrauterine devices, or IUDs, qualify as abortions.

More than 30,000 women in Colorado have gotten a device because of the state program, the Colorado Family Planning Initiative. An IUD normally costs between $500 and several thousand dollars. Through the program women could receive one for free.

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5:35pm

Thu March 5, 2015
Code Switch

Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 12:28 pm

Eight-year-old TomΓ‘s Rocha, a third grader at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley, Calif., is among a handful of gender non-conforming students at the school.
Brett Myers Youth Radio

The first time I learned that gender could be fluid was in sex ed in the ninth grade. I remember the teacher mumbling under her breath that some people don't identify their gender with the biological sex they were born with.

At the time it didn't faze me because I'd never known anyone who'd talked about it or felt that way. But now, three years later, I have a 16-year-old classmate who's transgender. His name is Jace McDonald.

"That is the name I have chosen," Jace says. "It's what my parents would have named me if I was born biologically male."

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5:22pm

Thu March 5, 2015
Law

Many Question Lack Of Plea Deal In Boston Bombing Case

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 6:55 pm

The dramatic admission of guilt by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team in its opening statement Wednesday has generated questions about the trial now underway. Many are wondering why the government wouldn't accept a plea deal in exchange for life in prison, or why Tsarnaev wouldn't want to plead guilty to avoid graphic and disturbing testimony that he's not even contesting.

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5:22pm

Thu March 5, 2015
Animals

Animal-Rights Advocates Cheer End Of Elephants In Circus

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 6:55 pm

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2:19pm

Thu March 5, 2015
Law

Ferguson Police Begin Reform Following DOJ Report, Mayor Says

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7:47pm

Wed March 4, 2015
Shots - Health News

Justices Roberts And Kennedy Hold Key Votes In Health Law Case

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 9:28 am

Fans and foes of Obamacare jockeyed for position outside the Supreme Court Wednesday. Inside, the justices weighed arguments in the case of King v. Burwell, which challenges a key part of the federal health law.
Pete Marovich UPI/Landov

With yet another do-or-die test of Obamacare before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, the justices were sharply divided.

By the end of the argument, it was clear that the outcome will be determined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy. The chief justice said almost nothing during the argument, and Kennedy sent mixed signals, seeming to give a slight edge to the administration's interpretation of the law.

Judging by the comments from the remaining justices, the challengers would need the votes of both Roberts and Kennedy to win.

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7:37pm

Wed March 4, 2015
Parallels

Many French Muslims Find Lives Of Integration, Not Separation

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 9:11 am

Three women, two of them partially veiled, walk past a hijabs shop in Paris. The wearing of the veil has been a serious point of contention in France, with the government banning its use in public schools and the wearing of face-covering garments, including burqas and niqabs, in public.
Miguel Medina AFP/Getty Images

Excited children shout out the answers during a Sunday afternoon Arabic class at the grand mosque in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil. The mosque has thousands of worshipers and is one of the largest in Western Europe.

Aboubakar Sabri is a part-time imam there. During the week he runs a successful elevator-construction firm in Paris. Sabri came to France from Morocco in 1980 for doctoral studies at the Sorbonne, then stayed and raised three daughters.

He says Muslims can live perfectly well in French secular society.

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5:33pm

Wed March 4, 2015
Around the Nation

Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs β€” And More Oil Trains

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 8:29 pm

Proponents of the terminal plan say it would bring economic development to the Vancouver area, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Ore.
Conrad Wilson OPB News

America's oil boom is going through some growing pains. But despite the recent dip in oil prices, some segments of the industry are focused on long-term growth.

In southwestern Washington state, oil companies want to build the largest oil-by-rail terminal in the country at the Port of Vancouver, on the banks of the Columbia River.

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5:33pm

Wed March 4, 2015
Law

Clinton's Use Of Personal Email Could Hamper Archiving Efforts

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 2:01 pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives, about federal laws governing email. Until four months ago, officials could use personal email as long as they forwarded it to agency records.

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5:33pm

Wed March 4, 2015
Law

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Opens With Admission Of Guilt

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 8:29 pm

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4:30pm

Wed March 4, 2015
NPR Story

Monarch Butterfly Population Rejuvenated After Last Year's Record Low

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 8:29 pm

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4:30pm

Wed March 4, 2015
Science

Archaeologists Use Moles To Solve Mysteries Of Middle Ages' Fort

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 8:29 pm

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Moles get a bad rap. They dig tunnels destroying gardens and lawns.

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They're not particularly cute or cuddly - I mean, come on, there are games where the goal is to hit plastic moles on the head.

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4:30pm

Wed March 4, 2015
NPR Story

A Snowshoe Trek From An Adirondack Mountain Summit

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 8:29 pm

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