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Remembering Bobby McCoskey, lost to COVID, through the song 'Closing Time'

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Debra McCoskey-Reisert remembers her brother, Bobby McCoskey, who died from COVID. Bobby loved the song Closing Time by Semisonic, because they played it at dances he attended.

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Broadband companies pledge to help low income families pay for high speed internet

Monday, May 09, 2022

The Biden administration is rolling out its new push to lower internet costs. But it's hard to promote the program to people who don't have internet.

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New book examines the link between German business families and Nazi fortunes

Thursday, April 28, 2022

NPR's Rob Schmitz talks with writer David de Jong about his new book that explores the relationship between Nazism and some of Germany's wealthiest families.

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Why one writer questions whether Musk is the right fit for Twitter

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Anand Giridharadas, author of the book Winners Take All: the Elite Charade of Changing the World, about Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter in the name of free speech.

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Dozens still missing in wake of catastrophic South Africa floods

Thursday, April 21, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with John Eligon of The New York Times about the catastrophic flooding in Durban, South Africa.

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Meet NYC's Elizabeth Shvarts, one of the Nation Youth Poet Laureate finalists

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we're introducing listeners to poets competing to be the next National Youth Poet Laureate. Today: Elizabeth Shvarts, the New York City Laureate.

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Dr. Ashish Jha, new White House coronavirus czar, talks future of virus

Monday, April 11, 2022

NPR's Daniel Estrin talks with the new White House coronavirus czar, Dr. Ashish Jha. Presently, Congress has yet to approve funding that would cover the cost of testing, vaccines and treatment.

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A curfew in Peru prompts backlash — and questions over presidential leadership

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Peru-based journalist Jacqueline Fowks about protests in the country over inflation and President Pedro Castillo's reaction to them.

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Meet 18-year-old Alyssa Gaines, Youth Poet Laureate of Indianapolis

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

To celebrate National Poetry Month we're introducing listeners to poets competing to be the next National Youth Poet Laureate. First up: Alyssa Gaines, who's the Indianapolis Youth Poet Laureate.

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Near the Polish border, a musician plays music to welcome those fleeing Ukraine

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Refugees streaming across the border at the Medyka border crossing into Poland leave behind the air raid sirens and the sounds of war and are welcomed by musician Davide Martello.

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After closing for 2 years, tours begin at the U.S. Capitol

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

NPR's Kelsey Snell takes a tour of the Capitol Building, which is open again for public tours after being closed for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At one border crossing into Poland, those fleeing Ukraine are met with music

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

For the crowds that have streamed across the border at the Medyka border crossing into Poland, they leave behind the air raid sirens and the sounds of war and are welcomed by musician Davide Martello.

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'The Bond King' details the rise and fall of notorious financial investor Bill Gross

Thursday, March 17, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mary Childs, one of the hosts of NPR's Planet Money, about her new book The Bond King, which tells the story of a notorious financial investor.

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'WSJ' reporter describes the looting and killing of civilians in southern Ukraine

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Yaroslav Trofimov about reports of violence against civilians in southern Ukraine.

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A new group takes aim at voter rolls — but critics say their methodology is flawed

Thursday, March 10, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with ProPublica writer Megan O'Matz about the Voter Reference Foundation, which enlists people to investigate voter roll irregularities. Critics say its methodology is flawed.

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2 months ago, he said the omicron surge could fade fast. To his surprise, it has

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Back in January, Dr. Bob Wachter predicted that cases of COVID-19 would soon be on the decline. NPR's Ailsa Chang checks back in with him to see how that prediction has turned out.

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Doctors Without Borders describes declining situation in Mariupol, Ukraine

Monday, March 07, 2022

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Alex Wade at Doctors Without Borders about the humanitarian crisis in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

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Jan. 6 panel member on the court filing alleging criminal conspiracy by Trump

Thursday, March 03, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California about a new court filing from the House Jan. 6 committee.

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South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn shares his view of Biden's presidency

Monday, February 28, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina about President Biden's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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Rom-com movies have evolved. But they still need these 3 simple elements

Saturday, February 12, 2022

We're diving into the wonderful world of rom-coms — tackling everything from what the definition should be, why they were great (and sometimes not so great), and what a modern one looks like.

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