Tanya Ballard Brown

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'Very Funny Ladies' sketches out the history of women cartoonists at 'The New Yorker'

Friday, February 25, 2022

Liza Donnelly has had a long career writing and drawing cartoons for The New Yorker. In her latest book, she continues her examination of the history of women cartoonists and the storied magazine.


The rule to making your own game is that there are no rules

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Creating your own game can lead to lots of laughs, but it can also help teach people how to bond, work together as a team and create some lasting memories, according to comedian Eric Cunningham.


Life Kit: Dating Over 50

Sunday, September 19, 2021

NPR's Life Kit has tips for how to get back on the dating scene for those 50 and older.


'We've Got A Steep Road Ahead': Americans Focus On The Future

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

During his inaugural address, President Biden spoke of renewal, resolve and the will of the people. Across the nation, there was a feeling of cautious optimism.


Tell Us: What Will Your New 'Normal' Look Like?

Thursday, April 30, 2020

As states consider gradually loosening stay-at-home orders, tell us what you plan to do. Our reporters may contact you for a story featured on NPR.


A Comedian Coughed — And Came Up With 'Coronavirus Rhapsody'

Friday, April 03, 2020

A cough on his couch led comedian Dana Jay Bein to write the parody song "Coronavirus Rhapsody." Then he tweeted it — and the Internet took it from there.


Tell Us About Trying To Get Tested For The Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Experts have said that testing is essential to controlling the coronavirus pandemic. Tell us your experiences trying to access testing for the coronavirus.


Social Distancing Or Quarantined: How Are You Spending Your Time?

Monday, March 16, 2020

As you're working from home or under quarantine, what are you doing to cope and entertain yourself or your family?


Hero Killed In UNC-Charlotte Shooting Immortalized As 'Star Wars' Jedi

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Riley Howell, who died saving his classmates from a gunman last April, was a Star Wars fan. Now he is a part of the Star Wars universe.


Songwriter Allee Willis, Whose Work Spanned 'Friends' And 'The Color Purple,' Dies

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Willis, 72, also worked with Earth, Wind & Fire. She says she learned from the band's Maurice White to "never let the lyric get in the way of the groove."


Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving On The 4th Thursday Of November

Thursday, November 28, 2019

There is an explanation, but you have to go back to things decreed by Presidents Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt (FDR, that is).


Prince Memoir, 'The Beautiful Ones,' Brings To Life A Vision In One's Mind

Sunday, October 27, 2019

You won't get a full picture of Prince from this book, but it does manage to pierce through some of the mystery the renowned artist purposely cultivated around and about himself.


Former Fort Worth Officer Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting Of Woman In Her Home

Monday, October 14, 2019

Aaron Dean fired through the window of Atatiana Jefferson's home after responding to a call from a neighbor.


President Trump Doesn't Need To Release His Tax Returns — For Now

Monday, October 07, 2019

A federal appeals court has granted President Trump a temporary stay of decision, saying he does not have to turn over eight years of tax records for a New York state criminal probe.


'I Hate Myself,' Former Dallas Police Officer Who Killed Neighbor Tells Jurors

Friday, September 27, 2019

In her first public comments about the shooting, Amber Guyger says she was scared Botham Jean was going to kill her when she shot him in his home last September.


Second Parent Sentenced In College Admissions Scandal

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Devin Sloane was sentenced to four months in prison and must pay a $95,000 fine and perform 500 hours of community service. He spent $250,000 to get his son accepted into college as a fake athlete.


Fate Of Fetal Remains Unclear As Investigation Continues In Indiana

Thursday, September 19, 2019

More than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were found at the home of a recently deceased former abortion provider. The discovery has led to calls for the remains to be formally buried.


GM, Union Officials Prepare For Contract Talks Amid Plant Closings And FBI Probes

Thursday, September 12, 2019

General Motors and the United Auto Workers sit down soon to negotiate a new contract. Recession fears and slowing sales are concerns, along with allegations of corruption among UAW leaders.


There's A Continued Uptick In Violent Crime, According To Federal Survey

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The federal government on Tuesday released the annual National Crime Victimization Survey. The 2018 data show a big jump in reports of sexual assault and rape.


Jury Selection Set To Begin In Case Of Ex-Dallas Cop Who Killed Black Neighbor

Friday, September 06, 2019

The defense team for the white former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor last September is expected to argue she was defending herself and the killing was a mistake.