All Things Considered

Weekday Evenings 2-3, 3:30 - 5:30, & 6-7
Robert Siegel, Melissa Block, Audie Cornish
Jackie Fortier

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4:10pm

Sun May 8, 2011
Afghanistan

NATO: Bin Laden Death Won't Alter Afghan Mission

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan will not change the alliance's mission in Afghanistan.

Rasmussen tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered, that bin Laden's death is "a major blow to international terrorism."

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3:12pm

Sun May 8, 2011
Author Interviews

Jewish Slave Owners No Fiction, Though This Book Is

All Things Considered book critic Alan Cheuse has spent more than two decades reviewing other people's work. Now, he's putting himself under the critical microscope with a new novel, Song of Slaves in the Desert.

It's the story — two intertwined stories, really — of a slave-owning Jewish family in South Carolina before the Civil War and a slave girl growing up on their rice plantation.

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5:36pm

Sat May 7, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed

Videos Reveal Osama Bin Laden's Life In Hiding

The Pentagon released five short videos on Saturday that were recovered from the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden had been living — and was killed. NPR's Rachel Martin tells host Guy Raz that the videos and other correspondence found at the compound in Abbottabad indicate that bin Laden was still a tactical leader for al-Qaida.

5:36pm

Sat May 7, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed

Fallows: Bin Laden Death Allows U.S. To Change Course

The new videos from Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound show an al-Qaida leader seriously concerned about his image. Host Guy Raz discusses those videos with James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic. They also talk about whether the polling surge President Obama experienced after the killing can last through the next presidential election.

5:36pm

Sat May 7, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed

Republicans May Be Rethinking Medicare Overhaul

After pushing for an overhaul of Medicare, Republicans may be backing off their proposal to revamp the entitlement program. "On Thursday there seemed to be signals from some top leaders, that Republicans knew it couldn't pass," NPR's Julie Rovner tells host Guy Raz. Rovner goes on to say that "Democats are kind of enjoying watching Republicans squirm on the Medicare issue."

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