John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

NPR National Correspondent John Burnett retires after 36 years at the network

Saturday, January 07, 2023

NPR National Correspondent John Burnett is retiring after 36 years at the network. During that time, he's covered wars, hurricanes, religion and most recently a divided America.

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How musicians bring Americans together across party lines

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

In a deeply divided America, few things bring people together across party lines. But some musicians believe they can bridge differences in ways others seem unable to.

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Musicians use rhythm and harmony to heal America's toxic divide

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

These days, as polarization reaches deep into American life, some musicians are trying to stay out of the fray and use their music to bridge divides.

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As attendance dips, churches change to stay relevant for a new wave of worshippers

Saturday, December 10, 2022

A longtime pastor says the question used to be how can the church change the culture? Now, it's how do they change the culture of the church? Ways range from gardening to food giveaways to fire pits.

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Churches in Knoxville, Tenn. are experimenting with ways to draw young people back

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Churches hemorrhaging members are experimenting with ways to help millennials and Gen Z find meaning. In Knoxville, Tenn., some are drawing people back with gardens, yoga mats and food giveaways.

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After 16 years, author Cormac McCarthy gifts two new novels to readers

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Neither of the reclusive author's interconnected books The Passenger and Stella Maris contains the savagery and bloodletting his readers have come to expect — there's less action and more dialogue.

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Palm trees in Florida weathered Hurricane Ian's wrath just fine

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Hurricanes — whether big or small — manage to damage or destroy most things in their path. But palm trees tend to escape a hurricane's fury. That was definitely true after Ian.

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Undocumented immigrant workers are helping clean up Florida after Hurricane Ian

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Immigrant workers, many undocumented, are helping to clean up parts of Southwest Florida devastated by Hurricane Ian. But Gov. Ron DeSantis is openly hostile about undocumented people in his state.

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Hurricane Ian highlighted the vulnerabilities of older mobile homes

Sunday, October 09, 2022

Mobile homes built before 1994 can't withstand the kind of ferocious winds of a major hurricane. In Florida, there are thousands of these older homes that crumble during big storms like Ian

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Hurricane Ian highlighted the vulnerabilities of older mobile homes

Saturday, October 08, 2022

Among the most damaged neighborhoods in Southwest Florida are the 1,200 mobile home developments sprawled along the coastline.

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A group of angry library patrons in Texas has gone to court over book removals

Monday, October 03, 2022

A group of library patrons in Llano, Texas, has filed a First Amendment lawsuit against county officials for removing or restricting a range of books. It's a rare example of readers pushing back.

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The times, they are not a-changin'

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Voices from the 1960s reflect on the 2020s: "We feel that we are reliving the past."

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Veterans of the civil rights movement of the 1960s see similarities today

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

America was polarized during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Veterans from the movement say the racial backlash they feel today is reminiscent of the recoil they faced in 1968.

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Some compare today's political divide to the Civil War. But what about the 1960s?

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

People look to the Civil War for a precedent to the current state of polarization. But look no further than the 1960s, when America was riven over Vietnam, counterculture and the student movement.

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Local libraries have become a major political and cultural battleground

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

In Lafayette, La., like elsewhere in the nation, conservative groups are demanding removal of books they consider unsuitable for young readers. Many librarians see it as an attack on civil liberties.

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Conservative Christian groups are targeting Louisiana libraries

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

A conservative Christian group is forcing public libraries in South Louisiana to remove books about sexuality, race and gender and targeting the state's Librarian of the Year for her opposition.

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Le bon temps continue to roll on Cajun radio in Southern Louisiana

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Eight radio stations in Southern Louisiana still broadcast partially in French as they try to keep alive a dying language in the area. French has been spoken there since the mid-1700s.

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Alex Jones is ordered to pay $45.2 million for lying about Sandy Hook school shooting

Friday, August 05, 2022

Jurors in the Alex Jones defamation trial reached a verdict on punitive damages. They have ordered the InfoWars host to pay $45.2 million to the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook attack.

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Steven Olikara is the aspiring dark horse in the race to unseat GOP Sen. Ron Johnson

Friday, August 05, 2022

A long-shot Democratic candidate in Wisconsin is running for the U.S. Senate. He is hoping to capture favor with voters who are sick of polarization and partisan demonization.

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A jury says InfoWars' Alex Jones must pay 2 Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million

Thursday, August 04, 2022

The InfoWars host and creator will have to pay $4.1 million to two parents whose 6-year-old son was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. Jones spent years claiming the mass shooting as a hoax.

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