Noel King

Co-host of Today, Explained

Noel King appears in the following:

News Brief: Isaias Moves Up The Coast, COVID-19 Poll, TikTok Negotiations

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina. NPR and IPSOS release poll findings on the national response to the pandemic. Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok's U.S. operations.

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News Brief: Coronavirus Crisis, Biden's VP Process, SpaceX Landing

Monday, August 03, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx says COVID-19 has entered a new phase. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is close to naming a running mate. What the successful SpaceX landing means for space exploration.

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It 'Looks Very Scary For Renters' As Federal Eviction Relief Expiration Nears

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

NPR's Noel King speaks with Matt Desmond, founder of Princeton's Eviction Lab, about the threat of a rising number of evictions nationwide as federal evictions relief draws to an end.

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The Chicks Look Back And Laugh

Friday, July 17, 2020

Gaslighter is country trio The Chicks' (formerly Dixie Chicks) first new album in 14 years. In some ways, the world has finally caught up to the band since it fell out of public favor in 2003.

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Arizona Clinic Grapples With High Demand For COVID-19 Tests

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Coronavirus testing in the U.S. has not kept up with demand. NPR's Noel King talks to Raymond Embry, who runs one of the largest coronavirus testing sites in Arizona, about why that is.

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News Brief: Reopening Setback, Rules For International Students, South China Sea

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

COVID-19 surge forces California to slow reopening. U.S. court hearing may decide the fate of more than a million international students. And, South China Sea becomes a dangerous military flashpoint.

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Trans People 'Have Always Been There,' Says 'Disclosure' Producer Laverne Cox

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Emmy-winning actress is the executive producer of Disclosure, a new documentary on trans representation in Hollywood. Trans people were on film as early as 1914, but often misrepresented.

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News Brief: COVID-19 Cases Surge, CDC's Black Employees, Breonna Taylor Case

Monday, July 13, 2020

Florida breaks record for new COVID-19 cases. Why is COVID-19 hitting people of color harder in the U.S.? Four months ago, Louisville police shot and killed Breonna Taylor in her apartment.

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'Old Guard' Superhero Warriors Battle Their Greatest Foe Yet — Ennui

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood is the first black woman to direct a big budget superhero movie. "I hate the fact that I'm the first — in 2020 that we're still having firsts," she says.

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What Money Can't Solve

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

A confession is tortured out of a suspect. He goes to prison. Thirty-three years later, he gets a check for what he endured. But forgiveness is not part of the bargain. 

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News Brief: Reopening Consequences, Charges Related To Epstein Case

Friday, July 03, 2020

Texas requires masks in counties with more than 20 COVID-19 cases. California orders 19 counties to shut down. And, a British socialite is charged in connection with the Jeffrey Epstein abuse case.

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'Each Day It's More And More': Houston Hospital Makes Room For COVID-19 Surge Cases

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Roberta Schwartz, chief innovation officer at Houston Methodist Hospital, describes how the hospital is dealing with the current influx of COVID-19 cases.

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News Brief: Coronavirus Testing, Russian Bounties, China Enacts Security Law

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

NPR analyzes COVID-19 testing with Harvard researchers. Did the president know Russia was offering to pay Afghan militants to kill U.S. troops? And, China enacts law asserting control over Hong Kong.

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News Brief: COVID-19 Curve, Russian Bounties, 'White Power' Tweet

Monday, June 29, 2020

Coronavirus curve trends upward as cases surge. Reports indicate Russia paid Taliban-linked militias to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. And, critics say Trump fuels racism for political purposes.

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HBO's 'I'll Be Gone In The Dark' Brings The Golden State Killer To The Small Screen

Friday, June 26, 2020

Comedian Patton Oswalt helped finish his late wife Michelle McNamara's true-crime book about the Golden State Killer, I'll Be Gone in the Dark. Now, it's being adapted into a six-part series for HBO.

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A Previously Unreleased Thelonious Monk Concert Is Coming Next Month

Friday, June 19, 2020

In 1968, a teenager convinced Thelonious Monk to play a concert at his high school to ease racial tensions in his community. More than 50 years later, it's been rediscovered and remastered.

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News Brief: Bolton Book, Atlanta Officer Charged, Fla. COVID-19 Cases Surge

Thursday, June 18, 2020

A preview of former national security adviser John Bolton's memoir. The former police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks is charged with felony murder. And as Florida reopens, COVID-19 cases rise.

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'From Here to Equality' Author Makes A Case, And A Plan, For Reparations

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

In a new book, economist William Darity Jr. argues that monetary payments are owed directly to the descendants of enslaved people, to help reverse more than two centuries of disenfranchisement.

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'I See These Conversations As Protective': Talking With Kids About Race

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

What does it mean to be anti-racist, and how should adults talk to kids about race and racism? Children's author Renée Watson and anti-racism scholar Ibram X. Kendi suggest starting with books.

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News Brief: Policing Order, U.S. Troops In Germany, Hanging Deaths Probed

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

President Trump is set to sign an executive order on policing. The U.S. plans to cut the number of troops to Germany. And, probes deepen into the deaths of two black men found hanging from trees.

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