All Things Considered

Monday through Friday on News and Talk and News and Classical 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

On May 3, 1971, at 5 p.m., All Things Considered debuted on 90 public radio stations.

In the 40 years since, almost everything about the program has changed, from the hosts, producers, editors and reporters to the length of the program, the equipment used and even the audience.

However there is one thing that remains the same: each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound.

All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Every weekday the two-hour show is hosted by Robert Siegel, Michele Norris and Melissa Block. In 1977, ATC expanded to seven days a week with a one-hour show on Saturdays and Sundays, currently hosted by Guy Raz.

During each broadcast, stories and reports come to listeners from NPR reporters and correspondents based throughout the United States and the world. The hosts interview newsmakers and contribute their own reporting. Rounding out the mix are the disparate voices of a variety of commentators, including Sports Commentator Stefen Fastis, Poet Andrei Codrescu and Political Columnists David Brooks and E.J. Dionne,

All Things Considered has earned many of journalism's highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the Overseas Press Club Award.

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Around the Nation
2:28 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Despite Spotlight On Police Shootings, Incidents With Latinos Often Forgotten

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 1:30 pm

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Around the Nation
2:28 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

As Lightning Strikes Spike, Myth-Busting Often Means Safety

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 6:42 pm

Deaths from lightning strikes are up sharply this year, according to the National Weather Service. Here are some myths about lightning, or avoiding it, and tips on how to actually stay safe.

This story initially aired on July 17, 2015 on Morning Edition.

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News
2:14 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Amid Lingering Skepticism, A Primer On What Bland's Autopsy Can Tell Us

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 4:42 pm

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Around the Nation
2:12 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

At Sandra Bland's Funeral, Mourners Say 'It's All About Social Justice'

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 3:36 pm

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Law
5:36 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Eligible For Parole In November

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National Security
2:19 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Saudi Arabia Softens Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 5:22 pm

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Parallels
2:09 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

A shop owner arranges his goods in central Athens on Monday. Greek banks have reopened, but capital controls remain in place.
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Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 6:09 pm

This week the Greek Parliament approved a set of reforms it hopes will lead a new bailout. The country remains under strict capital controls that bar people from sending money abroad. In a country that imports much of what it uses and eats, that's having a debilitating effect on the economy.

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Around the Nation
2:09 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Theater Shooting Highlights High Rate Of Gun Deaths In Louisiana

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 5:22 pm

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After last night's shooting in Lafayette, La., Governor Bobby Jindal also said this...

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U.S.
1:28 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden'

Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 5:22 pm

It's high summer, and for a lot of us that means it's time to go camping. This summer, we're celebrating one particular camping trip.

Way back in 1858, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great philosopher and poet, set out into the Adirondack Mountains in New York. On the famous journey, he took with him some of the most famous artists, scientists and thinkers of his day.

This year, I set out early in the morning in my canoe with a company of my own: environmental activist and writer Bill McKibben and our guide, Mike Carr with the Nature Conservancy.

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Africa
1:28 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Obama Embarks On First Trip To Kenya As President

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 6:04 pm

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