Justine Kenin

Justine Kenin appears in the following:

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the administration's response to the Omicron variant

Friday, December 03, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on the Biden administration's ongoing response to the Omicron variant.

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The impact on Supreme Court rulings beyond abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Thursday, December 02, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Florida State University law professor Mary Ziegler about the other Supreme Court decisions that could be impacted if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

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Books We Love: Mary Louise Kelly picks Miranda Cowley Heller's 'The Paper Palace'

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

2021's NPR Books We Love list is here, full of recommendations from NPR staff and book critics. Mary Louise Kelly picked The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller as one of her favorite reads.

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Secret prisons in Libya keep migrants out of Europe

Monday, November 29, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with investigative reporter Ian Urbina about his piece The New Yorker. He headed into Libya to better understand its role in migrants' movement toward Europe.

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Books We Love: Audie Cornish recommends 'Nina' by Traci Todd and Christian Robinson

Friday, November 26, 2021

It's NPR Books' most wonderful time of the year, when beloved books are gathered and shared. One of Audie Cornish's favorites is 'Nina: A Story of Nina Simone' by Traci N. Todd and Christian Robinson.

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How the U.S. became a 'backsliding democracy,' according to a European think tank

Thursday, November 25, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Annika Silva-Leander, the lead writer of the International IDEA's report that designated the U.S as a "backsliding democracy."

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Books We Love: Ari Shapiro picks 'Build Your House Around My Body'

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The 2021 NPR Books We Love list is here. NPR's Ari Shapiro shares one of his favorite books from this year, Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith.

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Austria enters lockdown as COVID infections rise

Monday, November 22, 2021

Austria has become the first European country to instate a vaccine mandate. Monday, it was the first to initiate a nation-wide lockdown during this surge, despite protests against the restrictions.

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National Women's Soccer League union president talks next steps

Friday, November 19, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Tori Huster, president of the National Women's Soccer League Players Association, about the long season that was and what's next.

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As migrants travel to the U.S., the U.S. tries to stop them south of the border

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julieta Martinelli about their reporting in Mexico and Colombia on the policies designed to stop migrants from reaching the U.S border.

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The Astroworld tragedy forever changed how one music critic thinks about festivals

Monday, November 08, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Joey Guerra, a music critic for The Houston Chronicle, about how his experience attending Astroworld Festival colors his lifetime of covering concerts.

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The new NBA basketball is throwing players off their game

Friday, November 05, 2021

Three weeks in, the NBA's shooting percentage is lower than it's been in over 15 years. It could be due to the league's new ball, as the NBA switched from Spalding to Wilson this season.

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A podcast raises questions about the death of a young Black athlete in Mississippi

Thursday, November 04, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Al Letson, host of the radio show Reveal, about their series on the 2008 death of Billey Joe Johnson after he was pulled over by a white police officer in Mississippi.

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New vaccine requirements go into effect Jan. 4

Thursday, November 04, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh about the Biden administration's new COVID-19 testing and vaccine requirements.

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The unexpected end to Atlanta's heartbreak

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Atlanta, Ga., home of many post-season heartbreaks, is finally a winner. The city is celebrating the Braves winning the World Series.

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EPA head Michael Regan on U.S. plan to tame methane emissions

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with head of the Environmental Protection Agency Michael Regan about the administration's newly announced plans at the COP26 climate conference to curb methane emissions.

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As vaccine mandate kicks in, 91% of New York City employees have had at least 1 shot

Monday, November 01, 2021

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is claiming victory as enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandate begins for all city workers. As of Monday, 91% of the city's workforce has had at least one shot.

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Author Jeff Chu on completing the book Rachel Held Evans started before she died

Friday, October 29, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with author Jeff Chu about completing Wholehearted Faith, a book started by his friend, Rachel Held Evans, before she passed away in 2019.

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Baseball's battle between 'good' and 'evil'

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Evan Drellich of The Athletic the faceoff between the upstart Atlanta Braves and the hated Houston Astros in game 1 of the World Series Tuesday.

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Is there still hope for HBCUs as negotiations continue over Democrat's spending bill?

Monday, October 25, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Lodriguez Murray, United Negro College Fund senior vice president, on recent protests over student housing at HBCUs and where President Biden's pledge to HBCUs stands.

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