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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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After Years Of War, Trump Stands To Inherit Ongoing Conflicts

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:33:00 -0500

President-elect Trump will inherit ongoing conflicts with no end in sight when he takes the oath of office — a brutal fight against the Islamic State and a never-ending stalemate in Afghanistan.

From Glitter To Free Joints, Trump Protesters Plan To Get Their Message Out

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:16:00 -0500

Besides the hundreds of thousands of people who are expected in Washington, D.C., to cheer on the new president on Inauguration Day, thousands more are planning to protest.

'Always Home': Martial Arts Teacher Helps Rebuild Pride In Oklahoma Town

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:40:02 -0500

Brownie Harjo runs a martial arts studio in the oldest building in Holdenville, Okla. Though the small town has seen better days, Harjo believes Holdenville still has potential.

Unclear Role Of Trump's Special Advisers Has Some Concerned

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:40:02 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump has named some well known figures as special advisers. But it's still unclear as to what that title might mean and what extent of power these positions might hold.

DACA Student Under Trump: 'I Am Still Woven Into The Fabric Of This Country'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:40:02 -0500

Juan de la Rosa Diaz, 20, came to the U.S. illegally at age 5. Now, he's a senior in political science at Virginia Tech. He worries about what a Trump presidency means for him and others like him.

Senate Panel Grills S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley In Her Bid To Become U.N. Ambassador

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley faced tough questions from a Senate panel on Wednesday about how she would represent the Trump administration at the United Nations.

Obama Grants Clemency To Puerto Rican Fighter Oscar Lopez Rivera

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

Among the dozens of people granted clemency by President Obama on Tuesday was Oscar Lopez Rivera. Depending on who you ask, he is either a freedom fighter or a terrorist.

U.S. Report Confirms 2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

2016 was the warmest year on record, according to a new report by the U.S. government. This is the third year in a row that global temperatures have soared above the 20th century average. The report comes ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump, who has at times, referred to global warming as a "hoax."

Russians Await Donald Trump's Inauguration With Anticipation

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

Russians have been counting the days until Donald Trump is sworn in as the next U.S. president. Officials, and official television, have been blasting the Obama years and looking forward to improved ties.

Senate Health Committee Questions Rep. Tom Price In HHS Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

The Senate health committee heard from Rep. Tom Price Wednesday on his nomination to become the secretary of Health and Human Services. Obamacare was a top issue, and the congressman's stock dealings in medical companies were also discussed.

Obama Holds Final News Conference Before Leaving Office

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

President Obama held his final news conference Wednesday before leaving office. He fielded several questions about his successor, Donald Trump.

Nigerian Funk Musician William Onyeabor Dies At 70

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Uchenna Ikonne, a Nigerian music scholar, about Onyeabor's career and how he turned his back on music to become a born-again Christian in the 1980s.

Supreme Court Considers Trademark Battle Over Band Name

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

The Supreme Court tests whether the Patent and Trademark Office violated the First Amendment when it refused to register the "disparaging" band name, "The Slants."

Wilbur Ross' Confirmation Hearing Highlights Divide Among GOP On Trade

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

The Commerce Secretary nominee signaled that the Trump administration would respond aggressively to trade violations, but several GOP senators worried that such confrontations could harm the economy.

Obama Defends Decision To Commute Sentence Of Chelsea Manning

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

President Obama convened his final press conference in office on Wednesday less than a day after commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning. Obama was expected to face questions about his decision to grant clemency to Manning, who gave hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic files to WikiLeaks.