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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2:52pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Wilderness

Frozen Cows Present a Conundrum for Forest Service

Infinity pool at Conundrum Hot Springs
Chris Bartle Creative Commons/Flickr

The U.S. Forest Service is considering using explosives to dispose of a half-dozen frozen cows that died after getting stuck inside a cabin about nine miles from Aspen.

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2:48pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Environment

As Deadly Bat Disease Inches West, U.S. Forest Service Weighs Options on Colorado Cave Closures

A U.S. Forest Service worker stands in front of a closed cave in Missouri. This spring the deadly bad disease, White Nose Syndrome, was detected in Missouri, Delaware and Alabama.
USFWS/Ann Froschauer

The U.S. Forest Service says it’s weighing options when it comes to renewing a closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and four other states. The news comes as one environmental group is calling for even more closures in the West to prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome, which has killed millions of bats on the East Coast.

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2:34pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Planet Money

Pay Your Taxes: A Cautionary Tale

Originally published on Tue April 17, 2012 4:15 pm

Young Buck, 2004
Nick Ut AP

When IRS agents raided the house of rapper Young Buck, they seized all his things: his white leather dining chairs, his watches, his craps table, his tattoo kit. Even his refrigerator. The Nashville artist, who was once part of 50 Cent's G-Unit, owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes.

His lawyer, Robin Mitchell Joyce, said he thought Young Buck's taxes were being handled by his business manager. They weren't.

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2:11pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Music Interviews

Kat Edmonson 'Just Wasn't Made For These Times'

Originally published on Tue April 17, 2012 4:30 pm

"As usual, the party in my imagination is much grander than the actual one," Kat Edmonson says of the song "Champagne."
Courtesy of the artist

A lot of the songs on Kat Edmonson's new album, Way Down Low, have a timeless sound, due in part to her own timeless-sounding voice. But she isn't above revealing her influences: The song "Champagne," she admits, was crafted with a particular American songsmith in mind.

"I was trying to write a song like Cole Porter," Edmonson tells NPR's Melissa Block. "Me and a million other people are trying to write a song like Cole Porter."

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1:08pm

Tue April 17, 2012
My Guilty Pleasure

The Wrong Crowd: A Tale Of Teens Behaving Badly

Originally published on Wed April 18, 2012 8:26 am

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Meg Wolitzer is the author of a book for young readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman.

In reality, I may be a middle-aged woman with two nearly grown sons, but in my heart I am a teenage girl who has found herself pregnant and doesn't know what to do. For if you came of age, as I did, reading Paul Zindel's My Darling, My Hamburger, then you probably still feel that you know what it's like to be a high school student whose life almost derails.

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