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Influential Organ Player Dr. Lonnie Smith Has Died At Age 79

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Dr. Lonnie Smith, an influential American organ player and member of the George Benson quartet in the 1960s, died this week at the age of 79.


How Japanese Breakfast Crafted The Sounds Of The New Game 'Sable'

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Musician Michelle Zauner talks about the history and process behind her soundtrack for the new video game Sable – including inspiration from The Secret of Mana and indie legends Yo La Tengo.


Pennsylvania Attorney General On His Fight To Protect Voters' Private Information

Monday, September 20, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about GOP efforts to obtain voter information in connection with the 2020 presidential election.


More Twists In Real Life Crime Drama That Has South Carolina Riveted

Thursday, September 16, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Associated Press reporter Jeffrey Collins about a series of crimes swirling around a powerful South Carolina family.


Gymnasts Testify That The FBI Failed To Protect Them Against Nassar

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Gymnasts testifying on Capitol Hill on Wednesday repeatedly said that the FBI failed to protect them from Larry Nassar.


Critique The Famous: Fashion Critic Weighs In On The Met Gala's Looks

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Monday night, the Gala made its return. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Rachel Tashjian, fashion critic at GQ about the interpretations of this year's theme: American Independence.


Why A Group Of Doctors Are Using Their Free Time To Call Their Unvaccinated Patients

Monday, September 13, 2021

In Massachusetts, a group of resident physicians are using their downtime to call their unvaccinated primary care patients to talk about the COVID-19 shot.


Los Angeles Students Over 12 Will Need To Be Vaccinated Against COVID By January

Friday, September 10, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Megan Reilly, interim superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District, about the decision to require all students 12 and older to be vaccinated against COVID.


New York City Official Talks Flooding And The Future Of Climate Change

Thursday, September 02, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jainey K. Bavishi, director of the New York City Mayor's Office of Resiliency, on recent flooding and how the city can prepare for weather events caused by climate change.


After 3 Failed Attempts To Flee Afghanistan, A Family Clings To Hope

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Syvash, one of the thousands of Afghans trying to leave the country. Over the last two decades, he's worked on various projects for both the U.S. and the European Union.


Senior Policy Fellow Argues Terror Attack Should Not Lead To More War

Friday, August 27, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Stephen Wertheim of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who says that Biden's vow to hold attackers accountable shouldn't send the U.S. into a war on terror.


Houston Fire Chief Discusses The Strain COVID Is Putting On Emergency Medical Workers

Thursday, August 26, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña about how medical professionals and EMTs are struggling to keep up with a surge of seriously-ill COVID patients.


NATO Secretary-General Sees Risk In Staying In Afghanistan Past Deadline

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary-general of NATO, about the ongoing effort to evacuate U.S. and NATO allies from Afghanistan.


Former U.N. Diplomat Argues U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan Was Deeply Flawed

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Peter Galbraith, a former United Nations diplomat for Afghanistan, about U.S. military and political missteps during the last 20 years.


New Doc Looks At How Real The Liberty City Seven's Threat Actually Was

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with director Dan Reed about his new movie In the Shadow of 9/11, which re-examines the case against seven men in Miami who were indicted for an alleged al-Qaida plot.


Author Explores Her Family's Displacement In 'Names For Light: A Family History'

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint, the author of Names For Light: A Family History, an impressionistic story that traces her ancestors and her own journey.


Afghan Girls Fear For Their Future As Taliban Gain Foothold, Education Minister Says

Friday, August 13, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Rangina Hamidi, Afghanistan's acting minister of education, about what it's like on the ground in Kabul during the Taliban's latest military surge in the country.


Moderate Democrat Stephanie Murphy Discusses The Fate Of The Infrastructure Bill

Thursday, August 12, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Florida about the future of the infrastructure bill as it awaits a vote in the House of Representatives.


Missouri Housing Lawyer Reacts To New Eviction Moratorium

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with housing attorney Lee Camp about the new eviction moratorium the CDC issued now that the previous moratorium has expired.


Kentucky Governor Encourages Mask Use And Vaccinations As Delta Variant Spreads

Monday, August 02, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, about the rising COVID-19 cases in his state - and what can be done about it.