Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges appears in the following:

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.


Stanford's 'Marriage Pact' Is Actually A Great Way To Understand Economic Markets

Friday, April 09, 2021

At Stanford University, an assignment for a class on markets led to an experiment using economic thinking to match undergrads together romantically. It's a great way to understand many other markets.


Recent Attacks On The Capitol Have Reignited Debate Over Its Security

Thursday, April 08, 2021

After two recent attacks on the U.S. Capitol — Jan. 6 and the breach last week when a man rammed a barrier, killing an officer — a debate over fencing and stepped up security is front and center.


What We've Lost: People

Friday, January 01, 2021

The people who have died of COVID-19 have left empty spaces not only in their families. NPR discusses how one death from COVID-19 can become a loss to an entire community.


Missed Milestones To Faded Friendships: The Unacknowledged Grief Of 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020

For people who are generally OK — healthy, employed — there's pressure to stay grateful. But those feeling so-called smaller losses also need to grieve and "stop pretending" they're not hurting.


What We've Lost: Milestones

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

NPR honors milestones — the pins people use to map out their lives and mark their accomplishments — that were lost this year due to the pandemic.


A Quiet And 'Unsettling' Pandemic Toll: Students Who've Fallen Off The Grid

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

"People don't realize how much we need to see these kids," says one teacher, noting they're often the first to see signs of child abuse or food insecurity. The problem spans rural and urban areas.


What We've Lost: Intangibles

Monday, December 28, 2020

NPR looks at various little things people have lost in the pandemic, which has led to an overwhelming sense of mental and emotional instability.


'My Bank Account Has $4': Pandemic Has Left Millions Of Livelihoods In Limbo

Monday, December 21, 2020

Lilli Rayne's dog-walking business was taking off and she was finally preparing to buy a house. Then the pandemic struck. She's among the millions of Americans struggling to stay afloat right now.


Kylie Minogue On Making Dance Music In A Year Without Discos

Friday, November 06, 2020

"Disco lights shine out of the darkness," says the pop veteran, who channels lockdown despair into glittery escapism on her 15th album, simply titled Disco.


Tips For Starting Or Continuing Mental Health Care From Home

Monday, April 06, 2020

As states issue stay-at-home orders to combat the coronavirus, people are struggling with anxiety, stress and depression. NPR's Life Kit explains how to start or continue mental health care from home.


Encore: Reflections From Conversations With Women In Comedy

Monday, February 17, 2020

NPR's Audie Cornish looks back on her series of conversations with women navigating the male-dominated world of comedy.


Trixie Mattel Balances Genre, History And Humor On 'Barbara'

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The drag performer and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars champion talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about her folk and country music icons and performs a song from her new album.


Reflections From Conversations With Women In Comedy

Thursday, January 30, 2020

For the past six months, NPR's Audie Cornish has held a series of conversations with women navigating the male-dominated world of comedy. Here are some highlights.


Going To Therapy Can Be Hard, Especially For Immigrants — Here's How To Start

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Immigrants face unique stressors that may contribute to mental health problems — and are less likely to seek help for them. Here are some of the best ways for immigrant communities to start therapy.


Kristin Chenoweth Is Doing It 'For The Girls'

Friday, September 27, 2019

On her latest album, For The Girls, Kristin Chenoweth covers classic songs originally recorded by women who inspire her and duets with Dolly Parton, Ariana Grande and more.


Female CEOs Blast 'Forbes' List Of Innovative Leaders That Includes Only One Woman

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The sole woman, Barbara Rentler of Ross Stores, clocked in at No. 75. Dozens of female CEOs have signed a letter demanding Forbes do better. Anne Wojcicki of DNA testing company 23andMe is among them.