All Things Considered for July 26, 2012 Hear the All Things Considered program for July 26, 2012

All Things Considered

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev., on Tuesday. In the speech, Romney attacked the Obama administration's approach to China. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Elections

Romney Aims Tough Talk At China, And Obama

4 min

Romney Aims Tough Talk At China, And Obama

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157439602/157443985" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Kelly Thompson, a mentor at Siemens, gives apprentices an orientation of the factory. The program provides on-the-job training in manufacturing. Courtesy of Siemens Energy Inc. hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Siemens Energy Inc.

A Different Road To Work, Bypassing College Dreams

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157033600/157443987" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A mobile clinic set up to test students for HIV is parked near Madwaleni High School in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on March 8, 2011. Parts of the South African province have HIV rates that are more than twice the national average. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Shots - Health News

Amid An AIDS Epidemic, South Africa Battles Another Foe: Tuberculosis

5 min

Amid An AIDS Epidemic, South Africa Battles Another Foe: Tuberculosis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157434988/157442166" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Warren Zevon on the cover of Excitable Boy, the 1978 album which includes "Werewolves in London." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Mom And Dad's Record Collection

From Scorn For Zevon, A Father-Daughter Moment Is Born

7 min

From Scorn For Zevon, A Father-Daughter Moment Is Born

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157429964/157443997" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 2011. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Vucci/AP

The Veepstakes

As A VP Option, Christie's Star May Burn Too Hot

4 min

As A VP Option, Christie's Star May Burn Too Hot

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157434900/157444274" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Kayla Harrison, who is on the U.S. judo team, is going to the Olympics for the first time. Melanie Stetson Freeman/Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Melanie Stetson Freeman/Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images

In Kayla Harrison, U.S. Has Chance For Judo Gold, And A 'Comeback Kid' Story

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157433586/157434441" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A T-shirt with many of the most infamous spoilers from movies, books and TV. A new study suggests that spoilers actually increase our enjoyment rather than ruin it. Yaili/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Yaili/Flickr

Pop Culture Happy Hour

It Was All A Dream (Or: Turns Out Spoilers Are Good For You)

4 min

It Was All A Dream (Or: Turns Out Spoilers Are Good For You)

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157430614/157444277" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Abbas attends a meeting of his Fatah movement at its headquarters in Ramallah on Jan. 29. Atef Safadi/EPA/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Atef Safadi/EPA/Landov

World

Latest Target For Palestinians' Protest? Their Leader

4 min

Latest Target For Palestinians' Protest? Their Leader

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157417277/157444622" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Among all things official at the Olympics, like the flag, is music composed for the opening and closing ceremonies. Tony Duffy/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Tony Duffy/Getty Images

Deceptive Cadence

A Know-It-All's Guide To Olympic Music

8 min

A Know-It-All's Guide To Olympic Music

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157235593/157452592" 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