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Reporter Lloyd Newman, known for Ghetto Life 101, died this week at age 43

Friday, December 09, 2022

Lloyd Newman, one of the reporters of the documentary Ghetto Life 101, died this week at age 43. The documentary aired on this program almost 30 years ago.


Families wanted a Black Santa, so one man created a company to provide them

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Stafford Braxton about his company, Santas Just Like Me, which provides Santas of color and representation for Christmas celebrations.


Rep. Katherine Clark becomes the most senior woman in the House of Representatives

Thursday, December 01, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rep. Katherine Clark on her election as House Minority Whip.


A far-right extremism expert on the conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with far-right extremism expert Sam Jackson about the conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes.


Live performances from the '80s rock underground resurface in KCRW archive

Friday, November 11, 2022

In the 1980s and early 1990s, a Los Angeles DJ named Deirdre O'Donoghue ran a late-night KCRW show that championed underground musicians, often in live performance. That archive will soon be released.


A chance meeting in war-torn Ukraine helps reconnect friends half a world away

Monday, November 07, 2022

NPR checks in on a woman in Ukraine, six months after her town was liberated from Russian occupation.


Young Ukrainians volunteer to clean up destroyed homes — and try to make it fun

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Young volunteers blast techno music while helping people in destroyed villages and then hold dance parties to blow off steam. "Listening to music keeps us balanced, so we can keep working," one says.


Young Ukrainians are spreading joy by organizing cleanup parties

Friday, October 14, 2022

A group of volunteers are spreading joy in Ukraine by organizing cleanup parties. Young Ukrainians blast music and dance as they clean the debris of obliterated homes.


Deadly missile strikes hit Kyiv as explosions reported in other cities across Ukraine

Monday, October 10, 2022

The attacks came only hours after Russia blamed Ukraine for a weekend explosion that partially damaged a strategic bridge that connects Russian-occupied Crimea to mainland Russia.


Ukrainian troops keep up their counteroffensives in the country's south and east

Thursday, October 06, 2022

As Russia completed its controversial annexation of four occupied regions of Ukraine, the Ukrainian army is taking back some of that territory village by village.


Ukrainian villages grapple with the effects of Russia's sham referendum

Saturday, October 01, 2022

In Ukrainian villages on the front line, Russia's illegal annexation of Ukrainian regions may further complicate life.


Russia claims its occupied territories in Ukraine voted to become part of Russia

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Final results from so-called referendums in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine indicate overwhelming support for joining the Russian Federation. The voting is widely condemned as a sham.


Vote on so-called referendum likely to pave way for Russia to annex Ukrainian land

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Voting is done for the so-called referendums in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. Preliminary results show a landslide victory for Moscow. Ukraine and its allies have dismissed the voting as a sham.


Occupied regions of Ukraine vote to join Russia in staged referendums

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The so-called referendums — which Ukraine, the U.S. and others have denounced as shams — are widely viewed as an initial Kremlin move toward formal Russian annexation of the territories.


Russia begins annexation vote, illegal under international law, in occupied Ukraine

Friday, September 23, 2022

Ukrainians are fleeing from Russian-held areas to avoid the sham referendums, which could pave the way for annexation. "It was all staged," said one Ukrainian. "How can you vote when they have guns?"


At age 22, Samara Joy is a classic jazz singer from a new generation

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with 22-year-old jazz singer Samara Joy, who recently took to the stage of legendary club Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. Her album, Linger Awhile, is out now.


Outside a liberated Ukrainian town, inspectors search for evidence of war crimes

Saturday, September 17, 2022

On the outskirts of the recently liberated town of Izium, investigators have found what Ukrainian officials are calling a mass grave. It is now being inspected for possible evidence of war crimes.


Izium, Ukraine: Bodies at a newly discovered mass grave show evidence of war crimes

Friday, September 16, 2022

The city of Izium, Ukraine, was occupied by Russia in early March and became their hub of operations in the region. It was liberated just last week. Residents describe surviving months of occupation.


Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactors won't restart until Russians leave, its operator says

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Europe's largest nuclear plant will remain shut down until Russian forces leave, the head of Ukraine's atomic energy agency tells NPR. Under Russian occupation, he says, "staff cannot operate freely."


Backup power lines to Ukrainian power plant are now restored, but other issues remain

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

All three of the backup power lines to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine have been restored, but the situation at the plant is still worrisome.