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Palestinian and Israeli teachers say students are struggling to cope with the conflict

Sunday, November 05, 2023

We hear from a Palestinian teacher Eyad Alsouqi and an Israeli teacher Karen Neuberger about what it's been like to work with students during this latest crisis.

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Research finds female frogs play dead to avoid mating with males

Sunday, November 05, 2023

In some species of frogs, the females play dead to avoid mating with aggressive males. Dr. Carolin Dittrich, behavior ecologist at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, tells us more.

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FDA warns of infection risk from several eye drops on the market

Sunday, November 05, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks UC-Davis Health professor Gary Novack about the latest FDA product warning concerning eyedrops.

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Raven Jackson on her film 'All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt'

Sunday, November 05, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks writer-director Raven Jackson about her new film, "All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt."

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Politics chat: Biden under pressure for his stance on Israel-Gaza war

Sunday, November 05, 2023

We talk about the White House's view of the ongoing war between Israel and Gaza, as well as the pressures faced by President Biden on the topic. We also look at some key elections in the coming week.

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Israel says its goal is to remove Hamas from power. What comes next is unclear

Sunday, November 05, 2023

We look at Israel's military objectives in Gaza, which is to removed Hamas from power, and what might come next in the war.

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Author Jeanette Winterson 'The Night Side of the River,' a collection of ghost stories

Sunday, October 29, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks Jeanette Winterson about her new collection of spooky short stories, "The Night Side of the River."

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FAFSA to be overhauled, making it easier for students to apply for financial aid

Sunday, October 29, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Rachel Burns, author of a new report assessing what changes to the Free Application for Federal Aid could mean for students in the 2024-25 academic year.

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Workers from Gaza in the West Bank are desperately awaiting news from home

Sunday, October 29, 2023

As Israel's military operation intensifies into what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says will be a "long and difficult war," the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is getting worse.

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China's foreign minister met with Secretary of State Blinken

Sunday, October 29, 2023

China's former premier is dead. Its missing defense minister was dismissed. The foreign minister is in Washington. And trouble may be brewing in the South China Sea.

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'Friends' star Matthew Perry has died at age 54

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Actor Matthew Perry, known for playing Chandler Bing on the hitNBC sitcom "Friends," has died. He was 54.

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Israel's war with Gaza is putting global energy markets at risk

Sunday, October 29, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Karen Young of the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University about the energy implications of Israel's war against Hamas.

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UAW reaches a tentative deal with Chrysler, expands strike at General Motors

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Stellantis and the UAW have reached a tentative deal to end a 6-week strike. The news comes days after Ford struck a similar deal; talks with GM continue.

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Trump's influence was clear in the Speaker race — and Mike Johnson's appointment

Sunday, October 29, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to journalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser about the influence of former President Donald Trump on key political events, in Congress and beyond, in recent days.

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Politics chat: Pence drops out of 2024 race; new entry in Democratic primary race

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination while Rep. Dean Phillips, Minn., is joining the Democratic primary race.

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University of Exeter launches a new master's degree in the study of magic

Sunday, October 22, 2023

The University of Exeter will offer a master's degree in magic and occult science. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks Exeter Prof. Sajjad Rizvi about the new program.

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Two-time National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward on her novel 'Let Us Descend'

Sunday, October 22, 2023

"Let Us Descend" tells the story of a young enslaved woman before the Civil War. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with author Jesmyn Ward about the new book, which she modeled after Dante's "Inferno."

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Who governs the West Bank? Understanding Palestinian political leadership

Sunday, October 22, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad about the leadership of and divisions within Palestinian political factions.

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One of the "Forgotten Five" toys could finally be inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Five popular toys have never made it into the Toy Hall of Fame but at least one of those wrongs will be righted this year in a special contest open to the public.

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Arab leaders, U.N. secretary-general met at a summit in Cairo to discuss the war

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Arab leaders at a Cairo summit failed to agree on a way to contain the violence between Israel and Hamas or resolve the Palestinian quest for statehood.

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