Asma Khalid

Asma Khalid appears in the following:

Choosing the skin tone of an emoji is more complex than we might think

Friday, January 28, 2022

Using skin tone emojis is a seemingly easy choice that in reality can be fraught. NPR's Asma Khalid talks with writer and researcher Zara Rahman about the complexities behind the selection.

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'The Violin Conspiracy' shows what it can be like to play classical music while Black

Friday, January 28, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid speaks with Brendan Slocumb, author of The Violin Conspiracy. The crime mystery finds a Black classical musician trying to recover his stolen instrument — among other challenges.

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A school principal's blunt warning: We can't pretend the pandemic is over

Friday, January 28, 2022

Principal Seth Lavin says even after the omicron surge ends, the crisis for children will continue.

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Another job, another milestone for Rachel Balkovec

Thursday, January 27, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid talks with Rachel Balkovec, the new manager of the Tampa Tarpons and the first woman to manage a team at any level in Major League Baseball history.

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A new bill aims to counter the growing economic threat of China

Thursday, January 27, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid speaks with Republican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana, about the America Competes Act of 2022, which the House introduced. He was a co-sponsor of the bi-partisan version in 2021.

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A Chicago principal on challenges facing schools right now

Thursday, January 27, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid talks with Principal Seth Lavin on how COVID-19 has impacted his Chicago school. The school district canceled class for 5 days in January when teachers protested working conditions.

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Senate confirmation battle looms for Justice Breyer's replacement

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The eventual nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will need to face the Senate Judiciary Committee in order to be confirmed. Host Asma Khalid talks with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat on the committee, about what comes next.

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Reporting on your colleagues' murders changes how you work

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The murder of two journalists in Tijuana in less than a week has shocked reporters there and sparked outrage nationwide.

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Journalist killings in Mexico raise concerns among colleagues

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Three journalist have been killed in Mexico this year, two of them occurring in Tijuana. NPR's Asma Khalid talks with 'Tijuana Press' editor Vicente Calderón about the city's pattern of violence.

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American troops battle ISIS for control of Syrian prison

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

American forces are fighting the Islamic State for control of a prison in northeastern Syria, in the most substantial military engagement with ISIS since it lost the last of its territory in 2019.

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Protesters in Cuba face severe sentences as crackdown continues

Monday, January 24, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid talks with Ed Augustin, correspondent for The Guardian in Cuba, about the ongoing trials against hundreds of people who participated in mass protests in the summer of 2021.

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Tired of forever wars, the U.S. weighs options if Russia invades Ukraine

Monday, January 24, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid speaks with retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis about how to address a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Professional football so amazing, you'll make up new words.

Monday, January 24, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid talks with Jason Gay of The Wall Street Journal about what may have been the greatest weekend in NFL playoff history.

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How Biden is trying to clean up his comments about Russia and Ukraine

Thursday, January 20, 2022

President Biden said there was uncertainty among allies about how they would respond to a "minor incursion" by Russia into Ukraine. That led to alarm overseas — and a clean-up at home.

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What Kamala Harris has gotten done in her 1st year as vice president

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

People who the vice president has met with over the year while pursuing her huge — and some would say challenging — portfolio talk about what she has accomplished in the mish-mash of responsibilities.

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President Biden's on the road to Atlanta to push for new voting rights legislation

Saturday, January 08, 2022

President Biden is making a push for new voting rights legislation. But he faces an uphill battle with the public and Congress.

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On Capitol Hill, President Biden and other leaders mark anniversary of Jan. 6 attack

Thursday, January 06, 2022

President Biden and Democratic leaders converged at the Capitol on Thursday with speeches, ceremonies and prayer to mark the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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The top destination for Biden during his first year in office? Pennsylvania

Friday, December 31, 2021

Biden traveled there seven times since taking office, more than any other president in recent history. The reasons for his visits there and other states have to do with policy, politics and more.

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President Biden speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin as Ukraine tensions rise

Thursday, December 30, 2021

President Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a call Thursday as tensions mount between the Ukraine and Russia. The White House says it's "gravely concerned" about the situation.

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What public health experts say about the about the CDC's new quarantine guidelines

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Many public health experts are pushing for stronger measures than the Biden administration and governors are willing to take to reduce impacts from the growing omicron wave. Why the disconnect?

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