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Six days a week, from Monday through Saturday, the hosts of NPR's All Things Considered help you make sense of a major news story and what it means for you, in 15 minutes. In participating regions on weekdays, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Six days a week, from Monday through Saturday, the hosts of NPR's All Things Considered help you make sense of a major news story and what it means for you, in 15 minutes. In participating regions on weekdays, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

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Six days a week, from Monday through Saturday, the hosts of NPR's All Things Considered help you make sense of a major news story and what it means for you, in 15 minutes. In participating regions on weekdays, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

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Episodes

Pulling Back The Curtain On Our Climate Migration Reporting

11/27/2022
For over a year, we've been working on a series of stories on climate migration that spans thousands of miles and multiple continents. Our team of journalists saw firsthand how climate change is making places like Senegal less habitable. They saw how that's pushing some people to places like Morocco, where they cross international borders in search of a better life. And how that migration is driving a rise in far-right politics in wealthier countries, like Spain. We're pulling back the...

Duration:00:19:03

When Does Comedy Cross the Line?

11/26/2022
Every time stand-up comic Dave Chappelle gets in front of a mic, he seems to reignite a debate over when, or whether, a comedian can go too far. Chappelle has been heavily criticized for jokes about gay people and the trans community. Most recently the comedian came under fire while hosting SNL. During his monologue, he made comments that critics say elevated longstanding, prejudiced tropes against Jewish people. Can a joke become harmful, can comedy cross the line? Who decides what happens...

Duration:00:15:11

Life Is Hard For Migrants On Both Sides Of The Border Between Africa And Europe

11/25/2022
There are two tiny patches of Spain on the African continent. One is a city called Melilla that's surrounded by Morocco and the Mediterranean Sea. The European Union has spent billions to keep migrants from sub-Saharan Africa from crossing the border between Morocco and the Spanish city. This episode, we look at what that means for the people who make it through and for the city they arrive in. This story is part of an NPR series on climate migration and the far-right. In participating...

Duration:00:15:21

Our Picks For TV Shows And Movies You Should Watch This Holiday Weekend

11/24/2022
As people across the U.S. celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy their long holiday weekend, Consider This provides listeners with a list of TV shows and movies to binge over the holiday weekend. One of them is the HBO breakout hit The White Lotus, featuring Michael Imperioli in a lead role for season two of the show. Viewers might best remember Imperioli for his previous role as Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos. NPR's Erika Ryan takes a deeper look at the arc of Imperioli's career. In...

Duration:00:12:17

A Triple Serving Of Flu, COVID And RSV Hits Hospitals Ahead Of Thanksgiving

11/23/2022
Hospitals around the country are overwhelmed, but this time it's not just with COVID. Cases of the flu and RSV are also spiking earlier this year. We hear from a pediatrician in Seattle who says it is the worst season she's seen in her 16-year career. And NPR's Rob Stein reports on what infectious disease specialists recommend to stay healthy this season. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us...

Duration:00:11:26

Amid Missile Tests, What Is North Korea's Endgame?

11/22/2022
North Korea says it has successfully tested its largest intercontinental ballistic missile. And experts say it could potentially deliver a nuclear warhead to targets in the continental United States. But what is North Korea's ultimate goal? And how can the United States and its allies deter Pyongyang? Mary Louise Kelly discusses that with NPR correspondent Anthony Kuhn and Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local...

Duration:00:13:47

Meet The Everyday Crypto Investors Caught Up In The FTX Implosion

11/21/2022
Jake Thacker of Portland, Ore. says he had $70,000 trapped in FTX when the the cryptocurrency exchange collapsed this month. That money may be gone. And he's not the only one. The company's bankruptcy filing says it could owe money to more than a million people. NPR's Chris Arnold reports on how the FTX implosion is affecting everyday investors. And NPR's David Gura looks at whether it could spur Congress to pass new regulations on the crypto industry. In participating regions, you'll...

Duration:00:12:04

How to Cook a Faster, Easier Thanksgiving Dinner

11/19/2022
Thanksgiving is probably the most celebrated meal of the year. But for a lot of home cooks or new cooks, or would-be cooks-- it's also the most daunting. But what if there was a much easier approach to Thanksgiving for cooks who don't have the time - or frankly, the patience? What if you could make Thanksgiving dinner in a few hours with one pot and one pan? No kidding! Host Michel Martin speaks with Melissa Clark, a food writer for the New York Times. Clark shares a super easy...

Duration:00:15:46

How Much Should Wealthier Nations Pay For The Effects Of Climate Change?

11/18/2022
At COP 27, the annual U.N. conference on climate change, one of the big questions that's been raised is how some of the wealthier nations should be paying for the effects of climate change in less developed countries. The U.S. is one of those wealthier nations, and the Biden administration supports creating a fund to help developing countries deal with climate change. But year after year, the money isn't there. We speak with national climate adviser to President Biden, Ali Zaidi, to...

Duration:00:11:23

The Hidden Toll Of Working On Prison Executions

11/17/2022
During the past 50 years, more than 1,550 death sentences have been carried out across the U.S. Many of the hundreds of people involved in carrying out those executions say their health has suffered because of their work. NPR's Chiara Eisner and the investigations team spoke with all kinds of current and former workers about their experiences. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at...

Duration:00:13:51

What Happens To The Investigations Involving Now-Candidate Trump?

11/16/2022
Former President Trump is launching his 2024 campaign with a cloud of legal issues hanging over his head. They include the federal investigation into the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, another into the top secret documents he kept at Mar-a-Lago and a criminal tax fraud trial in New York. University of Michigan Law Professor Barbara McQuade, a former U.S. Attorney, explains how his status as a candidate might weigh on those investigations. And NPR media correspondent David...

Duration:00:12:12

Michelle Obama On Parenting, Partnerships And Political Action

11/15/2022
Even a former first lady who's lived an extraordinary life has ordinary and relatable fears. NPR All Things Considered host Juana Summers sat down with Michelle Obama, who talked about how she navigates the world, even when it feels like things are at their "lowest point," and about her new book, "The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times." In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at...

Duration:00:11:15

How Rising Seas Turned A Would-be Farmer Into A Climate Migrant

11/14/2022
Climate change is a present tense disaster in some parts of the world. In Senegal, rising seas are destroying neighborhoods and once-fertile farm fields. That's pushing young Senegalese like Mamadou Niang to make the treacherous journey to Europe. He's attempted it three times: twice he was deported, the third time, he narrowly escaped drowning. But he says he's still determined to make it there. We visit Senegal to see how climate migration is reshaping life there. And we meet a rapper...

Duration:00:14:55

Can Black Twitter survive Elon Musk?

11/12/2022
A surge in anti-Semitic and racist tweets, an incoherent rollout of a paid verification service, and thousands of layoffs. Then a scramble to rehire some employees. This is only a couple of weeks into Elon Musk's ownership of Twitter. It's impossible to deny that Musk is a highly successful businessman who made some high-visibility missteps on the way to Tesla and SpaceX. But unlike those two companies, Twitter is not about goods and services. For millions of users, it's about community....

Duration:00:15:33

How Hip-hop Is A Mirror That Reflects The Problem Of Gun Violence In America

11/11/2022
Takeoff, from the Atlanta trio known as Migos, was shot and killed at the beginning of November outside a bowling alley in Houston. The issue of violence, specifically gun violence, is often associated with rap culture. But those who follow the industry closely, and know its history, say the culture isn't the culprit. We speak to A.D. Carson, a professor of hip-hop at the University of Virginia, about how death and violence have impacted the rap and hip-hop industry, and how the music is...

Duration:00:14:26

For Many In Ukraine, The Struggle Doesn't End With Liberation

11/10/2022
As Russian forces have retreated in Ukraine, people in newly liberated towns and villages have been trying to pick up the pieces. But it's a process that can be long and painful. NPR's Kat Lonsdorf met a woman named Ludmilla, six months ago in the liberated town of Borodianka. Somehow, Ludmilla happened to know Kat's childhood neighbors in Wisconsin. She had stayed with them years ago. That random encounter stayed with Kat, so she checked back in with Ludmilla to see how she is doing. In...

Duration:00:11:48

No Red Wave But A Divided Government Is Still A Possibility

11/9/2022
The "red wave" of Republican gains that some predicted didn't come to pass during the midterm elections. As of Wednesday afternoon, control of both houses of Congress was still up for grabs. But it appears likely that the country is headed for a divided government. And if history is any guide, that could mean a lot of stalemates. Two political veterans explain what to expect: Ron Bonjean, a strategist with a long career of working for Republicans in both chambers of Congress, and Jim...

Duration:00:13:03

Haiti Is In Turmoil — But Is International Intervention The Right Solution?

11/8/2022
Haiti is a country in crisis. Armed gangs have overtaken the capital of Port-au-Prince. Electricity and clean drinking water are in very short supply and there's been an outbreak of cholera. Half the population is facing acute hunger. Haiti's government has asked for international assistance. But many Haitians don't want that. NPR's Eyder Peralta spoke to Haitians who are actively resisting the idea of international intervention. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports on the debate at the United...

Duration:00:15:28

Five Big Issues Americans Are Voting On This Election

11/7/2022
National issues are increasingly crowding out more local concerns in elections across the country. With that in mind, we hear from five NPR correspondents covering some of the issues that may shape the course of the midterms. Scott Horsley unpacks inflation. Sarah McCammon explains how this year's Supreme Court decision striking down a constitutional right to abortion is shaping voter decisions. Joel Rose puts immigration numbers in context. Martin Kaste explains why Republicans are making...

Duration:00:14:07

Diversity After Affirmative Action

11/5/2022
Over the last four decades, affirmative action has helped transform diversity on college campuses in the United States. But soon, affirmative action in higher education may come to an end. This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging affirmative action policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. Many Court observers believe that the current 6-3 conservative supermajority will rule that higher education can no longer consider race as a factor in admitting...

Duration:00:11:35