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Melissa Block

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Melissa Block Looks Back On More Than 12 Years Hosting 'All Things Considered'

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday marks Melissa Block's last day anchoring All Things Considered. She shares some of her favorite interview moments over her 12 1/2 years hosting the show.

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重塑因地震而破碎的生活

Friday, August 14, 2015

NPR记者Melissa Block曾在2008年的5月全程报道了在中国西南方那场极具毁灭性的地震,有将近90,000人失踪或失去生命。现在,是她在All Things Considered (面面俱到/时事纵观)主播生涯即将落下帷幕的时候,她决定重新连线这个女孩儿,这个在逆境中克服重重难关并出落成少女的梅花。

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Rebuilding A Life Shattered By An Earthquake In China

Thursday, August 13, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block was in China when a major earthquake hit in 2008. As she wraps up her time as host of All Things Considered, she reconnects with a Chinese girl who has overcome great challenges.

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70 Years Later, Remembering The Lives Lost And Shattered At Hiroshima

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Seventy years ago Thursday, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. To mark the anniversary, Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read from journalist John Hershey's interviews with the city's survivors in 1946.

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Gambler-Turned-Conservationist Devotes Fortune To Florida Nature Preserve

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

M.C. Davis made millions gambling and buying up land and mineral rights. Now, he's restoring ecosystems destroyed by agriculture and timbering in his private preserve, one of the largest in the U.S.

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Postal Service Slips Up With Special-Edition Stamp For Maya Angelou

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service has put the late poet Maya Angelou's face and name, together with a choice quotation, on a special edition stamp. Trouble is, that quotation didn't start with her.

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On Nebraska's Farmland, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.

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The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.

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Nebraska Landowners Sit At The Heart Of Keystone Controversy

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Keystone XL pipeline has created a heated debate over climate change and energy independence. We visit York County, Neb., to speak to people for whom the pipeline could be a tangible reality.

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Sydney Siege Ends With Two Hostages And Gunman Dead

Monday, December 15, 2014

The siege of a cafe in Sydney, Australia has ended with two hostages and the gunman dead. Police stormed the cafe in the early hours of the morning after a 16-hour standoff.

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Kurdish Refugees Join Huge Numbers Of Displaced Syrians

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Syrian refugee flood in southern Turkey this weekend is just the latest in a larger crisis in the region. NPR's Melissa Block and Robert Siegel go over the numbers.

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Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.

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'The Talk:' How Parents Of All Backgrounds Tell Kids About The Police

Friday, September 05, 2014

In light of events in Ferguson, Mo., African-American parents have been discussing the importance of having "The Talk" about how their children should interact with police. But do other ethnic groups have similar conversations?

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Gridiron Tech Tags Players, Delving Deeper Into The Game's Data

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Something new is coming to the NFL this year: high-tech tracking devices on players. In some stadiums, they'll give teams and TV audiences real-time readouts of player movements. They'll also give coaches tons of data to fine-tune their game plans.

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Shark Encounter Wasn't 'Jaws,' Exactly — But It Was Still Jarring

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Two Massachusetts girls were knocked into the water by a shark while kayaking near Plymouth. After half an hour in the ocean, they were finally picked up by the harbor master.

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Islamic State Video Appears To Show Beheading Of A New U.S. Journalist

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions

Friday, August 29, 2014

Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, have been blocked by a federal judge, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion.

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Episode 564: The Signature

Friday, August 29, 2014

Today on the show: the signature. It's supposed to say, "This is me." But where did it come from. And why are we still using it.

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Letters: The Burning Of Washington

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about our recent reenactment of the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812.

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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.

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