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Jennifer Ludden

Jennifer Ludden appears in the following:

Worried About A Bleak Future, Climate Change Activists Hesitant To Have Kids

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Given the increasingly dire predictions about the future, being a climate activist is stressful. Some say it's making them stress over something else — whether or not to have children.

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A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

Friday, August 26, 2016

Arkansas, a Bible Belt state that emphasizes abstinence-only in high school, is launching a mandatory program in its colleges and universities on strategies to prevent unplanned pregnancy.

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Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

For some climate activists, the personal decision to have a child is also fraught with moral consequences: the negative impact on the environment, and on the quality of life for those children.

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Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray's Death Dropped

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Prosecutors have dropped all the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray. While the four trials so far returned no convictions, the three more scheduled trials have now also been dropped.

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Charges Against Remaining Officers Dropped In Freddie Gray Case

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all charges against the three officers who still faced trial in the death of Freddie Gray. Previous trials all ended in acquittals.

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Dallas Chief David Brown Led Efforts To Improve Policing

Friday, July 08, 2016

Dallas Police Chief David Brown has been at the forefront of efforts to make police work more transparent and to train officers in de-escalation tactics.

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Abortion-Rights Supporters, Opponents Plan Next Steps

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Despite the Supreme Court's striking down of a controversial Texas law, the battle over abortion rights is far from over. Advocates are planning new laws and challenges around the country.

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Officer's Acquittal Renews Calls For Baltimore Police Reform

Friday, July 01, 2016

After last week's acquittal of another police officer charged in Freddie Gray's death, many say they will press even harder for systemic police reforms. NPR looks at the many obstacles to police accountability and efforts to address them.

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Supreme Court Texas Abortion Ruling Threatens Other State Laws

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Supreme Court's decision striking down Texas laws limiting abortion access could have significant impacts in other states.

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2nd Acquittal In Freddie Gray Case Is A Blow To Baltimore Prosecutors

Friday, June 24, 2016

The police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted on all counts. That's prompting calls for prosecutors to reconsider charges against other officers.

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Baltimore Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Death Of Freddie Gray

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The city of Baltimore is reacting to the judge's decision to not convict officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. Goodson drove the van that transported Gray after his arrest, and prosecutors said his actions caused the young black man to suffer a fatal spinal injury.

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Officer Caesar Goodson Acquitted Of All Counts In Freddie Gray Case

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Baltimore judge has rendered a verdict in the case against the officer who faced the most serious counts of six officers charged in connection with Gray's death in April of 2015.

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Closing Arguments Complete In Trial Of Baltimore Officer Caesar Goodson

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Baltimore judge heard closing arguments Monday in the trial of police officer Caesar Goodson. Goodson faces the most serious charge of six officers being tried in the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

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Murder Trial Begins For Driver Of Police Van In Freddie Gray Case

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Caesar Goodson drove the van in which prosecutors say Freddie Gray was fatally injured. Witnesses from the two previous trials have testified that he bore ultimate responsibility for Gray's safety. Goodson faces the most serious charge in the case — second degree murder — and legal analysts see his trial as make-or-break for prosecutors, who have yet to get a conviction.

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Trial To Start For Another Police Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Case

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The Baltimore officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray goes on trial on Thursday. Caesar Goodson drove the van in which Gray apparently suffered a fatal spinal injury.

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#NPRreads: 4 Reads To Keep You Young This Weekend

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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Can A Hospital Tell A Doctor To Stop Talking About Abortion?

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A doctor filed a complaint against a Washington, D.C., hospital, saying that by telling her not to say that she does abortions, the hospital is stigmatizing the procedure. The hospital cites safety.

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Teen Birth Rates Plummet For Hispanic And Black Girls

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Teenagers are having less sex and getting better about using contraceptives, a survey finds. Economic hard times also make it less likely that teens will want to become parents so early in life.

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A Year After Freddie Gray's Death, Trials Set To Begin (Again)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Of the six Baltimore police officers charged, there's only been one trial, which ended in a hung jury. But prosecutors are doubling down on their aggressive strategy as the trials resume in May.

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On Policing In Baltimore, Activist DeRay Mckesson Gets Retweets. Can He Get Votes?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Black Lives Matter activist is the city's highest-profile mayoral candidate but low in polls. Voters, who say policing is a top concern, are looking to candidates with more experience.

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