All Things Considered

Weekday Evenings 2-3, 3:30 - 5:30, & 6-7
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Jackie Fortier

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1:00pm

Thu October 13, 2011
NPR Story

Hero Of Computer World Dennis Ritchie Dies

An unsung hero of the computer world has died. Dennis Ritchie created the C language — which is the foundation for most computers, including the iPad and iPhone.

1:00pm

Thu October 13, 2011
NPR Story

'The Mountaintop' Opens On Broadway

Thursday is opening night for Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play about Martin Luther King Jr. and his encounter with a chamber maid in Memphis the night before his assassination. Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, The Mountaintop is probably the most anticipated play of the fall season.

6:00am

Thu October 13, 2011
Environment

San Juan Wilderness Bill Gains New Supporter

Wikimedia Commons

A bill that would designate about 33,000 acres as wilderness in Western Colorado has gained support from another group promoting the outdoors.

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2:56pm

Wed October 12, 2011
The Salt

Facing Planetary Enemy No. 1: Agriculture

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 6:43 am

Early morning view of an automated irrigation system in on a farm in Sudlersville, MD

Cliff Owen AP

For the past 200 years, ever since Thomas Malthus published his Essay on the Principle of Population, big thinkers have been wondering whether Earth-dwellers will eventually run out of food.

Today, a global group of scientists released a fresh look at the question. They add a different, environmental twist to it. Can we feed the world without destroying the environment?

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1:00pm

Wed October 12, 2011
The Record

Death Metal, Vernacular And Tradition: The Music Scene In Taiwan

Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 4:27 pm

A Moving Sound. YunYa Hsieh stands at the center, Scott Praire sits to the right.

Courtesy of the artists

Taiwan might be known to most Americans for its export economy, but it's also been importing musical styles — from avant garde jazz to hip-hop. I first learned about Taiwan's thriving music scene from Joshua Samuel Brown. He's a travel writer who authored the last two editions of Lonely Planet: Taiwan.

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