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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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Pollution Buildup At Conowingo Dam May Harm Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:39:00 -0400

A Maryland dam has been helping to clean up the Chesapeake Bay by holding back sediment that can harm aquatic life. But now the dam's sediment pools have filled up earlier than projected.

Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

From Rolls-Royce To Grey Poupon, A Look At Brand Mentions In Chart-Topping Songs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:27:00 -0400

Musicians love to sing about cars — but they've also referenced mustard, bandages and chocolate. Bloomberg reporter Kim Bhasin talks about analyzing the lyrics of popular songs for brand mentions.

Knausgaard's 'Autumn' Considers Everything From Toilet Bowls To Twilight

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:02:00 -0400

Karl Ove Knausgaard — known for his six-volume autobiographical series My Struggle — is now writing meditative, short texts, focused on a variety of topics, interspersed with letters to his daughter.

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego Raises Concerns About Trump's Visit To Phoenix

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:43 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego about President Trump's rally in Phoenix Tuesday.

Phoenix Prepares For Protests As Trump Holds Downtown Rally

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:43 -0400

President Trump speaks in Phoenix Tuesday evening, amid tensions over his handling of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and the potential pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

In Alaska, One Man Fights To Save Oil Fund As Reserves Dry Up

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

For 40 years, Alaska has been putting its oil money into a giant savings account. But now the oil — and the money — are drying up.

Trump Urges India To Assume Greater Role In Regional Approach To Afghanistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Alyssa Ayres of the Council on Foreign Relations about why President Trump urged India to take a greater role in the regional approach to the conflict in Afghanistan.

Rex Tillerson Outlines Potential Diplomatic Strategy In Afghanistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

A day after President Trump outlined his strategy for the war in Afghanistan, his secretary of state took questions about the potential for diplomacy. Rex Tillerson has downgraded the office dealing with the conflict.

Does Baby Powder Cause Cancer? A Jury Says Yes. Scientists Aren't So Sure

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

Scientists have found an association between talc and ovarian cancer, but they don't agree on exactly what that means.

How Will Trump's Afghanistan Strategy Change Fight On The Ground?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

President Trump went against what he called his own instincts when he agreed to extend the war in Afghanistan. NPR takes a look at what will actually be different on the ground in the region following the president's speech.

California's Forests Continue To Die After Years Of Drought

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

California's record drought is officially over. But trees are still dying across the state because they were so badly weakened by years without water.

India's Supreme Court Blocks Muslim Instant Divorce Law

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

India's Supreme Court has ruled that the practice of instant divorce among India's Muslims is unconstitutional.

Former Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony deBrum Dies

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

The former foreign minister for the Marshall Islands, Tony deBrum, has died. He was an advocate for climate policies that would keep his homeland from drowning under rising seas.

Pakistani Journalist Criticizes 'Little Substance' In Trump's Address On Afghanistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid about President Trump's address Monday night on the path forward in Afghanistan and the broader region.