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Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.

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Foreign Policy Expert Discusses John Bolton's National Security Adviser Appointment

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:47:53 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Green, the Japan chair and senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about President Trump appointing John Bolton to be his national security adviser, replacing H.R. McMaster.

Illinois Town Tries Hard To Wean Off Of Steel

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:08:25 -0400

Residents of Granite City, Ill., are celebrating the new tariffs on imported steel, which are jump-starting the local economy. But they also worry about being too dependent on that steel mill.

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton To Replace National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:12:00 -0400

President Trump tweeted Thursday evening that former U.N. ambassador John Bolton would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster. McMaster also released a statement about his retirement.

Bolton Brings Hawkish Perspective To North Korea, Iran Strategy

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:43:00 -0400

Bolton takes the job as two major foreign policy challenges come to a head, in North Korea and Iran. He replaces H.R. McMaster, becoming the third man to hold the position under President Trump.

In Mexico, Candidates Move Away From Cambridge Analytica

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:25:00 -0400

The data-mining company being scrutinized in the U.S. may have been involved in Mexican politics since last year, and presidential candidates are scrambling to distance themselves from the firm.

Government Spending Bill Could Change How Health Agencies Study Guns

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:56:00 -0400

Some say the new appropriations bill contains language that will free up the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do more gun violence research, but others are more skeptical that anything will change.

Bozo The Clown Actor Frank Avruch Dies At 89

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:33:00 -0400

Actor Frank Avruch, who portrayed Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, has died at 89. Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease.

Washington, D.C., Residents Open Their Homes To Students For 'March For Our Lives'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:31:00 -0400

Some Washington, D.C.-area residents have created a free of charge home-share network to accommodate lodging for hundreds of students traveling to the nation's capital for the March For Our Lives rally on Saturday.

Investigators Trying To Piece Together Final Days Of Austin Bomber's Life

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:31:00 -0400

In Austin, Texas, investigators are still piecing together what transpired during the final days the man's life who built and left bombs around the city. They still haven't determined his motive.

Cambridge Analytica Scandal Raises New Ethical Questions About Microtargeting

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:31:00 -0400

Revelations about how Cambridge Analytica accessed voter data have brought new scrutiny to how campaigns target individuals. Campaign professionals defend the practices that revolutionized how elections are fought and won in the past decade.

Mozilla Announces End To Advertising On Facebook Amid Cambridge Analytica Breach

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:31:00 -0400

Mozilla says it won't advertise on Facebook until it sees proof that the social media giant has tightened data-privacy controls. This is the latest fallout from news that a political data-mining site improperly acquired data from 50 million Facebook profiles.

How Social Security Numbers Became A Form Of National Identification

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:36:00 -0400

The Social Security number was never meant to be a form of national identification. And yet, here were are: Nine digits that rule our lives and ruin our lives if they wind up in the wrong hands.

AT&T And Justice Department Meet In Court Over Potential Time Warner Deal

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:36:00 -0400

After months of build-up, lawyers for AT&T and the Justice Department squared off in court Thursday over the potential $85 billion deal for Time Warner. The Justice Department says it will hurt competition and drive up cable TV subscription prices.

Volunteer Network In Ireland Helps Women Get Access To Abortions

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:36:00 -0400

This spring, Ireland holds a referendum on abortion, which is currently illegal in the country. But a network of abortion providers and volunteers helps thousands of Irish women travel abroad each year for the procedure — mostly to the U.K.

With HBO's 'Barry,' Bill Hader Presents His Finest Work Yet

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:36:00 -0400

Bill Hader stars in a new HBO series, Barry. He plays a paid assassin who takes on a job in Los Angeles only to discover a passion for acting.