Scott Detrow

Scott Detrow appears in the following:

The White House responds to the Ukraine crisis by amping up pressure on Russia

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

President Biden has threatened serious sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine, and 8,500 U.S. troops have been put on heightened alert. We examine what this crisis means for the White House.

Comment

What went wrong for President Biden this week

Friday, January 14, 2022

President Biden has faced a number of major setbacks to various parts of his agenda — from COVID-19 to the economy to voting rights and the rest of his agenda in Congress.

Comment

Politics chat: Voting rights bills stalled; midterm considerations; Sen. Reid dies

Sunday, January 09, 2022

We look ahead to the fight over the two voting rights bills in Congress right now as well as how the 2022 political races are shaping up for the midterm elections.

Comment

Public health experts will be listening as Biden speaks to the nation about omicron

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The omicron variant is now the dominant variant in the U.S. President Biden is set to warn Americans about omicron, and talk about the administration's plans to help areas struggling with the surge.

Comment

News brief: Biden speech, COVID testing critique, Pentagon extremism rules

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

President Biden addresses the Omicron variant in a speech Tuesday. Some health officials say Biden has fallen short on COVID testing. The Pentagon is updating its policies on extremism in its ranks.

Comment

News brief: Omicron variant, Build Back Better, Chile's president-elect

Monday, December 20, 2021

The latest coronavirus variant is spreading quickly. West Virginia Sen. Manchin says he won't support the president's Build Back Better plan. A leftist millennial wins Chile's presidential election.

Comment

Biden struggles with political agenda and COVID-19, new NPR poll shows

Monday, December 20, 2021

President Biden faces crises with his domestic agenda and the pandemic, as his approval among the public continues to falter.

Comment

Leftist millennial wins Chile's weekend presidential election

Monday, December 20, 2021

Gabriel Boric, 35, who rose to prominence during anti-government protests was elected Chile's next president after a bruising campaign against a free-market firebrand likened to Donald Trump.

Comment

Old Fox and his friends have been a comforting tale for Twitter users

Sunday, December 19, 2021

British writer Anne Louise Avery tells Scott Detrow about a magical fox and his friends, whose stories she has been tweeting in her hashtag-series #OldFoxAdventCalendar.

Comment

World Palindrome Championship medalist releases graphic novel 'Otto: A Palindrama'

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Scott Detrow speaks to World Palindrome Championship medalist Jon Agee about his new graphic novel, "Otto: A Palindrama."

Comment

A TikTok user traded a bobby pin for a house

Sunday, December 19, 2021

When Demi Skipper set out to trade a bobby pin for a house, she became a social media sensation. Scott Detrow talks to her about her unconventional journey to become a homeowner.

Comment

Rural hospital doctor describes COVID-19 conditions a year later

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Scott Detrow catches up with Dr. Shane Wilson of Scotland County Hospital in Missouri. In Dec. 2020, Dr. Wilson spoke to NPR about dealing with COVID-19 in a small rural hospital.

Comment

National Hockey League postpones games due to COVID-19

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Scott Detrow speaks with Seattle Times reporter Marisa Ingemi about COVID-19 in hockey. The NHL has postponed several games because of infections.

Comment

NPR's picks for 2021 books on current events

Sunday, December 19, 2021

From NPR's yearly reading list, Books We Love, three NPR colleagues share their suggestions for reads on current events.

Comment

Cheers! Brunch's favorite beverage, the Bloody Mary, turns 100

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Scott Detrow asks cocktail historian Dave Wondrich about the origins of the Bloody Mary.

Comment

'A plus-sized Jewish lady redneck died in El Paso,' and her obit went viral

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Scott Detrow speaks with Andy Corren, author of the colorful obituary for his mother, Renay Mandel Corren, that attracted worldwide attention this week.

Comment

Revival of the Iran nuclear deal appears far-off

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Scott Detrow gets an update on the ongoing Iran-U.S. nuclear deal talks in Vienna from journalist Negar Mortazavi.

Comment

The US is seeing the worst monthly inflation numbers in 40 years

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Inflation is at its highest level since President Ronald Reagan was in office, and that's a big political problem for President Biden and the Democratic party.

Comment

Why Biden is hosting more than 100 countries to talk about democracy

Thursday, December 09, 2021

The White House wants to boost global commitments to human rights and fighting corruption. But as the summit convenes, American democracy itself is under pressure.

Comment

Harris and Buttigieg go to North Carolina to promote Biden's infrastructure plan

Friday, December 03, 2021

The one-time presidential rivals went to Charlotte to promote the infrastructure act. They also fended off increased chatter about how the president's low approval ratings could affect their futures.

Comment