All Things Considered for August 11, 2012 Hear the All Things Considered program for August 11, 2012

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. stands during a listening session in April 2011 in Kenosha, Wis. He is now presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate. Jeffrey Phelps/AP hide caption

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From 'Very Excited' To Predicting 'Disaster': What Wis. Says About Paul Ryan

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Alias Bill Frisell
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Ágaetis Byrjun Sigur Rós
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FILLMORE QUICK STEP THE CHESTNUT BRASS COMPANY & FRIENDS
Very Rare The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
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Bill Finger (left) helped create the Batman we know today, including his iconic costume, his tragic backstory, and many of his adversaries. Ty Templeton hide caption

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Batman's Biggest Secret (No, It's Not Bruce Wayne)

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Branford Marsalis spoke with NPR about modern jazz, his family, and his new album, Four MFs Playin' Tunes. Courtesy of Marsalis Music. hide caption

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Branford Marsalis On Sensitive Musicians And The First Family Of Jazz

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Mighty Sword Branford Marsalis Quartet
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Brews Branford Marsalis Quartet
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Treat It Gentle [*] Branford Marsalis Quartet
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