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

Tue July 26, 2011
Economy

White House Official Discusses Debt Ceiling Talks

Michele Norris speaks with Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy. They talk about the latest developments in the debt ceiling negotiations.

1:00pm

Tue July 26, 2011
Around the Nation

Living In A Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service released a list Tuesday of 3,700 post offices it is considering closing as part of an effort to become leaner and more competitive. For some ideas on what could become of vacant post office buildings, Michele Norris talks with Sarah Belhasen, a family physician who bought the old post office in her town of Paintsville, Ky., a decade ago. Belhasen turned the building into her home.

11:52am

Tue July 26, 2011
Elections

Lack of Candidates May Cancel Election

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A lack of challengers for four open seats on the Greeley City Council – including the office of Mayor – may force the city of Greeley to cancel its municipal elections this fall.

It’s believed that would be a first for Greeley. But after 21 years of working in elections City Clerk Betsy Holder says it’s still a bit premature.

“We’ve got until August 22 – almost a full month for folks to throw their hat into the ring and indicate an interest if they’d like to run for office,” says Holder.

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3:44pm

Mon July 25, 2011
Music Reviews

Teddybears: Enigmatic Troublemakers

Teddybears.
Chrissy Piper Courtesy of the artist

The Stockholm production trio Teddybears aren't really a band as that term is usually employed. They rarely play live and prefer to hire more personable performers to front their tracks. In the past, they've been known for mild, electronically treated vocals on mild, electronically treated dance songs. But on their newly released album, Devil's Music, they like things much livelier.

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3:31pm

Mon July 25, 2011
Politics

Gardner, Tipton Not Worried about Threats of Default

Capitol News Connection

Members of Congress are hoping to avert public panic as the country is now just a week away from defaulting on its debt for the first time ever. But the message from freshmen Republican members of Colorado’s delegation is “don’t worry.”

Eastern Colorado Representative Cory Gardner says he wants to reassure people that Congress will not let the nation’s economy implode.

“This country will not default. The president will make the determination on what to do if there is no agreement but we will not default. This congress, we will come to a solution,” says Gardner.

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