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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 22, 2021
Marty Walsh has been confirmed as labor secretary. The two-term mayor of Boston is also a former union leader — the first one to run the Labor Department in roughly half a century.
Saturday, March 20, 2021
A fierce debate is taking shape within the restaurant industry as a push to raise the minimum wage threatens to upend the tipped wage structures for servers.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The most recent Democratic proposal to raise the minimum wage included a provision to eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers. What would that mean for restaurants and those who staff them?
Sunday, March 07, 2021
Millions who lost jobs at the beginning of the pandemic are still out of the labor force, making up levels of the unemployed not seen since the Great Recession.
Thursday, March 04, 2021
The U.S. job market is starting to show signs of recovery. Though unemployment has been falling, around 4 million people had been unemployed for over six months in February.