Noel King

Co-host of Today, Explained

Noel King appears in the following:

News Brief: Climate Report, Taliban Gains, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Trial

Monday, August 09, 2021

A landmark new report finds that climate change is accelerating. Taliban fighters took control of three Afghan cities on Sunday. The maker of Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, returns to court Monday.

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Jack Antonoff And Bruce Springsteen Head Home To Jersey On Bleachers' 'Chinatown'

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Singer-songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff joined Noel King of Morning Edition to talk about his band Bleachers' new album, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, and the influence of home.

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How Climate Change Is Driving Extreme Weather

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Weather-wise, it's been a disastrous summer. Scientists say climate change is driving deadly weather disasters around the world, as hotter temperatures produce deeper droughts and heavier rains.

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News Brief: CDC Mask Guidance, Jan. 6 Riot Hearing, Simone Biles' Decision

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The CDC reverses masking recommendation. Four police officers testify at hearing on the Capitol insurrection. Gymnast Simone Biles withdraws from the individual all-around at the Tokyo Games.

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Simone Biles' Olympic Experience Highlights The Issue Of Mental Health

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Simone Biles has withdrawn from two women's gymnastics events, saying the Olympics have been "really stressful." On Wednesday, she withdrew from the individual all-around final.

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As The Delta Variant Rages, Calls Grow For Vaccine Mandates

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

An increasing number of cities, states, counties and hospitals are making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory. But not all health care workers are on board.

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News Brief: Jan. 6 Probe, Vaccine Mandates, Opioid Trial

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A House select committee opens its probe into the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Vaccination mandates take shape across the U.S. A federal opioid trial in West Virginia goes to closing arguments.

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A Prismatic Prince Shines Again On 'Welcome 2 America'

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Keyboardist Morris Hayes, a longtime collaborator and friend of Prince, speaks with NPR's Noel King about his experience co-producing Prince's latest posthumous album Welcome 2 America.

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Olympic Spotlight: U.S. Women Participate In Gymnastics Team Final

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The U.S. women's gymnastics team hasn't lost an Olympic or world championship since 2011. But that may change at the Tokyo Olympics. During qualifying, the squad did not look as sharp as usual.

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Pentagon Chief To Visit Regions In Southeast Asia That Are Potential Flashpoints

Monday, July 26, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is traveling to Southeast Asia, the first Cabinet secretary to do so since President Biden took office. The trip comes at a time of growing tension with China.

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Dr. Fauci Warns That COVID-19 Cases Are Headed In The Wrong Direction

Monday, July 26, 2021

As the delta variant fuels a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, the nation's leading infectious disease expert says the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction, and a vaccine booster may be needed.

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News Brief: Variant Warning, Biden-Al-Kadhimi Meeting, Climate Meeting

Monday, July 26, 2021

The delta variant fuels a sharp rise in U.S. COVID-19 cases. President Biden meets Monday with Iraq's prime minister. The world's leading climate scientists will finalize a comprehensive assessment.

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The Afghan Government Retains Significant Military Capabilities, CIA Chief Says

Friday, July 23, 2021

In an exclusive NPR interview, CIA Director William Burns addresses Taliban advances in Afghanistan, and what U.S. intelligence can do once the U.S. military leaves the country.

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A New Season Begins For The Much-Loved Sitcom 'Ted Lasso'

Friday, July 23, 2021

Emmy-nominated Ted Lasso begins its second season on Friday. Does it live up to Season One's hype?

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News Brief: CIA's Afghan Operations, Moïse's Funeral, Tokyo Olympics

Friday, July 23, 2021

As the security situation devolves, the CIA will remain in Afghanistan to gather intelligence. There's a funeral mass for Haiti's assassinated president. Also on Friday, the Olympics officially begin.

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News Brief: House's Jan. 6 Probe, Opioid Settlement, ESPN Departure

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Two GOP nominees are rejected from a panel set to probe the Capitol riot. States reach a $26 billion national opioid settlement. Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN after a colleague's remark about race.

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Ex-Trump Adviser Is Charged With Acting As An Agent For A Foreign Government

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Thomas Barrack, who chaired former President Donald Trump's inauguration committee, has been arrested on federal charges that he acted as an agent of the United Arab Emirates.

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News Brief: Infrastructure Vote, Bootleg Fire, Olympics' COVID Concerns

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

A bipartisan infrastructure bill faces a crucial test in the Senate. Dry, windy conditions fuel Oregon's Bootleg Fire. The Tokyo Olympics, which begin this week, are different because of COVID-19.

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Global Settlement Would Resolve Ongoing And Future Opioid Crisis Lawsuits

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Negotiators appear close to a final opioid settlement meant to resolve a tsunami of lawsuits against some of the nation's biggest drugmakers and distributors.

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Haiti's Power Struggle Is Over: Ariel Henry Will Become Prime Minister

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

There appears to be a political truce between the two men who say they were the prime minister following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Claude Joseph will step down.

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