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Piñatas: A staple in Christmas traditions

Friday, December 17, 2021

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


A conversation with the country's 1st Somali-American mayor

Friday, December 17, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Deqa Dhalac, who recently became the first Somali-American mayor in the United States.


Encore: Remembering Maria Angelica Mares, who died of COVID, with 'I Walk the Line'

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

With nearly 800,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the U.S., NPR pays tribute to some people by listening to their stories and the music they loved. Lionel Mares remembers his mother.


New sounds show how life is back in recovered corals reefs

Thursday, December 09, 2021

A new study shows that restoring coral reefs can bring ecosystems back to life — and with them, their sounds.


How Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett could impact abortion rights

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Emily Bazelon, writer at The New York Times Magazine, on how Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett might approach a new abortion rights case the Court is taking up.


Listeners remember loved ones lost to COVID-19, who will be missed at Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25, 2021

More than 750,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. On Thanksgiving Day, family members remember the roles and memories that their loved ones left behind.


Jack Dowling left a mark on his art and LGBTQ communities before he died of COVID-19

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Jack Dowling was a painter, writer and dear friend. He died from COVID-19 in Feb. 4, 2021, as one of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the virus.


Life without reliable internet remains a daily struggle for millions of Americans

Monday, November 22, 2021

The newly signed infrastructure bill provides funding for rural high-speed Internet expansion, as millions in the U.S. lack the connectivity that's become increasingly essential during the pandemic.


Some highlights of last night's Latin Grammys

Friday, November 19, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang recaps Thursday night's Latin Grammys with Julyssa Lopez of Rolling Stone Magazine.


6-year-old reunited with beloved teddy bear, 1 year later

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

A little girl lost her beloved teddy bear in Glacier National Park in 2020. With the help of a family friend and a bear-loving park ranger, the two reunited one year later.


Washington State to start trial against companies over opioid epidemic

Friday, November 12, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson about a case against three drug distributors for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic, as case's trial starts Monday.


Share your favorite holiday memories of loved ones you lost to COVID-19 in 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021

NPR's All Things Considered is inviting you to share memories of people who you lost to COVID-19 this year, so that we might honor them with a remembrance.


3 reasons labor strikes are surging right now — and why they could continue to grow

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

After more than a year of working and living through a pandemic, thousands of workers across the U.S. are striking for better wages, working conditions and benefits.


'Striketober' could have lasting impact on labor

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Thousands of workers are striking for better wages, working conditions and benefits. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Joseph McCartin, professor of history at Georgetown, about what this moment means.


Mother of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver reflects on gunman's guilty plea

Friday, October 22, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Patricia Oliver, whose son Joaquin was among the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., about the gunman's guilty plea.


Fewer cars on the road during lockdowns was good news for frogs and salamanders

Monday, October 18, 2021

Fewer cars were on the road during pandemic lockdowns. And for Maine's frogs and salamanders, that translated to far fewer roadkill deaths.


Trial over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery begins

Monday, October 18, 2021

Jury selection got underway in the trial of the three white men who are charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black man who was killed as he jogged through a Georgia neighborhood.


Concern is growing in the region as Haitian migrants try to flee by boat

Thursday, October 07, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Patrick Oppmann, CNN's international correspondent and Havana bureau chief, about a recent increase in Haitian migrants attempting to leave their country by boat.


More than social media: The WhatsApp outage affected small businesses worldwide

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Ayman El Tarabishy, professor at George Washington University, about how Facebook's outage earlier this week halted work for businesses who rely on WhatsApp worldwide.


Why Haitian Migrants Have Been Making The Trek From Chile To The U.S. Border

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Professor Yvenet Dorsainvil and journalist Ignacio Gallegos, both in Santiago, about the Haitian migrants making their way to the U.S. from Chile.