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Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.
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Encore: 'The Undefeated,' A New Picture Book, Celebrates Black Brilliance

3 hours 24 min ago

Artist Kadir Nelson was inspired by Kwame Alexander's poem celebrating African American life, and turned it into a picture book for children. Nelson was awarded the Caldecott Medal Monday.

What Happened During The First Weekend Of The Sundance Film Festival

3 hours 24 min ago

Sundance is known as the largest independent film festival in the country. This year, there haven't been many big sales after the first weekend — but that doesn't mean there aren't notable projects.

Newly Democratic Virginia Legislature Hopes To Repeal Jim Crow-Era Laws

3 hours 24 min ago

Virginia has dozens of discriminatory laws still extant. Still trying to recover from admitting to wearing blackface, Gov. Ralph Northam says he hopes the new legislature strikes those old laws down.

The Potential Global Economic Impact Of The Wuhan Coronavirus

3 hours 24 min ago

Stocks tumbled Monday as concerns mounted that the outbreak of coronavirus that began in China could take a toll on the global economy.

White House Lawyers Resume Impeachment Defense As Trial Hits Week 2

3 hours 24 min ago

President Trump's team of lawyers got into the meat of their defense against impeachment in the Senate trial on Monday.

Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration Rule For Immigrants On Public Benefits

3 hours 24 min ago

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration's effort to screen green card applicants who may need government aid, making it harder for them to acheive permanent residency.

Remembering Kobe Bryant — And The Shadow On His Legacy

3 hours 24 min ago

As the world remembers the achievements and mentorship of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday, it also remembers the sexual assault allegations he faced in 2003.

Remembering 'Kiwi Queen' Frieda Caplan, Who Expanded U.S. Supermarket Offerings

3 hours 24 min ago

Frieda Caplan, better known as the "Kiwi Queen," helped introduce hundreds of fruits and vegetables to American supermarkets. She died on Jan. 18 at the age of 96.

How Helpful Are Face Masks In Preventing The Spread Of Disease?

3 hours 24 min ago

As China continues to report a growing number of cases of Wuhan coronavirus, images of people wearing face masks have become ubiquitous. How effective are these masks in stopping the virus' spread?

Independent Sen. Angus King Reflects On Bolton Bombshell

3 hours 24 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, about revelations that President Trump told former national security adviser John Bolton about his intention to withhold aid to Ukraine.

Encore: Tanya Tucker Is Back

3 hours 24 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with country musician Tanya Tucker about putting out her first solo album in more than 10 years. It's called While I'm Livin'. She won two Grammys for it Sunday night.

Giant Swarm Of Locusts From Middle East Now Threatening Kenya's Farms

3 hours 24 min ago

The biggest swarm of locusts in decades has chomped its way around a swath of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa — and is now devouring crops in Kenya.

New York Law Eliminating Cash Bail Draws Backlash From Prosecutors And Police

3 hours 24 min ago

Backlash is building among police and prosecutors weeks after New York eliminated bail for most non-violent offenses. They say courts should be able to keep certain offenders in jail before trial.

Fire Destroys Boat Dock In North Alabama, Killing At Least 8

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In north Alabama, authorities say at least eight people died early Monday after a boat dock caught fire. The fire destroyed more than 30 boats moored along the Tennessee River in Scottsboro, Ala.

A Closer Look At The 72 Hours After A Ukrainian Airliner Was Shot Down In Iran

3 hours 24 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Farnaz Fassihi of The New York Times, who has pieced together an extensive chronology of the 72 hours after a Ukrainian airliner was shot down in Tehran.

Journalist Joshua Yaffa On New Book, 'Between Two Fires'

Sun, 2020-01-26 17:13

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Joshua Yaffa about his new book Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition and Compromise in Putin's Russia.

Why Elections Officials Aren't Taking A Simple Security Step

Sun, 2020-01-26 17:13

Elections officials could improve their cybersecurity in a simple way — by using dot gov website domains instead of the others they use. Why don't they?

Climate Change Threatens Future Of Sports

Sun, 2020-01-26 17:13

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Dave Zirin about how climate change is impacting sports around the globe, including the poor air quality at the Australian Open.

Trump Travel Ban Expansion Could Affect HBCUs

Sun, 2020-01-26 17:13

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, about how the potential travel ban expansion might affect historically black colleges and universities.

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls In Final Stretch Of Iowa Campaigning

Sun, 2020-01-26 17:13

Democratic presidential hopefuls are in home stretch of the Iowa caucuses and the top candidates have been campaigning there on Sunday.