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A whistleblower spurred new calls for oversight of Facebook. Now what happens?

Monday, October 11, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Nate Persily, director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center, about his proposal to allow for more independent oversight of Facebook.


Young kids 5 to 11 are a one step closer to a COVID-19 vaccine

Thursday, October 07, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Grace Lee, a pediatrician and chair of the CDC's Committee on Immunization Practices, about what's ahead for approving vaccines for younger kids.


Why Texas' Draft Map Of Congressional Districts Is Rankling Many Black, Latino Voters

Thursday, September 30, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center, and James Barragán, reporter at The Texas Tribune, about the redistricting process in Texas and around the country.


Oregon Sen. Wyden On How Taxing The Rich Could Fund Democrats' Priorities

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, about crafting the Democrats' spending bill and options to raise taxes on the rich to pay for his party's priorities.


Thousands Of Afghans Likely Stuck Near Mazir-i-Sharif Airport, Trying To Flee

Monday, September 13, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise talks with a Special Immigration Visa applicant hoping to board a plane out of Afghanistan from the Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport.


Gen Z Is Feeling 'Meh' About The Vaccine. The White House Is Calling In The Pop Stars

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Only about 42% of 18- to 24-year-olds are fully vaccinated. Eager to reach them, the White House is calling in pop stars and trying to spread the word on TikTok.


Inside The Courtroom At Derek Chauvin's Sentencing

Friday, June 25, 2021

On Friday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years for the murder of George Floyd. A jury found Chauvin guilty on three counts in April.


White House Adviser Says Biden Will Keep Pushing For 'Human Infrastructure Bill,' Too

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, on President Biden's infrastructure plan and expanded child tax credits.


How Lin-Manuel Miranda And Quiara Alegría Hudes Assert Dignity With 'In The Heights'

Friday, June 11, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Lin-Manuel Miranda and screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes about their new film In the Heights, based off the Tony-award winning musical Miranda created and starred in.


We Hold These Truths: How Newsroom Leaders Wrestled With Covering A Tumultuous Year

Thursday, June 03, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with NPR's Terry Samuel, PBS's Sara Just and Chicago Block Club's Dawn Rhodes about how editorial decisions are made in this fractured news environment.


There's More News Than Ever, But That Doesn't Mean The Truth Is Breaking Through

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to CNN's Jake Tapper, CBS' Lesley Stahl and NPR's Ayesha Rascoe about the role of the media in democracy as the public struggles to agree on the same set of facts.


Biden Hasn't Changed ICE's Budget, But He Has Changed The Agency's Approach

Friday, May 28, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Randy Capps from the U.S. research at the Migration Policy Institute about the Biden administration's approach to funding Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


The Story of 'Sesame Street': From Radical Experiment To Beloved TV Mainstay

Saturday, May 08, 2021

A new documentary Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street recounts how the classic program reinvented children's television and continues to interpret the world with authenticity.


New Documentary Explores The Controversial Early Days Of 'Sesame Street'

Friday, May 07, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Marilyn Agrelo, director of the new documentary Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street, and actor Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on Sesame Street.


Behind The Demographics Shifts That Are Reshaping Political Power In The U.S.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Alexa Ura, reporter for the Texas Tribune, about the demographic shifts that are driving Sunbelt states like Texas to grow in population and political power.


Afghan General Says Army Will Survive U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Gen. Sami Sadat spoke with NPR about day-to-day life in Afghanistan, how the army will operate without U.S. support and what he's learned over the years during the war.


As Michigan Virus Cases Surge, State Would Rather Add Vaccinations Than Restrictions

Friday, April 16, 2021

Coronavirus cases are surging in Michigan. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's chief medical executive, about the state's decision not to implement new restrictions.


Generation Unemployed: Another Class Of Graduates Faces Pandemic-Scarred Future

Monday, April 05, 2021

Although the overall jobs market is starting to come back, youth unemployment remains stubbornly high, creating a lot of anxiety among the latest class of college and high school seniors.


Another Graduating Class Faces A Workforce In Which Young People Are Struggling

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Unemployment is falling, but young people have been hit especially hard by pandemic job loss and have been slow to recover. Now, a whole new class of graduates is preparing to enter the workforce.


Marty Walsh, Boston Mayor With Union Roots, Confirmed As Labor Secretary At Key Time

Monday, March 22, 2021

The former union leader will head the Labor Department at a time when the pandemic has left millions unemployed and raised concerns about workplace safety.