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Where U.S.-China relations stand after suspected spy balloon was shot down

Monday, February 06, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with political scientist Jessica Chen Weiss about where U.S.-China relations are headed after a suspected Chinese spy balloon was shot down over the weekend.


Why specialized police units like SCORPION may weaken community trust, not build it

Thursday, February 02, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with journalist Radley Balko about the history behind specialized police units and why they can be problematic.


New cars in California must be zero-emissions by 2035. Can the power grid handle it?

Monday, January 30, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with CalMatters reporter Nadia Lopez about the challenges California may face as it tries to reach its climate goal of zero-emission vehicles in the state by 2035.


For many, family bonds can run deeper than shared DNA

Saturday, January 14, 2023

For many people, creating a chosen family is a necessity - a key to survival. And it can be especially important for queer people, who may be underhoused or rejected by their biological families.


Buying a home became a key way to build wealth. What happens if you can't afford to?

Monday, January 09, 2023

Owning a home is still a cornerstone of the American dream for many, and a key way to build wealth. What happens when a pandemic and economic headwinds make that feel out of reach?


How buying a home became a key way to build wealth in America

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Mortgage rates above seven percent and a low supply of homes for sale has made home ownership feel out of reach for many Americans. Yet it remains an important way to build wealth in the U.S.


Consider This: They say you can't choose your family, but some people do

Monday, January 02, 2023

You've heard the saying, "Blood is thicker than water," but for many people, family is not just about blood or DNA — it's about deep connections.


Los Angeles mayor declares a state of emergency over the homelessness crisis

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

The new Los Angeles mayor Karen Bass declared a state of emergency over the homelessness crisis in the city. The move gives her certain powers to speed the opening of shelters and other services.


They say you can't choose family, but many do. Tell us about your chosen families

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

For some people, family isn't who they're related to, it's about who they've chosen to be in their lives.


San Francisco considers allowing law enforcement robots to use lethal force

Monday, November 28, 2022

From sci-fi to the streets, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors considers a policy proposal on whether the San Francisco Police Department can use robots as a deadly force.


The state of human rights in Qatar ahead of the 2022 men's FIFA World Cup

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Human Rights Watch director of global initiatives Minky Worden about the state of human rights in Qatar ahead of the 2022 men's FIFA World Cup.


Getting an abortion as a trans person is hard — with or without state restrictions

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Abortion restrictions across the U.S. affect transgender men and non-binary people who can get pregnant. For many trans people, getting an abortion is already a challenge even without restrictions.


The impact quiet quitting could have on employees

Monday, September 12, 2022

Quiet quitting isn't about people quitting their jobs, it's about people reevaluating their mindset toward work and how work fits into their lives. But quiet quitting might not be for everyone.


How strippers hoping to unionize in LA adds to the history of organizing in the U.S.

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with professor Siobhan Brooks of California State University — Fullerton about the issues strippers face and their history of organizing and unionizing in the U.S.


Megan Thee Stallion gets vulnerable on hot sophomore album 'Traumazine'

Friday, August 12, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sidney Madden from NPR Music about Megan Thee Stallion's sophomore album Traumazine.


A kimchi fried rice playlist on Spotify teaches you how to make the dish

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

In today's digital age, following a recipe from a book may seem pretty archaic. So if you're not in the mood to read the ingredients and measurements, then a playlist might be for you.


Want to learn how to make kimchi fried rice? Go on Spotify

Friday, July 08, 2022

If you're looking for a recipe on how to make kimchi fried rice, instead of opening up a cookbook, listen to this Spotify playlist.


Surviving in a moment of rental hikes and inflation

Monday, July 04, 2022

Rents are up 15% nationwide and as much as 30% in some cities. Inflation and rising interest rates are also pricing many buyers out of the housing market — increasing the pressure to rent.


A pilot shortage might be why you're facing flight delays and cancelations

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Captain Casey Murray, President of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, about why there's a shrinking number of pilots.


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.