Six days a week, from Monday through Saturday, 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 on weekdays, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.
Punishing Player Misconduct: Will the NFL Ever Get it Right?
On Sunday, Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will return to the field for the first time in nearly two years. This comes after an 11-game suspension and $5 million fine imposed by the NFL after more than two dozen female massage therapists filed allegations against him ranging from sexual misconduct to sexual assault.
The allegations stem from incidents that occurred in 2020 and 2021, while Watson was a quarterback for the Houston Texans. And while he doesn't face criminal charges, the sheer number of women coming forward with similar accounts is striking - but not, striking enough to deter Cleveland from signing Watson -in time for the 2022 season -with a five-year $230 million deal
The NFL has faced criticism in the past for how it handles cases like Watson's, and many critics say the fine and suspension don't go far enough.
Host Michel Martin speaks with Kevin Blackstione, a sports columnist for the Washington Post and ESPN panelist, about how the NFL might better handle allegations of player misconduct against women.
Twitter's Safety Chief Quit. Here's Why.
Yoel Roth used to lead the team that set the rules for what was allowed on Twitter, and aimed to keep users safe. He explains why he left after Elon Musk took over.
China's Outspoken Generation
The protests that rocked China last week are largely over. But a new Chinese political awakening may just be starting.
Can Newly Elected LGBTQ Lawmakers Shift The Landscape For LGBTQ Rights?
Hundreds of bills targeting LGBTQ rights were introduced by state legislatures this year. At the same time, a record number of openly LGBTQ candidates were elected nationwide.
The (Literally) Cold War In Ukraine
Russian attacks have repeatedly targeted Ukrainian energy and heating infrastructure, threatening to leave millions vulnerable to the approaching bitter cold of winter.
How Abortion Bans—Even With Medical Emergency Exemptions—Impact Healthcare
Christina Zielke went to an ER in Ohio bleeding profusely while experiencing a miscarriage. She says she was discharged without treatment.
Covid and Nursing Homes 15 September 2022
Where are these families? You may need to get and make sure your family members are getting the shot and the boosters, you can’t rely on the homes staff to obtain these invaluable shots So, too, during high needs times it may be necessary to remove a family member and have them return to their families home. Nobody, takes care of a family member like a family, a crisis is exactly that, a crisis, take personal responsibility.
Orthodox and insular
It’s sort of astounding that NPR is actually becoming more ensconced in its bubble. The rigid orthodoxy is only becoming more pronounced and they’ve given up any pretense at all of even paying lip service to different points of view.
Unsubscribing from all NPR shows
If NPR thinks it’s ok to air the audio of an abortion- the killing of a human life- I won’t be listening to any of their programs ever again. Absolutely disgusting and disturbing. NPR has a clear political bias and their shows reflect that.