All Things Considered
Pakistanis voted in parliamentary elections Saturday after a violent campaign season that left dozens dead. NPR's Julie McCarthy is in Lahore and tells Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Arun Rath the latest.
Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Arun Rath reminds fans of NPR's Three-Minute Fiction contest that Round 11 will be closing in two days and they should submit their stories now at npr.org/threeminutefiction.
Entertainment Weekly senior writer Anthony Breznican gives Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Arun Rath the latest news from Hollywood.
This past week, the Pentagon fired off a stern warning about Chinese computer hacking, and the Chinese responded with a tense rebuttal. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Arun Rath speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent with The Atlantic, who's been in Beijing all week and saw the response firsthand.
Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Arun Rath talks to pediatrician Stephen Teach about teen suicide and how to prevent it. Teach recently published new research on how and why children as young as 10 years old commit suicide.
The genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt ended Friday with a conviction. A panel of judges found him guilty after a six-week proceeding. Rios Montt, however, denies responsibility for massacres and other crimes committed against Mayans during his 1982-1983 rule.
In overseeing the new film's soundtrack, music supervisor Anton Monsted says he hoped to create a "sliding door" effect between the Jazz Age and the hip-hop era.
A director's film memoir of her theatrical family is transformed by surprising discoveries about her parents' past — and her own heritage. Sarah Polley's film becomes a superb meditation on how we dramatize memory. (Recommended)
Book critic Alan Cheuse has a review of A Nearly Perfect Copy by Allison Amend.
Robert Siegel speaks with former top diplomat Thomas Pickering, who led the State Department's investigation into the September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Pickering's report was criticized by witnesses at this week's congressional oversight hearing about the administration's handling of the attacks.
Audie Cornish talks to Martha Mullen, who spearheaded the effort to find a place to bury the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
There have been a slew of bad calls in Major League Baseball recently, including one that was made despite the advantage of instant replay.
President Obama met with a group of mothers on Friday to talk about selling relevant aspects of Obamacare to a young generation that often takes its healthy condition for granted and avoids the cost of insurance.
On Friday, the IRS officer in charge of tax-exempt groups apologized for the agency's use of the terms "tea party" and "patriot" on paperwork as a reason for giving applicants additional scrutiny. Conservative groups say the admission validates their complaints from last year that they were being singled out by the Obama administration.
Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read letters from listeners about the Teenage Diaries Revisited series and turkey tails.
Analysts explain that Assad defines victory as holding on to key territory, including Damascus, and they say Assad's goal is to stay in place until 2014, as he said he would, to run in a presidential election. The overall commander of the Free Syrian Army says his rebels are getting hammered by the regime in the south because arms shipments stopped over a month ago.
Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Reihan Salam of National Review Online's The Agenda blog. They discuss immigration and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
On Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a massive spreadsheet containing a comparison of what hospitals across the country bill for the 100 most popular medical procedures. The document revealed wild disparities in pricing from hospital to hospital. Robert Siegel speaks with Princeton professor Uwe Reinhardt, who studies health care economics, about how the American hospital system evolved this way.
Syria's civil war is becoming the defining foreign policy challenge of President Obama's second term.
In 1996, after 12 years living in the foster care system, Melissa Rodriguez recorded a diary about getting pregnant and becoming a mother. Now, her son Issaiah is a teenager, and she shares her teenage diary with him and reveals things about her past that she's never mentioned.