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A new drug is worsening the opioid crisis in Philadelphia

Saturday, October 28, 2023

The Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia has been dealing with an opioid crisis for years. A drug known as "tranq" is further complicating an already fraught situation.


Nobel Peace Prize winner's husband speaks of her dedication to human rights

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Narges Mohammadi's husband hopes prize will draw attention to the broader cause of human rights in Iran.


As the Taliban shuts down salons, one beautician talks about the impact on her family

Sunday, July 16, 2023

In Afghanistan, the Taliban are shutting down beauty salons, one of few places where women can still work. One beautician says it may mean her family will not be able to afford basic necessities.


Bettye LaVette's new album is brimming with soulful confidence

Sunday, June 18, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to soul singer Bettye LaVette about her new album, "LaVette!" and her years of performing on the club circuit.


In Iran, political dissenters find expression through rap music

Saturday, November 12, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon speak to Nahid Siamdoust, assistant professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, about the role of rap in protests and political dissent in Iran.


What Iranian protesters are fighting for

Sunday, October 09, 2022

Demonstrations in Iran continue to grow. Protesters tell us about the change they want and what's next for their movement.


Since the Taliban takeover, Afghans hoping to leave Afghanistan have few ways out

Monday, October 03, 2022

A year after the U.S. withdrawal, tens of thousands of applicants remain stuck in the backlog of the Special Immigrant Visa program, designed to help those who served the U.S. overseas.


These activists want buyers and dealers of stolen relics to face criminal charges

Sunday, June 12, 2022

If activists have their way, not only the looters, but the buyers, of stolen cultural relics will face criminal repercussions.