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NIH Director 'Guardedly Optimistic' About COVID-19 Vaccine Approval By End Of 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

But Dr. Francis Collins says it's unlikely a vaccine will be approved before late November. He also urges people to trust health experts like Anthony Fauci who "don't really have an ax to grind."


Sen. Ted Cruz Says Judge Amy Coney Barrett 'Will Make A Strong Justice'

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Texas Republican, author of One Vote Away, a book about the Supreme Court, says President Trump's nominee to the court should not recuse herself if the November election ends up at the high court.


Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

Friday, September 25, 2020

Vaccine maker Novavax is starting a large coronavirus vaccine trial in the U.K. Gregory Glenn, the company's president of research and development, talks with NPR about how vaccines are tested.


After Aerosols Misstep, Former CDC Official Criticizes Agency Over Unclear Messaging

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Dr. Ali Khan, a former CDC official, says "it's becoming harder to trust what CDC tells us" after the agency posted, then deleted, information on coronavirus transmission. It's the latest flip-flop.


As U.S. Nears 200,000 Dead, Hospital Staff Reflect On Those Lost

Monday, September 21, 2020

Front-line workers in Houston, Seattle and New York City tell NPR about their experiences in hospitals over the last six months. "2020 can't keep going like this," one doctor says.


Reimagining The James Baldwin And William F. Buckley Debate

Sunday, September 20, 2020

In 1965, the two intellectuals debated whether the American dream "is at the expense of the American Negro." The Atlantic's David Frum and Harvard's Khalil Muhammad are now revisiting the idea.


Facebook VP Nick Clegg On New Climate Change Information Hub

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Facebook is launching a page focused on climate change facts. Facebook's Nick Clegg talked with NPR about the company's steps to stop misinformation on climate change and other issues.


Wildfires Make Dangerous Air For Farmworkers: 'It's Like You Can't Breathe'

Monday, September 14, 2020

As fires ravage California, farmworkers are dealing with dangerous air in incredible heat. Hernan Hernandez of the California Farmworker Foundation says there's "nowhere near" enough protective gear.


Fascism Scholar Says U.S. Is 'Losing Its Democratic Status'

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Yale professor Jason Stanley wrote the book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. He talked with NPR about defining fascism and how conspiracy theories play a part.


Chadwick Boseman In His Own Words

Sunday, August 30, 2020

In his public comments and in interviews with NPR, Chadwick Boseman both sought to inspire and to give thanks, particularly to young Black people.


Jason Wright On Leading The Washington Football Team Amid Multiple Crises

Friday, August 28, 2020

Jason Wright, the new president of the Washington Football Team, comes into his job after reports of widespread sexual harassment at the team. Wright talked with NPR about his plans for the team.


'We've Lost Everything': California Wildfire Takes The Home Of A Veteran Firefighter

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The firefighter and his partner were sleeping in their home when the fire approached, a day earlier than expected.


HHS Chief Alex Azar Defends Authorization Of Plasma To Treat COVID-19

Monday, August 24, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about the Food and Drug Administration allowing the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19.


Pelosi Calls Lawmakers Back To Block Postal Service Changes

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the House back to vote on blocking the U.S. Postal Service from making operational changes that threaten the timely delivery of mail-in ballots in November's election.


Robert Trump, President's Brother, Dies

Saturday, August 15, 2020

The White House said President Trump's brother died on Saturday. Robert Trump was described by a Donald Trump biographer as "the quietest of Trumps."


U.S. Ambassador Says Israel's Agreement With UAE Holds 'Enormous Upside'

Friday, August 14, 2020

Israel and the UAE agreed to move toward normal diplomatic relations. For one perspective on the prospective deal, Morning Edition talked to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.


Netflix Is Letting Some People Speed Up Playback. That's A Big Deal For Blind Fans

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

People who are blind spend a lot of time listening to words. So much that they often prefer to listen at faster speeds, including for TV shows.


Postal Workers Decry Changes And Cost-Cutting Measures

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

As a result of the new postmaster general's plans to shake up the agency, "mail is beginning to pile up in our offices," says Kimberly Karol, a postal clerk and union leader in Iowa.


Indiana Education Head On Reopening Schools: Contact Tracing Is A 'Beast'

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

School has started up for many students in Indiana, with a mix of in-person and online learning. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says contact tracing is a big challenge.


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."