Robert Siegel interviews Xiaoyu Xie, a pianist who grew up in Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province, during a reporting trip in 2008. Siegel and other All Things Considered staff were there when a devastating magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck.

The native New Yorker came to NPR in Washington, D.C., 40 years ago on what he hoped was an unfortunate but necessary detour. Now, after three decades hosting All Things Considered, he's retiring

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Robert Siegel interviews Xiaoyu Xie, a pianist who grew up in Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province, during a reporting trip in 2008. Siegel and other All Things Considered staff were there when a devastating magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck

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