All Things Considered for June 30, 2011 Hear the All Things Considered program for June 30, 2011

All Things Considered

Afghan National Army troops take a break while on a joint patrol and clearing operation with Butcher Troop, part of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, in eastern Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR/Redux hide caption

toggle caption
David Gilkey/NPR/Redux

Fighting Shifts To Afghanistan's Mountainous East

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137480640/137533672" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tammy Marquardt, now 39, spent 14 years in prison for a crime she didn't commit. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Joseph Shapiro/NPR

The Child Cases: Lessons From Canada

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137507575/137533678" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Part creation epic and part family drama, The Tree of Life stars Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt as the parents of three boys in the '50s. Merie Wallace/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

toggle caption
Merie Wallace/Fox Searchlight Pictures

Love It Or Hate It: Few Are In Between About 'Tree Of Life'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137533978/137533684" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An image believed to be that of a hole-punch cloud. Scientists say airplanes create these patterns when they fly through certain types of clouds. The water in the clouds can turn to rain or snow and fall to the ground. H. Raab/Vesta/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

toggle caption
H. Raab/Vesta/Wikimedia Commons

Snow Delay At The Airport? Blame Planes And Clouds

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137521577/137534329" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

On Thursday, the Federal Election Commission gave comedian Stephen Colbert the OK to form a superPAC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

There's Nothing Funny About Colbert's SuperPAC

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137527309/137534331" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Rev. Gabriel Daoud is a Syriac Orthodox priest in Damascus. He says his parish is nervous about the growing protest movement and believes it's anti-Christian. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Deborah Amos/NPR

Syria's Minorities Fear Sectarian Split Amid Protests

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137522783/137534333" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Customers walk past a Toyota FJ Cruiser. Toyota brought in 19 percent of African-American buyers, 22 percent of Latino buyers and 33 percent of Asian-American buyers. Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty Images

Toyota Steers Ads To Bring In More Minority Buyers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137524757/137524787" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

All Things Considered