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Organized Crime Is Targeting South Africa's 'Green Gold': Avocados

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish chats with Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wexler about rising rates of avocado theft in South Africa.


Indigenous Activist On Why Groups Are Protesting The Line 3 Pipeline In Minnesota

Thursday, June 17, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish chats with attorney and indigenous rights activist Tara Houska about protests against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota.


Illinois Poised To End Criminalization Of HIV Exposure

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly chats with Timothy Jackson, director of government relations at AIDS Foundation Chicago, about a law to repeal criminal penalties for potentially exposing others to HIV.


Remembering Hak Phlong, A Survivor Of The Cambodian Genocide Who Died Of COVID-19

Monday, June 07, 2021

Hak Phlong was a survivor of the Cambodian genocide and a beloved member of Chicago's Cambodian American community. She died of COVID-19 in December 2020.


We Hold These Truths: How Newsroom Leaders Wrestled With Covering A Tumultuous Year

Thursday, June 03, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with NPR's Terry Samuel, PBS's Sara Just and Chicago Block Club's Dawn Rhodes about how editorial decisions are made in this fractured news environment.


Russian Hackers Hit The U.S. Yet Again — A Security Expert Details How To Respond

Friday, May 28, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang chats with Chris Painter, an expert in cybersecurity, about Russia's recent hack into an email account for the U.S. Agency for International Development.


Afghan Women's Rights Activist Pushes For Inclusive Peace Process After Kabul Bombing

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Shaharzad Akbar, chairperson for the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, about recent attacks in Kabul.


U.S. Announces Support For Waiving Intellectual Property Rights For COVID-19 Vaccines

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Many countries have asked rich nations to waive the patent protections to vaccines so they can be cheaply manufactured elsewhere. The White House said it supports waiving intellectual property rights.


Biden Backs Waiving International Patent Protections For COVID-19 Vaccines

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

President Biden has thrown his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for the vaccines, yielding to international pressure. The move could allow other countries to manufacture the drugs.


For This Family, India's COVID-19 Surge Was Personal

Monday, May 03, 2021

One family describes racing against time to try and find an intensive care unit bed during India's COVID-19 surge.


Pasquotank County Sheriff: Public Should See Andrew Brown Jr. Video

Friday, April 30, 2021

Pasquotank County, N.C., Sheriff Tommy Wooten says he wants the bodycam footage from the killing of Andrew Brown Jr., made public.


Russia And U.S. At Odds Over Alexei Navalny, Ukraine

Monday, April 26, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with foreign policy expert Angela Stent about Russia's military movements near Ukraine and Alexei Navalny's condition.


What Can Wealthy Nations Do To Address Global Vaccine Inequity?

Saturday, April 17, 2021

In the U.S., more than 1 out of 5 residents is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But elsewhere in the world, vaccination rates are much lower. Some poor nations have yet to receive a single dose.


Poor Nations Left Behind In Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Kate Elder, vaccine policy adviser for Doctors Without Borders, about the shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in poor nations.


Ecuador Chooses Conservative Banker As Its Next President

Monday, April 12, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with political scientist Thea Riofrancos about the surprise victory for the right wing in Ecuador's presidential election.


Phill Wilson: HIV/AIDS Can Teach Us Something About COVID-19 in Black Communities

Saturday, March 20, 2021

AIDS activist Phill Wilson said fighting HIV/AIDS can teach us a lot about how to handle COVID-19 in Black communities.


One Man Is Using His Experience With The HIV/AIDS Epidemic To Help With COVID-19

Monday, March 15, 2021

Phill Wilson is the founder of Black AIDS Institute. He's retired but still connecting the dots on illness. Now he's focused on the coronavirus pandemic and how to fight COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.


Judge Blocks Biden Deportation Ban, Jeopardizing Former DACA Recipient

Thursday, January 28, 2021

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Biden's 100-day moratorium on most deportations. One man who was scheduled for deportation is tangled in the bureaucratic morass.


Some Health Care Workers Are Hesitant About Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

Friday, January 01, 2021

Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi, chief clinical officer at a Chicago hospital, says about 40 percent of the staff distrust the vaccines — in part because of deep-rooted cultural mistrust based on past abuses.


Power Of The Petition: Nonprofit Helps Front-Line Workers Fight For Their Rights

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Eight out of every nine American workers don't have a union to represent them in workplace disputes. A nonprofit website is helping push for better wages and working conditions amid the pandemic.