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Stretch & Bobbito On World Cafe

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:27pm

The Legendary curators and boosters of hip-hop share stories and introduce their new NPR podcast, What's Good.

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Famed Inventor Says He Buried Reporter 'At Sea' After His Homemade Sub Sank

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:18pm

Peter Madsen pushed off in his submarine with a Swedish journalist, but by the time he was rescued, she was gone. Now, he says she died onboard — but the admission is stirring even more questions.

(Image credit: Bax Lindhardt/AFP/Getty Images)

Total Solar Eclipse Travels From Oregon To South Carolina

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

From coast to coast, a total solar eclipse crossed the United States on Monday. Fourteen states were in the path of total darkness, while a partial eclipse was visible in other parts of the country.

LGBT Community Continues To Feel Targeted In Age Of Trump

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

A group of LGBT people in Arizona discuss the recent stances the Trump administration has taken related to sexual orientation and gender identity as part of our Kitchen Table Conversation series.

Despite Different Styles, Dick Gregory And Jerry Lewis Inspired Generations Of Comics

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Two giants of comedy died this weekend. Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis had very different styles, but both men were hugely influential. There are many comedians who drew equal parts inspiration from both men.

Americans View Astronomical Show As Total Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across U.S.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

The total solar eclipse swept across the country on Monday from Oregon to South Carolina. A partial eclipse was also visible in other parts of the U.S. All Things Considered checked in with some listeners who witnessed the eclipse.

Secret Service Struggles To Pay Agents Who Hit Overtime Caps Protecting Trump

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

The Secret Service is in the middle of a pay crunch. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Kevin Johnson, the reporter who broke the story for USA Today, about how thousands of agents have already reached federal salary caps.

Phoenix Prepares For Possible Unrest As Trump Holds Campaign Style Rally

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Phoenix is preparing for a visit Tuesday by President Trump. Police are preparing for possible clashes between immigration advocates and anti-immigrant activists.

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus Describes Trump's Options In Afghanistan

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

President Trump will give a speech Monday night on Afghanistan. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to David Petraeus, a retired U.S. Army general and former commander of troops in Afghanistan, about the state of the war in Afghanistan.

Past Presidents Used Prime Time Addresses To Outline Afghanistan Strategy

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

As President Trump prepares to deliver an address Monday night on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan, NPR looks back on previous presidential addresses to the nation regarding this war.

Trump Confronts Major Choice On How To Proceed In Afghanistan

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

President Trump addresses the nation Monday night on "the way forward" in Afghanistan. NPR looks at the range of options available to the president and the situation on the ground.

Darkness Falls Across The Land As Total Solar Eclipse Passes Over U.S.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

It was dark during the day on Monday as the total solar eclipse traveled across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. NPR heard from some people who witnessed the astronomical show.

It's Not Just Reggae, Says Chronixx: Call It 'Black Experimental Music'

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

The 24-year-old Jamaican artist has released his debut album, Chronology. It showcases his myriad influences, including genres like gospel, ska and electronic music and his own musical family lineage.

(Image credit: Che Kothari/Courtesy of the artist)

States Work To Help Marijuana Industry Reduce Power Costs

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Growing marijuana takes a lot of energy, which comes into conflict with state efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. Now, some places are helping the pot industry to become more energy efficient.

10 U.S. Navy Sailors Missing After Destroyer Collides With Tanker Off Singapore

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

The destroyer USS John S McCain collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore early Monday local time. Ten U.S. Navy sailors are missing, and five were injured. This is the fourth mishap involving a warship with the U.S. 7th Fleet in the past year.

People Travel Across The Country To Get A Glimpse Of The Solar Eclipse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Americans are traveling to cities, towns and campsites across the country to get a good view of the Great American Eclipse. All Things Considered heard from a few of them as they witnessed eclipse in totality.

Uber Hires Harvard Business School's Frances Frei To Address Leadership Issues

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Frances Frei, Uber's new vice president of leadership and strategy, about what she plans to bring to the ride-hailing company after more than dozen executives left this year.

Celebrations From Coast To Coast As Solar Eclipse Travels Across U.S.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:06pm

Here & Now's Robin Young gets reaction from NPR's Camila Domonoske, who is tracking what’s been happening throughout the day.

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