Gabe O'Connor

Gabe O'Connor appears in the following:

Omicron is spreading. Dr. Ashish Jha answers 9 questions about it and what you can do

Saturday, December 18, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University School of Public Health, about safely navigating the holidays amid rising COVID case numbers.


A gloomy report card from the Arctic

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Twila Moon, co-editor of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 2021 Arctic Report Card, which shows oceans warming and sea ice disappearing.


Masayuki Uemura, Nintendo engineer who created NES and SNES game consoles, dies at 78

Friday, December 10, 2021

Masayuki Uemurao helped revolutionize the home video game industry with the Nintendo NES, and will forever be remembered for games like Duck Hunt. The Japanese engineer died Monday at the age of 78.


Can companies police the biases found in artificial intelligence?

Thursday, December 09, 2021

How can bias be removed from artificial intelligence? NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Kenneth Chenault, co-chair of the Data and Trust Alliance, on how corporations can take steps to make that happen.


Thomas Gavin might be America's most prolific artifact thief — but the jig is up

Sunday, December 05, 2021

Thomas Gavin went on a tear in the '60s and '70s, hitting nearly a dozen museums on the East Coast. He mostly stole antique firearms and stashed them in his hideout — a barn in rural Pennsylvania.


A prolific art thief got an incredible sentence

Thursday, December 02, 2021

The only thing more incredible than Thomas Gavin's career as an art thief was the punishment he received for his crimes.


Secret prisons in Libya keep migrants out of Europe

Monday, November 29, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with investigative reporter Ian Urbina about his piece The New Yorker. He headed into Libya to better understand its role in migrants' movement toward Europe.


Daniel Dae Kim talks about 'The Hot Zone: Anthrax' and representation

Friday, November 26, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with actor Daniel Dae Kim, about his role in National Geographic's The Hot Zone: Anthrax., in which an FBI agent sets out to find who is sending letters laced with anthrax.


National Women's Soccer League union president talks next steps

Friday, November 19, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Tori Huster, president of the National Women's Soccer League Players Association, about the long season that was and what's next.


How do you know if your oil is hot enough to deep fry? Use your ears

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Researchers in the field of fluid dynamics say understanding the sounds oil bubbles make at different temperatures has applications beyond the frying pan.


Testing temperature with your ears

Monday, November 15, 2021

Chefs in Japan dip a wet chopstick in hot oil and listen to the sizzle, to know when it's ready for tempura. A physicist investigated that technique in the lab to zero in on the perfect fry frequency.


Why is Ethiopia detaining UN aid workers?

Thursday, November 11, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, on the detention of UN aid workers in Ethiopia and the political state of affairs there.


Black veterans on what Colin Powell meant to them

Friday, November 05, 2021

Black veterans pay tribute to the late Colin Powell, who's funeral happened Friday at National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.


The unexpected end to Atlanta's heartbreak

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Atlanta, Ga., home of many post-season heartbreaks, is finally a winner. The city is celebrating the Braves winning the World Series.


New podcast examines wellness trends and beliefs, like what weight means about health

Friday, October 29, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Maintenance Phase hosts Michael Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon on going where most health and fitness podcasts don't, assessing popular dietary advice and wellness trends.


Remembering John Dilenschneider, one of the many Americans lost to COVID-19

Friday, October 29, 2021

Jack Dilenschneider died of COVID-19 in September at age 89. After started a small law firm in Ohio in the 1960s, he went south to defend civil rights activists and others trying peacefully to vote.


Baseball's battle between 'good' and 'evil'

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Evan Drellich of The Athletic the faceoff between the upstart Atlanta Braves and the hated Houston Astros in game 1 of the World Series Tuesday.


Black children make up more than half of the incidents of police using force on kids

Thursday, October 21, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Kristin Henning of Georgetown University on why Black children are more likely to be handled forcibly by police.


Scientists made a wooden steak knife that's 3 times sharper than a steel blade

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Researchers have hardened wood and fashioned a knife out of it. It's three times sharper than steel and can slice through steak, and could be a sustainable alternative.


Everything old, new and AWOL in the NBA

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with ESPN's Monica McNutt about how as the NBA season begins, fans are talking about two players who won't be on the court anytime soon.