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Lessons from Portland's 2021 heatwave that can help us prep for the hot summer ahead

Friday, July 01, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Jennifer Vines, lead health officer of the Portland metropolitan area, about lessons learned from the deadly 2021 Portland heatwave as a sweltering summer awaits.

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What the former White House aide's testimony could mean for the Jan. 6 investigation

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Tuesday's surprise hearing of the Jan. 6 committee came with some explosive testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson. She was an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

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Right To Life chair responds to overturning of federal abortion rights

Friday, June 24, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with chair of the National Right to Life board of directors Lynda Bell about the reaction from anti-abortion rights activists over the Supreme Court ruling to overturn 'Roe.'

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Unpacking the latest Jan. 6 hearings

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat, about the latest Jan. 6 hearings.

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American democracy is more vulnerable now than on Jan. 6, Schiff says amid hearings

Thursday, June 16, 2022

American democracy is more vulnerable today than it was on January 6 because the "big lie" that Donald Trump won the 2020 election has spread, says Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

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A prisoner is still in GITMO after he served his time. Now, he's suing for release

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Wells Dixon, a lawyer representing Guantánamo Bay prisoner Majid Khan, who recently sued the Biden administration over his imprisonment.

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New Zealand announces world-first plan to tax cow and sheep burps

Thursday, June 09, 2022

New Zealand has announced a plan to tax livestock burps in an effort to curb the country's greenhouse gas emissions. It would be the first time a country has done this.

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This New Zealand plan would tax burps from cows and sheep

Thursday, June 09, 2022

New Zealand's proposal to fight climate change includes taxing farmers for the amount of burps their cows and sheep emit.

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Abortion access questions, asked and answered

Monday, May 30, 2022

The Supreme Court will soon rule on a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion. You've sent us your questions about what will happen if 'Roe v. Wade' is overturned. Some experts answer.

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Genetic testing is becoming more accessible — and it's raising difficult questions

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with two bioethicists about the ethics of and access to genetic testing, and the power of knowing one's genetic makeup.

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How genetic testing led a food lover to live without a stomach

Monday, May 09, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Boise State Public Radio's Sasa Woodruff about her experience with genetic testing and how she chose to live without a stomach as a result.

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Chechnya once resisted Russia. Now, its leader is Putin's brutal ally in Ukraine

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has long been seen as a key ally to Russian President Vladimir Putin. That commitment has now extended to the war in Ukraine.

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Chechnya once resisted Russia. Now, its leader is Putin's close ally

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rachel Denber, deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia division for Human Rights Watch, about the role of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in the Russia-Ukraine war.

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How the health care worker vaccine mandate will work, with SCOTUS' go-ahead

Thursday, January 13, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about the Supreme Court ruling on the vaccine mandate for health care workers.

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Making sense of Americans' current spending habits

Friday, November 26, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Oxford economist Mahir Rasheed about Americans spending money this holiday season despite poll numbers saying people are worried about their future economic state.

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Dr. Francis Collins on what we know about the Omicron variant so far

Friday, November 26, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins about how the new COVID-19 variant might affect U.S. response and where the national strategy goes from here.

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A new website promises better Thanksgiving dinner conversations

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A new website is designed to alleviate the "Thanxiety" surrounding fraught arguments at the Thanksgiving day table by trying to start better conversations.

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Detroit homes are being overwhelmed by flooding — and it's not just water coming in

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The city has experienced more frequent and severe flooding due to climate change and an aging stormwater system. Detroiters hope federal infrastructure funding eases the problem.

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When consumers want to reduce their carbon footprint, food choices matter

Thursday, November 11, 2021

According to the World Bank, 20-30% of Earth's carbon emissions come from agriculture. When possible, consumers can reduce their carbon imprint through food choices.

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How other countries at COP26 view American leadership and climate promises

Thursday, November 11, 2021

President Biden has declared the U.S. is back as a leader in combatting disastrous climate change. But after years of unfulfilled pledges, how do other countries view American leadership and promises?

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