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Every weekday afternoon, the hosts of NPR's All Things Considered help you make sense of a major news story and what it means for you in 15 minutes. In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

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Every weekday afternoon, the hosts of NPR's All Things Considered help you make sense of a major news story and what it means for you in 15 minutes. In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

    Desperate Times, Desperate Measures As Water Runs Short In The West

    Desperate Times, Desperate Measures As Water Runs Short In The West

    Farmers are preparing to flood their fields to replenish aquifers, while ranchers are selling off parts of their herds and worried about feeding the rest.

    • 15 min
    Remembering an Abortion Rights Activist Who Spurned the Spotlight

    Remembering an Abortion Rights Activist Who Spurned the Spotlight

    Abortion-rights activist Patricia Maginnis died in August at age 93. In the years before Roe, she demanded direct, immediate action on abortion.

    • 14 min
    Social Media Misinformation Stokes A Worsening Civil War In Ethiopia

    Social Media Misinformation Stokes A Worsening Civil War In Ethiopia

    In Ethiopia, old ethnic tensions are being stoked in new ways. And that means that a bloody civil war is likely entering an even more destructive phase.

    • 11 min
    Is China A Threat Or An Opportunity?

    Is China A Threat Or An Opportunity?

    The U.S. isn't done sending a message to China. But that message continues to come at the expense of American companies.

    • 11 min
    Native Americans Take Over The Writers' Room and Tell Their Own Stories

    Native Americans Take Over The Writers' Room and Tell Their Own Stories

    In Rutherford Falls and Reservation Dogs, Native writers tell their own stories.

    • 11 min
    BONUS: Janet Jackson Once Had 'Control' of the Charts

    BONUS: Janet Jackson Once Had 'Control' of the Charts

    Janet Jackson's Control turns 35 this week. NPR's Sam Sanders of It's Been A Minute investigated the album's making and legacy to commemorate the anniversary.

    • 42 min

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