Juana Summers

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Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR

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Proposed copyright changes have Dungeons and Dragons fans up in arms

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The company behind Dungeons and Dragons is looking to change its copyright license. Leaked drafts showed a clamp-down on fan made content, and fans launched a campaign against it. So far, they've won.

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John Cale, ever restless, returns with the deeply collaborative 'Mercy'

Friday, January 20, 2023

The Welsh-born artist, a co-founder of The Velvet Underground, has been relentlessly creating for nearly 60 years. On his new album, he sounds as alive as ever.

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks inspiration and inner fight to make Grammy-nominated album

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Malcolm-Jamal Warner about his Grammy nomination for best spoken word poetry album and the inspiration behind it.

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A political standoff over the debt ceiling could harm the U.S. economy

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

As the U.S. creeps towards its debt ceiling and a political standoff takes shape, NPR's Juana Summers speaks with two of the negotiators who helped broker a deal to raise the debt limit in 2011.

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Anti-fatness keeps fat people on the margins, says Aubrey Gordon

Thursday, January 12, 2023

In her new book You Just Need To Lose Weight and 19 Other Myths About Fat People, Aubrey Gordon tackles the biases and myths that she says keep fat people on the margins of society.

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U.S. Travel Association leader speaks on recent travel woes, and possible solutions

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Geoff Freeman, president and CEO for the U.S. Travel Association, which advocates for the travel industry. He explains why air travel has been so disrupted lately.

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Santa Barbara County official on storm cleanup and recovery

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Scott Safechuck, a Santa Barbara County Fire Department official, on the cleanup underway as the county recovers from days of brutal storms and prepares for more ahead.

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Conspiracy theorists hounded Grant Wahl's family when he died. Now they're back

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Grant Wahl's death at the Qatar World Cup set off conspiracy theories that persisted long after they were disproven.

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Kashana Cauley writes about the unexplored perspective of Black survivalists

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with author Kashana Cauley about her debut novel The Survivalists and putting her comedy background to work in writing about the unexplored perspective of Black survivalism.

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Dr. Céline Gounder confronts disinformation about her husband's death

Monday, January 09, 2023

Dr. Céline Gounder speaks out against disinformation after her husband Grant Wahl's sudden death was seized on by anti-vaccination conspiracy theorists.

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Tonight's college football final could make underdog history

Monday, January 09, 2023

Cinderella stories never happen in college football. But Monday night's CFP title game may actually produce one. NPR's Juana Summers talks to Holly Anderson of the Shutdown Fullcast for a preview.

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Author Aubrey Gordon wants to change the way you think — and talk — about fat people

Monday, January 09, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Aubrey Gordon about her new book "You Just Need To Lose Weight and 19 Other Myths About Fat People."

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Congress and the history of disfunction

Friday, January 06, 2023

Pundits, politicians and journalists are apt to call this chaotic congressional moment unprecedented. NPR's Juana Summers speaks with historian John Farrell about whether that is true.

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The NFL finds itself in uncharted territory as the regular season ends this weekend

Friday, January 06, 2023

After the shocking cardiac arrest of Damar Hamlin on Monday, the NFL will try and play games this weekend, but will not finish the game in which he collapsed.

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Congress wasn't always this dysfunctional (except it kind of was)

Friday, January 06, 2023

You've likely heard lots this week about how rare the repeated failed Speaker votes have been. But is this a new level of dysfunction for Congress?

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The rise of video game unions

Thursday, January 05, 2023

A group of video game testers has formed Microsoft's first labor union in the U.S. NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Nicole Carpenter, senior reporter at Polygon, about the rise of video game unions.

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Republican House freshman Mike Lawler on Speaker stalemate

Thursday, January 05, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Representative-elect Mike Lawler, R-N.Y., about the ongoing votes for House speakership as he waits to be sworn in.

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How buying a home became a key way to build wealth in America

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Mortgage rates above seven percent and a low supply of homes for sale has made home ownership feel out of reach for many Americans. Yet it remains an important way to build wealth in the U.S.

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Encore: Sylvan Esso ditches its guiding principles of pop for album 'No Rules Sandy'

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, the duo of Sylvan Esso, talk about their latest album No Rules Sandy and how they came up with it.

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A friend of Damar Hamlin's family shares the NFL player's condition

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Jordan Rooney, friend of Damar Hamlin's family, speaks about the NFL player's condition following a mid-game cardiac arrest.

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