All Things Considered for May 21, 2011 Hear the All Things Considered program for May 21, 2011

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President Obama delivers a speech on Mideast and North Africa policy at the State Department on Thursday. The president says economic reform will be crucial to the spread of democracy throughout the region. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

Getting Real About Funding Mideast Reform

11 min

Getting Real About Funding Mideast Reform

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Contestants Emily Garvin and Kalynn Higginbotham pose during the Miss Shrimp Festival pageant in Fernandina Beach, Fla. Helmut Albrecht/Slices of Life Photostudio hide caption

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National

Finding Beauty In A Small-Town Pageant

6 min

Finding Beauty In A Small-Town Pageant

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Randy "Macho Man" Savage won some 20 championships during his career in the wrestling ring. AP hide caption

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Obituaries

The Grace And Power Of 'Macho Man' Randy Savage

2 min

The Grace And Power Of 'Macho Man' Randy Savage

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Priscilla Ahn's new album is titled When You Grow Up. Cedric Bihr/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Priscilla Ahn: A Rising Star's Modest Approach

6 min

Priscilla Ahn: A Rising Star's Modest Approach

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