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Saturday, April 30, 2022
Nearly 100 NPR readers gave their views on encouraging kids to do tasks on their own at home and in the community. Some are opposed to the practice for safety reasons. Others shared personal stories.
Sunday, April 24, 2022
In the funny and heartfelt coming-of-age graphic memoir 'Messy Roots,' artist Laura Gao unpacks their relationship with their Asianness, queerness and their ever-changing home city of Wuhan.
Sunday, April 17, 2022
The young women skateboard while wearing polleras, colorful, layered skirts worn by their country's Indigenous Aymara and Quechua women. They want to show girls and women it's OK to be themselves.
Monday, March 21, 2022
Two psychologists in Ukraine tell what they are hearing from traumatized children — and how to give support to these youngsters. Although in the chaos of war, that can be a daunting task.
Friday, March 04, 2022
Ongoing wars in, say, Yemen or Ethiopia get minimal attention compared with the media focus on the fighting in Ukraine. And there are ramifications on the humanitarian front.
Monday, February 21, 2022
Known for his efforts to improve global health and as the founder of the nonprofit health organization Partners in Health, Farmer died in Rwanda at age 62.
Friday, January 28, 2022
The documentary follows a Buddhist and a Muslim — who don't always get along — as they provide health care to Muslim women and children despite growing political and religious tensions in Myanmar.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
There are lots of benefits to creating art. Experts say if you spend just 10 minutes of random art-making, it will help you kick-start the habit — no creative inspiration required.
Saturday, January 08, 2022
What did the world watch on TikTok last year? We round up some favorite videos — including a mukbang ASMR Thai star (don't worry, we explain it) and a potato chip-crunching Kenyan comedian.
Friday, January 07, 2022
We asked global thinkers like Malala, doctors dealing with the pandemic, educators and more — if you were in charge of the world, what would you like to see happen this year.
Saturday, January 01, 2022
The power of photos can be seen in our most popular picture essays of the year, with compelling images from South Sudan, the Philippines, Mexico (check out those artistic face coverings) and more.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Our most popular stories not about the pandemic included: advice on raising helpful kids, boy band BTS's U.N. appearance, why South Africa banned alcohol — and a very scary virus called Nipah.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Want to hear the former president of Zambia sing about public health? Find out what to do if you lose a sheep in Senegal? Use solar power to iron garments? Give these stories a read.
Monday, December 20, 2021
The turnaround came in the wake of a fifth wave of infections that peaked in August. Japan is trying to figure out why its COVID-19 case numbers and fatalities have plummeted.
Sunday, December 19, 2021
From India to Israel to white-tailed deer in Iowa harboring the coronavirus, our top COVID stories of the year reveal the ever-changing nature of the world's health crisis.
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Want to read and laugh? From NPR's yearly reading list, Books We Love, four NPR staffers offer their suggestions.
Friday, November 05, 2021
Like any government agency, the biggest American foreign aid group has its problems. This week, its new administrator Samantha Power outlined her solutions.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The Australian philosopher and altruist has devoted his career to helping the poor and ending suffering. He's not afraid of controversy. In fact, he launched The Journal Of Controversial Ideas.
Monday, September 06, 2021
Joel Charny, who worked in humanitarian aid for 40 years, speaks candidly about how humanitarianism has changed — and why people shouldn't treat aid workers as if they wear haloes.
Sunday, August 08, 2021
We talk to two of the chefs featured on the hit Netflix show. They're reimagining traditional dishes — a boon for local diners and local farmers as well.