All Things Considered for August 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013 — Thousands of firefighters are battling the massive Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park in California. The fire has already burned more than 149,000 acres.
Aug 26, 2013 — Melissa Block speaks with Steve Anker, owner of Priest Station Cafe in Groveland, Calif., about how the Yosemite Fire is devastating his business.
Aug 26, 2013 — Clint Dempsey has returned to Major League Soccer, playing his first game for his new home team the Seattle Sounders over the weekend. Dempsey was very successful playing in the English Premier League — and is not worried that his skill will fall off playing in the U.S.
Aug 26, 2013 — The recent deaths of two more extreme sports enthusiasts who were trying to "fly" past mountains has brought new attention to a very dangerous sport.
Aug 26, 2013 — National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett's new book is a collection of short stories called Archangel.
Aug 26, 2013 — Lee Baca, 71, is facing calls to step down and not seek another term. His department is at the center of a federal probe into widespread allegations of prisoner abuse.
Aug 26, 2013 — On the same day as the March on Washington, two young white women were murdered in their apartment in Manhattan. The Career Girl Murders, as they became known, led to horrific injustice against a 19-year-old black man. His story had in impact on the law, and on the country.
Aug 26, 2013 — Muriel "Mickie" Siebert died on Saturday at the age of 80. Siebert, a well-known figure on Wall Street, was the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1969, she founded her own brokerage firm, Muriel Siebert & Company.
Aug 26, 2013 — Jan Scannell is a 32-year-old former accountant with a dream: to establish a national holiday in South Africa like July 4 called Braai Day. Braai is a South African barbecue of meat or vegetables over wood embers.
Aug 26, 2013 — Even as United Nations inspectors try to determine whether and what kind of chemical weapons were used in Syria last week, international diplomats are trying to determine how to respond. Russia has made clear it wants no part of any intervention. It is a veto holder on the UN Security Council, so there's no chance the UN will authorize military force. If the U.S. and its partners want to act, they will have to do so without UN legal cover.