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A pediatrician weighs in on the White House's vaccine plan for young kids

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd about the White House's announced plans for rolling out a vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.


Remembering Tom Morey, the eccentric surf icon and inventor of the Boogie Board

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tom Morey, the inventor of the Boogie Board and a renowned figure in the surfing world, died on Oct. 14 at the age of 86.


After weeks at a Wisconsin army base, one Afghan woman says she's bored, but grateful

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Khwaga Ghani, who was NPR's producer in Afghanistan for the past few years and is now at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin awaiting her visa.


Zebras On The Lam Are Dazzling Suburban Maryland

Friday, September 24, 2021

A dazzle of zebras — that's what you call a group of them by the way — escaped from a legally-run farm in the D.C. area 25 days ago. Since then, they've been popping up in the suburbs.


Aid Official Warns Of A Bleak Situation In Afghanistan As Winter Approaches

Friday, September 24, 2021

The head of Save the Children in Afghanistan says it has been difficult to operate under the Taliban and their restrictions on women. Without humanitarian aid, he predicts serious casualties ahead.


A U.S. Strike Recently Killed Afghan Civilians, But It's Far From The First Time

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Neta Crawford, co-director of the Cost of War Project, about civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hands of U.S. military strikes.


The Complex And Surprising History Of Humanity And Water

Monday, September 20, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with author Giulio Boccaletti about his new book Water: A Biography, which takes readers through the complex and surprising history of humanity and water.


Director Of Texas Alliance For Life Discusses The State's New Abortion Law

Friday, September 03, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, about the new Texas law banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.


The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Set Off A Surge Of COVID Cases In South Dakota

Friday, August 27, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Shankar Kurra, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Rapid City Hospital, on South Dakota's COVID surge following the Sturgis motorcycle rally earlier in August.


Dozens Dead After Kabul Airport Explosion

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Dozens of people — including several U.S. troops — are dead and even more have been wounded after explosions at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.


At A D.C. Restaurant, One Generation Of Afghan Refugees Helps The Next

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Afghan restaurant Lapis in Washington D.C., owned by a family of Afghan immigrants who fled in the 1980s, has been accepting donations to help Afghan refugees who are expected in the area.


Afghans In The U.S. Protest The White House's Handling Of Afghanistan

Monday, August 16, 2021

Demonstrators converged on Lafayette Park outside the White House on Sunday — one of several places where Afghans living in the U.S. gathered as the Taliban took control of the the capital Kabul.


Afghan Diaspora Protest In D.C. As Afghanistan Falls To Taliban

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Washington, D.C., was one of several U.S. cities where members of the Afghan diaspora and their supporters gathered Sunday, while the Taliban closed in on Kabul.


In 'Savage Tongues' A Woman Explores The Lasting Trauma Of Sexual Assault

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with author Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi on her book Savage Tongues, about a woman exploring the lingering trauma from a sexual assault that happened two decades prior.


To Mask Or Not To Mask: A Georgetown University Doctor Weighs In

Friday, July 30, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. Ranit Mishori of Georgetown University about the CDC's confusing messaging around wearing masks (spoiler alert: we should probably never have stopped masking indoors).


In Committee Hearing, U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant Recalled His Fear During The Riot

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The first House select committee hearing began to investigate who was behind the Jan. 6 insurrection and what role former President Trump may have played as his supporters stormed the Capitol.


Montana Wildfire Fight Draws Help From Other States

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Crews from Utah and California are headed to Montana to lend support in the battle against the state's wildfires, even as blazes rage back home.


U.S. Women's Soccer Team Beats New Zealand In A Much-Needed Olympics Comeback

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Team USA scored big, rebounding after a disappointing loss to Sweden. The 6-1 win keeps alive the Americans' goal of becoming the first women's team to take Olympic gold after winning the World Cup.


Israel Holds Breath Ahead Of Vote

Friday, June 11, 2021

A new government and prime minister will likely take control of Israel on Sunday. Netanyahu is calling this the "greatest election fraud" in the country's history.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu May Be On His Way Out. What Happens Next?

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Israeli politicians from the right and left and an Arab party say they've reached an agreement to form a new government that casts out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But it's not yet a done deal.