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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.