Juana Summers

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Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR

Juana Summers appears in the following:

Cherokee Nation campaigns for a U.S. House seat

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Kim Teehee, the Cherokee Nation's Delegate-Designee, about the Cherokee Nation's campaign to seat her in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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The death of a boy fractures a family in Namwali Serpell's 2nd novel 'The Furrows'

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Namwali Serpell about her new novel — The Furrows: An Elegy.

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Journalists are being trained to gather evidence of war crimes — starting in Ukraine

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

For years, the coverage of war crimes by journalists wasn't used in criminal trials. The Reckoning Project is an educational program that aims to change that, starting with Ukraine.

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Flooding, wind damage and power outages are among Tampa Mayor's hurricane concerns

Monday, September 26, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Tampa Mayor Jane Castor about how her city is preparing for Hurricane Ian.

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Remembering saxophone icon Pharoah Sanders, dead at 81

Monday, September 26, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with music historian Ayana Contreras about the death of musician Pharoah Sanders and the legacy he leaves behind.

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How a group of journalists is documenting war crimes in Ukraine

Monday, September 26, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with war correspondent Janine Di Giovanni about the Reckoning Project, which trains journalists in Ukraine to collect evidence of war crimes to use in international court.

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Scandals? What scandals? Here's why fans are still watching the NFL

Friday, September 23, 2022

No matter the scandal, fans cannot quit the NFL. NPR's Juana Summers talks with Kevin Draper, sports reporter for The New York Times about why.

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Terri Lyne Carrington addresses women's omission from jazz canon with 'New Standards'

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

After finding an abysmally low number of women artists' work within jazz's unoffical book of standards, Carrington set out to fix the problem with a book of her own.

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Adnan Syed's lawyer reacts to overturned conviction

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Erica Suter, lawyer for Serial subject Adnan Syed, about the overturning of Syed's conviction in the murder of Hae Min Lee.

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The infrastructure law is meant to help with crises like Jackson's water problems

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Mitch Landrieu, who oversees the implementation of the infrastructure package, about how this law will help with crises like the lack of water in Jackson, Miss.

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Billions of dollars went to repair Puerto Rico's electric grid, but it still failed

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Sergio Marxuach, public policy director at the Center for a New Economy in Puerto Rico, about the island's frail power grid.

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Jamaica is reevaluating its relationship with the British monarchy

Monday, September 19, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Lisa Hanna, a member of Jamaica's parliament, about how Jamaica's relationship with the monarchy may change after Queen Elizabeth II's death.

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The migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard have left, but their stories continue

Friday, September 16, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Oren Sellstrom, litigation director at Lawyers for Civil Rights, about what's next for the nearly 50 migrants that were flown to Martha's Vineyard from Texas.

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On debut solo album, Marcus Mumford explores healing, mercy and forgiveness

Friday, September 16, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers chats with Marcus Mumford about his debut solo album, Self-Titled, which is a deeply personal exploration of healing, mercy and forgiveness.

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Home runs come easy to Yankees star Aaron Judge

Thursday, September 15, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers and Washington Post national baseball writer Chelsea Janes talk about the New York Yankees' star player Aaron Judge. The outfielder leads the major league in homeruns this season.

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Republicans turn to new political races: school superintendents

Thursday, September 15, 2022

After pandemic shutdowns and debates around curriculum, public schools have become a new political battleground, in everything from district school board elections to statewide races for governor.

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Alaska Natives celebrate historic first in Congress

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Nathan McCowan, chair of the Alaska Native Village Corporation Association, on the election of Mary Peltola to Congress.

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Without hope for parole, prisoners with life sentences tell their own stories

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Calvin Duncan, creator of a new project that invites the public to sit face-to-face with people serving life without the possibility of parole.

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Thousands of nurses in Minnesota go on strike over better working conditions

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Chris Rubesch, first vice president of the Minnesota Nurses Association, about why thousands of nurses are on strike for better work conditions.

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Jazz icon Dianne Reeves 'lost her breath' as Sheryl Lee Ralph sang her song at Emmys

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Dianne Reeves, whose song "Endangered Species" was sung by Sheryl Lee Ralph when she accepted an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy.

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