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.

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Author Interviews
3:48 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

The Other Rock History

Singer Ian Curtis on stage in 1980 with Joy Division, whose song "Transmission" is among those explored in Greil Marcus' book The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs.
Rob Verhorst Redferns

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Animals
3:37 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

Mike Rowe scubas in protective underwater gear as he hosts an episode of Discovery Channel's "Shark Week." Critics say sensationalized wildlife documentaries, like some of those broadcast during Shark Week, do more harm than good.
Claudia Pellarini AP

This summer's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel was the highest-rated in the special's 27-year history. But that success has also brought complaints.

The network has been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with "documentaries" that advance dubious theories — or are entirely fake. Discovery Channel has aired specials about everything from mythical monster sharks in Louisiana's rivers to long-extinct Megalodons supposedly still swimming the seas.

And Discovery Channel isn't alone. Animal Planet has run fake documentaries on mermaids.

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Sports
2:29 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Len Elmore: Black Athletes Need To Speak Out About Ferguson

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 3:07 pm

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Middle East
2:29 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Saavy PR Campaign Has Lured Many To Fight In Syria's Civil War

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 3:07 pm

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Business
2:29 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Beware: Your Uber Ride May Come With A Side Of Oversharing

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 3:07 pm

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