Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Without hope for parole, prisoners with life sentences tell their own stories

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Calvin Duncan, creator of a new project that invites the public to sit face-to-face with people serving life without the possibility of parole.

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Your everyday rituals do impact your life — just not how you might expect

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

In his new book, scientist and author Dimitris Xygalatas explores how performing all kinds of rituals will have tangible impacts on our everyday lives

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Rituals are important to human life — even when they seem meaningless

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with anthropologist Dimitris Xygalatas about his new book, Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living.

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Royal commentator on what comes next following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Thursday, September 08, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Richard Fitzwilliams, a longtime royal watcher and commentator, about the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II and what comes next after her death on Thursday.

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For one rape survivor, new abortion bans bring back old, painful memories

Friday, August 26, 2022

The story of a young rape victim in Ohio who had to travel out of state for an abortion this summer is recalling painful memories for an older generation.

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Student loan forgiveness gives borrowers some financial breathing room

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Americans with student loans react to President Biden's debt forgiveness plan.

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And now what? The question that follows Biden's student loan forgiveness plan

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Some families are rejoicing over newfound financial freedom, but the move has critics on both sides of the issue. Some say it's not enough, while others say it shouldn't have happened at all.

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Student loan payments are about to restart. Can American families afford them?

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

After being on pause throughout the pandemic, student loan payments are expected to restart on Aug. 31, devastating household budgets across the country.

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Investigation reveals how government bureaucracy failed to stop family separations

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Atlantic immigration reporter Caitlin Dickerson about her extensive investigation into the Trump administration's family separation policy.

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Dems could pass the most ambitious climate package in years — but would it be enough?

Monday, August 01, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Manish Bapna, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, about the climate investments and actions in the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Encore: Author Ladee Hubbard on love, family and resilience

Monday, July 25, 2022

Ladee Hubbard, author of the short story collection The Last Suspicious Holdout, talks about love, family, resilience and grief in the Black community.

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Corporate America reckons with its role in reproductive rights

Monday, July 25, 2022

A growing list of companies is offering to cover travel expenses for abortion care, if an employee lives in a state with restrictive laws. Yet corporate America still has its own issues to address.

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Why it's time to rethink the 'last place you'd expect a shooting' narrative

Thursday, July 07, 2022

A common sentiment after a mass shooting is something like "this is the last place you'd expect this to happen." But what can those sentiments tell us about how society assigns empathy?

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After a reprieve, a Louisiana clinic resumes abortions for anxious patients

Thursday, June 30, 2022

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, lawyers challenged Louisiana's abortions bans and won temporary victories. A New Orleans judge issued a restraining order allowing procedures to resume.

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The Texas GOP made extreme declarations while gathered to talk party priorities

Monday, June 20, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with editor in chief of The Texas Tribune Sewell Chan about the Texas GOP's convention over the weekend, which was rife with anger and conspiracy theories.

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Gabby Giffords is still fighting for gun violence victims, years after she became one

Friday, June 17, 2022

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head more than a decade ago, but this week threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park as part of its Gun Violence Awareness Day.

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