Juana Summers

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Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR

Juana Summers appears in the following:

Week in politics: The abortion debate could have a heavy sway on midterms

Saturday, May 14, 2022

We look at how the fight over abortion access might turn out voters in the midterms. Also, how will the White House tackle the nation-wide shortage of baby formula?

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Democrats hope abortion will jolt young voters to action in the midterms

Monday, May 09, 2022

These midterms, younger voters have soured on the Democratic Party. Party leaders see the threat to abortion rights as an opportunity to rebuild the multigenerational coalition that elected Joe Biden.

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The threat to abortion rights could mobilize young voters, Democratic leaders hope

Friday, May 06, 2022

These midterms, younger voters have soured on the Democratic Party. Party leaders see the threat to abortion rights as an opportunity to rebuild the multigenerational coalition that elected Joe Biden.

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Harris warns overturning abortion rights would threaten freedoms for all Americans

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Vice President Harris said in a speech Tuesday night that women's rights are under attack as the Supreme Court appears ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a leaked draft opinion.

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Primary season begins with Indiana and Ohio

Sunday, May 01, 2022

As Congressional primaries begin in earnest this month, both centrist and progressive Democrats argue they will have a better chance of winning against Republicans in November.

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Danica Roem did opposition research on herself. It's one way she reclaimed her story

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Virginia lawmaker is the first openly transgender U.S. state legislator. In her new memoir, she embraces the idea of using what was written about her to empower her to tell her story.

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Danica Roem's new book shares her journey from 'closet-case trans girl' to legislator

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Danica Roem is a trailblazing figure as the first openly trans person elected to a state legislature in the U.S. Her new "memoir-meets-manifesto" explores her personal and political journey.

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Democrats are considering big changes to the primary process ahead of 2024

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Democratic National Committee is weighing an overhaul of its presidential nominating process, which could give more diverse states an earlier role in the primary season.

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The DNC is considering changing how the party picks its presidential candidates

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Democratic National Committee is considering an overhaul of its presidential nominating process this week. It would give more diverse states an earlier role and promote primaries over caucuses.

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Near the Polish border, a musician plays music to welcome those fleeing Ukraine

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Refugees streaming across the border at the Medyka border crossing into Poland leave behind the air raid sirens and the sounds of war and are welcomed by musician Davide Martello.

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Why Sailor Moon is beloved by so many, 30 years later

Friday, March 25, 2022

30 years ago, Sailor Moon burst onto Japanese television screens and captured the hearts of countless young people around the world. Why does it still endure?

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South Korea could face a 'long, hard winter' for women's rights under president elect

Friday, March 25, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Hawon Jung, a Korean journalist, about fears that the president elect will reverse years of progress on women's rights in South Korea.

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A new test looks at the way Muslim women are portrayed onscreen

Friday, March 25, 2022

The few Muslim women in American television shows or movies tend to be portrayed in contexts of oppression. A new test seeks assess the onscreen representation of Muslim women.

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The U.S. will welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion

Thursday, March 24, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Krish O'mara Vignarajah, president of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, about the efforts to welcome Ukrainian refugees in the U.S.

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Watching Ketanji Brown Jackson's brutal confirmation hearings

Thursday, March 24, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers revisits Petee Talley, a supporter of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, to discuss the Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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30 years later, why we all still love Sailor Moon

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Briana Lawrence, a fandom editor at The Mary Sue, on the lasting cultural impart of the show 'Sailor Moon,' which premiered in Japan 30 years ago this month.

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Author Ladee Hubbard on love, family and resilience

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Ladee Hubbard, author of the short story collection The Last Suspicious Holdout, talks about love, family, resilience and grief in the Black community.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson could be the 1st in SCOTUS with experience as a public defender

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with A.J. Kramer, federal public defender for the District of Columbia, about his time as supervisor of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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Sen. Dick Durbin on the 1st day of hearings for SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Monday, March 21, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson wraps up.

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Black women form the first line of defense for a historic Supreme Court nominee

Friday, March 18, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman nominated to the court. For many activists, her confirmation hearings bring pride and inspiration — and resolve against conservative attacks.

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