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Film composer Emile Mosseri on releasing his debut solo album

Sunday, June 11, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Emile Mosseri - known for his work scoring films - about his debut solo album.

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Weight loss surgery is becoming increasingly common to treat children with obesity

Sunday, June 11, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with epidemiologist Sarah Messiah about the rise of bariatric surgery to treat severe obesity in children and teens in the U.S.

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A U.N. operation to prevent a disastrous oil spill is underway in the Red Sea

Sunday, June 04, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to Doug Weir, research and policy director at the Conflict and Environment Observatory, about a plan to take 1.1 million barrels of oil off a decaying tanker in the Red Sea.

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Politics chat: The winners and losers in the debt ceiling negotiations

Sunday, June 04, 2023

With the US debt ceiling raised and a government default narrowly avoided, we look at who the political victors were in this fight.

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How the debt deal will affect social safety net programs and the climate

Sunday, June 04, 2023

We take a look at what the debt deal means for Americans in two key sectors: Social safety net programs, as well as energy and climate.

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Jonathan Butler on his jazz album 'Ubuntu'

Sunday, June 04, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to South African musician Jonathon Butler about his new jazz album "Ubuntu," which was inspired his upbringing during the Apartheid and a Zulu philosophy of unity.

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It's been a busy week in Iowa for Republican presidential hopefuls

Sunday, June 04, 2023

What a busy week of campaign events in Iowa means for the field of candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination.

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India's worst train accident in two decades has left several hundred injured

Sunday, June 04, 2023

We'll have the latest from India, where a horrific train derailment and crash on Friday resulted in at least 275 deaths and several hundred injuries.

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Darrin Bell's graphic memoir 'The Talk' references a shared experience among Black parents

Sunday, June 04, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial Darrin Bell about his graphic memoir, "The Talk." The title refers to talks about racism Black parents often give their kids.

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Rachel Fleit's documentary 'Bama Rush' looks at sorority culture at a university

Sunday, June 04, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with filmmaker Rachel Fleit about her new documentary "Bama Rush," which follows four young women who hope to join sororities at the University of Alabama.

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Actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michaela Watkins talk new movie 'You Hurt My Feelings'

Sunday, May 28, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michaela Watkins about their new film "You Hurt My Feelings", which questions how much honesty we need to support the ones we love.

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New HIV cases are slowing, but there are clear racial and geographic disparities

Sunday, May 28, 2023

New research shows that the U.S. is making progress in preventing new HIV infections but the gains are happening unevenly across racial and ethnic groups.

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Surveyed U.S. voters express concern for the 'mental fitness' of older politicians

Sunday, May 28, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, about voters concerned with the mental fitness of aging politicians in the U.S.

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'Killing It' on stage turns literal for these comics in Mike Bockoven's new novel

Sunday, May 28, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to author Mike Bockoven about his new book "Killing It," a darkly funny story about four standup comedians who face literal death in a comedy club.

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Texas House votes to impeach state Attorney General Ken Paxton

Sunday, May 28, 2023

The Republican-led Texas House of Representatives has voted to impeach Republican state Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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Companies pull back from Pride campaigns after backlash, and threats toward employees

Sunday, May 28, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to Katherine Sender, a professor at Cornell University focusing on media and sexuality, about the state of corporate LGBTQ+ Pride campaigns.

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Congress has about a week to pass the debt-limit agreement, and avoid default

Sunday, May 28, 2023

The White House and House Republican negotiators have agreed in principle to raise the U.S. debt limit and avoid default. The agreement must still pass Congress.

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Colorado Springs Mayor-elect Yemi Mobolade reflects on his historic victory

Sunday, May 21, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks Colorado Springs Mayor-elect Yemi Mobolade about his victory in Tuesday's election. He's the first Black person to be elected mayor there.

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Montana's ban on TikTok may be hard to enforce

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Montana became the first state in the country to ban the app TikTok. Lily Hay Newman of WIRED tells NPR's Ayesha Rascoe that the law may be hard to enforce and defend in court.

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Politics chat: Biden addresses debt ceiling at G7 press conference

Sunday, May 21, 2023

The negotiations over the federal debt ceiling flowed over into world affairs as President Biden gave a press conference at the end of the G7 conference in Japan earlier today.

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