Maureen Pao

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Recommendations from NPR's Books We Love

Sunday, December 11, 2022

It's the end of the year and time to dive into NPR's Books We Love series.


Here are the Books We Love: 400+ great 2022 reads recommended by NPR

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Books We Love returns with 400+ new titles handpicked by NPR staff and trusted critics. Find 10 years of recommendations all in one place – that's more than 3,200 great reads.


Here are the finalists for the 2022 National Book Awards

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Three of the five finalists for fiction have been nominated for their debut novels, while all five finalists for young people's literature are being honored for the first time.


Serena Williams wins her first match of her last U.S. Open

Monday, August 29, 2022

The transcendent star of women's tennis delays her farewell after defeating Danka Kovinic Monday night in her opening match of the U.S. Open.


Travel the world without leaving your home with these 10 books

Thursday, June 30, 2022

From Lahore's red-light district and the streets of Mexico to a fantastical underwater land of Korean fable, here are some picks that can immerse you in worlds wholly unlike your own.


Here are the Books We Love: 160+ great 2022 reads recommended by NPR

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Books We Love is back early this year; for 2022, we're launching the first-ever summer edition, complete with 160+ recommendations from NPR staff and trusted critics.


Here are 100+ books to learn about all 50 states (and then some)

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Planning a summer trip and want to learn more about your destination? We have a list of more than 100 book recommendations for all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.


Traveling this summer? Here are book picks for all 50 states (and then some)

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Poets laureate and other literary luminaries from all 50 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico recommend quintessential reads that illuminate where they live.


A 4th COVID-19 Surge May Be Starting. How Bad Could It Get?

Friday, April 02, 2021

The answer, experts say, depends on how Americans behave in the next several weeks and how quickly vaccines get in arms.


Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo: U.S. Devising Strategy To Push Back On China

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says she is beginning to mend fences with U.S. allies alienated by the Trump administration. She says they will be valuable partners in the fight to counter China.


As COVID-19 Ravages His Force, LAPD Chief Looks To Boost Confidence In Vaccine

Thursday, January 14, 2021

An informal survey found that 60% of Los Angeles police employees would get the vaccine when it's available to them. LAPD Chief Michel Moore describes how the department plans to increase that number.


Health Officials Call On Mississippi Governor To Implement Statewide Mask Mandate

Monday, December 07, 2020

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves is taking a county-by-county approach. Dr. LouAnn Woodward of the University of Mississippi supports a statewide order and laments the politicization of mask-wearing.


U.S. Surgeon General: 'We Are Absolutely Ready' To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Jerome Adams acknowledged earlier missteps but says he's confident in plans for vaccine distribution. And after the Thanksgiving spike in cases, he says "targeted closures and mandates" may be needed.


'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.


Alaska Brewpub Owner On How He Hopes To Keep His Business Open As Winter Arrives

Monday, November 23, 2020

"Never in my life would I think we'd be serving food in a tent in Alaska in November, December," Matt Tomter says. "But we're just riding this thing, the best we can."


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.


Oregon Governor: Mitch McConnell Should 'Get Off His Duff' And Deliver Relief Funds

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Kate Brown, Oregon's Democratic governor, discusses why she's ordering new coronavirus restrictions and how she hopes the state can deal with the pandemic without more federal funding assistance.


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.


Health Care Workers Ask Therapist: 'Why Aren't More People Taking This Seriously?'

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The pandemic continues to exact a heavy emotional toll on health care workers, says Kimberly Johnson, who provides them with free therapy. "I wish people knew ... what I saw," clients tell her.


To Tackle Racial Disparities In COVID-19, California Enacts New Metric For Reopening

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Dr. Mark Ghaly, California's health secretary, discusses a new health equity metric that requires larger counties to reduce coronavirus rates in minority communities before businesses can reopen.