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This musician helps homesick Ukrainians feel a little more at home in Poland

Friday, May 13, 2022

Ukrainian musician Roman Panchenko spends his days singing to crowds at Warsaw's Castle Square. It's an act of protest and solidarity on behalf of his home country.


How the reversal of Roe v. Wade could impact the transgender community

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Rights groups are afraid that reversing Roe v. Wade could have consequences for same-sex marriage, access to contraception, and transgender rights. And now they're mobilizing.


Germany pledged to 'never forget' the Holocaust. Its car companies complicate that

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The Nazi legacies of Germany's wealthiest families highlight the country's challenge to make good on its commitment to "never forget" the Holocaust, according to author David de Jong.


The Depp-Heard trial is bringing attention to intimate partner violence

Monday, May 02, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido talks with Kellie Lynch, who researches intimate partner and domestic violence, about how this abuse is influencing public opinion in the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.


Black Californians discuss the possibility of reparations in their state

Friday, April 22, 2022

California's Reparations Task Force voted to exclude some Black residents from eligibility. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to some Black Californians on how they view the possibility of reparations.


Meet the the lottery winner who has less than a year to prove his identity

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Winning over a quarter of a million dollars was easy for an undocumented 28 year-old Algerian man in Belgium. Actually getting his winnings has proven to be a challenge.


He won the lottery. Now the clock is ticking to prove his identity and claim it

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Winning over a quarter million dollars was easy for an undocumented 28-year-old Algerian man in Belgium. Getting his winnings has proven to be a challenge spanning two continents.


It's planting season in Ukraine, and that means problems for global food supply

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine sent ripples beyond the immediate conflict zone, breaking supply chains and creating food shortages as two of the world's biggest food exporters went to war.


Survivors react to the first-ever trial for war crimes in Darfur

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Ali Kushayb has pleaded not guilty to 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in connection to atrocities committed in the Darfur region of Sudan.


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.


A toymaker raised $145,000 for Ukraine by creating a Lego-based Zelenskyy figurine

Thursday, March 31, 2022

A custom LEGO store in a Chicago suburb has raised more than $145,000 for Ukraine relief by selling figurines of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Molotov cocktails.


'Flee' creators on being a refugee: It's not an identity, it's a circumstance of life

Monday, March 21, 2022

The film Flee opens with a question: "What does the word 'home' mean to you?" For Amin Nawabi, the answer is complicated.


How a fossil with 10 arms and named after Joe Biden changed the vampire squid game

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Millions of years ago and thousands of feet below the ocean's murky surface lived the oldest relative of the octopus and vampire squid.


What the Saudi crown prince's latest interview says about the future of Saudi Arabia

Friday, March 04, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Graeme Wood, staff writer at The Atlantic, about his profile of Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.


Whitney Houston's legacy lives on 10 years after her death

Thursday, February 10, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido talks with music critic Gerrick Kennedy, who has spent a lot of time researching and thinking about Whitney Houston's lasting legacy, about his book: Didn't We Almost Have it All.


7 years later, parents of missing Ayotzinapa students are still searching for answers

Thursday, February 03, 2022

NPR's Tamara Keith talks with Reveal reporter Anayansi Diaz-Cortes about the podcast After Ayotzinapa. The show digs into the 2014 disappearance of a group of young men at a rural Mexican college.


How a new Netflix film exposed a simmering tension in Egyptian society

Thursday, February 03, 2022

Netflix's first ever Arabic language film, Perfect Strangers, sparked controversy in Egypt. In doing so, it highlighted a tug of war happening inside the country.


This is how the White House plans to cut the death rate of cancer in 25 years

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Eric Lander, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on the Biden administration's plan to cut the cancer death rate by 50% in 25 years.


Sex, alcohol and the other reasons Netflix's 1st Arabic language film faces criticism

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Netflix's first original Arabic language film has caused some off-camera controversy because of its depictions of alcohol use, adultery, infidelity and other issues some viewers consider immoral.


The big wins, losses and off-court drama you may have missed from the Australian Open

Monday, January 24, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Washington Post sports reporter Liz Clarke to get an update on the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of 2022.