All Things Considered

Weekdays from 4-6:00pm
Hosted by Michael Burke

In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.

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  • 6:46pm Sep 29, 2016

    How Fossil Fuels Helped A Chemist Launch The Plastic Industry

    A century ago, people relied on nature to make basic things: toothbrushes were made of silver, combs were made of ivory, and clothes were made of cotton. In a lot of ways, life as we know it today, is possible because of plastic. We can now afford phones, computers and medical devices in part because of one chemist's discovery a century ago. But his descendants have some regrets.
  • 6:46pm Sep 29, 2016
    National National Politics & Government

    Wells Fargo CEO Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

    Wells Fargo's John Stumpf was pilloried again Thursday in an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. Stumpf reiterated his apology for the fake accounts scandal and promised the bank would do better, but it did little good. Many lawmakers wanted to know why it took the bank so long to put an end to the fraudulent practices.
  • 4:34pm Sep 29, 2016
    National National

    CBS Prepares To Sell Historic Radio Division

    NPR's Robert Siegel talks to radio historian Frank Absher about the heyday of CBS Radio, which is now up for sale. CBS was one of the first networks to truly realize the power of news and develop its use.
  • 4:34pm Sep 29, 2016
    National National

    Investigation Continues Into N.J. Commuter Train Crash

    A commuter train crashed into a rail station during morning rush hour in Hoboken, N.J., Thursday killing at least one person and injuring more than 100. Trains are among the safest modes of transportation in the world, and crashes in the U.S. are rare. Crash investigators explain what might have gone wrong.