All Things Considered

Weekday Evenings 2-3, 3:30 - 5:30, & 6-7
Robert Siegel, Melissa Block, Audie Cornish
Jackie Fortier

Breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features.

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12:59pm

Thu August 2, 2012
Fire Restrictions

Rainfall Prompts Easing of Some Fire Restrictions

A firefighter mops up on ARP land following the High Park Fire
US Forest Service Creative Commons/Flickr

Recent rainfall along the Front Range and central mountains has reduced the fire danger enough that U.S. Forest Service officials are lifting Stage 1 fire restrictions in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and for the Pawnee National Grassland. That includes some of the forests burned by the High Park fire.

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12:32pm

Thu August 2, 2012
Environment

Closure Decision Upsets Colorado Cavers

Little brown bat with white-nose syndrome in Greeley Mine, Vermont, March 26, 2009.
Marvin Moriarty USFWS

12:11pm

Thu August 2, 2012
The Two-Way

48 Years After Divorce, Couple Is Giving Marriage Another Shot

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 4:39 pm

The happy couple. Lena Henderson and Roland Davis, who will marry again on Saturday.
David Duprey AP

As Lena Henderson says, she hadn't been expecting to remarry Roland Davis some 48 years after their divorce, but "you never know what tomorrow is going to bring."

All Things Considered today tells the touching story of how the two 85-year-olds are set to tie the knot again on Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y.

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11:56am

Thu August 2, 2012
Wildfires

Colorado Lawmakers Lobby for Wildfire Relief Funds

Cj Moore lost her home in the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs.
Kirk Siegler

Colorado’s congressional delegation is urging the federal government to expand disaster assistance funds to communities hit hard by this summer’s destructive wildfires. 

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5:09pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Music Reviews

The Very Best: A Band's Summer Escape With A Message

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 8:45 am

Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Swedish producer Johan Hugo met in a London thrift shop and soon became musical collaborators as The Very Best.
David Harrison

The high-tech pop intro to The Very Best's song "Kondaine" suggests a carefree summer party. There's Afropop uplift to the sound and Top 40 melodiousness to the vocal.

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