Mary Louise Kelly

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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.

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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.

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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."

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#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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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'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.

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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."

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'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.

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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.

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California Gov. Newsom: Federal Government Has Responsibility To Help States Recover

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

California led the nation in issuing a statewide stay-at-home order. And it's paying an economic price: a $54 billion deficit. As the state reopens, it seeks to balance the economy and public health.

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Jason Isbell On The Past Lives That Inspired His New Album, 'Reunions'

Friday, May 15, 2020

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell talks about releasing his new album early to independent record stores and reconnecting with a younger version of himself after being sober for almost a decade.

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Judith Warner's New Book On Middle School Suggests It Doesn't Have To Be All Bad

Friday, May 08, 2020

The author of And Then They Stopped Talking To Me tells NPR, "I expected middle schoolers to be these sorts of monsters. And they weren't. They were just kids."

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Alaska Restaurant Owner: Reopening Far From Profitable, But Still Worth It

Monday, May 04, 2020

Three of Matanuska Brewing Company's four locations are operating under new coronavirus safety guidelines, such as hourly sanitizing and a maximum capacity of 25%. Business is brisk, the owner says.

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Without Federal Funding, Ohio Mayor Faces 'Very Painful' Cuts To Services

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dayton, Ohio, is one of many U.S. cities facing financial struggles amid the pandemic. The city has already laid off 25% of its workforce, says Mayor Nan Whaley.

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This Is 'Creepy': Lawrence Wright Wishes His Pandemic Novel Had Gotten It Wrong

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The End of October is about a mysterious virus that starts in Asia, sweeps across continents, cripples the health care system, wrecks the economy, and kills people worldwide.

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Who'd Have Thought We'd Be Watching The 'Homeland' Finale To 'De-Stress'?

Monday, April 27, 2020

For eight seasons, Homeland has closely tracked real-life events and anxieties. Now, the show drops its finale in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic — a terrifying real world plot twist.

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'I Get Angry, Too': Lucinda Williams On Her Politically Charged New Album

Thursday, April 23, 2020

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Americana artist Lucinda Williams about her new album Good Souls Better Angels and the spirit of protest that she says has "always been in my blood."

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Elizabeth's More Serious Sister Mary Takes The Spotlight In 'The Other Bennet Sister'

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth Bennet's effort to marry. Now, Janice Hadlow has made the least of the sisters in that story, Mary, the star of her own novel of self-discovery.

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