Adrian Florido

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Monterey Park victims' names are released as the gunman's motives are investigated

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Authorities have released the names of all 11 people killed in the Monterey Park, Calif., shooting. The investigation continues into the gunman's motive.

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The latest on the Monterey Park shooting

Monday, January 23, 2023

In Monterey Park, Calif., there are more questions than answers following the killings of 11 people and wounding of 10 others at a dance studio. Most of the victims were older and of Asian descent.

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Hurricane-damaged roofs in Puerto Rico remain a problem. One group is offering a fix.

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Five years after Hurricane Maria, PRoTechos, a local nonprofit, helps repair damaged roofs the government overlooked or that were fixed poorly. It also trains people to make future repairs themselves.

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A small town ballfield took years to repair after Hurricane Maria. Then Fiona came.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

After repairs were completed this summer, a restored ballfield in one of Puerto Rico's poorest towns had become a symbol of progress in the face of tragedy. Hurricane Fiona dealt a setback.

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What a hate crime case might look like for the Colorado Springs shooter

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Officials are investigating the Colorado Springs nightclub shooting as a possible hate crime. Last year, state lawmakers made it easier for prosecutors to pursue hate crime charges.

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Rep. Bass is elected mayor of Los Angeles in a contentious and close race

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Congresswoman Karen Bass was elected mayor of Los Angeles, making her the first woman and second African American to lead the city. The race was dominated by voters' concerns about homelessness.

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In conversation with 'Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues' director Sacha Jenkins

Sunday, November 06, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido talks with director Sacha Jenkins about his latest film, Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues, streaming on AppleTV+.

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2 drag queens have advice for women in 'Working Girls'

Sunday, November 06, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido speaks with drag queens Katya Zamolodchikova and Trixie Mattel about their new book, Working Girls: Trixie and Katya's Guide to Professional Womanhood.

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What the end of affirmative action could mean for college diversity

Saturday, November 05, 2022

Guest host Adrian Florido speaks with Mitchell Chang, associate vice chancellor at UCLA, about what's at risk if affirmative action in college admissions is overturned.

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What Kyrie Irving's suspension says about the NBA

Saturday, November 05, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido speaks with sports commentator Kevin Blackistone about the suspension of NBA player Kyrie Irving by the Brooklyn Nets.

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Angered by racist comments, Oaxacan immigrants march to Los Angeles City Hall

Monday, October 17, 2022

The protesters were upset over racist comments that the former president of the council made. Nurry Martinez has resigned, but protesters want the other two on the leaked audio to step down too.

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Embattled LA City Councilwoman Nury Martinez resigns her seat after racist comments

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Just days after she was heard making racist remarks in a leaked recording, La City Council member Nury Martinez resigned from her seat. Earlier this week she stepped down as council president.

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Former president of the L.A. City Council resigns after she made racist comments

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The former president of the L.A. City Council resigned her council seat three days after the release of a secret recording in which she and colleagues engaged in racist conversation.

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The fallout lingers in Los Angeles over a racism scandal that has engulfed City Hall

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A racism scandal has embroiled politics in Los Angeles. The political fallout has ballooned since three council members were heard in a secret recording engaging in racist conversation.

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L.A. City Council president faces calls to resign after she made racist comments

Monday, October 10, 2022

On a recording, the L.A. City Council president made racist comments. There have been calls for her resignation and the episode has exposed the racial tensions that have affected politics in the city.

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Biden went to Puerto Rico to see what the island needed after Hurricane Fiona

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

President Biden on Monday traveled to Puerto Rico to get an update on the recovery efforts after Hurricane Fiona hit the island a little over two weeks ago.

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Biden visits Puerto Rico to assess damage from Hurricane Fiona

Monday, October 03, 2022

President Biden was in Puerto Rico on Monday to assess damage from Hurricane Fiona. Biden landed in the southern city of Ponce, one of the hardest-hit communities.

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Hundreds of thousands of people in Puerto Rico still have no electricity

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Nine days after Hurricane Fiona, hundreds of thousands in Puerto Rico still lack electricity. Mayors are calling on retired electrical workers, despite threats legal from the private electric utility.

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Puerto Rico was still recovering from Maria when Fiona hit. Now, many fear the long road ahead

Sunday, September 25, 2022

After Maria hit Puerto Rico 5 years ago, recovery has been slow and uneven. Now, after Fiona, there's even more worry about the prospect of full recovery from these hurricanes.

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After Hurricane Fiona, avocados have become a currency of community in Puerto Rico

Friday, September 23, 2022

The storm blew most of Puerto Rico's avocados off their trees. Now people are racing to eat and give them away before they go bad.

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