All Things Considered for January 28, 2014 Hear the All Things Considered program for January 28, 2014

All Things Considered

Ala'a Miqbel (shown here with his wife and their youngest son in their Gaza City apartment) was held for nearly four weeks in an Israeli prison, then released without charges. There, he met the "sparrows" — Palestinians who appear to be fellow prisoners but are actually gathering information for the Israelis. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Emily Harris/NPR

Middle East

In Israeli Prison, An Elaborate Theater Of Interrogation

Palestinian Ala'a Miqbel thought he was going for a brief interview with Israeli security for a permit for work travel to the West Bank. Instead, he was arrested and taken to prison. There, he met Palestinian informants known as "sparrows," who masquerade as fellow prisoners and elicit information for the Israelis.

National

Deep South, Meet Deep Freeze

3 min

Deep South, Meet Deep Freeze

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/267797246/267797247" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Wuhan, in central China, is in debt to the tune of a reported $33 billion — nearly twice the city's GDP. This 17-mile highway sat dormant for two years after banks cut off funding as Wuhan's debt ballooned. Work on the road resumed last year, but the construction company still hasn't been paid. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Frank Langfitt/NPR

In China's Hugely Indebted Cities, Some Big Bills Are Coming Due

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/265657498/267797323" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An abandoned General Motors automotive assembly plant near Dayton, Ohio, will soon become home to Fuyao Auto Glass, a Chinese windshield maker. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
AFP/Getty Images

A Chinese Company Brings Hope To Former GM Workers In Ohio

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/267777577/267797329" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ala'a Miqbel (shown here with his wife and their youngest son in their Gaza City apartment) was held for nearly four weeks in an Israeli prison, then released without charges. There, he met the "sparrows" — Palestinians who appear to be fellow prisoners but are actually gathering information for the Israelis. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Emily Harris/NPR

In Israeli Prison, An Elaborate Theater Of Interrogation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/267629161/267797335" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Chinese flag is seen in front of a view of the moon at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in December, when China's first moon rover touched the lunar surface. That feat was widely celebrated — but observers believe the rover has now run into serious trouble. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The Two-Way

China's Jade Rabbit Rover May Be Doomed On The Moon

1 min

China's Jade Rabbit Rover May Be Doomed On The Moon

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/267780154/267797341" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Electronic music producer Dave Liang and jazz singer Zhang Le collaborated on a new album of Shanghai jazz standards from the 1930s and 1940s. Zhuang Yan/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Zhuang Yan/Courtesy of the artists

Code Switch

Remaking All That Jazz From Shanghai's Lost Era

6 min

Remaking All That Jazz From Shanghai's Lost Era

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/265468566/267797347" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

As Vermont expands addiction treatment services, it is also coming to grips with one of the most difficult and emotional aspects of the problem: pregnant women addicted to opiates. iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto

Shots - Health News

In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers

4 min

In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/267594134/267797353" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tucker West started in luge when he was 6. Brett West hide caption

toggle caption
Brett West

The Edge

A Homemade Wooden Luge Track Launches Teen To Sochi

3 min

A Homemade Wooden Luge Track Launches Teen To Sochi

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/267603137/267797359" 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