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Vaxxed & Waxed, Booked & Busy: Post-Vaccination Beauty Salon Boom

Friday, June 04, 2021

After a tough financial year for the beauty industry, salons are seeing a much welcome boost in bookings now that more adults in the U.S. are vaccinated.


What Russia Stands To Gain By Backing Belarus

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

After some European countries blocked access to Belarusian airlines after officials arrested an opposition journalist on a commercial flight, NPR asks an expert about Putin's support for Belarus.


America's Satanic Panic Returns — This Time Through QAnon

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

In the 1980s, false accusations of satanic ritual abuse spread across the U.S. Now, QAnon has revived those fears, borrowing from the playbook of the Satanic Panic from decades prior.


Election Politics Amid Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Monday, May 17, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with University of Maryland professor Shibley Telhami about how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affects the political landscape for Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu.


The U.S. Is Headed Away From The Ideals Of Democracy, Says Author Masha Gessen

Thursday, May 13, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Masha Gessen, author of Surviving Autocracy, about the state of U.S. democracy, as House Republicans continue to embrace former President Trump's lies about the election.


A Look At Instability In Afghanistan After Blast In Kabul

Monday, May 10, 2021

The President of Afghanistan has proclaimed Tuesday a national day of mourning after a horrific attack over the weekend on a girls' school in Kabul in which dozens were killed.


A Housing Attorney's Thoughts On The State Of The Eviction Moratorium

Thursday, May 06, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with housing attorney Lee Camp about Wednesday's ruling that the CDC doesn't have the authority to stop land lords from evicting people during a pandemic.


Hollywood Foreign Press Association To Vote On Reforms Under Pressure From Publicists

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Los Angeles Times staff writer Stacy Perman about reforms the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will vote on Thursday under pressure from top Hollywood publicists.


Rev. Al Sharpton Reflects After Delivering Andrew Brown Jr.'s Eulogy

Monday, May 03, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Rev. Al Sharpton, who delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Andrew Brown, Jr. He talks about the family's request to deliver special remarks and reflections.


West Virginia Governor Discusses His $100 Offer To Young People Who Get Vaccinated

Friday, April 30, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Republican Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia about his plan offering $100 savings bonds to people between the ages of 16 and 35 who get a COVID-19 vaccine.


Wave Of 'Anti-Protest' Bills Could Threaten First Amendment

Friday, April 30, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Nick Robinson, of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, about the dozens of anti-protest bills introduced by Republican lawmakers this year.


Behind The Demographics Shifts That Are Reshaping Political Power In The U.S.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Alexa Ura, reporter for the Texas Tribune, about the demographic shifts that are driving Sunbelt states like Texas to grow in population and political power.


Elizabeth City Mayor Urges Calm After Judge Rules Not To Release Bodycam Footage

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Elizabeth City, N.C. Mayor Bettie Parker, who declared a state of emergency in her city ahead of the release of bodycam video to the family of Andrew Brown Jr.


Russia And U.S. At Odds Over Alexei Navalny, Ukraine

Monday, April 26, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with foreign policy expert Angela Stent about Russia's military movements near Ukraine and Alexei Navalny's condition.


In The Wake Of Chauvin's Conviction, A Look Back At The Origins Of American Policing

Thursday, April 22, 2021

In the wake of Derek Chauvin's conviction for the murder of George Floyd, we examine the tension that has existed between African American communities and the police for centuries.


American Indicators Check-In: The Faces And Stories Behind The Economic Statistics

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the American indicators, four people whose stories illustrate what the American economy faces a month after President Biden signed a coronavirus relief bill into law.


Indianapolis Pastor 'Angry' and 'Bewildered' By City's Gun Violence

Friday, April 16, 2021

After the mass shooting Thursday in Indianapolis, NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Rev. Charles Harrison, president of the Indianapolis TenPoint Coalition, about the impact of gun violence in his city.


How A Humble Bookseller Helped Give Rise To The Renaissance

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mary Louise Kelly talks with author Ross King about his new book The Bookseller of Florence, inspired by the history of the "Street of Booksellers" found in Florence, Italy.


On 'Company's Comin',' Leslie Jordan And Gospel Greats Sing For Joy

Friday, April 02, 2021

Emmy award-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan's popularity has reached new heights during the pandemic, now marked with the release of his new gospel music album, Company's Comin'.


Lauv Embraces How He's Feeling

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Lauv has toured around the world and gathered billions of streams. He's finally releasing his debut album, ~how i'm feeling~.