All Things Considered for September 30, 2013
Sep 30, 2013 — With hours left before a government shutdown, the Senate reconvened this afternoon and promptly said no to the latest House plan to delay the Affordable Care Act in exchange for funding the government.
Sep 30, 2013 — Melissa Block speaks with Congressman Phil Roe, a House Republican and member of the Tea Party Caucus. He says he's no fan of the healthcare law — but he doesn't want to see a government shutdown either.
Sep 30, 2013 — Most analysts are predicting that a shutdown of the federal government will not last long. But there's no guarantee, and the mere possibility that a shut down might drag on was enough to push down the stock market today. It's one of many possible economic impacts a shutdown might have.
Sep 30, 2013 — Turkey's prime minister announced Monday a long-awaited package of democratic reforms for parliamentary approval, including language and political rights long sought by Turkey's Kurdish minority. The package would also end a legal ban on women wearing headscarves in certain state institutions, and make goodwill gestures toward religious minorities. Kurds say the program doesn't go far enough, but analysts hope the moves will keep a fragile Turkish-Kurdish peace process alive.
Sep 30, 2013 — Lizzie Skurnick has written for and about teens, and now she's venturing into publishing, with a new imprint dedicated to beloved and forgotten young adult novels. Skurnick says classic YA isn't just about fluffy romance; these are books about real life, which deserve to be preserved and celebrated.
Sep 30, 2013 — NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting are documenting just how vivid the typical person's digital picture has become — and how easy it can be for others to see it.
Sep 30, 2013 — From furry handcuffs to a toy bunny that a couple once shared, the Museum of Broken Relationships is filled with artifacts of romances that didn't quite work out.
Sep 30, 2013 — Hazan, who died Sunday at age 89, helped revolutionize how Americans cook and appreciate Italian food. Ironically, Hazan — a biologist by training — had little interest in cooking until she met her husband, who became an indispensable partner in crafting her cookbooks.
Sep 30, 2013 — In an interview with NPR, President Obama said Republicans can still avert a government shutdown, but when asked if the House has come up with a bill he would approve of, he answered flatly, "No."
Sep 30, 2013 — As the U.S. government braces for a shutdown, the Senate voted Monday to reject amendments to a stopgap spending bill passed by the House of Representatives that would have delayed the healthcare law for a year and repeal a tax on medical devices, and returned a "clean" continuing resolution that would keep the government open until Nov. 15 — and leave Obamacare intact — to the House.