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.




Sun July 3, 2011

CEO Salaries Continues To Rise

The economy is still on the road to recovery, but CEOs seem to be doing just fine. A new study reveals the median pay for a CEO at a top-200 company last year was $10.8 million, up 23 percent in just a year. P.J. Joshi of The New York Times discusses why CEOs get the ever-bigger bucks while most workers are barely staying even.


Sat July 2, 2011
Music Interviews

No Flow? Rap Rebirth Can Help

Jesse Kramer, 24, writes made-to-order rhymes for customers of his website, Rap Rebirth.
Courtesy of Jesse Kramer

If your flow has lost its get-up-and-go, you may need to call Jesse Kramer.

The 24-year-old runs a website called Rap Rebirth, where, for a fee, he offers custom rap lyrics in any style you chose — anywhere from a verse to an entire album. Kramer tells Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz that a wide range of artists use his services.

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Sat July 2, 2011
Author Interviews

In Race To South Pole, Scott Lost ... Or Did He?

A member of the Terra Nova Expedition (or British Antarctic Exploration team) travels by dogsled in front of a weathered iceberg, circa 1910 or 1911.
Herbert George Ponting The Library of Congress

The early 20th century was the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. Teams of explorers from multiple countries were fighting to be the first to reach the South Pole.

The man who would ultimately get there first — in December 1911 — was the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. He went with a small team and a pack of sled dogs. At the time it was seen as humiliating defeat for Britain and its team led by Robert Falcon Scott.

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Sat July 2, 2011
Music Interviews

The Golden Years Of Nigerian Boogie

Art from the cover of Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times and Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983.
Courtesy of Comb & Razor Sound

Between 1979 and 1983, Nigeria experienced a handful of watershed moments: an oil boom, the return of democracy after years of military dictatorship, and a lot of money flooding into the country. Creative industries — music in particular — responded in kind, and suddenly Nigeria was the right place to be at the right time for musicians all over Africa.

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Sat July 2, 2011
Music Lists

'Global Village' Picks Latin Classics, Reinvented

Mexican singer Magos Herrera mixes bolero and jazz in "Luz de Luna."
Courtesy of the artist

As he does every so often, Betto Arcos joins Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz to discuss some of the music he's been spinning on his KPFK world music program Global Village. This week, Arcos offers a handful of modern artists who have mined the long, intercontinental history of Latin music for source material and inspiration.

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