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.

The European Union has spent billions to keep migrants from sub-Saharan Africa from crossing the border between Morocco and the Spanish city.

This episode, we look at what that means for the people who make it through and for the city they arrive in.

This story is part of an NPR series on climate migration and the far-right.

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Our Picks For TV Shows And Movies You Should Watch This Holiday Weekend

As people across the U.S. celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy their long holiday weekend, Consider This provides listeners with a list of TV shows and movies to binge over the holiday weekend.

One of them is the HBO breakout hit The White Lotus, featuring Michael Imperioli in a lead role for season two of the show.

Viewers might best remember Imperioli for his previous role as Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos.

NPR’s Erika Ryan takes a deeper look at the arc of Imperioli’s career.

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A Triple Serving Of Flu, COVID And RSV Hits Hospitals Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Hospitals around the country are overwhelmed, but this time it’s not just with COVID.

Cases of the flu and RSV are also spiking earlier this year.

We hear from a pediatrician in Seattle who says it is the worst season she’s seen in her 16-year career.

And NPR’s Rob Stein reports on what infectious disease specialists recommend to stay healthy this season.

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Amid Missile Tests, What Is North Korea’s Endgame?

North Korea says it has successfully tested its largest intercontinental ballistic missile. And experts say it could potentially deliver a nuclear warhead to targets in the continental United States.

But what is North Korea’s ultimate goal? And how can the United States and its allies deter Pyongyang? Mary Louise Kelly discusses that with NPR correspondent Anthony Kuhn and Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Meet The Everyday Crypto Investors Caught Up In The FTX Implosion

Jake Thacker of Portland, Ore. says he had $70,000 trapped in FTX when the the cryptocurrency exchange collapsed this month. That money may be gone.

And he’s not the only one. The company’s bankruptcy filing says it could owe money to more than a million people.

NPR’s Chris Arnold reports on how the FTX implosion is affecting everyday investors.

And NPR’s David Gura looks at whether it could spur Congress to pass new regulations on the crypto industry.

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How to Cook a Faster, Easier Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is probably the most celebrated meal of the year. But for a lot of home cooks or new cooks, or would-be cooks– it’s also the most daunting.

But what if there was a much easier approach to Thanksgiving for cooks who don’t have the time – or frankly, the patience? What if you could make Thanksgiving dinner in a few hours with one pot and one pan? No kidding!

Host Michel Martin speaks with Melissa Clark, a food writer for the New York Times. Clark shares a super easy Thanksgiving dinner recipe from her latest cookbook, Dinner in One: Exceptional and Easy One Pan Meals. And the cooking pros featured in our In A Pinch offer tips on pulling off a no-hassle holiday meal.

How Much Should Wealthier Nations Pay For The Effects Of Climate Change?

At COP 27, the annual U.N. conference on climate change, one of the big questions that’s been raised is how some of the wealthier nations should be paying for the effects of climate change in less developed countries. The U.S. is one of those wealthier nations, and the Biden administration supports creating a fund to help developing countries deal with climate change. But year after year, the money isn’t there. We speak with national climate adviser to President Biden, Ali Zaidi, to understand the role the U.S. has in addressing the global climate crisis. 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.

The Hidden Toll Of Working On Prison Executions

During the past 50 years, more than 1,550 death sentences have been carried out across the U.S.

Many of the hundreds of people involved in carrying out those executions say their health has suffered because of their work.

NPR’s Chiara Eisner and the investigations team spoke with all kinds of current and former workers about their experiences.

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What Happens To The Investigations Involving Now-Candidate Trump?

Former President Trump is launching his 2024 campaign with a cloud of legal issues hanging over his head. They include the federal investigation into the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, another into the top secret documents he kept at Mar-a-Lago and a criminal tax fraud trial in New York.

University of Michigan Law Professor Barbara McQuade, a former U.S. Attorney, explains how his status as a candidate might weigh on those investigations.

And NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik explains another development since Trump’s last campaign: the conservative media properties run by Rupert Murdoch appear to have cooled on the former president.

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Michelle Obama On Parenting, Partnerships And Political Action

Even a former first lady who’s lived an extraordinary life has ordinary and relatable fears.

NPR All Things Considered host Juana Summers sat down with Michelle Obama, who talked about how she navigates the world, even when it feels like things are at their “lowest point,” and about her new book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.”

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