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

Wed September 28, 2011
Politics

Clyburn Discusses Obama's CBC Speech

Michele Norris speaks with South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, the Assistant Democratic Leader in the House, for reaction to President Obama's speech to the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday.

1:00pm

Wed September 28, 2011
From Our Listeners

Letters: Last Meals; Pen Pals

Melissa Block and Michele Norris read a correction about a story aired on Monday's program, and they read listener reaction to interviews in Tuesday's show about the end of last meal requests on Texas' death rows and pen pals who met for the first time in 51 years.

1:00pm

Wed September 28, 2011
Law

Loughner Appears In Court

Originally published on Wed September 28, 2011 5:04 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, Host:

In Tucson, Arizona, a federal judge has sent Jared Lee Loughner back to a prison hospital for more treatment. Loughner is the 23-year-old charged with the January shooting rampage in Tucson that killed six and left 13 wounded, among them Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner was in court today for a hearing to assess his competency to stand trial. A psychologist told the judge that Loughner's condition has improved with antipsychotic medication and that he could be made competent with more treatment.

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1:55pm

Tue September 27, 2011
Education

Senate President Calls for Emergency Audit of Online K-12 Schools

Colorado lawmakers are directing auditors to map out how they would assess the state’s online K-12 schools. Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer is expressing concerns over student failure rates at the schools.

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1:41pm

Tue September 27, 2011
Monkey See

DVD Picks: 'Ben-Hur'

Warner Home Video

Time for our movie critic Bob Mondello's suggestions for home-viewing. Today he's recommending a wide-screen 1950s epic that was specifically designed to draw people away from their TV sets: Ben-Hur.

Everything about Ben-Hur was big. Reeeeally big. The sound was stereophonic (which was new back then), the screen wider than all outdoors, and that chariot race — flat-out enormous.

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