All Things Considered

All Things Considered

Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music, and entertainment, all brought alive through sound. Every weekday the two-hour show is hosted by Robert Siegel, Michele Norris, and Melissa Block. There is also a one-hour show on Saturdays and Sundays.


  • Thomas Chatterton Williams On Debate, Criticism And The Letter In 'Harper's Magazine'
    by Christianna Silva on July 11, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Thomas Chatterton Williams, along with more than 150 prominent journalists, authors and writers, published a letter decrying what it called the "intolerant climate that has set in on all sides" of debate in Harper's Magazine on Tuesday, fueling a heated […]

  • 'John Lewis: Good Trouble' Documents Civil Rights Leader's Human Side
    by editor on July 11, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We're going to go to another debate that's gotten remarkably heated over the past few days, but this one isn't happening in the aisles of the big-box stores. No, this is taking place online. This week, the literary magazine Harper's […]

  • San Antonio Pre-K Program Seeks To Fix Achievement Gap
    by editor on July 11, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We're going to go to another debate that's gotten remarkably heated over the past few days, but this one isn't happening in the aisles of the big-box stores. No, this is taking place online. This week, the literary magazine Harper's […]

  • President Trump Commutes Roger Stone's Sentence
    by Ryan Lucas on July 10, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone. Stone, just to remind everyone, is the Republican operative who was convicted of lying to Congress about his efforts […]

  • President Trump Says He Is Planning To Sign 'A Very Major Immigration Bill'
    by Franco Ordoñez on July 10, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: President Trump says he has something in the works for a group of young people known as DREAMers. These are people who were brought to the U.S. as children by undocumented parents. A program called […]

  • Denver School Principal On How Black Students Led Swift Changes To History Curriculum
    on July 10, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Across the country, students of color have been demanding change from their schools. At one Denver school, the push for a more inclusive and diverse curriculum came last year, from a group of African American high school students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

  • NBCUniversal Head Explains His 50% Diversity Challenge
    by editor on July 10, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: We have been reporting about how the national reckoning on racial inequality has been spreading to every corner of the U.S. And newsrooms, including here at NPR, are having this conversation internally […]

  • Key Takeaways From Supreme Court Term
    by Nina Totenberg on July 10, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The Supreme Court wrapped up what turned out to be an important term yesterday. The last day was devoted to a rejection of the argument put forward by President Trump's legal team - that a […]

  • Why Memes Around Breonna Taylor's Death Are Not Doing Her Story Any Justice
    by editor on July 10, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: In March, Breonna Taylor was killed in her home by Louisville police officers. Now her death has sparked a movement. But what happens when a movement turns into a meme? My next guest writes that […]

  • Large Minneapolis Homeless Encampment Concerns Officials
    by editor on July 10, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Copyright 2020 MPR News. To see more, visit MPR News . MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: In Minneapolis, a growing crisis, once largely in the shadows, has exploded into view. Hundreds of homeless people have set up tents in dozens of city parks. That is after elected […]