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Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by almost 13 million* people on nearly 700 radio stations each week, All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America.

Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block , Robert Siegel, and Audie Cornish present breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features.

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Latin America
2:51 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Why Are Fewer Mexicans Crossing The U.S. Border?

Originally published on Fri January 2, 2015 4:23 pm

More non-Mexicans were apprehended at the southern border than Mexicans in 2014 and apprehensions of Mexicans have fallen to a historic low. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Jeff Passel of the Pew Research Center.

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Europe
2:51 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Migrants On Cargo Ships Often Know Crew Will Abandon It

Originally published on Fri January 2, 2015 4:23 pm

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Middle East
2:51 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

After Uprising, A Struggle To Restore Tunisia's Ancient Emblems

Originally published on Fri January 2, 2015 4:23 pm

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The Two-Way
6:40 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo Dead At 82

New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, appearing on a live call-in radio show in New York, Nov. 14, 1991, said he wouldn't be able to make a decision on his presidential candidacy until he had solved problems with the state budget. The standoff with the Legislature ultimately ran beyond the New Hampshire primary, preventing Cuomo from launching a bid.
Ron Frehm AP

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 11:41 am

Mario Cuomo, who served as governor of New York from 1983 to 1994 and passed on running for president in 1988 and 1992 despite intense pressure from the Democratic Party, died today at the age of 82, his son CNN host Chris Cuomo confirmed to the network.

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Business
4:02 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Tesla Battery Factory Could Be A Boon For Nevada

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 8:34 pm

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada for its massive battery factory in exchange for one of the biggest incentives packages in recent history. The factory will be built in a rural area about an hour east of Reno with little infrastructure and years of high unemployment. Small communities are scrambling to prepare for a wave of speculators, businesses and people.

These story first aired on Morning Edition on Dec. 29, 2014.

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The Salt
3:43 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

A 40-Day Vegan Fast, Then, At Last, A January Christmas Feast

Abebe, the owner of Abyssinia, a popular Ethiopian eatery in Nairobi, Kenya, shows some of the foods permitted during the pre-Christmas fast. Orthodox Ethiopians typically eat just one vegan meal per day for 40 days before the Christmas feast on Jan. 7.
Gregory Warner NPR

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 2:48 pm

An Ethiopian kitchen can be a place of both succulence and self-denial.

In the kitchen of Abyssinia, a popular Ethiopian eatery in Nairobi, the owner, Abebe, demonstrates how his cook prepares the dish called kitfo. It's raw minced beef whipped together with cardamom and chili and a spicy butter, with a texture and taste closer to delicate cheese than to steak tartar.

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Digital Life
2:38 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

The Best Of The Internet In 2014

Originally published on Fri January 2, 2015 9:11 am

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Sean Rameswaram, host of the weekly pop culture podcast, Sideshow, about his top picks for the best of the Internet in 2014.

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Food
2:38 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

To Prevent A Hangover, Develop A Pre-Drinking Plan

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 8:34 pm

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Latin America
2:24 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

In Brazil, Plastic Surgery Seen As A Right, Not A Privilege

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 8:34 pm

With January first marking the start of many people's self-improvement projects, Lourdes Garcia Navarro shares a story she reported earlier this year about plastic surgery in Brazil.

This story first aired on All Things Considered on Oct. 7, 2014.

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Around the Nation
2:24 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Florida's Gay Marriage Advocates Fighting A Battle They Thought They'd Won

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 2:38 pm

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U.S.
2:24 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Net Neutrality Debate Forces FCC Chairman Into The Spotlight

Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 3:54 pm

Editor's note: This piece incorrectly characterizes the position of Netflix and Amazon on the issue of net neutrality. Netflix and Amazon do not support paid prioritization and have previously registered their opposition with the FCC.

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Around the Nation
3:37 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Fatal Shooting By Toddler Brings Attention To Concealed Weapons

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 4:48 pm

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Found Recipes
3:20 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

A Cure For The Common Hangover, Found On The Stove

After a long night, don't head to the medicine cabinet — head directly to the stove and a simmering pot of posole.
Jesse Hendrix Inman Courtesy of Estes PR

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 9:52 am

On New Year's Day, there's one comfort food that could be your magical hangover remedy, according to chef Anthony Lamas.

"If you're cold, you're hung over, you've had a long night, posole is that Latino cure for you in a bowl," he says.

That's right — don't head to the medicine cabinet, head directly to the stove and a simmering pot of posole, a traditional hominy stew from Mexico, says Lamas, the owner of the restaurant Seviche in Louisville, Ky.

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Sports
3:20 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Long-Awaited College Football Playoff Finally Here

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 4:48 pm

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Latin America
2:47 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Cuban-Americans Cautiously Optimistic About U.S. Relations

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 4:48 pm

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with writer Achy Obejas about Cuban-American response to changes in U.S.-Cuba relations. We also have an update about on a story from Havana we reported on Tuesday. Artist Tania Bruguera planned to stage an event there and she, along with a number of other dissidents, were detained. The move was strongly condemned by the U.S. State Department.

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Remembrances
2:44 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Hollywood Particularly Hard Hit With Notable Deaths In 2014

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 4:48 pm

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Media
2:36 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Fallout Continues For CBC In Wake Of Ghomeshi Sex Assault Scandal

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 4:48 pm

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The Salt
3:14 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Beyond Free Lunch: Schools Open Food Pantries For Hungry Families

Erica Johnson prays before her meal. She volunteers at the food pantry at John Still school where three of her four children are students. She eats alone after she feeds her kids.
Andrew Nixon Capital Public Radio

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 7:33 pm

John Still K-8 School, home of the Tigers, serves Meadowview, a picturesque name for a Sacramento, Calif., neighborhood blanketed in concrete and bare of trees.

There are 970 students on John Still's campus, and every one of them qualifies for the free and reduced meal program, which provides breakfast, lunch and a supper snack.

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Middle East
3:10 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Jordan Stops Bombing ISIS After Jet Goes Down In Syria

Originally published on Tue December 30, 2014 4:30 pm

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Middle East
3:10 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Obama Conciliatory Toward Iran In NPR Interview

Originally published on Tue December 30, 2014 4:30 pm

Robert Siegel talks with the Carnegie Endowment's Iran researcher, Karim Sadjapour, about President Obama's comments to NPR about Iran. Sadjapour says Obama's positive comments about relations with Iran are indicative of a willingness to broker an accord with the country.

That portion of Steve Inskeep's interview with President Obama will air Wednesday, Dec. 31, on Morning Edition.

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Latin America
2:27 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Child Migrant Crisis Stemmed By Border Security Build-Up

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 4:42 pm

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Africa
2:20 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

U.N. Whistleblower: International Community Has Failed Darfur

Originally published on Tue December 30, 2014 4:30 pm

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Space
2:20 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Scientists Bring The Sun Down To Earth To Learn How It Works

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 9:30 am

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The Salt
4:38 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

How California's New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

These "enriched cages" from the JS West farm in Atwater, Calif., in 2011 comply with the state's new law. They are larger and allow chickens to perch and lay eggs in enclosed spaces.
Jill Benson AP

Originally published on Tue December 30, 2014 10:34 am

Within just a few days, on Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens that live in more spacious quarters — almost twice as spacious, in fact, as the cages that have been the industry standard.

It's been a shock to the egg industry, and to grocery stores. Eggs are one of those staples that self-respecting grocery retailers absolutely, positively have to keep in stock. "You have to have bread, milk, lettuce. You have to have eggs," says Ronald Fong, the president and CEO of the California Grocers Association.

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Guilty And Charged
4:35 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Can't Pay Your Fines? Your License Could Be Taken

Desiree Seats, 23, lost her license for two years before she even got it because of an unpaid fine. Without a license, she couldn't find the jobs she needed to start earning money.
Joseph Shapiro NPR

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 4:51 pm

Drive drunk, drive recklessly, and the state can suspend your driver's license. But many police and motor vehicle administrators worry about a recent trend: A large number of suspensions are for reasons that have nothing to do with unsafe driving.

These reasons include unpaid traffic tickets, falling behind on child support, getting caught with drugs, bouncing checks; or minor juvenile offenses like missing school, using false identification to buy alcohol, or shoplifting.

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World
3:03 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

A Year Later, Al Jazeera Journalists Still Imprisoned In Egypt

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 4:35 pm

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The Salt
3:03 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

As Bourbon Booms, Demand For Barrels Is Overflowing

Kelvin Cooperage, owned by brothers Kevin and Paul McLaughlin, is making white oak barrels for the newly-rising craft distillers. Here, oak scraps are burned inside the finished barrels to char them.
Noah Adams NPR

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 4:35 pm

If you could make a lot of bourbon whiskey these days, you could be distilling real profits. Bourbon sales in this country are up 36 percent in the past five years.

But you'd need new wooden barrels for aging your new pristine product. Simple white oak barrels, charred on the inside to increase flavor and add color, are becoming more precious than the bourbon.

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Research News
3:03 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Same-Sex Couples May Have More Egalitarian Relationships

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 4:35 pm

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Global Health
4:02 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

A Year And 7,000 Deaths Later, A Look At The Ebola Epidemic

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Health
4:02 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

Employees of the U.S. Radium Corp. paint numbers on the faces of wristwatches using dangerous radioactive paint. Dozens of women, known as "radium girls," later died of radium poisoning. One of the last radium girls died this year at 107.
Argonne National Laboratory

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 12:49 pm

Editor's note, Jan. 15, 2015: Mae Keane was one of the last "radium girls," but not the last one. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the full correction note.


Before turning the page on 2014, All Things Considered is paying tribute to some of the people who died this year whose stories you may not have heard — including Mae Keane.

In the early 1920s, the hot new gadget was a wristwatch with a glow-in-the-dark dial.

"Made possible by the magic of radium!" bragged one advertisement.

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