All Things Considered for February 2, 2012 Hear the All Things Considered program for February 2, 2012

All Things Considered

Even as the current Syrian uprising continues, some Syrians plan to mark a brutal crackdown carried out by the government 30 years ago in the central city of Hama. Here, a Syrian rebel guards an alley in the central province of Homs on Wednesday. STR/AP hide caption

toggle caption
STR/AP

Defiant Syrians Speaking Out About 1982 Killings

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146300890/146305250" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Blowout Los Straitjackets
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Blowout
Album
Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets
Artist
Los Straitjackets

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Rising Star Lemongrass

In its Feb. 1 initial public offering, Facebook announced that it had generated $3.71 billion in revenue in 2011, up from $1.97 billion the year before. via Facebook hide caption

toggle caption
via Facebook

Soon Facebook Growth Will Be About Users Clocking In More Time

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146286033/146305256" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

With more than a dozen studio albums to her credit, Ani DiFranco has a strong handle on outspoken, politically charged music. Her latest is Which Side Are You On? Shervin Lainez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Shervin Lainez /Courtesy of the artist

Ani DiFranco: Embracing Stability, Remaining Outspoken

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146301240/146305258" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
¿Which Side Are You On? Ani DiFranco
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
¿Which Side Are You On?
Album
Which Side Are You On?
Artist
Ani DiFranco

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

King Kong Titan

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

toggle caption
J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Lawmaker Leading Probe: 'Someone Needs To Go' At Justice Over Fast And Furious

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146306745/146305260" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Americans eat about 31 pounds of cheese per person each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto.com

Billboards Slather On The Guilt With Anti-Cheese Campaign

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146299792/146305264" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
It's Your Thing Lou Donaldson
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
It's Your Thing
Album
Diggin' on Blue
Artist
Lou Donaldson

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Tidal Imogen Heap
Beasto The Funk Ark
Who's Makin' Love (To Your Old Lady) Lou Donaldson & Donaldson, Lou
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Who's Makin' Love (To Your Old Lady)
Album
Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples from the Blue Note Lab
Artist
Lou Donaldson & Donaldson, Lou

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Workers fill a pauper's grave at Homewood Memorial Gardens, south of Chicago, with remains from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is now catching up on its backlog of indigent burials. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Families Suffer Through Chicago Morgue Backlog

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146197363/146310118" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Madrid Avishai Cohen
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Madrid
Album
At Home
Artist
Avishai Cohen

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Feediop Avishai Cohen
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Feediop
Album
At Home
Artist
Avishai Cohen

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Yemeni army soldiers gather at the historic castle of Rada last month, as hundreds of al-Qaida gunmen yielded to tribal pressure and withdrew from Rada, a town they had held for nine days. The U.S. is increasingly turning its focus to al-Qaida affiliates such as the one in Yemen. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

With Al-Qaida's Core Weakened, U.S. Shifts Focus

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146300783/146310120" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Let's Spend the Day in Bed Over the Rhine
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Let's Spend the Day in Bed
Album
Trumpet Child
Artist
Over the Rhine

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

King Kong Titan

Natural gas is much cleaner than coal. But some energy analysts say an overabundance of the fuel could depress development in even cleaner energy sources like wind and solar power. Above, a rig in Washington, Pa., drills into shale rock to extract natural gas. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Keith Srakocic/AP

Could Cheap Gas Slow Growth Of Renewable Energy?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146297284/146310121" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Heather Peters and her 2006 Honda Civic hybrid. She went to court over its disappointing mileage. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Reed Saxon/AP

Honda Owner's Win In Small Claims Court Could Start A Trend

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146300209/146310122" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
TO CROSS THE RUBICON ROBERT MUSSO

Groundhog handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil after he saw his shadow predicting six more weeks of winter during annual Groundhog Day festivities Thursday in Punxsutawney, Pa. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Life Imitates Art In 'Groundhog Day' Town

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146277928/146306648" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
I Got You Babe Sonny Bono & Cher
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
I Got You Babe
Album
Atlantic Records 50 Years: The Gold Anniversary
Artist
Sonny Bono & Cher

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Challenger 64 Los Straitjackets
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Challenger 64
Album
Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets
Artist
Los Straitjackets

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

The original Mona Lisa is on permanent display at the the Musee du Louvre in Paris. Jean-Pierre Muller/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jean-Pierre Muller/Getty Images

The Mona Lisa's Twin Painting Discovered

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146288063/146313215" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska in 1996, the same year she won the Nobel Prize in literature. Szymborska, who was born in 1923, died Wednesday in Krakow, Poland. Czarek Sokolowski/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Czarek Sokolowski/AP

Wislawa Szymborska, Poet Of Gentle Irony, Dies At 88­

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146281183/146313216" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Canvas Imogen Heap
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Canvas
Album
Ellipse
Artist
Imogen Heap

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Piano Enigma
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Piano
Album
15 Years After
Artist
Enigma

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

All Things Considered