All Things Considered

All Things Considered

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National Public Radio's weekday afternoon newsmagazine with KCRW's Steve Chiotakis and NPR's Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly, and Ari Shapiro.

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Scientists have identified an aggressive bone cancer — for the first time — in the fibula of a dinosaur that lived 76 to 77 million years ago. The diagnosis sheds new light on dinosaurs and disease.

For more than a century, food has been getting more abundant, and cheaper. Yet people keep worrying about food shortages. Some economists say the fears actually create their own problems.

Host Ari Shapiro talks with Linda Diaz, the winner of this year's NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Her entry, "Green Tea Ice Cream" is a dreamy R&B song anchored by her skilled and soulful voice.

A lawsuit alleging that TikTok collects and sends American users' data to China could cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars. TikTok denies the allegations.

"We need to do something different," says Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who leads the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She says the state needs a mask mandate, but knows many people won't comply.

You know what's going to happen in Akwaeke Emezi's new book — it's right there in the title: <em>The Death of Vivek Oji</em>. But this novel about a death is full of gender-bending, boundary crossing life.

Composer Max Richter's new album drew inspiration from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document spearheaded by Eleanor Roosevelt which he calls "a blueprint for a better world."

The overhaul of the well-known grove used for receptions and statements is being funded by private donations and is expected to be completed later this summer.

The Republican secretary of state for the state of Washington, which votes almost entirely by mail, is pushing back President Trump's claims that the vote-by-mail process will result in voter fraud.

As monuments come down around the U.S., a group in Louisville, Ky., is putting one up. An artist-run nonprofit is planning a memorial dedicated to Black people whose names have been lost to history.

The rupture capped a period of intensifying criticism of coverage and views in the news empire created by his father Rupert Murdoch, such as in <em>The</em> <em>Wall Street Journal</em> and the Fox News Channel.

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