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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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Reporter: Blast Hit Arena Full Of Young Girls At U.S. Pop Star's Concert

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:50:00 -0400

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish speaks to the Financial Times' Andy Bounds about the latest in a deadly incident at an Ariana Grande show in Manchester, England.

At Least 19 Killed, 50 Injured In Incident At Pop Concert In England

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:37:00 -0400

Police in Manchester, England, say they're investigating the reported explosion at a show by American singer Ariana Grande as a terrorist attack until they know otherwise.

British Police Confirm Fatalities After Reported Explosion At Manchester Arena

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:01:00 -0400

Police have confirmed a number of deaths after a reported explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The explosion was followed by a chaotic scene with people running for the exits.

At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:58:00 -0400

In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.

Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields After Stock Prices Dwindle

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:58 -0400

Ford has just come off two straight years of record earnings. Its F-150 trucks are the best selling vehicles in America. But none of this was enough to save CEO Mark Fields' job. The career Ford executive has been replaced by a relative newcomer, Jim Hackett. One reason for the move: Ford's stock price tumbled nearly 40 percent in the three years Fields was at the helm.

Backing Musicians Do The Heavy Lifting On NBC's 'The Voice'

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

For our series, "Backstage Pass," NPR goes behind the scenes of the hit TV show, The Voice, where we meet the house band and veteran musicians who learn and perform new songs daily.

Princess Engagement Revives Debate Over Rules Of Japan's Monarchy

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Motoko Rich, the Tokyo bureau chief for The New York Times, about how the engagement of a Japanese princess is reviving a debate about the rigid set of laws that govern Japan's monarchy.

Police Investigate University Of Maryland Killing As Possible Hate Crime

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

A white University of Maryland student could be charged with a hate crime in the death of a black student who was there visiting friends. Richard Collins was stabbed while waiting for a ride.

'New Yorker' Writer Paints Picture Of James Mattis As Both Soldier And Scholar

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to reporter Dexter Filkins, about his profile of Defense Secretary James Mattis in the latest issue of The New Yorker. The article comes as President Trump is calling for a $54 billion increase in defense spending, and it follows the administration's recent military actions in Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan.

DNC Staffer's Murder Illustrates How Conspiracy Theorists Spread Fake News

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Post reporter David Weigel about the conspiracy behind Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's murder last summer and how fake news is still spreading.

Supreme Court Upholds Rejection Of North Carolina Congressional Districts

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

The Supreme Court upheld the rejection of two congressional districts in North Carolina by a lower court. The lower court ruled the districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African Americans and ordered them redrawn.

Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill' With Proposal For Public Schools

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

The Texas legislature is again considering a bathroom bill. This one would require children in public schools to use restrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates.

Trump's First International Trip Offers Chance To Refocus Foreign Policy

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

President Trump's first international trip is an opportunity for him to reorient U.S. foreign policy priorities. It can also provide him a respite from political controversies back at home.

Turkish Businessman With Ties To Michael Flynn Hosts Conference At Trump Hotel

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

The Turkish businessman who paid Michael Flynn $530,000 to lobby for the Turkish government is heading up a conference held at the Trump International Hotel, a few blocks from both the White House and the FBI. The event comes at a time when all of Trump's tangled interests are being scrutinized, but that doesn't seem to bother the participants.

Chinese Investors Among Majority Of EB-5 Visa Recipients

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

The EB-5 visa grants permanent U.S. residence to anyone investing a half million dollars in a U.S.-based development project. Eighty percent of EB-5 recipients are Chinese. NPR takes a look at why they are applying for these visas.