All Things Considered for January 20, 2011 Hear the All Things Considered program for January 20, 2011

All Things Considered

Laurel Street Tulsa Drone
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Laurel Street
Album
Songs from a Mean Season
Artist
Tulsa Drone

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Salinas Greg Reitan
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Salinas
Album
Antibes
Artist
Greg Reitan

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

The producers behind Gran Torino, starring Clint Eastwood (left) and Bee Vang, were lured to Michigan thanks to nearly $100 million in tax credits the state first offered in 2008. Anthony Michael Rivetti/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

toggle caption
Anthony Michael Rivetti/Warner Bros. Pictures

As Detroit Woos Hollywood, Opposition Mounts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133086633/133090876" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Blue & Green Sea of Cortez
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Blue & Green
Album
Make It Sound
Artist
Sea of Cortez

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Summer Control Drummer
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Summer Control
Album
Feel Good Together
Artist
Drummer

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

A special tribunal set up by Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged the president to delay the opening of Afghanistan's parliament, four months after the country's disputed elections. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

More Delays Plague Opening Of Afghan Parliament

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133089189/133091216" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Southerners living in Jabarona, many of them Christian, pack up to head back to their homeland in the south. Many say they can't stay for fear of a backlash by the Sudanese government and its security forces after the referendum. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR

Christians Flock To South Sudan, Fear Future In North

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/132930349/133091218" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Lover's Desire [Instrumental] Anaïs Mitchell
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Lover's Desire [Instrumental]
Album
Hadestown
Artist
Anaïs Mitchell

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

3H Club Rudder
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
3H Club
Album
Matorning
Artist
Rudder

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Wilfrid Sheed, author of a wide range of books, novels and nonfiction, died this week at the age of 80. He was born in London in 1930 into a literary family; his parents founded the prominent Catholic publishing house Sheed & Ward. Leonard McComb/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Leonard McComb/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Wilfrid Sheed, Writer Of Wit And Faith, Dies At 80

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133086995/133091219" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Revolting Children Matilda
Bogota by Bus Jesse Cook

The decorated nest of an 11-year-old black kite. At this age, kites typically decorate their nest exuberantly. F. Sergio/AAAS/Science hide caption

toggle caption
F. Sergio/AAAS/Science

Elaborate Nest Decorations Show Bird's Vitality

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133082680/133091644" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Born Again Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Born Again
Album
Death Won't Send a Letter
Artist
Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

1979 Semi-finalist The Bad Plus
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
1979 Semi-finalist
Album
Give Radio Edits
Artist
The Bad Plus

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

High Pockets And A Fanny Pack Charlie Hunter
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
High Pockets And A Fanny Pack
Album
Gentlemen, I Neglected To Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid
Artist
Charlie Hunter

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

The Clapper Yuval Gabay & Kurstin, Pamela
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
The Clapper
Album
Action Figure Party
Artist
Yuval Gabay & Kurstin, Pamela

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during a luncheon for corporate and policy leaders co-hosted by the U.S.-China Business Council and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in Washington on Thursday, at the end of his visit to the U.S. capital. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Hu's Visit Yields Modest Results For Both U.S., China

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133091258/133091728" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Spilling Ui
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Spilling
Album
Lifelike
Artist
Ui

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Gatillo (Trigger Revisited) Calexico
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Gatillo (Trigger Revisited)
Album
Carried to Dust
Artist
Calexico

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Head coach Rex Ryan and kicker Nick Folk celebrate with New York Jets fans after a regular-season win over Buffalo on January 2, 2011 in East Rutherford, N.J. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Al Bello/Getty Images

Meet Rex Ryan, The Brash Guy Who Fires Up The Jets

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133085547/133094588" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
What About RH+
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
What About
Album
Quintana Roo
Artist
RH+

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

The Last Maverick Tommy Guerrero
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
The Last Maverick
Album
Lifeboats And Follies
Artist
Tommy Guerrero

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

All Things Considered