All Things Considered | WABE 90.1 FM

All Things Considered

Weekdays at 4 p.m. and Weekends at 5 p.m. on WABE's Live Stream

NPR's flagship evening newsmagazine delivers in-depth reporting and transforms the way listeners understand current events and view the world.

Every weekday, hosts Amy Kiley,Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish, Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special – sometimes quirky – features.

Atlanta, GA – The battle over the F-22 fighter jet should resume in the U.S Senate this week. The jet is made at Lockheed's plant in Marietta. The Senate will voted on an amendment to the defense spending bill..which would end production of any new jets. WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss, who is leading the fight to expand the F-22 program. Chambliss says he expects a close vote across party lines.

Atlanta, GA – Republican GA. Senator Johnny Isakson is calling for a basic medical insurance plan for everyone which patients could pay for with tax credits or vouchers. He opposes the government as a provider. Dr. Daniel Blumenthal wants to make the government the single provider for most. He's a professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Speaking for himself, he believes that a single payer system, with Medicare covering everyone would be more efficient.

Atlanta, GA – Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss was overseas last week, when President Obama nominated Federal Appeals Court Judge Sonya Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. The nomination provoked strong opposition among some conservatives while Republican Senators debate among themselves how to approach the confirmation vote. Senator Saxby Chambliss told WABE's Denis O'Hayer he needs to learn much more about Sotomayor so he'll read her opinions and talk to everyone who knows her and the Court.

Atlanta, GA – Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel says she will fight the U.S. Justice Department decision to throw out the state's voter screening system. It cross-checks a voter's information with state databases like driver's license records to verify identity and citizenship.The Justice Department ruled the databases are unreliable and the screening system disproportionately affbaeDects minority voters. WABE's Denis O'Hayer talked with leaders on both sides beginning with Secretary of State Handel.

Atlanta, GA – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is generally classified as an anxiety disorder.
But for war veterans, it can also be a disorder of the heart.

"War injures the soul, distorts the heart, confuses the mind, ruins the identity."

Psychotherapist and author Edward Tick, has been working with war veterans and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for nearly three decades.