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As the future of Roe v. Wade hangs in limbo, what questions do you have for experts?

Saturday, May 14, 2022

A leaked draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. NPR wants to know what questions you may have for experts about abortion access and reproductive rights.

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Black Californians discuss the possibility of reparations in their state

Friday, April 22, 2022

California's Reparations Task Force voted to exclude some Black residents from eligibility. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to some Black Californians on how they view the possibility of reparations.

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How inflation is impacting one mother in the U.S.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The rate of inflation in the U.S. rose to a little over 8% last month. That's the highest rate since 1981. With the cost of good and services up, it's putting a strain on many families.

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Oklahoma moves toward outlawing almost all abortions

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Randy Krehbiel of The Tulsa World about the Oklahoma state House of Representatives has given final approval that would make performing abortion a felony in the state.

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Florida Lt. Gov. says 'good luck' to attempts to repeal so-called 'Don't Say Gay' law

Friday, April 01, 2022

NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Florida's Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez about the state's "Parental Rights in Education" law. The law has seen its first legal challenge this week from LGBTQ advocates.

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'Eee!' Male dolphins whistle to stay in touch with distant ocean pals

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Dolphins are known to use physical contact like petting and rubbing to bond with their closest allies. But for more distant contacts, male dolphins bond by trading whistles instead.

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Biden's budget doesn't fund everything progressives wanted, but Rep. Jayapal has hope

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

President Biden's budget for fiscal year 2023 includes new funding for climate, clean energy and environmental justice programs. Yet, some believe Biden failed progressives with this proposed budget.

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The viability of ECMO as a last-ditch treatment for COVID

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

ECMO machines became a last-ditch treatment for COVID. But only half of the patients who got ECMO survived, raising questions about whether this expensive and hard to access treatment is worth it.

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Levi's pulling out of Russia reminds people of the country's jean smuggler era

Thursday, March 10, 2022

With over a hundred businesses cutting ties with Russia, one company in particular, Levi's, is reminding people of a time in Russian history when Western jeans were a well sought after commodity.

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The 2022 Independent Spirit Awards nod towards possible Oscar winners

Monday, March 07, 2022

Some of the biggest Oscar snubs were recognized at Sunday's Independent Spirit Awards. For the second year, television shows and performances were also celebrated.

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COP26 is over. But youth climate activists are skeptical of when they will see change

Thursday, November 18, 2021

World leaders at COP26 signed a new climate change agreement. But young people are skeptical about when those promises will turn into action, and if the actions go far enough.

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After the credits roll, what happens to the Final Girl?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with author Grady Hendrix about his horror novel, Final Girl Support Group, ahead of Halloween.

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Comedian Josh Johnson Dares To Make Us Laugh In A Global Pandemic

Thursday, September 30, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with comedian Josh Johnson about his newfound success and how comedy has served as a processing tool for collective trauma throughout the pandemic.

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Dual Challenge: Combating The Shortage Of Labor Workers And Supply Chain Breakdown

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Companies are already warning customers to begin holiday shopping as there will be major product delays due to the global supply chain breakdown and shortage of labor workers.

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Kids, Parents And Experts Weigh In On What Another Disrupted School Year Means

Monday, September 06, 2021

The schooling challenges from the first year of the pandemic remain. Another disrupted school year means the pandemic's academic and emotional impact on children will persist unless addressed.

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School Is In Session: How Have Students Fared?

Friday, July 30, 2021

Schools across the U.S. are preparing for students to be back in physical classrooms this fall. Now there's questions about how much "learning loss" students have experienced because of the pandemic.

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Olympic Pressure And How Black Athletes Balance Being Applauded Yet Feared

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with sociologist Harry Edwards about the pressure Black Olympians face and how it intersects with white supremacy that has been historically perpetuated in the games.

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Cuba's Internet Blackout Is The Country's Latest Attempt To Quiet Protests

Thursday, July 15, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Luisa Yanez of the Miami Herald about the strategies Cuban officials have used to quiet unprecedented protests and calls for freedom.

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'Why Do We Have To Go Back To The Office?': Employees Are Divided About Returning

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Americans have started to go back into the office as more of the country gets vaccinated. But not everyone wants to return to the pre-pandemic, 9-5 office lifestyle.

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George Floyd's Impact On The Fight For Racial Justice

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with author and police misconduct attorney Andrea Ritchie about how having George Floyd as a symbol in the fight against racial injustice impacts the wider movement.

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