All Things Considered for January 29, 2024 Hear the All Things Considered program for January 29, 2024

All Things Considered

Becky Harlan/NPR


A secret shelf of banned books thrives in a Texas school, under the nose of censors

A teacher at a public school near Houston has a secret classroom bookshelf largely made up of challenged titles. Many of the books deal with race, sex and gender.

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, trains at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jeff Roberson/AP

Sports tribunal bans Russian Kamila Valieva from figure skating through 2025

  • Download
  • <iframe src="" 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