All Things Considered for December 4, 2012
Dec 4, 2012 — Economists say that excluding the value of employer-sponsored health insurance from federal taxes makes no sense. But many worry that changing the tax code could mean higher taxes or that employers would push down the value of the health insurance they provide.
Dec 4, 2012 — The decision to sell a piece of North American history has sparked intense debate at Old South Church in Boston. The church's historian says the book is simply not theirs to sell.
Dec 4, 2012 — The West African nation of Mali is a hotbed of blazing electric guitar players. In recent years, two of the best — Zani Diabate and Lobi Traore — died suddenly while in the prime of their creative lives. Both have posthumous releases out this year worth tracking down.
Dec 4, 2012 — Some doctors are unhappy about switching from paper records to electronic ones. While the government is creating incentives for doctors to switch, some say the hassles and expense exceed the rewards.
Dec 4, 2012 — The celebrated young American cellist walks us through her recording of this "devastating" concerto written just after the end of World War I. She collaborated with conductor Daniel Barenboim, whose late wife, Jacqueline du Pre, was the standard-bearer for this work.
Dec 4, 2012 — Most Americans have never heard of the fuel E15 — and that could be part of the problem. The auto club says drivers unfamiliar with E15 could fill up with the gasoline accidentally and damage some vehicles. Ethanol producers and the renewable fuels lobby say that's nonsense.
Dec 4, 2012 — David Lean's epic classic made actors like Peter O'Toole cinematic legends. NPR movie critic Bob Mondello looks at the Blu-ray release and the special features for the film's 50th anniversary.