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Ruby was the first Black child to desegregate her school. This is what she learned

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

In 1960, at the age of six, Ruby Bridges was the first Black child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. Now she shares the lessons she learned with future generations.


Ruby Bridges on turning her experience of desegregating a school into a kids' book

Monday, September 05, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with the activist Ruby Bridges about her new book I Am Ruby Bridges, which tells her story through her six-year-old eyes.


What we know about the failed attempt to assassinate Argentina's vice president

Friday, September 02, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Buenos Aires-based journalist Natalie Alcoba about the failed assassination attempt on Argentina's vice-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.


Serena Williams' legacy as told by one of the few players to beat her, Chanda Rubin

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former pro tennis player and Tennis Channel commentator Chanda Rubin about Serena Williams' legacy on and off the court.


Fans react to what might be Serena Williams' final U.S. Open

Monday, August 29, 2022

As the U.S. Open began Monday in New York, tennis fans tuned into what could be Serena Williams' final matches. The tennis icon hinted she might retire after this year's tournament.


Buddhist statues and Roman bridges: Droughts reveal history in the world's waterways

Friday, August 26, 2022

Severe droughts have lowered the levels of waterways around the world, leading to the discovery of several artifacts and historical sites previously hidden underwater.


Author Olaf Olafsson on exploring love, loneliness and memory in new novel 'Touch'

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with author Olaf Olafsson on his new novel Touch and how the pandemic inspired the love story he had been wanting to write for years.


Matt de la Peña and Hanif Abdurraqib on how basketball feeds their writing

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Children's book writer Matt de la Pena and poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib talk about how basketball feeds their writing.


Why do so many bikes end up underwater? The reasons can be weird and varied

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Each year, thousands of bikes are thrown into waterways. Author Jody Rosen explains the history, and possible motivations for this strange phenomenon.


Julia Whelan on narrating her romance novel about a narrator who hates romance novels

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with writer and audiobook narrator Julia Whelan about what it was like bringing her own profession to the pages of her new novel Thank You For Listening.


Biden adviser Gene Sperling sees U.S. hope and resilience despite shrinking economy

Thursday, July 28, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with White House senior adviser Gene Sperling about Thursday's new GDP numbers and the health of the U.S. economy.


Encore: Ann Patchett on quarantining with Tom Hanks' assistant

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with author Ann Patchett about her latest collection of essays, These Precious Days, and how she ended up quarantining with Tom Hanks' personal assistant.


Rep. Elissa Slotkin on her visit to Ukraine and meeting with President Zelenskyy

Monday, July 25, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., about her trip to Ukraine with a bipartisan Congressional delegation and meeting with President Zelenskyy.


How prosecuting war crimes in Ukraine compares to hunting Nazis

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Eli Rosenbaum spent his career hunting down Nazis after World War II. Now, he will use those skills to seek out war criminals in the Russia-Ukraine war.


Eli Rosenbaum on how prosecuting war crimes in Ukraine compares to hunting Nazis

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Department of Justice official Eli Rosenbaum on his investigation into war crimes that occurred in Ukraine.


Why is Steve Bannon reversing course and now willing to testify in Jan. 6 hearings?

Friday, July 15, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bloomberg Businessweek correspondent Joshua Green on Steve Bannon's new willingness to testify before the House select committee investigating Jan. 6.


NYC health commissioner on the city's response to the monkeypox outbreak

Thursday, July 14, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New York City's health commissioner, Ashwin Vasan, about the city's response to the monkeypox outbreak.


6 immigrants reflect on their complicated relationships with the 4th of July

Monday, July 04, 2022

We asked people who immigrated to the United States what the day meant to them — and how their feelings about the holiday have changed since they first arrived.


We're asking all immigrants — what does the 4th of July mean to you?

Monday, June 27, 2022

This Fourth of July, we want to hear from people who immigrated to the U.S. about what the day means to you. How do you celebrate? Did America live up to the promise it held when you moved here?


Emma Thompson on her new film — and the idea the female orgasm has to be performative

Friday, June 17, 2022

In her new film, Thompson portrays a widower who reckons with her own sexual discovery in an experience she calls "irresistibly delicious."