Mary Louise Kelly

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400 Lights, For 400,000 Dead, Illuminate Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

"Sharing grief brings people together," says historian Micki McElya. The ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday was the most prominent memorial so far to the victims of COVID-19.

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Outgoing CDC Director Warns Of Pandemic's Peak: 'We're About To Be In The Worst Of It'

Friday, January 15, 2021

A year into the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Robert Redfield stands by his federal health agency's response to the pandemic despite an early "learning curve" and contradictory messaging from President Trump.

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Wisconsin Health Executive Says Vaccine Rollout 'Tested The Nimbleness' Of System

Monday, January 11, 2021

Vaccinations around the U.S. got off to a rocky start. But in Wisconsin, Dr. Jeff Bahr of Advocate Aurora Health says he's "very pleased" his system administered more than 30,000 doses in three weeks.

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Black Voters Matter Co-Founder: Black Voters In Georgia Fuel 'New Southern Strategy'

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Voting rights activist LaTosha Brown says the Senate runoff results in Georgia represent how mobilizing and harnessing the power of Black voters can help forge a new political landscape.

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Can Black Voters Deliver Democrats A Victory In Georgia Runoffs?

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

With control of the U.S. Senate hinging on Georgia's runoff elections, groups working to turn out Black voters there are not slowing down. Will their votes drive a historic outcome for Democrats?

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Georgia Voters Share Their Thoughts Outside Polling Stations

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Voters in Georgia headed to the polls on Tuesday in the runoff elections that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. NPR speaks with some of them.

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Election Day In Georgia: Millions Voted Early In 2 Senate Runoffs

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

The rest of Georgia voters head to the polls Tuesday to select their senators in two runoff elections. Control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance. Republicans currently have both seats.

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Schools Face A Massive Challenge To Make Up For Learning Lost During The Pandemic

Monday, December 28, 2020

Former Education Secretary John King Jr. thinks a national tutoring program would help students make up for lost learning during the pandemic. He talked with NPR about the challenges facing schools.

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On 'McCartney III,' Paul McCartney Is A One-Man Show Again

Friday, December 18, 2020

McCartney has been busy in quarantine. The artist speaks about his new album, McCartney III, the quirks of writing love songs and remembering his late friends John Lennon and George Harrison.

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Psychologist On Why Funerals Are Fundamental To Processing Grief

Monday, December 14, 2020

People being unable to gather or see the bodies of people who died of COVID-19 is having profound psychological effects that will last for years, says psychologist Christy Denckla of Harvard.

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'He Makes Us Love George Smiley:' Robert Harris On The Legacy Of John Le Carré

Monday, December 14, 2020

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with British writer Robert Harris about the legacy of John le Carré, whom he's called "one of the great post-war British novelists" and who died Saturday at age 89.

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With 1 Of Their Own In The Statehouse, Native Americans In California Win New Rights

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

James Ramos, a Native American who authored three new laws said, "For once, we do have someone in the legislature that understands the issues and the plight of the California Indian people."

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CDC Adviser On COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Groups And Why Some Aren't Eager To Be First

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Dr. Robert Atmar, a member of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, says he's hearing hesitancy among some front line medical workers about being first in line for a vaccine.

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2020 Book Concierge: Mary Louise Kelly Picks 'Hamnet' By Maggie O'Farrell

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

To celebrate the launch of NPR's 2020 Book Concierge, each All Things Considered host will share a favorite book. Mary Louise Kelly's is Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.

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'These Are Deaths That Could Have Been Prevented,' Says Researcher Studying Evictions

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire on Dec. 31. Kathryn Leifheit of UCLA says new data suggest evictions are linked to increases in coronavirus cases and deaths.

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What It Was Like To Participate In The Clinical Trial For Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine

Friday, November 20, 2020

PBS Newshour correspondent John Yang reflects on his experience participating in Moderna's coronavirus vaccine trial. "It started off with self-interest — I wanted to get the vaccine sooner," he says.

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Pfizer CEO On Next Steps For Coronavirus Vaccine And His Controversial Stock Trade

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Albert Bourla, head of the pharmaceutical giant, discusses plans for distributing its vaccine, which it says is 95% effective, and explains the timing of his $5.6 mllion sale of Pfizer stock.

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The 1st Black Female Brigade Commander At Naval Academy: 'I Have The Heart To Do It'

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber reflects on the historic nature of her selection as leader of the academy's 4,400 students, her plans for the future and what the appointment means to her family.

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Sydney Barber Will Be 1st Black Female Brigade Commander At Naval Academy

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The native of Lake Forest, Ill., reflects on the historic nature of her position and her plans for the future: "I feel like the world is my oyster."

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Ex-Defense Secretary Hagel Says GOP Hesitation On Election Is 'Hurting Our Country'

Monday, November 16, 2020

Chuck Hagel, who was also a Republican senator, says President Trump's moves at the Defense Department are compromising national security, too.

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