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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.

Last Build Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:41:00 -0500

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Trump Talks With Taiwan, In A Move That May Spell Friction With China

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:41:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ying-Wen, breaking nearly four decades of diplomatic protocol and threatening to upset U.S. relations with China.

The Birth Of 'Nueva Trova Cubana' And Other Music Styles In Castro's Cuba

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Various music styles, from singer-songwriters to dance music to hip-hop, emerged over the many years of Fidel Castro's rule in Cuba.

Fidel Castro's Legacy On Race Relations In Cuba And Abroad

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Late Cuban leader Fidel Castro leaves behind a complicated legacy both in his home country and abroad. Professor Mark Sawyer of UCLA looks at how his views on race affected generations of Afro-Cubans.

Vegetarians Object To Traces Of Beef Tallow In U.K. Currency

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

British vegetarians, vegans and religious objectors are expressing outrage this week after the Bank of England revealed that its new 5 pound note contains trace amounts of beef tallow.

Barbershop: Kellogg's, Breitbart And Self-Tying Shoes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Republican consultant Puneet Ahluwalia, consultant Jolene Ivey, and Farajii Muhammad of Listen Up! radio take on "rage donations," corporations getting political and Nike's new self-tying shoe.

Mattis' Appointment Would Require Special Approval From Congress

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Trump's pick of retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary will require Congress to bypass a certain law. Professor Peter Feaver of Duke University discusses the law's origins.

U.K. Defense Secretary 'Looking Forward' To Working With Mattis

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon discusses anticipated changes to the U.S.-U.K. relationship with the incoming Trump administration and his pick for defense secretary, James Mattis.

Almost A Month Later, North Carolina Governor's Race Remains Undecided

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500

In North Carolina, Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory trails his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 10,000 votes. One of the largest counties has a recount this weekend.

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500

Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

For Aleppo Residents Under Siege, A Risky Journey To Relative Safety

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:43:00 -0500

Civilians in the rebel-held side of the city are fleeing for their lives, dodging crossfire along the front line to reach the regime-held part of the city. "It was all so sudden," one woman tells NPR.

'Fawlty Towers' Actor Andrew Sachs Dies At 86

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

British character actor Andrew Sachs has died at age 86. He was best known as the waiter Manuel on the cult TV series, Fawlty Towers.

Why U.S.-Philippine Relations Could Improve Under Trump Presidency

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

U.S. criticism of the drug war in the Philippines has caused a profound souring of relations with the country, but Donald Trump's presidency could have a positive impact.

'Bloomberg' Reporter Enlists Experts To Become An Instagram Influencer

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

These days, a strong social media presence can say a lot about your identity. Some do social media well — almost flawlessly — to the point where they can become influential enough to use their personal brand to make money. But what happens when a modest dad-type aspires for the allure that comes with having millions of followers? NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Bloomberg reporter Max Chafkin about his month as an "Instagram influencer."

Crisis Counselor Recalls Losing Fiancé In San Bernardino Attack

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Mandy Pifer, program manager of Los Angeles Crisis Response Team. Pifer is the former fiancé of Shannon Johnson, one of the victims of the December 2015 shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif.

Past Advisers Outline Challenges Of Presidential Transitions

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

Presidential transitions are the moment when a presidential campaign switches from trying to win over voters to planning how to actually govern. For the incoming team, it is a high-stakes process that can be a deeply intimidating. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to David Axelrod, adviser to President Obama, and Ari Fleischer, press secretary to George W. Bush.