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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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How Labels Can Affect People's Personalities And Potential

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

What is it that makes How much of a person's personality and potential are based on the expectations of others? NPR's Shankar Vedantam explores new research that suggests the labels we use to categorize people affect not just who they are now, but who they'll become in the future.

Christopher Plummer Nominated For Golden Globe After Replacing Kevin Spacey

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

The 75th Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday. Among the nominees is actor Christopher Plummer, for his role replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, after Spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

Civil Rights Reporters, Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr. And Roy Reed, Die At 99 And 87

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr., risked his life to cover the civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s for Jet and Ebony magazines. He was the first black reporter hired by The Washington Post. Roy Reed covered the movement for The New York Times and was tear-gassed covering the Bloody Sunday marchers. Booker, 99, and Reed, 87, died on Sunday.

Pentagon Officials Say Transgender People Can Enlist In Military Next Year

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Pentagon officials say starting on Jan. 1, 2018, transgender people can enlist in the U.S. military. President Trump has opposed allowing transgender people to serve, but the Pentagon decision comes as courts are ruling against efforts to bar transgender enlistment.

Congressional Republicans Hope To Pass Tax Overhaul Bill By Dec. 25

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Congressional Republicans are working to merge House and Senate versions of a GOP tax bill. They're hoping to reach their first major legislative milestone by Christmas.

The Challenges Of Regulating Autonomous Weapons

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Autonomous weapons, capable of operating independent of human control, are being developed by several countries around the world. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Paul Scharre of the Center for a New American Security about this new military technology and the challenges of regulating it.

FCC Says It Will Vote On Net Neutrality Despite Millions Of Fake Public Comments

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Millions of public comments in advance of the FCC's vote on net neutrality turn out to have been faked. Some used phony names, others came from Russian email addresses. The FCC says it will go ahead with its vote this week nonetheless.

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Steps Aside After Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has stepped down from daily operations at his restaurant company after allegations of sexual misconduct. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Amanda Kludt, Editor-in-Chief of the online publication Eater, which broke the story.

Suspect In New York Subway Blast Had 'Low-Tech' Device

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Police are calling an explosion in a crowded corridor between two New York City subway stations Monday morning an attempted terror attack. Officials say suspect Akayed Ullah detonated an improvised pipe bomb that was strapped to his body.

Before Voting Begins, A Look At Alabama's Special Senate Election

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

One of the most contested and high-profile special Senate elections of recent times is drawing to a close in Alabama. A day before voting begins, a look at where Republican Roy Moore stands against Democrat Doug Jones.

The Worst Accents And Best Props From Movies In 2017

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

It's the time of year when you start hearing superlative lists — best of, worst of, least, most, etc. This week on All Things Considered you'll hear some "Highly Specific Superlatives." First up, a movie roundup including best prop trend, worst accent and best coats.

Ask Code Switch: Who Can Call Themselves 'Brown'?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

"Brown" is a word that's sometimes used to describe people who aren't white, including some people who also identify as Asian-American. NPR's Code Switch team recently got a question from a listener: Should light-skinned Asian-Americans — like some East Asians — be able to call themselves "brown"? The answer is complicated, and has to do with how diverse "Asian-Americans" are.

Wisconsin Voters Aren't Enthusiastic About Republican Tax Bill

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

What do voters think of the tax bills currently under debate in Congress? In the swing state of Wisconsin, many voters don't know much about the legislation — but don't like what they see so far.

Pope Francis Suggests Translation Change To The Lord's Prayer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Last week, Pope Francis weighed in on how the line "lead us not into temptation" in the Lord's Prayer might be improved. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Rev. James Martin, editor-at-large of America Magazine, about the translation changes Pope Francis has proposed.

Women Who Accused President Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Want Congress To Investigate

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

With allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the forefront of politics, women who have accused President Trump of misconduct are renewing calls for him to be held accountable.