Sacha Pfeiffer

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A Guantánamo inmate was released to Belize after suing for wrongful imprisonment

Friday, February 03, 2023

A 42-year-old Pakistani man who spent nearly half his life in U.S. custody has been released from Guantánamo and resettled in Belize after suing the Biden administration for unlawful imprisonment.

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Pakistani man who was tortured by the CIA is released from Guantanamo Bay

Friday, February 03, 2023

A prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, who sued the Biden administration for unlawful imprisonment, has been released, and is now living in Belize.

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Encore: Actress Andrea Riseborough on her new movie, 'To Leslie'

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with actress Andrea Riseborough about her new movie, To Leslie. It's about a single mother who wins the lottery but quickly loses the money.

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Why the high forgiveness rate of PPP loans is troubling to many people

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The majority of Paycheck Protection Program loans given to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic have been forgiven, but new data show the program was rampant with fraud.

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How the Paycheck Protection Program went from good intentions to a huge free-for-all

Monday, January 09, 2023

An NPR analysis of data released by the Small Business Administration shows the vast majority of Paycheck Protection Program loans have been forgiven, even though the program was rampant with fraud.

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A congressional report says financial technology companies fueled rampant PPP fraud

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program, which gave potentially forgivable loans to small businesses during the pandemic, was largely due to financial technology companies, according to a new report.

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Financial technology companies enabled Paycheck Protection Program fraud

Thursday, December 01, 2022

A new congressional report finds that financial technology companies enabled fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program, which gave forgivable loans to small businesses during the pandemic.

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Pablo Eisenberg, a fierce critic of nonprofits and philanthropy, died at age 90

Monday, November 28, 2022

Pablo Eisenberg, a loud and influential voice in the nonprofit sector who spoke widely and bluntly about his belief that philanthropy often benefits the wealthy more than the needy, died at age 90.

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The oldest inmate at the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba was released

Monday, October 31, 2022

The oldest inmate at the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba was released, reducing the inmate population to 35. This is part of the Biden administration's ongoing push to close the prison.

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Americans are concerned about their economy, and the global economic outlook is worse

Friday, October 21, 2022

Inflation and fears of a recession are dominating headlines in the U.S., and a series of global crises means that the economic outlook is even more precarious in some other parts of the world.

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Jan. 6 committee issues a subpoena on Trump and wants him to testify mid-November

Friday, October 21, 2022

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issued a subpoena on former President Donald Trump. The committee wants him to testify by mid-November.

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MIT Professor says the pandemic exposed the need to update U.S. government technology

Friday, October 21, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with MIT economics professor David Autor about how outdated U.S. government technology contributed to fraud in pandemic aid, like the Paycheck Protection Program.

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California tribes reclaim 200 miles of coastline and will manage it using tradition

Friday, October 21, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Resighini Rancheria Executive Director Megan Rocha about California tribes reclaiming the right to manage parts of the state's coastline.

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Author Rossi Anastopoulo on her new book, "Sweet Land of Liberty"

Friday, October 21, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with author Rossi Anastopoulo about her new book, "Sweet Land of Liberty: A History of America in 11 Pies."

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Avoggedon strikes Philadelphia: One nonprofit gives away thousands of avocados

Thursday, October 20, 2022

A food distribution company in Philadelphia, Pa., had a few too many avocados on hand. Its solution? Giving them away for free.

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Actress Andrea Riseborough on her new movie, "To Leslie"

Thursday, October 20, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with actress Andrea Riseborough about her new movie, "To Leslie." It's about a single mother who wins the lottery but quickly loses the money.

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Changing locations online to buy games for cheap actually helped one indie developer

Thursday, October 20, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with John Walker who wrote a Kotaku post about 'price tourism.' It allows gamers to buy video games at lower prices from countries with weaker economies.

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The beloved cartoon 'Arthur' pivots to podcasting

Thursday, October 20, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Carol Greenwald, executive producer at GBH Kids, about how her team is formatting the beloved cartoon "Arthur" as a podcast.

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What can reparations for slavery look like in the United States? One man has ideas

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Professor Andrew Delbanco gave this year's annual Jefferson Lecture, titled, "The Question of Reparations: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future," where he addressed reparations for slavery in the U.S.

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Putin orders martial law in four Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered martial law in four Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine.

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