All Things Considered for September 20, 2013 Hear the All Things Considered program for September 20, 2013

All Things Considered

President Obama gestures as he speaks to workers at the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, Mo., on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Politics

Obama's Latest Challenges Go Beyond The GOP

3 min

Obama's Latest Challenges Go Beyond The GOP

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/224488652/224514613" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA's secret surveillance program have pushed the agency to expedite planned reforms ahead of schedule, according to NSA officials. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Maxim Shemetov/Reuters/Landov

National Security

The Effects Of The Snowden Leaks Aren't What He Intended

4 min

The Effects Of The Snowden Leaks Aren't What He Intended

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/224423159/224514622" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who faces genocide charges, has applied for a visa to come to the U.S. for the annual United Nations General Assembly next week. The U.S. has not yet said whether he'll be allowed in the country. Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters/Landov

Parallels

Will The U.S. Grant A Visa To Sudan's Indicted Leader?

3 min

Will The U.S. Grant A Visa To Sudan's Indicted Leader?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/224461843/224514626" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Craig Cobb's house on Main Street in Leith, N.D., where he spends his days posting online comments advocating for white supremacists to join his settlement. Cobb, a self-described white supremacist, has invited fellow white separatists to help him transform the town into a white enclave. Kevin Cederstrom/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Kevin Cederstrom/AP

This Tiny Town Is Trying To Stop Neo-Nazis From Taking Over

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/224152990/224514633" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Stuart Blumberg has written several films, but Thanks for Sharing is his first directorial effort. Anne Joyce/Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions hide caption

toggle caption
Anne Joyce/Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Movie Interviews

Stuart Blumberg Really Wants To Talk About Sex

6 min

Stuart Blumberg Really Wants To Talk About Sex

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/224160301/224523690" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A couple review the work of Brazilian artist Victor Arruda during ArtRio, the International Art Fair of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 5. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

World

All Across Brazil, The Art Scene Is Shifting

4 min

All Across Brazil, The Art Scene Is Shifting

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/224490054/224523692" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Americas

Reflections On Brazil

3 min

Reflections On Brazil

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/224514673/224523693" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone leads the chamber-pop ensemble San Fermin. Kyle Dean Reinford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Kyle Dean Reinford/Courtesy of the artist

Music Interviews

A Young Composer Steps Outside Of Himself (And Into Pop)

8 min

A Young Composer Steps Outside Of Himself (And Into Pop)

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/223721263/224523695" 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