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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Even as the unprecedented rate of unemployment continues to climb, protections for renters are running out, as extra unemployment benefits and suspension of evictions expire.

Police brutality has sparked days of civil unrest. But the sparks have landed in a tinderbox built over decades of economic inequality, now exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

"There would be no protests, there would be no demonstrations, had Derek Chauvin not killed George Floyd," former NAACP President Cornell Brooks tells <em>All Things Considered.</em>

The department settled for $3 million and offered training for officers in how to restrain people in custody more safely in the 2010 case.

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Tracee Ellis Ross about starring in <em>The High Note,</em> a movie about an over-40 superstar singer navigating the music industry with her assistant, who has her own music dreams.

The so-called passports have been floated as a way to get people who've recovered from COVID-19 back to work safely. But a Harvard professor says creating an "immunodeprived" status is unethical.

Even as many other states expand mail-in voting due to the pandemic, Texas officials say they may prosecute voters who ask for an absentee ballot because they're scared of going to the polls.

Nearly 41% of jobs in the state's food and accommodation industry have been lost. The overall levels are comparable to the Great Depression, says David Schmidt, a state economist.

New Yorkers Gali Beeri and Joshua Boliver met at a dance class in March as the city was about to lock down. The near-strangers took a leap of faith and are riding out quarantine in Joshua's apartment.

The Roots drummer, DJ and cookbook author isn't letting a pandemic slow him down — he's still performing on <em>The Tonight Show</em>, and now he's hosting a virtual potluck dinner party on the Food Network.

Friends and loved ones say George Floyd, who died after an encounter with four Minneapolis police officers Monday, was an athlete, a former rapper and someone who was fun to be around.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Internet has become home to a growing number of self-published "quaranzines" on everything from cutting your own hair to building emergency hand washing stations.

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Some peaceful protests turned violent in LA and nationwide over the weekend. KCRW checks in with communities sweeping up the glass and debris.

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