All Things Considered for October 11, 2013
Oct 11, 2013 — Some Michigan seniors may be going hungry thanks to the government shutdown. In western Kent County alone, more than 1,300 low-income seniors depend on a government surplus food program. But the USDA has announced that the program is hold until further notice.
Oct 11, 2013 — Jehane Noujaim's documentary follows a group of young revolutionaries in Egypt through the political upheaval of the past two-and-a-half years. NPR's Robert Siegel spoke with the director about the film, the activists it follows and their country's future.
Oct 11, 2013 — There's a cult following for the game that most of America threw out when video games came along. It's more competitive than ever. And in the eyes of some, it's art.
Oct 11, 2013 — The play Fetch Clay, Make Man explores the sense of identity through the eyes of two significant figures in black history — Stepin Fetchit (Lincoln Perry) and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali).
Oct 11, 2013 — The Catholic Church has long held that saints are in communion with God after death, says Mary Catherine Hilkert, a Catholic theologian and Dominican Sister of Peace. But, she says, "never has there been a statement about anyone definitively being in hell."
Oct 10, 2013 — The film, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks, is based on the true story of a freighter captured by Somali pirates in 2009. NPR's Bob Mondello says it's an accomplished and surprisingly emotional thriller. (Recommended)