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.




Thu October 6, 2011

Jobs Admirers Converge On Apple Stores

Across the world, admirers of Apple Computers are constructing impromptu shrines outside Apple Stores. Guy Raz hears from people in Santa Monica, Calif., and Washington, D.C., about what Apple means to them.


Thu October 6, 2011

Nazaryan: Americans Don't Deserve Literature Nobel

Guy Raz, talks with Alexander Nazaryan about his rant in, excoriating the American literary world. He explains that Americans don't deserve a Nobel Prize because their work is too interior. Nazaryan is on the editorial board of The New York Daily News.


Thu October 6, 2011
Music Interviews

Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place

Thom Yorke at Radiohead's Sept. 28 concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York.

Kevin Mazur WireImage

Radiohead's first hit, "Creep," was everywhere in 1993. The band could have reacted as many other modern-rock acts did in the '90s: by repeating the same old sound, album after album, before fading into the background. Instead, the group made each record a reinvention, from the spare and haunting Kid A to In Rainbows, which sounded, well, sexy. It's all helped make Radiohead one of the most inventive and important bands in the world.

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Thu October 6, 2011

Boulder Looks for Solutions to Clean Energy Loan Impasse

Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor helped develop the county's local PACE effort dubbed the "Climate Smart Loan Program"
Photo by Kirk Siegler

As part of our series examining the roadblocks in front of clean energy last year, we told you about a popular clean energy loan program in Boulder County that had been abruptly halted as a result of actions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The two mortgage giants had suddenly declared they would not buy home mortgages with so called “PACE” loans attached to them.  But a recent court ruling in California might change that, if Congress doesn’t act even sooner. 



Thu October 6, 2011

Ski Area Recreation Act Would Expand Summer Activities for Resorts

Under the Ski Area Recreation Opportunity Enhancement Act, ski resorts would be allowed to expand summer activities on U.S. Forest Land to include mountain biking terrain.
Creative Commons

A bill that would make it easier to create off-season jobs in resort communities has cleared the U.S. House of Representatives and is now headed to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

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