All Things Considered

Weekdays at 3 pm and weekends at 5 pm

On May 3, 1971, at 5 p.m., All Things Considered debuted on 90 public radio stations. In the 40 years since, almost everything about the program has changed, from the hosts, producers, editors and reporters to the length of the program, the equipment used and even the audience.

However there is one thing that remains the same: each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound.

KELSEY SNELL, HOST:

Tonight, dancer Calvin Royal III will perform at the Vail Dance Festival. He's the artist-in-residence this year, and it comes on top of a big promotion. In 2020, Royal was named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. As reporter Alexandra Starr explains, he's just the third African American in history to be promoted to ABT's most prestigious rank.

(SOUNDBITE OF DINAH WASHINGTON SONG, "THIS BITTER EARTH")

Tonight, dancer Calvin Royal III will take center stage for a special spotlight performance at the Vail Dance Festival — where he's this year's artist-in-residence. He'll dance to Dinah Washington's "This Bitter Earth," a piece, he says, that often makes audiences burst into tears.

KELSEY SNELL, HOST:

Tonight, dancer Calvin Royal III will perform at the Vail Dance Festival. He's the artist-in-residence this year, and it comes on top of a big promotion. In 2020, Royal was named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. As reporter Alexandra Starr explains, he's just the third African American in history to be promoted to ABT's most prestigious rank.

(SOUNDBITE OF DINAH WASHINGTON SONG, "THIS BITTER EARTH")

KELSEY SNELL, HOST:

And finally today, it's been five years since the music icon Prince suddenly and tragically passed away. In his Paisley Park studios, Prince left a literal vault filled with hundreds, if not thousands of unreleased songs and pieces of music. Now some of it is being released for the public to hear. "Welcome 2 America" is a collection of songs Prince had worked on in 2010.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WELCOME 2 AMERICA")

PRINCE: Welcome to America, where you can fail at your job, get fired, rehired and get a $700 billion tip.

KELSEY SNELL, HOST:

And finally today, it's been five years since the music icon Prince suddenly and tragically passed away. In his Paisley Park studios, Prince left a literal vault filled with hundreds, if not thousands of unreleased songs and pieces of music. Now some of it is being released for the public to hear. "Welcome 2 America" is a collection of songs Prince had worked on in 2010.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WELCOME 2 AMERICA")

PRINCE: Welcome to America, where you can fail at your job, get fired, rehired and get a $700 billion tip.

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