Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges appears in the following:

How the narrative of the Jan. 6 insurrection has changed in the last year

Thursday, January 06, 2022

It's been a year since the deadly attack on the Capitol. And as arrests continue and jail sentences begin for those who committed violent acts there, the narrative surrounding the event has shifted.


Trump still says his supporters weren't behind the Jan. 6 attack — but I was there

Sunday, January 02, 2022

It's been a year since that pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. I was there when it happened, and I was also there months later when they tried to shift the blame.


NPR staff remembers the voices they can't stop thinking about

Friday, December 31, 2021

All Things Considered staff reflect on the stories and voices from the program that moved them in 2021.


Rep. Brown, who pushed to address extremism in military, reacts to Pentagon report

Monday, December 20, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown about the Defense Department's report on Monday about extremism in the military.


What it was like at the Supreme Court during Mississippi abortion case arguments

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Hillary Schneller, senior staff attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights, who was in the courtroom for Wednesday's Supreme Court arguments.


Law professor on his amicus brief in support of Mississippi overturning Roe v. Wade

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with O. Carter Snead, law professor at Notre Dame, about the legal standing for anti-abortion arguments at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.


Sherif Zaki, CDC disease detective, is dead at age 65

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Sherif Zaki, a legendary disease expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who was known for his photographic memory and knack for solving tough disease mysteries, has died at 65.


NASA launches 1st-ever practice mission to defend Earth from asteroids

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

NASA is launching its first-ever practice mission to redirect an asteroid. The launch is part of a planetary defense strategy if an object ever threatens Earth in the future.


COVID and pandemic stress is causing widespread hair loss

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hair loss is a common side effect of COVID-19 and the trauma of the pandemic itself. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Atlantic writer Amanda Mull about her article, "The Year America's Hair Fell Out."


Afghanistan is on the brink of a hunger catastrophe, according to a new UN report

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Richard Trenchard, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' representative in Afghanistan, about a worsening hunger crisis there.


Amazon birds are shrinking as the climate warms, prompting warning from scientists

Monday, November 15, 2021

A new study examined 77 bird species in the Amazon over a 40-year period. It found they were rapidly evolving due to rising temperatures because smaller birds shed heat more efficiently.


A holiday of reunions after vaccines, borders reopening and travel bans lifted

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Travel bands are being lifted and as borders reopen for those vaccinated, NPR wants to hear from you! Who are you missing and who do you want to see?


In hurricane-wrecked Southern Louisiana, longtime residents consider calling it quits

Thursday, October 28, 2021

For the people of LaPlace, La. the destruction of Hurricane Ida was on another level. And that has some residents considering moving away before the next one.


Benny watched his house drift away. Now, his community wants better storm protection

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Residents of and around Jean Lafitte, La. say they haven't seen storm damage like this before. And they say the federal government could have done more for them as it did for the city upriver.


Expert helps untangle vaccine misinformation that has followed Colin Powell's death

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Dr. Hyung Chun, professor of cardiology at Yale and senior author of a study in COVID breakthrough cases, on vaccine misinformation following the death of Colin Powell.


With Biden's climate plan in jeopardy, can America lead on climate change?

Monday, October 18, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with environmental policy expert Leah Stokes about what the Democrats' spending plan can achieve on climate, with President Biden's clean electricity performance plan in limbo.


Former Michigan player opens up about the sexual abuse behind his sit-in protest

Friday, October 15, 2021

Former NFL player Jon Vaughn talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang from his sit-in protest outside the University of Michigan president's home after sex abuse allegations emerged about a school doctor.


Colorado now requires gender-affirming care to be covered by private health insurance

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Colorado now requires private health insurance plans to cover gender-affirming care for trans people like facial bone remodeling and hormone therapy. Health advocates say it's a very big deal.


What the opening of the U.S.-Mexico border means to one reporter

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with reporter Vicente Calderón about how visa holders, like himself, who can show proof of vaccination will be able to cross the U.S.-Mexico border again.


Indigenous People's Day is a federal holiday now. Activists want to drop Columbus Day

Monday, October 11, 2021

This year marks the first time a U.S. president has officially proclaimed an Indigenous Peoples' Day observance. But not every state or city broadly recognizes this day in honor of Native Americans.