Sacha Pfeiffer

Sacha Pfeiffer appears in the following:

Guantánamo prosecutors are exploring plea deals in 9/11 case after years of setbacks

Monday, March 21, 2022

After 20 years of failure, the U.S. military court in Guantánamo is admitting a 9/11 trial may never happen. Instead, the defendants may plead guilty, serve life in prison and avoid the death penalty.

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Former NATO commander says a no-fly zone over Ukraine must be on the table

Thursday, March 03, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with retired U.S. Air Force general Philip Breedlove about calls for a no-fly zone over Ukraine — and why that could push Russia and the democratic West closer to war.

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Jan. 6 panel member on the court filing alleging criminal conspiracy by Trump

Thursday, March 03, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California about a new court filing from the House Jan. 6 committee.

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Sarah Polley on the medical advice that inspired her to confront memories of her pain

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with actress, director and writer Sarah Polley about her new book, Run Towards the Danger.

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Foreign policy expert argues Russia won't stop until it has conquered Ukraine

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Angela Stent, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about what could be guiding Putin's decision-making in Ukraine.

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Samantha Power on meeting with refugees crossing out of Ukraine

Monday, February 28, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Samantha Power of the United States Agency for International Development about the humanitarian and refugee crisis resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn shares his view of Biden's presidency

Monday, February 28, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina about President Biden's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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CTE might be used as a legal defense more often as research into the disorder evolves

Friday, February 11, 2022

Some people charged with assault and even murder have blamed CTE, a type of brain damage. The legal strategy is rare, but may become more common as research into the disease develops.

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Companies are increasingly using a legal strategy that prevents future lawsuits

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

A controversial legal shield called a "third-party release" is hidden inside some high profile bankruptcies, like Purdue Pharma and the Weinstein Company. Some claim they deny victims justice.

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Members listened in terror via live stream as their Texas synagogue was taken hostage

Sunday, January 16, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Anna Eisen, one of the founding members of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, about what the community experienced during the hostage situation.

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The latest from Israel on vaccinations and the omicron surge

Sunday, January 16, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks to Dr. Manfred Green of the University of Haifa about what Israel has learned about vaccinations and the new Omicron surge.

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Jana Horn's journey to her debut album 'Optimism'

Sunday, January 16, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks to Texas musician Jana Horn about her debut folk album, "Optimism."

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Mackenzie Davis on creating the fictional pandemic drama 'Station Eleven' during COVID

Sunday, January 16, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Mackenzie Davis, who stars in the HBO Max series "Station Eleven." It's based on the novel about survivors of a flu pandemic that kills most of the world's population.

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How health workers are getting through the day in the face of surging COVID cases

Sunday, January 16, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks to Duke University Hospital emergency physician Dr. Daniel Buckland about the state of his hospital as the Omicron variant surges.

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More than a third of U.S. adults don't get enough sleep. Here's how to get the rest we need

Sunday, January 16, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Lauren Whitehurst, a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in sleep, about who in our society doesn't get enough sleep and why that's a problem.

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Beavers have been moving into the Arctic, accelerating the effects of climate change

Sunday, January 16, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Helen Wheeler, a wildlife ecologist from Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K., on the impacts beavers are having as they move into the Arctic tundra.

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International help heads to Tonga after Saturday's massive underwater volcano eruption

Sunday, January 16, 2022

An underwater volcano erupted Saturday near Tonga, sending tsunamis across the pacific basin.

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The Red Cross says the supply of blood for medical use is dangerously low

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Blood supplies are low at hospitals across the country, and the American Red Cross hopes people will continue to donate blood in order to bolster supplies.

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20 years in, what's next for Guantanamo Bay and the 39 prisoners still there

Sunday, January 16, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School, about the future of the U.S. military court and prison at Guantanamo Bay.

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Jabari Asim on his latest novel 'Yonder' and the power of historical fiction

Sunday, January 16, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Jabari Asim about his new novel "Yonder." It's about the relationships and experiences of a group of enslaved people in the antebellum South.

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