Graham Smith

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Meet the rescue team extracting people trapped in Kyiv suburbs under siege

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

U.S. combat veteran Bryan Stern runs a nonprofit called Project Dynamo that extracts people from hostile places. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the organization has rescued more than 400 people.


Fighting to survive: Ukraine's cancer patients' struggle to find care while fleeing

Friday, March 18, 2022

Supplies are running low at Lviv's regional cancer hospital in Ukraine. The patient load has doubled and supplies in Kyiv are inaccessible. But hospital staff choose the duty of care over safety.


Hundreds gather to honor fallen Ukrainian soldiers

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

The first of Ukraine's fallen soldiers are starting to come home. Two men were killed on the front lines in Russia's war on Ukraine. Hundreds gathered to mourn at their funeral on Tuesday.


Here's How The Small Business Loan Program Went Wrong In Just 4 Weeks

Monday, May 04, 2020

Not-so-small companies like Shake Shack and organizations like the LA Lakers were able to get loans that were meant for suffering small businesses. What happened?


Loopholes In Small Business Relief Program Allow Thriving Companies To Cash In

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to help small businesses from falling off a cliff during the pandemic, but some companies on firm ground have gotten millions to expand.


Small Business Rescue Earned Banks $10 Billion In Fees

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Banks handling the federal government's loan program for small businesses made more than $10 billion in fees, while thousands of small businesses were shut out of the program.


A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled

Monday, April 13, 2020

On March 13, President Trump promised to mobilize private and public resources to respond to the coronavirus. NPR followed up on each promise and found little action had been taken.


NPR Identifies 4th Attacker In Civil Rights-Era Cold Case

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A fourth man was involved in the 1965 attack on civil rights worker and minister James Reeb, but that man was never identified or charged in Reeb's murder, an NPR investigation revealed.


Royal Robbins, Pioneer Of American Rock Climbing, Dies At 82

Friday, March 17, 2017

In the 1950s and '60s, rock climber Royal Robbins put up big wall routes on cliffs in the Yosemite Valley that nobody had ever imagined. He also wrote influential books on climbing, and helped change rock climbing practices to be more environmentally sensitive. Robbins died on Tuesday at the age of 82.


The Prostitutes Are Not Happy. Neither Are Brides. Sex, Love And Ebola

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The prostitutes of Freetown can't find customers. A wedding planner's shop is stuffed with dresses but couples keep delaying the big day. And the condomologist reports that business isn't booming.


Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When a man drives by the strip at Lumley Beach in downtown Freetown at night, he'll probably hear a sharp hiss. That's not an unusual sound in Sierra Leone. People hiss instead of whistling — to get your attention, to call for the bill at a restaurant, to buy a ...


U.S. Pacifies An Afghan Village, But Will It Stay That Way?

Friday, June 28, 2013

When my NPR colleague Tom Bowman and I visited the southern Afghan district of Arghandab in the fall of 2009, we headed out on patrol with the U.S. Stryker battalion. We soon found ourselves in the middle of a firefight. A U.S. vehicle was blown up and two Americans ...