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Consumer advocates warn about consequences of weakening the CFPB

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

A case now before the Supreme Court could dramatically weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The challenge was brought by payday lenders.


GOP hopeful Asa Hutchinson is optimistic that Trump's grip on party will loosen

Saturday, August 05, 2023

The former Arkansas governor and 2024 presidential candidate who is critical of the former president is struggling in the polls. He sees voters not dwelling on Trump but focused on other issues.


What's at stake for TV and movie writers who went on strike this week

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

TV writer and Writers Guild of America member Jeane Phan Wong talks about what writers want and what's getting in the way.


Group outlines lessons learned from COVID pandemic in new report

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Philip Zelikow about the forthcoming report "Lessons Learned From Covid War: An Investigative Report" by the Covid Crisis Group.


New emissions rules can only be met if automakers can sell lots of EVs soon

Monday, April 17, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang and Keith Barry of Consumer Reports discuss whether now is a good time to buy a new electric vehicle, or whether it's best to wait.


Rep. Chu warns anti-China rhetoric could open the door to xenophobia

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

There's increasingly bipartisan consensus that China represents a threat to the U.S. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., about why some anti-China rhetoric worries her.


Nashville councilmember plans to restore ousted Tennessee Democrat

Monday, April 10, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Nashville Metro Councilmember at Large Zulfat Suara, who plans to vote to reinstate Rep. Justin Jones to Tennessee's House after his expulsion over a gun control protest.


Narcan over-the-counter is a promising step forward, advocates say

Monday, April 03, 2023

Narcan, a nasal spray form of the opioid overdose reversing drug naloxone, was just approved by the FDA for over the counter sales. Advocates say this is a step in the right direction.


A task force in California considers how to compensate the descendants of slaves

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

California's Reparations Task Force has to answer a thorny question: how to calculate compensation for the descendants of slaves. Kamilah Moore chairs the task force.


How March for Our Lives ignited a generation casting ballots for the first time

Friday, March 24, 2023

NPR's Adrian Florido talks with Parkland student and March for Our Lives cofounder David Hogg on the fifth anniversary of the first march about the triumphs and challenges of fighting for gun reform.


Coverage and resources for women's basketball lag behind the surge in fan support

Friday, March 17, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Chantel Jennings, senior writer for women's basketball for The Athletic, about March Madness and the women's game.


Educators speak on the importance of the new AP African-American studies course

Monday, February 27, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with three educators who are currently teaching the new AP course on African-American studies.


Expert is 'angry' at pace of government response in Turkey

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Gonul Tol, director of the Turkey program at the Middle East Institute, about conditions on the ground in the Hatay province in southeastern Turkey.


Where U.S.-China relations stand after suspected spy balloon was shot down

Monday, February 06, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with political scientist Jessica Chen Weiss about where U.S.-China relations are headed after a suspected Chinese spy balloon was shot down over the weekend.


Why specialized police units like SCORPION may weaken community trust, not build it

Thursday, February 02, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with journalist Radley Balko about the history behind specialized police units and why they can be problematic.


New cars in California must be zero-emissions by 2035. Can the power grid handle it?

Monday, January 30, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with CalMatters reporter Nadia Lopez about the challenges California may face as it tries to reach its climate goal of zero-emission vehicles in the state by 2035.


Monterey Park's long history as a bastion for Asian-American suburban life

Monday, January 23, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Min Zhou, a professor of sociology and Asian American Studies at UCLA, about the city of Monterey Park, Calif., and the community where a shooting took place on Saturday.


How the neighborhood is coping after a gunman killed 11 people at a dance studio

Monday, January 23, 2023

On Saturday, a gunman killed 11 victims at a ballroom studio in Monterey Park, Calif. Residents react near the site of the shooting, where normally, Lunar New Year Celebrations would be ongoing.


How one Republican congressman is making sense of last week's chaos

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with veteran Republican Congressman Pete Sessions of Texas about how he's making sense of last week's chaos in electing Kevin McCarthy as House speaker.


How Republicans are overhauling the Congressional Ethics Office

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with David Skaggs, former congressman and chair of the Office of Congressional Ethics, about new House rules that could weaken that office's influence on Congress.