All Things Considered
All Things Considered

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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3 min

Magnolias, Beer Cans and Football: Mississippi Is Designing A New State Flag

The state was the last one to include the Confederate battle emblem on its flag. Reuben Anderson, chair of the redesign commission, discusses the proposals and what the change means for Mississippi.
5 min

Who Is Sen. Anne Ranch?

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with TV comedy writer Charles Rogers about his satirical political campaign for a fake senator.
3 min

Portland Protests De-Escalate As Federal Agents Leave City Streets

Protests in Portland, Ore., have de-escalated since state troopers took over from federal law enforcement last week. But the truce is fragile, and some worry things could turn bad again.
7 min

Listener Questions On School Reopenings Answered

Some schools are choosing to be remote-only this fall, while others have already reopened. NPR looks at the science and education issues facing families, states and educators as classes resume.
2 min

Coronavirus Victims: Chicago Civil Engineer Kai Wong Sam

Chicago civil engineer Kai Wong Sam died in April from COVID-19. His wife talks about their childhood letters as pen pals and how they reconnected and fell in love years later.
1 min

Gen. Charles Brown Jr. To Become 1st Black Military Service Chief

The Air Force's new top officer, Gen. Charles Brown Jr., is the first African American to serve as a military service chief. He will be the first Black officer on the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 1993.
3 min

Lebanese Criticize Government Over Massive Explosion In Beirut

The Lebanese people are growing angrier with their leaders after this week's explosion in Beirut, with questions being raised about official negligence as a possible cause in the deadly blast.
1 min

What's The Value Of Seabird Poop?

Researchers say seabird excrement provides economic benefits of $470 million a year — and they say they hope that fact will raise awareness for the birds' conservation.