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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2:00pm

Thu September 1, 2011
The Record

Reggae Loves Country: A 50-Year Romance

Beres Hammond onstage at Reggae Sunsplash in August of 1993. On Reggae Goes Country he sings "He Stopped Loving Her Today," most famously recorded by George Jones.
David Corio Redferns

VP Records is the largest distributor of reggae music, and Warner Music Nashville is a preeminent country label. What could the two have in common? This month, a joint album — Reggae's Gone Country.

Picture this: You're at a massive street dance in Kingston, Jamaica, and the speakers are blaring the latest reggae and dancehall tunes. But the crowd erupts when the DJ drops this one: Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler."

Surprised? Don't be, says veteran Jamaican reggae singer Freddie McGregor. He, like so many West Indians, is a huge country music fan. His favorite singer?

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1:08pm

Thu September 1, 2011

6:00am

Thu September 1, 2011
Fire Danger

Fire Danger Increases before Holiday Weekend

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Cooler weather is expected for Colorado going into the Labor Day weekend but there’s also a forecast for increased fire danger today.

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3:00am

Thu September 1, 2011
Four Mile Canyon Fire

One Year Later, Boulder Fire Victims Still Recovering

Kirk Siegler

One year ago this Labor Day Weekend, an errant spark from an unattended fire pit in Four Mile Canyon west of Boulder quickly became the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history burning 169 homes and damaging scores more.  It was an emotional and stressful time for thousands of people directly impacted by the Four Mile Canyon fire, for many, one year later, it still is.

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5:57pm

Wed August 31, 2011
Transportation

Obama Officials Tout Denver Rail Expansion

Courtesy of RTD

The Obama Administration’s top two transportation officials paid a visit to Colorado Wednesday to announce a billion dollar federal deal that will help finance Denver’s FasTracks passenger rail program, including the construction of a commuter line to the airport.

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