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Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by almost 13 million* people on nearly 700 radio stations each week, All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America. Guy Raz hosts a one-hour edition of the program on Saturday and Sunday.

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Politics
2:57 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Monica Lewinsky Redefines Her Story In Anti-Cyberbullying TED Talk

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 3:58 pm

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Law
2:48 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Prosecutor Apologizes For Putting Innocent Man On Death Row

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 3:58 pm

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Law
1:42 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Police Suspend Inquiry Into University Of Virginia Sexual Assault Case

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 4:08 pm

The Charlottesville, Va., police chief cited a lack of evidence to support the alleged incident that was publicized in a Rolling Stone magazine article. The story influenced a national dialogue on campus sexual assault, but Rolling Stone's reporting later came into doubt.

Around the Nation
1:42 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Philadelphia Police Must Change Tactics, Justice Department Says

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 4:05 pm

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World
1:42 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

In Royal Goodbye, Hundreds Line Up To See King Richard III's Coffin

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 3:58 pm

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U.S.
3:15 pm
Sun March 22, 2015

In New York, Support Grows For Keeping Teens Out Of Adult Prisons

In December, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio met with youth offenders at alternative housing on Rikers Island. A new state proposal would spare teens younger than 18 from serving time in adult prisons.
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When Charles Nuñez was 17 years old, he was arrested in New York for carrying a handgun that he says he was trying to sell in Harlem. As state law requires, he was prosecuted as an adult and sent to Rikers Island, New York City's notorious prison, where he says he was quickly targeted by older men who wanted to steal his boots and his commissary money.

"One night, when we were locking in to go to sleep, some dude just hit me while I was walking toward my cell," Nuñez says. "He basically ... knocked me out, because I, like, blacked out."

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SXSW Music Festival
3:15 pm
Sun March 22, 2015

From Kate Tempest To Torres, Female Artists Shone At SXSW

The crowd was all smiles during NPR Music's showcase at this year's South By Southwest music festival. We can't send you back in time to hear the shows, but you can listen to some of Bob Boilen's favorite performers from the festival.
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Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 5:16 pm

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Environment
3:15 pm
Sun March 22, 2015

In California's Fourth Year Of Drought, New Regulations and $1 Billion In Relief

Originally published on Sun March 22, 2015 7:49 pm

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Music
3:27 pm
Sat March 21, 2015

'We Wanted To Entertain': Jon Spencer On 25 Years In New York

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
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Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 5:21 pm

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's new album, Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015, is all about New York City. As leader Jon Spencer explains, it was time to pay homage to the city the band has called home for almost 25 years, even though his love for the place is complicated.

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Author Interviews
3:01 pm
Sat March 21, 2015

Thanks To Chance (And Craigslist), A Writer Becomes A Carpenter

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Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 12:22 pm

Nina MacLaughlin always knew she wanted to be a writer. She studied English and classics in college, and after graduation, she landed a great job with Boston's weekly alternative newspaper, the Boston Phoenix.

But after a few years of editing the newspaper's website, the drudgery began to hit her. It involved so much clicking, she says, and so many empty hours scrolling through the Internet. It didn't feel like how she wanted to spend her life.

And then came the low point: web producing a "listicle" of the world's "100 Unsexiest Men."

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