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All Things Considered
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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  • Health Exchange Tech Problems Point To A Thornier Issue
    The Obama administration says the technology powering health exchange sign-ups buckled under unexpectedly high traffic. But healthcare.gov's glitches are part of much more complicated issue: a systemic contracting and procurement problem.
  • State Health Exchanges: The Good, The Bad, And The Glitches
    Melissa Block speaks with Jocelyn Guyer from the health policy consulting firm Manatt Health Solutions about the good and bad of the state health exchanges so far.
  • Delaying Aging May Have A Bigger Payoff Than Fighting Disease
    There's the war on cancer and the war on heart disease. But investing in delaying the aging process may have a better payoff, economists say. Adding two years of healthy living to lifespans would result in $7 trillion in benefits over 50 years, an analysis says. But Medicare and Social Security would cost more, too.
  • Flood Forensics: Why Colorado's Floods Were So Destructive
    Nearly a year's worth of rain was dumped on parts of the state in four days this fall. The downpour from the heavens created a slurry on the mountainsides that scrubbed away soil, trees, boulders and buildings. Scientists say the flooding may have been a once-in-a-thousand-years event.
  • It's All About The (New, More Secure) Benjamins, Baby
    A government shutdown isn't stopping the release of a new 100-dollar bill. We'll take a look at the new Ben's high-tech makeover.
  • Asian Allies' Anxieties Rise Amid Washington Paralysis
    President Obama cancelled a planned trip to Asia this week to deal with the political crisis at home. That's disappointed — even worried — some of America's friends in the region who are counting on the United States to stand up to an increasingly assertive China.
  • By The Numbers: The Cost Of The Federal Government Shutdown
    As the partial government shutdown continues into its eighth day, All Things Considered takes a look at what's been happening both in and out of Washington.
  • Declassified Documents Shed New Light On 40-Year-Old War
    Robert Siegel speaks to Ehud Yaari, an International Fellow with the Washington Institute, about recently declassified documents pertaining to the 40th anniversary of the 1973 war between Israel and Egypt.
  • Researches Who Theorized 'God Particle' Get Physics Nobel
    This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to François Englert of Belgium, and British scientist Peter W. Higgs. The two scientists independently, and at almost exactly the same time, proposed the existence of the so-called "God particle" or Higgs boson as part of a mechanism that explains how the universe works at the most fundamental level. Their theory was recently confirmed by experiments this summer at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.
  • Sleigh Bells: Stomping The Fine Line Between Sweetness And Menace
    The duo incorporates many genre influences to fit its hard-edged pop sound. Critic Will Hermes says the formula still works on Bitter Rivals, which finds the two musicians trying to expand their boundaries even further.

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