Connor Donevan

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Fireworks and 'Death to the dictator': Iranians assess the Revolution, 44 years on

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Following protests and crackdowns over the past five months, authorities held events to mark the 1979 Revolution this week. They show Iranians have mixed feelings about their nation.


Foreign minister says Iranians can freely voice ideas despite thousands detained

Thursday, February 09, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Iran's foreign minister about free expression, Americans being held prisoner in his country and the future of the Iran nuclear deal.


In Iran, NPR sees anger and desperation. Its government tells us nothing is wrong

Thursday, February 09, 2023

In an interview with NPR in Tehran, Iran's foreign minister dismisses the protests that have spread in the wake of Mahsa Amini's death, saying "nothing important had happened."


A political standoff over the debt ceiling could harm the U.S. economy

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

As the U.S. creeps towards its debt ceiling and a political standoff takes shape, NPR's Juana Summers speaks with two of the negotiators who helped broker a deal to raise the debt limit in 2011.


How one Republican congressman is making sense of last week's chaos

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with veteran Republican Congressman Pete Sessions of Texas about how he's making sense of last week's chaos in electing Kevin McCarthy as House speaker.


What it means for exonerees to be compensated after a wrongful conviction

Monday, December 26, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Malcolm Alexander and Frederick Clay, who spent decades in prison after wrongful convictions, about what it means to receive monetary compensation after exoneration.


Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyer parents face scrutiny

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Justin Baer about former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried's parents, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried.


Americans are concerned about their economy, and the global economic outlook is worse

Friday, October 21, 2022

Inflation and fears of a recession are dominating headlines in the U.S., and a series of global crises means that the economic outlook is even more precarious in some other parts of the world.


Democratic Rep. Cori Bush on her memoir and her 'politivist' approach to Congress

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., talks with NPR's Juana Summers about her memoir, The Forerunner. It details the sometimes harrowing struggles that shaped her political rise.


Iran's regime has one response for popular uprisings: Crackdown

Thursday, September 29, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about what's sustaining protesters in Iran and why he thinks the regime is incapable of reform.


A new novel honors the forgotten — and possibly murdered — Lucrezia de Medici

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Maggie O'Farrell about her novel The Marriage Portrait, an imagined account of the life of Lucrezia de' Medici, who was rumored to have been murdered by her husband.


What to know if you're hoping for student loan cancellation

Friday, August 26, 2022

NPR's Sequoia Carrillo and Carolina Rodriguez of the Education Debt Consumer Assistance Program examine Biden's announcement and help answer some questions about how this might actually work.


Biden's national security adviser doubles down on Taiwan policy after Pelosi visit

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Jake Sullivan, the president's national security adviser, discusses the war in Ukraine, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan and the U.S. drone strike that took out al-Qaida's leader.


In extended-stay hotels, one writer sees a solution to lots of housing problems

Monday, August 01, 2022

Slate staff writer Henry Grabar tells NPR's Ailsa Chang why he thinks a return of extended-stay hotels — once a fixture of American cities — could help with today's housing market dysfunction.


Encore: Margo Jefferson's new memoir is like a kaleidoscope into someone's life

Thursday, July 21, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winner Margo Jefferson about her memoir, Constructing A Nervous System, in which she tells her story through the creators and art that shaped her.


These gun deaths didn't make national headlines, but they left a devastating mark

Saturday, July 16, 2022

To understand the impact gun deaths are having on the U.S., you need to know about the deaths that don't make the headlines.


A look at one of the thousands of gun deaths that didn't make national headlines

Monday, July 11, 2022

In one year, 45,000 died by gun in the U.S. Most of those lives were taken one by one in homicides or suicides. They didn't make national headlines but left huge holes in their communities.


A passenger recounts the moment the Amtrak train derailed: 'It was hell on Earth'

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

A passenger on board the Amtrak train that crashed into a truck and derailed in Missouri on Monday, killing four people, has described the harrowing moment when his carriage rolled.


Amtrak passenger recalls the trail derailment in Missouri

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Chad Hoffman, who was a passenger on the Amtrak train that derailed on Monday in Northeast Missouri.


Helium prices are blowing up. Here's what is causing the increase

Friday, June 17, 2022

When it comes to the global helium supply this year, "everything that could go wrong has gone wrong," says one analyst. That affects everything from birthday balloons to superconducting magnets.