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There are 2 types of immigrants: those who look back, and those who don't. I'm both

Monday, May 30, 2022

My story is unique in some ways, but also similar to that of many immigrants. And it brings up certain questions; like, what are the emotional consequences of emigrating to a different country?


Sen. Murphy says the chances for compromise on gun control are less than 50/50

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who represents the community of Sandy Hook. He has been trying to pass gun control legislation since 2012's elementary school shooting there.


Former Spanish king returns to Spain, for a long weekend

Monday, May 23, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Barcelona-based journalist Alan Ruiz Terol about the return of the former king of Spain to his homeland after almost two years in exile.


In a remote Chinese region, thousands are coerced to work

Friday, May 20, 2022

A new report from a Washington nonprofit tracks whether goods from China's western region of Xinjiang are made with forced labor, and how they make their way to customers in the U.S. and beyond.


Two versions of history collide as Finland and Sweden seek to join NATO

Friday, May 20, 2022

Finland and Sweden have long kept a careful balance — and neutral position — between the West and Russia. But that changed after Moscow invaded Ukraine.


How the U.S. and Russia feel about Finland and Sweden joining NATO

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Finland and Sweden have long kept a neutral position between the West and Russia. But that changed after Moscow invaded Ukraine. Today, the leaders of the two Nordic nations were at the White House.


Meet Alisa Amador, the winner of the 2022 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

This year's winner is a songwriter from Boston, Mass., whose winning song is an ode to feeling like she doesn't fit neatly into any one box.


Journalist Kathy Gannon retires after 35 years covering Afghanistan

Thursday, May 12, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Kathy Gannon, who is retiring after 35 years of covering Afghanistan and Pakistan for The Associated Press, about the most significant moments from those years.


A spying scandal and the fate of Western Sahara

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Diplomatic relations between Spain and Morocco are tense after it was revealed that the phone of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had been hacked with the spyware Pegasus.


Trevor Reed came back home, but Paul Whelan is still imprisoned in Russia

Thursday, April 28, 2022

NPR's Rob Schmitz talks with David Whelan about his feelings about the release of Trevor Reese, while his brother Paul remains in a Russian prison on espionage charges.


'A Strange Loop,' finally, comes to Broadway

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michael R. Jackson, a composer, playwright and lyricist who won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for his musical A Strange Loop. The musical is opening on Broadway Tuesday.


A look at whether the sanctions on Russia are actually working

Thursday, April 07, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Daleep Singh, White House Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economics, about the latest round of sanctions imposed on Russia.


What U.S. intelligence got right and wrong about the war in Ukraine

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman and Fred Kagan of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute about U.S. intelligence in the war in Ukraine.


Sen. Cory Booker says we are witnessing 'a Jackie Robinson moment for our nation'

Monday, April 04, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, about the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for a seat in the Supreme Court.


With 'Unlimited Love,' the Red Hot Chili Peppers continue evolving

Friday, April 01, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with founding members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis and Flea, about their new album, Unlimited Love.


Deputy national security adviser talks about the risk of Russia waging cyberwar

Friday, April 01, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger, about the risk of a cyberwar and how the U.S. might respond to attacks on the country's infrastructure.


Daddy Yankee, a reggaeton 'leyenda,' retires

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee has announced his retirement from music at the age of 45. But it's unclear whether that means he'll never perform or release music again.


In Barcelona, a record attendance for a women's soccer game

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

It's called El Clásico: Each time Barcelona FC and Real Madrid face one other. On Wednesday, it is a women's game that is breaking an attendance record in Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium.


Remembering tío Mel and tía Amalia, lost to COVID

Friday, February 11, 2022

Samuel Lorenzo Jimenez and Amalia Ruiz Martinez, known to their family as tío Mel and tía Amalia, died from COVID-19 in 2020. They are remembered by their niece and Amalia's brother.


Supreme Court blocks creation of 2nd majority-Black congressional district in Alabama

Monday, February 07, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court edged toward a further erosion of the Voting Right act Monday, blocking for now a second majority-Black congressional district in Alabama for the 2022 election.