5:10pm

Sat January 5, 2013
Author Interviews

Digging Up A Different Detroit

Originally published on Sun January 6, 2013 4:46 pm

The Detroit skyline as seen from Belle Isle.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

Author Mark Binelli grew up in a Detroit suburb in the 1970s. The Detroit he knew was a study in decline. The city used to embody the American dream: the auto industry, consumer culture and Motown.

When he was offered a magazine assignment to write about the Detroit auto show in January 2009, Binelli tells weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden, he jumped on it.

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5:10pm

Sat January 5, 2013
Movies I've Seen A Million Times

The Movie Alan Cumming Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 6:29 pm

Christopher Guest's Waiting For Guffman
The Kobal Collection

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

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4:00pm

Sat January 5, 2013
It's All Politics

What Happens When The Speaker Isn't Talking?

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 10:13 am

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner at the White House in November.
Carolyn Kaster AP

The last thing Washington policymakers need is another obstacle to reaching agreements in the next two months on mandatory spending cuts and raising the nation's debt limit.

But the start of the new 113th Congress brought word that House Speaker John Boehner had sworn off future one-on-one negotiations with President Obama.

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12:53pm

Sat January 5, 2013
The Two-Way

NFL Weekend Playoffs: Wild-Card Games, Dynamic Quarterbacks And A Loser

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 2:54 pm

Michael Dwyer AP

The NFL has four wild-card playoff games this weekend, and millions of people will settle back in sofas to scream at their televisions in joy or frustration on Saturday and Sunday.

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12:48pm

Sat January 5, 2013
The Picture Show

Looking For Lost Memories In The Delta

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 8:14 pm

"The Peter's Rock Church in Marianna is no everlasting monument; it has been left to rot, its windows broken, its steeple fallen over. Still, I found it beautiful. Kneeling in the cemetery, listening to the insects hissing, watching as a dog wandered past, I felt history coming at me from all sides."
Eugene Richards National Geographic

Photographer Eugene Richards had several reasons to visit the Arkansas Delta 40 years after his initial visit.

"I went back, ostensibly, to look at the culture and see if there was anything left of it," he says. Or at least — that was the pitch he gave National Geographic magazine, in hopes that it would send him there, which it did. You can see the story in the magazine's November issue.

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12:45pm

Sat January 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Gunman, Hostages Reported Dead In Aurora, Colo., Standoff

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 6:54 am

Four people are dead inside an Aurora, Colo., home Saturday following a standoff with an "armed and dangerous" man holding hostages, police say. Aurora is the Denver suburb where a gunman opened fire in a movie theater last July, killing 12 and injuring many more.

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8:00am

Sat January 5, 2013
Opinion

What Difference Will More Women Make In Congress?

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 9:59 am

The 113th Congress is setting a new record, with 101 women this time around. Now there's lots of speculation about what difference — if any — a sizable group of women might make to our national legislature.

6:56am

Sat January 5, 2013
Author Interviews

'The King Years': An Intersection Of Race And Politics

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 9:59 am

President Obama will be publicly sworn in for a second term on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a notable confluence of events. Historian Taylor Branch joins guest host Linda Wertheimer to talk about race and democracy, past and present. Branch's new book is The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement.

6:56am

Sat January 5, 2013
Politics

Pioneering N.H. Senator Looks Ahead To Next Term

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 9:59 am

Linda Wertheimer speaks with freshman Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire about the challenges facing the 113th Congress. Shaheen is a former governor of New Hampshire and a part of the state's new all-female delegation to Congress.

6:56am

Sat January 5, 2013
Sports

NFL Playoffs Kick Off In A Season Of Rookies

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 9:59 am

The NFL playoffs get underway this weekend with four wildcard games. Three rookie quarterbacks are leading teams into the playoffs, and Baltimore Raven veteran Ray Lewis plays his last home game. Monday, Notre Dame faces Alabama in the college national championship game. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about these crucial games.

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