Alexandra Starr

Alexandra Starr is currently working as a reporter at NPR.  

Alexandra Starr appears in the following:

'Not Fine': How a New Jersey Family Is Tracking Relatives in Puerto Rico

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Carratini family in Coamo, Puerto Rico, is still waiting for help from FEMA and for electricity. In New Jersey, their relatives are worried.

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Why New York Pols Are Key to Puerto Rico's Recovery

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Although Florida soon will be home to the most Puerto Ricans on the mainland, it still falls to New York to advocate for the island.

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Panic In The Markets: Lessons From the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

On October 19th, 1987, the stock market dropped a whopping 22.6 percent. “Black Monday” as it’s come to be known sent the financial world into a tailspin.

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Lessons Learned (and Forgotten) After the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," the worst percentage drop in the history of the Dow Jones. Here's what the response says about today’s financial system.

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Lessons Learned (and Forgotten) After the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," the worst percentage drop in the history of the Dow Jones. What the response says about today’s financial system.

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Remembering 'Black Monday'

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On October 19, 1987, the Dow Jones had its biggest one-day drop in Wall Street history. What can we learn from the drop and what does that tell us about Wall Street today?

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When Good Ideas Go Bad on Wall Street

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What caused the crash and could it happen again? 

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When Good Ideas Go Bad on Wall Street

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What caused the crash and could it happen again? 

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Remembering Black Monday, a Day of “Utter Devastation” on Wall Street

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What was it like on October 19, 1987, and what does it tell us about today?

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Remembering Black Monday, a Day of “Utter Devastation” on Wall Street

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What was it like on October 19, 1987, and what does it tell us about today?

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Here To Stay: How Indian-Born Innkeepers Revolutionized America's Motels

Saturday, March 05, 2016

In midtown Manhattan, 48Lex towers over the crowded street at its feet. The high-rise, luxury hotel offers a singular experience — serving complimentary wine at happy hour — but it's just one of 52 hotels owned by Hersha Hospitality Trust.

The company, named for founder Hasu P. Shah's wife, grew ...

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'Wilhemina's War' Explores Barriers To AIDS Treatment In U.S. South

Monday, February 29, 2016

While many Americans now view HIV and AIDS as survivable conditions, treatment and care can still be difficult to get in the southern states, especially for African-Americans. A new I...

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Fast Food Wars: The Unseen Battle In Franchise Businesses

Thursday, February 25, 2016

When you pay for a meal at a fast food chain, such as McDonald's or KFC, most of the time your money is divided between two different businesses. There's corporate headquarters, and t...

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Pilot Programs Help Former Convicts Find Housing

Sunday, January 10, 2016

A few cities around the country have programs allowing some former felons to move in with relatives who live in public housing.

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Immigration Emerging As Top Issue In 2016

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Obama administration's move to deport Central American families who have not complied with removal orders has immigration advocates seething — and has placed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in an awkward position.

A spokeswoman for Clinton said the former secretary of state "has real concerns about ...

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South Korea And Japan Reach Landmark Deal Over Comfort Women

Monday, December 28, 2015

The issue of so-called comfort women — tens of thousands of Korean women and girls forced by the Japanese into sexual slavery before and during World War II — has long strained relations between South Korea and Japan. On Monday, the two countries announced a deal that South Korean Foreign ...

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Meadowlark Lemon, Star Of The Harlem Globetrotters, Dies

Monday, December 28, 2015

Meadowlark Lemon, a star with the Harlem Globetrotters for nearly a quarter century, died on Sunday at the age of 83. He had dreamed of playing for the Globetrotters when he was growing up in the Jim Crow South and joined the team in 1954 after serving in the ...

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Pope Francis Asks Central American Governments To Help Cuban Migrants

Sunday, December 27, 2015

On Sunday, Pope Francis called for Central American governments to help thousands of Cuban migrants stuck in Costa Rica as they attempt to journey to the United States.

"I invite the countries of the region to renew with generosity all necessary efforts in order to find a rapid solution to ...

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Olympian Michael Phelps To Coach At Arizona State University

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, intends to join Arizona State University as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2016-17 season, according to the Arizona Republic. That will follow his presumed retirement after the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil, where Sports Illustrated sees him ...

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Psychiatrist Who Played Major Role In Destigmatizing Homosexuality Dies

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, who died Dec. 25 at the age of 83, was considered one of the most influential psychiatrists of his generation. He headed the effort to more rigorously categorize mental disorders for the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (D.S.M.), the ...

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