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All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Every weekday the two-hour show is hosted by Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly, and Ari Shapiro. In 1977, ATC expanded to seven days a week with a one-hour show on Saturdays and Sundays, which is hosted by Michel Martin.

Every weekday, local host, Peter Biello, and national hosts present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features from NHPR and NPR.

Across the U.S., coronavirus cases are surging and pushing the health care system to its limits.

Every day since Election Day, more than 100,000 people in the country have tested positive for the virus.

In many places, there aren't enough nurses and doctors to handle the rising caseloads, and staffing agencies are slammed with requests for more.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MY BABY LIVES IN PARIS")

MIA DOI TODD: (Singing) My baby lives in Paris.

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We're back with another episode of Play It Forward, where musicians tell us about their work and the music that inspires them. Last week New Age pioneer Laraaji explained why he's thankful for the singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd.

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LARAAJI: So I got to know her work - soft, gentle. And one of the songs that sticks out very clearly when I think about her is "My Baby lives In Paris."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MY BABY LIVES IN PARIS")

MIA DOI TODD: (Singing) My baby lives in Paris.

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We're back with another episode of Play It Forward, where musicians tell us about their work and the music that inspires them. Last week New Age pioneer Laraaji explained why he's thankful for the singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST)

LARAAJI: So I got to know her work - soft, gentle. And one of the songs that sticks out very clearly when I think about her is "My Baby lives In Paris."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MY BABY LIVES IN PARIS")

MIA DOI TODD: (Singing) My baby lives in Paris.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

We're back with another episode of Play It Forward, where musicians tell us about their work and the music that inspires them. Last week New Age pioneer Laraaji explained why he's thankful for the singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST)

LARAAJI: So I got to know her work - soft, gentle. And one of the songs that sticks out very clearly when I think about her is "My Baby lives In Paris."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MY BABY LIVES IN PARIS")

MIA DOI TODD: (Singing) My baby lives in Paris.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

We're back with another episode of Play It Forward, where musicians tell us about their work and the music that inspires them. Last week New Age pioneer Laraaji explained why he's thankful for the singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST)

LARAAJI: So I got to know her work - soft, gentle. And one of the songs that sticks out very clearly when I think about her is "My Baby lives In Paris."

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The economic downturn during this pandemic has far-reaching implications, including a pending housing crisis. Renters are struggling to pay bills as cities across the country are bracing for more unsheltered residents. In Philadelphia, homeless residents and activists forced the city to agree to a novel solution. Susan Phillips from member station WHYY in Philadelphia reports.

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MY BABY LIVES IN PARIS")

MIA DOI TODD: (Singing) My baby lives in Paris.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

We're back with another episode of Play It Forward, where musicians tell us about their work and the music that inspires them. Last week New Age pioneer Laraaji explained why he's thankful for the singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST)

LARAAJI: So I got to know her work - soft, gentle. And one of the songs that sticks out very clearly when I think about her is "My Baby lives In Paris."

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Health officials in rural America are struggling under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic. In the Upper Midwest and Rocky Mountain states, they warn that hospitals are at or nearing capacity. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports.

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All right. We're going to talk otters now. Yes, we do consider all things on this program.

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You otter to know.

CHANG: (Laughter).

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Adrianne Lenker's latest music takes you straight to where it was recorded: a cabin in the Berkshires. Lenker was supposed to be on tour with her band Big Thief this year, but once the pandemic upended those plans, she holed up in the mountains of Western Massachusetts and recorded not one, but two new albums.

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A couple of weeks ago, House Republicans were in the minority and forecasts showed that they could lose even more seats in a Democratic wave.

That's not what happened.

Although results continue to trickle in, the Democrats still hold the House majority, but Republicans managed to win back some competitive seats and hold on to some that they had feared losing.

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In Utah, new cases of the coronavirus surged for more than two months, but what was once a hotspot has become a raging fire. In response, Governor Gary Herbert has introduced new measures to help fight the pandemic's hold on his state.

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