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The biggest problem facing the U.S. electric grid isn't demand. It's climate change

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The infrastructure package sets aside billions for the power grid. That may not be enough to reshape a system not designed for the extreme weather brought about by a warming planet.


After missteps, Ashley Judd says Time's Up is ready to 'get it right'

Monday, November 22, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ashley Judd, a Time's Up board member, about the organization's decision to "reset" and lay off the majority of their employees.


Justus Rosenberg, professor who helped artists escape Nazi Germany, dies at 100

Friday, November 19, 2021

For almost 60 years, Justus Rosenberg was a beloved professor at Bard College. But before he made a living writing and teaching about artists and intellectuals, he helped rescue them in World War II.


U.S. Special Envoy for Belarus discusses the migrant crisis on the border with Poland

Thursday, November 18, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with U.S. Special Envoy for Belarus Julie Fisher about the migrant crisis along the Belarus-Poland border.


Rep. Abigail Spanberger talks about the future of Build Back Better

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., about Biden's policy agenda and the future of the social spending package, Build Back Better.


The patent feud between Moderna and the U.S. could have implications for the world

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with science writer Brendan Borrell about a patent feud between Moderna and the federal government over its COVID vaccine — and why it could have implications for the world.


Remembering beloved D.C. jazz drummer Howard 'Kingfish' Franklin, lost to COVID

Friday, November 05, 2021

Howard "Kingfish" Franklin was a beloved figure in the Washington, D.C., jazz scene. He died this year from COVID-19.


Parents react to vaccine authorization for kids ages 5-11

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Parents react to the recent Food and Drug Administrations emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine, which allows children ages 5-11 to receive the vaccine.


NPR series 'The Formula' explores hip-hop's spirit of collaboration

Monday, November 01, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rodney Carmichael, who is the host of the NPR series The Formula. The show looks at the collaborative relationship between hip-hip artists and their producers.


New podcast explores how the unsolved murder of a protester helped radicalize others

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Portland's racial justice protests have their roots in a long protest culture in the Pacific Northwest. A new podcast from Oregon Public Broadcasting is exploring the roots of the movement.


The underground world of debt collection in South Korea

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In the show Squid Game, the poor compete to the death for money to pay their debts. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with L.A. Times reporter Victoria Kim on the underground world of South Korea's loan sharks.


Netflix employees call for accountability

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Zoe Schiffer, senior reporter at The Verge, about the latest developments surrounding Netflix and company accountability.


Dollar stores have boomed during the pandemic, which concerns some communities

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Brian Vines, a reporter for Consumer Reports, about the current popularity in dollar stores and why it has some communities worried.


Oliver Jeffers' new picture book is a different kind of ghost story

Monday, October 18, 2021

What's it like to live with ghosts? What if you sense them, but you're not quite sure they're there? These questions are at the heart of a new picture book illustrated and written by Oliver Jeffers.


President of truck driving school says driver shortage is causing supply chain issues

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Bruce Busada, president of the Diesel Driving Academy, about how truck driver shortages are worsening supply chain struggles.


This county arrested and detained children more than anywhere else in Tennessee

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Meribah Knight about her investigation into Rutherford County, Tenn., where children were arrested and detained at a higher rate than elsewhere in the state.


Author describes his years in an Australian processing center ahead of its closure

Friday, October 08, 2021

When author Behrouz Boochani was seeking asylum in Australia, he was held on an island of Papua New Guinea. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with him about the closure of Australia's refugee processing center.


The head of the National Institutes of Health on why he's stepping down

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the long-time head of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, who has announced that he will be stepping down.


In 'The Sopranos' prequel set in the '60s, James Gandolfini's son plays a young Tony

Friday, October 01, 2021

It seemed unlikely there would ever be a follow-up to 'The Sopranos' after lead actor James Gandolfini died. Now, prequel movie features a young Tony Soprano played by Michael Gandolfini, James' son.


Humanitarian Leader Warns Of Economic Collapse In Afghanistan

Thursday, September 30, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, about the looming economic crisis since Afghanistan's western-backed government collapsed to the Taliban.