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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.


Former Army Commander Weighs In On Biden's Decision To Pull Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Host Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former U.S. Army Col. Christopher Kolenda about President Biden's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11 of this year.


'Empire Of Pain: The Secret History Of The Sackler Dynasty' Profiles Pharma Family

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Patrick Radden Keefe about his book Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty. The book profiles the family that founded oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma.


Iranian Nuclear Site Hit With Blackout In Suspected Attack

Monday, April 12, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the suspected attack on an Iranian nuclear site over the weekend.


Play It Forward: Angel Bat Dawid Knows How To Deliver Emotion Through Song

Monday, April 05, 2021

NPR speaks with Angel Bat Dawid about capturing emotion in sound, Chicago's influence on her music and the artist she's most grateful for: George Clinton.


'Music Is Music': A Rapper And A Conductor Cross Centuries In Louisville

Friday, March 26, 2021

Rapper-turned-politician Jecorey Arthur is teaming up with Teddy Abrams, the head of the Louisville's orchestra, for a musical collaboration tackling racial injustice.


Play It Forward: Devonté Hynes' Grammys Surprise And Biggest Inspirations

Friday, March 12, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with artist Devonté Hynes about how his Grammy-nominated classical album Fields came together and the artist he is most grateful for – Angel Bat Dawid.


On 'Collapsed In Sunbeams,' Arlo Parks Welcomes Endings And Change

Friday, February 05, 2021

The artist, who is also a mental health ambassador for the British charity CALM, examines mental health and friendship on her new record, Collapsed in Sunbeams.


Langhorne Slim Finds Peace In The Chaos On 'Strawberry Mansion'

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

After getting help with his addiction and while pausing for the pandemic, Langhorne Slim found songs — happy, sad, anxious, joyful — to be pouring out of him like deep breaths.


Rivers Cuomo On Weezer's Latest, 'OK Human,' And The Need To Riff (Or Not)

Friday, January 29, 2021

Cuomo says Weezer is always looking to try the opposite of whatever it just did. Case in point: the band's new orchestral record, made back to back with a metal album.


On 'Swirling,' Marshall Allen Keeps The The Sun Ra Arkestra Soaring Through Space

Monday, November 02, 2020

The 96-year-old saxophonist, who began playing with Sun Ra in the late '50s and continued to lead the Arkestra after its namesake's death, discusses the band's first album in more than 20 years.


In Lara Downes' New Series, Black Musicians Rise To A Pivotal Moment

Monday, October 26, 2020

The pianist joins Ari Shapiro to discuss Amplify With Lara Downes, a video series on Black musicians who have experienced renewed creativity regarding racial injustice.


Autopsies Spark Legal Fight Over Meaning Of Cruel And Unusual Punishment

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

An NPR investigation follows the legal battle unfolding over evidence that many inmates' lungs fill with fluid as they're executed by lethal injection.


Autopsies Show Inmates' Lungs Filling With Fluid As They're Executed

Monday, September 21, 2020

An NPR investigation looked into the autopsies of inmates executed by lethal injection and found evidence that such deaths are far less peaceful than states have claimed for decades.


Gasping For Air: Autopsies Reveal Troubling Effects Of Lethal Injection

Monday, September 21, 2020

For decades, states have claimed that lethal injection is quick, peaceful and painless. An NPR investigation — and legal battles across the country — tell a different story.


NPR Probe: The Troubling Effects Of Lethal Injection

Monday, September 21, 2020

A new investigation from NPR finds that lethal injection causes severe pulmonary edema in the lungs of inmates before they die. The method was first introduced in the United States in 1977.


Meet Linda Diaz, The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Host Ari Shapiro talks with Linda Diaz, the winner of this year's NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Her entry, "Green Tea Ice Cream" is a dreamy R&B song anchored by her skilled and soulful voice.