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  • 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.
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  • May 21 2022
    Last year the remains of 215 children were found in unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school for Indigenous children in British Columbia. The news was shocking, but among Indigenous people of Canada and survivors of the country's boarding school system, it was not a surprise. For generations there had been stories of children taken away from their parents never to be heard from again. Those who did return told of neglect, abuse, and forced assimilation.

    It's a brutal history that the United States and Canada share.

    Shortly after the unmarked graves were found in Canada, US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland called for an investigation into US boarding schools. Her first report, released last week, identified more than 400 institutions operated or supported by the US government. At 53 of these schools, there are marked and unmarked burial sites with the remains of children who died there.

    We hear stories from some of the survivors of the boarding schools and speak with Secretary Haaland about the ongoing investigation and a year-long listening tour to bear witness to survivors and facilitate healing.

    This episode contains discussions of child abuse that some listeners may find disturbing.

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

    Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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    14 mins
  • May 20 2022
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has used possible NATO expansion to justify invading Ukraine. Now, that invasion might expand the alliance. Finland and Sweden, both formerly neutral Russian neighbors, are applying for membership.

    NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Finland's ambassador to the U.S., Mikko Hautala, about the stakes of his country's bid to join.

    NPR's Emily Feng also talks to historian Mary Elise Sarotte about how we reached this impasse between NATO and Russia.

    You can also hear — and see — more on how war games and Russia's invasion of Ukraine are impacting life in Norway from NPR's Quil Lawrence here.

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

    Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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    15 mins
  • May 19 2022
    A Polish school in Warsaw has taken in Ukrainian refugee students and teachers. The school provides safety and a place of hope as the war between Russia and Ukraine continues.

    Poland's minister of education says the country has absorbed more than 75,000 Ukrainian students into Polish schools.

    NPR's Ari Shapiro visited schools in Poland and spoke to teachers and students about what their life is like right now.

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

    Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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    11 mins

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