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Astronomer Wanda Diaz-Merced didn't watch the eclipse. She listened

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Astronomer Wanda Diaz-Merced, who is blind, describes her experience listening to Monday's solar eclipse with a device called LightSound.


How Big Food co-opted the anti-diet movement for profit

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sasha Chavkin of The Examination about a new investigation that reveals how major food brands are co-opting the anti-diet movement to sell products.


Haiti is close to reaching a transitional council — but violence and hunger rage on

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jean-Martin Bauer of the World Food Programme about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Haiti.


From across the path of totality: Reactions to the solar eclipse

Monday, April 08, 2024

NPR member station reporters have been stationed along the path of totality — in Arkansas, Ohio, Texas, Maine, and elsewhere — and they're bringing us reactions from observers at these watch-parties.


A huge crane with a CIA history helps with the Baltimore bridge cleanup

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Cleanup efforts continue after last week's fatal collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. A key part of the wreckage removal is a decades-old, massive crane.


Rudy Mancuso's 'Musica' brings viewers inside the sensation of rhythmic synesthesia

Thursday, April 04, 2024

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Rudy Mancuso about his new movie, Musica. It's his semi-autobiographical film about living with synesthesia and falling in love.


'Shirley' is a celebratory biopic that doesn't end in triumph

Friday, March 22, 2024

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Regina King and John Ridley, star and director of the biopic "Shirley" which celebrates Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress.


These 4 stars are poised for a deep run in March Madness. Here's who to watch

Thursday, March 21, 2024

It's been a banner year for women's college basketball. Now, with March Madness upon us, we've talked with some of the star players ready to go big in the NCAA tournament.


Humanitarian groups scramble to provide aid in Gaza as famine is 'imminent'

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Médecins Sans Frontières Secretary General Chris Lockyear about the view from Gaza, and how the organization is operating there.


Meet the queens of March Madness: South Carolina guard Te-Hina Paopao

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

NPR is providing listeners with mini profiles of talented players leading their teams into the tournament, their off court talents and passions and overall chances of making the Final Four.


The shaka could become an official state gesture for Hawaii

Friday, March 15, 2024

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Hawaiian native Ryan Ozawa about a pair of bills in the state legislature that would make the shaka an official state gesture.


Nearly all of Uranus' 27 moons have Shakespearean names. What'll this one be called?

Friday, March 08, 2024

Scientists have found a 28th moon around Uranus. In keeping with tradition, they plan to name it after a Shakespearean character. Scholar Michael Dobson weighs in on the suggested name, "Violenta."


How some companies hope to bring China's livestream shopping trend to the U.S.

Monday, March 04, 2024

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to reporter Caiwei Chen about the booming livestream shopping trend in China, and how Chinese companies and TikTok are training American influencers to sell on livestreams too.


Uncertainty looms after Alabama's IVF court ruling

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Alabama's new court ruling that frozen embryos should receive legal protections as "unborn life," leaves fertility clinics and parents-to-be in limbo.


How Indigenous Writers Are Reinventing Speculative Fiction (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 16, 2022

For some, the legacy of science fiction is one that's struggled to imagine a future with Black and Indigenous people. But these Native authors are turning the genre on its head by reimagining the genre beyond its Eurocentric tropes.


Natural Causes: Why Some Are Choosing An Eco-Friendly End Of Life (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, December 23, 2021

What happens to your body after you die? We're talking about "green death" and why some are choosing eco-friendly deathcare options.


There She Is: 100 Years Of Miss America (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Is it possible for Miss America to evolve? And even if it does, has the public already moved on?


The Push For Nursing Home Reform In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Monday, September 20, 2021

For many, the pandemic has exposed cracks in our long-term care system — such as staffing shortages and unenforced rules. Some have seen those cracks for decades.


Texas’ Abortion Restrictions: Your Questions Answered

Monday, September 13, 2021

A week after the Supreme Court declined to block Texas' new abortion restrictions law, the Justice Department has sued the state of Texas.


The State Of Care For Perinatal And Postpartum Depression

Monday, August 30, 2021

Right now, there's only one PPD medication currently approved by the FDA. But a revolution in treating perinatal and postpartum depression may be underway.