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. New episodes six days a week, Sunday through Friday.
Women Candidates and the Race for Big Money
A woman has never been president. Hillary Clinton has come the closest, but that highest, hardest glass ceiling is still intact. Now Republican Nikki Haley wants to succeed where her predecessors have not.The list of reasons a woman hasn't won is long — sexism, lack of representation in circles of power, and lack of representation in circles of money. But Nikki Haley has just scored an endorsement from the Koch Network that could change that.NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Political Scientist Kira Sonbonmatsu about the inequities between men and women when it comes to fundraising and what the Koch Network endorsement could mean for Haley.Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seriousness of America's Latest Homegrown Spy
Diplomat and former US Ambassador Manuel Rocha is facing charges related to secretly serving as an agent of Cuba's government.Rocha is the latest in a long line of spies, who have worked for the federal government while spying for other countries. Some for decades at a time.NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to former CIA officer Robert Baer about the charges against Rocha and how he might have managed to go undetected for four decades.Email us at email@example.com
The Symbolism And History Of The Keffiyeh
Keffiyehs, checkered scarves most closely associated with Palestinians, have been in the news lately. In Vermont, three men of Palestinian descent, two of whom were wearing keffiyehs, were shot. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Wafa Ghnaim, a fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and curator for the Museum of the Palestinian People, about the history of the garment, what it means to Palestinian identity and what it means to her.Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Biden's Unconditional Support Of Israel Nearing Its Limit?
Israel has stepped up military operations in Gaza after the temporary ceasefire ended last week. Gaza health officials say several hundred Palestinians have been killed and hundreds more have been wounded since the fighting resumed, complicating how the U.S. maintains its alignment with Israel.NPR's Fatma Tanis speaks with analysts who say that U.S. support for Israel is undermining American interests and NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, about how President Biden's history with Israel is shaping current U.S. policy. Email us at email@example.com.
Ranked Choice Voting May Be Coming To An Election Near You
Ranked choice voting has become the latest political change touted as a way to strengthen democracy. Instead of choosing one candidate, in ranked choice voting a voter picks a favorite candidate, a second favorite and so on. According to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll conducted after the midterm elections, more than 8 in 10 Americans feel there is a serious threat to Democracy in the U.S.NPR's Miles Parks reports on whether ranked choice will live up to the hype as a cure-all for the country's deep partisan divides. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Oil Leads at COP28
Every year world leaders gather at the Conference of the Parties, or COP, to devise solutions to what amounts to a growing existential crisis for humankind: our rapidly heating planet. The United Arab Emirates is hosting COP28 this year. The goal of the conference is to decrease emissions and protect the planet. But leading the climate talks is the head of one of the biggest oil companies in the world, in a nation that derives much of its wealth from oil. Are the goals of this meeting truly in sync with the goals of the hosts?NPR's Miles Parks speaks with NPR international correspondent Aya Batrawy from COP28. Email us at email@example.com
4 November 2023
Russia and Ukraine have been at war with each other for over a year and half, and finally a podcast has been launched regarding the ‘rules of war.’ Wow! I’m shocked, I find this too little to late. 🙃
climate discussion: it is absurd creating an account to pay poor countries to do climate updates and disaster relief from it. even though i am *not* against doing that but that is just a band-aid. a simpler and more effective less way to get at the meat of the issue is to have the biggest polluters do the right thing. Thre top polluter is us, the US, 2nd China and 3rd russia, though russia and germany are close to tied for fossil fuels. mthe US, needs to get its act together and not be so darn concerned about what other countries are doing, i am looking at you john kerry who has made little progress for all the years as the climate czar. john, please step down!
Please do an internet search for yourself to see the list of polluting countries.
Tone deaf and cowardly reporting amidst genocide
Incredibly tone deaf piece on Israeli hostages “rebuilding their lives” while over half of Gaza’s buildings have been destroyed, 20,00 people, 8,000 of which are children, have been killed by Israeli bombings, and nearly 8,000 Palestinians are currently held hostage in Israeli prisons. But you don’t bother to ask how those people will rebuild their lives. You don’t bother to ask why Palestinians have had to resort to armed resistance after 75 years of occupation. You can’t even say the word genocide. Absolutely disgusting and cowardly journalism.