All Things Considered for September 3, 2012
Sep 3, 2012 — Syrian rebels have gained control of a series of towns along the Syrian-Turkish border, including the northern town of Azaz. But government forces continue to launch airstrikes there. Azaz is trying to move forward, but it's largely a ghost town now, as tens of thousands of residents have fled to Turkey.
Sep 3, 2012 — There are days can't be set down on a calendar a year in advance. They can't be planned for. Their appearance is a testament to the fact that we are more than rational, calculating machines lifted miraculously above the natural world.
Sep 3, 2012 — On Kickstarter, the largest crowd-funding site, a handful of entrepreneurs have raised millions of dollars more than they expected. But if they fail to deliver their promised product, questions arise over whether the supporters are donating money or making a purchase.
Sep 3, 2012 — In New Hampshire's White Mountains, hikers can seek refuge from the elements at one of the Appalachian Mountain Club's high huts. Along with a bunk and blanket, overnight guests get hearty meals prepared by staff members. Those employees haul up supplies on their backs, and serve as stewards of the alpine terrain.
Sep 3, 2012 — It's fairly well-known that Mitt Romney proclaimed himself in favor of abortion rights when he ran for office in Massachusetts, then reversed himself before launching his presidential bid. But recently, the GOP nominee seems to be softening his opposition somewhat. Or is he?
Sep 3, 2012 — Like countless other Afghan girls, Rahmaniya yearns to go to school. But her older brother wants her to stop going and to get married — and is threatening to kill her if she doesn't. Her plight highlights the difficulties many girls still face in the Taliban heartland if they want to get an education
Sep 3, 2012 — Transgender performers have long been accepted as entertainment at baby showers and weddings in Pakistan; they are thought to bring good luck. But despite a recent legal victory, they continue to face widespread discrimination in the conservative Muslim country.
Sep 3, 2012 — Bob Mondello looks at the movies scheduled for release between now and Thanksgiving, including plenty with Oscar buzz and a few without.
Aug 31, 2012 — The Nashville singer-songwriter just released his second album, Waiting All Night, and describes his crowd-pleasing music as "quietbilly."