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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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Facebook Fundraiser For Immigrant Legal Fees Soars To $17 Million

Sat, 2018-06-23 17:06

Dave and Charlotte Willner started a fundraiser to raise $1,500 for the nonprofit RAICES. They've now raised close to $20 million. Michel Martin asks them about how they far exceeded their original goal.

Barbershop: The Media And The White House

Sat, 2018-06-23 17:06

The media has been grappling with how to cover an openly hostile White House that hasn't been reliable when it comes to the facts. Michel Martin speaks with The Washington Post's Paul Farhi, Daniel Dale of The Toronto Star, and former presidential speechwriter Mary Kate Cary.

Zimbabwe Explosion Hits Presidential Rally

Sat, 2018-06-23 17:06

A explosion rocked a political rally in Zimbabwe, where the country's president was speaking. The president was unharmed, but several people were seriously hurt. NPR's Ari Shapiro was at the rally.

El Salvador Pressures U.S. To Reunite Migrant Families

Sat, 2018-06-23 17:06

Migrants deported back to their Central American homelands sometimes are forced to leave without their children. El Salvador now says it won't allow the U.S. to return deportees until they have been reunited with their children.

Family Separations Is Not New — The Scale Of It Is, Border Patrol Veteran Says

Sat, 2018-06-23 17:06

Host Michel Martin talks about family separation at the border with Terence Shigg, a 22-year veteran of the Border Patrol and spokesperson for the union that represents the agents in San Diego.

Why The Contradictions Of XXXTentacion Are 'Difficult To Square'

Sat, 2018-06-23 17:06

Music critic Lindsay Zoladz explains how and why music fans are grappling with art and violent life of Florida rapper XXXTentacion, following his murder.

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Priscilla Renea Refuses To Be Quiet About Racism In Country Music

Sat, 2018-06-23 17:06

Dolly Parton, one of Renea's favorite singers, says you have to stay quiet to make it in show business. But Renea refuses to downplay her experiences as a black woman in country music.

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Remembering Rev. Ralph David Abernathy 50 Years After Resurrection City Came Down

Fri, 2018-06-22 18:49

Fifty years ago this month authorities took down a tent city on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., that was part of a protest against poverty. One of the key organizers was the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, a leader of the civil rights movement.

Schools Are Out For The Summer, But The Debate On How To Make Them Safer Continues

Fri, 2018-06-22 18:16

The PROMISE program was designed as a way to offer troubled students an alternative to suspension or expulsion. Initiated by the Obama administration in 2014, the program is now under scrutiny following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., earlier this year.

Last 'Parts Unknown' Episode Set To Air After Anthony Bourdain's Death

Fri, 2018-06-22 18:16

CNN will air the last new episode of Anthony Bourdain's show, Parts Unknown on Sunday. Now that viewers know Bourdain struggled with deep depression, what do these shows say — and where can fans go to keep watching his work?

Leapin' Lizards! The Dinos Are Loose Again In 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

Fri, 2018-06-22 16:24

It's been 25 years and four movies since T. Rexes, velociraptors and their variously lethal cousins stomped on screen in Jurassic Park. NPR critic Bob Mondello says they're still stomping in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and are, once again, threatened with extinction.

A Look At The Business Of Immigrant Detention

Fri, 2018-06-22 16:24

NPR's Audie Cornish discusses the billion-dollar business of detaining immigrant children with New York Times reporter Katie Benner.

What The Last Week Says About First Lady Melania Trump

Fri, 2018-06-22 16:24

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with CNN reporter Kate Bennett, who covers first lady Melania Trump, about what her actions over the past week say about how she's filling the role.

The History Of The Flores Settlement And Its Effects On Immigration

Fri, 2018-06-22 16:24

President Trump has ordered the Justice Department to file a request to modify a court agreement known as the Flores settlement to allow for immigrant families to be detained together at the border. The settlement has governed the detention of immigrant children since the mid-80s.

President Trump Attempts To Change Immigration Narrative After Reversing Family Separation

Fri, 2018-06-22 16:24

President Trump is trying to change the narrative on immigration. He held an event Friday with families to highlight victims of crimes allegedly committed by people in the country illegally.

London's Royal Academy Of Arts Celebrates 250 Years Of Showcasing Contemporary Works

Fri, 2018-06-22 16:24

Summertime in London means aspiring artists have a chance to see their work showcased alongside more famous names at the venerable Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. The popular show is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a display called "Art Made Now" that includes 1,300 works that range from the whimsical to the overly political.

Salvadorans Weigh In On How They View The U.S. Immigration Situation

Fri, 2018-06-22 16:24

The Trump administration policies on migrant families are big news in El Salvador. Editorials describe the policy of separating families as racist. Many Salvadorans now say they wouldn't attempt to get into the U.S. with children, even though President Trump has reversed the order.

How Trump's Reversal On Family Separation Is Changing Activity Along The Border

Fri, 2018-06-22 16:24

The Trump administration has backed off its policy of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Maureen Meyer, director of the Mexico program at the Washington Office on Latin America, speaks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly from Arizona to talk about the effect of the policy change on the ground.

Week In Politics: Discussing The Trump Administration's Immigration Policy

Fri, 2018-06-22 16:24

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Politico reporter Eliana Johnson of Politico, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution about the Trump administration's immigration policy.

Baltimore Group Caring For Migrant Children, Working To Reunite Them With Parents

Fri, 2018-06-22 16:24

President Trump's executive order ended family separation, but more than 2,000 children are still separated from their parents. Some of these children are under the care of groups like Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, based in Baltimore.