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Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish, Ari Shapiro, and Kelly McEvers present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.

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5 min

Wuhan's Lockdown Memories One Year Later: Pride, Anger, Deep Pain

Jan. 23 marks the one-year anniversary of the strict lockdown imposed on the first epicenter of COVID-19. Here's what residents have to say about their experience.
8 min

Even In Isolation, Rhye Makes Music For Us To Come Together

Mike Milosh, the voice of the R&B collective, says creativity permeates every hour of his life — so he tried to make a sacred space for it while recording his new album, Home.
5 min

Asylum Seekers Hope Biden's Pledge To Welcome Immigrants Includes Them

One of the most daunting immigration challenges facing the Biden administration is what to do about the multitudes of migrants who want asylum protection in the United States.
3 min

Canadian Officials React To Biden Revoking Keystone XL Permit

Canadian officials say they're disappointed that President Biden revoked the Keystone XL Pipeline permit — but they're also looking forward to working with the new administration on climate change.
3 min

Mass Vaccination Efforts Thrust Pharmacies To Center Of COVID-19 Fight

With mass COVID-19 vaccination efforts underway, pharmacies have a critical public health role. But limited supply and uneven state and federal rules make it hard to tell the public what to expect.
4 min

Biden Lifted Trump's Travel Ban. Here's How That Affects Refugees

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Corine Dehabey, who helps run a refugee resettlement organization in Ohio, about the implications of President Biden's reversal of the Trump administration's travel ban.
2 min

How Does Catnip Make Cats High? New Study Offers Answers

Cats act high when they're given catnip because, well, they are. Researchers say that catnip and another plant, silver vine, produce a chemical that activates their opioid reward systems.
11 min

Fauci On The Biden Administration's COVID-19 Strategy

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, about the administration's plan to fight the coronavirus as new variants threaten to make matters worse.