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This journalist started owning her identity at work when covering anti-Asian violence

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with CNN journalist Amara Walker about the persistence of violence against Asian American women, a year after the Atlanta area spa shootings.


State Department spokesperson on the U.S.' efforts to counter Russia's messaging

Thursday, March 10, 2022

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Ned Price, spokesperson for the State Department, who says Russia is accusing U.S. and Ukraine of preparing biological weapons.


Some effects of climate change are irreversible, but there's still hope

Monday, February 28, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with earth scientist Brian O'Neill about a new major United Nations report on climate change.


Anna Chlumsky delves into a scammer's story for 'Inventing Anna'

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

NPR's Elissa Nadworny speaks with actor Anna Chlumsky about Netflix's new limited series Inventing Anna.


Teachers in Puerto Rico protest for better wages and pensions

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido speaks with Jose Cintron, a middle school teacher in Puerto Rico, about the teachers' ongoing strikes to demand better wages and pensions.


Which skin color emoji should you use? The answer can be more complex than you think

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

There are five skin tone emojis to choose from, but doing so can open a complex conversation about race and identity.


How to build a fire inside, according to Neanderthals

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Early humans seemed to strike the perfect balance in situating their hearths in the cave, preserving ample sitting and cooking space while avoiding the worst effects of smoke.


Building a fire in a cave is not easy — early humans figured out how

Friday, February 04, 2022

Early humans seemed to strike the perfect balance in situating their hearths in the cave, preserving ample sitting and cooking space while avoiding the worst effects of smoke.


The head of the Islamic State Militant Group is dead. Here's what that means for ISIS

Thursday, February 03, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Charles Lister of the Middle East Institute about what the U.S. strike in Syria Wednesday night means for the future of ISIS.


Choosing the skin tone of an emoji is more complex than we might think

Friday, January 28, 2022

Using skin tone emojis is a seemingly easy choice that in reality can be fraught. NPR's Asma Khalid talks with writer and researcher Zara Rahman about the complexities behind the selection.


Protesters in Cuba face severe sentences as crackdown continues

Monday, January 24, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid talks with Ed Augustin, correspondent for The Guardian in Cuba, about the ongoing trials against hundreds of people who participated in mass protests in the summer of 2021.


Author Imani Perry explores the South to reveal the soul of America

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Imani Perry discusses what it meant to write a book about her own home, and why the South is so important to comprehend the rest of the nation.


Keira D'Amato sets new American marathon record for women

Monday, January 17, 2022

On Sunday, Keira D'Amato, 37, broke the American marathon record after she finished in just over 2 hours and 19 minutes. She is a mother of two and a real estate agent.


Public health experts say most of us will get COVID-19. What does that mean?

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Public health experts say COVID-19 won't be eradicated, but studies show the omicron variant is less severe than delta, and there are ways to manage the disease — which will become predictable.


Is your dog bilingual? A new study suggests their brains can tell languages apart

Thursday, January 06, 2022

When brain researcher Laura Cuaya moved from Mexico to Hungary, she wanted to know if her two dogs would recognize the change in language. So she devised an experiment.


2 years after the U.S. killed Iran's Qasem Soleimani, tensions remain

Monday, January 03, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about the impact of the U.S.'s assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.


A look back at attacks on voting rights in 2021 — and what could be next

Friday, December 31, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Wendy Weiser, who directs the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, about the threats to our elections in 2022 and 2024.


Tens of thousands are displaced in Brazil after weeks of flooding in Bahia state

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Gram Slattery, Brazil correspondent for Reuters, about the deadly flooding currently happening in the northeastern state of Bahia, Brazil.


In Mexico, piñatas are a Christmas essential full of history, art and treats

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Piñatas are a common element in parties across different countries, but especially in Mexico around Christmas time, and the story of their origin combines cultures, traditions and religions.


Deqa Dhalac is the first Somali-American mayor in the United States

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

After fleeing Somalia some 30 years ago, Dhalac became this country's first Somali-American mayor earlier this month, elected in a city that's 90% white.