All Things Considered

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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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World
1:28 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Turkey Opens Airspace For U.S. Operations Against Islamic State

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

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Health
3:14 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

What If Chemo Doesn't Help You Live Longer Or Better?

For best quality of life, many cancer patients who can't be cured might do best to forgo chemo and focus instead on pain relief and easing sleep and mood problems, a survey of caregivers suggests.
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Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:10 am

Chemotherapy given to patients at the end of life often does more harm than good, according to a study that calls into question this common practice.

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Politics
3:14 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

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Politics
3:14 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Obama Actions Would Likely Protect Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants

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Sports
1:58 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

British Cyclist Chris Froome Leads As Tour De France Enters Final Days

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 3:14 pm

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Around the Nation
1:58 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn., Church Bells Ring Out In Honor Of Killed Service Members

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 3:14 pm

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Today in Chattanooga, Tenn., a somber moment.

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Late this afternoon, several churches and chapels rang their bells.

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Africa
1:58 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Nigerian President: U.S. Refusal To Provide Weapons Aides Extremism

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 4:10 pm

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Remembrances
3:21 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Doctorow Wove Fact And Fiction To Imagine America As It Could Be

The way E.L. Doctorow told it, the phrase "historical novel" is something of a misnomer when it comes to his writing. "I think really of myself as a national novelist; I am an American novelist writing about my country."
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Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 4:35 pm

E.L. Doctorow used to tell a story about a journalism class he took as a high school student in the Bronx. As he told NPR back in 2003, he wrote a profile of a doorman at Carnegie Hall who was beloved by all the performers there. His teacher, apparently, loved the story so much, she wanted to publish the story in the school paper — so she told Doctorow to get a photo of the man.

There was just one problem.

"I hadn't expected that kind of enthusiasm," Doctorow recalled, "and I said, well, 'Not exactly, there is no Carl.' I made him up."

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Media
3:21 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

'Washington Post' Urges U.N. To Help Free Reporter Held In Iran

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 4:26 pm

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Arts & Life
1:57 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

The Story Of South Korea Told Through One Cartoonist

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 3:40 pm

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