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Kansas City Communities Continue Block By Block Efforts To Prevent Violence

In Kansas City neighborhood organizations do the work of violence prevention one block, and one person at at time.Learn more... more

23 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
Boredom Followed By Unexpected Tragedy: A Ukrainian Soldier's Life At War

Quote – "The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride." That statement, from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to... more

22 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
Wind Power Is Taking Over A West Virginia Coal Town. Will The Residents Embrace It?

Keyser, West Virginia, was once known for coal. But the jobs have been disappearing. First because of automation, then cheap... more

21 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
Does Portugal Have The Answer To Stopping Drug Overdose Deaths?

Brian Mann covers the U-S opioid and fentanyl crisis for NPR. That means he talks to a lot of people... more

20 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
What Navalny's Death Means For The Russian Opposition

Much of the world has spent the weekend mourning Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. And asking why he chose... more

19 Feb 2024 · 9 minutes
A Second Wind For Wind Power?

About two years ago, New Jersey's Democratic Governor Phil Murphy said that the state would be partnering with the Danish... more

19 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
Rents Take A Big Bite

Rent has skyrocketed in the United States. That means Americans are handing over a bigger portion of their paycheck to... more

16 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
The Romance Between The American Right, Russia And Putin

For half a century, during the Cold War, every U-S president painted Russia as the dominant threat. America's ideological opposite,... more

15 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
Immigration: A Winning Issue For Democrats?

One single election does not a trend make. But does Democrat Tom Suozzi's victory in the special election for... more

14 Feb 2024 · 7 minutes
Double Standard On Age For Trump And Biden?

On June 14, Donald Trump will turn 78 years old.Joe Biden turned 81 in November.Whether the candidates like it or... more

13 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
Are Biden And Netanyahu Breaking On The War Between Israel And Hamas?

The question looming over the war between Israel and Hamas is what will happen what will happen to Rafah, the... more

12 Feb 2024 · 8 minutes
With A Second Term, Trump Would Take His Immigration Crackdown Further

Immigration is one of the main things Americans will be voting on in November. And many are currently unhappy... more

11 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
What Makes A Football Movie Great?

Hollywood films have long tried to capture America's obsession with its most popular sport. So on this Super Bowl weekend,... more

09 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
The Battle Over Abortion Rights In The 2024 Election

Abortion is a personal issue. But it's also political. And few things motivate voters and politicians like abortion rights. Over... more

08 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
The Supreme Court Weighs In On Trump Being Removed From The Ballot

When it comes to whether or not Trump should appear on presidential ballots, there are at least two questions to... more

07 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
America's Immigration System Is Broken. Congress Can't Seem To Fix It.

The U.S. Immigration system isn't working. The last significant reform was in 1986. Presidents and Congress have been trying to... more

06 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
East Palestine Residents Worry About Safety A Year After Devastating Train Derailment

It was a year ago this month that a Norfolk Southern freight train with 38 cars derailed in East Palestine,... more

05 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
What Vision Zero Has And Hasn't Accomplished

More than 100 people are killed on U.S. roads every day — more than 40,000 people a year. So, it... more

04 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
Masturbation Abstinence Is Popular, And Doctors Are Worried

More than two decades of growing internet use has surfaced fears about the social and psychological impacts of nearly unfettered... more

03 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
Why Trump's Persecution Narrative Resonates With Christian Supporters

Former president Donald Trump is facing dozens of criminal charges, including four felony counts on charges of trying to overturn... more

02 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
Violent Crime Is Dropping, But Americans Feel Less Safe.

For people in the US, 2020 was one of the most dangerous years in decades. The first year of the... more

01 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
Is Fox News Still A Republican Kingmaker?

Fox News has been the Republican Party's biggest cheerleader almost since it premiered in 1996.Nearly three decades later, many Republicans... more

31 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
Impeaching Mayorkas: High Crimes and Misdemeanors Or Politics As Usual?

Immigration and management of the U.S. Southern Border is always a politically charged issue, but especially at this moment. House... more

30 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
With 3 Soldiers Dead, The U.S. Tries to Avoid Direct Conflict With Iran

A deadly attack on an U.S. military base in Jordan pulled the United States deeper into a regional conflict that... more

29 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
What Would The Economy Look Like If Donald Trump Gets A Second Term?

During his time in office, former president Donald Trump talked a great deal about all of the positive changes he... more

28 Jan 2024 · 12 minutes
How Do You Win An Oscar? It's More Complicated Than You Think

A look behind the curtain at the Oscar campaign machine and what it takes to bring home the gold.Learn more... more

26 Jan 2024 · 13 minutes
US troops in the Middle East face a growing challenge

Ever since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas almost four months ago, U.S. leaders have been... more

25 Jan 2024 · 9 minutes
In Israel, Anger At Netanyahu Getting Louder

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spent a career defying political gravity. Now he's facing his biggest challenge yet.For decades,... more

24 Jan 2024 · 9 minutes
Trump Brings Back Birtherism Taunts

In a republican primary field that at one time boasted more than a dozen candidates, former South Carolina Governor Nikki... more

23 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
Alabama To Use Untested Execution Method This Week

Alabama has already tried to execute Kenneth Smith once. On the night of November 17, 2022, he was scheduled... more

22 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
With DeSantis Out Of The Race, What To Expect From New Hampshire Primary

Just days away from the nation's first primary in New Hampshire, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has suspended his bid for... more

21 Jan 2024 · 13 minutes
Zingers and Gaffes: A Look At the Utility of Presidential Debates

The presidential debate has been a right of passage for both primary and general election candidates for more than thirty... more

19 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
The Cozy Relationship Between Boeing and the Federal Government

These days when you think of Boeing, the words that come to mind might be: door plug, 737-max, grounded. ... more

18 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
Is the US Already in a Regional Conflict in the Middle East?

Since Israel's war against Hamas began, the US has tried to prevent a wider regional war from breaking out.... more

17 Jan 2024 · 9 minutes
The Headline Everyone Expected - Trump Wins Iowa Caucuses

Former President Donald Trump's victory in the Iowa caucuses this week surprised almost no one, but should news outlets have... more

16 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
How AI Is Transforming National Security

Artificial Intelligence is front of mind these days. Many of us are spending a lot of time pondering how AI... more

15 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
25 years Ago Jon Stewart Took Over The Daily Show And Redefined Political Comedy

Jon Stewart ushered in a new era of late night comedy and pushed the boundaries between news and entertainment.Learn more... more

14 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
Are We Having Fun Yet? The Serious Business Of Having Fun

If you can't remember the last time you had fun, you're not alone. If you want to have more fun,... more

12 Jan 2024 · 13 minutes
Taiwan's History of Colonialism Forged Its Distinct Cuisine

Tainan is considered the culinary capital of Taiwan. At one of the oldest wet markets in that Southern city,... more

11 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
'It's the Stuff of Nightmares' Scenes from Inside a Gaza Hospital

It's been nearly a hundred days since Hamas' deadly attack on Israel, which prompted Israel's ongoing bombardment of Gaza. ... more

11 Jan 2024 · 12 minutes
What It Means To Be Taiwanese For One Family

On Saturday, the Taiwanese people vote for a new president. It's one of the most important and closely-watched elections around... more

09 Jan 2024 · 12 minutes
The Political Evolution of Nikki Haley

In 2015, then-South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley led the way for the removal of the Confederate Flag from the state... more

08 Jan 2024 · 9 minutes
Will Changes to Medicare Coverage Improve the Mental Health Gap?

Accessing mental health services can be challenging for people on Medicare, the federal health insurance program available to most people... more

07 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
With The Resignation Of CEO LaPierre And A Looming Civil Trial, Will The NRA Survive?

Longtime CEO of the National Rifle Associate has announced his resignation. LaPierre steps down amid accusations of misappropriating funds from... more

05 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
Why The Epstein Documents Matter

Several hundred pages of documents were released Wednesday in a lawsuit brought against Jeffrey Epstein. They include the names of... more

04 Jan 2024 · 9 minutes
Violence in Iran and Lebanon Prompts Concern Israel-Hamas War Could Expand

Twin bombings in Iran and a senior Hamas leader killed in Lebanon are just two recent events that are prompting... more

03 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
Could January 6th Decide the Next Election?

Former President and likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been kicked off primary ballots in Maine and Colorado. ... more

02 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
How To Make New Year's Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

The tradition of the New Year's resolution can be alluring. What better moment in time to resolve to accomplish... more

01 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
Finding Comfort And Joy In The New Year

If you've had a tough 2023, it might be hard to jump into 2024 with enthusiasm. For our last episode... more

31 Dec 2023 · 8 minutes
A Sarajevo Museum Gives Children Of War A Voice

The trauma of war and its aftermath can leave scars on those who survive - deep scars that can be... more

30 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
Aboard a rescue ship, migrants talk about their journey to Europe

The United Nations says more than 2,500 people died in the Mediterranean Sea this year as they tried to reach... more

28 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
Division Keeps the U.S. From Effectively Tackling the Fentanyl Crisis

Fentanyl has killed an unprecedented number of people in the United States again in 2023. But so far Washington's... more

27 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
You Don't Think AI Could Do Your Job. What If You're Wrong?

2023 might go down as the year that artificial intelligence became mainstream. It was a topic of discussion everywhere... more

26 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
The Day the Guns Fell Silent

It's the stuff of legend. In the months after World War I erupted, young men in Europe were killing... more

25 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
We Have Our Favorites, But What Makes A Christmas Movie A Classic?

Maybe you and your family are gathering round the new 65 inch TV that Santa brought and snuggling in with... more

24 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
Trump's Trials: The Supreme Court takes a pass

Today we're sharing an episode of NPR's podcast Trump's Trials, hosted Scott Detrow. In this episode, Scott is joined... more

23 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
Why the Comparisons Between Beyoncé and Taylor Swift?

It was the year of Beyoncé! It was the year of Taylor! Both musicians had highly successful tours, highly successful... more

22 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
The Impact of Restrictive Abortion Laws in 2023

Nearly two years into Roe v. Wade being overturned, pregnant people continue to have a hard time accessing abortion and... more

21 Dec 2023 · 14 minutes
Oprah's Done with the Shame. The New Weight Loss Drugs.

Americans are increasingly using drugs like Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro to lose weight. And they got a big endorsement last... more

21 Dec 2023 · 14 minutes
Trump's Rhetoric, Always Extreme, Is Getting More So

Former President Donald Trump has always embraced dehumanizing rhetoric, but now as he tries to capture the presidency again, he's... more

19 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
Vladimir Putin's Horrible, Terrible, but in the End Pretty Good Year

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, 2023 began with his war against Ukraine stagnating. It went on to deliver one... more

18 Dec 2023 · 14 minutes
Is A Trump Win In Iowa A Done Deal?

On January 15, Iowa will take center stage as the first leg of the Republican primary race to the presidential... more

17 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
Trump's Trials: Jack Smith's big gamble

Today we're sharing an episode of NPR's podcast Trump's Trials, hosted Scott Detrow with regular analysis from Domenico Montanaro.... more

16 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
Is the US Falling Behind in the Race to Electric Vehicles?

The auto industry, along with the Biden administration, has bet billions on the electric vehicle industry, but as 2023 comes... more

15 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
The Fight Over Free Speech on College Campuses

Protests by students supportive of Israeli and Jewish communities, and protests by students supportive of Palestinian communities, have reignited the... more

14 Dec 2023 · 15 minutes
Finding The Light In Hanukkah At A Time Of War

Hanukkah's origin story has been a moving target since the beginning says Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, but throughout its evolution, it's... more

13 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
Zelenskyy's Pitch for More American Dollars

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spent Tuesday in Washington pressing American lawmakers to approve a new funding package for his country's... more

12 Dec 2023 · 9 minutes
Social Media Affects Opinions, But Not the Way You Might Think

Anyone who spends time on social media has seen it — the post from someone about a current event, or... more

11 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
Trump's Authoritarian Impulses and the Justice Department

If Donald Trump is elected next November, he's promising to use the power of the presidency to go after political... more

10 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
Trump's Trials: Should the Jan 6 trial be televised?

Today we're sharing an episode of NPR's podcast Trump's Trials, hosted by Scott Detrow with regular analysis from Domenico Montanaro.... more

09 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
65 Years After Release, A Rockin' Christmas Classic Hits Number One

Brenda Lee was just 13 years old when she recorded "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" in 1958. It's a true... more

08 Dec 2023 · 9 minutes
Women Candidates and the Race for Big Money

A woman has never been president. Hillary Clinton has come the closest, but that highest, hardest glass ceiling is still... more

07 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
The Seriousness of America's Latest Homegrown Spy

Diplomat and former US Ambassador Manuel Rocha is facing charges related to secretly serving as an agent of Cuba's government.Rocha... more

06 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
The Symbolism And History Of The Keffiyeh

Keffiyehs, checkered scarves most closely associated with Palestinians, have been in the news lately. In Vermont, three men of... more

06 Dec 2023 · 9 minutes
Is Biden's Unconditional Support Of Israel Nearing Its Limit?

Israel has stepped up military operations in Gaza after the temporary ceasefire ended last week. Gaza health officials say several... more

04 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
Ranked Choice Voting May Be Coming To An Election Near You

Ranked choice voting has become the latest political change touted as a way to strengthen democracy. Instead of choosing one... more

03 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
Big Oil Leads at COP28

Every year world leaders gather at the Conference of the Parties, or COP, to devise solutions to what amounts to... more

01 Dec 2023 · 9 minutes
The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was viewed as brilliant by some and a war criminal by others. The only... more

30 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
Rosalynn Carter Practiced What She Preached

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter leaves behind a rich and expansive legacy, including fierce and enduring advocacy for better mental... more

29 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
Police Pushback Against Progressive Prosecutors

In different places throughout the country, police are pushing back against the policies of progressive prosecutors.NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer tells the... more

28 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Rebuilding Life After Captivity

Dozens of hostages have been released by Hamas over the last four days. Now after 50 days in captivity, and... more

27 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
What Young Voters Want in 2024

Next year Gen Z and Millennials will make up nearly half of the electorate. What exactly that will mean in... more

26 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Black Friday and Beyond

Consumer spending is a huge part of the economy and sends a strong signal about how Americans feel about the... more

24 Nov 2023 · 8 minutes
The mystery of a missing father leads to an unmarked grave, new family members

For this holiday episode, we're bringing you a story from the Radio Diaries podcast, The Unmarked Graveyard: Stories from Hart... more

23 Nov 2023 · 14 minutes
How the Hostage Deal Looks to Palestinians and Israelis

On Wednesday, Israel and Hamas announced details of a deal that calls for the freeing of at least 50 Israeli... more

22 Nov 2023 · 10 minutes
Making the Most Out of Friendsgiving

It's just a few days before Thanksgiving, but there's a good chance your holidays are already underway. Maybe you are... more

21 Nov 2023 · 10 minutes
Remembering The Long Life And Lasting Legacy Of Rosalynn Carter

It was announced on Sunday that former first lady Rosalynn Carter had died, at age 96. The Carter family... more

20 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Pope Francis: Climate Activist?

Pope Francis says he will attend the COP28 climate conference in Dubai next month, which would make him the first... more

19 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Trump's Trials: 'The boss is not going to leave'

Today we're sharing an episode of a new NPR podcast called Trump's Trials, hosted by Scott Detrow with regular analysis... more

18 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
Benjamin Netanyahu on the Future of Gaza

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu often referred to post-WW II Germany as a... more

17 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
Fresh Start for Student Loan Borrowers in Default

Nearly 7 million federal student loan borrowers are in default, and now the U.S. Department of Education is rolling out... more

16 Nov 2023 · 8 minutes
Biden's Support of Israel Could Cost Him Votes in 2024

There's a very real possibility that the 2024 presidential election could come down to a few thousand votes in a... more

15 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
The Promise and the Limits of the UAW Deals

The United Auto Workers secured its biggest victory in decades in deals with the Big 3 car companies after weeks... more

14 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Fighting False Election Claims Could Get A Lot Harder In 2024

Researchers, election officials and former tech executives are concerned the federal government, fearful of kicking up a storm, has pulled... more

14 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
Election Battle Lines Emerging in the 2024 Race

Elections in Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, and elsewhere showed slightly surprising Democratic strengths and the enduring power of abortion as a... more

12 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
When Disaster Hits, Dogs Come To The Rescue

This year the U.S. has experienced devastating natural disasters. Outbreaks of tornadoes leveled entire neighborhoods. Flooding trapped people in their... more

10 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Far from Gaza, West Bank Farmers Face Harassment from Israeli Soldiers and Settlers

It's olive harvesting season in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. But farmer Ayoub Abu Hejleh hasn't been able to... more

09 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Big Cities Struggle To House Migrants, Asylum Seekers

Across America, big cities facing an influx of migrants, struggling to provide basic resources.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR... more

08 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Gun Bans for Domestic Abusers Face a Test at the Supreme Court

At the Supreme Court on Tuesday, justices seemed inclined to uphold a federal law that bans anyone covered by a... more

08 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
An American Citizen Managed To Leave Gaza, But The Decision Was Not Easy

Since the Rafah border opened between Egypt and Gaza opened last week, it has been flooded with people hoping to... more

06 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
A Class Action Suit Could Upend The Entire Real Estate Industry

If you have ever bought a home, or are thinking about buying one, you know it can be expensive. ... more

05 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
Is Israel Breaking the Laws of War in Gaza?

On October 31st Israeli military forces bombed the Jabalia refugee camp just north of Gaza City. They said the area... more

03 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
Eric and Donald Trump Jr. Take the Stand

The two older sons of former President Donald Trump spent Thursday in a New York courtroom testifying in the civil... more

02 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
Egypt's Border with Gaza Opened for a Select Few

After weeks of being bombarded by Israeli airstrikes, following the Hamas attacks of October 7th, some in the Gaza strip... more

01 Nov 2023 · 6 minutes
After An Unthinkable Tragedy, A Mother Channels Her Grief Into Action

The deadly mass shooting this month in Maine shone a spotlight on the small city of Lewiston. Once again, like... more

31 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
Pandemic Era Benefits Made A Big Dent In Poverty. So Why Did They End?

Without Pandemic Era Safety Net, Millions Of Americans Could Fall Into PovertyLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

30 Oct 2023 · 13 minutes
The Nightmare Before Christmas Turns 30

The Nightmare Before Christmas is back in theaters, celebrating its 30th anniversary. The film, directed by Henry Selick and produced... more

29 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
A Mass Shooting in Maine and the Manhunt that Followed

Residents of Lewiston, Maine spent two days sheltering in place as authorities searched for the man suspected of fatally shooting... more

27 Oct 2023 · 6 minutes
"A Complete Catastrophe:" The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

In Gaza doctors are operating without anesthesia. Fuel is running out. Food is running out. And trucks full of it... more

26 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
Who is Mike Johnson, new Speaker of the House?

After three weeks of congressional paralysis, House Republicans have elected a new Speaker of the House: Mike Johnson of Louisiana.... more

26 Oct 2023 · 7 minutes
Diplomats Race The Clock To Free Hostages Before Ground Invasion

During the brutal Hamas-led attack on Israel earlier this month, more than 1,400 Israelis were killed and more than 200... more

24 Oct 2023 · 11 minutes
A Mental Health Hotline In Israel Has Been Overwhelmed Since The War Started

The violence between Israel and Gaza is entering its third week. As the number of dead and wounded continues to... more

23 Oct 2023 · 11 minutes
How a Rookie Hockey Player Prepared for the Big League

Hockey season is underway and NPR followed one hopeful rookie dreaming of taking the ice for the Washington Capitals.NPR's Scott... more

22 Oct 2023 · 13 minutes
With Jim Jordan Out, What Does The Latest Failed Speaker Bid Mean For Republicans?

Ever since Kevin McCarthy was ousted as Speaker of the House by only eight members of Congress, things have been... more

20 Oct 2023 · 8 minutes
Will War Between Israel And Hamas End Hopes For Two-State Solution?

During his visit to Tel Aviv this week, President Biden reiterated a desire for peace between Israelis and Palestinians through... more

19 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
Palestinians Appear to Have Been Killed in Reprisal Attacks in the West Bank

More than 60 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in the days after Hamas' attack on southern... more

18 Oct 2023 · 13 minutes
Israelis Working 24/7 to Identify Hundreds Killed in Hamas Attacks

At a military base south of Tel Aviv, Israeli soldiers and medical examiners are working around the clock to identify... more

17 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
Palestinians In Jordan Fear For Family Members In Gaza

Israel's military has ordered all residents of Gaza City and northern Gaza to evacuate to the southern end of the... more

16 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
The Emotional Impact of the Israel-Gaza Conflict on Jewish and Palestinian Americans

It's been more than a week of war in Israel and Gaza, following Hamas attacks in southern Israel that left... more

15 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
Israel's Evacuation Order in Gaza

How do you evacuate more than a million people across a cramped, urban bombed out territory and get them to... more

13 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
What Happened the Last Time Israel Invaded Gaza and What to Expect Now

Following the surprise attack launched by Hamas militants, hundreds of thousands of Israeli forces are gathering along the border of... more

12 Oct 2023 · 9 minutes
Here's Why it's Hard to Make Money as an Amazon Seller

Amazon is by far the U.S.'s largest online marketplace. But sellers say they're being squeezed out by higher fees and... more

11 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
How We Reached This Point in the Israel-Gaza Conflict

Conflicts have broken out between Israel and Gaza several times over the years. But this past weekend saw Hamas launch... more

10 Oct 2023 · 11 minutes
Using AI to Combat Homelessness

One of the main challenges to countering homelessness is to figure out who's most at-risk of losing their homes and... more

09 Oct 2023 · 9 minutes
What Comes Next, After Surprise Hamas Attacks on Israel?

The death toll rose in both Israel and Gaza as the Israeli military and Hamas militants battled for a second... more

08 Oct 2023 · 11 minutes
To Be Greener, Get Rid Of Your Grass

Who doesn't love a lush, perfectly manicured grass lawn? It turns out, a lot of people are actively trying to... more

06 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
The Challenge of Filling the Army's Ranks

In the 1980s the U.S. Army launched a recruiting drive around the slogan, "Be all you can be." They've relaunched... more

05 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
With McCarthy Out What's Next for Republicans in the House?

It took just eight Republicans, voting with Democrats, to oust Kevin McCarthy from the House speakership. His removal may have... more

05 Oct 2023 · 11 minutes
The CFPB On Trial

The Supreme Court heard a case Tuesday that threatened the existence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.NPR's Nina Totenberg reports... more

03 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
The Chair Of the Joint Chiefs Is Retiring. What's His Legacy?

Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had a tenure marked by a relentless series of... more

02 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
Does Sam Bankman-Fried's Fraud Trial Spell the End of Crypto?

Not too long ago, crypto was being trumpeted as the next big thing. Celebrities were getting in on... more

01 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
How Mortal Kombat Konquered Gaming

When the video game Mortal Kombat released in 1992, it took arcades — and later the American home — by... more

29 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
Here's How a Government Shutdown Could Impact Millions of Americans

The federal government will shut down on October 1st if Congress doesn't pass funding legislation for the next fiscal year... more

28 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
Could The Big Antitrust Lawsuit End Amazon As We Know It?

The U.S. government and 17 states sued Amazon on Tuesday in a landmark case that could take down the tech... more

27 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
Biden On The Picket Line

President Biden made history on Tuesday when he joined members of the United Auto Workers union on a picket line... more

26 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
WGA Reached A Tentative Deal With Studios. But The Strike Isn't Over Yet

146 days.That's how long it took for the WGA to reach a tentative agreement with major Hollywood studios.WGA leadership is... more

25 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
How Important Are Biden And Trump's Ages? We Asked Older Voters.

As president Joe Biden's campaign for a second term gets underway, a slew of recent polls show that voters have... more

24 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
Why Are So Many Inmates at This Federal Prison Dying?

Close to five thousand people have died in federal prison since 2009.There are 100 federal prisons across the U.S. ... more

22 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
How New York City Became the Center Of a Debate Over Immigration

New York City has become an unlikely battleground for migrant rights.The city, like others, has struggled to deal with the... more

21 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
What the US-Iran Prisoner Swap Means For the Family of a Man Freed After 8 Years

On Tuesday, five Americans detained for years in Iran stepped off a plane back onto US soil. They were released... more

20 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
California's Big Oil Lawsuit Strategy Mirrors Fight Against Big Tobacco

The state of California has filed a massive lawsuit against oil companies. The charge is that oil companies knew... more

19 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
U.S.-Iran Exchange Prisoners – A Year Since the Death of Masha Amini Sparked Protests

On Monday, five Americans who were imprisoned in Iran, stepped off a plane in Doha, Qatar. They were freed as... more

18 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
Speaker McCarthy and the Impeachment Inquiry

Since becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy has faced the constant threat that members of the right... more

17 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Changed The Role Of Film Critics. But Is That A Good Thing?

If you're over a certain age and you love movies, when you think "movie critic", you probably picture Gene Siskel... more

15 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
Without Expanded Child Tax Credit, Families Are Sliding Back Into Poverty

It can be hard to see how big government policies have a direct effect on an individual's experience. But it... more

14 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
How Concerns Over EVs are Driving the UAW Towards a Strike

The president of the United Auto Workers says the union is planning to carry out sudden, strategic and partial strikes... more

13 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
New Shots and a New Era for COVID

Right now it seems like people all around us are testing positive for COVID. But for the most part, they... more

12 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
What Putin And Kim Jong Un Stand To Gain By Meeting

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2019, both countries were in a different... more

11 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
Sports Betting And The NFL Are Profitable Partners, But Controversies Continue

The National Football League's regular season is finally underway. And for loyal fans who have been devouring all the news... more

10 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
Climate Change is Making It Difficult to Protect Endangered Species

The Endangered Species Act turns 50 this year. The landmark law has been successful for decades at stopping extinctions of... more

08 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
Fran Drescher on How the Hollywood Strikes Can End

The writers and actors strikes have been grinding on for months with no end in sight. Many on the picket... more

07 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
When Big Oil Gets In The Carbon Removal Game, Who Wins?

Giant machines sucking carbon dioxide out of the air to fight climate change sounds like science fiction, but it's close... more

06 Sep 2023 · 11 minutes
Google Turns 25

Google was founded 25 years ago by two Stanford PhD students, Larry Page and Sergei Brin. The company went on... more

05 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
What Is The Future Of Remote Work?

It's been over three years since the pandemic started and changed the way millions of Americans work. The possibilities of... more

04 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
Student Loan Payments Are Back. Now What?

After three and a half years, the pause on federal student loan payments is coming to an end. Getting more... more

03 Sep 2023 · 11 minutes
Do Youth Curfews Help Curb Crime?

Hundreds of towns, cities and counties across the country impose curfews on young people. On September 1st a curfew went... more

01 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
What Do Mitch McConnell's Silent Episodes Tell Us?

For the second time this summer the top Republican in the Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, abruptly went silent at... more

31 Aug 2023 · 8 minutes
Here's What Goes Into a Hurricane Evacuation Order

When people find themselves in the path of a hurricane they are faced with the question: should they evacuate or... more

30 Aug 2023 · 9 minutes
Biden's Push to Make Some of the Most Expensive Prescription Drugs Cheaper

On Tuesday, the Biden administration released a list of 10 medications that it's planning to negotiate prices for Medicare in... more

29 Aug 2023 · 9 minutes
The Latest Mass Shooting in Florida Was Racist. What Role Do State Politics Play?

The latest mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida left three people dead.All of the victims were Black and the white gunman... more

28 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
Biden's Climate Moves

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is preparing for the next major climate summit, in Dubai. He's calling for an end... more

27 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
The New Space Race Is On - And Everyone Is Headed To The Moon

The South Pole of the Moon is the coolest place to be. And nearly every country with a space... more

25 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
The Dangers of Grass Fires

With the wildfires in Maui contained, the recovery process has begun.The focus has also turned to how the island can... more

24 Aug 2023 · 10 minutes
The End for Russian Mercenary Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin?

Russia's state news agency Tass reported that the country's most famous mercenary, Yevgeny Prigozhin, was on the passenger list for... more

23 Aug 2023 · 8 minutes
A Trumpless Debate

Former president Donald Trump is the frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary. And with a healthy lead in the polls,... more

22 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
In Puerto Rico, Natural Disasters Take A Mental And Academic Toll On Children

Puerto Rico has seen a string of natural disasters in the past few years – hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and landslides.... more

21 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
Cities Voted For Progressive Prosecutors. Republican State Leaders Are Pushing Back.

The last few elections have brought a wave of self-styled progressive prosecutors into office. They've won elections by campaigning on... more

20 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
Fighting Noise Pollution

A growing body of research makes it clear that noise pollution can have severely harmful impacts on our health. It... more

18 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
NPR Investigation Reveals 'Barbaric' Conditions in ICE Detention Facilities

The Biden administration is under intense political pressure from Republicans over immigration, who accuse the president of being too lenient... more

17 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
COVID Nearly Sunk the Cruise Industry. Now it's Trying to Make a Comeback.

The CDC says that a new omicron variant called EG.5 is causing a summer wave of COVID cases.Yet, COVID is... more

16 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
The Georgia Indictment May Be Trump's Most Difficult Legal Challenge

A grand jury in Georgia has indicted Donald Trump for his role in failed efforts to overturn the state's 2020... more

15 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
100,000 Afghans Were Airlifted Out Of Kabul. What Happened To Those Who Weren't?

It's been two years since the Taliban entered Kabul, throwing the final days of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan into... more

14 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
The Challenges for a Saudi-Israeli Peace Deal

For the past few months, President Biden's top foreign policy advisors have been working as intermediaries between Saudi Arabia and... more

13 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
The Battle Over Book Bans Takes a Toll on Librarians and Comes at a Financial cost

As the battle over book bans in schools and libraries continues to play out in various states across the U.S.,... more

11 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
Maui's Devastating Wildfires

Hawaii may be a tourist attraction to many Americans, but for over a million people, it's their home. And like... more

10 Aug 2023 · 8 minutes
The People Smuggling Fentanyl Across The Border From Mexico May Not Be Who You Think

The number of overdoses from fentanyl continues to soar, as do concerns from those in Washington. Immigration authorities say illicit... more

09 Aug 2023 · 10 minutes
From Selfies To Satellites, The War In Ukraine Is History's Most Documented

In past wars, updates have trickled out slowly — often tightly controlled by the militaries involved. In the war in... more

08 Aug 2023 · 9 minutes
Military Families Urge An End To Senator's Hold On Pentagon Appointments

One Republican senator from Alabama is single-handedly holding up over 300 senior-level military promotions and appointments. Senator Tommy Tuberville says... more

07 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
Three Stories From A Very Hot July

July was almost certainly the hottest month, globally, on record. It was also a month in which many lives were... more

06 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
Former Baptist Leader Sees A Crisis Of Faith In America — But Also A Way Forward

For years, Russell Moore was one of the top officials in the Southern Baptist Convention. But after he criticized Donald... more

04 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
Would A Free Speech Defense Work For Donald Trump In Court?

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to efforts to overturn the results of the 2020... more

03 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
Hollywood And The Threat From Artificial Intelligence — Real Or Imagined

The unions representing actors and writers in Hollywood have some differences in what they want from the big film studios.... more

02 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
Latest Trump Indictment Is 'Most Important' One Yet

Former President Donald Trump was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on four counts related to the efforts to... more

02 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
Leaders of the Niger Coup Face a Deadline to Avoid Military Intervention

Two years ago, Mohamed Bazoum was elected as president in Niger's first peaceful democratic transfer of power. He enjoyed the... more

31 Jul 2023 · 10 minutes
America's Farms Are Facing A Serious Labor Shortage

There's a labor shortage on farms in the U.S., and that has implications for all of us who enjoy fresh... more

30 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
NPR Investigation Reveals Flaws In U.S. Claims About Baghdadi Raid Casualties

Editor's note: This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence.The U.S. military has consistently maintained that its troops didn't harm civilians... more

28 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
Affirmative Action — For The Rich

The Supreme Court may have ended race-conscious admissions in higher education. But the end of affirmative action seems to have... more

27 Jul 2023 · 10 minutes
A Patchwork of Transgender Healthcare Laws Push Families Across State Lines

When Utah passed a ban on gender-affirming care for people younger than 18, Kat and their family had to make... more

26 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
After East Palestine Derailment, Are Railroads Any Safer?

When a fiery, toxic train wreck forced residents of East Palestine, Ohio to evacuate last February, the crash and its... more

25 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
The Judicial Overhaul That Has Torn Israeli Society Apart

On Monday, Israel's parliament voted into law a key measure to overhaul the country's judiciary. The measure prevents judges... more

24 Jul 2023 · 9 minutes
Messi Mania: Will Bringing Soccer's 'G.O.A.T.' Change Major League Soccer's Rep?

The United States' preeminent professional soccer league, Major League Soccer, has long lagged behind top European leagues.However, international soccer superstar... more

23 Jul 2023 · 12 minutes
Remembering Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett, the crooner whose success spanned generations, died Friday. He was 96 years old.His voice was synonymous with the... more

21 Jul 2023 · 10 minutes
How To Protect Ourselves From Extreme Heat — And Our Planet From Climate Change

We know that climate change is making all sorts of extreme weather events more likely all around the globe. So... more

20 Jul 2023 · 11 minutes
January 6, Election Interference Could Be Focus of New Trump Indictments

It's easy to lose track of the seriousness of the legal cases involving Donald Trump, in part because there are... more

19 Jul 2023 · 11 minutes
New Research Could Change the Landscape of Human Reproduction

One of the most cutting-edge and controversial fields of biomedical research right now is the quest to create eggs and... more

18 Jul 2023 · 12 minutes
The Spanish Tennis Pipeline That Led Carlos Alcaraz To A Wimbledon Trophy

Carlos Alcaraz's victory over Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final was the latest coronation of a tennis great from Spain.NPR's... more

17 Jul 2023 · 8 minutes
Ahead of the 2024 Election, Young Rural Voters Want To Be Heard

Since the 2024 Presidential election may ultimately be decided by a handful of votes in a handful of states, courting... more

16 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
Alabama's Last Two Executions Failed. They're Trying Again Next Week

James Barber is scheduled to be executed on Thursday in Alabama, for the murder of Dorothy Epps in 2001. It's... more

14 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
One Couple's Fight to Cure ALS

Six years ago when former Obama staffer Brian Wallach was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - ALS - a rare... more

13 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
The Anthropocene

As we confront the realities of a changing climate, a group of scientists says we're living in a world of... more

12 Jul 2023 · 9 minutes
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Ahead of the 2024 Election, Young Rural Voters Want To Be Heard
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Since the 2024 Presidential election may ultimately be decided by a handful of votes in a handful of states, courting young voters... more