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All Things Considered-Weekend

Saturdays and Sundays, 4pm - 5pm
  • Hosted by Michel Martin

Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world.  Every weekday, hosts bring listeners breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.  A one-hour edition of the program airs on Saturday and Sunday.

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This? This is James Brown.

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JAMES BROWN: One. Two. One, two, three.

MCEVERS: That song plus these songs - what do they all have in common?

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Cholera is spreading rapidly across Yemen, where civil war has decimated the public health services needed to contain the outbreak.

Nearly 1,600 people have died from the disease in the last two months; an estimated 5,000 are infected every day.

Dr. Sherin Varkey of UNICEF speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about the humanitarian response to the crisis.


Understanding The Case Of Charlie Gard

Jul 4, 2017

Eleven-month-old Charlie Gard was born with a rare genetic disorder. His parents' legal fight to continue his treatment has sparked a debate about who should decide what medical treatment he gets.

Dr. Claire Fenton-Glynn, a legal scholar at the University of Cambridge who studies children's rights, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the case.

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The tech industry is reshaping cities far from traditional hubs like Silicon Valley and Seattle. Today in All Tech Considered - how tech companies choose a home base and what happens to cities when the industry moves in.

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Why Does The Electric Guitar Need A Hero?

Jul 2, 2017

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WILLIE NELSON: (Singing) On the road again.

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There was a violent scene in New York City today. Authorities say a man pulled a rifle from under a white lab coat and opened fire inside a Bronx hospital, as NPR's Joel Rose reports.

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Kris Kobach is the vice chairman of the White House commission on voting and elections. He's also the secretary of state of Kansas. Welcome to the program.

KRIS KOBACH: Great to be with you.

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The health care legislation under discussion in the Senate could allow states to remove some of the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections — including the prohibition that keeps insurers from limiting how much they'll pay for medically needy, expensive patients. Clara Hardy's parents worry about the Senate bill for just this reason.

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"Baby Driver" is a heist movie told from the point of view of the getaway driver named Baby.

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ANSEL ELGORT: (As Baby) I'm the driver.

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After nearly two years without a budget, the state of Illinois and those who depend on it may be running out of time.

Lawmakers are scrambling to approve a new budget before a midnight deadline on Friday but an agreement between Republicans, led by Gov. Bruce Rauner, and the Democratic leaders in the Legislature appears distant.

Say you're headed to a summer cookout or barbecue or a family reunion but you don't want to show up empty-handed. What do you bring that can withstand the heat outdoors and make people happy?

We asked three chefs for their suggestions for dishes that will stand out from all the beans and burgers and slaw and dips sure to be on the table. The goal is to go home with nothing but a clean serving dish.

The relationship between jazz and boxing goes back to the pre-civil rights era, when entertainment and sports were some of only professions in which African Americans could excel. Miles Davis paid tribute to the first African-American world heavyweight champion on his 1971 album, Jack Johnson. Now Steve Coleman has released his own musical tribute to boxing: an album called Morphogenesis.

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