Consider This from NPR 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.

Consider This from NPR

From NPR

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.

Most Recent Episodes

A woman and child stand together at a memorial honoring Robb Elementary School mass shooting victims in Uvalde, Texas on May 31, 2022. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Children Are Grieving. Here's How One Texas School District Is Trying to Help

It's been more than a year now since many kids across the country returned to their classrooms.

Children Are Grieving. Here's How One Texas School District Is Trying to Help

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1140704311/1140816956" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson(Nick Cammett/AP) Nick Cammett/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Nick Cammett/AP

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.

Punishing Player Misconduct: Will the NFL Ever Get it Right?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1140598476/1140613066" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Twitter app is seen in the Apple App Store an iPhone in Washington, DC, on November 28, 2022. SAMUEL CORUM/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
SAMUEL CORUM/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter's Safety Chief Quit. Here's Why.

It didn't take long for Elon Musk's stated vision for Twitter—a "digital town square" where all legal speech flows freely—to run head long into reality. Namely, the fact that many citizens of that town square want to share inaccurate, racist or violent ideas.

Twitter's Safety Chief Quit. Here's Why.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1140431011/1140462983" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

BEIJING, CHINA -NOVEMBER 28: Protesters shout slogans during a protest against Chinas strict zero COVID measures on November 28, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China's Outspoken Generation

The protests in China may have been silenced, for now. But could this be the start of a new political awakening among young people in the country?

China's Outspoken Generation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1139954094/1140166502" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Top left: Governor-elect Maura Healey speaks on Nov. 8 in Mass. Bottom left: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tina Kotek speaks with members of the media on Nov. 2 in Portland, Ore. Top left: Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a victory speech on Nov. 8 in Tampa, Fla. Bottom right: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks at a campaign rally on Nov. 16 in McDonough, Ga. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images; Mathieu Lewis-Rolland/Getty Images; Octavio Jones/Getty Images; Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images; Mathieu Lewis-Rolland/Getty Images; Octavio Jones/Getty Images; Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Can Newly Elected LGBTQ Lawmakers Shift The Landscape For LGBTQ Rights?

The advocacy group Human Rights Campaign reports that in the past year, more than 300 bills targeting LGBTQ rights have been introduced by state legislatures around the U.S.

Can Newly Elected LGBTQ Lawmakers Shift The Landscape For LGBTQ Rights?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1139874678/1139973718" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A soldier in Kharkiv region walks through a trench, his breath showing in the cold air. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Claire Harbage/NPR

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.

The (Literally) Cold War In Ukraine

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1139764371/1139777210" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Doctors from across the U.S. demonstrate against abortion restrictions outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington this month. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Doctors for Abortion Action hide caption

toggle caption
Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Doctors for Abortion Action

How Abortion Bans—Even With Medical Emergency Exemptions—Impact Healthcare

Christina Zielke went to an ER in Ohio bleeding profusely while experiencing a miscarriage. This was in early September, before the state's 6-week abortion ban was put on hold by a judge. What happened to her next is an example of how new state abortion laws can affect medical care in emergency situations.

How Abortion Bans—Even With Medical Emergency Exemptions—Impact Healthcare

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1139537325/1139551658" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Guet N'dar, Senegal (October 7, 2022) - Homes and a school have been destroyed by rising seas on Guet N'Dar. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Ricci Shryock for NPR

Pulling Back The Curtain On Our Climate Migration Reporting

For over a year, we've been working on a series of stories on climate migration that spans thousands of miles and multiple continents.

Pulling Back The Curtain On Our Climate Migration Reporting

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1139234702/1139239146" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dave Chappelle during his SNL monologue on Saturday, November 12, 2022. (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC) NBC/Will Heath/NBC hide caption

toggle caption
NBC/Will Heath/NBC

When Does Comedy Cross the Line?

Every time stand-up comic Dave Chappelle gets in front of a mic, he seems to reignite a debate over when, or whether, a comedian can go too far. Chappelle has been heavily criticized for jokes about gay people and the trans community. Most recently the comedian came under fire while hosting SNL. During his monologue, he made comments that critics say elevated longstanding, prejudiced tropes against Jewish people.

When Does Comedy Cross the Line?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1139227457/1139282135" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Melilla, Spain (October 13, 2022) - A fence runs all around the land border that Melilla, Spain shares with Morocco. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Ricci Shryock for NPR

Life Is Hard For Migrants On Both Sides Of The Border Between Africa And Europe

There are two tiny patches of Spain on the African continent. One is a city called Melilla that's surrounded by Morocco and the Mediterranean Sea.

Life Is Hard For Migrants On Both Sides Of The Border Between Africa And Europe

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1139222583/1139235380" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
or search npr.org