Sarah McCammon

Sarah McCammon appears in the following:

New cases of 'Havana Syndrome' grow as cause remains a mystery

Friday, October 15, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Stanford professor David Relman about the mysterious Havana Syndrome that continues to affect diplomats and federal employees around the world.

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Colorado now requires gender-affirming care to be covered by private health insurance

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Colorado now requires private health insurance plans to cover gender-affirming care for trans people like facial bone remodeling and hormone therapy. Health advocates say it's a very big deal.

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Comedian Dahlia Belle challenges the problematic takes in Dave Chappelle's special

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with comedian Mx Dahlia Belle, a Black trans woman, who wrote an open letter to Dave Chappelle after he drew criticism again for jokes about trans people.

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Southwest pilots' union explains flight cancellations

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Capt. Casey Murray, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, about the widespread flight cancellations that the airline had this weekend.

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A controversial abortion ban in Texas is back in effect

Saturday, October 09, 2021

A federal appeals court has reinstated the ban just days after it was blocked by another court. The law known as SB-8 allows individuals to sue abortion providers in the state.

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What's next for Louisiana's LaPlace Parish residents after weathering repeated storms

Friday, October 08, 2021

Residents of LaPlace in Louisiana have stayed hurricane after hurricane due to their deep ties to their community. State and federal officials are trying to deal with the area's repeated devastation.

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A Louisiana clinic struggles to absorb the surge created by Texas' new abortion law

Thursday, October 07, 2021

In Shreveport, La., near the Texas border, the Hope Medical Group for Women is seeing increased demand after the restrictive law was passed — and after a hurricane impacted other parts of the state.

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Weeks after Ida, Bayou communities outside New Orleans' levee system still devastated

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon examines how one Louisiana community is weathering the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Climate change and disappearing land.

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Doctors say the Texas abortion ban is complicating other types of medical decisions

Friday, October 01, 2021

The law bans nearly all abortions, and doctors providing pregnancy care are hoping for more clarity soon, as legal challenges continue.

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Doctor Who Defied State's Abortion Law Is Sued, Launching A Legality Test Of The Ban

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

A doctor in San Antonio who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law has been sued by two people — seeking to test the legality of the state's near-total ban on the procedure.

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How To Talk About 9/11 With A New Generation Of Kids

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Students today have no memory of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, so this year's anniversary poses unique challenges for educators and caregivers trying to explain what happened and why.

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Supreme Court Does Not Block New, Restrictive Abortion Law In Texas

Thursday, September 02, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court allowed a Texas law banning abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect, but said that reproductive rights groups could still bring their challenges at a later time.

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What The Texas Abortion Ban Does — And What It Means For Other States

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

The law bans abortions as early as six weeks after conception and allows Texans to sue anyone who aids, abets or performs an abortion past that mark.

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A Restrictive Abortion Law Is Set To Take Effect In Texas

Monday, August 30, 2021

A new law takes effect this week in Texas that bans abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Abortion rights advocates are trying to block the law.

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As Nonprofit Disburses Rent Relief, Leader Says Government Can Make It Easier

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Lisa Isay, executive director of Bridges Ministries, describes her experiences distributing federal rental assistance in Jefferson County, Ala.

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Former 'Ex-Gay' Leaders Denounce 'Conversion Therapy' In A New Documentary

Monday, August 02, 2021

Netflix's documentary Pray Away talks to former leaders of Exodus International, one of the biggest organizations that pushed for so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ people.

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Advances To The Final Four At The Olympics

Friday, July 30, 2021

The U.S. women's soccer team is advancing to the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics after defeating the Netherlands in a tight match that went to a penalty kick shootout.

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News Brief: Delta Variant, Defrocked Cardinal Charged, Taliban Revenge Killings

Friday, July 30, 2021

CDC document reveals the danger of the delta variant. Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick is charged with sexually assaulting a teen. The Taliban are executing Afghans who worked with foreign troops.

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Infrastructure Agreement Advances, But It's Not A Done Deal

Thursday, July 29, 2021

A bipartisan group of Senators worked out the details on how to pay for a massive infrastructure plan. But it faces a host of hurdles in Congress, including from members of both parties.

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News Brief: Infrastructure Deal, Push For Vaccinations, Extreme Weather

Thursday, July 29, 2021

A bipartisan infrastructure deal clears its first hurdle. Biden is expected to announce that civilian federal employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Global warming drives extreme weather.

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