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Why is Texas facing so many extreme weather events?

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks to environmental reporter Amal Ahmed about extreme weather in Texas.

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After years of early success, Omar Apollo releases full debut album 'Ivory'

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Omar Apollo about his psychedelically soulful music and his full-length album, "Ivory."

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Historical novel 'Take My Hand' focuses on involuntary sterilization of Black women

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks to Dolen Perkins-Valdez about her new novel "Take My Hand," which fictionalizes a 1973 involuntary sterilization case, and about why she's drawn to history as a novelist.

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Scientists say you shouldn't wear your shoes in your house

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Mark Patrick Taylor of the Environmental Protection Authority of Victoria, Australia, about why he thinks everyone should remove their shoes before coming inside.

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Snow crabs in the Bering Sea have been hard to find — partially due to climate change

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe asks Seattle Times reporter Hal Bernton about the drop in the population of Bering Sea snow crabs, and why scientists think climate change may be an important driver.

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Money from the COVID Paycheck Protection Program was allegedly largely misspent

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe asks Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who chairs the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, about fraudulent pandemic aid.

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Ken Watanabe stars in the new crime show 'Tokyo Vice'

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks to actor Ken Watanabe about his role in the new HBO Max police drama "Tokyo Vice."

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Charles Darwin's notebooks return to Cambridge after being missing for 20 years

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Last month, two of Charles Darwin's notebooks that had been missing from the Cambridge University Library for 20 years were returned.

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Shanghai locks down in an attempt to curb COVID-19 cases

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Plastics News Shanghai correspondent Rebecca Kanthor about the ongoing lockdown there.

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After 232 years, Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman on the Supreme Court

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe asks Biden administration strategist Minyon Moore about Biden's successful nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

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Sweden and Finland consider joining NATO amidst Ukraine-Russia war

Sunday, April 10, 2022

As Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine, Sweden and Finland are considering joining NATO. Ayesha Rascoe asks former U.S. ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder about the implications.

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A doctor in Ukraine shares her experience caring for war refugees

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders about caring for Ukrainian war refugees.

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Novel 'Four Treasures of the Sky' depicts the human toll of the Chinese Exclusion Act

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Jenny Tinghui Zhang about her new novel "Four Treasures of the Sky." Set in the late 1800s, it's about a Chinese girl who is kidnapped and brought to the U.S.

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Samuel L. Jackson gets personal about dementia in 'The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey'

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Jackson stars as a 91-year-old man who reclaims his memory to solve a crime in the new TV series. NPR spoke with the actor about his new Oscar, what it means to be a legend and more.

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How releasing federal oil reserves affects the price at the pump

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks to energy analyst Kevin Book about the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve and what role it plays in prices at the gas pump.

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Some Russians are skirting website restrictions through VPNs. What are they?

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks to Andy Yen, founder and CEO of Proton VPN, about the jump in Russians using virtual private networks to access websites blocked by their government.

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Early onset puberty has increased since COVID-19

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks to pediatrician Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, of Texas Children's Hospital, about the risks of early onset puberty and its complicated relationship with COVID-19.

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Remembering Maksym Levin, a Ukrainian photojournalist killed in conflict

Sunday, April 03, 2022

We take a moment to remember Maksym Levin, a Ukrainian photojournalist whose body was found north of Kyiv.

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Tony Hawk plans to keep skateboarding 'Until the Wheels Fall Off'

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks to skateboarding icon Tony Hawk about his new documentary, "Until the Wheels Fall Off." Hawk elevated his sport, but in middle age, it's become hard on his body.

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Yeasayer's Anand Wilder releases debut 'I Don't Know My Words'

Sunday, March 27, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Anand Wilder about his new album, "I Don't Know My Words."

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