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Historic federal funding of HBCUs coincides with the rise of state funding shortfalls

Monday, October 09, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Tony Allen, Delaware State University president and chairman of the Biden administration's Board of Advisors on HBCUs, about the funding shortfall HBCUs have faced.


How Popeyes kicked off the chicken sandwich wars

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Scott Detrow talks to journalist Jonathan Maze about how fast food chains are vying for chicken sandwich supremacy.


Big changes are coming to college football ahead of the sport's playoff expansion

Friday, August 25, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Nichole Auerbach of the Athletic about the return of college football — which has been through a dramatic transformation during the off season.


At 84, he has completed his goal of riding all 21,000 miles of the Amtrak network

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

Nat Read says he has ridden every mile on the Amtrak rail network, and he's never grown tired of looking at the country through a train window.


Parity and pain: World Cup favorites are out, a sign the global game is on the rise

Monday, August 07, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Pardeep Cattry, soccer writer for CBS Sports, about the U.S. Women's National Team's World Cup performance and key matchups in the next world cup round.


Eating disorders in young men are being masked by muscle bulking and over-exercising

Thursday, July 27, 2023

For some young men and boys, body building can lead to unhealthy behaviors. NPR's Juana Summers speaks with NYU psychologist Andrea Vazzana about compulsive exercise and eating disorders in males.


Poet Terrance Hayes holds a mirror to history, headlines and himself in 'So To Speak'

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with poet Terrance Hayes about his new collection "So To Speak," which touches on topics from history, to himself and to headlines in the news.


Top recruit Bronny James, LeBron's oldest son, recovering after cardiac arrest scare

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Matt Zemek, editor for Trojans Wire, about the cardiac arrest scare of top USC basketball prospect, Bronny James.


A recap of 2023 Wimbledon so far — and forecast of what could happen next

Monday, July 10, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Courtney Nguyen, senior writer for WTA Insider, about the home stretch of Wimbledon, the world's oldest and arguably most prestigious tennis tournament.


Kristen Lovell, co-director of 'The Stroll,' knows sex work is real work

Thursday, July 06, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Kristen Lovell, co-director of the HBO documentary 'The Stroll.' It's the story of the trans women who worked the streets of the Meatpacking District in New York City.


How the 'jock tax' eats away at the incomes of non-resident athletes and entertainers

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

As the 2023 NBA Finals comes to a close and a champion crowned, we take a look at the financial surprise that awaits both post-season winners and losers — The Jock Tax.


Breakthrough moments of the debt ceiling negotiations, according to a lead negotiator

Thursday, June 08, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Shalanda Young, director of the Office of Management and Budget, about her role as a lead negotiator on the debt ceiling deal and future threats of default.


As Pelosi takes to the pitching mound: Some of the best and worst first pitches

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

As Rep. Nancy Pelosi tosses the first pitch at the Washington Nationals "Out Night" for Pride Month, we look at those who've put their best foot forward and who've come up short at the pitching mound.


What to expect in Biden's Oval Office address about the debt ceiling deal

Friday, June 02, 2023

President Biden delivers the first Oval Office address of his presidency. It comes a day after Congress passed a bipartisan deal to lift the debt ceiling, narrowly avoiding the deadline.


Is Nike past its peak? A look at the company's current slump

Friday, June 02, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Chris Burns, footwear analyst and founder of ARCH (Art & Research, Culture-Hype) about Nike's shoe sale slump, inventory excess and colorway reliance.


What inspired Cameron Fields to move from the newsroom to the classroom

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Cameron Fields, a reporter for, talks about his career pivot from journalism to teaching.


Welcome to the portal — where college athletes can risk it all for a shot at glory

Friday, May 19, 2023

Since the inception of the transfer portal in 2018, the number of student athletes seeking to move colleges in the hope of finding a better path to the pros has exploded. But not everyone makes it.


Student athletes' hope for a new beginning closes as transfer portal deadline nears

Thursday, May 11, 2023

More than 20,000 student athletes entered the transfer portal in 2022, with hopes of finding a better fit and competitive school to increase the likelihood of making it to the professional leagues.


Dozens of student athletes in Iowa came under investigation for sports gambling

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Chris Vannini, senior writer with The Athletic, about the sports gambling investigations in the state of Iowa and at the University of Alabama and the road ahead.


Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison wants her book and the word 'big' to affirm kids

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Vashti Harrison, illustrator and author of the new picture book Big, about a young Black girl's journey to self love.