LA Johnson

LA Johnson appears in the following:

COMIC: How living on Mars time taught me to slow down

Friday, July 22, 2022

NASA engineer Nagin Cox lives on Earth but works on Mars time, where days are longer and time works differently. Her work with the rovers has entirely changed the way she thinks about time on Earth.

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COMIC: One Sioux chef's attempt to reclaim Native American cuisine

Friday, May 13, 2022

When it comes to North American cuisine, Indigenous foods don't typically come to mind. Chef Sean Sherman is changing that by serving food that celebrates and preserves his ancestors' Lakota cooking.

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How young people are taking action against climate change

Friday, April 22, 2022

Xiye Bastida was raised in the highlands of Mexico with an understanding that she had to thank the Earth for everything it provided. Now, she's dedicated her entire life to the issue of protecting it.

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COMIC: How a computer scientist fights bias in algorithms

Monday, March 14, 2022

Computer scientist Joy Buolamwini is on a mission to fight bias in algorithms. In this comic, Buolamwini discusses the way biased algorithms can lead to real world inequality — and what we can do.

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COMIC: Finding peace with singlehood in a society that wants everyone to partner up

Friday, February 11, 2022

In a world that wants everyone partnered up, this comic by Meghan Keane and LA Johnson offers tips from the experts on how to find peace with singleness and live a full life on your own terms.

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These women speak candidly about their abortions. Here's what they want you to know

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

In D.C. and across the country, people gathered by the thousands in coordinated rallies to demand reproductive justice for all. The main message? Everyone loves someone who's had an abortion.

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COMIC: If history is a guide, schools will start requiring COVID vaccines

Friday, November 05, 2021

The first vaccine required for school was for smallpox, over 200 years ago. And for decades, all states have required that kids be vaccinated against contagious diseases like polio to attend school.

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Show And Tell: How Are Your Kids Getting Creative With Masks?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Which cute and cool masks do your kids like best? How are they expressing themselves with their mask choices? Send us a postcard, or a story or a photo.

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She's Been Teaching For 18 Years. She Says This Year Is Her Most Stressful Yet

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

What does an elementary school classroom look like right now? Photojournalist Natosha Via spent the day with one Louisville music teacher as she adjusted masks and sanitized xylophone mallets.

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COMIC: Director Jon M. Chu's Long Journey From Home Videos To 'In The Heights'

Friday, June 11, 2021

Hollywood director Jon M. Chu got his start splicing VHS tapes of home videos, but it took him two decades — and acceptance of his cultural identity — to realize what stories he really wanted to tell.

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COMIC: He Knew His First Year Teaching Would Be A Whirlwind. Then Came The Pandemic

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented challenge: Educate students in new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic. This week our story is from San Antonio.

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COMIC: How A Teacher Tackled Pandemic Fears For His Students With Disabilities

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic. This week's story comes from a teacher in Nashville.

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COMIC: 'Radiating Love And Positivity' While Teaching In The Pandemic

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid a pandemic. This week is Shameem Patel, a second-grade teacher in Dallas.

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COMIC: For Music Teacher, Virtual School Meant Teaching Kids 'To Hear The Way I Hear'

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic.

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COMIC: Teaching Preschoolers While Masked Up During The Pandemic

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic.

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COMIC: Pueblo Tribal Teacher On The Difficulty Of Getting Students Online

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: Educate students in entirely new ways — amid the backdrop of a pandemic.

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COMIC: How One Math Teacher Broke Through To Her Virtual Students

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A year ago, teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic. In this comic series, we'll illustrate one teacher's story each week.

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How To Improvise In The Kitchen — With Tips From Samin Nosrat And Hrishikesh Hirway

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Following a recipe is easy, but improvising in the kitchen takes confidence — and a well-stocked pantry.

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COMIC: How To Raise Informed, Active Citizens

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

From talking about history to volunteering in your community, here's how to get your kids thinking about what it means to be a good citizen.

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Hey Kids, Send Us A Postcard!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

How has the coronavirus changed learning and life? Let's do some show and tell. Parents, if you want to help: Have your kids create a postcard and send it to us at NPR.

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