All Things Considered for June 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 — Tech companies that field National Security Agency data requests are currently barred from sharing those requests publicly. But Google, Microsoft and Facebook all have a financial interest in showing their users that the NSA does not enjoy unfettered access to their data.
Jun 12, 2013 — In the past three years, Midwestern farmers have seen flooding, then record-setting drought, and now flooding again. "As much as we think we have things cornered and we know what's going to be happening, you just don't know what will happen," a meteorologist says.
Jun 12, 2013 — Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, one of President Obama's staunchest critics, has confounded conservatives in her own party by pushing for an extension of Medicaid coverage in the state.
Jun 12, 2013 — Fifty years ago, Dylan's career was just taking off when he heard the news that the civil rights activist had been killed. "Only a Pawn in Their Game," his response to Evers' assassination, highlights the victimization of poor whites and blacks alike.
Jun 12, 2013 — Composer Mark Adamo has made his mark turning classic books, including Little Women and the Greek drama Lysistrata, into operas. His latest, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, covers more sensitive territory, examining the titular figure's relationship to Jesus — outside the canonical Bible.
Jun 12, 2013 — Singer Matt Berninger and NPR's Audie Cornish discuss the band's new album (Trouble Will Find Me), being in a band of brothers, how his own brother inspired "I Should Live in Salt," and his own sheepish attitude toward the band's recent success.
Jun 12, 2013 — In this City Life Snapshot from Dayton, Ohio, we meet Brian Young and Maureen Barry in a story of urban re-invention.
Jun 12, 2013 — The Greek government abruptly shut down ERT and fired its staff in an effort to downsize the public sector, which has been criticized as a bastion of corruption and bloat. But many Greeks see the rushed closure as a dictatorial move that will compromise the country's troubled media.
Jun 12, 2013 — Seth Rogen's new end-of-the-world comedy turns out to be as funny as anyone could have hoped — and maybe more clever than you might have expected. (Recommended)
Jun 12, 2013 — The Estonian capital is dotted with medieval towers and Soviet architecture that belie its status as one of the world's most technologically advanced cities. Residents use a smart card to ride the bus, and mail packages and pay for parking with their phones.