Noel King

Co-host of Today, Explained

Noel King appears in the following:

Spike Lee: Black People Have 'Been Fighting For This Country From Day One'

Monday, June 15, 2020

Lee's film, Da 5 Bloods, follows four black veterans who go back to present day Vietnam to bring home the remains of their beloved former squad leader who was killed in combat.


News Brief: Trump Disparities Plan, Police Overhaul, COVID-19 Vaccine

Friday, June 12, 2020

President Trump outlines plan to address disparities in black communities. Examining efforts to overhaul policing. And, Operation Warp Speed aims to get a vaccine on the market far sooner than normal.


Rashad Turner Had Wanted To Be A Cop. He Founded A Black Lives Matter Chapter Instead

Friday, June 05, 2020

The St. Paul, Minn., native trained to be a police officer — because he wanted to help. To him, the cops were the good guys. But what once felt like a calling to wear a badge ended long ago.


For One Immigrant Community, George Floyd's Death Isn't Just About Black And White

Thursday, June 04, 2020

George Floyd's death isn't just a story about a black man and the white cop charged with his murder. Among Asian Americans, the involvement of Hmong officer Tou Thao is stirring a racial debate.


How A Mother Protects Her Black Teenage Son From The World

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Minnesota state Rep. Ruth Richardson doesn't want her teenage son, Shawn, a track athlete, to go running outside. "You can't do the same things that your white friends do," she remembers telling him.


News Brief: Trump Threatens Military Action To Stop Protests

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Protesters cleared to make way for President Trump's church visit, and he threatened to send troops to states to end protests. And, store owner wishes clerk wouldn't have called 911 on George Floyd.


News Brief: Protests Over George Floyd's Death Show No Signs Of Letting Up

Monday, June 01, 2020

Protests in response to George Floyd's killing, while he was in police custody in Minnesota, have erupted across the country. We report on protests in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.


Plane Carrying Around 100 People Crashes In Karachi

Friday, May 22, 2020

A plane carrying around 100 people has crashed in the Pakistani port city of Karachi. It was only a few days ago, on May 15, that domestic flights were allowed to resume in the country.


Man Drives 500 Miles To Celebrate Daughter's Birthday

Friday, May 22, 2020

Julio Cesar Segura always buys his daughter a chicken sandwich for her birthday. He didn't let COVID-19 stop him this year. He drove 500 miles to her new home to eat a socially distant lunch with her.


News Brief: China's Hong Kong Law, Coronavirus College Tests, Guantanamo Delays

Friday, May 22, 2020

China considers controversial Hong Kong security laws. Colleges prepare to reopen in the fall. And, COVID-19 delays trials at Guantanamo Bay.


News Brief: Lockdown Study, U.S. COVID-19 Hot Spots, Syrian War Crimes Trial

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A study reveals thousands died due to coronavirus shutdown delays. Three U.S. cities remain areas of concern during the pandemic. And, a landmark Syrian war crime trial resumes in Germany.


News Brief: Stimulus Debate, Pollution Study, Cyclone Amphan

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

How quickly can the economy rebound from the pandemic shutdown? Fewer people are driving but that doesn't mean less air pollution. And, millions of people in India and Bangladesh brace for a cyclone.


News Brief: WHO Meeting, Hydroxychloroquine, Senate Panel Hearing

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

WHO's general assembly meets for second day. President Trump says he is taking a drug to protect against COVID-19. And, the Fed chairman and Treasure secretary will testify before a Senate panel.


Morning News: WHO Meeting, U.S. Automakers, Florida's Phase 1

Monday, May 18, 2020

The World Health Organization holds its annual meeting virtually to discuss COVID-19 response. Big U.S. carmakers restart production Monday. And as Florida reopens, coronavirus cases increase.


News Brief: Unemployment Data, Michael Flynn Case, Georgia Shooting

Friday, May 08, 2020

The Labor Department is expected to report a very bad jobless report. The Justice Department drops a case against an ex-Trump adviser. And, an update on the death of an unarmed black man in Georgia.


News Brief: COVID-19 Testing, Georgia Shooting, Montana Schools

Thursday, May 07, 2020

An update on coronavirus testing. Georgia authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an unarmed black jogger. And, a small number of students in Montana go back to school Thursday.


News Brief: Task Force Transition, Liability Lawsuit Debate, Stimulus Checks

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The White House plans to phaseout the coronavirus task force. Congressional Republicans want to shield employers from lawsuits over the coronavirus. And, some stimulus checks went to dead people.


News Brief: Pandemic Toll, California Businesses, Venezuela Failed Coup

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

White House rejects government report projecting rising COVID-19 death toll. Some California stores will reopen as early as Friday. And, Venezuela's president says U.S. sent men to assassinate him.


News Brief: Lockdown Orders, Senate Returns To D.C., Saudi Oil

Monday, May 04, 2020

Mobile phone data show more Americans are leaving home despite orders. The Senate is back in session Monday for the first time since March. And, U.S. considers blocking arriving Saudi oil tankers.


News Brief: Virus Warnings Delayed, Nurses' Safety, Mortage Payments Missed

Friday, April 24, 2020

NPR probe finds conflicts and shortages delayed COVID-19 early warning system. Nurses keep risking their lives to treat patients. And, millions of homeowners skip mortgage payments due to pandemic.