All Things Considered

Weekdays starting at 4pm
Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel

In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.   Includes Stardate at 5:32pm

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5:23pm

Wed May 8, 2013
It's All Politics

With Texas Trip, Obama Tries To Steer Focus Back To Economy

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 5:27 pm

President Obama answers questions during a news conference on April 30.
Charles Dharapak AP

President Obama turns his attention back to his economic agenda Thursday when he travels to Austin, Texas, where he will visit a technology high school and a company that makes the machines that make silicon chips.

The White House says the trip is part of Obama's Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour. It also appears to be an effort by the president to get back to the issues Americans care most about.

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4:28pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Politics

Push To End Teens' Distracted Driving Targets Parents, Peers

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 4:55 pm

A screengrab from Brittany Anne Devasure's winning Project Yellow Light video, aimed at discouraging distracted driving.
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3:50pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Law

Reward For Christopher Dorner Will Be Split Four Ways

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 4:55 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish.

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2:58pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Shots - Health News

Why Bill Gates Thinks Ending Polio Is Worth It

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 3:28 pm

There's no better deal than getting polio cases down to zero, philanthropist Bill Gates says.
Marie McGrory NPR

Some critics say that ending polio has become Bill Gates' "white whale."

Why not just settle for the huge drop in polio cases that we've seen over the past decade and then spend money on other things that kill so many more kids, like diarrhea and malnutrition?

"Polio is special," Gates tells NPR's Robert Siegel on All Things Considered. "Once you get it done, you save $2 billion a year that will be applied to those other activities. There's no better deal economically to getting to zero."

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2:57pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Music Reviews

On Two New R&B Albums, An Old Soul Sound That Glows

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 4:55 pm

Charles Bradley was signed by Daptone Records partly because of a James Brown act he used to perform. His new album is Victim of Love.
Darren Bastecky Courtesy of the artist

It's tempting to describe the voices of Charles Bradley and

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