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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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After Chauvin Verdict, Black Police Officers Consider What Has Changed

Saturday, May 15, 2021

After the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, Black police officers in America are considering what's changed and what hasn't in the year since George Floyd's death.

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Vaccines In, Masks Off: Does This Mean It's Time To Go Back To The Office?

Saturday, May 15, 2021

The future of work remains uncertain even as more people are vaccinated. NPR wants to know what your work environment has looked like over the past year and what you think about returning to offices.

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Black Police Officers Reflect On George Floyd Murder, Derek Chauvin Trial

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Last June, NPR's Ari Shapiro spoke with three police officers about being Black in law enforcement. We revisit those officers to talk about the Chauvin verdict and what's next for police reform.

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Basecamp Blowup: Banning Politics At Work Prompts Over A Dozen Employees To Quit

Friday, May 07, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with tech reporter Casey Newton about the mass exodus of employees from the software company BaseCamp after a new policy rolled out that restricts political talk at work.

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Amid Wave Of Anti-Trans Bills, Trans Reporters Say 'Telling Our Own Stories' Is Vital

Friday, May 07, 2021

Three trans journalists spoke with NPR about their experience covering their community, anti-trans legislation and the idea of objectivity in the media industry.

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You're Fully Vaccinated! But Do You Need A Booster Shot?

Thursday, May 06, 2021

It's been six months since the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in the U.S. But now there are questions about booster shots. Share yours with us and we'll get experts to answer them.

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Guatemalan Ambassador To The U.S Weighs In On America's Plan To Help Country

Thursday, April 29, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Guatemalan ambassador to the United States Alfonso Quiñónez about the announcement this week of U.S. aid to help control migration and meet humanitarian needs.

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Doctors Weigh In On How To Navigate A Partially Vaccinated Society

Friday, April 23, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to doctors Monica Gandhi and Leana Wen about how Americans can navigate a half-vaccinated society.

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Black Americans React To Chauvin Verdict, Feel 'Hopeful,' 'Skeptical,' 'Relieved'

Friday, April 23, 2021

Black Americans around the country have been processing their emotions surrounding the case of Derek Chauvin. Some are joyful. Some are relieved. Others are skeptical about what happens now.

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Public Opinion On Labor Unions Has Remained High For Decades

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Gallup editor in chief Mohamed Younis about how public opinion on labor unions has changed over the years and what that means in the context of the Bessemer Amazon vote.

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Minnesota State Rep. Esther Agbaje: 'We Are Living In A Continuous State Of Trauma'

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Minnesota state Rep. Esther Agbaje about how the killing of Daunte Wright in the midst of the Chauvin Trial is affecting her constituents.

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Trans Journalists: It's 'A Privilege' To Tell The Stories Of The Trans Community

Friday, April 09, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with three journalists on how they report on news affecting transgender people, and how being trans themselves shapes their reporting.

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