Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges appears in the following:

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.


The child tax credit was a lifeline. 2 months after it ended, families are struggling

Thursday, March 10, 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.


Putin has threatened nuclear action. Here's what Russia is actually capable of

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

NPR's Sarah McCammon asks Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, what we know about Russia's nuclear stockpile and capabilities.


Former NATO commander says a no-fly zone over Ukraine must be on the table

Thursday, March 03, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with retired U.S. Air Force general Philip Breedlove about calls for a no-fly zone over Ukraine — and why that could push Russia and the democratic West closer to war.


Doctors' worst fears about the Texas abortion law are coming true

Monday, February 28, 2022

It's been six months since Texas passed a law banning almost all abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. Doctors and patients are feeling frustrated as they navigate the new legal environment.


Student loan scams are on the rise as the pause on payments is due to expire

Monday, February 21, 2022

Emmy Ross has a bunch of student debt, so when callers offered to help have the loans forgiven, she was immediately interested. The problem? They were scams.


Why this USAID official is optimistic the U.S. can get the world vaccinated

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Jeremy Konyndyk, executive director of USAID's COVID task force, shares his perspective on the U.S.' efforts to donate and distribute vaccines to low-income nations.


Deputy NSA talks on Russia's possible 'false flag' attack to justify Ukraine invasion

Friday, February 04, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jon Finer, Deputy National Security Adviser, on Russia's plans after the White House accused it of staging a false attack by Ukrainian forces to justify invading Ukraine.

Comment has been helpful in getting tests out — but there's more work to do

Thursday, February 03, 2022

The White House committed to buying a billion rapid COVID tests to distribute in the U.S. The launch of has made it easy for Americans to order free tests, but there are still issues.


U.S. troops to head to Eastern Europe as Russia masses forces on Ukraine's border

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby announced Wednesday that thousands of U.S. troops will be sent to Eastern Europe. The move comes during a major military buildup of Russian forces near Ukraine.