All Things Considered for November 2, 2013
Nov 2, 2013 — The rate of heroin use is up, and federal data show that nearly 80 percent of people using it had previously abused prescription painkillers. The drugs have similar effects, and curbing painkiller abuse may help stymie the draw to heroin.
Nov 2, 2013 — About Time, written and directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually), follows a young man looking for love — with a little help from time-travel. NPR's Bob Mondello says that in this instance, time travel and romantic comedy don't necessarily blend well together.
Nov 2, 2013 — KPFK's global music DJ recently visited Brazil, and he brings NPR's Arun Rath a stack of new music he discovered there.
Nov 2, 2013 — With the federal insurance exchanges still a mess, some uninsured people are turning to local groups to figure out how and where to purchase insurance. In Florida, a lack of coordination among different agencies is leaving room for dubious outfits to enter the scene.
Nov 2, 2013 — Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about an Instagram artist with a social conscience, one man breaking into the world of belly dancing, and the timeless innovation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
Nov 2, 2013 — Tweeter-comedian Rob Delaney's new book is a significant departure from the 140-character format that made him famous. The memoir also showcases a more serious side. Delaney talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the struggles with alcoholism and depression that eventually led him to comedy.