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Today, NPR's All Things Considered introduces a series about how a fractured media environment has fundamentally changed the way Americans experience culture. The first installment in the series features our program Alt.Latino: how our show came to be and how it speaks to this cultural divide.

Philadelphia is home to singer Amos Lee, but he says he feels most at home when he's making music on the road. On his new album, Mission Bell — and its song "Hello Again" — he keeps coming back to the idea that moving on means leaving things behind.

Back in August, a recording of Justin Bieber's "U Smile" went mega-viral on YouTube, earning over 1 million hits.

Many books have been written about the 40th president of the United States, but very few have come from those who knew Ronald Wilson Reagan best.

Ron Reagan, the former president's son, searches for the roots of his father's nature in his book, My Father At 100.

"It wasn't that I had in mind some particular thing that I wanted to say about him that other people hadn't said," Ron Reagan tells Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz. "I felt that the keys to my father's character would probably be found in his early life."

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The writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the bestselling author of "Purple Hibiscus" and "Half of a Yellow Sun," and she's also judging our current round of Three-Minute Fiction here on Weekends on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.

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Joyce DiDonato has the type of voice that can manage a wide variety of operatic characters — and not just the female ones. On her new record Diva, Divo, half of the arias she sings are for male characters.

"We call them 'pants roles,' " DiDonato explains, "because most of the time, I'm in pants. Occasionally, oddly enough, the boy [character] also has to dress up as a girl, but that gets very confusing."

Rome may have fallen hundreds of years ago, but much of the civilization the Romans built still dots the landscape today. One team of scientists recently unearthed a different kind of Roman artifact that may hold a strange clue to the empire's downfall.

A study of tree rings recently published in the journal Science provides evidence of climate shifts that, perhaps not coincidentally, occurred from A.D. 250 to 550, a period better known as the fall of the Roman Empire.

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We're back with ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

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