Ashley Westerman

Ashley Westerman appears in the following:

The Homesick EMTs Of Manila Say A Patient's Smile Makes It All Worthwhile

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Their workload has doubled. They don't go home when their shifts end lest they infect family members. But they say it's worth the sacrifices to lend a hand in the fight against COVID-19.

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To Build Up Tourism, Philippines Loosens Pandemic Restrictions For Filipinos

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The tourism industry in the Philippines lost some $8 billion in 2020 because of the pandemic. Filipinos are being encouraged to travel domestically to try to restart a crucial sector of the economy.

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In The Philippines, Keeping Non-Coronavirus Patients Out Of Hospitals May Be Crucial

Monday, June 21, 2021

As the pandemic continues to ravage the Philippines, a medical emergency response team in the Metro Manila area is working to keep as many non-coronavirus patients out of the hospitals as possible.

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Thousands In The Philippines Have Died In War On Drugs — Body Cams May Change Things

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Philippine National Police have announced that many officers will now wear body cameras. This comes years into a war on drugs in which police have killed thousands during anti-drug operations.

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Samoa Is In The Throes Of A Constitutional Crisis

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Pacific island nation elected its first female prime minister, but the previous leader refuses to step down. The general election was in April, but no new government has been formed.

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Do People Need To Know Which COVID-19 Vaccine They're Getting? One Country Says No

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Philippines is going "brand agnostic" after a vaccination site was swarmed this week when people found out Pfizer doses were to be given out.

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Elizabeth City Mayor Urges Calm After Judge Rules Not To Release Bodycam Footage

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Elizabeth City, N.C. Mayor Bettie Parker, who declared a state of emergency in her city ahead of the release of bodycam video to the family of Andrew Brown Jr.

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Attorney Chantel Cherry-Lassiter On Viewing The Video Of Andrew Brown Jr.'s Shooting

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with attorney Chantel Cherry-Lassiter about seeing the bodycam footage of Andrew Brown Jr. being shot, as well as the independent autopsy.

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How The Culture Of Black Pain Can Both Hurt And Help Black Americans

Friday, April 23, 2021

NPR's Mary Louse Kelly talks with African Americans and the Culture of Pain author Debra Walker King about how Black pain can be a double-edged sword, used to both benefit and hurt Black Americans.

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HHS Secretary Talks Unaccompanied Minors At The Border, Addresses Criticisms

Thursday, April 22, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra how the Biden administration is housing and handling the unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border.

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Cuba's Communists Change Leadership, But Likely Not Much Else

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Patrick Oppmann, a CNN reporter based in Havana, about what it means for Cuba that a Castro is not at the helm for the first time in more than sixty years.

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Manchester City And Chelsea To Pull Out Of Newly-Formed Football League

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelley talks with Rob Harris, sports writer for the Associated Press about how Manchester United and Chelsea say they won't join the European Super League.

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Joy, Relief In Airports As Australia And New Zealand Open 'Travel Bubble'

Monday, April 19, 2021

Families and friends met in airports for the first time in over a year after Australia and New Zealand opened a "bubble" of quarantine-free travel between their countries.

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Joy, Relief In Airports As Australia And New Zealand Open 'Travel Bubble'

Monday, April 19, 2021

Australia and New Zealand have launched one of the world's first "travel bubbles" between countries. People traveling between the two now no longer have to quarantine upon landing.

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Behind The COVID-19 Surge In Papua New Guinea

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea have been surging. As hundreds become sick each day, the healthcare system is struggling to keep up. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with journalist Rebecca Kuku.

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Taiwan And Palau Launch Coronavirus Travel Bubble

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Palau has seen no COVID-19 cases and Taiwan has kept the virus in check. Taiwan's first tourist flight to Palau during the pandemic era landed Thursday. Travelers do not need to quarantine on arrival.

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'Am I Asian Enough?' Adoptees Struggle To Make Sense Of Spike In Anti-Asian Violence

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Many Asian adoptees say they feel left out of the national conversation about anti-Asian racism because they don't feel like they belong in either the Asian American community or white America.

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New Caledonia's New Government Seen As 'Significant Turning Point' In The Pacific

Thursday, March 11, 2021

After nearly half the Pacific island territory's population voted in favor of independence from France in a referendum in October, a new government is made up mostly of pro-independence politicians.

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Empty Desks At U.N. Represent Millions Of Children Who Have Missed School In Pandemic

Thursday, March 04, 2021

The 168 school desks make up an exhibit called "Pandemic Classroom." Each of the seats represents 1 million children living in countries where schools have been closed for almost a year.

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What Myanmar's Coup Means For The Rohingya

Thursday, February 11, 2021

"The coup is obviously good for no one," says a human rights activist. "But for the Rohingya, the risk is heightened. This is the military regime responsible for the atrocities over many, many years."

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