All Things Considered (Weekend)

All Things Considered (Weekend)

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National Public Radio's weekend afternoon newsmagazine.

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The plight of Chinese health care workers contracting the coronavirus has prompted frontline medical staff in the U.S. to wonder if they're protected. Hospitals say they're taking steps to prepare.

When some fast-food workers in New York went on strike one morning in 2012, they had no idea it was the beginning of an unusual movement that would propel an economic revolution.

After a two-year legal saga, Safehouse says it will open next week, allowing users to administer illegal drugs under supervision. Federal officials say they will try to stop the site from opening.

It was a vibrant industry in the late 1800s and while ice harvesting is no longer commercially viable, the tradition is being kept alive in the small town of South Bristol, Maine.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 879 points. That's on top of Monday's drop, when the Dow tumbled more than 1,000 points.

As he runs for president, the former New York City mayor faces tough questions about aggressive police tactics that disproportionately targeted young men of color.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to prepare for the possibility of more aggressive measures to stop the new coronavirus in the United States.

The statement from the American Guild of Musical Artists contained no details, although an Associated Press story did, reportedly prompting the withdrawal of a $500,000 settlement.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts all nine symphonies this year. He spoke about the surprisingly political side of Beethoven's music with <em>All Things Considered. </em>

While other sites keep updating, Craigslist just looks old. "It's like a shark that's never had to evolve," says Jessa Lingel, who's written about the history of Craigslist.

Some residents are so frustrated with Democratic politics that they are trying to change the map so that most of Oregon and a chunk of Northern California would break off and join red-state Idaho.

The new coronavirus disease has been diagnosed in 28 countries, and new outbreaks are worrisome. But the World Health Organization sees some encouraging trends.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week urged the American public "to prepare in the expectation that this could be bad." Here are some of the steps you might consider.

from NPR

This year, L.A. replaced the traditional polling place with revamped voting centers. There aren’t as many locations, but voters can go to any of them.

from Greater LA

Former Vice President Joe Biden fought to save his campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took fire from all sides, and more takeaways from the Democratic debate in South Carolina.

from NPR

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Democratic presidential candidates tried appealing to black voters during Tuesday’s debate in Charleston.

Democratic candidates and black voters

Democratic presidential candidates tried appealing to black voters during Tuesday’s debate in Charleston.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Democratic presidential candidates tried appealing to black voters during Tuesday night’s debate in Charleston. It was the last debate before Super Tuesday.

Takeaways from South Carolina presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidates tried appealing to black voters during Tuesday night’s debate in Charleston. It was the last debate before Super Tuesday.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders went into Tuesday night’s debate as the frontrunner, and fellow Democrats hit him hard. Well, Sanders has spent almost three decades in Congress.

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The World Health Organization announced today that the coronavirus has the potential to become a pandemic.

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The LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) has ordered a fleet of 155 new electric buses. It’s the largest single order of them ever made in the nation.

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The LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) has ordered a fleet of 155 new electric buses. It’s the largest single order of them ever made in the nation.

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