Emma Bowman

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School bullies told him to speak English. His mentee showed him he already belonged

Friday, January 07, 2022

At StoryCorps, a Dominican immigrant speaks with a fellow Spanish speaker who in high school helped him adjust to living in America. Eventually, they helped each other find their own voices.


'Tis the season. David Sedaris reads 'Santaland Diaries'

Thursday, December 23, 2021

It may not be your typical feel-good holiday classic, but it's an NPR tradition: On Morning Edition, the humorist again tells fantastical stories based on his real-life job as a Macy's Christmas elf.


U.S. could see 1 million cases per day, warns departing NIH director Francis Collins

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Collins is retiring after 12 years of leading the federal health agency. He parts with a warning about the dangers of yielding to pandemic fatigue. "The virus is not tired of us," he says.


They didn't plan to be a family of 17. Then, the opioid crisis hit their community

Friday, December 17, 2021

Suzanne and Jesus Valle adopted six kids from Ohio families struggling with addiction, after raising nine of their own. At StoryCorps, the couple reflected on their unexpected shift in priorities.


64 are dead and 105 unaccounted for in Kentucky as states reel from tornadoes' wrath

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Tornadoes over the weekend destroyed entire communities in Kentucky while leaving thousands homeless. People were also killed in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee.


Fans are sour after scalpers snap up Olivia Rodrigo concert tickets

Friday, December 10, 2021

The pop star's SOUR tour sold out as fans faced long queues and site outages. A Ticketmaster feature meant to "level the playing field" failed to bar scalpers, who are reselling tickets for thousands.


The day Santas stormed Macy's to protest for AIDS awareness

Friday, December 10, 2021

On Black Friday 1991, AIDS activists protested the department store's decision to not rehire a Santa who had HIV. The man who inspired the protest reconnects with an activist who helped organize it.


Why everyone loves to hate Kenny G, according to the jazz musician himself

Sunday, December 05, 2021

NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with Kenny Gorelick, best known as Kenny G, and director Penny Lane about her new documentary about the soprano saxophonist, Listening to Kenny G.


CNN fires Chris Cuomo for role in fighting brother's sexual harassment scandal

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Cuomo's termination follows revelations that shed light on the journalist's role in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in the face of sexual harassment allegations.


Questions remain in Jelani Day's death. Lawyer Ben Crump calls on FBI to intervene

Friday, December 03, 2021

The 25-year-old's body was found a month after he went missing. "As we approach 100 days without any answers, we are demanding that the FBI investigate this matter as a hate crime," Crump said.


Her mother went missing 22 years ago. Now she finds comfort in the past and future

Friday, December 03, 2021

The disappearance of Carolyn DeFord's mother is among countless cases of missing Indigenous women. Without closure, DeFord continues to grieve. But a special memory and a new grandson give her hope.


Twitter photo-removal policy aimed at improving privacy sparks concerns over misuse

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Twitter users may no longer share private videos or images of others without permission. Critics say the broad policy gives the company too much control over what's deemed in the "public interest."


As Ghislaine Maxwell trial opens, prosecutors allege a 'pyramid scheme of abuse'

Monday, November 29, 2021

Prosecutors have sought to portray the once prominent socialite as the coordinator of a sex-trafficking ring that victimized teenage girls to the benefit of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.


As omicron spreads, studies suggest that travel bans alone don't do much good

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Public health experts warn that the rush to impose travel bans on southern African countries after the omicron variant was identified can work against scientific transparency.


For many, guilty verdicts in Arbery case mark progress for racial justice in court

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Attorneys and activists lauded the jury verdict that found three white men guilty in the murder of a 25-year-old Black man.


5 people are dead and 40 injured after a driver speeds through a Wisconsin parade

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Children were among those struck by the vehicle and at least five people are dead after an SUV drove through crowds at the 58th annual Waukesha Christmas Parade.


Atlanta's airport had an active shooter scare as millions prepare for holiday travel

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The accidental discharge of a weapon at a security checkpoint sent travelers into a panic on Saturday. Atlanta police are still looking for the individual who fled the scene with the gun.


Amazon deforestation in Brazil hits its worst level in 15 years

Friday, November 19, 2021

Deforestation in the region rose 22% compared to the year prior, according to data released just days after Brazil made new global promises to combat environmental degradation.


Travis McMichael says in his murder trial that he felt threatened by Ahmaud Arbery

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

"I want to give my side of the story," McMichael testified, saying the defendants chased Arbery because there had been break-ins in the area and at one point Arbery grabbed McMichael's shotgun.


NPR books editor Petra Mayer has died

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Mayer, a self-described "resident nerd" on NPR's Culture desk, was known to her colleagues for her humor and fierce enthusiasm for sci-fi and comics, passions she shared with a national audience.