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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.


“One In A Million”: The Legacy Of Aaliyah, 20 Years After Death

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

A devoted fanbase of those who remember the day Aaliyah died, and those who discovered her decades later, are pushing to keep her legacy alive.


R. Kelly’s Long-Awaited Federal Trial Enters Its Second Week

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Many accusers have chosen to testify against Kelly in court, but one victim can't be called to the stand: the late R&B icon Aaliyah.


How One Chicago Neighborhood Is Coping With The Toll Of Gun Violence

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

We talk with a reporter and two Roseland residents about the toll of gun violence in the neighborhood.


The 1A Movie Club Sees ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Critics says the nostalgia-fueled sequel isn’t a slam dunk. 


Birth Control: Future

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The pill transformed lives, but when it comes to contraceptive options, it's no longer the end-all, be-all.


From Rapping, To Writing, To Podcasting, Dessa’s Resume Is Getting Longer (Rebroadcast)

Friday, July 02, 2021

The musical artist has been releasing a new song on the 15th of every month... including one called "Terry Gross."


Meet The Finalists Vying To Be The Next National Youth Poet Laureate (Rebroadcast)

Friday, July 02, 2021

Young people write poetry, too — and the kids are more than alright.


What The Collapse Of The Surfside Condo Tells Us About Structural Safety

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

We’re learning more each day about what structural failures may have led to the collapse — and what role inspections play in identifying potential hazards.


The ATF Is Supposed To Hold Gun Dealers Accountable. Is It?

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

New reporting calls into question the agency's ability to provide any meaningful oversight of the firearms industry.


Ilana Glazer’s New Film Is No Joke

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

We talk with Glazer about the transition from comedy to horror — and her real-life pregnancy.


Exploring Who We Are Through What We Wear (Rebroadcast)

Friday, June 11, 2021

It's safe to say that living through a pandemic has changed our relationships with our wardrobes.


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg On Infrastructure And Jobs

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been touring the country, touting the benefits of President Biden's infrastructure plan.