Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges appears in the following:

How Some Are Coping With Expiring Unemployment Benefits

Monday, September 06, 2021

This Labor Day, several federal programs expire which had extended unemployment benefits due to the pandemic. 7.5 million people's aid will be cut entirely and millions more will lose $300 a week.


His Family Fled Afghanistan 30 Years Ago. Now He's Watching It Happen Again

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Haris Tarin of the Afghan American Foundation about how his family fled Afghanistan 30 years ago, and what it's like to work with the new wave of refugees fleeing now.


A Granddaughter Struggles To Get Her Grandmother Out Of Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with a woman desperately trying to get her grandmother out of a violent situation in Afghanistan.


As Withdrawal Deadline Nears, Kabul Airport Crowds Grow Increasingly Desperate

Monday, August 30, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Washington Post's Afghanistan bureau chief Susannah George about Sunday's drone strike that killed a civilian family, including several children.


Kabul Journalist Describes Aftermath Of Deadly Explosions

Friday, August 27, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Ali Lafiti, Kabul correspondent for Al Jazeera English, about the aftermath of Thursday's deadly explosions.


What The Kabul Airport And Nearby Hospitals Look Like

Thursday, August 26, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Al Jazeera English Kabul correspondent Ali Latifi about the scene at the airport and nearby hospitals as victims are transported from Thursday's deadly explosions.


Reporter In Kabul Describes Airport Explosions

Thursday, August 26, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with reporter Matt Aikens in Kabul about Thursday's deadly explosions at the airport as thousands were in line, hoping to evacuate.


Rep. Elissa Slotkin Talks About What Went Wrong In Afghanistan

Monday, August 16, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin about signing a letter to President Biden calling to prioritize evacuating Afghan allies who face retaliation from the Taliban.


CDC Director On Global Vaccine Deliveries, Variants, Masks And Mass Eviction Threats

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky about the Biden administration's effort to increase vaccination internationally.


CDC Director Rochelle Walensky On Coronavirus Variants And Vaccinations

Friday, June 25, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish checks in with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky about vaccinations, variants and the current state of the pandemic.


Juneteenth Commissioner In Texas Reacts To The Holiday Going National

Friday, June 18, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Byron E. Miller, Juneteenth Commissioner for the Fiesta Celebration in San Antonio, about the holiday's cultural significance and what the new federal recognition means.


Everyone And His Mother: Twitter Embraces A Nun's Complicated Story... By Her Son

Thursday, June 10, 2021

When his mother died, Mark Miller wrote her life story in a Twitter thread, including their complicated relationship and her transformation from wealthy socialite to nun. It quickly went viral.


You Asked, We Got Answers: The U.S. Surgeon General Takes On Your COVID-19 Questions

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, sharing listeners' pandemic questions like how to keep kids who can't be vaccinated safe, and what a booster shot may look like.


U.S. Boarding Schools Were The Blueprint For Indigenous Family Separation In Canada

Thursday, June 03, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Mary Annette Pember, correspondent for Indian Country Today, about the roots of indigenous boarding schools in the U.S., which were models for the Canadian system.


Remembering Red Summer: Years Of Racial Violence 'Set The Stage' For Tulsa Massacre

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

100 years later, the 1921 race massacre that destroyed a thriving Black neighborhood in Tulsa, Okla., is in the national spotlight. But at the time, this racist violence wasn't limited to Tulsa.


Why Americans Should Care That Other Countries Are Still Struggling With COVID-19

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security about the COVID-19 pandemic from a global perspective.


Hesitant To Date Again, Even Post-Vaccination? You're Not Alone.

Friday, May 28, 2021

With vaccines making it safer to date in-person again, NPR spoke to several people about their hesitations and hopes in the world of dating after a year of solitude.


Abnormally Dry California Forests Are A Grim Warning For 2021's Wildfire Season

Friday, April 23, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with reporter Amy Graff from SFGate about a grim sign for 2021's wildfire season: low moisture in California forests.


HHS Secretary Talks Unaccompanied Minors At The Border, Addresses Criticisms

Thursday, April 22, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra how the Biden administration is housing and handling the unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border.


The Biden Administration Has Delayed Accepting More Refugees Despite Campaign Promise

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with World Relief's Jenny Yang about the Biden administration's delays in accepting more refugees into the United States, despite campaign promises to increase numbers.