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How does Kentucky recover from the tornado? Joplin shares some lessons and hope

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Western Kentucky is dealing with the aftermath of a deadly tornado now, but 10 years ago Joplin, Mo., was in the same place. Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley offers his advice for those in Kentucky.


The road to recovery after a devastating tornado

Monday, December 20, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ryan Stanley, the mayor of Joplin, Mo., about recovery efforts and lessons learned from the 2011 tornado that killed 161 people.


As a sea of lava destroys livelihoods on La Palma, it also offers a lifeline

Friday, November 19, 2021

The lava and ash the Cumbre Vieja volcano has spewed for two months have consumed homes and forced thousands to flee. However, the rock formed by the lava will ultimately save the island from the sea.


The metaverse is already here. The debate now is over who should own it

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Metaverse users are wary of Meta's foray into the virtual world. The company, formerly known as Facebook, plans to spend at least $10 billion on its metaverse division this year.


La Palma volcano brings both destruction and renewal to the island

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Carmen Solana, a volcanologist at the University of Portsmouth, about the impact of the ongoing volcano eruption at La Palma, in the Canary Islands.


As migrants travel to the U.S., the U.S. tries to stop them south of the border

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julieta Martinelli about their reporting in Mexico and Colombia on the policies designed to stop migrants from reaching the U.S border.


Facebook bets its future on the metaverse

Monday, November 08, 2021

Facebook has rebranded itself as Meta, banking on the metaverse becoming a significant part of our lives. Not everyone is happy with the company making a mark in a space that has existed for years.


A podcast raises questions about the death of a young Black athlete in Mississippi

Thursday, November 04, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Al Letson, host of the radio show Reveal, about their series on the 2008 death of Billey Joe Johnson after he was pulled over by a white police officer in Mississippi.


Fuel shortages are bringing Haiti to a halt

Monday, November 01, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Linda Thélémaque, country director for Hope for Haiti, about the fuel shortages that are now pushing the nation to the brink of collapse.


President Biden seeks to reaffirm his leadership at G20 summit

Thursday, October 28, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with White House economic and national security advisor Daleep Singh about President Biden's goals for the G20 Rome summit as he faces economic and political challenges.


10 years after the end of Basque separatist violence, some wounds are still open

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Spanish writer Edurne Portela and Tamara Muruetagoiena about the 10 year anniversary of peace in the Basque Country and coming to terms with a history of the conflict.


'Remain in Mexico,' the Trump era policy that haunts the Biden administration

Friday, October 22, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Dana Graber Ladek of the International Organization for Migration in Mexico and Yael Schacher of Refugees International on the future of the "Remain in Mexico" policy.


In Mississippi, 2 years after ICE raids, Latin American immigrants are there to stay

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa and producer Reynaldo Leaños Jr. about their reporting on the aftermath of the largest single-state immigration raid in U.S. history.


Kidnappings have become a common occurrence in Haiti

Monday, October 18, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Yvens Rumbold, director of communications for Policite in Haiti, about the security situation in the country after 17 missionaries were kidnapped by a local gang.


'We belong here, we have always been here': A conversation on the Latinx identity

Friday, October 15, 2021

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to an end, poet Yesika Salgado and Lázaro Lima, a professor at Hunter College, talk about what it means to be Latinx in the United States — and the world — in 2021.


How social media has changed migration to the United States

Thursday, October 14, 2021

For migrants traveling north to the U.S-Mexico border from countries like Chile and Brazil, the trip has become virtually impossible without two things — a smuggler and social media.


Why energy prices are surging in Europe

Thursday, October 07, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Andrea Rizzi, global affairs correspondent for El Pais, about the surge of energy prices in Europe and the impact it's having on its citizens.


Reggaeton rules Latinx music, but not at the Latin Grammys

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Julyssa Lopez, writer for Rolling Stone magazine, and NPR's Felix Contreras, about the controversy around this year's Latin Grammys nominations.


A conversation on what social media means for young people

Monday, October 04, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with YR Media reporter Nina Roehl and Monica Anderson from the Pew Research Center about the use of social media platforms by youth.


Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales speaks about the border and immigration

Friday, October 01, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Congressman Tony Gonzales, a Republican representing Texas' 23rd congressional district, an area that stretches over 800 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border including Del Rio.