All Things Considered for April 12, 2013
Apr 12, 2013 — This week marked a new step in Michelle Obama's evolution as first lady. In her hometown of Chicago, she delivered one of the most emotional speeches of her career. Obama almost never ventures into the top political controversy of the day, but her role may be changing.
Apr 12, 2013 — In Caracas, emotions run high and there's noise to match. Supporters of both major candidates for Venezuela's president have created soundtracks that are a constant presence on the city's streets.
Apr 12, 2013 — In the age of digital media, many newspapers have been forced to gut their staffs, leading some media analysts to sound the death knell for enterprise reporting and long-form storytelling. Not so fast, say the craft's most passionate advocates.
Apr 12, 2013 — He rose to fame in the 1960s with frequent appearances on The Tonight Show and roles in such movies as It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World. In the '80s, he was on TV's Mork & Mindy. Winters' comedy albums are considered to be classics. He was 87.
Apr 12, 2013 — The Western swing veteran's latest album, El Rancho Azul, is filled with lighthearted drinking ballads and dance-hall toe-tappers.
Apr 11, 2013 — The tale of Major League Baseball's first African-American player is already a legend — so while this by-the-numbers biopic, with its heavy-handed score and righteous performances, doesn't add much to the story, it doesn't hurt it either.
Apr 11, 2013 — It wasn't insurance or federal relief that brought Coney Island back to life. It was something much smaller and closer to home.