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Author Talks About The History Of Black Equestrian Erasure

Monday, July 26, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Katherine Mooney, author of the book Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack, about the erasure of African-Americans in the equestrian world.


Nikole Hannah-Jones Has Chosen Howard, Not UNC-Chapel Hill, For Tenure

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dawna Jones, Carolina Black Caucus chair, and Taliajah Vann, president of the Black Student Movement at UNC-Chapel Hill, about Nikole Hannah-Jones' tenure decision.


Scholar Discusses How Tennis Leads The Way In Closing The Gender Pay Gap In Sports

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Mary Jo Kane, professor emerita and sport and gender scholar of the University of Minnesota, on sports' gender pay gap and why tennis has been able to close it.


ESPN's Jay Bilas Weighs In On Student-Athlete Compensation Via NIL Vote

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Jay Bilas, college basketball analyst and commentator for ESPN, about the NCAA's decision to allow student-athletes to be paid for use of their name, image and likeness.


Correlation, Not Causation: Brood X Cicadas And Regional Bird Deaths

Monday, June 28, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Brian Evans from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center on the recent deaths of regional birds who ate Brood X cicadas.


The Effect Of Nikole Hannah-Jones' Tenure Denial On Black Faculty, Staff And Students

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dawna Jones, Carolina Black Caucus chair and assistant dean of students, about faculty morale at UNC-Chapel Hill and the mishandling of Nikole Hannah-Jones' tenure.


Michael Paul Williams On His Pulitzer Commentary On Monument Avenue In Richmond, Va.

Monday, June 21, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Paul Williams from the Richmond Times-Dispatch about his columns on the confederate statues on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.


A Long To-Do List Awaits Biden Back In Washington

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie and Hoover Instiution fellow Lanhee Chen about the most pressing issues awaiting President Biden in Washington.


Chris Bosh Talks About The NBA's New Kids On The Court Dominance

Friday, June 04, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with two-time NBA champion, author and 2021 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Chris Bosh about the NBA's new wave of stars asserting dominance this year.


The Colonial Pipeline CEO Explains The Decision To Pay Hackers A $4.4 Million Ransom

Thursday, June 03, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Colonial Pipeline CEO Joe Blount on the ransomware attack on the pipeline's network and the decision to pay the hackers the $4.4 million ransom.


A Moment Or A Movement? Black Bookstore Owners On Business One Year Later

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

After last summer's surge in anti-racist book sales, NPR spoke to three Black bookstore owners across the country to ask if customers are still engaged with their businesses and anti-racist reading.


Author Discusses Standing In Solidarity With Nikole Hannah-Jones

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Martha Jones, author and professor of history at John Hopkins University, about her role in writing a letter of solidarity in The Root for Nikole Hannah-Jones.


Checking In With Black Bookstores Nearly A Year After 2020's Book Boom On Racism

Friday, May 21, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with three Black bookstore owners to gauge how they've fared since 2020's high-profile deaths of Black people caused a surge in sales and if customers stayed engaged afterward.


A Reporter Weighs In On UNC's Decision To Deny Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure

Thursday, May 20, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Joe Killian, investigative reporter for NC Policy Watch, about the University of North Carolina's decision to not give Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure status.


Retired Police Chief Chimes In On Excessive Force Used In Elizabeth City, N.C.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Jay Fortenbery, a retired police chief and criminology professor at Elizabeth City State University, about the latest findings in the death of Andrew Brown Jr.


Author Explains Why Those 4-Letter Words Are So Satisfying To Say Out Loud

Friday, May 14, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with linguist John McWhorter about his new book, Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever, which looks at how profanities have evolved over centuries.


'Theft At A Scale That Is Unprecedented': Behind The Underfunding Of HBCUs

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tennessee could owe a historically Black university over $500 million. Andre Perry, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, believes the problem cuts much deeper: "We're throttling the economy."


Rep. Curtis, R-Utah, Explains His Vote To Remove Liz Cheney From House Leadership

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Republican Congressman John Curtis of Utah about his vote to remove Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the House of Representatives.


Stewie Gets Her Own Sneaks: WNBA Star Pens First Deal In A Decade

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Breanna Stewart's new sneaker deal with Puma includes the first signature shoe for a WNBA player in a decade. ESPN's Nick DePaula tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly what it means for the industry.


NBC Cancels The Golden Globes Amid HFPA Controversy

Monday, May 10, 2021

NBC announced it is cancelling the Golden Globes because reforms to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — after allegations of unethical and possibly illegal activities — do not go far enough.