Amy Isackson

Amy Isackson appears in the following:

Democracy is declining in the U.S. but it's not all bad news, a report finds

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The United States has joined the list of countries where democracy is backsliding, according to a new report by the think tank International IDEA.

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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.

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Adoptees express their fear, anger and insight on race during social unrest

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Transracial and transnational adoptees say it's been difficult to express their thoughts about race and social justice provoked by police killings, anti-Asian violence and immigration.

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As a sea of lava destroys livelihoods on La Palma, it also offers a lifeline

Friday, November 19, 2021

The lava and ash the Cumbre Vieja volcano has spewed for two months have consumed homes and forced thousands to flee. However, the rock formed by the lava will ultimately save the island from the sea.

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Migrant workers who clean up climate disasters for work often pay a price

Thursday, November 04, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sarah Stillman, staff writer at The New Yorker, who spent the past year with some of the growing number of migrant laborers who follow climate disasters for work.

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Death of reporter in Philippines highlights dangerous conditions for journalists

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with former investigative reporter Sheila Coronel about the sometimes deadly conditions that journalists in the Philippines work under.

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NPR series 'The Formula' explores hip-hop's spirit of collaboration

Monday, November 01, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rodney Carmichael, who is the host of the NPR series The Formula. The show looks at the collaborative relationship between hip-hip artists and their producers.

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Fuel shortages are bringing Haiti to a halt

Monday, November 01, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Linda Thélémaque, country director for Hope for Haiti, about the fuel shortages that are now pushing the nation to the brink of collapse.

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Scammers are stealing identities with fake job ads

Monday, November 01, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with ProPublica journalist Cezary Podkul about his investigation into the proliferation of fake job ads on the internet, which are actually scams to steal identities.

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Maritime chaplain offers support to crew stuck on cargo ships due to shipping delays

Thursday, October 28, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Samson Shekhar Chauhan of the Lutheran Maritime Ministries about his work assisting crew members unable to leave ships because of COVID restrictions and shipping delays.

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President Biden seeks to reaffirm his leadership at G20 summit

Thursday, October 28, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with White House economic and national security advisor Daleep Singh about President Biden's goals for the G20 Rome summit as he faces economic and political challenges.

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After the Rust shooting, one expert unpacks how people cope with accidental killings

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The founder of a support group for people who have caused accidental death or injury has some personal insight on the emotions stirred up by the killing of a cast member on the set of the movie Rust.

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How people may cope with causing unintentional deaths

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Following the shooting on the set of Rust, NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Maryann Gray, founder of Accidental Impacts, a support group for people who have caused accidental deaths or injury.

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Kickapoo chef honors her heritage with Oakland's first Indigenous restaurant

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Oakland, Calif., is getting its first Indigenous restaurant in November, which will serve items like bison blueberry sausage and venison meatballs.

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Barbados elects its 1st president in a step towards shedding its colonial past

Monday, October 25, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Mackie Holder, consulate general of Barbados in New York, about Barbados transitioning to a republic.

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In Mississippi, 2 years after ICE raids, Latin American immigrants are there to stay

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa and producer Reynaldo Leaños Jr. about their reporting on the aftermath of the largest single-state immigration raid in U.S. history.

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Dollar stores have boomed during the pandemic, which concerns some communities

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Brian Vines, a reporter for Consumer Reports, about the current popularity in dollar stores and why it has some communities worried.

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Remembering Tom Morey, the eccentric surf icon and inventor of the Boogie Board

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tom Morey, the inventor of the Boogie Board and a renowned figure in the surfing world, died on Oct. 14 at the age of 86.

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Kidnappings have become a common occurrence in Haiti

Monday, October 18, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Yvens Rumbold, director of communications for Policite in Haiti, about the security situation in the country after 17 missionaries were kidnapped by a local gang.

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A Kandahar mosque attack exposes the Taliban's security challenges

Friday, October 15, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with George Washington University's Andrew Mines on what the suicide blast at a mosque in Afghanistan which killed dozens says about the Taliban's ability to maintain security.

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