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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 Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:29:00 -0500

Even before Maria hit, most of the island's landfills were filled beyond capacity and nearly half had EPA closure orders. The storm generated millions of cubic yards of waste and debris.

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support 'Zero Tolerance' On Sexual Harassment

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:47:00 -0500

Republicans, independents and Democrats alike agree that "a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment is essential to bringing about change in our society," according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.

The Legacy Of Surfer And Filmmaker Bruce Brown

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

Surfer and filmmaker Bruce Brown, who is best known for the movie Endless Summer, passed away earlier this week. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Matt Holzman of KRCW's The Document about the filmmaker's legacy.

What Are The Two Health Bills Sen. Susan Collins Wants Congress To Act On?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

Maine Sen. Susan Collins voted for the Senate GOP tax plan despite its repeal of the individual mandate because GOP leadership promised her a vote on her reinsurance bill, and a vote on legislation to restore some payments to insurers. But it's doubtful getting those provisions enacted would mitigate the damage to exchanges from the mandate repeal.

Putin Says He Hopes For Better U.S.-Russia Relations

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

The Russian president made the comments during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday — but the nearly four-hour speech was dominated by domestic issues, ahead of next year's election.

How The 'Village Movement' Is Being Adapted In Rural Areas

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

Americans are maintaining independence thanks to something called Villages — local membership organizations that provide access to services that help older adults stay in their homes as they age. But how is that model being adapted when it comes to mountain communities, like those of rural Plumas County in northern California?

A Look At The Man Who Started 21st Century Fox

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vanda Krefft, author of The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox about the origins of the studio, 21st Century Fox, that was sold today. Born in Hungary, Wilhelm Fuchs came to the U.S. where officials changed the family name to Fox. As a teenager, Fox was inspired to buy a peepshow theatre and got into the movie business.

European Union Leaders To Review Britain's Brexit Progress

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

European Union Leaders will meet in Brussels on Friday to decide if Britain has made sufficient progress in its attempts to leave the EU. If Britain has mad enough progress, the two sides can start talking about their future relationship.

The Most Important Economic Indicator That Everyone Ignored

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

This week on All Things Considered, we're sharing a series of "Highly Specific Superlatives." Cardiff Garcia from NPR's podcast The Indicator talks about the most important economic indicator in 2017 that everyone ignored: global trade.

Rule Change Could Give Restaurants More Control Over Workers' Tips

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would give owners of restaurants more leeway to redistribute tips received by their employees. Critics say it's too much leeway.

Poetry's Not Dead, And Here Are Books To Help Appreciate It

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, received a stack of books over the course of this year to help encourage reading poetry. She began reading skeptically, but grew to love two of them: Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder and A Little Book on Form by Robert Hass.

How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Views Have Changed Under Trump

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

As a Montana politician, Ryan Zinke, had a reputation as a conservationist conservative. That's changed since he became Secretary of the Interior. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Outside Magazine's Elliott Woods about his profile: "Ryan Zinke Is Trump's Attack Dog on the Environment."

Five Years After Sandy Hook Tragedy, How Two Dads Turned Grief Into Action

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

On the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, two dads speak about how they turned their grief into action. Mark Barden lost his 6-year-old son, Daniel, at Sandy Hook. Greg Gibson lost his son, Galen, precisely 20 years before Sandy Hook at a school shooting in western Massachusetts. When the two dads met, they discovered not only that their sons died on the same calendar day, in the same horrible way, but that their boys also shared the same birthday.

Walt Disney Company To Buy Much Of 21st Century Fox

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

The Walt Disney Company has struck a $52 billion deal to buy much of 21st Century Fox, the entertainment giant controlled by the Murdoch family. The deal is sure to face scrutiny from federal regulators, but if approved, Disney would acquire Fox's movie and TV studios, local sports channels and global satellite TV companies — but not Fox News.

More Women Come Forward To Accuse Russell Simmons Of Rape, Sexual Assault

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:32:00 -0500

Simmons says he's innocent — and that he intends to "hold the accusers accountable." Meanwhile, multiple media outlets say the New York Police Department is investigating several of the allegations.