Mary Louise Kelly

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For Poet Maggie Smith, An Ending Was The Beginning Of Her New Book

Friday, October 09, 2020

Smith says she started writing Keep Moving as her marriage was ending. It began as a series of affirmations she wrote for herself on Twitter; she found that the posts were helping other people too.


Former Spy Chief Brennan Looks Back At Sept. 11 — And Ahead To Presidential Election

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

John Brennan discusses national security implications of Trump's coronavirus infection and what he'd have done differently post-Sept. 11. The former CIA director's memoir, Undaunted, is out this week.


James Baker, 'The Man Who Ran Washington,' Laments Today's Politics

Friday, October 02, 2020

A new book by the journalist-author duo Peter Baker and Susan Glasser delves into the story of the once-powerbroker. "I think he always has this idea that things can be fixed," Peter Baker says.


Anita Hill On Sexual Harassment In Hollywood And Beyond

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Anita Hill, chair of the Hollywood Commission, discusses a new report's findings on sexual harassment in the industry. She also discusses Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle and Joe Biden.


Former British Ambassador To U.S. Reflects On Becoming Trump Persona Non Grata

Friday, September 11, 2020

When Kim Darroch described Donald Trump's White House as "inept" and "deeply dysfunctional," an international scandal ensued. He writes about the experience and his time in D.C. in Collateral Damage.


Seattle Police Chief On Proposed Budget Cuts And Calls For Reforms

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Seattle City Council supports a 50% cut to the police budget. Police Chief Carmen Best says that would be a "reckless maneuver" right now and says many reforms are already underway.


'Swing County, USA' Prepares For Unprecedented Influx Of Ballots By Mail

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Voting by mail is easier now across the U.S. Officials in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, a swing region in a critical state, are making changes to manage the time-consuming process of counting ballots.


Say Her Name: How The Fight For Racial Justice Can Be More Inclusive Of Black Women

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder of the Say Her Name campaign, about how the Black Lives Matter movement can be more inclusive of Black women.


Privilege Takes Many Forms In 'Friends And Strangers'

Monday, July 06, 2020

J. Courtney Sullivan's new novel examines the relationship between a mother and her child's caregiver — both women with significant degrees of privilege, despite their surface economic differences.


Widespread Use Of Face Masks Could Save Tens Of Thousands Of Lives, Models Project

Friday, July 03, 2020

Models developed by mathematical epidemiologists project that tens of thousands of lives across the U.S. can be saved by more people wearing face masks.


Yo-Yo Ma: Goats, Rodeos And The Power Of Music

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hear the cellist talk about the purpose of music in the face of racial tension and health crises, plus his new album, Not Our First Goat Rodeo, which reunites him with old bluegrass buddies.


Minneapolis Mayor Wants 'Full Structural Revamp,' Not Abolition Of Police Department

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Jacob Frey acknowledges a need to shift a culture that has "failed black and brown people" for years. But he says calling for the dismantling of police without an alternative in place is "not a plan."


#PublishingPaidMe: Authors Share Their Advances To Expose Racial Disparities

Monday, June 08, 2020

Author L.L. McKinney created the #PublishingPaidMe hashtag, where black and white authors are comparing their book advances. "You can now use this to fight for what you are worth," she says.


Brit Bennett Set Her Novel 50 Years Ago — She Didn't Expect It To Be 'Timely'

Friday, June 05, 2020

The Vanishing Half is about African American twins — one lives as a black woman, the other "passes" as white. Passing is "an act of self-creation and also an act of self-destruction," Bennett says.


What The Civil Rights Movement Of The '60s Can Teach Atlanta Protesters Now

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Atlanta was the cradle of the civil rights movement in the '60s. As protests return to the city — this time in response to the death of George Floyd — what lessons can be taken from the past?


What Scientist Do And Don't Know About The Spread Of The Coronavirus

Friday, May 29, 2020

Scientists are trying to answer various questions about the coronavirus four months after the first confirmed case in the U.S.: why it spreads, who transmits it and where the spread is happening.


'The Sheer Volume' Is Hard To Capture: Unemployment In Nevada Soars To Historic High

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Nearly 41% of jobs in the state's food and accommodation industry have been lost. The overall levels are comparable to the Great Depression, says David Schmidt, a state economist.


Obituary Writer Aims To Show How Coronavirus Impacts 'All People In Our Society'

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Maureen O'Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times says obituary writers aren't able to cover the life of each person who has died of COVID-19. But they do their best to tell "a variety of stories."


'He's Incredibly Confused': Parenting A Child With Autism During The Pandemic

Friday, May 22, 2020

Feda Almaliti is the mother of a 15-year-old son with severe autism and an advocate. She describes how the challenges of the coronavirus crisis are exponentially more difficult for families like hers.


Why The Race For A Coronavirus Vaccine Will Depend On Global Cooperation

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Developing and producing a vaccine is a complicated process — one that is heavily reliant on countries sharing supplies and a common goal, says Prashant Yadav of the Center for Global Development.