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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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Proposed Budget Cuts Slash Funding For Great Lakes Clean-Up

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

Proposed White House budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies will end federal spending on Great Lakes clean-up. That includes axing work on invasive species like Asian carp and a public health program that protects drinking water from toxic algae for 11 million residents around Lake Erie.



President Trump Looks To Move On From Health Care Failure

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

How does President Trump recover from his first legislative failure? He may be able to draw some lessons from the last president who tried and failed to reform the health care system.



NFL Owners Approve Oakland Raiders' Move To Las Vegas

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

The Oakland Raiders will no longer be the Oakland Raiders. The team will be moving to Las Vegas, and fans are feeling jilted, again.



Democrats Look To Replace GOP Rep. Tom Price In Georgia Special Election

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

A special congressional election in Georgia is becoming a focus point for Democrats and Republicans eager to chart their parties' political futures.



Paul Ryan Looks To Unite GOP After Health Care Failure

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that his party was going through "growing pains" as the Republican health care bill failed. Now Republicans have to figure how to pick up the pieces and figure out how to govern, or risk another leadership crisis in the House.



Trump's Plan To Ditch Clean Power Plan Threatens Paris Agreement

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

President Trump is expected to ditch the Clean Power Plan this week. The CPP regulations would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that warm the planet. Without it, the U.S. won't live up to its pledge, made in Paris in 2015, to make deep cuts in emissions. That could jeopardize the Paris deal, in which nearly 200 nations made similar pledges.



Polling Stations Open In Europe For Turkish Referendum

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

Voting in the controversial Turkish referendum that led to the nasty spat between President Erdogan and Western European leaders starts in Germany. It's home to the largest ex-pat European community outside Turkey. It goes on for several weeks.



Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested After Protests

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

Large anti-corruption protests swept across Russia Sunday. Many of them were organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny who has now been arrested. These protests were the biggest since 2012 when tens of thousands came out against the Kremlin over allegations of widespread vote fraud. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to independent Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner who is in Moscow.



Congress Votes To Expand Drug Testing For Unemployment Recipients

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

President Trump is expected to sign a bill making it easier for states to require drug testing for recipients of unemployment benefits. Critics say drug testing doesn't save the government money. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Elizabeth Lower-Basch of the Center for Law and Social Policy about drug testing as a condition for federal assistance.



Former Obama Official Outlines What Parts Of Obamacare Need Strengthening

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

Kavita Patel worked for the Obama administration and helped draft the Affordable Care Act. She tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about the single biggest area of the health care law that she sees as in need of strengthening.



After GOP Health Bill Failure, What's Next For The Affordable Care Act?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

The Affordable Care Act is here to stay — for a while at least. NPR looks at tweaks that could help stabilize the health law's marketplaces.



In China, Like In The U.S., The Fight Over Ride Hailing Is Local

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:23:00 -0400

Until recently, migrant workers, lured by bonuses, drove for China's largest Uber-like service. But some local governments banned out-of-town drivers, apparently to protect local jobs and curb growth.



For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:38:00 -0400

Joshua Holt, a Mormon, was on his honeymoon in Venezuela last year when he was arrested in an anti-gang operation. He's been in jail since. The U.S. has called for his release on humanitarian grounds.



In Maine, A Common Language Connects French Canadians, African Immigrants

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:21:00 -0400

Attendance at a local club for French speakers is at an all-time high. French Canadian natives, once ashamed of their heritage, are connecting with African immigrants over their shared language.



College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:55:00 -0400

A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.