Debbie Elliott

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The Charlottesville rally 5 years later: 'It's what you're still trying to forget'

Friday, August 12, 2022

The rally by white supremacists protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee left one counter-protester dead and several injured.

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Charlottesville plans to melt Robert E. Lee statue to create public art installation

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Charlottesville, Va., approved a plan to melt down a Robert E. Lee statue — central in a deadly and violent white nationalist rally five years ago — and put a public art installation in its place.

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Charlottesville was a wake-up call for many about the white supremacy movement

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Racial justice activists say the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., marked a turning point that emboldened far-right political violence — including the Jan. 6th violence.

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Insurances woes in coastal Louisiana make hurricane recovery difficult

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

With some major insurance companies not offering policies and small firms facing bankruptcy, residents are scrambling to find coverage for this year's hurricane season as structures remain unrepaired.

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Why Louisiana residents struggle to get property insurance during hurricane season.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Over the past two years, hurricane-related damage in Louisiana has caused some insurance companies to go out of business. Homeowners are coping with higher insurance costs.

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Turkey and the Wolf chef Mason Hereford amps up familiar recipes in new cookbook

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Mason Hereford, owner and chef of the Turkey and the Wolf restaurant in New Orleans, has made his mark in the food world by infusing regional favorites with refined touches.

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Exploring the Clotilda, the last known slave ship in the U.S., brings hope

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The discovery of the ship on an Alabama river bottom has fostered a renewed hope for descendants of the Clotilda's captives, and the community they founded called Africatown.

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Republican candidates in Alabama primary are embracing Big Lie to align with Trump

Monday, May 23, 2022

Deep-red Alabama has a primary on Tuesday. And Republican candidates are trying to prove they're aligned with Donald Trump by denying the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

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Alabama judge considers whether to block new ban on gender-affirming care for youth

Friday, May 06, 2022

A federal judge in Alabama continues hearing arguments on the state's ban on gender affirming care for trans youth. He could rule as early as Friday. The law goes into effect on Sunday.

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Doctors and parents of Alabama trans youth seek to block ban on gender-affirming care

Thursday, May 05, 2022

A federal judge is hearing arguments from doctors and parents of transgender youth who are seeking to block an Alabama law that criminalizes gender-affirming treatments for minors.

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A civil rights memorial in Alabama expands to document lynching victims' stories

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Equal Justice Initiative addresses America's history of racial violence at a time when state lawmakers nationwide have been trying to limit teaching about divisive topics in public schools.

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Social justice groups' monuments are a counternarrative to Confederate memorials

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Two new monuments in Montgomery, Ala., are meant to provoke racial reckoning in public spaces. The creators hope they can serve as a counternarrative to monuments intended to glorify the Old South.

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A new book argues the U.S. South shapes the nation's political and cultural landscape

Saturday, March 26, 2022

NPR's Debbie Elliott talks to Cynthia Tucker and Frye Galliard about their new book, "Southernization of America: a Story of Democracy in the Balance."

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Saturday sports: Elite Eight begins; top player retires from women's tennis

Saturday, March 26, 2022

St. Peter's University continues its incredible run in the NCAA championships, the Cleveland Browns face blowback, and the world's top-ranked tennis player announces her retirement at age 25.

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The 'visible mending' trend of fixing clothes can be traced to a Japanese tradition

Saturday, March 26, 2022

The "visible mending" movement is being driven by individuals concerned about the environmental impact of new clothing. But its roots go back centuries to the Japanese tradition of sachiko.

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Louisiana program helps young adults transition out of foster care

Saturday, March 26, 2022

A program in Louisiana helps young adults who've aged out of the foster care system. It gives them guidance on how to meet basic needs like housing, work and healthcare on their own.

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A resident of Mariupol tells her story after fleeing the city's horrific destruction

Saturday, March 26, 2022

NPR's Debbie Elliott speaks with Alina Beskrovna, a native of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. She was trapped there for weeks as Russian forces laid siege.

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Cowboy Junkies' new album recalls their start by returning to cover songs

Saturday, March 26, 2022

NPR's Debbie Elliott speaks to Margo and Michael Timmins of the band Cowboy Junkies about their new album, "Songs of the Recollection," and their tradition of covering other artists' songs.

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How long does it take to fall in love? New movie claims its 'Seven Days' in isolation

Saturday, March 26, 2022

NPR's Debbie Elliott speaks with actor Karan Soni about his new movie, "Seven Days," about what happens when two people get stuck in the same apartment during a COVID-19 lockdown.

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The Immigrant Archive Project collects the stories of coming to call the U.S. home

Saturday, March 26, 2022

The Immigrant Archive Project, a collection of oral histories from the nation's immigrants, will be housed at the Library of Congress. NPR's Debbie Elliott speaks to archive founder Tony Hernandez.

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