Arun Rath

Journalist Arun Rath is the host of All Things Considered on the weekends. Every Saturday and Sunday, Rath and the All Things Considered team offer an hour-long exploration of compelling stories, along with in-depth interviews, breaking news, cultural reviews and reports from NPR bureaus throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Rath comes to the role after distinguishing himself in public media as a reporter, producer and editor, most recently as a senior reporter for the PBS series Frontline and The World® on WGBH Boston. He began his journalism career as an NPR intern at an NPR call-in program called Talk of the Nation, eventually joining the staff and becoming the show's director after working on several NPR News programs during the 1990s. In 2000, he became senior producer for NPR's On the Media, produced by WNYC, where he was part of a team that tripled its audience and won a Peabody Award. He spent 2005 as senior editor at the culture and arts show Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC. Rath moved to television in 2005 to report and manage radio partnerships for Frontline; he also reports on culture and music for the PBS series Sound Tracks. At Frontline and The World®, Rath specialized in national security and military justice. He reported and produced three films for Frontline, the latest being an investigation of alleged war crimes committed by U.S. Marines in Haditha, Iraq.

In September 2013, All Things Considered on the weekends moved its broadcast operations from NPR's Washington, DC, studios to NPR West in Culver City, Calif. The new location offers the program expanded access to a whole new range of stories and sources drawn from the area's strong entertainment, international trade, science and technology industries. The move also provides NPR with a greater presence in the West, allowing it to respond even more quickly to news from the region.

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4:28pm

Sun July 26, 2015
Middle East

For Many Syrian Refugees, Life Must Begin Again In Lebanon

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:22 pm

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4:08pm

Sat May 23, 2015
Afghanistan

Notes On A Month Spent Embedded In Afghanistan

Originally published on Sat May 23, 2015 8:49 pm

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Our own producer, Rebecca Hersher, is just back from a six-week reporting trip where she was embedded with the Afghan army. Now she's back with me in the studio. Hi Becky, good...

REBECCA HERSHER, BYLINE: Hi.

RATH: ...To have you back.

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5:19pm

Sat April 11, 2015
Movies

Know That THX 'Sound' Before Movies? That's Actually 20,000 Lines Of Code

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 8:04 pm

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It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.

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3:57pm

Sun December 7, 2014
Music

50 Years Of John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 5:29 pm

John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.
Chuck Stewart Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

5:07pm

Sun October 26, 2014
Around the Nation

As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 9:03 am

Los Angeles' Skid Row contains one of the largest concentrations of homeless people in the United States.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall.

This is Skid Row, and compared to the affluent downtown areas that practically surround it, the area is like a different planet. Fifty blocks of sidewalk are jammed with people who live on the street, with all of their worldly possessions crammed into shopping carts and crates.

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