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Youth poet Jessica Kim is in for a revolution

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we're introducing listeners to poets competing to be the next National Youth Poet Laureate. The fourth finalist is Jessica Kim representing Los Angeles.


What this Sunday's election means for the future of France

Friday, April 22, 2022

NPR's Daniel Estrin talks with Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director at Le Monde, about what France's election means for the future of the country.


JAMA appoints new editor-in-chief

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo about assuming her new role as editor-in-chief at JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Special envoy John Kerry on helping small island nations dealing with climate change

Monday, April 18, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with John Kerry, U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, about the current outlook on climate change and the global endeavor to combat it.


After 65 years, percussionist finally says farewell to Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, April 14, 2022

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra was just a community orchestra in 1957 when pharmacist Bernard "Billy" Miller was asked to play the triangle. It's grown over the decades to be a professional orchestra.


Native American economy leads rural communities

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Mark Trahant, about his reporting in Indian Country Today on the "stealth" economy of tribes and tribally owned businesses.


Isabella Ramirez, a finalist for the National Youth Poet Laureate, on her poem 'Mama'

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

To celebrate National Poetry Month we're introducing listeners to poets competing to be the next National Youth Poet Laureate. Today, we meet the South Florida Laureate, Isabella Ramirez.


Michelle Yeoh has a new leading role and a new motto: No more turning the other cheek

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Michelle Yeoh has been a star for decades, but she finally gets her turn at a lead role in Hollywood, playing failing laundromat owner Evelyn Wang in Everything Everywhere All At Once.


Michelle Yeoh finds the beauty in the ordinary in 'Everything Everywhere All at Once'

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with actress Michelle Yeoh about her leading role in the new sci-fi action movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.


Judge Jackson is the 1st, but hopefully not last, Black woman Supreme Court Justice

Friday, April 08, 2022

A day after her Supreme Court confirmation, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson paid tribute to the path-breaking Black Americans who she said did the heavy lifting which made this moment possible.


What to do if you test positive for COVID at this point in the pandemic

Thursday, April 07, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with infectious disease specialist Dr. Celine Gounder about the evolving guidance around COVID and the tools we have to fight it.


A daycare... a test prep... a community center? Kids' book explores what a school is

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talked with John Schu, first picture book writer and long time book advocate, and illustrator Veronica Miller Jamison about their new book This is a School.


Why Sailor Moon is beloved by so many, 30 years later

Friday, March 25, 2022

30 years ago, Sailor Moon burst onto Japanese television screens and captured the hearts of countless young people around the world. Why does it still endure?


Watching Ketanji Brown Jackson's brutal confirmation hearings

Thursday, March 24, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers revisits Petee Talley, a supporter of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, to discuss the Supreme Court confirmation hearings.


30 years later, why we all still love Sailor Moon

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Briana Lawrence, a fandom editor at The Mary Sue, on the lasting cultural impart of the show 'Sailor Moon,' which premiered in Japan 30 years ago this month.


Deshaun Watson cleared of criminal charges pertaining to sexual accusations

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Lindsay Jones, a reporter from The Athletic, about the controversy surrounding NFL Quarterback Deshaun Watson's sexual assault and harassment accusations.


Black women form the first line of defense for a historic Supreme Court nominee

Friday, March 18, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman nominated to the court. For many activists, her confirmation hearings bring pride and inspiration — and resolve against conservative attacks.


Prima ballerina Olga Smirnova leaves Bolshoi Ballet in protest of Russian invasion

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Prima ballerina Olga Smirnova will leave Moscow's Bolshoi ballet and Russia in protest of Putin's invasion of Ukraine. She told NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about her experience with the Bolshoi in 2018.


A no-fly zone isn't what Ukraine needs, says former U.S. NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with former U.S. NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder about the implications of imposing a no-fly zone in Ukraine in response to the growing humanitarian crisis.


The time of year the dinosaur-killing asteroid hit explains why some species survived

Monday, February 28, 2022

The asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs hit in spring the northern hemisphere, a new study suggests. Scientists say animals in the different hemispheres may have fared differently after the event.