All Things Considered (Weekend)

All Things Considered (Weekend)

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National Public Radio's weekend afternoon newsmagazine.

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Palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia. But now some farmers are turning to a different crop — damar, a kind of anti-palm oil, grown in forest-based farms.

Two days into a cease-fire, clashes continue along Syria's northern border. Petraeus, who once commanded U.S. forces in the region, told NPR that withdrawing U.S. troops is unfair to Kurdish allies.

Peter Navarro, a key architect of President Trump's trade policy, made up one of the people the adviser repeatedly quotes in his nonfiction books. Navarro's publisher is not amused.

Security forces came under attack and were forced to withdraw after they sought to arrest Ovidio Guzmán López, who is thought to have been running the Sinaloa cartel since his father's arrest in 2014.

As the country's 14th secretary of energy, Perry leads an agency he once vowed to eliminate. He has emerged as a central figure in the impeachment inquiry of Trump.

Taika Waititi writes, directs — and stars, as a 10-year-old boy's imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler — in this very silly film about a very serious subject.

The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists are trying to recover valuable genetic variation that was lost.

Christine Coulson has written her debut novel about the hidden life of the place where she worked for 25 years: the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The former member of influential noise rock band Sonic Youth talks about her first solo album since the band's breakup in 2011.

A center at the University of Iowa is making sure that its programs for gifted teens include those with autism spectrum disorders.

Laetitia Tamko has found a way to cram all of the sounds that personally move her — pop, punk, trap, African music — into <em>Vagabon</em>. "I feel like I made an amazing record. Why can't I say that?"

A 400-person, 70-vessel recovery effort is working to minimize the potential environmental damage from a capsized cargo ship off the Georgia coast.

More from KCRW

PG&E is under fire for its management of last week's planned power outages that left about 800,000 customers in the dark. CEO Bill Johnson admits the company was ill-prepared for the operation.

from NPR

For years, the big studios have been self-censoring in an effort to get their films to play in China. Now, ‘South Park’ is confronting the issue of Hollywood and China head-on.

from The Business

A last minute cease-fire in Syria; Mick Mulvaney confirms, then quickly denies a quid pro quo; and no one likes billionaires at the Democratic debate, not even the billionaire.

from Left, Right & Center

The Latest

On Thursday night at a campaign rally in Texas, President Trump played to his base by calling multiple investigations into his conduct as a personal attack on his supporters and the…

Searching for clarity in Trump’s chaotic week

On Thursday night at a campaign rally in Texas, President Trump played to his base by calling multiple investigations into his conduct as a personal attack on his supporters and the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The head of Pacific Gas and Electric, Bill Johnson, recently admitted that his utility did a poor job of overseeing the scheduled blackouts in the Bay Area last week.

What can California’s utilities learn from San Diego’s planned blackouts?

The head of Pacific Gas and Electric, Bill Johnson, recently admitted that his utility did a poor job of overseeing the scheduled blackouts in the Bay Area last week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In what NASA is calling "HERstory" in space, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station Friday to replace a bad battery charger.

Watch: 2 American women astronauts venture out for first all-female spacewalk

In what NASA is calling "HERstory" in space, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station Friday to replace a bad battery charger.

from NPR

Although new pieces of the puzzle are added all the time, some of the biggest questions about the Ukraine pressure campaign — and what Congress may do about it — aren't yet resolved.

Get caught up: 4 big questions about the Trump-Ukraine affair

Although new pieces of the puzzle are added all the time, some of the biggest questions about the Ukraine pressure campaign — and what Congress may do about it — aren't yet resolved.

from NPR

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

We’re having the wrong conversation about mental health

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

from Scheer Intelligence

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

The big and shady business of organ harvesting

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

from Greater LA

Shannon James has a full-time job as a dock worker at the Port of Long Beach.

Long Beach dock worker helps the homeless

Shannon James has a full-time job as a dock worker at the Port of Long Beach.

from Greater LA

The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho on class conflict and drawing from Hitchcock

The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand