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 May 17, 2011

Snowmass Fossil Dig Resumes

Scientists have unearthed a bounty of rare Ice Age fossils from a reservoir near the resort town of Snowmass Village.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Last fall, construction workers discovered a fossil while expanding a reservoir outside Snowmass Village. Turns out that bone lead researchers to what’s become one of the world's most significant fossil discoveries, and Tuesday the Denver Museum of Nature and Science resumed the dig with plans to finish what they started.

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Tue May 17, 2011
Around the Nation

California Shows Signs Of Recovery

California is looking at a windfall. State revenues are up well beyond projections — $6.5 billion more than expected. Gov. Jerry Brown wants to use the money to stem proposed education cuts. But he also wants to move forward with his proposed tax increases.


Tue May 17, 2011

Obama Meets With Jordanian King

President Obama met with the King of Jordan at the White House Tuesday. The meeting comes ahead of a major speech on the Middle East and the Muslim world that Obama plans to deliver on Thursday. One day later, he confers with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Tue May 17, 2011

U.S. Reportedly Accelerates Talks With Taliban

Reports say that the U.S. is pushing harder to establish negotiations with the biggest faction of the Taliban in hopes of moving toward a political resolution to the war in Afghanistan. Michele Norris talks with Karen DeYoung of the Washington Post about the latest talks.


Tue May 17, 2011
Music Reviews

Those Darlins: Making Un-Country Noises

Those Darlins' latest album, Screw Gets Loose, finds the group moving toward harder-rocking material.
Veta&Theo Courtesy of the artist

The three women who front Those Darlins are all surnamed Darlin the way The Ramones were all surnamed Ramone. But the acoustic two-steps on their 2008 debut didn't sound very Ramones. True, "Wild One" talked the talk and "DUI or Die" hit pretty hard for a public-service announcement. But it was a relief when the lead and title track of Those Darlins' Screws Get Loose kicked off with some very un-country noises.

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