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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on the state of the pandemic

Monday, December 27, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark., about Monday's call with the White House and governors about the pandemic.


The road to recovery after a devastating tornado

Monday, December 20, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ryan Stanley, the mayor of Joplin, Mo., about recovery efforts and lessons learned from the 2011 tornado that killed 161 people.


Omicron is spreading. Dr. Ashish Jha answers 9 questions about it and what you can do

Saturday, December 18, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University School of Public Health, about safely navigating the holidays amid rising COVID case numbers.


How to safely navigate the holidays amid rising COVID cases

Friday, December 17, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University School of Public Health, about safely navigating the holidays amid rising COVID-19 case numbers.


Why the cost of carbon is increasing — and how that affects climate policy

Thursday, December 16, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael Greenstone, professor and director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago the impact of the rising cost of carbon on climate policy.


COVID-19 outbreak shuts down Cornell's Ithaca campus

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

An increase in COVID-19 cases at Cornell University has forced officials to shut down the Ithaca campus amid final exams and a graduation ceremony.


Houston's Third Ward braces for state redistricting plans

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Reverend Don Odom Jr., the social justice ministry leader at Houston's Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, about how Texas' redistricting plan will impact his community.


Russia is gathering more than 94,000 troops near Ukraine as fears of an invasion rise

Monday, December 06, 2021

Russia is amassing more than 94,000 troops at the Ukrainian border in what officials in Ukraine call a "large-scale escalation" from Russia that is expected to take place in January.


Can travel bans prevent the spread of new variants?

Thursday, December 02, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Saad Omer about the effectiveness of travel bans now that the omicron variant has been discovered in the United States.


The Mashpee Wampanoag want you to know the full history behind Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Mashpee Wampanoag first encountered the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower ship in 1620. They say much is missing from the often-told Thanksgiving story.


Austria enters lockdown as COVID infections rise

Monday, November 22, 2021

Austria has become the first European country to instate a vaccine mandate. Monday, it was the first to initiate a nation-wide lockdown during this surge, despite protests against the restrictions.


Move over blink of an eye, the snap of a finger is the fastest human motion

Friday, November 19, 2021

Researchers have determined that one of the fastest motions the human body can generate is a simple snap of the fingers.


What it means for the jury to be nearly all white in trial for Ahmad Aubrey's killing

Thursday, November 04, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Wake Forest University professor Francis Flanagan, on the role of race in a jury following the nearly all-white jury selected in the trial over the death of Ahmaud Arbery.


Maritime chaplain offers support to crew stuck on cargo ships due to shipping delays

Thursday, October 28, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Samson Shekhar Chauhan of the Lutheran Maritime Ministries about his work assisting crew members unable to leave ships because of COVID restrictions and shipping delays.


Why Puerto Rico leads the U.S. in COVID vaccine rate — and what states can learn

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The highest rate of COVID-19 vaccination in the United States is not in a liberal-leaning Northeastern or West Coast state. It's in a place with a notably different political culture.


Puerto Rico is the most vaccinated place in the U.S.

Monday, October 25, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Mónica Feliú-Mójer of Ciencia Puerto Rico on how grassroots organizing and responsible messaging helped Puerto Rico achieve the highest U.S. COVID vaccination rate.


Pressure from Trump loyalists is forcing this Texas election official to resign

Monday, October 18, 2021

Michele Carew's 14-year career as an election administrator is soon ending. Carew resigned after supporters of former president Trump pressured her out of her position with unfounded claims of fraud.


Novelist Margaret Verble on history, family and identity

Thursday, October 14, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Margaret Verble, author of When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky, a story about a young Cherokee horse-diver who is finding her way in the Jim Crow South.


Eddie Jaku, a Holocaust survivor who led with kindness and tolerance, dies at 101

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, died in Sydney, Australia. He is remembered as a beacon of light who taught tolerance and led with kindness. He was 101 years old.


Facebook is under new scrutiny for it's role in Ethiopia's conflict

Monday, October 11, 2021

A whistleblower says Facebook's algorithms could be stoking tensions and fanning ethnic violence in Ethiopia.