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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1:00pm

Wed March 14, 2012
Sports

Western Kentucky Surprises At NCAA Tournament

Originally published on Wed March 14, 2012 8:10 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Basketball fans in Bowling Green, Kentucky are celebrating an amazing come-from-behind victory. It happened last night in the opening game of the NCAA tournament. President Obama and the British prime minister had front row seats, as the Hilltoppers came back from 16 points down to beat Mississippi Valley State.

From member station WKYU, Joe Corcoran has reaction from Bowling Green.

JOE CORCORAN, BYLINE: Even veteran announcer Jim Nantz couldn't contain of his excitement at the end of the game.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

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3:54pm

Tue March 13, 2012
Economy

Federal Reserve Releases Bank 'Stress Test'

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

The Federal Reserve has released the results of its much-anticipated stress test of the nation's biggest banks. The Fed says most of the nation's 19 biggest financial institutions passed the tests, although four did not. To find out what this means, we turn to NPR's Jim Zarroli. Jim, first, why is the Fed running stress tests? What are they supposed to show about the banks?

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3:24pm

Tue March 13, 2012
Environment

Udall, Bennet Disappointed by Senate Wind Tax Vote

The US Senate has rejected the latest attempt to extend a popular wind energy production tax credit, even as wind power companies in states such as Colorado are threatening mass-layoffs if the credit goes away as it’s scheduled to at the end of the year.

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3:19pm

Tue March 13, 2012
Music Interviews

New Film Takes An Intimate Look At School Bullying

Originally published on Thu March 15, 2012 11:44 am

Road Rage: As documented in Bully, the school bus is a prime venue for students who target other students for verbal and physical abuse.
Weinstein Co.

The documentary Bully follows several middle- and high-school students who are different, awkward or for some other reason the targets of bullying. One of the kids at the center of the film is Alex, from Sioux City, Iowa.

In the film, Alex, a small boy, says people think he's not normal, and most kids don't want to be around him. And some kids at his school, or on the school bus especially, make his life miserable.

Director Lee Hirsch says Alex immediately struck him as someone who was having a hard time β€” and no one seemed to notice or really care.

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3:18pm

Tue March 13, 2012
Election 2012

Tea Party Spawns New Effort Against Voter Fraud

Originally published on Thu March 15, 2012 11:44 am

Reagan George is the founder of the Virginia Voters Alliance.
Pam Fessler NPR

As part of a new campaign, dozens of citizen groups around the country are searching voter registration lists, looking for problems.

They're also training poll watchers to monitor this fall's elections.

Leaders of the effort β€” spawned by the Tea Party movement β€” say they want to make sure that elections are free from voter fraud. But critics say it's part of a campaign to suppress the votes of minorities, students and others who tend to vote Democratic.

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