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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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More Than 30 People Dead At Anime Studio In Japan After Suspected Arson

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:37

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Wall Street Journal Japan Editor Alastair Gale and anime fan Micaela Mussell about the fire at a beloved animation studio in Kyoto, which killed more than 30 people.

In Puerto Rico, Ponce Mayor Mayita Meléndez Discusses The State Of The Island

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:37

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Mayor Mayita Meléndez of Ponce, Puerto Rico, about growing calls for the governor's resignation.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan Weighs In On Acting DHS Secretary's Testimony

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:25

Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified before the House Oversight Committee Thursday. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the ranking member of the committee.

How Americans — Some Knowingly, Some Unwittingly — Helped China's Surveillance Grow

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:25

The Chinese government has created a surveillance state using DNA, voice, and face recognition technology to track and target China's Uighur population. Americans helped advance this system.

Federal Judge Denies Jeffrey Epstein Bail During Wait For Sex Trafficking Trial

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:25

A federal judge has denied Jeffrey Epstein's bail request pending his trial for sex trafficking of minors — implying that he remains a danger and is a flight risk.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Testifies Before House Oversight Committee

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:25

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan testifies before the House Oversight committee as Democrats push back against Trump administration's policies to address the border crisis.

'I'm Drowning': Those Hit Hardest By Student Loan Debt Never Finished College

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:25

Some of the people struggling the most to pay back their debt are the millions of students who took out student loans but never finished a degree.

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Is Aerobic Exercise The Right Prescription For Staving Off Alzheimer's?

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:04

Researchers are testing exercise in people at high risk for Alzheimer's. The goal of a federally funded study is to learn whether aerobic physical activity can protect the brain.

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In Lost Essay, Langston Hughes Recounts Meeting A Young Chain Gang Runaway

Wed, 2019-07-17 18:00

The work, previously published only in Russian, was discovered by Professor Steven Hoelscher. The encounter occurred in 1927, when Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston went on a road trip through the South.

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'No Meaningful Oversight': ICE Contractor Overlooked Problems At Detention Centers

Wed, 2019-07-17 17:48

Public scrutiny of the health and safety conditions at immigration detention centers is growing. But the contractor ICE hired to inspect those conditions is accused of ignoring problems for years.

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WHO Says Ebola Is Now A 'Public Health Emergency Of International Concern'

Wed, 2019-07-17 17:07

The head of the World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo an international emergency. It's only the fifth time the WHO has sounded the alarm this way.

House Democrats Try To Vote On Top Priorities, Forced To Turn To Immigration

Wed, 2019-07-17 17:07

Some House Democrats are concerned that the latest border crisis and feud between President Trump and four House progressives is causing immigration to overtake health care as main issue for 2020.

Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Greenville, N.C.

Wed, 2019-07-17 17:07

President Trump will hold a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday. It's his first since tweeting racist tropes. Many Greenville residents say they don't welcome that divisive message.

The Story Of A Scam That Lured Hollywood Professionals To Indonesia

Wed, 2019-07-17 17:07

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Johnson about an elaborate scam originating in Indonesia scamming Hollywood hopefuls out of their money.

Federal Judge Awards Jewish Woman $14 Million In Case Against Neo-Nazi Trolls

Wed, 2019-07-17 17:07

A federal judge has awarded $14 million to a Montana realtor in her case against the founder of a neo-Nazi website whose followers threatened her via a "troll storm."

Sen. Bernie Sanders Defends His 'Medicare-For-All' Plan

Wed, 2019-07-17 17:07

Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a defense of his "Medicare for All" plan Wednesday, as other candidates claim the mantle and former Vice President Joe Biden argues against his approach.

Telescope In Chile's Mountains Looks For Signals To Explain How The Universe Began

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:32

There's a telescope high up in the mountains of Chile that's looking for signals from the earliest moments of the universe. Finding these signals would be key to explaining how the universe began.

Trump's New Asylum Rules A Hard Blow To The Thousands Waiting To Cross Legally

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:24

"People get in line, everything is regulated," said one migrant who has waited three months. "And now comes this, that you have to have political asylum in a third country."

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Your Local Library May Have A New Offering In Stock: A Resident Social Worker

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:24

Libraries have never been just about books; they're also crucial hubs of community support. Some are even expanding that role, and supporting their librarians, by bringing in trained social workers.

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Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Turns To Humor To Distinguish Herself Among Candidates

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:24

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is one of nearly two dozen Democrats running for president. She says one of the way she's trying to distinguish herself from the crowded field is through humor.