Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges appears in the following:

The impact gun violence is having on society's mental health

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

How is gun violence impacting our mental health as a society? NPR's Ari Shapiro asks psychologist Erika Felix how we should be taking care of ourselves amid countless stories of deadly mass shootings.


For Black homeowners in LA, the City National settlement is just a start

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with realtor Mark Alston about the DOJ's record-breaking settlement with City National Bank after it was accused of redlining and racially discriminatory mortgage practices.


French museum finds a missing painting in Madonna's personal collection

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

When Amiens, France, was bombed during World War I, a painting was believed to have been destroyed — until it was spotted behind pop star Madonna when she appeared in Paris Match magazine.


A woman was driving on a bridge when she had a seizure. A stranger came to the rescue

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

In this installment of "My Unsung Hero," a stranger comes to the rescue of a woman who started having a seizure while driving.


Why was Pakistani pop culture so big in 2022?

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

2022 saw a rise of Pakistani pop culture worldwide, punctuated by a Grammy win, Ms. Marvel and an ovation at Cannes.


The Lockerbie investigator says no one could process the attack at the time

Monday, December 12, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with retired FBI Special Agent Dick Marquise, who led the Pan Am Flight 103 investigation, about the Lockerbie plane bombing suspect in U.S. custody.


How Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's decision to register as an independent affects the Senate

Friday, December 09, 2022

Arizonia Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has announced she's leaving the Democratic Party and registering as an independent. What does this mean for the Senate's balance of power?


Army veteran who stopped Club Q shooter wanted to protect everyone inside like family

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Army veteran Richard Fierro was enjoying a night out with his family when a gunman opened fire on a gay club in Colorado Springs. Fierro said he went into "combat mode" to take down the shooter.


How Twitter's platform helped its users, personally and professionally

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

For some users, Twitter was more than just an app — it was a stepping stone for their careers and activism


Army veteran who confronted the Colorado Springs shooter describes his experience

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Richard Fierro, the army veteran who helped subdue a man who shot and killed five people and injured 18 others at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub on Saturday.


As Twitter's workforce crumbles, users are tweeting their eulogies for the platform

Friday, November 18, 2022

As Twitter employees and some users have been leaving the platform, they've been tweeting their eulogies — and their love letters to the communities they built there.


Misinformation threatens Twitter's function as a public safety tool

Friday, November 18, 2022

Can people in dangerous situations still rely on Twitter for crucial updates and safety information?


White House climate advisor addresses the unresolved questions left after COP27

Thursday, November 17, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with White House climate advisor Ali Zaidi about the U.S. role in addressing global climate change as the U.N. climate conference draws to a close.


D.H. Peligro, drummer for punk band the Dead Kennedys, died Friday at age 63

Thursday, November 03, 2022

D.H. Peligro, the longtime drummer for the iconic punk band the Dead Kennedys, died Friday at age 63.


Federal judge blocks Penguin Random House from buying Simon & Schuster

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

In a victory for the Biden Administration, a federal judge blocked Penguin Random House from buying Simon & Schuster, which would have merged two of the world's biggest publishers.


This computer software might have told your landlord they could raise your rent

Monday, October 17, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with ProPublica reporter Heather Vogell about her reporting on a software that helps landlords set the highest possible prices for rent.


What it's like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release

Saturday, October 01, 2022

When Calvin Duncan was 19 years old, he was arrested for a murder he didn't commit. Now, he's helping to tell the stories of other men who have found themselves behind bars for life.


Flooding, wind damage and power outages are among Tampa Mayor's hurricane concerns

Monday, September 26, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Tampa Mayor Jane Castor about how her city is preparing for Hurricane Ian.


5 things the U.N. boss is very worried about and signal 'a time of great peril'

Friday, September 16, 2022

From fighting near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, to fertilizer shortages and Europe's energy crisis, these are five things on Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' mind right now.


Checking in with Hurricane Ida survivors, 1 year later

Thursday, September 15, 2022

It's been a year since NPR's Sarah McCammon spoke with Tammy and Benny Alexie after Hurricane Ida hit. She checks back in with them to see how they're doing now.