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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5:03pm

Sun April 21, 2013
World

Rare Churchill Poem Fails To Sell At Auction

Originally published on Sun April 21, 2013 5:23 pm

A portrait of Winston Churchill in 1900, around the time he wrote "Our Modern Watchwords."
J.E. Purdy Library of Congress

Around the turn of the 19th century, before he became Britain's revered prime minister, a young Winston Churchill found himself in South Africa. He was serving in the Army and as a war correspondent covering the Boer War.

One day, he put a blue pencil to army-issued notepaper and conveyed his thoughts about the conflict in a 40-line poem. More than a century later, "Our Modern Watchwords" was discovered by a retired manuscript dealer.

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4:18pm

Sun April 21, 2013
All Tech Considered

Philly Turns Skyscraper Into Video Game Screen For Tech Week

Originally published on Sun April 21, 2013 5:23 pm

The Cira Centre, right, was illuminated Friday night with LED lights, transforming it into a giant screen to play the video game Pong.
Matt Rourke AP

4:04pm

Sun April 21, 2013
NPR Story

How Media Can Avoid Tripping Over Fast-Paced Developments

Originally published on Sun April 21, 2013 5:23 pm

Host Jacki Lyden speaks with Craig Silverman of the Poynter Institute about the problematic media coverage of the Boston bombings and other breaking news events. He discusses how journalists can avoid the all-too-common pitfalls when reporting on a developing story.

4:04pm

Sun April 21, 2013
NPR Story

So Many Trivia Questions And So Much Time In Wis. Contest

Originally published on Sun April 21, 2013 5:23 pm

The world's biggest trivia contest kicked off Friday night in Stevens Point, Wis. Its proportions are epic: For 54 hours straight, thousands of contestants worldwide call the radio station with answers to some 500 questions. Host Jacki Lyden gets the scoop from trivia host Jim "Oz" Oliva, who has run the contest for decades.

4:00pm

Sun April 21, 2013
Music

A Folk Singer Sets Sail, With The Bard At The Bow

Originally published on Sun April 21, 2013 5:23 pm

Amy Speace's latest album is called How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat.
Gina Binkley Courtesy of the artist

Before Amy Speace embarked on a career in music, the stage called her name. That's a good fact to keep in mind when listening to the actor-turned-folk singer's latest album, How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat.

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