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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7 min

Where We Come From: What's in a name?

Author Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Tiffany Aliche talk about changing their given Nigerian names to more American ones in order to assimilate, and what their given versus chosen names mean to them today.
3 min

Financial catastrophe looms as Congress works to address the country's debt ceiling

The clock is ticking for Congress to address America's debt ceiling that lets the government borrow money to pay its bills. A financial catastrophe may follow if it isn't resolved by early December.
2 min

Biden issues new rules for international travelers

The Biden administration is lifting its ban on international travelers on Nov. 8. On Monday, it released some of the details of the new rules.
4 min

The trial of the Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' organizers is underway

In Charlottesville, Va., the trial of far-right extremists associated with 2017's Unite the Right rally has begun. Experts say the deadly rally helped usher in an era of extremism and radicalization.
4 min

Sudan's military has staged a coup, detaining the prime minister

There's been an apparent coup in Sudan. The military has seized power, dissolved the government and arrested the prime minister. Two years ago, a revolution ousted longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
4 min

Is there still hope for HBCUs as negotiations continue over Democrat's spending bill?

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Lodriguez Murray, United Negro College Fund senior vice president, on recent protests over student housing at HBCUs and where President Biden's pledge to HBCUs stands.
3 min

How turmoil in Afghanistan has impacted agriculture — a vital part of its livelihood

Afghanistan is facing crisis on multiple fronts as borders are closed, farmers in the country are facing a drought and the economy is in free-fall.
4 min

Barbados elects its 1st president in a step towards shedding its colonial past

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Mackie Holder, consulate general of Barbados in New York, about Barbados transitioning to a republic.