Jennifer Ludden

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Baltimore Struggles To Protect Children From Lead Paint

Monday, March 21, 2016

Despite the attention to lead in water, the biggest health risk to children is still from lead paint. The city of Baltimore banned lead paint way back in 1950, but children continue to be poisoned.


Before Flint, Lead-Contaminated Water Plagued Schools Across U.S.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Schools all over the country, not just Michigan, have struggled to eliminate lead from water fountains and cafeterias — some for more than a decade.


Explaining 'Small Hands,' Wet Pants To Your Kids This Presidential Campaign

Thursday, March 10, 2016

"They should have ratings at the front of the debates," said one parent. "You know: 'Contains language, and violence, and sexual content.' That might be helpful for parents."


Protesters Gather Outside Supreme Court As Justices Consider Abortion Case

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard what could be its most consequential abortion case in a generation. Hundreds of protesters crowded the steps of the building while arguments took place inside.


Scalia's Death May Mean Texas Abortion Case Won't Set U.S. Precedent

Monday, February 15, 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia's death comes just weeks before the Supreme Court hears its biggest abortion case in a decade. The reach of that decision will likely be impacted by his absence.


Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Who is among the least likely to use online dating sites?

A few years ago, you would have been correct to guess college students or those in their early 20s, a group surrounded by peers and in the prime of their bar-hopping years. But a newly released Pew Research Center ...


States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Emily Martin created a state-by-state map of the gender wage gap in the United States. She calculated: Washington, D.C., has the smallest wage gap where women average nearly 90 cents to a man's dollar; Louisiana has the largest gap — women there earn just 65 percent of what men ...


Anti-Abortion Activists Indicted On Felony Charges In Planned Parenthood Case

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A grand jury in Houston has returned indictments against two members of a group that targeted Planned Parenthood with a string of undercover videos last year. The felony indictments a...


Cities Shut Down As Blizzard Blankets East Coast

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Multiple states and cities have declared states of emergency as snow has covered parts of states from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. NPR's Jennifer Ludden has an update.


East Coast Blizzard Doesn't Fall Short Of Expectations

Saturday, January 23, 2016

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Prosecutors Consider Retrial For Baltimore Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Death

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The mistrial in the first case in the death of Freddie Gray has left Baltimore residents shocked, disappointed, and still deeply distrustful of the justice system. But legal analysts ...


Baltimore Protests Remain Peaceful After Mistrial In Freddie Gray Case

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A mistrial has been declared in the case against William Porter. He's the first of 6 police officers to face trial in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died while in police custody in April.


Baltimore Judge Declares Mistrial After Jury Deadlocks In Freddie Gray Case

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of police officer William Porter, who was charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The jury could not reach agreement on any of the charges Porter faced.


Jury Deliberates In Trial For Baltimore Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Death

Monday, December 14, 2015

Jury deliberations have begun in the case of Baltimore police officer William Porter who faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Freddie Gray.


The Freddie Gray Trial Asks: What Happened Inside That Van?

Sunday, December 13, 2015

In Baltimore, closing arguments are slated to begin on Monday in the case of the first of six officer to be tried for the death of Freddie Gray. We get a recap of the trial so far.