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Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., supports a national strike over Roe's demise

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, about protecting abortion rights — which has long been among the Democratic party's central causes.

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Former governor whose bill was at the center of Roe ruling reacts to SCOTUS' decision

Friday, June 24, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Phil Bryant, the former governor of Mississippi, who signed a bill that bans abortions after 15 weeks.

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Composer John Williams and cellist Yo-Yo Ma bring together 'A Gathering of Friends'

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

On a new album, the classical stars revisit the concerto Williams composed specifically for Ma, as well as some of Williams' most affecting film scores.

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This is what a Ukraine town looks like after Russian troops withdraw

Saturday, April 09, 2022

The residents of Borodyanka are picking up the pieces after Russian forces withdrew and left behind a shattered town. Hundreds of people are still missing, presumed buried under rubble.

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Russian troops left death and destruction behind in Borodyanka, Ukraine

Friday, April 08, 2022

All week, the world's attention has been focused on the death and destruction that's been discovered in towns north of Kyiv, after Russian forces withdrew. One of those towns: Borodyanka.

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People are developing trauma-like symptoms as the pandemic wears on

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Stress, burnout, and uncertainty are all common experiences in the pandemic. But is it trauma? Experts are debating the term, but it's clear a mental health crisis is looming.

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Communities have formed among those who have stayed in Kyiv through Russian attacks

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Misha Smetana lives in Kyiv, and has stayed there throughout Russian attacks on Ukraine. He tells NPR's Scott Detrow what that's been like, and about the communities forming between people who stayed.

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What happens to Kyiv's People's Friendship Arch, now that Russia has invaded?

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

The People's Friendship Arch was gifted to Ukraine by the Russian government and opened in Kyiv in 1982. Ukrainians weigh in on the future of the enormous monument, in the midst of war with Russia.

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A bakery in western Ukraine has reopened, providing employment to refugees

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

In Ivano-Frankivsk, in the western part of Ukraine, a bakery that shuttered for two weeks during the war has resumed business — and even employs Ukrainians displaced from other parts of the country.

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What the city of Kyiv looks like as people return

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Though the city still feels empty, people are slowly starting to return to Kyiv. Signs of war are everywhere in the form of sandbags and big steel and concrete barricades in the streets.

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Residents of Kyiv who left because of the conflict begin to return

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Some people who fled Kyiv because of the war in Ukraine are starting to return. At the train station, they share their reasons for returning and fears about the future.

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How a Ukrainian hospital, still recovering from COVID, pivoted to a new crisis: war

Monday, April 04, 2022

Once war began in Ukraine, COVID ceased being the top-level medical concern. NPR's Scott Detrow spent 24 hours with a doctor doing everything he can to help with a whole new overwhelming crisis.

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Human Rights Watch's Yulia Gorbunova on cases of alleged war crimes by Russian forces

Monday, April 04, 2022

NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with Yulia Gorbunova, a researcher with Humans Rights Watch, about her reporting of alleged human rights violations in Russia-controlled areas of Ukraine.

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A radio station in Ukraine balances music, laughs and war news in their broadcasts

Friday, April 01, 2022

The Wave of Lviv is a radio station known for pop music and banter. Since the war began in Ukraine, though, they've been working to balance their irreverent tone with news from the front lines.

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Russia's war in Ukraine reminds Georgians of what they survived in 2008

Thursday, March 31, 2022

In Georgia, people living on the frontlines of Russia's 2008 invasion say they worry about what Putin's war in Ukraine will mean for them.

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Near Russian-controlled areas of Georgia, people are watching what happens in Ukraine

Friday, March 25, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports from the boundary line of the Russian-controlled area in northern Georgia, which saw heavy fighting during the 2008 Russian invasion.

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Meet the Russians who are fleeing — not the war, but their own government

Friday, March 25, 2022

Thousands of Russians have left their country since their government began its invasion of Ukraine. Many have settled in Georgia, a country with a complicated history with its neighbor to the north.

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Russia's current war tactics are strikingly similar to its 2008 invasion of Georgia

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Russia invaded Georgia in 2008, and many of the war tactics are chillingly similar to what we're seeing in Ukraine now. Did Russia develop its "playbook" 14 years ago?

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Editor-in-chief of Russia's last remaining independent TV station on media's role now

Thursday, March 24, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Tikhon Dzyadko, editor-in-chief of TV Rain, Russia's last remaining independent TV station that recently went off air. He and his family fled to Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Georgians fear they could be next as they track the war in Ukraine

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Georgia shares a border with Russia and was attacked by Russia in 2008. As Georgians follow the war in Ukraine, many feel nervous that their country could be next.

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