Noel King

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For Inmates With COVID-19, Anxiety and Isolation Make Prison 'Like A Torture Chamber'

Friday, September 25, 2020

NPR's Noel King checks in with John J. Lennon, an inmate at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, about the impact COVID-19 has had on prison life six months into the pandemic.


News Brief: Kentucky Protests, Coronavirus Cases, Hospital Data Rule

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Two Louisville police are shot after charges in Breonna Taylor case spark protests. Which group is driving COVID-19 infections? And, hospitals failing to report COVID-19 data face a federal crackdown.


News Brief: High Court Vacancy, Pandemic's Effects, U.S. Climate Stance

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

President Trump plans to announce his Supreme Court pick on Saturday. The pandemic continues to hurt minority households. And, the U.S. officially exits the Paris climate accords on Nov. 4.


'Conditional Citizens' Examines What It Means To Be An American

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Laila Lalami's new book is Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America. She says conditional citizens — of which she's one — are people sometimes embraced by America, other times rejected.


News Brief: Court Vacancy, COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics, U.N. General Assembly

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Where things stand with the vacancy on the Supreme Court. When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available, who should get it first? And, world leaders will address the U.N. General Assembly virtually.


News Brief: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies, Pandemic Roundup

Monday, September 21, 2020

With six weeks before the election, President Trump and GOP senators seem determined to confirm a Supreme Court Justice before voters cast ballots. And the U.S. COVID-19 death toll nears 200,000.


It's Real, It's Fiction, It's A Paradox: Ayad Akhtar On His 'Homeland Elegies'

Monday, September 14, 2020

The narrator's name in the novel is also Ayad Akhtar, and the book reads like memoir. Akhtar says he had to "pilfer" from his own life to write a novel that had the "addictive thrill" of reality TV.


News Brief: DOJ Defends Trump, Vaccine Is A Hot Button Issue, Rochester Police

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The Justice Department makes an unprecedented move to protect President Trump. A COVID-19 vaccine is a key issue in the presidential race. And, the police chief in Rochester, N.Y., has resigned.


News Brief: Fed Chair Interview, California's Creek Fire, Cohen Releases Book

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

How will the U.S. economy recover after the pandemic? Firefighters attempt to rescue hundreds of people trapped by a wildfire. And, Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney, publishes a book.


News Brief: COVID-19 Pandemic, Calif. Wildfires, Beirut Blast Aftermath

Monday, September 07, 2020

A roundup of the latest coronavirus news. A record setting heat wave hampers efforts to fight California's wildfires. And, an update on the recovery effort in Beirut after last month's massive blast.


'We Aren't Giving Up': Wisconsin Governor Fights To Combat Police Violence

Friday, September 04, 2020

NPR's Noel King speaks with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers about the violence in Kenosha and how he hopes to address it, given that he lacks the support of the Republican-held state legislature.


News Brief: Presidential Campaigns, Alexei Navalny, Daniel Prude's Death

Thursday, September 03, 2020

President Trump and Joe Biden hit the campaign trail. Germany says Novichok was used to poison Russian opposition head. And, family shares police video of Black man's death in New York.


News Brief: Deadly Protest, Police Reform, Politics And Protests

Monday, August 31, 2020

Portland's mayor blames President Trump for the city's deadly violence. Wisconsin state lawmakers to meet for special session on police reform. And, protests are an issue in the presidential race.


Katy Perry On Expanding And Reframing Herself On 'Smile'

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The pop music power house drops her new album, Smile, on Friday, and she's given birth to her first child. Perry talks about the loss of certainty and rebuilding her confidence while making Smile.


First Season Of HBO's 'I May Destroy You' Comes To A Close

Monday, August 24, 2020

The season finale for the HBO series, I May Destroy You, is Monday night. Episodes of the British comedy-drama began airing in June.


News Brief: Democratic Convention, Mail-In Ballots, College Move-In Day

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

A roundup of the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Amid postal changes, states consider changing mail-in ballot rules. And, students move back in at the University of Georgia.


News Brief: Postal Concerns, Convention Amid COVID-19, Belarus Protests

Monday, August 17, 2020

House lawmakers are being called back to address postal service changes. The Democrats' convention begins virtually on Monday. And, demonstrators in Belarus demand that the president steps down.


A New Children's Album Celebrates Kids Who Are Transgender And Nonbinary

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Noel King speaks to music therapist and musician Julie Be of the group Ants on a Log about a new all-star children's album that celebrates trans and nonbinary kids.


News Brief: COVID-19 And Kids, Beirut Blast Aftermath, Chicago Looting

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Nearly 100,00 U.S. children tested positive for COVID-19 during last two weeks of July. Lebanon's government resigns. And, hundreds of young people go on a looting spree in downtown Chicago.


News Brief: U.S. COVID-19 Cases, Eviction Bans Expire, Hong Kong Arrest

Monday, August 10, 2020

More than 5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with COVID-19. Federal and state eviction bans, put in place after the coronavirus, are lapsing. And, a media mogul in Hong Kong has been arrested.