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.




Tue August 30, 2011
NPR Story

Abandoned: International Space Station?

Originally published on Tue August 30, 2011 4:11 pm


ROBERT SIEGEL, host: I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK: I'm Melissa Block, and this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.

SIEGEL: For nearly 11 years, we humans have had an uninterrupted presence on the International Space Station and that streak could be coming to an end. Last week, an unmanned Russian rocket loaded with supplies for the Space Station came crashing back to Earth. And Russia has now delayed future launches, pending an investigation of what went wrong.

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Tue August 30, 2011

Northern Colorado Town to Host Forum on Post Office Closure

The post office in Carr, Colorado, has been targeted for closure.
Wikimedia Commons

The Northern Colorado town of Carr will be hosting U.S. Postal officials tonight for a public forum. At issue is the proposed closure of the unincorporated rural town’s post office.

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Tue August 30, 2011
Music Interviews

J.D. Souther: A 'Natural History' Of Songwriting

J.D. Souther, who long worked with The Eagles, says there are no rules to crafting a great song.
Jeremy Cowart

As part of the thriving 1970s country-rock scene in Southern California, J.D. Souther collaborated on many of The Eagles' hits, including "New Kid in Town." Souther has jazz in his background — his father was a big-band crooner — and his new album, titled A Natural History, does have a stripped-down jazz feel. Souther wrote all of these songs, many of which became classics for other artists. Now he's gone back and reclaimed them.

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Tue August 30, 2011

Federal Mortgage Help Program Gets an Extension

NeighborWorks America

A program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure is being extended in Colorado and 26 other states.  The Emergency Homeowners Loan Program provides emergency bridge loans to those in danger of losing their homes because of economic hardship.

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Tue August 30, 2011
State Politics

Reapportionment and Redistricting - both are Tedious

Colorado Statesman

Colorado’s House and Senate districts are redrawn every ten years based on census data just like the state’s congressional districts. Reapportionment and redistricting efforts are underway – and both have their share of issues. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff for more.