Russell Lewis appears in the following:
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Power is on in most areas of Kathmandu and the Internet is working, but tens of thousands are homeless. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Russell Lewis in Nepal about earthquake recovery.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tens of thousands of people are leaving the Nepali capital. Some are returning to villages to try to find family missing since the earthquake. Others are scared of the threat of aftershocks.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
There's gridlock at Nepal's international airport. That has complicated efforts to get goods and supplies into the country after Saturday's earthquake.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Space travel is never routine or easy and the Apollo 13 mission to the moon proved that point. An explosion aboard the spacecraft 55 hours after liftoff forever changed NASA.
Friday, April 03, 2015
This week, we go old school with an excerpt from the book Visiting Hours and then we cheat and go new school pointing to a New York Times video series about Tehran.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Brazil and the U.S. played to a 0-0 draw in the final of the International Tournament of Brasilia, giving Brazil the first-place finish overall. None of the games was televised in the U.S.
Monday, December 01, 2014
Alabama is a state known for its college football. But a move to scuttle the football program at the state university in Birmingham is drawing fire from fans, students and athletes alike.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Investigators spent the day at a NASA launch facility in Virginia trying to understand why a private cargo rocket exploded moments after liftoff. There were no injuries but the accident is a setback for the company, Orbital Sciences, and NASA. NASA is relying on private contractors to help ferry supplies to the International Space Station. The accident also changed the discussions happening at an annual space convention being held this week in Huntsville, Ala.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
The U.S. team didn't give up a single goal in the 5-game CONCACAF tournament. They capped off their performance Sunday with a near-perfect 6-0 game against Costa Rica.
Monday, July 14, 2014
There had been concern in the lead-up to the World Cup that the protests in Brazil would get worse as the tournament went on. But that didn't happen — until the final protest on Sunday turned violent.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Restoration work on Rio's famed "Christ the Redeemer" statue is now complete. But can Brazil get redemption after not making it to the World Cup finals?
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Referee Mark Geiger is making history with his selection as the fourth official in the game between Brazil and Germany. It's the first time a U.S. referee has been used this late in a World Cup.
Saturday, July 05, 2014
There's virtually no Brazilian fare inside the World Cup stadiums, but outside you'll find proud vendors of traditional foods. They fought FIFA to be there, and surprisingly, they won.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Having escaped the "Group of Death," the Americans are poised for their first game in the knockout stage of the World Cup. The victor heads to the quarterfinals.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The U.S. plays its final game in group play against Germany. NPR's Russell Lewis, in the Brazilian seaside city of Recife, explains what's at stake — and why the game is likely to be a great one.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The final World Cup game in the Brazilian city of Manaus is on Wednesday. For fans who made the trek to the jungle for games this tournament, many were rewarded by something else: seeing a centuries-old opera house in the heart of the Amazon.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup Sunday against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose or tie, and the road gets a lot tougher with next Thursday's game against Germany.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Brazil's World Cup preparation endured some heavy criticism leading up to the games. Stadiums were still under construction, Internet connections were sketchy and transportation faced major challenges. A week into the tournament, NPR's Russell Lewis has traveled to three airports and three cities so far. He talks to Melissa Block about what has worked and what remains a challenge.
Monday, June 16, 2014
On Monday night, the U.S. soccer team accomplished a feat it failed to achieve in the past two World Cups: beat Ghana. With a 2-1 victory, the Americans position themselves well for the games to come.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Brazil kicked off the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo with a convincing win over Croatia. NPR's Russell Lewis watched with fans at a samba school, and he tells Melissa Block about the celebrations.