Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges appears in the following:

A pediatrician's view on child poverty rates: 'I need policymakers to do their job'

Friday, September 15, 2023

After the expanded credit took effect, child poverty hit a historic low of 5.2% a year ago. New Census data shows it has since rocketed to 12.4%. Doctors are seeing this play out in real time.


Ready to test your might? The new Mortal Kombat has arrived

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

"Mortal Kombat 1" is a complete reboot — but with all the fan favorites back and ready to fight.


The history and landmarks that have been lost to the Maui wildfires

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The deadly Maui wildfires have burned through some of the island's most significant historical landmarks and sites. NPR's Juana Summers asks author Julia Flynn Siler: what have we lost?


An Afghan teen makes it to the U.S., but his family is left behind in Kabul

Sunday, July 23, 2023

As Kabul fell to the Taliban in 2021, a teenager got separated from his family at the airport and wound up on a plane without them. He's been living on his own in the U.S.


The story of one Afghan teen who was separated from his family while evacuating Kabul

Tuesday, July 04, 2023

As Kabul fell to the Taliban in 2021, a teenager was separated from his family at the airport and wound up on a plane without them. He's been in the U.S. ever since — alone.


'I can't promise we'll be safe:' A Uvalde teacher reflects, a year after the shooting

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Nicole Ogburn no longer tells her students that she promises they are safe. Instead, she has taken to saying: "We're safer than we've ever been."


CNN was 'right to try' a town hall with Trump even if it failed, argues moderator

Thursday, May 11, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Jon Ralston, CEO of The Nevada Independent, about why he strongly supported the CNN's town hall with Trump — and then changed his mind minutes into the broadcast.


A few Republicans spoke up and stopped abortion bans in their states

Friday, April 28, 2023

NPR's Melissa Block talks with South Carolina Sen. Sandy Senn, who was one of six Republican state senators who helped block a near-total abortion ban from advancing.


The Wisconsin Supreme Court election has given hope to the state's medical community

Thursday, April 06, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks OB-GYN Kristin Lyerly what doctors and patients in Wisconsin have been dealing with before the Supreme Court election — and how it affects abortion in the region.


ProPublica finds questionable timing of executives' trades on competitors' stocks

Friday, March 24, 2023

Never-before-seen IRS records show that CEOs are sometimes making multimillion-dollar bets on the stocks of direct competitors and partners — and doing so with exquisite timing.


'Back to one meal a day': SNAP benefits drop as food prices climb

Friday, March 17, 2023

A lot of people don't think twice about buying milk, says Teresa Calderez. "But there are lots of us out here who can't buy a gallon of milk when we need it."


With their bank collapsed, a tech startup struggles to make — and receive — payments

Monday, March 13, 2023

Kamal Kapadia's tech startup had all of its money in Silicon Valley Bank. They're still trying to access their funds, days after it collapsed.


SNAP benefits will drop for millions of Americans as pandemic aid winds down

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Millions of American households will see a sharp cut in SNAP benefits as the government winds down its pandemic assistance. Some experts say the country is about to fall off a "hunger cliff."


They were born into war. Now, they're celebrating their first birthday in the U.S.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Twins Lenny and Moishe were born premature to a surrogate mother in Kyiv just as Russia began its attack on Ukraine. They went through a daring journey to reach their eventual home in Chicago.


He watched the Koons 'balloon dog' fall and shatter ... and wants to buy the remains

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Artist and collector Stephen Gamson was pointing out the porcelain balloon dog to his friend when the whole thing went down. It seems one gallery's trash is another man's treasure.


A doctor near East Palestine, Ohio, details the main thing he's watching for now

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Officials are monitoring the air and water in East Palestine, Ohio, since a train carrying chemicals derailed there. A local doctor tells us what he is seeing.


We're talking about the 4-day workweek — again. It is a mirage or reality?

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

The concept of a perma-long weekend is so attractive. But it's starting to feel like that mirage of an oasis in the desert. We're desperate for some relief but it always seems just out of reach.


Mac McClung dominated the NBA slam dunk comp. Shaq says he just saved the contest

Monday, February 20, 2023

The 76ers' fresh-faced point guard was the undisputed star of the night. In every round of the dunk contest, McClung bungeed his 6'2" frame up to the net with flourish.


Railroad workers have been worried about safety concerns for years, reporter says

Friday, February 17, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Aaron Gordon, a senior reporter for Vice's Motherboard, about his reporting about the freight train industry and safety concerns raised by railroad workers.


Most of us are still worried about AI — but will corporate America listen?

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Americans are concerned about the rapid takeover of bots in every day life. Where do we draw the line?