All Things Considered for April 25, 2022 Hear the All Things Considered program for April 25, 2022

All Things Considered

Laurie's mother Stephanie, 75, died of COVID-19 in December. "I don't believe she was supposed to die," Laurie says. "I blame the misinformation." Stephanie had been wrapped up in a world of conspiracy theories online which led her to refuse treatments for COVID. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Shots - Health News

Their mom died of COVID. They say conspiracy theories are what really killed her

Stephanie was usually careful about her health and regular vaccinations. But then she got into sharing far-out videos and fringe ideas. When COVID hit, misinformation put her and her husband at risk.

Laurie's mother Stephanie, 75, died of COVID-19 in December. "I don't believe she was supposed to die," Laurie says. "I blame the misinformation." Stephanie had been wrapped up in a world of conspiracy theories online which led her to refuse treatments for COVID. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Their mom died of COVID. They say conspiracy theories are what really killed her

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1089786147/1094680471" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mariah Parker in Athens City Hall Raphaela Aleman hide caption

toggle caption
Raphaela Aleman

Rapper-activist Linqua Franqa is on a mission to change both music and politics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1092878995/1094680477" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Peter Reinhart, master baker and James Beard-award winning author of the new book Pizza Quest: My Never-Ending Search For the Perfect Pizza. Peter Taylor/Andrews McMeel Publishing hide caption

toggle caption
Peter Taylor/Andrews McMeel Publishing

The 'Gandalf of pizza' speaks to the spiritual side of comfort food

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1093655674/1094680483" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the Tesla Giga Texas manufacturing "Cyber Rodeo" grand opening party on April 7, 2022 in Austin, Texas. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter reaches deal to sell to Elon Musk for about $44 billion

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1094604406/1094680489" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sunita Kramer says a stranger at a train station changed her life after they saved her daughter. Sunita Kramer hide caption

toggle caption
Sunita Kramer

A stranger saved her daughter's life, but Sunita has never been able to thank them

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1094188050/1094680495" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

All Things Considered