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Does Senate Testimony On Afghanistan Withdrawal Offer Clarity — Or Frustrations?

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a member of the Armed Services Committee who heard testimony from Gen. Austin "Scott" Miller about the messy withdrawal from Afghanistan.


Nigella Lawson On How To Find Peace While Cooking

Friday, September 10, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with cookbook writer Nigella Lawson about her latest book Cook, Eat, Repeat and how to stop viewing cooking as tedious and, instead, find peace in the kitchen.


Hilma Wolitzer On Writing The Short Story That Helped Her Process Her Husband's Death

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Hilma Wolitzer about her collection of short stories, Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket, which illuminates the complexity of motherhood and marriage.


Caught Between Parents And Politicians, Nurses Fear Another School Year With COVID-19

Friday, September 03, 2021

As kids head back to class, school nurses are stretched thin as they manage increased workloads and delta-variant surges. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with three school nurses about this year's concerns.


Paula Hawkins Interrogates Tragedy And Trauma In New Thriller, 'A Slow Fire Burning'

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with author Paula Hawkins about her new thriller A Slow Fire Burning and how she explored the impact of tragedy and trauma on her characters.


What The Afghanistan Ambassador To U.N. Says He's Heard From Taliban Leadership

Friday, August 27, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ghulam Isaczai, Afghanistan's ambassador to the United Nations, about what he's heard from Taliban leadership since the attacks in Kabul on Thursday.


Beloved Watertown Produce Market Closes After A Century Of Bringing People Together

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Russo's, a beloved produce market in Watertown, Mass., for over one hundred years, announced it was closing last week.


Republican Congressman Steve Chabot Weighs In On Biden's Speech

Monday, August 16, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Ohio Republican Congressman Steve Chabot, the ranking member of the subcommittee overseeing Afghanistan, about President Biden defending his decisions in Afghanistan.


How The Cuomo Probe Fits Into New York AG Letitia James' Career Of Courtroom Battles

Friday, August 06, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Erik Larson of Bloomberg News on how the investigation into Gov. Cuomo fits into New York Attorney General Letitia James' long career as a politician and advocate.


After Ethiopia Trip, USAID Administrator Samantha Power Shares View Of Conflict

Thursday, August 05, 2021

NPR's Ari Shaprio speaks with USAID Administrator Samantha Power about her recent trip through Ethiopia, the conflict on the ground and how the U.S. can keep things from getting worse.


Alexander Vindman Discusses Testifying On The Central Phone Call In Trump Impeachment

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman about his memoir Here, Right Matters: An American Story, which describes his role in the impeachment of former President Trump.


Dr. Anthony Fauci Talks About 'Alarming' New Data On Breakthrough Infections

Friday, July 30, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci about the new CDC data on breakthrough infections and updated mask guidance.


Drastic Drop In Life Expectancy Is Far Steeper For Black And Latino Populations

Friday, July 23, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dr. Alicia Fernandez of UC San Francisco about new figures showing a steeper decline in life expectancy for Black and Latino populations, driven largely by the pandemic.


Despite Positive COVID Cases, Team USA CEO Says Athletes Are Ready To Compete

Monday, July 19, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Team USA CEO Sarah Hirshland about prepping for this year's Olympics in Tokyo and what the event will look like with COVID-19 precautions such as having no spectators.


Right To Vote: In Minnesota, Lawmakers On Both Sides Seek Changes To Voting Process

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Minnesota are putting forth bills to change the voting process in the state.


Veterans Affairs Secretary On Gender Confirmation Surgery For Transgender Veterans

Thursday, July 08, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough about the VA's recent decision to offer gender confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, lifting a longstanding ban.


Arizona Attorney General On Supreme Court Upholding State Voting Restrictions

Thursday, July 01, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich after the Supreme Court upheld a ban on ballots cast in the wrong precinct or collected by anyone who isn't family or a caretaker.


'Thanks For Waiting' Author Doree Shafrir On Choosing Her Own Timeline

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Doree Shafrir about her book Thanks for Waiting and the obstacles and victories of postponing the usual milestones of success for women, like marriage, kids and career.


Nearly 500 State Legislators Sign Letter Pleading Congress To Pass For The People Act

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Texas Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, who organized a letter signed by nearly 500 state legislators imploring Congress pass the For the People Act to expand voting rights.


Euro 2020 Is Finally Here: These Are The Teams To Watch

Thursday, June 10, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with CBS Sports HQ analyst Luis Miguel Echegaray about what's different at this year's European Championship and the teams to beat heading into the kickoff on Friday.