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Yola Takes The Whole Wheel With 'Stand For Myself'

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The British-born singer is, after years of successful but imbalanced collaborative work and four Grammy nominations for her last record, finally and fully at the creative helm of her career.


Investigation Lays Out Plot To Kidnap Michigan's Governor

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Buzzfeed reporters Jessica Garrison and Ken Bensinger about the militia group that tried to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from the state capitol building.


How The Pegasus Spyware Worked

Thursday, July 22, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell about the investigation into how spyware infected the devices of international government officials, activists and journalists.


COVID-19 Cases Are Rising As Tokyo Olympics Get Underway

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with New York Times Tokyo bureau chief Motoko Rich on the Japanese public's concern over the government's decision to hold the Olympics despite rising cases of COVID-19.


Joy Oladokun Finds Her Spotlight

Friday, July 09, 2021

Singer-songwriter Joy Oladokun joined All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro to talk about her latest album, in defense of my own happiness.


Play It Forward: Singer Constance Hauman On Harmony, Rhythm, Opera And Funk

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Constance Hauman about her new album, Tropical Thunderstorm, her experiences as a multi-genre musician and an artist she's grateful for: Daf player Asal Malekzadeh.


With 'Mother Nature,' Angelique Kidjo Passes The Torch To Young African Musicians

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The new album from singer Angélique Kidjo, Mother Nature, is a showcase of collaborations with up-and-coming artists from across Africa, including Nigerian star Burna Boy.


Bishops Debate Whether Politicians Who Support Abortion Rights Can Receive Communion

Friday, June 18, 2021

American Catholic bishops voted to move forward with a process that may challenge the eligibility of politicians who support abortion rights, such as President Joe Biden, to receive communion.


Margaret Atwood Reads Her Erotic Poem About Cicadas

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Margaret Atwood reads the poem "Cicadas" from her recent book of poetry called Dearly.


For Philadelphia Band Low Cut Connie, Music Became A Pandemic Support Group

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Last year, cooped up at home, the band Low Cut Connie began to stream performances. Before long, they turned into a musical support group for fans coping with the pandemic.


Children In Gaza Suffer Trauma After Repeated Cycles of War

Thursday, May 20, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Hozayfa Yazji of the Norwegian Refugee Council about the children who have been killed in Gaza — some of whom had been receiving therapy for trauma from prior conflicts.


Play It Forward: George Clinton Is Everyone's Hype Man

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with George Clinton about the legacy of his work, how the spirit of funk is synonymous with freedom and an artist he's grateful for: Constance Hauman.


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.


New Book Expresses Still-Fresh Feelings About A Tumultuous Year

Monday, May 17, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with poet Tracy K. Smith about a new book she co-edited, There's a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis, reflecting on 2020.


St. Vincent On The Sleazy '70s Sounds And The Background Stories Of 'Daddy's Home'

Friday, May 14, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with musician Annie Clark about her new '70s-inspired album as St. Vincent, called Daddy's Home.


Bishops Debate Whether Politicians Who Support Abortion Should Receive Communion

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Should Catholic politicians who support abortion rights be able to receive communion? American bishops have been grappling with this since Biden became the second Catholic president in U.S. history.


White House Commits Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars To Increase Vaccine Access

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House COVID-19 Response Team, about the Biden administration's new plan to increase access to the coronavirus vaccines.


Expert Says New Buprenorphine Rule Will Transform Opioid Addiction Treatment

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about new rules that will make it easier to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid addiction.


Philonise Floyd And Attorney Ben Crump Reflect On Chauvin Verdict

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Philonise Floyd and his attorney Ben Crump about the guilty verdicts finding former officer Derek Chauvin responsible for the death of George Floyd.


'Open Water' Explores Blackness and the Vulnerability of Falling In Love

Monday, April 19, 2021

Caleb Azumah Nelson's Open Water is built on a familiar premise: two young people meet and fall in love. Nelson's debut novel is brimming with references to Black art, music, poetry and photography.