All Things Considered

Weekdays 4:00-6:00 PM
Melissa Block, 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. 

Genre: 

Pages

1:42pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Music Reviews

'Traces Of You': Anoushka Shankar's Memorial To Her Father

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 8:10 am

Anoushka Shankar's new album, Traces of You, comes out Tuesday.
Harper Smith Courtesy of the artist

When Indian music icon Ravi Shankar died last year, his daughter, sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar, was at work on her seventh album. The recording, Traces of You, became a kind of memorial.

Read more

1:38pm

Mon October 21, 2013
The Salt

Kansas Farmers Commit To Taking Less Water From The Ground

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 10:38 am

The long arms of pivot irrigation rigs deliver water from the Ogallala Aquifer to circular fields of corn in northwestern Kansas.
Dan Charles NPR

If you've flown across Nebraska, Kansas or western Texas on a clear day, you've seen them: geometrically arranged circles of green and brown on the landscape, typically half a mile in diameter. They're the result of pivot irrigation, in which long pipes-on-wheels rotate slowly around a central point, spreading water across cornfields.

Yet most of those fields are doomed. The water that nourishes them eventually will run low.

Read more

9:25am

Mon October 21, 2013
Parallels

Syria's Grinding War Takes Toll On Children

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 12:19 pm

Children play at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, where more than 120,000 Syrian refugees live. Roughly two-thirds are kids, many of whom have been traumatized by the violence in their homeland.
Cassandra Nelson Mercy Corps

Alexandra Chen, a specialist in childhood trauma, is on her way from the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to the southern town of Nabatiyeh, where she's running a workshop for teachers, child psychologists and sports coaches who are dealing with the Syrian children scarred by war in their homeland.

"All of the children have experienced trauma to varying degree," explains Chen, who works for Mercy Corps and is training a dozen new hires for her aid group.

Read more

4:08pm

Sun October 20, 2013
Books

For The Ultimate Getaway, Why Not South Sudan?

Originally published on Sun October 20, 2013 6:02 pm

Most people associate the Nile with Egypt, but the river also flows through South Sudan, where much of it is bordered by jungle. That makes it a excellent destination for rafting and wildlife enthusiasts, says travel guide author Max Lovell-Hoare.
Courtesy of Levison Wood/Secret Compass

With cooler temperatures approaching, you might be in the market for a perfect wintertime vacation. Maybe someplace sunny and warm, unspoiled by tourists, with beautiful views and rich culture.

To find all that, you might consider South Sudan. That's the suggestion from Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare, authors of the Bradt Travel Guide to the young country.

Read more

3:10pm

Sun October 20, 2013
All Tech Considered

What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?

Originally published on Sun October 20, 2013 6:02 pm

The RoboRoach device allows users to influence the movements of cockroaches with a smartphone.
Backyard Brains

Soon you'll be able to direct the path of a cockroach with a smartphone and the swipe of your finger.

Read more

Pages