All Things Considered

Airs Monday through Friday, 2-7 pm 
(with Marketplace at 3 & 5:30 pm; Fresh Air 4-5 pm) 

All Things Considered is in many ways the vanguard of the NPR news battalion. It was the first news program to air on National Public Radio, and even though everything about it has changed over time, it is still determined to bring the most current news to light weaved together with intelligent commentary, music and natural sound.  Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel (shown at right), Michele Norris and Melissa Block present the most unique and captivating mix from news to offbeat features available. 

All Things Considered is broadcast weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm, interspersed Marketplace and Fresh Air.  In 2005, All Things Considered was the third most listened to radio show in the United States. Furthermore, ATC has earned many of journalism's highest honors, including the Peabody, duPont-Columbia and Overseas Press Club awards.

The initial broadcasts of All Things Considered were fed to about 90 radio stations on May 3, 1971, with host Robert Conley. The first story was about Washington, D.C., and the growing anti-Vietnam War protests taking place there. NPR chose to place its inaugural daily newscast at the afternoon commute timeslot instead of the morning, because many of its affiliates at that time did not sign on for the day until mid-morning or sometimes even later. It was not until 1979, when most NPR affiliates had expanded their broadcast days to begin at 6 a.m. or earlier, that NPR premiered Morning Edition.

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KUNR's Paul Cashin is the local host during this program. 

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