Ryan Benk

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The Federal Government Is Making HIV Prevention Treatment Free — But There's A Catch

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The brand-name version of the once-daily pill that is 99% effective at preventing HIV used to cost upwards of $1,800 a month. Federal guidance now makes getting the drug with insurance cheaper.


Stonewall Survives The Pandemic And Celebrates Another Pride Month

Monday, June 28, 2021

Fifty-two years ago, police raided the Stonewall Inn in New York which catered to LGBTQ customers. COVID-19 almost closed the bar, but during Pride Month, people have been celebrating there.


Skepticism Of Science In A Pandemic Isn't New. It Helped Fuel The AIDS Crisis

Sunday, May 23, 2021

It's been 40 years since the first U.S. AIDS cases were were reported, and some who experienced the early years of the crisis say the effects of denialism then have carried into the COVID-19 pandemic.


'It's A Sin' Brings A Lost Generation Of Gay Men To Life

Friday, February 19, 2021

A new British TV drama looks at the lives of gay men in London at the very start of the AIDS crisis — back when no one wanted to stop the party, and no one thought the virus could touch them.


Trove Of Antique Portraits, Including 1 Of Susan B. Anthony, Found In Attic

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

The new owner of a building in Geneva, N.Y., found a walled-off room — sealed by drywall and lost to time. There he discovered century-old photographs and equipment — and a mystery.


Rep. James Clyburn Proposes To Make 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing' The National Hymn

Friday, January 22, 2021

Rep. James Clyburn says it's time for "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" to be honored as the national hymn, and on Jan. 13, he filed a bill to try to make that official.


What Got Us Through 2020? For Many, It Was Hobbies, Relationships And 4-Legged Pals

Friday, January 01, 2021

It was a tough year. NPR's Morning Edition asked what helped get you to 2021. Some people turned to art or letter writing. And others found escape by following a steer named Crouton online.


In 2020, Protests Spread Across The Globe With A Similar Message: Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Journalists based in Colombia, South Africa and Indonesia talk about how the Black Lives Matter movement inspired activists abroad this year.


Toledo Zoo Discovers Tasmanian Devils That Glow

Monday, December 14, 2020

A conservation technician at the Toledo Zoo recently discovered the Tasmanian Devils had biofluorescent ears, eyes and snout. It's not exactly clear what purpose the trait serves in mammals.


'IRL' Author Says It's OK That We're Spending So Much Of Our Lives Online

Monday, December 07, 2020

In a new book, Chris Stedman asks what it means to be real in a time when humans are interacting in digital spaces more than ever.


Asian American And Pacific Islander Turnout Helped Hand Biden Georgia

Friday, December 04, 2020

Asian American voter turnout was up 91% on Election Day 2020 compared to 2016. Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood with Asian Americans Advancing Justice's Atlanta chapter describes how activists made that happen.


Gabriel Garzón-Montano's 'Agüita' Is A Rebuke Of Genre's Limitations

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

NPR's David Greene speaks with the singer and multi-instrumentalist about his new album, exploring his roots in Colombia and the influence of his late mother on his music.


Outside The Focus Of Major Parties, Black Pittsburghers Vow To Get Out The Vote

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Both the Trump and Biden campaigns are competing for voters in key swing states like Pennsylvania. But is either of the major parties trying to engage Black voters in cities like Pittsburgh?


U.S.-Funded Radio Free Europe In Hungary Would Be An 'Insult,' Says Foreign Minister

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

NPR spoke to the country's top diplomat, Peter Szijjarto, about his government's hard-line stances against migration and liberal European Union policies.


In Jacksonville, Fla., High Tides Threaten To Make Irma's Flooding Worse

Monday, September 11, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Jacksonville, Fla., faces its worst flooding in more than a century. Officials are warning residents to stay put, and they say high tides could create dangerous conditions all week.


Hurricane-Free For A Decade, Florida Residents May Have Storm Amnesia

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Hurricane season has begun. On average, Florida gets a hurricane about every two years. But there hasn't been one in nearly 11 years. This has emergency managers worried about residents' complacency.


New Hearings Aim to Uncover Mysteries of El Faro Sinking

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Last fall, the sinking of the 800-foot S.S. El Faro cargo ship killed 33 crew members. The incident is considered the worst commercial maritime disaster in the U.S. in decades.