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Benton Harbor mayor talks about his city's lead water crisis

Monday, October 18, 2021

Officials have known for years that Benton Harbor, Mich., has high levels of lead in the water. Now, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has set an 18-month goal for replacing the lead pipes throughout the city.


Among the country's supply chain problems? Bottlenecking at ports like Long Beach

Thursday, October 14, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Mario Cordero, the executive director for the Port of Long Beach, about the bottleneck at ports.


Comedian Dahlia Belle challenges the problematic takes in Dave Chappelle's special

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with comedian Mx Dahlia Belle, a Black trans woman, who wrote an open letter to Dave Chappelle after he drew criticism again for jokes about trans people.


Raising the price of fossil fuels to reflect the true social cost

Monday, October 11, 2021

Researchers at the International Monetary Fund say trillions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies are making greenhouse-gas-producing fuels cheaper than they should be and making climate change worse.


Facebook's Own Research Says Its Apps Can Harm Mental Health. Senators Have Questions

Thursday, September 30, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Jeff Horwitz about the Senate hearing where Facebook answered questions on the impact its products have on young people's mental health.


U.N. Climate Conference President On 'Last Best Chance' To Combat Global Warming

Thursday, September 23, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alok Sharma, president of the United Nations climate change conference COP 26, which is set to take place in Glasgow after being postponed a year.


Infrastructure Bill Aims To Address Lead Pipes: Lessons Learned From Flint

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The infrastructure bill moving through Congress includes billions to replace lead pipes. In Flint, Mich., NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with residents on how governments can tackle a water crisis equitably.


How The Child Tax Credit Is Helping Families In Mississippi

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Aisha Nyandoro, CEO of Springboard to Opportunities, which works with Mississippians receiving public assistance, on the impact of the extended child tax credit.


Abortion Clinics In Texas Are Turning Women Away After SCOTUS Upholds New Law

Thursday, September 02, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Amy Hagstrom Miller, president of Whole Woman's Health, which provides abortions in Texas and tried to get the Supreme Court to stop the Texas law.


How A Joke TikTok About Country Music Stereotypes Hit The Radio

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Country artist George Birge saw a popular TikTok skewering the way men in his genre write music and decided to issue himself a songwriting challenge. The result? "Beer Beer, Truck Truck."


What It Was Like For One Former Correspondent To Report On Trump For Irish Readers

Thursday, August 12, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Suzanne Lynch, former Washington Correspondent for The Irish Times, about covering everything from the Trump administration to the Black Lives Matter protests.


Miami Beach Mayor Says Florida Gov. DeSantis Is 'Exploiting' The Health Crisis

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber about his criticism of the Florida governor's response to COVID-19 — in a state with the most hospitalized coronavirus patients in the U.S.


In NYC, Proof Of Vaccination Becomes A Key To The City

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi about the city's announcement that proof of vaccination will be required to enjoy indoor dining, gyms and performances.


'I'm Really Going To Be Homeless With My Dog': Tenants Face Eviction Moratorium's End

Monday, August 02, 2021

With more than 7 million Americans behind on rent, a tenant describes her situation upon the end of the moratorium on evictions. Then Virginia Poverty Law Center's Christie Marra explains what's next.


Oh Flock... Clever Cockatoos Are More Culturally Complex Than We Thought

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Cockatoos in Sydney have become expert trash bin burglars. Scientists say birds in different neighborhoods have taught each other different techniques to open the bins, a sign of cultural complexity.


Right To Vote: Historians On What Voting Restrictions Mean For Democracy's Future

Friday, July 16, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with historians about the impact new restrictive voting measures might have on democracy and whether they could potentially change the course of the American experiment.


Miss Nevada Makes History As The 1st Openly Transgender Woman To Compete For Miss USA

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Kataluna Enriquez beat out 21 competitors in Miss Nevada USA pageant, making her the first transgender woman to both hold the title and to enter the field for the national Miss USA pageant.


In 'She Memes Well,' Quinta Brunson Describes The Difficult Path To Her Comedy Career

Monday, June 21, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with actor and stand up comedian Quinta Brunson about her first book, an essay collection called She Memes Well.


Supreme Court Sides With Religious Freedom In High Profile LGBTQ Rights Case

Thursday, June 17, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Currey Cook of Lambda Legal, the gay rights group that wrote a friend-of-the-court brief in the LGBTQ rights case in which the Supreme Court sided with religious freedom.


The Dark-Skinned Afro-Latinx Erasure In 'In The Heights'

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with The Root producer Felice León about colorism and the lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latinx representation in the film In the Heights.