Monika Evstatieva

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One-time supporter of Guantánamo's military court now says it was 'doomed'

Monday, April 03, 2023

Former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson speaks with Sacha Pfeiffer about his change-of-heart on Guantánamo and his belief that the 9/11 case should be settled rather than taken to trial.


The Queen's Cartoonists: Where jazz meets animation and hints of musical circus

Friday, March 24, 2023

The Queen's Cartoonists is a jazz band with elements of classical music, comedy and clowning that performs music live to animation, both old and contemporary.


What It's Like Inside The U.S. Processing Center Welcoming Thousands Of Afghans

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

For the past two weeks, thousands of Afghans have arrived in the U.S. Many have passed through a huge makeshift processing center in Virginia. NPR reporters got an exclusive look inside the facility.


The Afghan Army Collapsed In Days. Here Are The Reasons Why

Friday, August 20, 2021

The U.S. military spent years training Afghan soldiers to fight insurgents. Yet in a matter of days, the Afghan National Army collapsed, and the Taliban captured the country. What went wrong?


U.S. Companies Shifted To Make N95 Respirators During COVID. Now, They're Struggling

Friday, June 25, 2021

When an N95 respirator shortage left hospitals scrambling in 2020, U.S. manufacturers stepped in. Now, those companies are facing bankruptcies and layoffs as Chinese-made masks flood the market again.


The Capitol Siege: The Arrested And Their Stories

Friday, March 05, 2021

More than 250 people have been charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. NPR is looking at the cases. Each provides clues to questions surrounding the attack: Who joined the mob? What did they do? And why?


National Stockpile Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge

Monday, December 07, 2020

The pandemic has overwhelmed the Strategic National Stockpile that supports the nation during emergencies. The system is trying to restock but is still unlikely to meet the country's needs.


A Revamped Strategic National Stockpile Still Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge

Monday, November 23, 2020

The Strategic National Stockpile stores critical supplies. It fell short when the pandemic first hit. Now, a new effort is being implemented, but it's still not providing what the U.S. needs.


Strategic National Stockpile Tries To Prepare For Coronavirus In Winter

Monday, November 23, 2020

The pandemic has overwhelmed the Strategic National Stockpile that supports the nation during emergencies. The system is trying to restock but is still unlikely to meet the country's needs.


Anatomy Of A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory

Friday, July 10, 2020

Conspiracy theories need the right ingredients to take off, and the coronavirus pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. Here's how fear, wealth and social media all play a role.


How Decades Of Bans On Police Chokeholds Have Fallen Short

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A federal ban on police use of chokeholds has been discussed in recent weeks, but NPR reviewed the internal policies of several large U.S. police departments and found them difficult to enforce.


Juan Gabriel's 'Amor Eterno' Takes On New Meaning After El Paso Shooting

Sunday, August 11, 2019

In El Paso, the song "Amor Eterno" has taken on a new poignancy as it's played at vigils and memorials.


The Curious Tale Of The Band Luxury, Who Escaped Tragedy And Embraced Faith

Saturday, July 06, 2019

A new film follows the indie rockers' rise in the 1990s, the traffic accident that disrupted their lives and their recent return — after three of the members became Orthodox priests.


Finding 'The Balance': Jazz Legend Abdullah Ibrahim Looks To Past, Present And Future

Sunday, June 30, 2019

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with legendary South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim about his latest album, The Balance.


Madonna Introduces 'Madame X': 'Honesty Is A Commodity Right Now'

Thursday, June 13, 2019

On her 14th studio album, Madame X, Madonna sings in Portuguese and Spanish in addition to English and highlights multicultural influences that she's encountered while living in Lisbon, Portugal.


A Mixologist's Guide To 'No-Proof' Cocktails

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Alcohol-free cocktails are growing more popular as millennials and health seekers pare back their drinking habits. Washington, D.C., bartender Derek Brown shares a few craft recipes ripe for summer.


Lucy Dacus' Mother's Day Message Is One Of Truth And Consideration

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with indie rock singer and songwriter Lucy Dacus about her song "My Mother And I."


Baloji Finds His Freedom In Between Genres

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Congolese-Belgian musician Baloji blends hip-hop, funk and traditional Congolese sounds to create his own unique music.


Big Wild Bottles His Challenges And Curiosities Into Debut Album

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Electronic composer Jackson Stell, who performs as Big Wild, ventures into singing for the first time with his debut album Superdream.


Hozier Issues 'A Squeeze Of The Hand' To Humanity With 'Wasteland, Baby!'

Saturday, March 02, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Hozier about his latest album, Wasteland, Baby!