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Wednesday, September 07, 2022
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alex Gibson of the Kentucky-based arts and media organization Appalshop, about how recent floods affected their archives of Appalachian music, film and heritage items.
Tuesday, September 06, 2022
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with filmmaker Werner Herzog about his debut novel, The Twilight World. It tells the story of Hiroo Onoda, the Japanese soldier who kept fighting decades after the end of WWII.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Some experts fear the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, could meltdown in a way similar to what happened in Fukushima, Japan, over a decade ago. What would that look like in a war zone?
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with author Mia Mercado about her new book She's Nice Though, which explores why women, in particular, feel the need to perform niceness in so many situations.
Monday, August 22, 2022
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with renowned composer and conductor John Williams and cellist Yo-Yo Ma about their collaborative album, A Gathering of Friends. It celebrates Williams' 90th birthday.
Tuesday, August 09, 2022
Vitaliy is a 22-year-old Ukrainian college student living in occupied Kherson. He had been sending NPR voice memos for months describing life in the city. Then he decided to leave.
Thursday, August 04, 2022
One young man has struggled to get himself and his mom out of Russian-occupied territory in southern Ukraine as fighting there intensifies.
Monday, August 01, 2022
Over the weekend, three different meteor showers converged and put on a show for anyone who was lucky enough to get a clear, dark night. We asked listeners to send us voice memos as they watched.
Friday, July 29, 2022
Three meteor showers will converge this weekend, peaking on Saturday. Look up! You don't need any fancy equipment to see this show, but you'll need to get as far away from human lights as possible.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about Putin's visit to Tehran on Tuesday.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Bill Ochs, the project manager for the James Webb telescope shares the trials and tribulations of the launch and what it's like having the images out in the world.
Thursday, July 14, 2022
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Bill Ochs, the project manager for the James Webb telescope since 2011, on the trials and tribulations of the launch and what it's like having the images out in the world.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sisters of Life's Sister Bethany Madonna and Mike Phelan of the Office of Marriage and Respect Life about the church's work with people carrying unexpected pregnancies.
Friday, July 01, 2022
The Supreme Court's ruling that curbs the power of the EPA will slow its ability to respond to the climate crisis, but "does not take the EPA out of the game," according to its administrator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.