Juana Summers

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The U.S. economy rebounded in July, August and September

Thursday, October 27, 2022

A new report on gross domestic product shows the U.S. economy rebounded in July, August and September after six months of negative growth. But the economy still faces challenges like high inflation.

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Mortgage rates are now above 7% on average nationally

Thursday, October 27, 2022

It's harder to afford a home than it's been in decades as a steep run-up in prices, both during the pandemic and interest rates now, hit buyers from both sides.

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Vanilla Beane, D.C.'s Hat Lady, died at age 103

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Vanilla Beane, affectionately known as Washington, D.C.'s Hat Lady, died Sunday at age 103. Her legacy includes her designs and her effect on D.C fashion.

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Playing video games could boost brain function in children, suggests new study

Thursday, October 27, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks to University of Vermont professor Bader Chaarani about why playing video games might actually have some positive effects on a child's cognition.

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Ready for good news? The Ozone hole is shrinking

Thursday, October 27, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks to Paul Newman, Chief Scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, about some good news: a giant hole in the ozone layer is slowly shrinking.

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Why you should talk to more strangers

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Recent research by The Harvard Business School found that people with a mix of weak and strong social ties report higher levels of happiness and wellbeing.

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What's on the minds of young voters in Milwaukee? A lot

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Polls found that young people were among the least likely to vote this fall. But the end of Roe v. Wade has helped boost voter registration among them. Other issues are also important to young voters.

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What an expert foresees for voter intimidation this election cycle

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Sean Morales-Doyle, director of the Voting Rights Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, about potential voter intimidation this election cycle.

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How voting patterns have changed since 2020, and how early voting is going in Georgia

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A look at how voting patterns have changed since 2020, and how early voting is going so far in the key state of Georgia.

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Two American women top the latest Women's Tennis Association rankings

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The latest rankings from the Women's Tennis Association are out. Two American women sit at the top of the top four rankings for the first time since Serena and Venus Williams did back in 2010.

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Progressive Democrats withdraw a letter urging Biden to be more proactive in Ukraine

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Members of the congressional progressive caucus have withdrawn a letter urging President Biden to adjust his approach to the war in Ukraine.

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Moscow appeals court upholds Brittney Griner's 9-year sentence

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

A Moscow appeals court upheld American basketball player Brittney Griner's 9-year sentence on drug smuggling charges.

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Adidas cuts ties with Ye after he made anti-Semitic comments

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Following pressure, Adidas cut ties with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, after he made anti-Semitic comments.

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Two new research papers cast doubt on the new COVID booster

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Biden received a new COVID booster as part of the administration's push to increase uptake, but two new research papers cast doubt on whether they are any better than the original vaccines.

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Young voters in Milwaukee share the biggest issues motivating them to vote

Monday, October 24, 2022

Young voter turnout increased in the last two elections, but a new NPR/Marist poll found that young voters were the least likely to vote in 2022. Young voters living in Milwaukee shared their views.

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Wisconsin Senate candidate Mandela Barnes on abortion, onslaught of GOP advertising

Monday, October 24, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, a democrat, about his campaign for U.S. Senate. The race in Wisconsin could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

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She survived a mass shooting — then created a graphic novel to help others

Sunday, October 23, 2022

In Kindra Neely's debut graphic novel, Numb to This: Memoir of a Mass Shooting, she opens up about surviving a mass shooting and dealing with the aftermath.

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An insider's view of the League of Legends World Championship

Friday, October 21, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with League Championship Series analyst Emily Rand about the League of Legends World Championship, and efforts to make the video gaming world more inclusive.

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Author Francesca Royster on her new book, "Black Country Music"

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with author Francesca Royster about her new book, "Black Country Music: Listening for Revolutions" which explores the history and future of Black country music.

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She survived a mass shooting in 2015, and she's sharing her story in a graphic novel

Monday, October 17, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with artist Kindra Neely about her debut graphic novel, Numb to This: Memoir of a Mass Shooting.

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