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NFL's Top Doctor On How Football Plans To Return

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills defended the NFL's plans to return in September. He tells Morning Edition that the league has an extensive testing program but won't be instituting a "bubble."


Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia On Losing His Mother To COVID-19

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Garcia's mother, Gaby O'Donnell, was a medical assistant for decades. Discussions about her experience in health care influenced Garcia's approach to mitigating the coronavirus in Long Beach, he says.


A Houston Doctor On His Hospital's 'Deadliest Week' So Far

Friday, July 31, 2020

Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of critical care at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, says his staff is overworked, exhausted and emotionally drained.


Atlanta Mayor Defends Legal Face-Off With Georgia's Governor Over Masks

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' order requiring face masks in her city has prompted Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to sue. Bottoms discusses the legal battle and plans for schools in the fall.


Portland Police Union Leader Worries Protests Can Be Overshadowed By Violent Acts

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Daryl Turner, president of Portland, Ore.'s police union, says federal agents in Portland need to communicate with local law enforcement. The city has seen weeks of protests.


Linguist John McWhorter Says 'White Fragility' Is Condescending Toward Black People

Monday, July 20, 2020

Columbia University professor John McWhorter says the bestselling book White Fragility supposes that "Black people's feelings must be stepped around to an exquisitely sensitive degree."


Canada Says No To Home Games For Toronto Blue Jays

Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Canadian government told the baseball team that the coronavirus would make it unsafe for players to travel between the U.S. and Canada. All MLB teams are set to begin games without fans.


Federal Officers Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab People In Portland, DHS Confirms

Friday, July 17, 2020

Agents are deployed in the Oregon city amid anti-police protests. Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli tells NPR the tactic is being used to move detainees to a "safe location for questioning."


Men Charged With Murder Of Ahmaud Arbery Plead Not Guilty

Friday, July 17, 2020

Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., pleaded not guilty to counts including felony murder. The men are accused of killing a Black jogger in Georgia.


A Teacher Who Contracted COVID-19 Cautions Against In-Person Schooling

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Three teachers in rural Arizona contracted COVID-19 after working together in a classroom. One of them died. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Jena Martinez-Inzunza about her experience.


Miami Hospital ICU Doctor: New Influx Of Patients Is Younger Than Before

Monday, July 13, 2020

Dr. David J. De La Zerda, the director of medical ICU at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, says that many of the patients he's seeing are people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with no medical history.


Regardless Of What You Think, 'Irregardless' Is A Word

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Grammarians are up in arms over dictionaries including "irregardless." The Merriam-Webster dictionary responds: "We do not make the English language, we merely record it."


Phoenix Mayor Says The City Is In A 'Crisis Situation,' Needs Help

Monday, July 06, 2020

Arizona is now one of the worst COVID-19 hot spots in the Unites States. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego about how her city is managing the outbreak.


Mississippi Health Officer: Wear A Mask Because Coronavirus 'Isn't Going Anywhere'

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs about the state's drastic uptick in coronavirus cases. Some hospital ICUs are on the edge of capacity.


Lachlan Morton Sets A Bicycling 'Everesting' Record

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

More and more bicyclists are breaking records of "Everesting": climbing the height equal to Mount Everest by riding a single hill, up and down, over and over again.


Police Researcher: Officers Have Similar Biases Regardless Of Race

Monday, June 22, 2020

Rashawn Ray, who studies the intersection of race and policing, says officers have similar implicit biases, especially about Black people.


NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace On Confederate Flag Ban: 'A Long Time Coming'

Friday, June 12, 2020

Bubba Wallace is the only black driver to race full time in NASCAR's top series. He tells All Things Considered that banning the Confederate flag will bring in people who felt uncomfortable before.


D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: 'Not At All' Reconsidering Police Funding

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser tells All Things Considered that she's not considering cutting police funding in the city. Bowser has proposed an increase in police funding in the city's budget.


Former Chief Of Reformed Camden, N.J., Force: Police Need 'Consent Of The People'

Monday, June 08, 2020

Amid a public safety crisis, the Camden police dissolved and re-formed in 2013 as a new department. Scott Thomson, who led both forces, says police must work to be "legitimate" in their communities.


How A Mother Protects Her Black Teenage Son From The World

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Minnesota state Rep. Ruth Richardson doesn't want her teenage son, Shawn, a track athlete, to go running outside. "You can't do the same things that your white friends do," she remembers telling him.