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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

Children Are Grieving. Here's How One Texas School District Is Trying to Help

12/5/2022
It's been more than a year now since many kids across the country returned to their classrooms. And many of them brought grief and trauma with them, too. But some educators just don't feel equipped to support kids who are grieving. NPR's Rhitu Chatterjee speaks with a handful of school mental health professionals who recently attended a special training on grief and trauma. Also in this episode, NPR's Eric Deggans speaks with a psychologist on collective trauma in the wake of mass...

Duration:00:14:47

Punishing Player Misconduct: Will the NFL Ever Get it Right?

12/3/2022
On Sunday, Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will return to the field for the first time in nearly two years. This comes after an 11-game suspension and $5 million fine imposed by the NFL after more than two dozen female massage therapists filed allegations against him ranging from sexual misconduct to sexual assault. The allegations stem from incidents that occurred in 2020 and 2021, while Watson was a quarterback for the Houston Texans. And while he doesn't face criminal...

Duration:00:13:17

Twitter's Safety Chief Quit. Here's Why.

12/2/2022
It didn't take long for Elon Musk's stated vision for Twitter—a "digital town square" where all legal speech flows freely—to run head long into reality. Namely, the fact that many citizens of that town square want to share inaccurate, racist or violent ideas. Yoel Roth used to lead the team that set the rules for what was allowed on Twitter, and aimed to keep users safe. Not long after Musk took over the company, Roth quit. In an interview, he explains why he left and what he thinks is...

Duration:00:14:26

China's Outspoken Generation

12/1/2022
The protests in China may have been silenced, for now. But could this be the start of a new political awakening among young people in the country? Host Juana Summers talks to Yangyang Cheng, a Fellow at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center, and Professor Mary Gallagher, who directs the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan about why this is happening now. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your...

Duration:00:12:29

Can Newly Elected LGBTQ Lawmakers Shift The Landscape For LGBTQ Rights?

11/30/2022
The advocacy group Human Rights Campaign reports that in the past year, more than 300 bills targeting LGBTQ rights have been introduced by state legislatures around the U.S. A recent NPR analysis shows that about 15% of those bills were signed into a law. NPR's Melissa Block breaks down the current landscape of anti-LGBTQ legislation. At the same time, a record number of openly LGBTQ candidates were elected to public office across the nation this year. We hear from two just-elected state...

Duration:00:14:35

The (Literally) Cold War In Ukraine

11/29/2022
Russian attacks have repeatedly targeted Ukrainian energy and heating infrastructure, threatening to leave millions vulnerable to the approaching bitter cold of winter. Winter will also force both sides to change their tactics on the war's frontlines. NPR's Nathan Rott reports on what leafless trees and frozen fields mean for the battlefield. 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:00:10:47

How Abortion Bans—Even With Medical Emergency Exemptions—Impact Healthcare

11/28/2022
Christina Zielke went to an ER in Ohio bleeding profusely while experiencing a miscarriage. This was in early September, before the state's 6-week abortion ban was put on hold by a judge. What happened to her next is an example of how new state abortion laws can affect medical care in emergency situations. Doctors who run afoul of these laws face the threat of felony charges, prison time and the loss of their medical license. NPR's Selena Simmons-Duffin reports that some doctors are asking...

Duration:00:14:48

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