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On May 3, 1971, at 5 p.m., All Things Considered debuted on 90 public radio stations.

In the 40 years since, almost everything about the program has changed, from the hosts, producers, editors and reporters to the length of the program, the equipment used and even the audience.

However there is one thing that remains the same: each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound.

All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Every weekday the two-hour show is hosted by Robert SiegelMichele Norris and Melissa Block. In 1977, ATCexpanded to seven days a week with a one-hour show on Saturdays and Sundays, currently hosted by Guy Raz.

During each broadcast, stories and reports come to listeners from NPR reporters and correspondents based throughout the United States and the world. The hosts interview newsmakers and contribute their own reporting. Rounding out the mix are the disparate voices of a variety of commentators, including Sports Commentator Stefen Fastis, Poet Andrei Codrescu and Political Columnists David Brooks and E.J. Dionne,

All Things Considered has earned many of journalism's highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the Overseas Press Club Award.

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5:29pm

Sun September 14, 2014
Media

How Should The Media Handle Beheading Videos?

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4:42pm

Sun September 14, 2014
My Big Break

Sergio Mendes On Jazz, Luck And 'The Magic Of The Encounter'

Originally published on Sun September 14, 2014 5:29 pm

The album Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 gave Mendes his first hit song, "Mas Que Nada," and his big break.
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As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

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4:10pm

Sun September 14, 2014
NPR Story

Bread Might Make Us Fat, But You Can Still Long For A Loaf

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4:10pm

Sun September 14, 2014
NPR Story

NFL Admits Players Are At Increased Risk Of Brain Injury

Originally published on Sun September 14, 2014 6:50 pm

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4:10pm

Sun September 14, 2014
NPR Story

Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

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Iowa's annual Harkin Steak Fry is the place to see and be seen for Democrats with presidential aspirations. The fundraiser is sponsored by Iowa senator Tom Harkin. This year's special guests - Bill and Hillary Clinton...

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4:10pm

Sun September 14, 2014
NPR Story

Tensions In Ukraine Increase As Cease-Fire Appears To Have Dissolved

Originally published on Sun September 14, 2014 5:41 pm

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10:48am

Sun September 14, 2014
Health

Surviving Steroids: The Dark Side Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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4:10pm

Sat September 13, 2014
NPR Story

Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies At 75

Originally published on Sun September 14, 2014 10:36 am

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4:10pm

Sat September 13, 2014
NPR Story

California Blue Whales On The Rebound, Study Says

Originally published on Sun September 14, 2014 10:46 am

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4:10pm

Sat September 13, 2014
NPR Story

Is It ISIS or ISIL? That Depends On Who You're Asking

Originally published on Sun September 14, 2014 10:41 am

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When President Obama announced new military action against the so-called Islamic State you may have noticed the term he used for the group...

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5:32pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Book Reviews

As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 7:12 pm

In my 20s I was living in London, and dating a Scotsman. A friend pulled me aside. "Read The Crow Road by Iain Banks," he told me. "It's the story of our childhood. Read this and you'll understand us."

The Crow Road is a darkly witty coming-of-age novel. It's set in the early '90s in a mostly realistic Scotland.

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3:31pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Middle East

Free Syrian Army Struggles To Maintain Control In Two-Front War

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 5:32 pm

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3:21pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Sports

Criticism Of NFL Grows In Wake Of Ray Rice Case

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 5:32 pm

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3:21pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Planet Money

When Investors Buy Alibaba Shares, They Won't Get What They Paid For

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 5:32 pm

When the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba goes public, it's going to the biggest public offering ever. When investors buy their shares, however, they won't be buying an ownership stake in Ali Baba's profitable websites. Instead, they will be buying shares in a holding company based in the Cayman Islands. It's illegal for Chinese Internet companies to accept investment from outside the country, but Alibaba has found an ingenious way to still get the $20 billion they want from outside investors.

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3:21pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Commentary

Week In Politics: Obama's ISIS Speech, Rand Paul

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 5:32 pm

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And for more now on this and other political developments, we turn to our Friday regulars, E.J Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution. Hey there, E.J.

E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you.

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