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Books We Love: Ari Shapiro picks 'Build Your House Around My Body'

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The 2021 NPR Books We Love list is here. NPR's Ari Shapiro shares one of his favorite books from this year, Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith.


Ann Patchett on the friendship that came from quarantining with Tom Hanks' assistant

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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.


Judge approves $626 million settlement for victims of the Flint water crisis

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Ted Leopold, co-lead counsel for the people of Flint, Mich., after a judge approved a settlement for victims of the city's water crisis.


Author Jeff Chu on completing the book Rachel Held Evans started before she died

Friday, October 29, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with author Jeff Chu about completing Wholehearted Faith, a book started by his friend, Rachel Held Evans, before she passed away in 2019.


What is and isn't in Biden's infrastructure framework — and where it goes from here

Thursday, October 28, 2021

President Biden outlined a framework that he said would win support from all 50 Senate Democrats and pass the House. But it's unclear whether that is true.


Gene Freidman, the 'Taxi King' who inflated prices of taxi medallions, dies at 50

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Gene Freidman, know as the "Taxi King" after operating the largest fleet of taxis in New York City and inflating the cost of taxi medallions, died on Sunday at the age of 50.


Author Kati Marton explores Angela Merkel's impact on the world in 'The Chancellor'

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with author Kati Marton about her new biography of Angela Merkel, The Chancellor, and what her departure will mean for Germany and the world.


Is there still hope for HBCUs as negotiations continue over Democrat's spending bill?

Monday, October 25, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Lodriguez Murray, United Negro College Fund senior vice president, on recent protests over student housing at HBCUs and where President Biden's pledge to HBCUs stands.


The Freedom To Vote Act is the latest fight in a bitter battle over voting rights

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Senate is acting Wednesday to advance Democrats' latest effort at legislation to protect voting rights. The bill is expected to be blocked by a Republican filibuster.


Rep. Jayapal on negotiations between Biden and House Democrats over Build Back Better

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Washington State Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about negotiations with President Biden over the infrastructure bill and reconciliation package.


Colin Powell's former Chief of Staff Bill Smullen on his friend's legacy

Monday, October 18, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Colin Powell's former Chief of Staff Col. Bill Smullen about his good friend's career and legacy.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores relationship between his cop father and his activism

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his new essay, "Black Cop's Kid," on growing up with a police officer as a father and how Black activism in sports has changed since the 1960s.


Karl Ove Knausgaard On Exploring A 'World Out Of Joint' In His New Book

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard about his new book, The Morning Star, his first novel since publishing his six-volume autobiographical series.


DHS Secretary Mayorkas On Border Conditions And Next Steps For Surge Of Migrants

Thursday, September 23, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the government's handling of refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border.


Congresswoman Bush On Her Efforts To Reinstate A Ban On Evictions During The Pandemic

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., about her ongoing efforts to expand access to emergency rental assistance funds to households at risk of eviction during the pandemic.


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.