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Pilot unions are negotiating contracts with airlines

Sunday, May 21, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Jim Higgins, professor of aviation at the University of North Dakota, about contract negotiations between airlines and pilots' unions.

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Hana Videen on her book 'The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English'

Sunday, May 21, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with author and medieval studies scholar Hana Videen about her book, "The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English."

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How needle drops have created some of the most iconic movie moments

Sunday, May 21, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Rico Gagliano, host of the MUBI Podcast, which just wrapped a series about great needle drops in cinema history.

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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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A woman dropped her diamond ring down the toilet. 13 years later, it was found in the pipes

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Mary Strand of Rogers, Minn., dropped a diamond ring down a toilet 13 years ago. She and her husband frantically tried to recover it to no avail. It finally turned up earlier this year.

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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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Prince Harry has filed multiple lawsuits against tabloids in the U.K.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rscoe talks with media expert Tim Luckhurst of Durham University in England about the lawsuits Prince Harry has filed against several tabloids there.

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Comedian Jamie Loftus's book 'Raw Dog' chronicles her hot-dog eating travels

Sunday, May 21, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with comedian Jamie Loftus about her book "Raw Dog," which chronicles her hot-dog eating travels.

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A cyclone in southern Asia is threatening one of the world's largest refugee camps

Sunday, May 14, 2023

A cyclone hitting Bangladesh and Myanmar is threatening one of the world's largest refugee camps.

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How a default on the debt ceiling would affect the average American

Sunday, May 14, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks Samantha Sanders of the Economic Policy Institute how not raising the debt ceiling would affect the average American.

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Composers created music inspired by seismic readings from Yellowstone National Park

Sunday, May 14, 2023

A musical score inspired by seismic readings from Yellowstone National Park is just the latest example of data sonification.

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How 'Jury Duty' follows a long legacy of prank shows

Sunday, May 14, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Nick Marx of Colorado State University about prank shows and how the show "Jury Duty" fits into that legacy.

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Fake studies in academic journals may be more common than previously thought

Sunday, May 14, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with neuropsychologist Bernhard Sabel about his study estimating that more medical papers may be made up or plagiarized than previously thought.

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Texas is a leader in renewable energy. Local politicians want to change that

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Oil-rich Texas produces more wind power and, soon, more solar power than anywhere else in the country. Now state lawmakers want to cut renewable power off at the knees.

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Over 60,000 refugees from Sudan have fled the violence and entered Chad

Sunday, May 14, 2023

As the conflict in Sudan continues, more people are fleeing the violence to places like Chad, which shares a western border with Sudan's remote Darfur region.

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Remembering the racist attack at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y., a year later

Sunday, May 14, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks Na'Kya McCann, host of the podcast "Embedded: Buffalo Extreme," about the racist attack in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 14, 2022.

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Politics chat: Debt ceiling negotiations; immigration reform

Sunday, May 14, 2023

There are ongoing negotiations over raising the debt ceiling but little progress on immigration reform.

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Voters in Turkey could be on track to unseat longtime leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Voters go to the polls in a Turkish election that could unseat the president who's dominated politics and been a controversial world figure for 20 years.

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Cassandra Jackson on her memoir 'The Wreck'

Sunday, May 14, 2023

As Cassandra Jackson struggled with infertility, she learned more about loss that devastated her father before her birth. She talks with NPR's Ayesha Rascoe about her memoir, "The Wreck."

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People are fleeing Sudan's conflict for an uncertain future as refugees

Sunday, May 07, 2023

Refugees from Sudan have poured into nearby countries because of on-going fighting between rival factions. We hear how Egypt has handled the influx.

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