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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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Parkland Shooting Survivor Discusses Newfound Activism To End Gun Violence

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:19:00 -0400

In advance of the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, Gabe Glassman, a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, and his mother, Lisa Glassman, discuss how they've changed since the shooting.

Student Civil Rights Protesters From The 1960s Discuss 'March For Our Lives'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:26:00 -0400

As high school students prepare to come to Washington, D.C. for the "March For Our Lives," several former student civil rights marchers discuss their experiences and view of today's student movement.

Political Subtext In Wes Anderson's 'Isle Of Dogs' Is More Bark Than Bite

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

Wes Anderson returns to stop action animation — a technique that won him an Oscar nomination for Fantastic Mr. Fox-- in his latest film, Isle of Dogs.

Gunman Killed By Police After Killing 3, Injuring 16 In Southern France

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

French authorities say a man who took hostages in a supermarket in southern France, killed three people and wounded 16 others is now dead.

As Fighting Season Begins In Afghanistan, Trump Administration Aims For Peace Talks

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

The Trump administration aims to turn up the heat on the Taliban and force those fighters into peace talks proposed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Positive assessments by U.S. commanders there during a visit by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are a stark contrast to darker appraisals from the U.S. intelligence community and a top Afghanistan scholar.

How Incoming National Security Adviser John Bolton's Style Aligns President Trump's

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

John Bolton is the latest Fox news commentator to join the Trump administration. He's built up a reputation as a hawk, rather than a consensus builder on some of the most pressing issues facing the U.S., Iran and North Korea.

A Tale of Two Books: Bunny Of The United States Hops Onto The Page

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

One bunny — Marlon Bundo Pence — is the subject of two very different books. A day before the Pence family released their's, comedian John Oliver released a parody.

What Stake China Has In American Intellectual Property

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Scott Kennedy, a specialist on China's economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about China's stake in American intellectual property.

China Threatening To Retaliate Against U.S. With Pork Tariffs

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

China is threatening to place a tariff on U.S. pork in retaliation to the White House's move to tax steel, aluminum and various technology.

Egyptian Government Implements Free Speech Restrictions Ahead Of Elections

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

With elections next week almost certain to give Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi another term, the government has imposed tight restrictions on free speech. Reporters aren't supposed to ask people how they vote.

Why People Are Reluctant To Call The Austin Bomber A Terrorist

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

The suspect in the Austin bombings has been described as "troubled" by both police and the media. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to NPR Code Switch reporter Gene Demby about why people seem reluctant to call him a terrorist.

President Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, But Is 'Unhappy' About It

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill overnight, that President Trump sharply criticized as he signed it on Friday following a veto threat.

Trade War Could Damage U.S. Consumers More Than China

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

Historically, both sides usually lose in trade wars. But, one side often loses more than the other. While China could be hurt by the Trump administration tariffs, U.S. consumers, companies and our allies could end up being damaged more.

Week In Politics: Trump Signs Spending Bill And Names New Security Adviser

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, about President Trump signing a spending bill, naming John Bolton as National Security Adviser and the announcement of stiff tariffs on Chinese imports.

Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, Averting A Government Shutdown

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:49:00 -0400

Hours earlier, the president had hinted at vetoing the legislation but relented, citing "national security." The threat added suspense to what otherwise would have been a perfunctory signing ceremony.