All Things Considered for November 7, 2011 Hear the All Things Considered program for November 7, 2011

All Things Considered

The Continental Carbon plant sits on the southern outskirts of Ponca City, Okla. Residents blamed the plant, which produces a black dust known as carbon black, for polluting their city. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
David Gilkey/NPR

Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities

Oklahoma Town Battles Powdery Carbon Pollution

12 min

Oklahoma Town Battles Powdery Carbon Pollution

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141990498/142111380" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Joseph Byrd, unemployed and living on disability, prepares to pick up groceries at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger food pantry in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2010. The new experimental poverty measure takes into account cost of living associated with geographic differences. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Bebeto Matthews/AP

National

New Measure Shows Higher Poverty Rate In U.S.

3 min

New Measure Shows Higher Poverty Rate In U.S.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142105558/142111386" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Democratic candidate Johnny DuPree answers questions during a gubernatorial debate at the Mississippi College School of Law auditorium in Jackson, Miss., on Oct. 14. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Rogelio V. Solis/AP

Politics

Win Or Lose, DuPree Makes History In Mississippi

5 min

Win Or Lose, DuPree Makes History In Mississippi

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142095757/142111390" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Presidential Race

Newest Cain Accuser Holds Press Conference

4 min

Newest Cain Accuser Holds Press Conference

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142111411/142111396" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Ari Zivotofsky stands with his 9-year-old son, Menachem, outside the Supreme Court on Monday. Menachem was born in Jerusalem, and he and his parents want his U.S. passport to list his place of birth as Israel. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Vucci/AP

Can Passports List 'Jerusalem, Israel' As Birthplace?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142107820/142111400" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Nigerian Joni Haastrup helped pioneer the Afrobeat genre of music. Courtesy of Press Junkie PR hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Press Junkie PR

Music Reviews

Reissues Put Afrobeat Back On The Map

4 min

Reissues Put Afrobeat Back On The Map

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142101904/142113466" 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