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When her son died, a woman turned to gardening. Now, she feeds her entire community

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Jenna Fournel lost her son in the fall of 2019. To keep his spirit alive, and connect with her community during the pandemic, she expanded her garden and shared the goods with neighbors for free.

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North Korea is reporting a major disease outbreak, but it's not calling it COVID

Thursday, May 19, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Jean Lee, a journalist specializing in North Korea, about the country's report of a major disease outbreak that state media is not calling COVID-19, yet.

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Here's what we know about North Korea's COVID outbreak — and its ability to handle it

Thursday, May 19, 2022

North Korea says it's experiencing its first COVID outbreak. Experts are skeptical, but they are also wondering if this means the country will accept outside help or if it can handle it alone.

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Grubhub offered New Yorkers a free lunch promotion yesterday. It backfired

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Food delivery service Grubhub launched a free lunch promotion on Tuesday in New York City. It didn't go well. Both customers and restaurateurs were left frustrated.

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New podcast examines what went wrong to lead to the Surfside condominium collapse

Friday, May 13, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido talks with journalists Paul Beban and Sarah Blaskey about their podcast Collapse: Disaster in Surfside, which looks at the deadly collapse of the Champlain Towers South in 2021.

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In Puerto Rico, the arrests of elected officials worsen trust in government

Thursday, May 12, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido talks with Benjamin Torres Gotay, a reporter and columnist for Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Dia, about recent arrests of elected officials related to corruption.

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Minnie Driver on the paradox of fame and her 'complicated' notion of marriage

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Decades after breaking into Hollywood, Driver is ready for the world to see a little bit more of her. In her memoir she shares stories about her life from childhood to her unexpected path into acting.

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Amputee Jacky Hunt-Broersma ran 104 marathons in 104 days — and may have set a record

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Hunt-Broersma picked up the sport after her left leg was amputated below the knee in 2001 and people told her she couldn't run. She set out to prove them wrong and never looked back.

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To break a world record, one woman ran 102 marathons in 102 days — and kept going

Monday, May 02, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido talks with Jacky Hunt-Broersma, an amputee ultra-marathoner who just broke a record for running 104 marathons in 104 days.

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How one woman turned her grief into nourishment for her community

Friday, April 29, 2022

Jenna Fournel lost her son in the fall of 2019. To keep his spirit alive, and connect with her community during the pandemic, she expanded her garden and shared the goods with neighbors for free.

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Georgia's President wants the world to remember the countries near Ukraine during war

Thursday, April 28, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with the president of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili, about the role of women leaders in peace and security and her country's role in the world right now.

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Florida is ending Disney's special tax district. Here's what comes next

Friday, April 22, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to reporter Nick Papantonis of WFTV about the effect that revoking Disney's special tax district will have on local taxpayers.

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The White House's new initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions from transportation

Thursday, April 21, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Adviser, about a new initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions and expanding clean transit.

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Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican pizza — and South Asians are rejoicing

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza was a staple comfort food for South Asians across the country. Now the fast food chain is bring the favorite back to its menu.

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Mexican Pizza, beloved by South Asian Americans, is coming back to Taco Bell

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Taco Bell announced this week the return of the Mexican Pizza to its menu, and fans are happy.

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On Tax Day, the Treasury Department urges for more funding to the IRS

Monday, April 18, 2022

NPR's Daniel Estrin talks with Deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo about the deadline to file taxes and what the department says the IRS needs.

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How a school bus driver in Illinois has brought joy to his community for decades

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Alvin Carter has been a school bus driver at Elizabeth Meyer School since 1994. He has become a beloved figure in his community and helped spread joy to countless students.

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Texas welfare workers are resigning over orders to investigate trans kids' families

Thursday, April 14, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Eleanor Klibanoff of The Texas Tribune about the child welfare workers who are leaving their jobs over state orders to investigate the families of trans kids.

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Gov. Abbott's order for truck inspections is all an unnecessary PR stunt, critics say

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Commercial trucks have been spending hours or days waiting to enter Texas from Mexico. Gov. Abbott ordered inspections of all trucks, saying it's needed to combat drug smuggling and human trafficking.

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The U.S. will provide an additional $800 million in security aid to Ukraine

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

NPR's Daniel Estrin talks with Pentagon spokesman John Kirby about Wednesday's announcement that the U.S. will provide more security aid to Ukraine.

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