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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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Justices Split Over Defendants' Right To Mental Health Expert Witnesses

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:50:00 -0400

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears likely to cast the deciding vote in a Supreme Court case involving a death row inmate's right to help from a mental health expert who is independent of the prosecution.

Two Stars Share The Stage, And The Roles, In 'Little Foxes'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:05:00 -0400

"Great parts are meant to be played; they're not meant to be owned," says Laura Linney. So she and Cynthia Nixon have agreed to switch roles for each performance of Lillian Hellman's 1939 melodrama.

U.S. Tobacco Profits Soar Despite Drop In Number Of Smokers

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Despite a sharp decrease of smokers in the U.S., tobacco companies are more profitable than ever. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jennifer Maloney of The Wall Street Journal about how cigarette companies have survived and thrived under tighter regulations.

Recently Discovered Telegram Reveals Evidence For Armenian Genocide

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Taner Akcam, a Turkish historian at Clark University, who uncovered an original telegram as evidence for the Armenian genocide.

In New Orleans, Officials Remove First Of 4 Confederate Monuments

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

In the middle of the night, the city of New Orleans removed the first of four Confederate monuments. Workers were wearing helmets and crowds jeered when it came down.

Obama Re-Enters Public Eye At Community Engagement Panel In Chicago

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Former President Obama re-entered the public arena on Monday after largely being out of sight since leaving office. He participated in a conversation on community organizing and civic engagement with young people in Chicago.

Trump's Platform Remains Unclear As President Reaches 100 Days

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Candidate Donald Trump promised to blow up the political establishment — picking and choosing policies to suit his vision. But 100 days in office, it is far from clear what exactly "Trumpism" means.

Writer Recalls Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation In The U.S.

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Former NPR Code Switch Editor Tasneem Raja writes about her experience on female genital mutilation in the United States within her sect of Islam, the Dawoodi Bohras.

Hacking Lake Erie: Tech Competition Seeks Solutions To Water-Related Problems

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

A technology competition seeks solutions to Lake Erie's biggest problems, including harmful algae blooms and aging water systems. Teams in cities around the region are competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and consulting services to create apps and other tools.

Harvard Project Outlines Pattern Of Attorney Failures In Arkansas Death Row Cases

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jessica Brand of Harvard Law's Fair Punishment Project about the chronic problem of bad lawyering on capital punishment cases. All eight death row cases in Arkansas had examples of attorney failures, including drunk lawyers, a conflict of interest affair involving a judge, lawyers missing deadlines, and failure to disclose mental disorders.

As Tensions Rise, Experts Question Threat Level Posed By North Korea

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Military tensions are escalating over North Korea's steady march to being able to hit the U.S. mainland with a nuclear warhead. The Trump administration vows that won't happen. Some experts say such a risk is low, and it beats starting a second Korean war.

'Politico' Details Trump's Relationship With Conservative Media

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Politico national political reporter Eliana Johnson about her story, "How Trump Blew Up the Conservative Media."

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record For Most Days In Space

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American. On Monday morning, the president and Ivanka Trump called Whitson at the International Space Station to congratulate her.

French Presidential Election Serves As Test Of Liberal Democracy

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political theorist Yascha Mounk, a columnist at Slate and host of the podcast, "Good Fight," about what the results of Sunday's French presidential election mean for liberal democracy.

French Voters Embrace Outsiders In First Round Of Presidential Election

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

The first round of the French presidential campaign has left voters with a stark choice in May's runoff between the centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.