Amy Isackson

Amy Isackson appears in the following:

Gioconda Belli Reflects On Nicaragua

Friday, September 17, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Nicaraguan poet and political activist Gioconda Belli about the increasing tension in Nicaragua, as the country moves towards a presidential election.

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For 200 Years, Chiles En Nogada Has Been An Iconic, And Patriotic, Mexican Meal

Thursday, September 16, 2021

In celebration of Mexico's Independence Day, many people will eat the green, white and red dish of stuffed peppers in walnut sauce. Noted chef and cookbook author Pati Jinich is among them.

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One Of Mexico's Iconic Dishes Turns 200 Years Old

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Chiles en nogada is a special dish in Mexico eaten around the month of September to celebrate Independence Day. This summer marked 200 years since its creation.

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Lack Of Broadband Creates Daily Struggle On Reservation In Northern Nevada

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Millions of Americans, especially those in rural and tribal areas, don't have reliable internet access. The infrastructure bill in Congress sets aside $65 billion to address the problem.

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Thousands Of Afghans Likely Stuck Near Mazir-i-Sharif Airport, Trying To Flee

Monday, September 13, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise talks with a Special Immigration Visa applicant hoping to board a plane out of Afghanistan from the Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport.

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White House Climate Advisor Says Despite Recent Disasters, Don't Lose Hope

Friday, September 10, 2021

NPR's Scott Detrow talks with White House Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy about this summer's extreme weather events and how the Biden administration is trying to address climate change.

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The Future Of Vaping Is In The FDA's Hands

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Kathleen Hoke, professor of law at the University of Maryland, about the decision the FDA faces on which e-cigarettes are safe for the public and which should be removed.

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Mexico's Abortion Ruling Could Mean Change For The Country And The Region

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with María Antonieta Alcalde, director of reproductive rights organization Ipas in Central America and Mexico, on what Mexico's recent abortion ruling means for Latin America.

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The Latest From The Ground In Kabul, Afghanistan

Monday, September 06, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Matthieu Aikins, reporter for The New York Times in Kabul, about the latest from the Afghan capital.

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Caught Between Parents And Politicians, Nurses Fear Another School Year With COVID-19

Friday, September 03, 2021

As kids head back to class, school nurses are stretched thin as they manage increased workloads and delta-variant surges. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with three school nurses about this year's concerns.

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Attorney Describes Legal Strategies Which Could Counter Restrictive Abortion Laws

Friday, September 03, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with women's rights attorney Kathryn Kolbert on longstanding efforts to chip away at Roe v. Wade and the strategies abortion rights supporters could use to fight such laws.

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Abortion Clinics In Texas Are Turning Women Away After SCOTUS Upholds New Law

Thursday, September 02, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Amy Hagstrom Miller, president of Whole Woman's Health, which provides abortions in Texas and tried to get the Supreme Court to stop the Texas law.

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Storylines Abound At Tokyo Paralympics

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Alex Azzi, editor of the NBC blog On Her Turf, about the Paralympics in Tokyo.

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WHO Weighs In On Countries Offering A Booster Shot

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Dr. Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the World Health Organization, about the organization's position on booster shots.

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Plaquemines Parish President Hunkers Down Through Hurricane Ida With Members

Monday, August 30, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Kirk Lepine, Plaquemines Parish president, about the impact of Hurricane Ida in his parish.

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Hospital President In Louisiana Describes Hurricane Ida's Impact

Monday, August 30, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Dr. John Heaton, president and chief medical officer of LCMC Health, about the state of the system's hospitals post-Hurricane Ida.

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Kabul Journalist Describes Aftermath Of Deadly Explosions

Friday, August 27, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Ali Lafiti, Kabul correspondent for Al Jazeera English, about the aftermath of Thursday's deadly explosions.

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What The Afghanistan Ambassador To U.N. Says He's Heard From Taliban Leadership

Friday, August 27, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ghulam Isaczai, Afghanistan's ambassador to the United Nations, about what he's heard from Taliban leadership since the attacks in Kabul on Thursday.

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First Responders Are Overwhelmed In Kabul After Explosions

Thursday, August 26, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rossella Miccio, President of the NGO EMERGENCY about what is happening in the Emergency Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul, after explosions near the airport.

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Colombia Plans To Temporarily Host 4,000 Afghans Before They Go To The U.S.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks Juan Carlos Pinzon, Colombia's ambassador to the U.S., about his country's agreement to receive 4,000 Afghans while their paperwork to go to America is being processed.

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