Gabe O'Connor

Gabe O'Connor appears in the following:

An Unlikely WNBA Champ

Monday, October 18, 2021

When you barely make the playoffs, nobody expects you to stay in the playoffs. The Chicago Sky defied expectations, becoming the WNBA champions Sunday night.


The dinosaur extinction led to lots of new mammals and birds — and snakes to eat them

Thursday, October 14, 2021

After the dinosaurs disappeared, the world saw an explosion of birds and mammals. But a study suggests a burst of new snakes appeared, too, with diets to match the newly expanding array of animals.


Plenty more Jon Grudens to go around in the NFL

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

After years of emails containing his racist, misogynist and homophobic comments were released, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned Monday night.


Giants vs. Dodgers resumes 13 decades of rivalry (and more than a little hate)

Friday, October 08, 2021

On Friday, two of baseball's oldest rivals meet in the playoffs for the first time. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Evan Drellich of The Athletic about the history of the Giants and the Dodgers.


Remembering former TV news producer Clifford Feldman, lost to COVID

Friday, October 01, 2021

We remember Clifford Feldman, a former TV news producer who lived in Washington, D.C. Feldman was one of the nearly 700,000 Americans who have died from COVID.


Survivors Of The Trinity Nuclear Test Weren't Warned — Then Were Lied To After

Monday, September 27, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Lesley Blume about the struggle of the survivors of the Trinity nuclear test in 1945 — one locals didn't know was coming and caused serious health issues.


Remembering The Man Who Made Tech For Everyone

Monday, September 20, 2021

Sir Clive Sinclair, a computing pioneer and an inventor that spent a lifetime making technology accessible for everyone, has died at age 81.


Author Maggie Nelson's New Book Examines The Meaning And Rhetoric Of Freedom

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Maggie Nelson, author of the new book On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint, about exploring what it means to be free in our interconnected world.


Remembering George Wein, Founder Of The Newport Jazz Festival

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Christian McBride, host of Jazz Night in America about the life of George Wein, who founded the Newport Jazz Festival.


United Airlines CEO On The Decision To Put Unvaccinated Employees On Leave In October

Friday, September 10, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby about the airline's announcement that they will put their unvaccinated employees on temporary leave starting in October.


NFL Kicks Off Again During The Pandemic

Thursday, September 09, 2021

The NFL is back. So are the fans. COVID-19 has never left. How will the league deal with full crowds during a pandemic? NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Lindsay Jones, who covers the NFL for The Athletic.


Afghanistan's Fall To The Taliban Has Iraq Nervous

Monday, August 23, 2021

NPR's Mary Louse Kelly talks with Bilal Wahab, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy about how the rapid collapse of Afghanistan to the Taliban has Iraq nervous.


How The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Has Affected Its Relationship With The U.K.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise talks with British Ambassador to the U.S. Karen Pierce about how the pullout from Afghanistan has impacted the so-called "special relationship" between the U.S. and the U.K.


Congressman Crow On Pushing President Biden To Evacuate Afghan Allies

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Congressman Jason Crow, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, on being part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers urging President Biden to evacuate Afghan allies.


Wrestler Is 1st Black U.S. Woman To Win Gold After Years-Long Journey And 'Freak Out'

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Texan Tamyra Mensah-Stock became just the second woman to win gold in wrestling for the United States at the Tokyo Olympics. She's the first Black American woman to ever win gold in the sport.


Roger Bennett's New Book Is 'An Englishman's Love Letter To His Chosen Home'

Monday, July 05, 2021

A boy born in Liverpool makes it to the U.S. and becomes a citizen. That boy is soccer reporter Roger Bennett in his new book, Reborn in the USA.


U.S. To Donate 500 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Globally

Thursday, June 10, 2021

President Biden announced the U.S. will be donating 500 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine globally. The first 200 million are to be distributed this year and the rest in 2022.


Hail To The Cicadas

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Brood X cicadas delayed a plane carrying reporters covering President Biden's first trip overseas Tuesday night. President Biden, meanwhile, had his own cicada confrontation.


MLB'S Newest Substance Problem

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Major League Baseball's latest substance problem isn't steroids. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Stephanie Apstein of Sports Illustrated about this very sticky issue.


For Better Or Worse, 'Shrek' Changed Animated Movies 20 Years Ago

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Shrek seemed unlikely to change animated movies when it was released 20 years ago. But that's exactly what the disgusting, mean and lovable ogre did.