Amy Isackson

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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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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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What an election in Slovenia could mean for Europe

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Slovenia voted last weekend to oust Janez Jansa as their Prime Minister. NPR's Rob Schmitz talks with Judy Dempsey of Carnegie Europe on how that election reflects on European politics.

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Trevor Reed came back home, but Paul Whelan is still imprisoned in Russia

Thursday, April 28, 2022

NPR's Rob Schmitz talks with David Whelan about his feelings about the release of Trevor Reese, while his brother Paul remains in a Russian prison on espionage charges.

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Pandemic staffing crisis leaves adult care facilities scrambling for support

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Christopher White — CEO of Road to Responsibility, which provides care for adults with disabilities — about life threatening staffing shortages in his industry.

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Ronan Farrow on investigating the world's most notorious spyware company: NSO Group

Thursday, April 21, 2022

NPR's Daniel Estrin speaks with Ronan Farrow about his New Yorker investigation into Israeli spyware company NSO Group, and his interview with an employee who quit.

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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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A former Israeli prime minister went to jail — where he wrote a memoir

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

NPR's Daniel Estrin speaks with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert about his book, "Searching for Peace: A Memoir of Israel." He's said he's innocent, but went to prison for corruption charges.

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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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Ukrainian climate scientist says Russia's invasion is a 'fossil fuel war'

Friday, April 15, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with leading Ukrainian climate scientist Svitlana Krakovska about how climate change relates to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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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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Veteran school bus driver has brought joy to children and the community for decades

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Alvin Carter has been driving a school bus in Skokie, Ill., for 28 years. He has become a reliable source of joy for his community and the kids he drives.

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Red Cross prepares for the worst in eastern Ukraine

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Pascal Hundt, the head of delegation at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine, about helping evacuate and bringing aid to the country.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about vaccine efficacy and second boosters

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, about the new study on vaccines and the current COVID-19 wave.

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Near the Polish border, a musician plays music to welcome those fleeing Ukraine

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Refugees streaming across the border at the Medyka border crossing into Poland leave behind the air raid sirens and the sounds of war and are welcomed by musician Davide Martello.

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Operation Lone Star touts big numbers. But are they real?

Monday, March 28, 2022

It's been a year since Texas launched Operation Lone Star, Gov. Greg Abbott's hardline border crackdown on undocumented immigration. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Lomi Kriel about the project.

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At one border crossing into Poland, those fleeing Ukraine are met with music

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

For the crowds that have streamed across the border at the Medyka border crossing into Poland, they leave behind the air raid sirens and the sounds of war and are welcomed by musician Davide Martello.

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This Lebanese university gives senior citizens a chance to go back to school

Friday, March 18, 2022

The University for Seniors in Beirut, Lebanon, gives older students the chance to remain active and engaged as they age. The program's director says the vision is to portray a positive image of aging.

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Prima ballerina Olga Smirnova leaves Bolshoi Ballet in protest of Russian invasion

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Prima ballerina Olga Smirnova will leave Moscow's Bolshoi ballet and Russia in protest of Putin's invasion of Ukraine. She told NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about her experience with the Bolshoi in 2018.

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