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Gun violence doesn't discriminate: Quavo and others share their stories

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Almost a year after rapper Takeoff, of the music trio Migos, was shot and killed, Quavo, his band mate and uncle, travels to Washington, D.C., to discuss gun violence prevention.


House Jan. 6 committee chair Bennie Thompson says our democracy is 'very fragile'

Thursday, August 03, 2023

Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chaired the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee, says holding former President Donald Trump accountable is important because of the "very fragile" state of our democracy.


New bill would fine Congress members for trading stocks and owning blind trusts

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says lawmakers and executive branch officials can have the upper hand when it comes to stock trading and access to undisclosed information.


GOP Sen. Mike Rounds says 'common sense' will yield bipartisan defense spending bill

Monday, July 17, 2023

GOP Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota says "a little bit of common sense" is needed to address the frustrations about a military spending bill in Congress right now.


Trump's former AG Bill Barr says failing to prosecute Trump would be 'unjust'

Friday, July 14, 2023

Former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says Trump's actions amounted to "flipping the bird at the government" provoking a federal indictment on his own.


Education Secretary says US to use 'whatever pathway we can' on student loan relief

Monday, July 03, 2023

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about how the Biden administration plans to help borrowers after the Supreme Court struck down its student loan forgiveness plan.


Is gun violence an epidemic in the U.S.? Experts and history say it is

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Deaths and injuries from guns in the U.S. have increased for years, mirroring the 1990s - the last time gun violence was considered an epidemic.


A husband and wife reimagine fairy tales with Black children in mind

Friday, June 16, 2023

In their latest book CROWNED: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora, Kahran and Regis Bethencourt retell fairy and folk tales with Black children as the main characters.


Why some members of Gen Z are experiencing an early life crisis

Friday, May 26, 2023

The work expectations and experiences of Gen Z are different from those of earlier generations. It's part of the reason why some members of Gen Z are going through an early life crisis.


Australian envoy suggests 'smelling salts' for worries over Biden's Quad cancellation

Thursday, May 18, 2023

NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kevin Rudd about President Biden deciding not to meet with leaders of Australia, India and Japan because of U.S. debt ceiling negotiations.


Immigration judge says trial workloads and resource constraints are 'a problem'

Monday, May 15, 2023

NPR's A Martinez asks Mimi Tsankov, president of the National Association of immigration judges, about the end of Title 42.


Nevada treasurer calls the U.S. debt impasse a disturbing 'manufactured crisis'

Friday, May 05, 2023

If there's no debt ceiling deal and the U.S. defaults, how would the fallout filter down to states? NPR's A Martinez talks to Zach Conine, Nevada's treasurer, about the impact on his state.


Hate-fueled violence is growing even as Proud Boys are convicted for extremism

Friday, May 05, 2023

The conviction of four Proud Boys members for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol is high profile, but what impact will it have? NPR's Leila Fadel asks extremism expert Cynthia Miller-Idriss.


Why a New Jersey mayor was uninvited from a White House celebration

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Mohamed Khairullah, the mayor of Prospect Park, N.J., was blocked from a recent White House Eid celebration. NPR's Leila Fadel asks him why.


Has JPMorgan Chase grown too large? A former White House economic adviser weighs in

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

What are the risks of JPMorgan Chase becoming even bigger since taking over First Republic Bank? NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Tomas Philipson, a former head of the White House Economic Advisers Council.


Why it's unlikely ethics rules on Supreme Court gift disclosures will work

Monday, April 10, 2023

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas may not comply with stricter disclosure rules, according to a legal expert who says, "They're the Supreme Court. They do what they want."


Finland joins NATO over Russia's objection

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

The Nordic nation's decision to join the defense alliance is seen as a blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the Stimson Center's Emma Ashford argues it could have downsides for NATO too.


SVB collapse could have ripple effects on minority-owned banks

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Four minority founders reflect on the health of minority-owned banks in the U.S. following the sudden collapse of SVB.


Ex-U.S. ambassador says Poland's gesture toward Ukraine might encourage other allies

Friday, March 17, 2023

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks to William Taylor, ex-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, about Poland's decision to provide MiG-29s to Ukraine. It may signal new urgency by allies to try to end Russia's invasion.


After 2 banks collapsed, Sen. Warren blames the loosening of restrictions

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks to Demcratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts about preventing bank failures after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.