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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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U.S. diplomat talks path forward with Russia

Friday, February 04, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Michael Carpenter, who represents the U.S. at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, on the threat that the European continent could be plunged into war.

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What the history of U.S. sanctions can tell us about their sway on the Ukraine crisis

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with assistant professor of history at Cornell, Nicholas Mulder, on the history of U.S. sanctions and the role they're playing now in the tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

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Remembering devoted father Arthur Schwartz, who died of COVID

Friday, January 14, 2022

Arthur Schwartz of Ann Arbor, Mich., was a longtime employee of General Motors, a baseball fanatic and a loving father. He died in 2020 from COVID-19.

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Over $5 billion in welfare spends were left unspent by states

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with reporter Hannah Dreyfus from ProPublica about the $5.2 billion of welfare funds that were left unspent by states, despite poverty in the U.S. worsening.

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'Fiona and Jane' captures a friendship's intensity, loyalty and occasional torment

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Jean Chen Ho about her new book, Fiona and Jane. It describes how two Taiwanese American women who grew up in Los Angeles grow apart and find their way back to each other.

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All audio recorded before 1923 — like possibly the 1st soda ad — enters public domain

Monday, January 03, 2022

On Jan. 1, all sound recordings before 1923 entered the public domain, due to the Music Modernization Act. The release is a treasure trove of opera, vaudeville, marching bands and spoken word.

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Need to break up with someone? Baboons have found a good way to do it, study finds

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Just like humans, groups of baboons sometimes break off relations. Scientists have studied the dynamics of such breakups and say baboons tend to split up in a cooperative, egalitarian way.

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New research says baboon breakups are mutual

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Just like humans, groups of baboons sometimes break off relations. Scientists have studied the dynamics of such breakups and say baboons tend to split up in a cooperative, egalitarian way.

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