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Biden administration invites ordinary citizens to help resettle refugees

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The Biden administration is encouraging ordinary U.S. citizens to help resettle refugees, via the newly launched sponsorship program Welcome Corps in partnership with non-profit organizations.


From gospel to opera: soprano Latonia Moore makes the world her stage

Monday, October 24, 2022

Soprano Latonia Moore's journey to the world's greatest opera stages began singing gospel — in her grandfather's church — and jazz


The hidden faces of hunger in America

Sunday, October 02, 2022

More than 1.2 million people struggled to put food on the table at some point last year in the Washington, D.C. region. Tens of millions more are struggling across the country.


Hunger in America: Millions of Americans didn't have enough food last year

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The White House hosted a conference this week to focus attention on hunger, nutrition and health. Food banks are having a tough time — dealing with the pandemic and now inflation.


Pianist Chad Lawson seeks to heal in new album

Friday, September 23, 2022

Pianist and composer Chad Lawson releases a double album recorded at Abbey Road, joined on some tracks by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, violinist Esther Yoo and cellist/composer Peter Gregson.


A new label revives forgotten female composers' music

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The new record label La Boîte à Pépites is dedicated to raising the profile of female composers whose works have been neglected.


Allyson Felix launches a child care initiative for athlete moms

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Allyson Felix is the most decorated US track and field athlete in history. As she wraps up her last season, she focuses on supporting other athletes moms.


Poet Amanda Gorman celebrates the gift of Blackness for Juneteenth

Friday, June 17, 2022

To mark the holiday, Gorman reads "Fury and Faith," a poem from Call Us What We Carry. She says her collection's title reflects how "we all can be vessels of both hurt and hope at the same time."


A Ukrainian family finds solace in America but cannot escape heartbreak

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

When Russia invaded Ukraine, Eka Koliubaieva and her two daughters fled to the U.S., where a Virginia couple took them in after learning about the family's plight from a Facebook post.


NATO chief warns of heavier fighting in 'new phase' of Ukraine war

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Leila Fadel talks to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about Ukraine's renewed request for weaponry, and the latest predictions on how Russian forces will fight the war in the future.


Mexican American superhero saves Ukrainian civilians in comic book issue

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Fed up with Mexico's non-interventionist policy after Russia invaded Ukraine, Héctor Rodríguez sends his Mexican American superhero to Mariupol in the latest issue of the series.


George Floyd remembered in new choral work

Friday, March 25, 2022

In "A Knee on the Neck," composer Adolphus Hailstork and librettist Herbert Martin pay tribute to Floyd's memory and offer hope for the future – while wrestling with the realities of the present day.