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Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly, 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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Florida Shooting Survivor Weighs In On Meeting With President Trump

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:45:00 -0500

Parents and survivors connected to the school shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sandy Hook and Columbine, met with President Trump at the White House Wednesday to advocate for better protections for the nation's students.

Parents And Students Express Frustration During School Safety Meeting With Trump

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:44:00 -0500

One week after 17 people were shot and killed at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students and parents sat down with President Trump to discuss school safety and gun control.

Why There Will Likely Never Be Another Pastor Like Billy Graham

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:05 -0500

The pastor to presidents — that's how Billy Graham was known. He earned that role because he earned their trust, and there will likely never be another like him.

Kurds Asking For Help From Syrian Forces To Repel Turkish Attacks In Syrian War

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:05 -0500

The Syrian war has taken a new twist as Kurds have asked for help from Syrian forces to repel Turkish attacks. It's an area where the U.S., Iran and Russia are already on the ground backing various sides.

KFC Store Closures In The U.K. Prompt Calls To Police With Complaints Of Chicken Shortage

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

KFC had to temporarily shutdown a number of stores in the U.K. due to a chicken supply shortfall. The company switched delivery companies, and the new firm failed to meet the demand.

Tanzania's Biggest City Finds Success With Region's First Bus Rapid Transit System

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Dar es Salaam is the only East African city with a bus rapid transit system. It is a model for so many African cities that are growing at an intense pace, but don't have the kind of money they need to build more expensive infrastructure.

West Point Posthumously Admits Florida Shooting Victim Who Helped His Classmates Escape

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Peter Wang died holding open a door to help his classmates escape last week's shooting in Parkland, Fla. It was his dream to go to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Now, the academy's posthumously admitted him.

After Florida Shooting, Trump Meets With Students and Teachers

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

President Trump held a meeting today with students and teachers affected by last week's school shooting in Florida, as well as other prominent massacres.

Famous Evangelist, 'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Billy Graham, the most famous American evangelist of the 20th century, has died. He preached during a time when the U.S. was less polarized politically and culturally, and he was known as "America's Pastor." Largely silenced by illness in his final years, Graham was somewhat eclipsed by his son Franklin, who took his father's ministry in a far more conservative direction.

U.N. Calling For Ceasefire After Hundreds Of Civilians Killed In Damascus Suburb

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

A Syrian government offensive against a rebel-held suburb of Damascus has killed hundreds of civilians. The United Nations and humanitarian groups are urgently calling for a ceasefire to little effect so far.

Students From Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Rallying For Gun Control in Tallahassee

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to Florida's capital to push for gun control legislation. They're holding a rally and meeting with dozens of legislators.

Yale's Whiffenpoofs A Cappella Group Admits First Woman

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sofia Campoamor, the first female member to be selected to for Yale's a cappella group, The Whiffenpoofs, since its founding in 1909.

U.S. Women Win First Medal In Cross-Country Skiing, As Women Figure Skaters Fall Short

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

It was an up and down day for the United States at the Winter Olympics. All three of the U.S. women figure skaters fell or stumbled during their performances in the short program, while the U.S. women won their first ever medal in cross-country skiing.

Around 100 Girls Are Missing In Nigeria After Boko Haram Attacks School

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Boko Haram insurgents attacked a girls school in northeastern Nigeria, and initial reports suggested scores of children might be missing. Authorities say militants also took off with foodstuffs. Boko Haram fighters have seized thousands of captives over the years, most famously the Chibok girls.

Russian Trolls Are Flooding Social Media With Messages Meant To Increase Tensions In U.S.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., about how Russian bots are still flooding social media, including fomenting American tension over the Florida school shootings, and what he thinks should be done about it.