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Megan Piphus Peace is making history as Sesame Street's first Black female pupeteer

Sunday, September 25, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to Sesame Street's Megan Piphus Peace, who recently joined the show as its first Black female puppeteer.

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The internet's new favorite video game is about playing the trombone

Sunday, September 25, 2022

A new video game allows users to play a virtual trombone to the music of some familiar favorites. Players get feedback ranging from "nasty" to "perfecto" - making Trombone Champ a tootin' good time.

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NASA is defending against future asteroids that could collide with earth

Sunday, September 25, 2022

NASA aims to make history Monday by ramming a spacecraft into an asteroid - to deflect its trajectory. The test is meant to defend against possible future asteroids on a collision course with earth.

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What's driving the rise in STIs

Sunday, September 25, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with infectious disease expert Michael Saag about the rising rates of sexually transmitted infections.

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Colombia and Venezuela are re-opening their border after seven years

Sunday, September 25, 2022

What might the official re-opening of the border to trade between Colombia and Venezuela mean for the two countries - and for the record number of Venezuelans trying to leave their own country?

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What to expect at this week's January 6 hearing, according to a committee member

Sunday, September 25, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Democrat of California, about this week's Jan. 6 hearing. It's the committee's first since July.

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Politics chat: How inflation, midterms and Trump will affect the Jan. 6 hearing

Sunday, September 25, 2022

This week's Jan. 6 hearing arrives amidst heightened political tensions - in terms of the other investigations around former President Donald Trump but also midterms and the economy.

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Tamara Lawrence on playing Jennifer Gibbons in the real-life story 'The Silent Twins'

Sunday, September 25, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with British actor Tamara Lawrance, co-star of "The Silent Twins" - a movie about two girls who grew up speaking only to each other.

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Alt.Latino is taking over the mic at Tiny Desk concerts for Latinx Heritage Month

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Alt.Latino has big plans for Latinx Heritage Month, including taking over the mic at NPR's Tiny Desk concerts.

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Canada's Atlantic provinces begin to recover from historic damage caused by Fiona

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Fiona made landfall as a hurricane-strength post-tropical cyclone, causing widespread damage in five provinces and leaving more than 250,000 people without power.

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How far-right groups use memes to radicalize people

Sunday, September 25, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to Harvard disinformation expert Joan Donovan about memes and how they've come to play, at times, a dangerous role in today's divisive political climate.

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End of an era for tennis as Serena Williams and Roger Federer announce retirement

Sunday, September 18, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with ESPN's Chris Fowler about what the retirements of two tennis stars, Serena Williams and Roger Federer, mean for the sport.

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What it's like helping newly arrived Venezuelan migrants in Florida

Sunday, September 18, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Felipe Sousa-Lazaballet, executive director of HOPE Community Center near Orlando, which helps newly arrived migrants in Florida.

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'The Divider' probes Trump's White House years for lessons about our political future

Sunday, September 18, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with reporters Susan Glasser and Peter Baker. Their new book about former President Donald Trump probes his White House years for lessons about America's political future.

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Randall Munroe's 'What If? 2' answers the absurd science questions you didn't know you had

Sunday, September 18, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with author Randall Munroe about his new book, "What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions."

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A new bill could save retailers from paying a fee when customers use credit cards

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Retailers have been complaining that credit card companies have the upper hand - charging them "swipe fees" when customers use cards. A bipartisan bill is in the works that could change that dynamic.

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Taking the law into your own hands: Understanding the rise of citizen-enforced laws

Sunday, September 18, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Rutgers professor David Noll about the rise of laws with citizen enforcement - passed mainly by Republican-controlled state legislatures.

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Sudan Archives' sophomore album 'Natural Brown Prom Queen' resists categorization

Sunday, September 18, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Sudan Archives about her sophomore album, "Natural Brown Prom Queen."

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Scientists have found a mineral stronger than diamond

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Scientists have found a mineral stronger than diamond. They say lonsdaleite could be used to fortify industrial tools like drill bits and saw blades - AND teach us about the evolution of earth.

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Politics chat: What Republicans and Democrats are saying about migrants sent from Texas

Sunday, September 18, 2022

A look at how Republicans and Democrats are framing the story of migrants sent from Texas to Massachusetts - and what it reveals about the divide preventing immigration solutions.

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