Gabe O'Connor

Gabe O'Connor appears in the following:

Operation Lone Star touts big numbers. But are they real?

Monday, March 28, 2022

It's been a year since Texas launched Operation Lone Star, Gov. Greg Abbott's hardline border crackdown on undocumented immigration. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Lomi Kriel about the project.

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Remembering Chuck Flaum, a man who got things done

Monday, March 21, 2022

Charles Flaum died of COVID-19 in September 2021 in Springboro, Ohio. To his granddaughter, Michelle, he was larger than life.

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The Senate passed a bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent. Is that good?

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Senate passed a bill that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent. The last time the U.S. tried year-round daylight saving was the 1970s. Within a year, it was scrapped.

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Why some pro athletes (like Tom Brady) seem unable to stay retired

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The question isn't so much can Tom Brady still play, but why is he still playing. Why can some athletes walk away from their sport while others, especially ones with nothing left to prove, hang on?

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Why some pro athletes (like Tom Brady) seem unable to stay retired

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Dr. J.D. DeFreese of the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about why some pro athletes struggle to stay retired.

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Chelsea Football Club's uncertain future

Thursday, March 10, 2022

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Rory Smith of The New York Times about the frozen assets of Russian oligarch and Chelsea Football Club team owner Roman Abramovich.

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Too rad to retire? Surfing GOAT Kelly Slater is looking at the bigger picture

Saturday, February 12, 2022

You want to talk GOATS? How about surfer Kelly Slater winning title at Billabong Pipeline Pro, days before his 50th birthday.

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50 and fabulous: Kelly Slater beat out a surfer less than 1/2 his age to win Pipeline

Friday, February 11, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido talks with surfing legend Kelly Slater about winning the Billabong Pro Pipeline contest days before his 50th birthday.

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Supreme Court blocks creation of 2nd majority-Black congressional district in Alabama

Monday, February 07, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court edged toward a further erosion of the Voting Right act Monday, blocking for now a second majority-Black congressional district in Alabama for the 2022 election.

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'Tell Everyone on this Train I Love Them' is an outsider's view of an imperfect union

Friday, February 04, 2022

NPR's Tamara Keith talks with Irish comedian Maeve Higgins about her new book Tell Everyone on this Train I Love Them, which is a series of reflections on the various imperfections of America.

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Has the NFL's Racial Reckoning Arrived?

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

NPR's Tamara Keith talks with Howard Bryant of Meadowlark Media about Brian Flores' allegations of racial discrimination and unethical practices and where the NFL can go from here.

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Another job, another milestone for Rachel Balkovec

Thursday, January 27, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid talks with Rachel Balkovec, the new manager of the Tampa Tarpons and the first woman to manage a team at any level in Major League Baseball history.

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Professional football so amazing, you'll make up new words.

Monday, January 24, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid talks with Jason Gay of The Wall Street Journal about what may have been the greatest weekend in NFL playoff history.

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Europe braces for the omicron wave

Friday, January 14, 2022

The World Health Organization said more than half of Europe will be infected with COVID in the coming weeks. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. Hans Kluge of the WHO on what that means for the region.

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'A Hero' tells the story of how complicated a good deed (and a small lie) can be

Friday, January 07, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi about his new film, A Hero. The story examines the complexity of what appears to many to be a good deed.

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Sports leagues are scrambling during omicron

Thursday, January 06, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise talks with Christine Brennan from USA Today about sports and vaccines, as sports leagues everywhere are scrambling to find enough healthy athletes to fill out rosters during omicron.

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2 reporters who were in the Capitol on Jan. 6 talk about media coverage of the attack

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with reporters Lisa Desjardins and Sarah Ferris about media coverage around the Jan. 6 insurrection and attack on the Capitol.

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As the Jan. 6 attack anniversary nears, one Capitol officer fears a violent repeat

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Ten months after U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell thought he'd die as Capitol rioters pummeled him, he's still working to recover his mental and physical health.

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Capitol Police officer still hurts after Jan. 6

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell about the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Decision-making in the time of omicron

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen and San Francisco State University's Gaurav Suri about which activities are safe on a given day with the spread of omicron.

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