All Things Considered

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

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1:00pm

Fri March 16, 2012
Afghanistan

Soldier Accused Of Killing 16 Afghans Headed To U.S.

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

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11:06am

Fri March 16, 2012
Planet Money

Why Are Some Countries Rich And Others Poor?

Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 3:37 pm

Haiti's brown landscape contrasts sharply with the rich forests of its neighbor Haiti-Dominican Republic Border, South Of Dajabon, Dominican Republic.
National Geographic/Getty Images

Why are some nations rich and others poor? In a new book called Why Nations Fail, a pair of economists argue that a lot comes down to politics.

To research the book, the authors scoured the world for populations and geographic areas that are identical in all respects save one: they're on different sides of a border.

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10:35am

Fri March 16, 2012
Opinion

The Wisdom Of Faith: What Religion Can Teach Us

Originally published on Fri March 16, 2012 9:03 pm

These stained glass church windows decorate the walls of the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.
Patrick Stollarz AFP/Getty Images

Alain de Botton is the author of Religion for Atheists.

A survey published in the U.K. in January predicted that within 20 years, the majority of the British population will define themselves as having no religion. In the British isles, religion has become something of a sideshow, even a joke. Remember that this is the land that gave us The Life of Brian. Even the BBC has caught on with a satirical series called Rev., about a hapless comedic clergyman who has no faith but has a strong inclination to be good.

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2:49pm

Thu March 15, 2012
Politics

Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force Mission Questioned

A drill rig operating in the city of Greeley, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

One Republican member of a governor-appointed task force on oil and gas drilling says the panel is little more than political cover for state leaders who don’t want to deal with the controversial issue of fracking – and its spread into populated areas along the Front Range.

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5:00am

Thu March 15, 2012
Environment

Polis Calls for More Drilling Regulations

Rep. Polis met with Erie resident Rob Brueke Wednesday who's concerned about the proximity of drill rigs to his land.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Congressman Jared Polis says the state of Colorado isn’t doing enough to regulate oil and gas drilling as it spreads into densely populated neighborhoods along the Front Range.

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