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'Policymakers need to do their job too': Pediatrician's view on child poverty rate

Thursday, September 14, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with pediatrician Megan Sandel about the on-the-ground impacts of child poverty.


The latest COVID boosters are in for the fall. Here's what that means for you

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Robert Wachter about the latest round of FDA-approved COVID-19 boosters and how people should think about the coronavirus and its risk.


Neera Tanden talks about how the Biden administration's price drug cuts will work

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Biden's domestic policy advisor, Neera Tanden, about the administration's plan to lower the price of certain prescription drugs under Medicare.


Ashnikko's 'Weedkiller' takes you into a queer dystopian world

Friday, August 25, 2023

Ashnikko takes you into a dystopian apocalyptic wasteland of her own creation with her debut studio album Weedkiller.


Ashnikko's 'Weedkiller' brings listeners into a queer dystopian world

Friday, August 25, 2023

NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with North Carolina rapper and singer Ashnikko, whose studio debut album Weedkiller is out now.


Will Lionel Messi finally make the U.S. a soccer nation?

Monday, July 24, 2023

After a move to Inter Miami, the world's biggest soccer star has more than a new team to take on — he's being counted on to popularize Major League Soccer too.


How AI could perpetuate racism, sexism and other biases in society

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with scholar Safiya Noble about how advancements in artificial intelligence could further perpetuate biases in society.


In 'Onlookers,' people from Charlottesville reckon with the civil unrest of 2017

Monday, July 17, 2023

NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with author Ann Beattie about her latest book Onlookers.


U.S. maternal deaths keep rising. Black women are most at risk

Sunday, July 09, 2023

The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate of the world's high-income countries. Death rates remain the highest among Black women, and have more than doubled over the last 20 years.


The rates of death for pregnant Black women have doubled the last 20 years

Friday, July 07, 2023

NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with nurse midwife Karen Sheffield-Abdullah about Black maternal health.


'The Big Break' reveals how D.C.'s oddball influential players gamble and schmooze

Thursday, June 29, 2023

NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with Washington Post political reporter and author Ben Terris on his new book The Big Break.


Mitch Landrieu is Biden's man to rebuild America and deliver broadband to millions

Monday, June 26, 2023

This is the year that a lot of the money from Biden's 2021 infrastructure law starts flowing to states and local governments. Mitch Landrieu is tasked with implementing and promoting the effort.


Jason Isbell's album 'Weathervanes' embraces the uncertainty and complexities of life

Friday, June 16, 2023

NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with musician Jason Isbell about his new album Weathervanes, much of which he wrote during the downtime he had on set in Oklahoma filming Killers of the Flower Moon.


Writer Sam Irby bears her soul – again – with new essay collection 'Quietly Hostile'

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Writer Sam Irby talks about her newest collection of essays, Quietly Hostile.


Tell us how AI could (or already is) changing your job

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Do you worry about the way artificial intelligence could affect your job or industry? Has it already started to happen? We want to hear from you.


3 generations of trans Americans reflect on what has (and hasn't) changed

Monday, May 15, 2023

Trans people in the U.S. have gained more rights in recent years, yet in many states those same rights are under attack. Now they are grappling with their newfound visibility – and vulnerability.


What's at stake for TV and movie writers who went on strike this week

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

TV writer and Writers Guild of America member Jeane Phan Wong talks about what writers want and what's getting in the way.


'Dead Ringers' shows pregnancy's beauty, horrors as Rachel Weisz plays Mantle twins

Thursday, April 27, 2023

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with actress Rachel Weisz and screenwriter Alice Birch about the new series Dead Ringers, about a pair of celebrity OB/GYN twins in New York.


Three generations of trans Americans speak about how times have changed — and haven't

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with three trans people about how trans rights have changed through their generations and how anti-trans legislation is shaping the future of trans rights.


Self-coined 'Financial Hype Woman' Berna Anat spills financial tidbits in a new book

Monday, April 24, 2023

Author and self-coined "Financial Hype Woman" Berna Anat talks about her new book Money Out Loud: All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us.