All Things Considered for March 8, 2016 Hear the All Things Considered program for March 8, 2016

All Things Considered

Barbara Radley, of Oshkosh, Wis., has diabetes, liver failure and scleroderma. Even filing for bankruptcy early last year didn't stop her financial woes, she says. The medical bills keep piling up. Jason Houge for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Jason Houge for NPR

Shots - Health News

Medical Bills Still Take A Big Toll, Even With Insurance

The Affordable Care Act has increased access to doctors and helped reduce medical costs. But poll data show 26 percent of U.S. families are still struggling to pay their health care bills.

Heavy Soup (Outro) Cornershop

South Korean Go champion Lee Sedol (right) poses with Google DeepMind head Demis Hassabis. On Wednesday, Sedol will begin a five-match series against a computer. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

How Google's Neural Network Hopes To Beat A 'Go' World Champion

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469638745/469692252" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Go The Apples in Stereo
Innerspace The Apples in Stereo

French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon's (left) techniques for identifying criminals in the late 19th century set the template that police use today. Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Meet Alphonse Bertillon, The Man Behind The Modern Mug Shot

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469174753/469692258" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Let Me Blow Ya Mind Eve & Gwen Stefani
The Hardest Button to Button The White Stripes
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
The Hardest Button to Button
Album
Elephant
Artist
The White Stripes

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Activist Donna Walker-Brown speaks at an event for black voters sponsored by the Republican Party in Cleveland in January. Nick Castele/WCPN/Ideastream hide caption

toggle caption
Nick Castele/WCPN/Ideastream

Can GOP Strides With Black Voters Survive The 2016 Campaign?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469215368/469692264" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Benson's Rider George Benson
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Benson's Rider
Album
George Benson Cookbook [Expanded]
Artist
George Benson

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Egyptian mourners carry the coffin of Mohammed Darbaka, who was allegedly shot dead by a policeman over a payment dispute, during his funeral on Feb. 19 in Cairo. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
AFP/AFP/Getty Images

In Egypt, Growing Discontent Over Abuses By Police

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468923828/469692270" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Anthem for the Earnest The Bad Plus
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Anthem for the Earnest
Album
Suspicious Activity?
Artist
The Bad Plus

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Fotografia 2 20

Justin Trudeau won in a landslide as Canada's prime minister in October. But critics say he is more flashy than substantive. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Justin Trudeau, The 'Shiny Pony' Who Became Canada's Prime Minister

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469543178/469692276" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Prime Minister London Afrobeat Collective
Can't Do Without You (Extended Mix) Caribou
When It Wobbles Rjd2
Collapse Mute Math
Analogarythms Connect Four Orchestra

The video of James Corden and Adele doing "Carpool Karaoke" has more than 80 million views on YouTube. Craig Sugden/CBS Broadcasting, Inc hide caption

toggle caption
Craig Sugden/CBS Broadcasting, Inc

James Corden Conquers YouTube With 'Carpool Karaoke'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469673632/469692282" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Path to Springs Yo La Tengo

A sign at the Westside Diner in Flint, Mich., reassures customers that it serves uncontaminated water pulled from Detroit's drinking supply. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Tests Say The Water Is Safe. But Flint's Restaurants Still Struggle

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469515295/469692288" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
23 Minutes in Brussels Luna

Mariel Mohns and Mustafa Rasheed are working in a University of Wisconsin lab that's trying to figure out how Zika virus could be damaging fetuses. Courtesy of Kristi L. Hall hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Kristi L. Hall

Scientists Report In Real Time On Challenging Zika Research

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469653715/469692294" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Outro Outlines/Irfane
As Needed Beirut

Barbara Radley, of Oshkosh, Wis., has diabetes, liver failure and scleroderma. Even filing for bankruptcy early last year didn't stop her financial woes, she says. The medical bills keep piling up. Jason Houge for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Jason Houge for NPR

Medical Bills Still Take A Big Toll, Even With Insurance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468892489/469692300" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Alfredo Rodriguez's new album, Tocororo, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

On 'Tocororo,' Alfredo Rodriguez Brings Cuba To The World — And The World To Cuba

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469665151/469692306" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Ay, Mamá Inés Alfredo Rodriguez & Richard Bona
Venga la Esperanza Alfredo Rodriguez & Ibrahim Maalouf

All Things Considered