Lauren Hodges

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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.


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.


Criminal defense lawyers sound the alarm about mass incarceration if Roe falls

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Criminal defense attorneys all over the country are gearing up for a wave of criminal charges if, as expected, the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.


Gabby Giffords reflects on this moment in time for gun safety measures

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot more than a decade ago, about whether efforts for gun control may go differently this time due to recent mass shootings.


Criminal defense lawyers sound the alarm about mass incarceration in a post-Roe U.S.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer asks National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers executive director Lisa Wayne how her organization is gearing up for the criminalization of abortion.


Documentary footage from filmmaker shows evidence that Jan. 6 was a planned attack

Friday, June 10, 2022

Committee members heard testimony from a witness with evidence that Jan. 6 was a planned attack. Documentarian Nick Quested was filming the extremist group the Proud Boys before and during the riots.


Vaccinating young kids might finally be possible this month. But will it be easy?

Friday, June 03, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, about the latest guidance on children under 5 getting the vaccine to protect against COVID-19.


Rep. Castro 'lost confidence' in Uvalde officials. So he called the FBI

Friday, May 27, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Democrat, about his request that the FBI investigate the timeline of law enforcement response at the Uvalde school shooting.


Remembering the victims of the school shooting in Uvalde

Thursday, May 26, 2022

We're still learning the names of the victims of the mass shooting that took place in a fourth grade classroom in Uvalde, Texas. Piece by piece, we're learning a little bit more about who they are.


2 wildfires in New Mexico have merged into 1. And the weekend is bringing high winds

Friday, May 06, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New Mexico's Gov. Luhan Grisham talks about a recent wildfire burning east of Santa Fe right now — the second-biggest in New Mexico's recorded history.


Gloria Steinem's calls to protect bodily autonomy live on as Roe faces reversal

Friday, May 06, 2022

Activist Gloria Steinem has fought for women's rights for decades. She has no plans to stop even as the Supreme Court is poised to reverse Roe v. Wade.


Gloria Steinem on the consequences of overturning Roe v. Wade

Thursday, May 05, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with journalist and activist Gloria Steinem about her reaction to news that the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to strike down Roe v. Wade.


Encore: She was out in front of the fight to legalize abortion, but few know her name

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Abortion-rights activist Patricia Maginnis died last year at age 93. She's a lesser-known figure in the movement, but her ideas — which started as fringe — became mainstream.


Protesters rush to Supreme Court after leak shows vote to overturn 'Roe v. Wade'

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Demonstrators gathered outside of the Supreme Court Building after reports that the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.


The child tax credit was a lifeline. Now some families are falling back into poverty

Friday, April 08, 2022

Payments from the child tax credit were closing the gaps on child hunger and poverty. But Congress failed to renew it. Now families who need it most have already slipped back into financial trouble.


Maud Newton couldn't ignore her family's racist history. So she published it

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Maud Newton about her book Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation, a memoir that explores her family history of racist violence.


Russia stashed away billions before invading Ukraine. China may have helped hide it

Friday, March 25, 2022

The Kremlin stashed away billions before invading Ukraine. China helped them hide it. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with economist Benn Steil about his investigation into Russian assets.


Judge Jackson, Madeleine Albright and the legacy of being 'first'

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The first female secretary of state Madeleine Albright died Wednesday. She was known for her advice, specifically to working women and mothers as they navigated new and sometimes unfriendly spaces.


Author Ladee Hubbard on love, family and resilience

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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


Putin's rhetoric is a worrisome reminder of Russia's dark past

Thursday, March 17, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Anne Applebaum, staff writer at The Atlantic, about how almost three weeks into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 7,000 Russian troops have been killed.