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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3:00pm

Fri June 24, 2011
Politics

Obama Announces Partnership To Create Factory Jobs

President Obama announced a new manufacturing partnership Friday with businesses and universities. It's designed to make U.S. factories more competitive — and boost the number of good-paying factory jobs.

3:00pm

Fri June 24, 2011
Commentary

Week In Politics: Deficit; GOP Presidential Field

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times.

1:38pm

Fri June 24, 2011
Politics

Douglas County Schools in the Middle of Lawsuit Alleging Unconstitutional Voucher Program

One Colorado school district has become the target of a lawsuit, charging that its voucher system is a loophole that would allow taxpayer money to go to religious schools.  It’s one of the topics our media partners and Colorado Public Television and Colorado Inside out are discussing.

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1:34pm

Fri June 24, 2011
Movie Interviews

Tom Hanks Fights Cynicism With Cinema In 'Crowne'

Back To School: Tom Hanks plays a middle-aged man who reinvents himself by enrolling at his local college after he loses his longtime job at a big-box company.
Bruce Talamon Universal

In his long Hollywood career, Tom Hanks has often played the hopeful character — so his latest film, about reinvention amid recession, isn't much of a stretch.

It's called Larry Crowne and in it, Hanks plays the ever-optimistic Larry, a loyal employee of a big-box store whose life gets turned upside-down when he's unceremoniously downsized. Underwater on his mortgage and suddenly unemployed, Larry decides to reinvent himself by heading off to community college, where he falls in with a colorful group of scooter-riding students and even develops a crush on his teacher.

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1:24pm

Fri June 24, 2011
Economy

Colorado Economists See Signs of Job Growth

Creative Commons

Colorado’s economic recovery is still very much tied to the national economy which has stalled in recent months – but there are small signs of improvement in the state’s job market.

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