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.

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1:00pm

Sat August 13, 2011
Election 2012

Iowans Pick GOP Favorites In Straw Poll

NPR's Don Gonyea is in Iowa reporting on the Republican straw poll.

1:00pm

Sat August 13, 2011
Election 2012

Gov. Perry Announces Run For President

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been quietly laying the groundwork for a run for the Republican presidential nomination. Last weekend, he headlined a prayer event in Houston that drew tens of thousands of worshippers. Saturday in Charleston, S.C., Perry announced that he is entering the race. Guest host David Greene talks with Julie Rose of member station WFAE.

1:00pm

Sat August 13, 2011
Analysis

Week In News: Federal Budget, Supercommittee

This past week, Congress selected the 12 members of its "supercommittee" to slash the federal budget by the end of November. Host David Greene speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the potential dangers of treating the federal budget the way families treat their own budgets.

1:00pm

Sat August 13, 2011
Analysis

Historian: Tax Law A Turning Point For Reagan

Thirty years ago today, President Ronald Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act, the first major tax cut during his presidency. Guest host David Greene talks with Reagan historian Douglas Brinkley about the act's legacy and how it still affects American discourse on taxation.

3:14pm

Fri August 12, 2011
Planet Money

'The End Of The Line For The Euro'

Here in America when we go to the beach, we read romance novels or mysteries.

France is different sort of place. Over the past few weeks, the French have been obsessed with an economic thriller called Terminus pour L'Euro — The End of the Line for the Euro. It was published in Le Monde, one of the biggest newspapers in France.

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