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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.

Last Build Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:12 -0400

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Words You'll Hear: Eclipse Cheap Seats

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:12 -0400

A total eclipse sweeps the U.S. on Monday. But most will see a partial eclipse. The question is: Is an 80 or even a 90 percent eclipse worth it? Or should people make the extra effort to see totality?

'Blinded By The Light': Your Contributions To Our Solar Eclipse Soundtrack

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

While watching the total eclipse, folks might want to follow along with some toe-tapping music about the sun, stars and moon. We've got the playlist for the wondrous sky event.

Like The Flag, Confederate Monuments Have Been 'Severely Tainted'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

What most don't know is the reason why some of these monuments were erected in the first place: as a scare tactic. NPR's Dwane Brown speaks with University of Georgia history professor James Cobb.

Social Satirist Dick Gregory Was The 'First To Have A Crossover Market'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

Funny man George Wallace remembers how comedian and activist Dick Gregory opened the door for black comics to enter the mainstream. Gregory died Saturday at age 84.

'Y Is For Yesterday': Sue Grafton's Penultimate Mystery Series Novel

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

Sue Grafton's latest novel is the second to last in a series spanning A to Z and 35 years worth of best-selling murder mysteries featuring fictional female detective Kinsey Millhone.

Sierra Leone Latest: Landslides Death Toll Nears 500

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

After devastating landslides, local authorities are calling for more than 10,000 people to evacuate as more rainfall is expected.

Authorities Investigate Alcanar Site Where Terrorists Hatched Barcelona Plot

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

Police are investigating the roots of the plot for one of Spain's deadliest attacks in recent years. The terror cell was using a rented apartment in the small town of Alcanar as a base of operations.

How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

One by one, Daryl Davis has befriended KKK members over the past 30 years. The more they got to know the African-American musician, the more they realized the Klan was not for them.

Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:24:00 -0400

Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.

In 'Patti Cake$,' An Aspiring Rap Artist Reaches For The Stars

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:51 -0400

NPR's Dwane Brown speaks with director Geremy Jasper and lead actress Danielle Macdonald about the film's message of finding yourself.

How Late Night TV Addressed Charlottesville And This Week In Politics

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:51 -0400

This week gave late night television shows a lot of material to work with — a recap and review of how they did.

Massive Group Of Counter-Protesters Met 'Free Speech' Rally In Boston

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:51 -0400

A week after violent clashes during a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., today's "Free Speech" rally in Boston was met with massive counter-protests.

What's Next For The White House After Bannon's Departure?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:51 -0400

The White House has had a tumultuous week. President Trump's comments about Charlottesville, Va., have been widely condemned, and the week ended with the ouster of White House strategist Steve Bannon.

'Good Booty': Backing Up How Music And Sex Helped Shape American Culture

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:51 -0400

In her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, Ann Powers explores how popular music became America's primary erotic art form.

How Time Off — And Surfing — Influenced Fleet Foxes' 'Crack-Up'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:51 -0400

In 2011, the band put its career on hold at the height of its success. Singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold says he needed to turn his attention back to other parts of his life to grow as an artist.