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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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  • The Great Resignation: Why People Are Leaving Their Jobs In Growing Numbers

    Oct 22 2021
    A record 4.3 million workers in America quit their jobs in August.

    Anthony Klotz coined this ongoing phenomenon "The Great Resignation."

    Klotz is an organizational psychologist at Texas A&M University.

    In part, he says, the pandemic has made workers reevaluate what they are actually getting out of their jobs.

    "During the pandemic, because there was a lot of death and illness and lockdowns, we really had the time and the motivation to sit back and say, do I like the trajectory of my life? Am I pursuing a life that brings me well-being?" Klotz said.

    Employers are also having to rethink what their employees really need.

    NPR's Audie Cornish spoke with Laszlo Bock, co-founder and CEO of the human resources company Humu, about the basic human need for respect.

    "You know, in the pandemic, people have talked a lot about essential workers, but we actually treat them as essential jobs," said Bock. "We treat the workers as quite replaceable."

    In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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    13 mins
  • Why The Global Supply Chain Is Still Clogged — And How To Fix It

    Oct 21 2021
    Last week the White House announced a plan to help move the port of Los Angeles into 24/7 operating status. But that will only "open the gates" of the clogged global supply chain, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told NPR on the NPR Politics Podcast.

    Another crucial supply chain link is the trucking industry, which is short tens of thousands of drivers. Bruce Basada, President of the Diesel Driving Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana, explains why.

    The clogged supply chain is leading to delays and shortage on all kinds of products. NPR coverage in this episode includes excerpts from Scott Horsley's report on a shortage of glass bottles, Petra Mayer's story on the slowdown in book production, and Alina Selyukh's look at shipping delays for children's toys. Special thanks to Scott, Petra, and Alina for editing help on this episode.

    In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

    Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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    13 mins
  • Havana Syndrome: Over 200 Cases Documented Yet Cause Remains A Mystery

    Oct 20 2021
    Since 2016, a number of U.S. diplomats and federal employees have reported symptoms of a mysterious illness, the so-called Havana Syndrome.

    The list of symptoms include hearing loud sounds, nausea fatigue, and dizzying migraines, among others.

    The cause of this mystery illness is a source of curiosity, but it remains unknown.

    Last year the State Department commissioned a study by the National Academies of Sciences for researchers to investigate Havana Syndrome.

    NPR's Sarah McCammon spoke to Dr. David Relman, a Stanford professor who headed the investigation.

    One possible cause their group came to was a form of microwave radiation that occurs in a pulsed or intermittent form.

    In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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    13 mins

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Interviews with people in the frontline of ER

Very informative first person views of what’s happening in the ER now with covid patients overwhelming the system.