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Sean Paul's latest 'Scorcha' brings the rapper's signature heat back to the dance floor

Sunday, May 29, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to Jamaican rapper and singer Sean Paul about his two decade career, his new album "Scorcha," and about bringing the temperature back to the dance hall.

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On social media, Johnny Depp is winning public sympathy over Amber Heard

Monday, May 23, 2022

On TikTok, #IStandWithAmberHeard has garnered about 8.2 million views, while #JusticeForJohnnyDepp has earned about 15 billion views. A sociologist offers her views on the reasons why.

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How to stay safe in hurricanes, wildfires and summer's intensity

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Climate change has resulted in summers of fire, intense heat and damaging storms. Ayesha Rascoe talks with Gimlet's Kendra Pierre-Louis about how people need to prepare for extreme weather.

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There's harm in taking away recess for elementary schoolers as a form of punishment

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks to Maren Christenson Hofer about the harm of taking away recess in elementary school as a form of punishment.

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Social media sides with Johnny Depp in trial with Amber Heard

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks to sociologist Nicole Bedera about the online attention surrounding the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial and its implications for discussions about intimate partner violence.

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HBO's 'The Baby' is the witty, yet sinister, aftermath of a baby falling from the sky

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks to actor Michelle de Swarte about her new horror-comedy HBO series, "The Baby."

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Are you vaccinated and have had COVID-19? You may have super immunity

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe discusses the future of immunity against COVID-19 with Theodora Hatziioannou, a research associate professor at the Rockefeller University.

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Inflation has caused the $1 price point at dollar stores to be a rarity

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks to discount store shopper Shannon Carr about inflation and how that's affected her spending habits.

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North Korea increases ballistic missile tests

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks to Jenny Town, senior fellow at the Stimson Center and director of its 38 North Program, about the recent uptick in North Korea's ballistic missile tests.

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N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul responds to shooting in her hometown

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks with New York Governor Kathy Hochul about Saturday's mass shooting that killed 10 people and injured three at a grocery store in Buffalo.

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Africa is facing significant fuel shortages

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks with Kinley Salmon, Africa correspondent for The Economist, about the widespread fuel shortages affecting the continent.

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Timely new horror novel 'Just Like Mother' follows the escape from a motherhood cult

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks with author Anne Heltzel about her gothic horror novel, "Just Like Mother," where a young woman reunites with her cousin after escaping a cult.

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A local pastor addresses shooting in Buffalo, N.Y.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Darius Pridgen, the president of the Buffalo Common Council and a local pastor, about Saturday's mass shooting that killed 10 people.

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'Dracula Daily' will deliver the classic book to your inbox in bite-sized chunks

Sunday, May 15, 2022

An old story about the undead is getting a new life, of sorts: Bram Stoker's blood-thirsty vampire has found fresh victims with "Dracula Daily," delivered in small — ahem — digestible chunks.

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FIFA and EA Sports end videogame partnership

Sunday, May 15, 2022

FIFA, the world's governing body for soccer, and Electronic Arts have announced an end to their partnership that's created best selling videogames.

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What's behind the baby formula shortage in the U.S?

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Politico's Helena Bottemiller Evich about the reasons behind the national shortage of baby formula.

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COVID-19 is surging again — with some new behaviors

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks to epidemiologist Jessica Malaty Rivera about the current COVID-19 surge, and what people should be doing when it comes to testing and taking the anti-viral drug Paxlovid.

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The charges against Young Thug build on a growing trend of criminalizing rap crews

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks with Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael of NPR's Louder Than A Riot about the RICO charges against Young Thug and the wider intersection of criminal justice and hip-hop.

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Medical care for pregnancy loss could be affected if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Sunday, May 15, 2022

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, it could affect medical care for early pregnancy loss. Ayesha Rascoe talks about this with Dr. Lauren Thaxton, a Texas-based OB-GYN and medical professor.

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Buffalo, N.Y., mayor addresses the aftermath of yesterday's supermarket shooting

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks with Buffalo, N.Y., mayor Byron W. Brown about yesterday's deadly supermarket attack, and what he wants to happen for his community.

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