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Coming to terms with the COVID death of an estranged mother

Friday, October 08, 2021

We remember Holly Serl, one of more than 700,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus.


It'll be months before this Louisiana hospital opens back up after Ida closed it down

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with the CEO of Our Lady of the Sea General Hospital in Galliano, La., about the damage the hospital sustained during the hurricane and their efforts to come back online.


Novelist Edwidge Danticat: Allow Haitians To Determine Their Own Future

Friday, September 24, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with award winning Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat about the challenges in Haiti.


Climate Change Is Creating Unrelenting Challenges For The Country's Power Grid

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The infrastructure bill will set aside billions of dollars to update the electric grid. Experts weigh in on whether or not it will be enough as extreme weather events disrupt access to electricity.


Mexico's Supreme Court Has Unanimously Struck Down A Law Which Criminalized Abortion

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

In a unanimous decision, Mexico's supreme court has struck down a state law that criminalized abortion. Advocates say the historic ruling opens the door for legal abortions nation-wide.


New Jersey Governor Wants More Hurricane Disaster Relief For Hard-Hit Counties

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

NPR'S Ailsa Chang speaks with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy about the devastation Hurricane Ida brought and what state and federal governments are doing to provide assistance to those affected.


Loved Ones Mourn The Death Of Afghan Teen Who Fell From U.S. Evacuation Plane

Friday, August 20, 2021

Zaki Anwari, a member of Afghanistan's youth soccer team, died this week as he tried to cling to a U.S. military plane evacuating people from Kabul. He is remembered as a "very good human."


The Taliban Have Promised Amnesty And Rights For Women. But Is That Reality So Far?

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Taliban have made a lot of promises this week about women's rights, security and amnesty. But early indications on the ground may not match those promises.


Afghanistan Media Mogul On His Concern For Future Freedoms Of Journalists, Citizens

Monday, August 16, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Saad Mohseni, the CEO of Moby Media Group which oversees TOLO News in Afghanistan, about what Afghans stand to lose if the Taliban seize power.


Utah Gov. Blasts Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric, But Won't Push To Make Mask Mandates Easier

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Republican Gov. Spencer Cox of Utah, who is pushing back on anti-vaccine rhetoric but says mandating COVID-19 vaccination and mask-wearing is against state law.


The Way Teachers Cover Race And Privilege Could Have Big Consequences In Tennessee

Monday, August 09, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Beth Brown, the president of the Tennessee Education Association, about the new state guidelines which limit how teachers can address race, sex and privilege in class.


More Clergy Abuse Is Finally Being Prosecuted, No Thanks To The Church, A Lawyer Says

Friday, August 06, 2021

Over the years, Mitchell Garabedian has represented hundreds of survivors of clergy sexual abuse. His latest is a civil case against former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.


The Search Surfside Is Over, But The Grieving Process Continues For Many Involved

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The last of 98 victims of the condominium collapse in Surfside, Fla., has been identified after a long rescue effort. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with grief counselor Heather Winters about what's next.


Record-Breaking Heat Has Led To Widespread Power Outages In The Middle East

Monday, July 26, 2021

Throughout the Middle East, extreme heat is leading to increased demand for energy, which is leading to widespread power and water outages affecting millions. Protesters are demanding these services.


'This Is Much Worse': Florida Hospitals Handling New Covid Surge

Friday, July 23, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Chad Neilsen, director of infection prevention at UF Health Jacksonville, about the worst surge of COVID-19 patients his hospitals have seen yet.


Right To Vote: Civil Rights Activists Say We've Been Here Before

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with civil rights activists about what it was like to fight for the Voting Rights Act in the '60s — and the rights that are in jeopardy now.


Ethiopia Is Facing Humanitarian Crisis Amid A Ceasefire Declaration

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Ethiopia's government declared a unilateral ceasefire after nearly eight months of fighting. The opposition, the Tigray People's Liberation Front, has dismissed it. Thousands of people face famine.


The Personal Cost Of Solitary Confinement

Friday, June 18, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with activists Candie Hailey, who spent just over three years in solitary confinement, and Scott Paltrowitz about the long-term consequences of solitary confinement.


Former Israeli Ambassador Talks About The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Ron Dermer, Israel's former ambassador to the United States and a close adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Election Politics Amid Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Monday, May 17, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with University of Maryland professor Shibley Telhami about how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affects the political landscape for Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu.