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4 ripe, juicy tomato recipes; Kentucky grocery flooding

Chef Kathy Gunst shares four new tomato recipes to give your summer a little sauce. She also explains how to shop for tomatoes. And, Gwen Christon, who owns the only grocery store for miles around the small town of Isom, Ky., talks with us about how flooding there devastated her store.
11/08/2241m 5s

Charlottesville's Jewish community; Threatened wildlife species preservation bill

Five years after the Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly, we hear from members of the city's Jewish community about starting a dialogue to combat white hate. And, the new Recovering America's Wildlife Act would overhaul how the country funds efforts to protect endangered plants and animals. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico who sponsored the bill, joins us.
11/08/2241m 40s

'How to Navigate Life'; Ukrainians resettle in Alaska

Today's college students are struggling with the demands of life. Authors Belle Liang and Tim Klein are devoted to helping them and join us to discuss their new book. And, four Ukrainians have resettled in Alaska and are living on a retired ferry that they hope to transform into a museum. Eric Stone of KRBD gives us the report.
10/08/2241m 29s

Air conditioning as a human right; Drug-resistant bacteria

As record-breaking heat spans almost every continent, should air conditioning be a human right for the billions without it? Dr. Morgan Bazilian of the Colorado School of Mines weighs in. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is concerned about antibiotic-resistant bacteria as new data shows the pandemic caused it to surge in hospitals. Dr. Chris Murray of the University of Washington joins us.
10/08/2241m 24s

R.K. Russell on NFL's relationship with LGBTQ+ players; Barbara Kruger's NYC exhibit

Back in 2019, R.K. Russell came out as bisexual and found his job chances in the NFL evaporate. We hear from him. And, artist Barbara Kruger reworked some of her pieces and included new works with text from the web in exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art and the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City. Karen Michel reports.
09/08/2242m 6s

Whitney Houston's legacy; Reproductive choice in other species

It's been a decade since we lost one of the most beloved artists of our time: Whitney Houston. We revisit a conversation with Gerrick Kennedy, author of "Didn't We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney Houston." And, evolutionary biologist Deena Emera talks about how females of many species have evolved to maximize their own and their offspring's health.
09/08/2242m 30s

Diversifying historical romance novels; The case for an Interstellar Probe

Scientist Ralph McNutt, Jr. wants NASA to approve an Interstellar Probe that would explore the expansive stretches of space beyond the influence of our sun. He explains why. And, historical romance novels mostly feature white main characters. Beverly Jenkins and Courtney Milan, two best-selling authors of color, talk about what it's like to write within the genre.
08/08/2242m 28s

Jet and Ebony Magzines' archives; PFAS contamination in a rural Massachusetts

The National Museum of African American History and Culture and Getty Research Archive have acquired the Johnson Publishing archives, which include archives of the iconic publications Jet and Ebony. Museum director Kevin Young talks about the process of making the collection public. And, PFAS chemicals are known as "forever chemicals" because they don't really decompose and removing them is complicated. We're joined by Staci Rubin from the Conservation Law Foundation and Westminster resident Anne Lutz, who has been impacted by PFAS contamination.
08/08/2241m 58s

The new hit Netflix show 'Uncoupled'; Grammy winner Aoife O'Donovan's new album

Within a week since its release, Netflix's new original series Uncoupled starring Neil Patrick Harris has quickly leapt into the streaming service's top 10. Darren Star, who created Sex and the City, is also behind this show — and there seem to be some similarities. NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans joins us. And, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Aoife O'Donovan reflects on her musical life (and shouts out to Joni Mitchell) on her new album "Age of Apathy." The singer-songwriter talks about the album, and we revisit our conversation from January.
05/08/2241m 53s

Portland's gun problem swells; Invasive Burmese pythons harm the environment

Portland's homicide rate is roughly double the nationwide rate. Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is putting funding back into the police department and has issued a new emergency declaration to try and deal with the gun problem, joins us. And, the 2022 Florida Python Challenge kicked off Friday morning in Florida. Conservation biologist Ian Bartoszek talks about capturing the heaviest Burmese python ever in Florida.
05/08/2240m 55s

Black men turn to barbers to talk; 'We Are Jane' provides access to safe abortions

The U.S is in the midst of a mental health crisis — especially in the Black community. Confess Project is one organization turning to local barbers to get Black men and boys to open up and seek help. Barber Craig Charles joins us. And, reviving the mission of a group from the 1960s, "We Are Jane" seeks to aid in proving safe abortion access in Chicago after the overturn of Roe v. Wade. South Side activist and founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killing Tamar Manasseh launched the new initiative and joins us.
04/08/2241m 44s

Kentucky chef delivers food, hope to flood victims; Looking for rare wild ginseng

In the aftermath of widespread Eastern Kentucky flooding, one Kentucky chef is cooking up food for residents affected and traversing nearly-impassible routes to get it to them. Joe Arvin joins us to talk about his efforts. And, ginseng has been cultivated for thousands of years for its medicinal benefits, but it's now endangered. Researchers in Tennessee have found a patch, but they won't share its location. Steve Haruch of WPLN joined researchers in their scouting and reports.
04/08/2242m 3s

Bad Bunny's enormous success; First fully synthetic mouse embryos

What's behind Bad Bunny's enormous success? "Un Verano Sin Ti," the new album by the Puerto Rican superstar, is dominating the music industry. Carina del Valle Schorske, a writer who profiled Bad Bunny in The New York Times Magazine, joins us. And, for the first time in history, researchers have grown mice embryos with no sperm, no egg and no uterus. STAT's Megan Molteni joins us.
03/08/2241m 53s

Author Bill Littlefield's new novel; Best video games of 2022

For 25 years Bill Littlefield's infectious laugh and thoughtful conversation made NPR's Only a Game much more than a national sports show. Now, the narrator of his new novel "Mercy" shares Littlefield's introspection. He joins us. And, NPR staff and contributors weigh in on their favorite games of 2022 so far. Here & Now's James Perkins Mastromarino breaks down some of the picks.
03/08/2242m 7s

Rising temps are harming trees; Instagram faces backlash for trying to be like TikTok

Tree and climate expert Daniel Griffin joins us to talk about how rising temperatures make the current drought in the southwest particularly harmful to trees. And, Instagram is facing backlash from creators for trying to be like TikTok with new app changes. New York Times technology reporting fellow Kalley Huang joins us.
02/08/2242m 7s

Right-wing think tanks turn into churches; Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan

Why are right-wing think tanks trying to become churches? We learn more with ProPublica's Andrea Suozzo. And, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan Tuesday, against the advice of the White House and to the upset of Chinese officials. NPR's Emily Feng gives us the update.
02/08/2241m 43s

The world's large archive of theatre recordings; AP's first-ever democracy editor

The world's largest collection of live theatre recordings turns 50 this year. To celebrate, the New York Public Library, which curates the massive collection, is welcoming guests to its new exhibit called "Focus Center Stage." Curator Patrick Hoffman joins us. And, several news organizations are developing new teams to report on threats to democracy. The Associated Press' first-ever democracy editor Tom Verdin joins us.
01/08/2241m 39s

Summer movie picks; U.K. McDonald's raises cheeseburger prices

Film critic Ty Burr, author of the "Ty Burr's Watch List" Substack newsletter, shares his picks for new and classic summer movies. And, in the U.K., McDonald's has raised the price of its cheeseburger for the first time in 14 years. Business Insider's Mary Meisenzahl joins us to talk fast food prices.
01/08/2241m 34s

Beyoncé's 'Renaissance'; Ke Huy Quan talks 'Everything, Everywhere, All at Once'

Professors Shaun Harper and Lori Patton Davis talk about how Beyoncé's music resonates with meaning for Black scholars fighting for pay equity and recognition in predominantly white institutions. And, Ke Huy Quan stars in the new film "Everything, Everywhere, All At Once." But long before that, Quan was a child actor in "The Goonies," and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" but moved behind the camera for several decades.
29/07/2241m 34s

The Newport Jazz Festival returns; Remembering British food writer Diana Kennedy

The Newport Jazz Festival, founded in 1954, was the first annual jazz festival in the U.S. After being canceled in 2020 and shortened in 2021, the festival is back this year. Artistic director Christian McBride joins us. And, Diana Kennedy spent decades chronicling the cuisine of Mexico. She died on July 24 at age 99. We revisit a conversation with Kennedy from 2011.
29/07/2241m 21s

3 great corn recipes from chef Kathy Gunst; Why gophers glow under blacklight

Corn knows no bounds: At the height of summer, resident chef Kathy Gunst can't get enough of it. She shares three new corn recipes and tips. And, over the last few years, researchers have discovered that pocket gophers, flying squirrels, wombats and platypuses all glow under UV lights. Scientists have some theories, but they don't really know why the animals glow. Molly Samuel of WABE reports.
28/07/2241m 23s

LGBTQ farmers; The community recovery after the Highland Park mass shooting

There aren't many statistics on how many farmers belong to the LGBTQ community in the U.S. But some are making a point of being more visible and creating community. Catherine Wheeler of Iowa Public Radio reports. And, nearly a month after the Highland Park mass shooting, the pain is still raw and real for survivors and loved ones. WBEZ's Susie An reports.
28/07/2241m 22s

Paul Hollywood's new baking book; Louisville, Kentucky loses theater loved by locals

"The British Bake-Off" host Paul Hollywood gets back to basics in his new cookbook, "Bake: My Best Ever Recipes for the Classics." Hollywood joins us to talk more about his new release, the first one in five years. And, after 50 years as a beloved local landmark, the Village 8 Theater in Louisville, Kentucky is shuttering its doors. WFPL's Stephanie Wolf visits the theater to report on its last days.
27/07/2241m 25s

'We Met in Virtual Reality' documentary; Florida seagrass is thriving

HBO's new documentary "We Met in Virtual Reality" was filmed entirely in virtual reality chat rooms and focuses on the deep relationships that are often formed. Director Joe Hunting joins us. And, even amid environmental catastrophes across the country, in one part of Florida, seagrass is healthy and thriving. It's it one of the largest and healthiest seagrass meadows in the Gulf. WUSF's Steve Newborn reports.
27/07/2241m 35s

New biography 'Putin'; Hillsong megachurch faces scandals

Longtime foreign correspondent Philip Short talks about his new book "Putin" which is a close examination of the life and career of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. And, scandals, secrecy and the resignation of Hillsong's founder and global pastor Brian Houston in March have led to more than half of its American campuses breaking away from the church. Christianity Today's Mike Cosper joins us.
26/07/2241m 6s

How wasps impact the planet; Restoration of a crucial fish population

Entomologist and behavioral ecologist Seirian Sumner explains why wasps don't deserve the bad rap they get. And, outdated dams are preventing many fish species from migrating and spawning. One Native American tribe in Nevada is trying to recover the dwindling population of an endangered fish it's relied on for years. Kaleb Roedel of the Mountain West News Bureau reports.
26/07/2241m 10s

It's your home or your pet; How to protect yourself from the heat

Many Americans say they can't live without their pets, but some can't live with them because of unaffordable pet fees. And like many other forms of housing discrimination, research shows these fees affect low-income tenants and tenants of color the most. Carol Mithers, a journalist and author who has been following this issue, joins us. And, heat can harm you in more ways than you might think. WBUR's Martha Bebinger reports on the dangers and ways you can prevent them.
25/07/2240m 52s

The battle against the opioid industry; Conservative judge turns to romantic fiction

Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family are a big part of this story about the availability of opioids — but there's much more to it. Washington Post investigative reporters Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham join us to talk about their new book, "American Cartel." And, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III talks about why he decided to write the romantic novel "Love at Deep Dusk."
25/07/2240m 26s

Harvesting rainwater in the desert; Ranching for the birds

With reservoirs on the Colorado River falling to dangerously low levels, states that rely on it are facing significant cuts. Tucson Rainwater harvesters talk about their methods that might help the West survive a megadrought. And, a conservation project is partnering with ranchers to protect birds and promote sustainable agriculture in the West. Boise State Public Radio's Ashley Ahearn reports.
22/07/2243m 20s

'Do The Work' tells readers how to dismantle racism; Extreme heat on social media

Comedian W. Kamau Bell talks about his new book, "Do The Work! An Antiracist Activity Book" and the latest season of his CNN show, "United Shades of America." And, it's really hot in a lot of places — which is dangerous. Journalist and former weather anchor Femi Oke talks about how social media users are talking about the extreme heat sweeping the globe.
22/07/2241m 26s

Maine as a climate refuge; Muscogee Creek Nation gets a say in Okefenokee Swamp

As many regions of the United States endure the extreme effects of climate change, some scientists believe interior Maine could be a refuge. Maine Public Radio's Fred Bever reports. And, the Muscogee Creek Nation was forced by the government to leave Georgia two centuries ago. But a new move by the Biden administration will give them a say in the management of the Okefenokee Swamp, a part of the tribe's ancestral history. WABE's Molly Samuel reports.
21/07/2242m 40s

Sharks aren't out to get you; One-stop shop with laundry and fresh donuts

This Shark Week, marine conservation scientist David Shiffman hopes people will reconsider how the animals are portrayed in media. Film music historian Jon Burlingame also joins us to talk about why the score to the 1975 film "Jaws" is so effective at scaring us. And, at the Washboard Donut Shoppe in Tupper Lake, New York, you can snack on freshly made donuts while you do your laundry and buy souvenirs. Emily Russell of NCPR reports.
21/07/2241m 51s

Making friends as an adult; Lab-bred chimpanzee dilemma

Making friends isn't always easy. We revisit host Peter O'Dowd's conversation with psychologist and University of Maryland professor Marisa G. Franco about the difficulties of making friends as an adult and tips for meeting someone new. And, many lab-bred chimpanzees are living in sanctuaries that can't afford to take care of them without extra help. Rachel Fobar, a National Geographic investigative reporter who looked into this dilemma, joins us.
20/07/2242m 26s

Berry tasty recipes; Questions remain about 'Where the Crawdads Sing' author

The possibilities of what you can do with summer's tart, sweet, bursting-with-juice berries are endless. Resident chef Kathy Gunst shares four new recipes. And, a young woman becomes the subject of a murder investigation in this film adaptation of Delia Owens' 2018 best-selling novel "Where the Crawdads Sing." But some questions linger about the author's involvement in a fatal shooting in the 1990s. NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports.
20/07/2241m 36s

Four-day work week in U.K.; Chicago reduces police in public schools

A new pilot program in the United Kingdom is asking 3,300 workers across a number of industries to work four-day work weeks instead of five. The workers will be paid the same amount and are expected to be as productive as they would be working five days a week. Boston College professor and lead researcher of the four-day work week pilot Juliet Schorfor joins us.
19/07/2242m 10s

'Aftershock' explores Black maternal mortality; Figuring out remote work

The maternal mortality rate for Black women is three times higher than the rate for white women in the U.S. The new documentary "Aftershock" profiles two Black women who died after giving birth and looks at how their families are working to prevent other women from dying. Paula Eiselt, who co-directed the film with Tonya Lewis Lee and Shawnee Benton Gibson, joins us. And, remote work is still a challenge two and a half years after some office workers went home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we may have figured out Zoom, new workers on-boarding remotely face specific issues. Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson joins us.
19/07/2241m 39s

Teen banjo sensation Nora Brown; Monkeypox outbreak

Just shy of her 17th birthday, teenage phenom Nora Brown already has an NPR Tiny Desk concert under her belt and a third album on the way. She joins us to talk about making her spin on banjo classics. And, have we missed the opportunity to contain the Monkeypox virus? We hear from Dr. Jay Varma, an epidemiologist and infectious disease expert.
18/07/2242m 24s

Teens are in high demand for jobs this summer; Online scams

In the midst of a labor shortage, teens are in high demand for summer jobs. We hear from teens about their job experience and from economist Alicia Modestino. And, it's the season for online scams. Jill Schlesinger, business analyst at CBS News, tells us what to watch out for.
18/07/2243m 3s

Tops supermarket in Buffalo reopens; Biden bound for Saudi Arabia

The Tops Friendly Markets supermarket in east Buffalo is reopening Friday after a gunman killed 10 people in May. We hear from Jillian Hanesworth, Buffalo's first poet laureate and a social justice activist. And, President Biden heads to Saudi Arabia as his tour of the Middle East continues. NPR international correspondent Daniel Estrin tells us more.
15/07/2241m 30s

Secret Service erases Jan. 6 messages; Dangers of journalism

A government watchdog says the Secret Service erased text messages from Jan. 5 and 6th. Carol Leonnig, author and political investigative reporter for the Washington Post tells us more. And, "Endangered," a new documentary on HBO Max, explores the dangers of journalism and attacks on press freedom. Folha de Sao Paulo's Patricia Campos Mello and "Endangered" executive producer Ronan Farrow join us.
15/07/2241m 11s

New mental health crisis hotline; GOP gains more party switchers

Wyoming and other Mountain West states have been dubbed "the suicide belt," but a new mental health crisis hotline could help. Wyoming suicide prevention specialist Bill Hawley joins us. And, the GOP is gaining more party switchers as new data shows voters are switching from Democrat to Republican. We learn more with Paul Westcott of the non-partisan voter data processing firm L2.
14/07/2241m 21s

Issac Fitzgerald's 'Dirtbag, Massachusetts'; Disparities in pulse oximeter readings

Isaac Fitzgerald joins us to discuss his new memoir "Dirtbag, Massachusetts," detailing a difficult childhood and finding community in unlikely places. And, two new reports reveal patients with darker skin received less accurate pulse oximeter readings which can affect their care. STAT's Usha Lee McFarling tells us more.
14/07/2241m 11s

The world is more stressed out than ever, survey finds; Honoring Mary McLeod Bethune

A new survey from Gallup says the world is feeling more stressed in the past year than ever before. Julie Ray, managing editor for World News at Gallup, tells us more. And, a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune is being added to the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall, replacing a Confederate general. Dr. Julius John of Bethune-Cookman University joins us.
13/07/2241m 15s

Hospitals use collaborative robots to help deliver medicine; Emmy nominations

Hospitals are turning to cobots – collaborative robots – to help deliver medications and supplies to nurses. Cris Barrish of WHYY tells us more. And, a slew of shows are aiming to snatch up an Emmy this season. Among them, newcomer "Abbott Elementary" shines while HBO and HBO Max dominate nominations. Aisha Harris, co-host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour joins us.
13/07/2241m 13s

NASA releases stunning images from space telescope; Vasectomy interest surges

Gorgeous new images from the James Webb Space Telescope reveal glittering nurseries and galaxies. Harvard University astronomy professor Alyssa Goodman joins us. And, since the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, interest in vasectomy surgeries has surged. "Vasectomy King" Dr. Doug Stein tells us more.
12/07/2240m 51s

Study reveals new information about long-haul COVID; Finding healing through flowers

A new study out of Boston has revealed that the presence of spike proteins could be the reason behind long-haul COVID in some patients. Lead author Dr. David Walt joins us. And, through growing flowers, veteran Charley Jordan found healing. Now he wants to help other vets. WPLN's Blake Farmer shares more with us.
12/07/2241m 25s

Orangeburg Massacre bowling alley gets restored; Sri Lanka faces political turmoil

In 1968, the National Guard fired into a peaceful protest in Orangeburg, South Carolina, leaving three dead and nearly two dozen others wounded. The protests broke out after a bowling alley — which is now being restored to commemorate the tragedy — refused to desegregate. Center for Creative Partnerships president Ellen Zisholtz and lawyer Bakari Sellers join us. And, Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed to resign on Wednesday after weekend-long demonstrations over food and fuel shortages. Reporter Menaka Indrakumar explores what's next for the country.
11/07/2241m 28s

No recession — yet; Ukrainian folk instrument is a tool for resistance

With June job numbers hitting 372,000, economists breathed a sigh of relief. But, is a recession still a valid concern for Americans? CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger discusses. And, Russia's attacks on Ukraine are not just territorial, they're cultural, too. Ukrainians living in the U.S. are teaching younger generations how to play a traditional instrument called the bandura as a form of resistance. Ali Oshinskie reports.
11/07/2241m 29s

Why house music is having a moment; Cooking-inspired romance novels raise the heat

What do Beyoncé's and Drake's newest releases have in common? They both draw heavily from the house music genre, created in the 1980s in Chicago. DJ Jesse Saunders joins us to discuss house music's history and impact. And, cooking-inspired romance novels are topping to-read lists everywhere. But what is it about the kitchen that makes it the perfect setting to fall in love? Eater's Bettina Makalintal joins us to answer that question.
08/07/2242m 38s

Marketing beefalo to consumers; OB/GYN explains patient care uncertainties

Beefalo, a crossbreed of cattle and bison, is a lean meat that's not readily available in most grocery stores. But some beefalo ranchers are trying to change that. Jonathan Ahl of Harvest Public Media reports. And, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, legislation around abortion was left up to state jurisdiction. This presents difficulties for physicians. Dr. Katie McHugh joins us to share her recent experiences.
08/07/2242m 18s

Lettuce enjoy summer salad recipes; New film explores Leonard Cohen's life

Kathy Gunst wants to open up your view of what a salad can be beyond a side dish, an afterthought or just plain lettuce. She shares three new recipes. And, the documentary "Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song" explores the life of the music icon and his most famous song. Music journalist Larry "Ratso" Sloman, who appears in the documentary, joins us.
07/07/2242m 44s

Bats, bees and birds dying of noise pollution; Louis Armstrong's daughter opens up

For animals, noise pollution is a disorienting death sentence with catastrophic consequences. Atlantic writer Ed Yong joins us. And, only decades after the death of Louis Armstrong would the world come to know that he had a daughter. Sharon Preston-Folta opens up about their complicated relationship in the documentary "Little Satchmo." Stephanie Colombini of WUSF reports.
07/07/2242m 20s

Highland Park community reacts; Mental health of migrant children in custody

The community of Highland Park is coming to terms with the mass shooting that left seven dead and dozens more injured. The Anti-Defamation League's Midwest regional director and resident David Goldenberg, who was at the parade in the morning before the attack took place, joins us. And, Reveal senior reporter Aura Bogado talks with us about her investigation into the mental health of migrant children held in government custody in the first three months of the Biden administration.
06/07/2242m 10s

Summer reading suggestions for kids; One woman's planned pregnancy abortion story

Virginia Children's Book Festival executive director Juanita Giles talks about recommendations for books for kids 12 and under. And, we turn to a woman who recently chose to get a legal abortion in California. It was a decision she and her husband made after discovering that their baby suffered from a chromosomal abnormality that would cause organ malformations that result in late a miscarriage, stillbirth or death within weeks of birth. Sara tells her story.
06/07/2242m 38s

Black girls left behind by Title IX; Somalia faces food crisis amid war in Ukraine

Tina Sloan Green has dedicated her career to leveling the playing field for girls and women of color and founded the Black Women in Sports Foundation. Sloan Green joins us to discuss how Title IX left Black girls behind. And, the Washington Post's Sudarsan Raghavan talks about the desperate situation in Somalia, where Russia's blockade of Ukrainian wheat is adding to a series of crises that could lead to a famine more deadly than the last one in 2011.
05/07/2242m 45s

Ann Leary's new book 'The Foundling'; VA offers clean needles for veterans

Ann Leary's new book, "The Foundling," centers around a young woman who gets a job at an institution designed to prevent "feeble-minded" women from reproducing. Leary joins us. And, the Department of Veteran Affairs Clean Syringe program provides veterans who inject drugs with clean supplies and information about preventing overdoses and infections. Stephanie Colombini of WUSF reports.
05/07/2243m 3s

Baseball fans split on the wave; The summer of 'revenge travel'

Attend any sporting event and you're bound to witness the wave. But while some baseball fans love it, others look on in annoyance. Colorado Public Radio's Vic Vela encapsulates the debate. And, revenge travel is here — Americans 'sticking it to COVID' by going on holiday regardless of the risks. In Italy, crowds have been growing so big that some tourists can't see the major sights. Adam Raney reports.
04/07/2242m 19s

'The Greatest Beer Run Ever'; Summer travel snags

John "Chickie" Donohue talks about his book "The Greatest Beer Run Ever," which tells the story of a trip he made to Vietnam in November 1967 to deliver beer to his buddies from their New York City neighborhood. And, Southwest and American Airlines delayed nearly 30% of trips this weekend. Derek Thompson, staff writer for The Atlantic, says the chaos at airports is part of something bigger: Nothing Works Syndrome. He joins us.
04/07/2242m 36s

The tasty rebrand of Asian carp; FIFA's use of AI

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em. That's the new battle cry for Illinois fisheries managers who are trying to rebrand four invasive species of Asian carp. Here & Now's Chris Bentley reports. And, ​​it's no secret that soccer fans are extremely passionate about the game — but in recent years, some of that fan fervor has crossed the line into online harassment of players. Femi Oke, host of "The Stream" on Al Jazeera English, joins us.
01/07/2241m 15s

California passes the nation's strictest plastic law; Tips and advice on medical debt

California says two-thirds of all plastic packaging must be recyclable or compostable within the next decade. Senior editor for Bloomberg Michael Regan joins us. And, a joint investigation by Kaiser Health News and NPR has found that 100 million Americans are struggling with debt arising from healthcare costs. Jeanne Pinder, CEO and founder of, shares her tips and advice.
01/07/2241m 7s

Mary Pipher's new memoir; Kansas City's gay rights movement before Stonewall

Best-selling author of "Reviving Ophelia" Mary Pipher talks about her new memoir, "A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence." And, before the Stonewall Inn raid in 1969, gay rights groups organized in Kansas City, Missouri, creating inroads of their own. KCUR's Mackenzie Martin reports.
30/06/2240m 58s

Big Mama Thorton's original 'Hound Dog'; Texas talk show host comes out trans

Elvis Presley's hit "Hound Dog" actually belongs to blues singer Willie Mae Thornton, also known as Big Mama Thornton. Author Maureen Mahon tells us about Thorton and the impact of Black women on rock 'n' roll. And, Mikaela Taylor, the host of the "Morning Mayhem Show" in Kerrville, Texas, has publicly came out to her listeners as a transgender woman. Texas Public Radio's Jerry Clayton reports.
30/06/2240m 44s

Summer reading picks; Author Xiran Jay Zhao talks new LGBTQ+ book

Creator and host of "The Stacks" Traci Thomas shares some summer reading suggestions. And, best-selling author Xiran Jay Zhao talks about their latest book, "Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor. It centers around a gay Chinese American boy who discovers he was born to host the spirit of the first Chinese emperor.
29/06/2241m 56s

North Carolina grapples with PFAS contamination; An ode to a beloved suitcase

The Environmental Protection Agency now says there is no safe amount of the "forever chemical" PFAS in drinking water. WHQR's Kelly Kenoyer explains how the warning is playing out at a North Carolina chemical plant. And, Katy Sewall of "The Bittersweet Life" podcast shares an essay on the impossible challenge of looking objectively at a much-loved piece of luggage.
29/06/2241m 7s

Diablo: Immortal controversy: Florida synagogue sues over abortion restrictions

Diablo: Immortal has raked in a reported $24 million in its first two weeks as a free, downloadable game. However, some people say their business model tricks users into spending money. Polygon's Maddy Myers joins us. And, a law, that takes effect on June 6 in Florida that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, is being challenged on religious grounds by a Jewish synagogue in Palm Beach County. They say Florida's law violates the right to freedom of religion and privacy in Florida's Constitution. Former Congressmen Rabbi Barry Silver joins us.
28/06/2240m 45s

It's thyme for herb season; Don't worry about the robot revolution

Kathy Gunst's three new recipes are all herb-forward ("herbaceous" as chefs might say) as well as a guide to some of her favorite herbs. And, earlier this month, Google engineer Blake Lemoine claimed the company's artificial intelligence had achieved sentience. While Lemoine's claims made waves online, many experts are pretty skeptical. University of Washington professor Emily M. Bender joins us.
27/06/2241m 40s

How to survive an economic downturn; HIV challenges still remain

Many economists are talking about the threat of a possible recession within the next year. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins us. And, while there have been many advances in HIV treatment and prevention, advocates say there are still barriers to treatment, particularly in Black and Latino communities. Colorado Public Radio's Vic Vela reports.
27/06/2241m 14s

The future of Miranda rights; The internet reacts to the end of Roe v. Wade

A Supreme Court ruling on Jun. 23 stripped away a person's ability to sue for damages if evidence is procured without police reading their Miranda rights. University of Michigan law professor Eve Brensike Primus joins us. And, Femi Oke, host of The Stream on Al Jazeera, assesses how online communities are responding to the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.
24/06/2242m 1s

Women's rights attorney reacts to Roe; John Dean reflects on Jan. 6 hearings

Longtime women's rights attorney Kathryn Kolbert joins us after the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade. She argued the Supreme Court case Planned Parenthood v. Casey in the 1990s that reaffirmed Roe. And, has there been a "John Dean moment" in the Jan. 6 hearings? Let's ask Dean, former White House counsel who testified in the Watergate hearings.
24/06/2241m 15s

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke on grief; Why there are few Black doctors in the U.S.

Author and activist Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, talks about the immense amount of grief we're all feeling. And, the percentage of Black doctors hasn't changed in 40 years. New reporting finds Black residents get more harshly disciplined and thrown out of their programs at a much higher rate than their white counterparts. Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice joins us.
23/06/2242m 25s

Remembering Surfside collapse victims; Mashama Bailey wins outstanding chef award

Condo law expert Evan McKenzie talks about changes in condo oversight since the collapse of Champlain Towers South one year ago Friday. Pablo Rodriguez, who lost his mother and grandmother in the deadly collapse, also joins us. And, Mashama Bailey of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia, was honored by the James Beard Foundation with the Outstanding Chef award this month. Bailey joins us.
23/06/2242m 33s

Sisters divided by China's civil war; Black gun ownership

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Brown University professor Zhuqing Lee about her new book "Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden," which tells the story of her two half- aunts, who were separated for three decades when one was stranded on an island that was claimed by China's Nationalists, while the other remained in mainland China.And, while the Senate has moved a step closer to passing a bipartisan gun safety bill Akin Olla, a Nigerian-American socialist organizer and gun owner, explains why he thinks conversations about gun control often lack complexity and an understanding of the racial history of gun laws in America.
22/06/2242m 33s

Art as memory and why it must be saved; Alcohol-related deaths soar

Galina and Yelena Lembersky fled the Soviet Union in the 1980s with hundreds of Galina's father's paintings. The paintings are now in Massachusetts, and so is the acting director of the Odesa Fine Arts Museum, Olesksandra Kovalchuk, who recently fled the war in Ukraine. Kovalchuk has been working from the U.S. to save the art left behind. The women reflect on the meaning of art as memory and the importance of saving it. And, alcohol use increased during the pandemic. One study suggests more Americans under 65 died from alcohol-related causes than COVID in 2020. Natalie Krebs of Side Effects Public Media and Iowa Public Radio reports.
22/06/2241m 47s

'Citizen Ashe' documentary; McCarthy-era comic opera

The new documentary "Citizen Ashe" tells the story of the life and activism of tennis great Arthur Ashe. Ashe's brother, Johnnie joins us. And, the 1956 comic opera "Candide" by Leonard Bernstein, inspired by Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist hearings in 1954, reflects the "undercurrent of pushing ahead in spite of everything." Classical music critic Fran Hoepfner joins us.
21/06/2242m 21s

History of Phoenix Indian School; Reproductive rights icon Bill Baird

In the early years of a central Phoenix prominent boarding school for Native American children, officials tried to wipe out the culture and identity of the students. But as reforms slowly changed native boarding schools over the course of decades, it became a place where students could reclaim some of their history. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports. And, the Eisenstadt v. Baird Supreme Court case ruling gave all Americans, married and unmarried, the right to access and use birth control. The case has been called the precursor to Roe v. Wade. Since then the plaintiff, Bill Baird, has worked tirelessly to ensure access to reproductive health care around the country. Baird joins us on his 90th birthday.
21/06/2242m 19s

A parade of planets; Uvalde moves forward with their grief

Wake up early and look up, because this month there are five planets lined up — arranged in their natural order from the sun — in the predawn sky. Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Kelly Beatty. And, almost four weeks after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary, the town of Uvalde, Texas, has begun to quiet down, and its residents have been left with their grief and in search of a way forward. NPR's Adrian Florido reports.
20/06/2242m 23s

Jewish-trans identity through theater and music; African slaves' act of resistance

After coming out, transgender-Jewish activist and educator Eliana Rubin has found a greater connection and sense of community through her religion. She uses theater and music to express herself and her tradition. And, Africans on board a slave ship in 1803 rebelled and drove their enslavers into the water as they were arriving to Georgia. After some of the Africans walked into the water and disappeared.
20/06/2243m 4s

Greenland's polar bears hunt on glacier ice; Skyrocketing gas prices in Colorado

Polar bear biologists have found a population of bears in Greenland that hunt on ice coming off of glaciers, rather than the frozen sea. That means they may be able to survive climate change longer.And, the high gas prices in Colorado have people changing their spending and commuting habits. Colorado Public Radio's Matt Bloom reports.
17/06/2242m 39s

The woman who helped make Juneteenth a holiday; Revlon files for bankruptcy

Opal Lee walked all around the country for years to help establish this national holiday on June 19 to commemorate history and celebrate freedom. She joins us. And, Revlon filed for bankruptcy after sales of its cosmetics line dropped significantly during the pandemic and didn't rebound as expected. Senior editor at Bloomberg News Mike Regan joins us.
17/06/2242m 38s

Abortion before and after Roe v. Wade; Recipes to celebrate Juneteenth

Before Roe v. Wade established a woman's legal right to an abortion in 1973, women were often forced to seek illegal and sometimes dangerous abortions, or continue an unwanted pregnancy. Texas Public Radio's Caroline Cuellar speaks to a woman who had abortions before and after the Roe V. Wade decision about her experiences. And, Nicole A. Taylor's new cookbook "Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations" will have your guests asking "who made the potato salad?" She joins us.
16/06/2241m 35s

Why birds sing at dawn; Yellowstone flooding affects drinking water

You may have noticed a lot of birds chirping outside your window before the sun rises at this time of year. Cornell University ornithology professor Michael Webster talks about the different theories as to why. And, flooding from heavy rain and snow melt forced the evacuation of 10,000 people from Yellowstone National Park. The drinking water in communities like Billings has been affected. Yellowstone Public Radio reporter Olivia Weitz joins us.
16/06/2240m 36s

'The Fight for Pride'; British authorities persist in Rwanda deportation

Years of issues with Philly Pride culminated in accusations of racism and transphobia. And the problems aren't unique to Philadelphia. WHYY's Michaela Winberg tells the story in the podcast "March On: The Fight For Pride." And, more flights are to be arranged to deport asylum seekers in the UK to Rwanda, says the British government. Reporter Willem Marx discusses the UK's agreement with Rwanda to deport certain people who arrive on its shores and the problems the plan has faced from the outset.
15/06/2240m 31s

McDonald's rebrands in Russia; Americans face extreme heat

McDonald's was one of the largest companies to pull out of Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. But now the fast-food restaurants are returning with very similar food and a new name. NPR's Charles Maynes reports. And, extreme heat is sweeping across the United States. Nearly 100 million Americans are under heat-related warnings and advisories. Meteorologist Matthew Cappucci joins us.
15/06/2241m 36s

Drag Queen Story Hour; Wildfire threatens Indigenous villages in Alaska

The literacy program is exactly what the name implies: Drag Queens reading stories to young children — mostly on themes of diversity, acceptance, tolerance and self-esteem. Drag Queen Story Hour executive director and drag queen Jonathan Hamilt joins us. And, the East Fork fire is threatening four villages in the Yukon River region. One family has chosen to stay and support efforts to keep their community from burning. Olivia Ebertz of KYUK reports.
14/06/2240m 59s

Randy Rainbow's new memoir; Hollywood's role in U.S.-China relations

Comedian Randy Rainbow's new memoir "Playing with Myself" is as funny as it is poignant. He joins us. And, a Taiwanese flag patch on the back of Tom Cruise's leather bomber jacket in "Top Gun: Maverick" has created a big problem with China. Wall Street Journal Hollywood reporter Erich Schwartzel discusses the controversy.
14/06/2240m 14s

Photographer captures starling murmurations; Magic mushrooms and mental health

Danish photographer Soren Solkaer spent the last five years following starlings on their migrations around Europe. He talks about his new book, "Black Sun," about starling murmurations. And, researchers at the University of Washington are investigating whether psychedelics could alleviate depression in healthcare workers. KUOW's Eilis O'Neill reports.
13/06/2241m 50s

Father of a Parkland shooting victim on gun violence; 'Girl from the North Country'

Manuel Oliver is the co-founder of the gun reform organization Change the Ref and father of Joaquin Oliver, who died in the 2018 Parkland shooting. He explains what he thinks needs to be done now to prevent gun violence. And, Broadway's "Girl From the North Country" is a powerful touchdown in Depression-era Duluth, Minnesota. The show won the Tony Award for Best Orchestration. We speak with some of the actors.
13/06/2242m 8s

U.S. Army recruits influencers to help reach young people; The process of unionizing

The U.S. Army invited 13 influencers to D.C. this weekend as part of ongoing efforts to learn how to better reach and recruit young people. Femi Oke, host of "The Stream" on Al Jazeera, tells us more. And, workers at Amazon, Starbucks and other companies are charting a new course for organizing a union. Labor journalist and veteran organizer Chris Brooks says organized labor needs to pay attention and support them.
10/06/2241m 50s

LGBTQ+ community's battle for the dinosaur emoji; Key moments from Jan. 6 hearing

Dinosaur emojis have been widely used by the LGBTQ+ community online for a long time — but then people started to notice anti-trans users posting them. WBUR's Endless Thread podcast explores the tug of war over the use of the dino emoji. And, at Thursday night's hearing, millions of Americans saw videos they'd not seen before from the Jan. 6 insurrection. We listen back to some of the key moments.
10/06/2241m 53s

Do police make schools safer?; 'Top Gun: Maverick' and summer movie season

After each school shooting, the call goes up for more police in schools. But research shows police do not make schools safer. Marc Schindler, co-author of a Brookings Institution report on police in schools, joins us. And, "Top Gun: Maverick" has taken in well over $550 million worldwide since it opened Memorial Day weekend. But does that bode well for the summer movie season? KPCC entertainment reporter John Horn weighs in.
09/06/2242m 47s

James Patterson tells his own story; NYC tenants struggle to find affordable housing

Best-selling author James Patterson talks about his new memoir "James Patterson by James Patterson," a collection of stories about his life, loves and writing career. And, in New York City, rents are up by more than 30% on average compared to last year. Correspondent Tonya Mosley has been talking to people in New York about why it's so hard to find an affordable apartment.
09/06/2242m 43s

Scientists remeasure a second; Black cancer patients detail clinical trials bias

Scientists rely on the element Cesium to officially measure a second — and it's due for an update. Time researcher Elizabeth Donley explains. And, many Black cancer patients say they're not being offered the chance to join clinical trials at the same rate as other groups. STAT's Angus Chen talks about a new survey of Black cancer patients that raises questions about institutional bias in treatment.
08/06/2242m 26s

Audiobook recommendations; 'The Wizard of Oz' dress centers lawsuit

"The Stacks" host Traci Thomas has fiction, non-fiction and celebrity memoirs to whittle away the hours. And, a blue and white gingham frock, worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," is at the center of an ownership dispute between a university, an auction house, a deceased priest and his niece. The Wall Street Journal's Melissa Korn joins us.
08/06/2241m 12s

Ukrainian civilian-turned-soldier; A Black-led bike club peddles inclusivity

Ukrainian soldier Dmytro Veselov talks about what his life is like now as Russia's war grinds on. And, a bike club is working to get more Black residents in Kansas City, Missouri, to join the city's cycling community. KCUR's Luke Martin takes us for a ride with the Major Taylor Cycling Club.
07/06/2240m 56s

Summer party recipes; Redistricting leaves voters of color underrepresented

When you want something a bit more special than usual, chef Kathy Gunst's three new recipes — a spinach souffle, a vegetable paella and a strawberry-laced cheesecake — will fit the bill. And, after a year of partisan battles and lawsuits, the once-a-decade redistricting cycle has ended with a map that's less competitive. David Daley, a senior fellow for FairVote, joins us.
07/06/2242m 45s

Rhiannon Giddens takes a new path on Silkroad; Greenwashing in the financial world

In July, Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens will be going out on her first tour as artistic director of Silkroad, the cross-cultural ensemble founded by Yo-Yo Ma. She joins us. And, Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar talks about sustainable investing. Critics say the financial industry is misleading investors about how much it incorporates environmental and social responsibility into investments.
06/06/2241m 22s

'Misfire' dives into NRA corruption; Chicago pastor on mass shootings

"Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA" dives deep into the three-decade-long reign of leader Wayne Lapierre. Author and NPR investigative reporter Tim Mak joins us. And, over the weekend, at least 28 people were shot and four died in smaller instances of gun violence in Chicago. We speak with Pastor Michael Allen.
06/06/2242m 5s

New research on long COVID; DIY space travelers shoot for the moon

New research is emerging with startling numbers in terms of how many people may suffer from long COVID. Columbia University physician and professor Mady Hornig has been battling long COVID. She joins us. And, an amateur group of space enthusiasts from Copenhagen have been spending their spare time building rockets. Brett Dahlberg of IEEE Spectrum reports.
03/06/2241m 17s

'Freewater' illuminates little-known Black history; Father's brain injury recovery

Amina Luqman-Dawson talks about her novel "Freewater," a fictional account of a society founded by runaway slaves in the Great Dismal Swamp. And, one of filmmaker Tim O'Donnell's first projects is a documentary about his father's brain injury. He talks about "The House We Lived In."
03/06/2240m 26s

Juneteenth cookbook 'Watermelon and Red Birds'; Racism and body standards

Food writer Nicole A. Taylor talks about her new cookbook "Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations." And, from body mass index to our nation's obsession with slenderness, our ideals of the ultimate body is racialized and racist. Tonya Mosley takes on this topic in the latest episode of her podcast "Truth Be Told."
02/06/2240m 59s

Unregulated sale of scorpions and spiders; Authoritarianism in India

The internet is crawling with black-market sales of exotic scorpions and spiders. More than 12,000 species of arachnids are bought and sold online, according to a new report in Communications Biology. Study author Alice Hughes joins us. And, Raksha Kumar brings us the stories of three generations of Kashmiris – whose lives illustrate the changing nature of this decades-long conflict between India and Pakistan.
02/06/2241m 58s

Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee; Ranching for the birds

This weekend marks Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. The 96-year-old is the longest-reigning British monarch, having served 70 years on the throne. We discuss the future of the British monarchy and Commonwealth. And, out West, a conservation project is partnering with ranchers to protect birds and promote sustainable agriculture. Boise State Public Radio's Ashley Ahearn reports.
01/06/2241m 33s

'The Korean Vegan' cookbook; The healing power of storytelling

Joanne Lee Molinaro's debut cookbook "The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen" has been nominated for a James Beard award for Best Vegetable-Focused cookbook. She talks about family and food. And, after receiving a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, Dr. Anne Brewster found that writing about her story put her back into control of her narrative and her healing. She talks about her book "The Healing Power of Storytelling," co-authored by Rachel Zimmerman.
01/06/2241m 25s

Columbine survivor shares advice; In 'Six,' Henry VIII's ex-wives tell their stories

Columbine school shooting survivor and Rebels Project director of community outreach Missy Mendo discusses how survivors of mass shootings and trauma have found ways to heal. And, Broadway's hit musical "Six" gives Henry VIII's wives ownership of their own stories. Host Robin Young talks to the queens about the power of reclaiming one's stories and how their own lives have inspired their performances.
31/05/2241m 25s

California's new composting law; Denver Muslim community rallies around Nazem Kadri

In its continuing effort to combat climate change, California now requires households and businesses to compost food waste. KPCC's Erin Stone takes a look at how the composting process works. And, second-line center Nazem Kadri of the Colorado Avalanche has faced hate and death threats. Many in Denver's Islamic community say they're frustrated by how Kadri's been treated. Colorado Public Radio's Vic Vela reports.
31/05/2241m 3s

Modern Stoics leader Ryan Holiday; Searching for a miracle in Cleveland

Ryan Holiday is the author of books such as "The Obstacle is the Way" and the popular Daily Stoic website. He talks about the philosophy, commercialism and his role as a steward of Stoicism. And, a young Black man named Winston Willis stopped in Cleveland in 1959 to shoot a little pool and walked away $35,000 richer. In an excerpt from the Last Seen podcast, writer Ajah Hales explores Willis' legacy.
30/05/2241m 43s

New twists on grilling for Memorial Day; Lessons from Naval history

For Memorial Day, you can always cook up a burger or a hot dog, chicken or steak. But chef Kathy Gunst decided to take a look at a few of these favorites and give them a new twist. And, in his new book "To Risk it All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision," retired Adm. James Stavridis draws lessons from the history of the United States Navy.
30/05/2241m 6s

A journalist and parent reflects on Uvalde; 'Beethoven in Beijing' author

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd opens up about the tension between covering the story as a journalist and experiencing the story as a parent of an elementary school child. And, her author and filmmaker Jennifer Lin discusses her book "Beethoven in Beijing," about how musical worlds opened when the orchestra went to China at a time when western music was banned there.
27/05/2242m 2s

Alaska commercial pilot flies Yup'ik locals; TV shows and movies keep getting longer

"Stranger Things" season 4 debuts Friday — and each episode is over an hour. It's the latest example of TV shows getting longer and longer. BoxOffice Pro's Daniel Loría joins us. And, only 6% of professional American pilots are women. Dolena Fox recently became one of them. Olivia Ebertz of KYUK has this profile.
27/05/2241m 42s

Sandy Hook mom supports grieving families in Uvalde; A gun owner's NRA criticisms

Nicole Hockley lost her 6-year-old son Dylan to a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut almost 10 years ago. In the wake of the Uvalde shooting in Texas, Hockley discusses her ongoing grief and her activism to prevent gun violence. And, gun rights activist Rob Pincus shares his criticism of the National Rifle Association and why he's against most restrictions on gun rights.
26/05/2242m 24s

'We Feed People' documentary; Anti-drilling activist Nalleli Cobo wins Goldman Prize

The new documentary "We Feed People" showcases the work of World Central Kitchen, which gets meals to people in crisis situations around the world. Chef José Andrés and "We Feed People" director Ron Howard join us. And, Nalleli Cobo grew up just 30 feet from an oil well in Los Angeles. Her health complications pushed her to become an anti-drilling activist.
26/05/2241m 58s

How Uvalde is responding to school shooting; Goldman Prize winner Julien Vincent

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire on an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, killing at least 19 children and two adults. Sergio Martinez-Beltran, Texas Capital reporter for NPR's the Texas Newsroom, joins us from Austin. And, Julien Vincent sought to defund coal in Australia by directly going after banks that fund coal. The Goldman Prize winner joins us.
25/05/2242m 4s

2 years since the murder of George Floyd; How to talk to kids about shootings

Two years ago, a video of officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck sparked a protest movement across the country. But what tangible police reforms have we seen since Floyd's death? Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins joins us. And, school shootings are difficult to process— both for kids and adults. Dr. Laurel Williams explains how caregivers can talk to kids about violent events.
25/05/2242m 19s

Why the ancient Stoic philosophy is making a comeback; How to sit better

What do Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffet have in common with former Defense Secretary James Mattis and politician Cory Booker? Turns out they're all part of the modern Stoic movement, which is having a renaissance. And, a retired doctor and his son make chairs that force people to use their muscles while sitting. They're even giving away a kid's chair blueprint for free.
24/05/2242m 4s

Graham Nash revisits old songs; Surgeon general on nation's health worker shortage

Singer-songwriter Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fame goes back half a century. His new album revisits his old solo albums from the 1970s. And, the Department of Health and Human Services is ringing the alarm bell over a projected massive worker shortage in medicine. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy discusses the implications.
24/05/2241m 40s

Mother and daughter recall escape from Soviet Union; James Beard semi-finalist

Mother and daughter Galina and Yelena Lembersky's new memoir "Like a Drop of Ink in a Downpour" is a portrait of their lives behind the Soviet Union's Iron Curtain. They emigrated to the U.S. with 500 paintings by Galina's father Felix Lembersky, a noted Jewish Ukrainian artist. And, Chef Emiliano Marentes is a semi-finalist for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef. He talks about ELEMI, his restaurant in El Paso, Texas, and the art of handmade corn tortillas.
23/05/2242m 26s

Notorious B.I.G.'s legacy; 'Riverman' details disappearance of canoeist Dick Conant

Christopher Wallace, better known as the Notorious B.I.G, would have turned 50 over the weekend. Justin Tinsley, author of "It Was All a Dream," recalls Biggie's friendship-turned-rivalry with Tupac and his mark on the world of hip-hop. And, New Yorker writer Ben McGrath talks about his book "Riverman: An American Odyssey." The book explores the life of Dick Conant, who continually canoed rivers across America before mysteriously disappearing in 2014.
23/05/2242m 23s

Unpacking adoption as 'replacement' for abortion; Ukrainian teen adjusts to U.S. life

The leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade includes some references to adoption. Some conservatives argue that adoption means abortion isn't necessary. An adoptee tells us why she believes that's wrong. And, Svitlana Pokliatska and her family fled to the U.S. shortly after the Russian invasion. We look at how one of the few Ukrainian families that have managed to enter America is doing.
20/05/2242m 9s

Teens find joy in music during pandemic; 'This Is Us' and more beloved TV sagas end

It's been a hard two years for teenagers and their families. Two high schoolers on how making music carries them through difficult times. And, "This Is Us" is coming to an end. So are other favorites, like "Black-ish," "Grace and Frankie," and "Better Caul Saul." What's next for TV? NPR TV critic Eric Deggans has a few thoughts.
20/05/2242m 5s

How video game social networks radicalize; What to do if you can't find baby formula

The shooter who killed 10 in a Buffalo grocery store broadcast his rampage on Twitch, a live streaming site popular among gamers. It's just one example of how extremists use gaming platforms and gaming-adjacent social media to recruit and promote violence. And, parents around the country continue to search for baby formula during a national shortage. One mom shares her story, and an expert advises parents on what to do if they end up in a tricky situation.
19/05/2242m 44s

Alisa Amador wins Tiny Desk contest; Building hydroponic farms in a food desert

NPR announced Alisa Amador as the winner of the Tiny Desk contest. We revisit a conversation from last year with the singer and her mother. And, South Central Los Angeles is considered a food desert. Feed Our Soul tries to fix that by building hydroponic farms in schools across the city.
19/05/2242m 35s

Chef Kwame Onwuachi's 'My America' cookbook; U.S. women's soccer wins equal pay

Kwame Onwuachi is a 32-year-old cooking sensation. He has just published his first cookbook, "My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef." And, after a years-long battle for pay equity with the men's squad, American women's soccer has closed a deal with the U.S. Soccer Federation that puts their salaries and bonuses on par. Business Insider's Meredith Cash joins us.
18/05/2241m 46s

Tom Daley opens up about his life in new memoir; Global abortion restrictions

At 27, Tom Daley is Britain's most decorated diver of all time. He talks about his new memoir, "Coming Up for Air." And, the U.S. Supreme Court could be on the verge of reversing its landmark ruling that legalized abortion across the country back in 1973. But abroad, even in some historically conservative countries, courts have been moving in a different direction.
18/05/2241m 35s

Political rifts within evangelicalism; 'Emergency' deals with life-or-death decisions

Right-wing politics is creating divisions inside the evangelical church. The Atlantic's Tim Alberta writes that he's spent his life "watching evangelicalism morph from a spiritual disposition into a political identity. It's heartbreaking." He joins us. And, the new film "Emergency" is about three men of color whose night out becomes complicated when they find an unconscious white woman in their apartment. Director Carey Williams and screenwriter KD Davila talk about the movie, which opens in theaters Friday.
17/05/2242m 46s

Simu Liu's origin story; Survivor describes experience at Indigenous boarding school

Actor Simu Liu plays Marvel's first Asian superhero, Shang-Chi. In his new memoir, "We Were Dreamers," he details what it took to get to that role. And, survivors of Native American boarding schools are talking publicly about the physical and sexual abuse that was rampant in those institutions. One of them talks about her experience.
17/05/2242m 25s

Replacement theory, explained; The danger of buy now, pay later loans

The suspected gunman in the Buffalo grocery store mass shooting allegedly cited a racist theory that the white population has been systematically reduced and "replaced." We break down the origins of replacement theory, and how it's gained traction in right-wing media. And, buy now, pay later loans are increasingly popular. They can be convenient, but read the fine print and watch out for debt, says one business analyst.
16/05/2242m 55s

The precise art of making olive oil; 'Invisible Child' details toll of homelessness

Chef Kathy Gunst visited ancient trees in Italy to demystify the process of making olive oil. Now she has three new recipes for you. And, "Invisible Child" chronicles the life of one girl dealing with homelessness. New York Times writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Andrea Elliott tells us about the decade she spent with Dasani.
16/05/2242m 23s

History of abortion rights; Author Vanessa Hua's new novel 'Forbidden City'

Author Vanessa Hua talks about her new novel, "Forbidden City," about a teenage girl from a small village who is selected to serve the Communist Party and Chairman Mao Zedong at the start of the Cultural Revolution in China. And, the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade cites a tradition of laws criminalizing abortion. But that's not the whole history, history professor Leslie Reagan explains.
13/05/2242m 22s

How to catch the total lunar eclipse; Book recommendations on Roe, LGBTQ rights

The continental United States and all of South America will have the chance to see a total lunar eclipse Sunday night. Sky & Telescope's Kelly Beatty tells us how to catch a glimpse. And, "The Stacks" host Traci Thomas shares a list of books that can help illuminate the history of the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and LGBTQ rights.
13/05/2241m 48s

What overturning Roe v. Wade could mean for birth control; Monetary fines in schools

Medical and legal experts say the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade could have implications for other reproductive rights such as contraception and IVF. NPR's Sarah McCammon reports. And, Illinois law bans schools from fining students as discipline, but a new investigation from the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica finds police have been doing it for them. Reporter Jennifer Smith Richards joins us.
12/05/2242m 47s

The environmental cost of deep sea mining; Delays in routine cancer screenings

Electric vehicles and other new technologies that may help alleviate climate change sometimes rely on rare metals and minerals found at the bottom of the ocean. Professor Douglas McCauley is against deep-sea mining. He joins us. And, Dr. Brian Englum talks about how the pandemic-caused delays in routine cancer screenings are leading to more advanced cancers that are harder to treat.
12/05/2241m 46s

Author Sy Montgomery talks hawks; Craig McNamara's 'Because Our Fathers Lied'

Author and naturalist Sy Montgomery talks about her new book "The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty" in which she writes about working with hawks as they hunt. And, Craig McNamara talks about "Because Our Fathers Lied: A Memoir of Truth and Family, from Vietnam to Today." The new book looks at his relationship with his late father, Robert McNamara, who was defense secretary under former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
11/05/2240m 48s

Pulitzer winner 'Covered With Night'; America's baby formula crisis

We revisit a conversation with professor Nicole Eustace about her book "Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America." The book is a co-winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in History. And, The Atlantic's Derek Thompson explains why he thinks U.S. trade policies and the Food and Drug Administration's regulation of baby formula have made the country much more vulnerable to supply chain issues.
11/05/2240m 24s

Abortion restrictions impact on Black women; Longtime friend of Toni Morrison

States are set to restrict abortion rights once the Supreme Court gives the go-ahead. Dr. Jamilla Perrit, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Washington, D.C., discusses how those restrictions will have an adverse impact on Black women. And, author A.J. Verdelle used to call Toni Morrison Miss Chloe during their longtime friendship. She writes about that relationship in her new book, "Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison."
10/05/2240m 13s

What our cholera and COVID mistakes have in common; Evolution of diabetes tech

In the 19th century, officials thought cholera spread through smelly air, until one maverick doctor insisted that contaminated water was the culprit. Host Scott Tong looks at how the health establishment had false assumptions about cholera and the parallels with the COVID pandemic, where experts made a similar wrong assumption about how the virus spread. And, changing technology is revolutionizing diabetes care. One journalist with Type 1 diabetes details what's new.
10/05/2241m 45s

A neurologist's terminal cancer; What Sinn Fein's win means for Northern Ireland

The Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein, won a historic victory. What does that mean for the party, which supports a united Ireland, and the country? And, neurologist David J. Linden is dying but still learning. He explains what he's learned about how the human mind works in the face of impending death.
09/05/2240m 37s

Sheryl Crow opens up about new doc; Physicians urge to allow gay men to donate blood

Sheryl Crow became one of the few women in music able to completely control her own career. The new Showtime documentary "Sheryl" looks at her life and music. And, the American Medical Association has urged the Food and Drug Administration to allow gay men to donate blood without restrictions. State officials are joining in the push.
09/05/2241m 9s

A family man's long-buried prison escape; Climate change and coal in Kentucky

In January 2015, police and FBI agents showed up at the Brooklyn apartment of Bobby and Cheryl Love. It turns out that Bobby Love — a devoted husband and father — was also an escapee from a North Carolina prison. The couple joins us. And, in Kentucky, coal remains an important economic and energy generator and the reality of climate change is not one some lawmakers are willing to act on. WFPL's Ryan Van Velzer reports.
06/05/2242m 21s

Trombone Shorty's 'Lifted'; Biden pardons Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden

Trombone Shorty's new album "Lifted" comes on the heels of the artist's first Grammy win. He joins us. And, Abraham Bolden was the first Black man in the country to serve on a presidential detail, for former President John F. Kennedy. Bolden discusses his recent pardon by President Biden.
06/05/2242m 40s

Rebuttal to SCOTUS abortion opinion draft; Author Steve Almond turns to fiction

A draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked and published this week without a key part of the record: the dissenting opinion. Kathryn Kolbert, a women's rights attorney who argued the Supreme Court case Planned Parenthood v. Casey in the '90s that reaffirmed Roe, joins us. And, author Steve Almond about his novel "All the Secrets of the World." Set during the Reagan era, the book tells the story of how the pairing of two girls for a class project leads to a disappearance and an accusation of murder.
05/05/2241m 58s

Colorado River's reservoirs; McDonald's and Black capitalism

If the water level at the country's second-largest reservoir, Lake Powell, drops about another 30 feet, the Glen Canyon Dam will be unable to create hydroelectric power. Host Peter O'Dowd visited Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border and saw just how far the water has fallen. And, in the Civil Rights era, McDonald's worked with the federal government to encourage Black citizens to own franchises in their communities. Historian Marcia Chatelain joins us.
05/05/2242m 22s

The hidden history of 'Black Dolls'; Ukraine war could cause food crisis in Africa

Dominque Jean-Louis, co-curator of "Black Dolls" at the New York Historical Society in New York City, talks about the exhibit. And, 14 countries in Africa get at least half their wheat from Russia or Ukraine. Brookings Institution fellow Danielle Resnick talks about the nations dependent on grain imports from Eastern Europe.
04/05/2242m 9s

How 'Under the Banner of Heaven' gets Mormons right and wrong; Guaranteed income

FX's new series "Under the Banner of Heaven" dramatizes the very real murder of a young woman and her child in a Mormon community. Columnist Jana Riess discusses discuss what the show gets right — and wrong — about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And, thousands of Chicago residents are applying for the city's guaranteed income pilot. WBEZ's Esther Yoon-Ji Kang reports.
04/05/2241m 56s

Budget-friendly meals; 'Healing' explores journey of an oncology nurse turned patient

With food costs rising, resident chef Kathy Gunst has been getting requests for lower-cost dinner options. She shares three new recipes that won't break the bank. And, Theresa Brown talks about her new book "Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient," which intertwines stories of her work as an oncology and cancer nurse with her own treatment following a breast cancer diagnosis.
03/05/2242m 10s

History of home economics; Lake Mead levels plummet

Danielle Dreilinger talks about her book "The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live." The book is out in paperback Tuesday. And, water levels are so low in Lake Mead that the intakes for the city of Las Vegas are visible from the surface for the first time ever. The general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority talks about how the state is managing the shortage.
03/05/2242m 24s

Science project solves a mystery from the Civil War; 30 years after 1992 LA riots

Reports of glowing wounds on injured Civil War soldiers led to a science fair project decades later that may have solved the mystery. "Endless Thread" podcast hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson tell us more. And, "Slow Burn" host Joel Anderson talks about the latest season of the podcast, which looks at the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.
02/05/2241m 46s

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier captures life in Flint; San Francisco tenants union

LaToya Ruby Frazier spent five years photographing people and places in Flint, Michigan. Karen Michel reports. And, Occidental College professor Peter Dreier talks about the "Right to Organize" ordinance in San Francisco that forces landlords to bargain with tenant associations. It is considered the first of its kind in the U.S.
02/05/2242m 21s

Ukrainian folk musicians reflect on war through art; Racial trauma in Minneapolis

War has upended the lives of millions of Ukrainians, including the country's musicians. But many continue to make art. Radio host and music producer Dan Rosenberg joins us. And, Minneapolis resident Resmaa Menakem talks about a report on an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department.
29/04/2241m 39s

Turning the camera toward global humanitarian crises; Jupiter-Venus conjunction

This weekend, Jupiter and Venus will be in conjunction, creating an exceptionally bright object in the predawn sky. Find out how to see it from Sky & Telescope's Diana Hannikainen. And, in the new documentary "The Will To See," filmmaker Bernard-Henri Levy goes to places around the world where war and human suffering go on, even when the rest of the world doesn't notice. He joins us.
29/04/2241m 25s

Arizona resident saves horses from wildfire; Kids and gun deaths

As a wildfire swept through Flagstaff, Arizona, one woman saved nearly two dozen horses in her care. But they have no home to go back to. Kathy Oliver, who runs the Sacred Peaks Equine Sanctuary, joins us. And, in 2020, firearms were the leading cause of death for children, surpassing car crashes for the first time in 60 years. Lisa Vitale of Children's Hospital of Michigan explains how children often find guns that aren't well-hidden at home.
28/04/2241m 48s

Fighting climate change with Indigenous practices; How KevOnStage blew up online

Indigenous people are often viewed as research subjects. But they have critical expertise that could be used to protect land against climate change, says author and researcher Jessica Hernandez. She talks about her new book. And, comedian Kevin "KevOnStage" Fredericks is part of a generation of comedians who gained fame online. Over the last 12 years, he's built an audience of more than 3 million followers. He joins us.
28/04/2241m 59s

The women who shaped hip hop; Harvard's lucrative and painful legacy of slavery

Martha Diaz and Kashema Hutchinson talk about the all-too-often forgotten legacy of women in hip hop such as Salt-N-Pepa and Missy Elliott. And, Harvard University has released an extensive report by a committee of faculty members, about its historical ties to slavery. Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of Harvard Radcliffe Institute, discusses the report's findings and the creation of a $100 million fund to address inequities.
27/04/2241m 27s

'Kick Push' encourages kids to be themselves; Returning objects to Sioux tribes

Artist Frank Morrison discusses his new children's book "Kick Push" about a young skateboarder who has difficulty adjusting to his new neighborhood. And, the Barre Museum in Massachusetts voted this month to return some items that once belonged to Indigenous people. Nancy Cohen of New England Public Media reports.
27/04/2242m 3s

AMC's '61st Street' star Courtney B. Vance; Clean Water Act turns 50

In the new AMC show "61st Street," Courtney B. Vance plays a Chicago attorney who takes on the case of a young Black man accused of killing a police officer. Vance and co-executive producer Marta Cunningham join us. And, Congress enacted the Clean Water Act in 1972. With the landmark legislation turning 50 later this year, we discuss the good, bad, and ugly with Eric Shaeffer, executive director at the Environmental Integrity Project.
26/04/2242m 28s

Family photos left behind in Chernobyl; Mother on trial of slain son's ISIS captor

Ukrainian photographer and artist Maxim Dondyuk explains how he started collecting tens of thousands of family photographs left behind at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which exploded and melted down 36 years ago today. And, the federal trial of ISIS operative El Shafee Elsheikh ended in a guilty verdict. He was charged in the abduction, torture and deaths of hostages in Syria between 2012 and 2014. Among those killed was journalist James Foley. His mother, Diane Foley, joins us.
26/04/2241m 2s

'Probably Ruby' explores forced Indigenous adoption; LA helps kids save for college

In the new novel "Probably Ruby," a young Canadian woman gets pregnant in the 1970s but is forced to give up the child for adoption, partly because the father is a young Indigenous man. Author Lisa Bird-Wilson talks about the book and Canada's centuries of anti-Indigenous policy. And, Los Angeles recently opened more than 40,000 bank accounts for every first-grader in the Los Angeles Unified School District and deposited $50 in each. Professor William Elliott joins us.
25/04/2240m 31s

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss 'Raise the Roof'; Women are hungry as food costs rise

Musicians Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will soon embark on their first tour together in 13 years supporting their album "Raise the Roof." They join us. And, in the last year, food prices have risen nearly 9%. An analysis from the news organization The 19th finds that women are paying the steepest cost. Reporter Chabeli Carrazana tells us more.
25/04/2241m 2s

Musicians remember John Prine; Archive preserving Ukrainian language, history

Songwriter and singer John Prine died April 7, 2020, in the early days of the pandemic. His death from COVID-19 was a shock to his fans. Musicians Amos Lee, Alison Krauss and Sturgill Simpson reflect on Prine's legacy. And, Wolodymyr Mirko Pylyshenko, a Ukrainian-American in Rochester, New York, gathered Ukrainian poems, books, pamphlets and family histories that told of Ukrainian persecution and identity. His daughter talks about the archive.
22/04/2243m 6s

Spring chicken recipes; Pond skimming returns to Colorado slopes

Resident chef Kathy Gunst has three new chicken recipes for spring, including chicken Milanese and braised chicken with leeks, artichokes, and spring herbs. And, it's the end of ski season in Colorado — and that means it's time for pond skimming. Stina Sieg of Colorado Public Radio reports.
22/04/2242m 22s

Napa's first Black woman winemaker; Rest as a form of resistance

Victoria Coleman is blazing a trail in the world of California winemaking. She's the first Black woman to be named a head winemaker in Napa Valley, at Lobo Wines. She joins us. And, Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry, talks about why prioritizing rest is a form of resistance.
21/04/2241m 42s

Pianist BLKBOK plays it all, from Cardi B to his own inventions; Future of Hillsong

BLKBOK is a classically trained pianist who covers musicians like Cardi B but also writes his own music based on current events. He joins us to discuss his work. And, global megachurch Hillsong is in crisis. Christianity Today reporter Mike Cosper talks about Hillsong's problems and its future.
21/04/2242m 15s

Is there life on Europa?; Animal kingdom proves 'There Are Moms Way Worse Than You'

A group of scientists studying glaciers down here on Earth say they've found clues on Europa, a moon of Jupiter, pointing toward the ingredients for life. Professor Dustin Schroeder joins us with more. And, author Glenn Boozan talks about the new book "There Are Moms Way Worse Than You." The book uses examples of bad parenting from the animal kingdom to soothe moms who might be worried about their parenting skills.
20/04/2242m 5s

Mask mandate for air travel ends; Exhibit celebrates playwright August Wilson

A judge's ruling striking down the federal mask mandate on domestic flights in the U.S. has been met with celebration, concern and confusion. Dr. William Schaffner joins us to discuss. And, a new exhibit in Pittsburgh celebrates the life and career of one of the country's most important playwrights, August Wilson. WESA's Bill O'Driscoll reports.
20/04/2242m 14s

The end of transportation mask mandates; More countries eye NATO membership

Airlines and airports have removed their mask mandates after a federal judge struck down the CDC's authority to impose them, while other transit networks have kept requirements in place. Transportation analyst Seth Kaplan explains the new patchwork of mandates. And, Russia's invasion of Ukraine may have backfired in one way: It has prompted longtime neutral countries Finland and Sweden to consider joining NATO. Jason Moyer of the Wilson Center explains what's at stake.
19/04/2241m 41s

How one Chicago politician wielded immense power; Queer love in Glasgow

Author Douglas Stewart writes vividly about addiction, love and queer adolescence in working-class Glasgow. He wrote Booker Prize-winning "Shuggie Bain" and the new novel "Young Mungo." And, Michael Madigan was the speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for 36 years, the longest reign of any legislative leader in the country. A new book tells the story of his rise from Chicago machine politics and his fall from grace amid a corruption investigation.
19/04/2241m 46s

Housing prices jump; Backlash as online forum celebrates COVID-19 deaths

The price of housing has skyrocketed during the pandemic, increasing about 20% nationwide in the last year. Jill Schlesinger, CBS News business analyst and host of "Jill on Money," discusses what it means for buyers and borrowers. And, the r/TheHermanCainAward is a subreddit that "awards" people who die from coronavirus complications after publicly expressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy online. It's drawing backlash.
18/04/2241m 10s

First female Boston Marathon runner; Rachmaninoff's 'Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor'

Fifty years ago, women were not allowed to run in the Boston Marathon due to a myriad of false assumptions about the female anatomy. Sara Mae Berman ran anyway. And, Here & Now classical music opinionator Fran Hoepfner discusses Russian pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, and why we shouldn't "cancel" classic Russian artists during the war against Ukraine.
18/04/2242m 11s

Student loan pause helps borrowers; Safe drug injection sites in Rhode Island

Student loan payments have now been put on hold six times since the pandemic began more than two years ago. One of those borrowers, attorney Alpha Taylor, tells us what the extension means to him. And, Rhode Island legalized safe injection sites for drug users. But now the state has to find communities to host them, which may not be easy, as Lynn Arditi reports from Providence.
15/04/2240m 32s

Landmines in Ukraine pose long-term threat; Dangerous fires spark in Colorado

As the war in Ukraine grinds on, there's new concern over the use of landmines put down by both Russian and Ukrainian forces. James Cowan, CEO of The HALO Trust, explains the risk they pose to civilians. And Colorado saw its most destructive wildfire over the winter. NPR's Kirk Siegler talks about new ignitions near densely populated areas this spring.
15/04/2241m 48s

Obama narrates 'Our National Parks'; 'Shine Bright' chronicles Black women in pop

Netflix's new five-part series "Our National Parks" tells the stories of the world's most iconic national parks and the creatures who call them home. Producers Sophie Todd and James Honeyborne join us. And, music journalist Danyel Smith talks about her new memoir, "Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women In Pop."
14/04/2240m 44s

Comedian Jo Koy's 'Mixed Plate'; Religious leaders on hope and evil during wartime

Comedian Jo Koy talks about his memoir "Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo." The book is now out in paperback. And, two religious leaders from Long Island, New York, talk about what they will teach their congregations this holiday weekend, as disturbing images from Ukraine spark conversations about moral responsibility.
14/04/2241m 43s

What individuals can do to help the drought; MIT brings back standardized tests

A few months ago, the water outlook in the West seemed to be improving. But drought restrictions are being expanded in California. Andrew Schwartz of the University of California Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab joins us. And, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently announced that it is bringing back testing requirements. Stu Schmill, MIT's dean of admissions and student financial services, explains the decision.
13/04/2241m 12s

Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan join Library of Congress; Teaching kids about Anne Frank

We review some of the 25 recordings deemed worthy of preservation by the Library of Congress on Wednesday. And, a course at Loyola University trains middle school students to teach younger children about Anne Frank and the Holocaust. Bobbi-Jeanne Misick of the Gulf States Newsroom reports.
13/04/2241m 12s

'Hive' tells one woman's story during Kosovo War; Cost of high-ethanol gas

The 2021 film "Hive" tells the story of one woman striving to support her family after her husband disappears in the Kosovo war. Writer-director Blerta Basholli and star Yllka Gashi join us. And, the Biden administration hopes to tackle rising gas prices by allowing the sale of high-ethanol gas during the summer months. Robert Brown, director of the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University, explains what the change could mean.
12/04/2240m 43s

Abortion arrest in Texas; New book assesses the Trump presidency

After a Texas woman was charged with murder for what officials say was a "self-induced abortion," the district attorney for Starr County Texas is moving to dismiss the case. Law professor Stephen Vladeck discusses the chilling effect this case could have on legal access to abortion in Texas. And, just over a year after former President Trump left office, voters and historians alike are taking stock of his time in the White House. Historian Julian Zelizer talks about his new book, "The Presidency of Donald J. Trump."
12/04/2241m 40s

Librarians speak out against book banning; Fentanyl overdose deaths in Tenn. prisons

In 2021, an unprecedented number of attempts to ban books made teaching even tougher, according to the American Library Association. Most of these targeted books were by or about Black or LGBTQ people. Librarian Jennisen Lucas joins us. And, deadly overdoses have jumped more than eightfold in Tennessee prisons since the start of the pandemic. WPLN's Samantha Max reports.
11/04/2240m 20s

Richard Thomas takes 'To Kill a Mockingbird'; U.S. population growth is slowing down

Actor Richard Thomas stars as Atticus Finch in a stage version of "To Kill a Mockingbird." The show is beginning a national tour. And, the United States's population is growing at the slowest rate in the country's history. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson explains the reasons why and why this slow growth matters.
11/04/2241m 19s

Origins of the Milky Way galaxy; Transportation assistance for older Vermonters

A new analysis gives us a better understanding of the Milky Way galaxy's dramatic early years. Astronomer Hans-Walter Rix joins us. And, many older residents in Vermont are relying on the kindness of volunteer drivers to help them get around. Vermont Public Radio's Nina Keck reports on how volunteers are helping those in need during the pandemic.
08/04/2242m 14s

Ke Huy Quan returns in front of the camera; Humanitarian aid in Afghanistan

Actor Ke Huy Quan stars in the new film "Everything, Everywhere, All At Once." Quan was a child actor in "The Goonies," and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" but moved behind the camera for several decades. He explains why. And, more people in Afghanistan are experiencing emergency food insecurity than anywhere else in the world. Charlotte Slente of the Danish Refugee Council joins us to discuss the crisis.
08/04/2241m 24s

3 fresh, colorful desserts for spring; Anthony Hamilton on 'Love Is The New Black'

As Passover and Easter approach, resident chef Kathy Gunst has dessert recipes for both holidays. Learn how to make her flourless chocolate and orange cake and angel food cake with vanilla whipped cream and spring berries. And, Grammy-winning R&B soul singer Anthony Hamilton talks about his latest album, "Love Is The New Black."
07/04/2242m 14s

The case for standard time; 75 years since Jackie Robinson broke MLB's color barrier

In March, the U.S. Senate approved a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent in 2023. But some sleep experts say it should be standard time. Charles Czeisler of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston joins us to talk time. And, Jackie Robinson broke the MLB's color barrier 75 years ago this month. Author Andrea Williams joins us to discuss his legacy.
07/04/2241m 0s

How 'the Cave' fostered a generation of blind innovators; Arizona weighs desalination

STAT's Isabella Cueto talks about a basement study center — known as "the Cave" — that helped blind students become innovators in adaptive technologies and disability rights advocates. And, as Arizona's water supplies dip to critical lows, the state's governor has got a plan — and it's an expensive one. Sharon Megdal, director of the water resources research center at the University of Arizona, explains Gov. Doug Ducey's idea for a desalination project.
06/04/2241m 45s

'Squire' explores racism and oppression; Museum to bring hip-hop history to the Bronx

Co-authors Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas discuss their new fantasy graphic novel "Squire" about a young girl who dreams of becoming a knight. And, as the founding generation of rap gets older, they decided that they needed to enshrine that history — and tell it to future generations. Universal Hip Hop Museum president Rocky Bucano joins us.
06/04/2242m 5s

Pianist Lara Downes reconsiders Scott Joplin; Food stylist on 'Julia'

Pianist Lara Downes discusses her new album "Reflections: Scott Joplin Reconsidered," and why Joplin should be known as more than just the 'King of Ragtime.' And, each dish and food scene in HBO Max's "Julia" was styled by a woman who considers Julia Child her culinary hero. WBUR's Andrea Shea tells us how the food stylist honors the chef's legacy in this series.
05/04/2242m 6s

Rhiannon Giddens' 'They're Calling Me Home' wins Best Folk Album; What's korfball?

Rhiannon Giddens talks about "They're Calling Me Home," the album she recorded with partner Francesco Turrisi. It won a Grammy Award Sunday for Best Folk Album. And, this summer's World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, will feature several sports including one less familiar to Americans, called korfball. WBHM's Kyra Miles tells us why it's already so popular in Birmingham.
05/04/2241m 16s

Do the Grammys have a hip-hop problem?; 2 years of captivity in Syria

Andscape's Justin Tinsley explains Grammys' long history of overlooking hip-hop and rap when it comes to the biggest award of the night. And, journalist Theo Padnos about his book "Blindfold: A Memoir of Capture, Torture and Enlightenment," which tells of the two years he was held captive by an al-Qaeda affiliate group in Syria.
04/04/2242m 11s

150 years of Yellowstone National Park; How to plan for paying for college

Yellowstone National Park is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Cam Sholly, superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, joins us to discuss the significance of the park. And, as high school students make decisions about where to go to college next year, CBS News' Jill Schlesinger shares some important advice on how to plan for paying for college.
04/04/2240m 10s

Why reading romance might just be what men need; Amazon's first U.S. warehouse union

Many people may assume that romance novels are exclusively for women. But one study found 18% of romance readers are men. "The Bromance Book Club" author Lyssa Kay Adams joins us along with Jason Rogers, who started his own real-life bromance book club. And, for the first time, workers at an Amazon warehouse have voted to unionize. The historic election was on Staten Island in New York. Stephan Bisaha, wealth and poverty reporter for Gulf States Newsroom, joins us.
01/04/2240m 57s

Take a ride in a robot semi-truck; What it means to be 'Educated'

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd went on a ride in an autonomous semi-truck through Tucson, Arizona, where a company called TuSimple is making deliveries in semi-trucks without drivers. And, we revisit a conversation with Tara Westover about her book "Educated." One of the top books of 2018, "Educated" was released in paperback in February.
01/04/2240m 50s

The power of 'Holding Hands'; Efforts to ban hairstyle-based discrimination

After a couple of years with little to no human touch, photographer Diane Conn reminds us of the power of human connection in her recent book "Holding Hands." She talks about the significance of the simple gesture. And, after Chris Rock's recent wisecrack at the Oscars about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head, Angela Onwuachi-Willig of Boston University School of Law joins us to discuss efforts to pass legislation that bans discrimination against people based on hairstyles.
31/03/2241m 4s

Americans are having less sex; 'Korean American' cookbook

New York Times food writer Eric Kim talks about his new cookbook "Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home." And, researchers are seeing a decline in all forms of sexual activity, whether people are teenagers or in their 40s. Correspondent Tonya Mosley looks into some of the reasons why people aren't having as much sex and explores whether or not that's actually a bad thing.
31/03/2240m 41s

Photographer sets out to portray life in Ukraine; States move to ban abortion access

Photographer Mark Neville has been documenting life in Ukraine with his camera since 2015. His book "Stop Tanks with Books" was ironically released just a week before the current war began. He joins us. And, with the Supreme Court weighing overturning Roe v. Wade, state legislatures have become a hot battleground for legislation banning or enshrining access to abortion. NPR's Sarah McCammon joins us.
30/03/2240m 41s

'Bring Them Home' tells one American hostage's story; History of vaccine skepticism

Emad Shargi is an Iranian-American businesses man who has been detained in Iran under unsubstantiated espionage charges since 2018. Shargi is the subject of the new documentary "Bring Them Home." Co-director Kate Woodsome joins us. And, "Endless Thread" hosts Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson dive into the history of vaccines and vaccine hesitancy.
30/03/2241m 49s

Emmett Till anti-lynching bill; Questions gallop around horse adoption program

President Biden is set to sign a new law Tuesday that makes lynching a federal hate crime, with sentences of up to 30 years. Two experts join us to discuss the history of racial terror lynchings and the significance of the new law. And, the federal government incentivizes people to adopt wild horses on public lands in the West. But advocates say the program doesn't have enough oversight or protections in place to properly care for the animals. Paul Flahive of Texas Public Radio reports.
29/03/2241m 8s

Comedian Hannah Gadsby's 'Ten Steps to Nanette'; The internet processes the slap

Comedian Hannah Gadsby talks about her new book "Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation." The memoir explores her childhood in Tasmania, Australia, her journey to comedy, and her decision to move away from self-deprecating humor. And, two days after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock during the Oscars, the internet is still processing. Al Jazeera's Femi Oke joins us.
29/03/2240m 48s

Best selling novel 'Pachinko' goes from page to screen; Oscars wrapup

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Min Jin Lee, the Apple TV+ show "Pachinko" follows generations of a Korean family over the course of the 20th century. Creator and showrunner Soo Hugh joins us. And, KPCC entertainment reporter John Horn talks about last night's Oscar ceremony.
28/03/2241m 3s

Free subscription alternatives; The case for more EV charging stations in cities

As prices soar, many Americans are looking for ways to cut back on expenses — and entertainment subscriptions are on the chopping block. Heather Kelly, technology reporter for the Washington Post, joins us to provide some cheap and free alternatives to subscriptions. And, WAMU's Jordan Pascale reports on calls to create more electric vehicle charging stations in urban neighborhoods.
28/03/2240m 56s

Book club picks and tips; Boston Children's Chorus sings for Ukraine

Many Americans are showing support for Ukraine by sending money, wearing blue and yellow, and in the case of a children's chorus in Boston, singing the Ukrainian anthem. Judith Kogan reports. And, book clubs leaders, look no further for next month's selection. "The Stacks" creator and host Traci Thomas has a list of her picks for book club reads and shares tips for forming and maintaining a lively book club.
25/03/2240m 29s

David Duchovny on 'Truly Like Lightning'; Ketanji Brown Jackson's old debate team

"The X-Files" actor David Duchovny talks bout his novel "Truly Like Lightning," which had its origins in an episode that Duchovny wrote for the show. The novel is now out in paperback and Duchovny is developing a series based on the book for Showtime. And, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson credits her path to success to her experience on her high school debate team. Current students on the team say Jackson's nomination is changing the way they see themselves. WLRN's Kate Payne reports.
25/03/2241m 55s

John Cho's 'Troublemaker' explores the Rodney King riots; California condors

Actor John Cho talks about "Troublemaker," his debut novel for middle-grade readers. It centers around Jordan, a 12-year-old Korean-American boy living in Los Angeles during the Rodney King riots. And, California condors will soar again this spring when they're reintroduced by the Yurok Tribe of Northern California. Tiana Williams-Claussen, director of the Yurok Tribe's Wildlife Department, joins us.
24/03/2241m 55s

Pritzker winner Diébédo Francis Kéré; Latina wage gap

Diébédo Francis Kéré made history as the first Black architect to win this year's Pritzker Prize. He uses his craft to serve the most underserved communities across Africa. Kéré explains his designs and the intention behind them. And, right now, Latinas earn $.57 for every dollar a non-Hispanic man makes, which adds up more than a million over a lifetime. Report author Jasmine Tucker joins us.
24/03/2239m 51s

Reginald Dwayne Betts on the Freedom Library; B-29 bomber at the bottom of Lake Mead

Reginald Dwayne Betts says he survived his prison sentence by reading. He talks about the Freedom Library, which is now on display at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. And, a World War II-era plane was on a scientific mission when it crashed into Lake Mead. The National Park Service is taking steps to protect it. Frani Halperin of H2O Radio reports.
23/03/2241m 44s

3 delicious fish dishes for spring; 'The Whiteness of Wealth'

Chef Kathy Gunst shares fish recipes that showcase some of the season's first greens — asparagus, spinach, chives, and scallions — in three light but satisfying spring dishes. And, Emory University tax law professor Dorothy Brown talks about her book "The Whiteness of Wealth." She argues in the book that the U.S. systems for generating wealth inherently favor white Americans while also penalizing Black Americans.
23/03/2242m 8s

'Black Food' explores the African Diaspora; A new approach to treating depression

Bryant Terry, editor and curator of "Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora," joins us to talk about the book. And, researchers at Stanford University have tweaked a long-used technique to treat people with severe depression. Lesley McClurg of KQED reports.
22/03/2241m 56s

Long-lost Jack Kerouac novella; Women volunteer to fight for Ukraine

"The Haunted Life" is a novella written by Jack Kerouac in late 1944 but published in March 2014. Alex Ashlock's reported the story back in 2014. And, Ukraine's military has been inundated with women volunteers, who are not required as men are to stay and fight the Russian invasion. NPR's Lauren Frayer reports.
22/03/2242m 35s

Raw materials for energy found on Native American land; What's going on with ISIS?

Rising gas prices and the war in Ukraine are supercharging demand for new mining to support electrifying the country's transportation grid, but some of it lies on land considered sacred to Native Americans. And, we check on the latest with the Islamic State after their leader Abu Ibrahim al Hashimi al Quraysh was killed in a U.S. airstrike last month.
21/03/2241m 58s

Supreme Court nomination hearing begins; Jazz bassist Ron Carter turns 85

Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson kick off Monday. NPR congressional editor Deirdre Walsh has the latest. And, legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter is celebrating his 85th birthday with a concert at Carnegie Hall.
21/03/2242m 13s

Netflix puts a price on password sharing; Nixon's great wager with China

Netflix is testing a new plan that puts a price on account password sharing. Customers were furious. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans has the details. On the day that President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a phone call about the conflict in Ukraine, we look at the history of the relationship between the two world powers. Listen to the full Great Wager podcast on our feed.
18/03/2241m 20s

Buttigieg explains new supply chain initiative; Wild ride for global nickel market

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg talks about infrastructure and FLOW, a new data-sharing initiative aimed at resolving supply chain issues. And, Russia is one of the world's largest suppliers of nickel, and prices soared after the invasion of Ukraine. Bloomberg News senior editor Mike Regan discusses the volatility in the market and its broader implications.
18/03/2239m 52s

'Audible' movie on deaf football team; Pro-democracy Russian activists take a stand

"Audible," a documentary about the football team at the Maryland School for the Deaf, has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject). We speak with director Matt Ogens. And, Dmitry Valuev, regional coordinator in Virginia for the group Russian America for Democracy in Russia, describes his and other Russians' efforts to support Ukrainians at home and abroad.
17/03/2241m 36s

'Love Is Blind' shows complex racial dynamics; Urban climate change in Baghdad

Netflix calls the reality show "Love Is Blind" the ultimate experiment, but this second season pulls back some complicated layers about race. We hear from a contestant from the first season as well as a cultural critic. And, it's getting hotter in Baghdad, and new construction is worsening the effects of climate change. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports from the scorched city.
17/03/2240m 43s

What are no-fly zones?; Nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy repeated his call for a no-fly zone in an address to Congress. We speak with former military officer Mike Benitez, founder of the Merge, a defense newsletter. And, we take our annual look at the nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar with Jon Burlingame, who writes for Variety and teaches screen scoring at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
16/03/2240m 48s

Visa limbo for immigrants in U.S.; Kids reflect on pandemic school closures

Immigrants in the U.S. who need to renew their visas are stuck as U.S. consulates around the world experience a processing backlog. WBUR's Saurabh Datar tells us how Indian immigrants in Boston are coping. And, two years ago this month, schools across the country closed because of the pandemic and students switched to remote learning. We hear from kids who look back on the pandemic.
16/03/2241m 33s

Shaquille O'Neal on 'The Queen of Basketball'; Tips to avoid Ukraine charity scams

"The Queen of Basketball," a documentary about the late basketball great Lusia "Lucy" Harris has been nominated for an Oscar. We hear from one of the executive producers of the film, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal. Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist for The Washington Post, joins us on tips to avoid scams involving charity to Ukraine.
15/03/2240m 56s

Kamasi Washington's springtime jazz; March Madness basketball preview

Kamasi Washington is a legendary saxophonist and jazz composer, and with the world where it is right now, we wanted to take some time and just listen to some jazz. Washington shares his four picks for the springtime. And, March Madness begins this week. Business Insider sports reporter Meredith Cash gives us the details on the top men's and women's college basketball seeds.
15/03/2241m 35s

California's 'mystery gasoline surcharge'; Novel explores legacy of Sylvia Plath

The average price of regular gas in the U.S. is always higher in California because of added local taxes, environmental fees and something economist Severin Borenstein calls the "mystery gasoline surcharge." He joins us to discuss. And, Lee Kravetz, author of "The Last Confessions of Sylvia P," explains how his new book uses three interconnected stories to explore the life and literary legacy of poet Sylvia Plath.
14/03/2241m 21s

Losing loved ones during two pandemics; Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia

Vince Crisostomo lost his life partner to AIDS in 1991. Thirty years later, COVID-19 killed his father. KQED's Lesley McClurg reports. And, Brittney Griner, one of the best basketball players in the world, was arrested in February in Moscow for alleged possession of vape cartridges filled with cannabis oil. Griner was there to play for a Russian team during the WNBA off-season. Adrienne Lawrence, a lawyer and former ESPN host, joins us to discuss.
14/03/2242m 5s

U.S. and China's shared secrets; Winston Salem's Black-owned Safe Bus

In Episode IV of The Great Wager podcast, Jane Perlez of The New York Times reports exclusive information about how Chinese and American intel officials agreed to work together against their common rival of many years. And, Safe Bus was a Black-owned transportation company formed in 1926 to serve the African American community in Winston Salem, North Carolina. David Ford of WFDD on the company's important place in North Carolina's Black history.
11/03/2242m 11s

Celebrating Jack Kerouac's 100th birthday; Cotton farming moves into the Midwest

Celebrated author Jack Kerouac would have turned 100 on March 12. Kerouac biographer Joyce Johnson talks about Kerouac's iconic "On the Road" and his continued resonance for readers today. And climate change — combined with dwindling water resources and new infrastructure — means states like Kansas are becoming cotton countries. David Condos of the Kansas News Service reports.
11/03/2241m 16s

New children's book on refugees; Risks of a no-fly zone over Ukraine

Miry's List founder Miry Whitehill has co-authored a new children's book called "Our World Is A Family: A Book About Being A Good Neighbor." She speaks with us about having tough conversations with kids about refugees. And, there are a number of calls for NATO to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine, including from the Ukrainian president. NATO has rejected the idea because it comes with significant risks. Expert Joshua Pollack says one of those risks is a nuclear conflict with Russia.
10/03/2242m 14s

Parenting coach wants to break the racial trauma cycle; Apple takes a stand on Russia

We speak with parenting coach Yolanda Williams about breaking racial trauma when raising Black children. And, along with other big tech companies, Apple recently announced that it would halt sales and services in Russia. Lauren Goode, a senior writer for Wired, reports.
10/03/2241m 55s

Remembering the only all-female Black unit to serve overseas in WWII; Bobby Rush book

Known as the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, a group of 855 Black women became the first and only all-female Black U.S. Army Corps unit to serve overseas during World War II. This year, Congress awarded the group the Congressional Gold Medal. Author Brenda L. Moore shares more. And, we revisit our conversation with Grammy-winning blues musician Bobby Rush about his memoir "I Ain't Studdin Ya: My American Blues Story." Rush goes on tour this month.
09/03/2241m 11s

'Turning Red' director channels her inner panda; Artist Faith Ringgold gets her due

Domee Shi, the director and co-writer of "Turning Red," talks about the new Disney-Pixar animated film about a girl who turns into a giant red panda when she gets emotional. And, a retrospective of the works of Faith Ringgold is now on display at the New Museum in New York. The 91-year-old redefined the history of American art by carving a space for Black women artists. Karen Michel has the story.
09/03/2241m 46s

War crime allegations against Russia; Giving voice to the world's animals

Russian forces continue to attack residential areas in cities across Ukraine. Investigators are looking into possible war crimes in the conflict, including the targeting of civilians. And, Martyn Stewart has spent more than 50 years capturing the sounds of creatures from around the world. Some of those animals are now extinct. Katy Sewall of "The Bittersweet Life" podcast reports.
08/03/2242m 21s

Food guru J. Kenji López-Alt's new wok cookbook; U.S. intelligence in Russia

We speak with cookbook author and Youtube star J. Kenji López-Alt about his new book "The Wok: Recipes and Techniques." While the U.S. has made it clear that American troops will not fight Russia in Ukraine, there is still a lot the U.S. government is doing behind the scenes. Amy Zegart, author of "Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence," joins us to discuss.
08/03/2241m 48s

MLB lockout leaves spring training stadiums are empty; Protecting jumping slugs

Normally stadiums in Arizona and Florida are buzzing with anticipation this time of year as Major League Baseball's spring training gets underway. But this year, an ongoing labor dispute has delayed the start of the season. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports. And, conservationists are suing the federal government to protect a rare species that lives in Oregon and Washington state. KUOW's John Ryan reports.
07/03/2242m 29s

Paralympic curler talks Beijing Games; The rise of Volodymyr Zelenskyy

USA wheelchair curler Batoyun 'Oyuna' Uranchimeg joins us to discuss how she's preparing for the Paralympics in Beijing. And, one of the most surprising things during the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been the rise of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Michael Idov, who wrote about Zelensky for GQ, joins us.
07/03/2240m 39s

When Nixon met Mao; Rep. Adam Schiff on misuse of DNA from sexual assault victim

The news of President Nixon's trip to China is public, and he's getting credit for pulling off such a historic event. Now, he and his advisers have to work with the Chinese to forge a relationship between two very different countries. Jane Perlez of the New York Times reports Episode III of The Great Wager podcast. And, Rep. Adam Schiff wants the FBI to investigate the possible misuse of DNA collected from rape victims. He joins us to explain why.
04/03/2241m 0s

A month-long paid break from work; Kathryn Schulz's 'Lost and Found' memoir

One non-profit newsroom wanted to alleviate burnout among its employees by giving them a month-long paid leave. Scalawag Magazine's Ko Bragg explains how restorative the rest period was for her and her colleagues. And, in her new memoir "Lost and Found," Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathryn Schulz uses the ideas of losing, finding, and the word and as a way to make sense of her life. She joins us.
04/03/2241m 29s

3 savory pie recipes; Canadian doctors prescribe National Parks passes

Chef Kathy Gunst joins us to share three savory pie recipes: a quiche, a galette, and hand pies. And, nothing's better than the doctor saying you're fully healthy. But a close second is them prescribing time in nature — including a free National Parks Pass. In Canada, that dream is a reality. Dr. Melissa Lem, director of the Park Prescriptions Program, joins us.
03/03/2239m 57s

The rush to aid Ukrainian refugees; Office romances are back

About half of the 1 million refugees who have fled Ukraine have arrived in Poland. We get an on-the-ground update with Nancy Dent of the International Rescue Committee who is in Lublin, Poland. And, as workers head back to the office, one report finds one in three people surveyed in January had been romantically involved with a colleague. Callum Borchers of The Wall Street Journal joins us to discuss.
03/03/2240m 47s

Ukrainian refugees flee to Poland; Redistricting wins for Democrats

Poland has accepted the largest number of Ukrainian refugees out of all the war-torn country's neighbors, but there are reports of Polish border guards separating refugees into white and non-white groups. Jan Pieklo, the former Polish ambassador to Ukraine from 2016 to 2019, joins us. And, Michael Li, senior counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about which party is winning the battle over redrawing congressional district maps every 10 years.
02/03/2241m 18s

Why is there so much romance in young adult fiction?; Birds can smell

Juanita Giles, director of the Virginia Children's Book Festival, explains why romance is featured in so many books for young adults. And, for a long time, it was widely believed that birds have no sense of smell. But that didn't sit right with evolutionary biologist Danielle Whittaker. She joins us to discuss her research.
02/03/2240m 22s

Russian anti-war protesters take to the streets; Primary election in Texas

Russians are not in unanimous support of Putin's war in Ukraine. An independent Russian human rights group estimates that the police have already detained at least 6,000 anti-war protestors. Andrew Roth, The Guardian's Moscow correspondent, joins us. And, what happens in Texas' primary election on Tuesday could be a bellwether for what will likely be a busy election year around the country. Bret Jaspers of KERA in Dallas explains.
01/03/2240m 44s

Kyiv resident takes up arms to defend city; Russian ruble plummets by nearly 30%

Dmytro Veselov, 31, discusses what the situation is like in Kyiv, Ukraine, as he and other Ukrainians take up arms to defend the city from the Russian invasion. And, sanctions against Russia have dropped the ruble by almost 30% against the U.S. dollar. The measures are meant to force Putin to the negotiating table, but the sanctions are hitting ordinary Russians too. NPR's Charles Maynes in Moscow joins us.
01/03/2240m 39s

Colin Farrell in 'After Yang'; $1 billion investment in the Everglades

Star Colin Farrell and writer-director Kogonada talk about their new film "After Yang." The film centers around a family struggling to cope after the robot they bought as a caregiver breaks down. And, the White House infrastructure bill will give a much-needed investment to the Everglades. Jenny Staletovich of WLRN reports.
28/02/2241m 24s

Learning to embrace Black History Month; Reviving the glory days of the Sunset Lounge

YR Media's Ivelisse Diaz, an Afro-Caribbean college student, grew up immersed in her Latinx heritage, and only lately has felt comfortable celebrating her Black identity and Black History Month. Diaz reports. For decades, the Sunset Cocktail Lounge was the hottest venue for Black entertainment in West Palm Beach, Florida. As WLRN's Wilkine Brutus reports, the Sunset is under a multimillion-dollar renovation to allow locals to relive its glory days.
28/02/2240m 51s

How Kissinger pulled off a secret trip to China; Anti-China sentiment in South Korea

President Nixon and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger make contact with China. But in the midst of the Cold War, they don't want anyone to know. Jane Perlez of the New York Times reports Episode 2 of The Great Wager podcast. And, disputes over sports and culture at the recent Beijing Winter Olympics have increased anti-China sentiment in South Korea. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul.
25/02/2241m 17s

A historic week for racial justice efforts; Rent hikes in Southern Florida

It's been a historic week for racial justice efforts. The New Yorker's Jelani Cobb discusses the significance of the guilty verdicts in the federal hate crime trial involving the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and civil rights violations in the death of George Floyd. And, cities in southern Florida including Miami and West Palm Beach have seen some of the highest rent hikes in the nation. WLRN's Danny Rivero reports how it's impacting residents.
25/02/2241m 47s

Increasing wildfire risk; Maryland native explains decision to remain in Ukraine

A new U.N. report finds the risk of catastrophic wildfires will increase 30% by 2050. Dozens of researchers from around the world collaborated on the findings, including Don Hankins, a professor of geography at California State University, Chico. And, the U.S. government has been urging American citizens living in Ukraine to leave the country for weeks. Joel Wasserman, a Rockville, Maryland, native who teaches English in Ukraine, explains his decision to remain in the country.
24/02/2225m 59s

Trayvon Martin's mother talks perseverance; Rep. Adam Schiff on invasion of Ukraine

This week marks the 10-year memorial of Trayvon Martin's death. Here & Now's Tonya Mosley spoke with his mother, Sybrina Fulton, and two other mothers who lost sons to gun violence, about grief and perseverance in the face of tragedy. And, Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, discusses the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what President Biden is prepared to do to hold Russia accountable.
24/02/2241m 16s

Books for Black History Month; Fiona Hill reacts to Ukraine/Russia crisis

Traci Thomas, host and creator of the podcast "The Stacks," discusses books you should know about this Black History Month and beyond. And, Fiona Hill is a career U.S. intelligence officer with multiple posts across administrations, most recently senior director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council. She shares her thoughts on the crisis in Ukraine.
23/02/2241m 48s

Recipes for brunch; What effect will sanctions on Russia have?

Chef Kathy Gunst shares brunch recipes for shakshuka, breakfast tacos with a simple chorizo hash, and coffee cake streusel muffins. And, sanctions expert Emily Kilcrease discusses whether what Biden calls the "first tranche" of sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine will stop Russian President Vladimir Putin from further military aggression.
23/02/2241m 25s

'Fresh Eggs Daily' cookbook; Diversity, equity initiatives challenged in schools

Lisa Steele shares her eggs-pertise from her new cookbook "Fresh Eggs Daily," which tells readers how to master eggs at every meal. And, schools and teachers have been challenged by a tense political climate during the pandemic. The fallout is now impacting broader diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in many public schools, says Dan Domenech, the executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).
22/02/2230m 41s

Shovels & Rope's 'Manticore'; Olympian Andrew Blaser on LGBTQ representation

Musicians Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst talk about their band Shovels & Rope's new album "Manticore." The album features a number of songs about relationships and family. And, American broadcasters were quiet on LGBTQ representation during the Olympics — even with a record number of openly LGBTQ Olympic athletes. Olympic skeleton racer Andrew Blaser joins us.
22/02/2242m 51s

'Apart' documents lives of incarcerated mothers; The toll of anti-violence work

The PBS Independent Lens documentary film "Apart" profiles three incarcerated mothers as they work to leave prison and rejoin their families. The film's director joins us. And, frontline outreach workers in Chicago try to intervene in disputes and get people off the streets before violence happens. As Patrick Smith of WBEZ reports, a new survey reveals that the work comes with a heavy cost.
21/02/2241m 42s

Mindy Kaling wants more diversity in publishing; Oscar-nominated film 'CODA'

Mindy Kaling talks about her new venture with Amazon publishing, a book imprint called Mindy's Book Studio, that will publish books she selects. Kaling will also have the first option to develop those books into films and TV shows. And, "CODA," centered around high schooler Ruby, the only hearing child in her deaf family, has been nominated for three Academy Awards. We revisit our conversation with director Siân Heder from 2021.
21/02/2240m 42s

The Great Wager, Ep. 5: The break-up

All of a sudden, it's less clear if President Richard Nixon's wager is paying off. After years of collaboration and mutual economic benefit, relations between China and the U.S. are at a low point. What does the start of this important relationship reveal about its next chapter? This is Part V — the final installment — of The Great Wager from WBUR Podcasts and Here & Now. For more on the podcast and to join the conversation, go to our website:
18/02/2216m 47s

The Great Wager, Ep. 4: Shared secrets

The relationship between China and the U.S. is off and running — and now the two countries are collaborating on secret, sensitive intelligence. Host Jane Perlez shares exclusive information about how Chinese and American intelligence officials agreed to work together against their common rival of many years. This is Part IV of The Great Wager from WBUR Podcasts and Here & Now. For more on the podcast and to join the conversation, go to our website:
18/02/2215m 8s

The Great Wager, Ep. 3: Grip and grin

The news of President Richard Nixon's trip to China is public, and he's getting credit for pulling off such a historic event. Now, the president and his advisers have to work with the Chinese to forge a relationship between two very different countries. This is Part III of The Great Wager from WBUR Podcasts and Here & Now. For more on the podcast and to join the conversation, go to our website:
18/02/2215m 18s

The Great Wager, Ep. 2: Plots and private planes

President Richard Nixon and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger make contact with China. But in the midst of the Cold War, they don't want anyone to know. How will Kissinger get to Beijing without alerting anyone — and what's Frank Sinatra got to do with it? This is Part II of The Great Wager from WBUR Podcasts and Here & Now. For more on the podcast and to join the conversation, go to our website:
18/02/2214m 57s

The Great Wager, Ep. 1: Richard Nixon's 'crazy' idea

President Richard Nixon has a big idea: He wants to go to China. The only problem? The U.S. and China have had zero contact since the Communist Party took over China two decades before. Host Jane Perlez of The New York Times digs into the beginning of Nixon's improbable diplomatic mission. This is Part I of The Great Wager from WBUR Podcasts and Here & Now. For more on the podcast and to join the conversation, go to our website:
18/02/2213m 46s

Black History Month murals in Phoenix; Ohio city celebrates 'Toni Morrison Day'

A nonprofit has commissioned artists in Phoenix to paint 28 murals highlighting influential Black Americans over the 28 days in February that mark Black History Month. We speak with the organizer and one of the artists. And, Toni Morrison's hometown of Lorain, Ohio, is celebrating what would have been the renowned author's birthday. Her novels have been targets of book bans over the years. The Lorain Historical Society's executive director joins us.
18/02/2242m 8s

80 years since Japanese American internment; Community college and mental health

Feb. 19, 2022, marks 80 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 and authorized the forced internment of more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent living on the West Coast. Fred Korematsu chose to defy the order. His daughter Karen Korematsu, founder and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, joins us to reflect on his legacy. And, unlike four-year schools, community colleges often lack mental health services. Host Scott Tong looks at how we can navigate the mental health gaps in community college.
18/02/2242m 12s

'The Gospel According To Nikki Giovanni' reimagines hymns; History of the book index

Renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and saxophonist Javon Jackson speak with correspondent Tonya Mosley about their new album, "The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni." And, Dennis Duncan's new book, "Index, a History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age," explores the development of those things in the back of a book that many of us turn to for reference.
17/02/2241m 50s

Jewish puppeteer bridges gaps in Germany; Afghan refugee describes Taliban takeover

In October, Massachusetts welcomed its first Afghan refugee family — a young couple and their nearly 2-year-old son. Here & Now producer Karyn Miller-Medzon is among the volunteers helping the family navigate the cultural and bureaucratic complexities of life in the U.S. But all the steps forward with their new lives don't erase the trauma they experienced — or their fears for the loved ones they left behind. And Shlomit Tripp, founder of the Berlin-based Bubales Puppet Theater, talks about her work using puppet shows to bridge cultural divides between Jews and non-Jews in Germany.
17/02/2241m 32s

Inside look at the dangerous path to asylum; Urgency to record Black history

New York Times reporter Matthieu Aikins joins us to talk about his new memoir, "The Naked Don't Fear the Water." The book chronicles his unlikely decision to pose as an Afghan refugee to help his interpreter escape the country in 2016 at the height of the refugee crisis. And, Claudia Booker died in February of 2020. Those close to her suspect she may have been an early case of COVID-19. Her story, profiled in TIME magazine, highlights some of the Black history lost during the pandemic. Janell Ross of TIME joins us.
16/02/2241m 55s

'Freewater' reveals little-known part of Black history; Life in the Olympic bubble

Amina Luqman-Dawson talks about "Freewater," her book for young adults. The novel is a fictional account of a society founded by runaway slaves in the Great Dismal Swamp which stretches between parts of Virginia and North Carolina. And, the Beijing Olympics are playing out inside a massive quarantine bubble because of the pandemic. NPR's Brian Mann explains what life is like inside.
16/02/2241m 20s

Reexamining Whitney Houston's life; Anxiety, depression among kids of color surges

It's been 10 years since the world lost one of the greatest artists of all time: Whitney Houston. Her life and legacy have always been clouded with gossip and judgment. Author Gerrick Kennedy says it's time to reexamine that. He joins us. And, one new study by Boston Medical Center reveals a surge in depression and anxiety in Black and Brown kids between the ages of 5 and 11 during the pandemic. Lead author Andrea Spencer discusses the findings.
15/02/2240m 56s

Peng Shuai and China's #MeToo movement; 'The Impossible City' memoir

Last year Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai made sexual assault allegations against a former Chinese party leader and then went missing for weeks. Leta Hong Fincher, the author of "Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China," joins us. And, journalist Karen Cheung talks about "The Impossible City: A Hong Kong Memoir." She reflects on growing up in Hong Kong following the handover from Britain in 1997 and covering the turmoil following protests against the Chinese government in 2014 and 2019.
15/02/2242m 3s

Romance authors reflect on the genre's importance; How the Rams beat the Bengals

In between the stolen glances and witty banter, romance novels contain thoughtful discussions of everything from dating with a disability to sex and consent. Authors Emily Henry and Helen Hoang chat all things love and romance. And, Fox Sports Radio talk show hosts, Andy Furman, who lives near Cincinnati, and Jonas Knox, who lives near Los Angeles, review the highlights of Super Bowl LVI.
14/02/2241m 2s

Franz Schubert's 'Great Symphony'; Record number of fatal police shootings in 2021

Here & Now music opinionator Fran Hoepfner about her music pick for Valentine's Day: Franz Schubert's "Great Symphony." She says she hears "a lot of hope" in the symphony even though the composer tragically lived a short life. And, police shot and killed 1,055 people in the U.S. in 2021, a record for police killings even in the wake of George Floyd's murder and a pandemic. Marisa Iati of The Washington Post joins us.
14/02/2240m 45s

Super Bowl LVI appetizer recipes; Koalas now an endangered species

Chef Kathy Gunst shares four new recipes that are a nod to the stars of the 2022 Super Bowl, the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. And, Australia has listed koalas as an endangered species following a campaign from conservation groups who say the government has not done enough to protect the marsupial. The deputy vice president of conservation for the International Fund for Animal Welfare joins us.
11/02/2241m 31s

Poet encourages Black kids to embrace their identity; Advanced Super Bowl ads

We speak with poet Ruth Forman about "Curls" and "Glow," her books for very young readers that celebrate Black children. And, brands have blanketed YouTube and social media with Super Bowl ad previews, trailers and teasers — all in hopes of getting more bang for their millions of bucks, says Here & Now media analyst John Carroll.
11/02/2241m 16s

Record-breaking sprinter Julia Hawkins' 106th birthday; Community college access

Julia Hawkins, a record-breaking sprinter known as "The Hurricane," started sprinting at age 100 and shows no sign of slowing down. We celebrate her 106th birthday today. And, Yolanda Watson Spiva, president of the non-profit Complete College America, and Adrian Bell, a recent graduate of a public community college, discuss efforts to make college more accessible to low-income and minority students.
10/02/2242m 33s

Meet the 1st Asian American mayor of a major Midwestern city; Flood maps shortfalls

Cincinnati's new Mayor Aftab Pureval is the first Asian American mayor of a major city in the Midwest. He joins us to discuss the Bengals in the Super Bowl and his plans to tackle gun violence, climate change and other challenges. And, a new analysis finds flood risk in the U.S. will increase 26% in the next three decades due to climate change. We talk with one of the researchers who broke down the impact on a more local level compared to most current maps.
10/02/2241m 1s

Kirsten Dunst talks 'The Power of the Dog'; Extremists co-opt COVID-related protests

Kirsten Dunst been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of an emotionally frail wife of a Montana rancher. "The Power of the Dog" star joins us. And, The Freedom Convoy began as a rejection of a vaccine mandate for truckers entering Canada. But the protests have since morphed into something different. Ciaran O'Connor, who tracks online extremism, has been following developments.
09/02/2242m 1s

Space junk makes a dangerous mess; Record number of LGBTQ Olympic athletes

Decades of space travel have left space filled with dangerous debris. Some of this space junk, ranging from tiny to the size of a school bus, is orbiting at more than 17,000 miles per hour. The Washington Post's Christian Davenport has the story. And, a record number of at least 36 out LGBTQ athletes are competing in the Beijing Winter Olympics. Cyd Zeigler of Outsports looks at how the athletes are faring so far.
09/02/2240m 51s

The history of Olympic boycotts; 'The Power of the Dog' leads Oscar nominations

The U.S. is engaging in a diplomatic boycott of the Olympics to call attention to China's alleged human rights abuses. Former Olympic soccer player and author Jules Boykoff explains that the boycott draws upon a long tradition. And, nominees for the 94th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. KPCC entertainment reporter John Horn joins us to discuss.
08/02/2242m 13s

Langston Hughes' poetry celebrates Black culture; Cases of kids with long COVID rise

Langston Hughes was born 120 years ago. At a 1957 visit to the University of Illinois, he gave a poetry reading and attended the premiere of the opera "Esther." Jim Meadows of WILL in Illinois has the story. And, specialists now estimate that about 10% of kids who get infected with COVID-19 are showing signs of having this post-COVID syndrome. Among them is 10-year-old Haley Bryson. Her mother joins us along with Dr. Alexandra Yonts.
08/02/2242m 31s

New music can't compete with old music; Great Resignation — or the Great Reshuffle?

According to one analysis by a music analytics firm, 70% of the U.S. music market comes from songs at least two years old, with much of it decades old. We dig into this with music writer Ted Gioia. And, labor force participation has reached its highest level since the start of the pandemic. As financial expert Jill Schlesinger explains, all of these developments have some economists speaking of a great worker reshuffle versus a great resignation.
07/02/2242m 9s

LGBTQ Afghans face violence under Taliban; What we're getting wrong about COVID-19

A recent report from the Human Rights Watch and OutRight Action International found that LGBTQ+ Afghans face increasing levels of violence and brutality under the Taliban. We hear from an activist and a senior fellow at OutRight Action International. And, COVID-19 cases are now down more than 50% over the past two weeks in the U.S. Deaths are still high though. Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm joins us.
07/02/2242m 7s

New classical music for our times; China's app for Olympics has security flaws

Up and coming classical composer Kevin Day and cellist Leo Eguchi of the Sheffield Chamber Players talk about the premiere of Day's "String Quartet No. 5." And, athletes and other attendants at the Beijing Winter Olympics are required to use an app to track their health and travel data. That app has serious security flaws, according to a report by the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab. Jeffrey Knockel, author of the report, joins us.
04/02/2242m 18s

Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels publishes children's book; The legacy of Taffy Abel

Hip-hop artist Darryl "DMC" McDaniels talks about his book for young readers about a boy named Darryl who learns to overcome bullies and speak his poetry. And, hockey player Clarence "Taffy" Abel carried the American flag at the 1924 Winter Olympics. Few knew, however, that he was the first Indigenous athlete to carry the flag. Troy Oppie of Boise State Public Radio reports on Feb. 4, known as Taffy Abel Day.
04/02/2241m 10s

Author Jennifer Haigh's 'Mercy Street'; The threat of Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine

Author Jennifer Haigh's new novel "Mercy Street" centers around a women's health clinic in Boston that performs abortions. She joins us. And, earlier this week, the U.S. sent its top cybersecurity official to NATO in a joint mission to prevent and thwart cyberattacks on Ukraine. John Arquilla, a defense analyst at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, joins us.
03/02/2241m 32s

Amateur Night returns to the Apollo Theater; Medical schools teach climate change

The Apollo Theater will open its doors again for the first Amateur Night before a live audience since March 2020. The Apollo's talent competition began in 1934 and helped launch the careers of Billie Holiday and Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5, among others. And, at the urging of some medical students, some medical schools have started to teach future doctors about the health impacts of a warming planet. Emily Jones of WABE reports.
03/02/2241m 37s

Speedskater Erin Jackson; Ursula Burns' journey from New York tenements to Xerox CEO

Top-ranked speedskater Erin Jackson slipped in a 500-meter qualifying race in January and almost missed the Beijing Olympics. But now, she's ready to compete. Jackson joins us from Beijing. And, former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns was one of the first Black women to rise to the top of corporate America. She talks about her memoir, "Where You Are is Not Who You Are."
02/02/2241m 52s

3 recipes that let limes shine; What to watch for at the Winter Olympics

Lemons get all the attention. So chef Kathy Gunst thought it was time to put green citrus in the limelight. She shares three recipes that let limes shine. And, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is set to begin this Friday as planned despite logistical challenges and COVID-19. Les Carpenter of The Washington Post shares the latest from Beijing.
02/02/2241m 33s

Bomb threats against HBCUs during Black History Month; Vermont's outdoor classrooms

A growing number of historically Black colleges and universities began Black history month in security lockdowns. The director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernadino joins us. And, a dad and his two sons in Rochester, Vermont, have designed a portable, easy-to-assemble structure that is being used as an outdoor classroom during the pandemic. Jon Kalish reports.
01/02/2241m 34s

Ice dancers head to Olympics; 'Joan is Okay' novel explores family and identity

Jean-Luc Baker and Kaitlin Hawayek are partners in the event called ice dance, known as a cross between figure skating and ballroom dancing. They join us to discuss their expectations for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. And, Weike Wang speaks about her new novel "Joan is Okay," which centers around a Chinese American ICU doctor trying to chart her own course through family troubles and the pandemic.
01/02/2241m 52s

Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams head to Super Bowl; Barriers to abortion

Sunday night's NFL Championships brought us the contenders for Super Bowl LVI — the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. Andy Furman, Fox Sports Radio talk show host, joins us. And, abortion will likely be further restricted later this year when the Supreme Court is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade. But for many people seeking the procedure, there are already serious barriers to access. Katia Riddle reports.
31/01/2241m 41s

Can medieval times help us sleep better today?; Young Jewish women who fought Nazis

The Atlantic's Derek Thompson went searching for answers to his sleep issues and in the process stumbled on some interesting sleep history. He tells us about how people slept in medieval times and whether it might be helpful to sleep-weary Americans. And, we revisit our conversation with Judy Batalion, author of the book "The Light of Days," which tells the stories of young women resistance fighters in Polish Jewish ghettos during World War II.
31/01/2242m 3s

Sundance film roundup; Ukrainian Americans react to crisis in Eastern Europe

The Sundance film festival wraps up this coming weekend. Aisha Harris, co-host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, and film critic Ty Burr of Ty Burr's Watch List discuss some of their favorite festival offerings. And, there are communities of Ukrainian Americans who are now watching the crisis in Eastern Europe unfold. Yuliana Kletsun, a Ukrainian American attorney and political activist, shares her perspective.
28/01/2241m 43s

'Uncharted' video game inspires Hollywood; 'Maus' author decries school ban

Inspired by blockbuster action-adventure movies, the video game series "Uncharted" has become such a success that Hollywood is adapting it into an upcoming film. We discuss. And, educators in McMinn County, Tennessee, have banned Art Spiegelman's "Maus," a novel based on his parents' story of surviving the Auschwitz concentration camp. Spiegelman joins us to talk about the controversy.
28/01/2242m 3s

Moms balance pandemic parenting and work; Harriet Powers: A quilter's legacy

Economist Betsey Stevenson shares the latest data on the impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce, and our listeners weigh in with their parenting stories. And, Harriet Powers, who lived in Georgia in the 1800s, is considered to be at the forefront of the African American story quilt tradition. As WBUR's Amelia Mason reports, two of her only surviving quilts were recently exhibited together for the first time.
27/01/2241m 36s

'The Legend of Vox Machina' series; Largest digital archive of Jewish history

"The Legend of Vox Machina" tells the story of the misadventures of a group of unlikely heroes in a fantasy realm. The series was years in the making, based on the popular "Critical Role" franchise. Cast members Marisha Ray and Matthew Mercer join us. And, a digitization process lasting seven years and costing $7 million has preserved the largest archive of Jewish documents in history. We learn more.
27/01/2241m 6s

The country's crumbling child care industry; Immigration success and challenges

Child care has been a big challenge for families and for providers during the pandemic. Omicron has made it even harder to keep doors open. Two experts join us to talk about retaining staff, addressing COVID-19 concerns and policy changes to bolster the child care industry. And, Ali Noorani, president and CEO of the National Immigration Forum, discusses his group's recent report on immigration success and challenges in Biden's first year in office.
26/01/2242m 38s

Russia-Ukraine conflict started decades before Putin; Subway systems in 2022

We talk with Anatol Lieven of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft about the role of NATO in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and why the tension started decades before Vladimir Putin. And, the pandemic forced many major metro systems to cut back significantly as ridership dropped and many offices went remote. Seth Kaplan, Here & Now transportation analyst, discusses the future of subway systems.
26/01/2241m 16s

Aoife O'Donovan's 'Age of Apathy'; '76 Days' documentary goes inside Wuhan ICUs

Singer-songwriter Aoife O' Donovan talks about her new album "The Age of Apathy." And, the documentary "76 Days" gives a fly-on-the-wall view of what was happening inside the intensive care units on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis in Wuhan, China. Director Hao Wu joins us.
25/01/2241m 53s

Kamala Harris' first year in office; Understanding Russian aggression

Politico's Eugene Daniels talks about the successes and challenges Vice President Kamala Harris faced during her historic first year in office. And, the U.S. and Europe are intensifying diplomatic and military efforts to try to deter Russia from invading Ukraine. But author Anne Applebaum argues that the West has forgotten many important history lessons about Russian aggression and the need for ongoing deterrence.
25/01/2243m 5s

Tips to make filing taxes easier; Remembering the 'Summer of Soul'

Tax filing season officially opens Monday. Personal finance expert Jill Schlesinger shares her top tax tips. And, the documentary "Summer of Soul" is on the shortlist for an Oscar nomination. Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo of The 5th Dimension, one of the many acts that performed at the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, join us.
24/01/2242m 10s

New California law to combat STDs; Winter Olympics stare down climate change

California is the first state in the country to require private insurance to cover at-home testing for sexually transmitted diseases. The law is the first of its kind.Stephanie Arnold Pang of the National Coalition of STD Directors discusses the new law. And, a changing climate is making the winter Olympics harder to pull off — both in the future and the present. Porter Fox, author of "The Last Winter," joins us to discuss.
24/01/2242m 10s

25 years of Maxwell; A Maori journalist's journey to restore a culture erased

R&B singer-songwriter Maxwell talks about the 25th anniversary of his debut album, "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite," a groundbreaking record of neo-Soul music. And, Oriini Kaipara is a Maori journalist from New Zealand who made history last month when she became the first woman with a traditional face marking to anchor a primetime TV news show. She joins us.
21/01/2241m 12s

Abortion before Roe v. Wade; Teens behind COVID-19 walkouts want schools to do more

As the Supreme Court debates various abortion-related laws before it, we revisit a conversation with Laura Kaplan, a former member of a Chicago group that provided abortions to women illegally before the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in the 1970s. And, high school students across the country are concerned about COVID-19 safety and demanding more protections from their districts. Students Haven Coleman and Eliana Smith join us.
21/01/2241m 35s

School closures spell trouble for Democrats ahead of midterms; Renaming schizophrenia

Republican strategist Jason Roe and Democratic strategist Adrian Hemond join us to discuss the political challenges that school closures during the pandemic present for Democrats, and how Republicans plan to take advantage of it. And, a group of Massachusetts-based researchers and advocates say changing the name of schizophrenia could reduce the stigma associated with the disorder. But others say the term itself is not the problem. Karen Brown of New England Public Media reports.
20/01/2241m 0s

Abuses of a superstar pastor; The big business of the Olympics

"The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" tells the inside story of one of the country's first internet celebrity pastors and how his fall from grace shattered a community. Podcast host Mike Cosper talks about this intersection of faith, fame and power. And, U.S. is sticking with its diplomatic boycott of China over human rights concerns ahead of the Olympics. But athletes are heading there — as are big American companies. Republican Rep. John Curtis discusses why politicians are asking corporations to consider a more critical approach to China.
20/01/2240m 51s

Indigenous Canadian chief on child welfare abuses settlement; Alpaca breeders in Ohio

The Canadian government has agreed to pay $31 billion to compensate Indigenous families of about 115,000 children who were put into foster care for what Manitoba Indigenous Chief Cindy Woodhouse says had to do with poverty and racism — not parenting. She joins us. And, alpacas are abundant in Ohio. Questions about how to bolster the production of alpaca fiber into the local textile industry are resurfacing. Amy Eddings of WCPN ideastream reports.
19/01/2241m 14s

'Simple As Water' spotlights Syrian families; Chef Tanya Holland's next chapter

The HBO documentary "Simple As Water" looks at four Syrian families who have been displaced and separated by the civil war. Filmmaker Megan Mylan joins us. And, chef Tanya Holland has closed her trailblazing Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, California. She talks about her next chapter and what soul food dishes give her comfort these days.
19/01/2241m 46s

Critics say Roblox shortchanges kids' safety; The state of voting rights legislation

Roblox is a global phenomenon and the most popular video game platform in the U.S. and Europe. But critics say the company hasn't done enough to protect kids or share profits with the young developers. Journalist Quintin Smith talks about his investigations into Roblox Corporation. And, U.S. senators begin debating legislation on voting rights on Tuesday. Michael Waldman, author and president of the Brennan Center, discusses the state of voting rights at the local and national levels.
18/01/2240m 22s

The alarming online presence of suicide enablers; Cleaning alligators after oil spill

Last month, The New York Times delved into one specific website which provides methods, encouragement and even pressure to die by suicide. Journalist Megan Twohey co-reported the story, which serves as a cautionary tale for those who find these sites while they're looking for support. And, in Louisiana, more than 30 alligators have received the scrubbing of a lifetime after an oil spill left them covered in diesel last December. The coordinator of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' oil spill response team joins us.
18/01/2240m 47s

Betty White's impact on the LGBTQ community; Hidden history of MLK's mother

When Colorado Public Radio reporter Vic Vela found out he was HIV+ in the 1990s, he found comfort in an episode of "The Golden Girls" that helped him deal with his diagnosis. And, we revisit our conversation with Anna Malaika Tubbs about her book "The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation."
17/01/2241m 21s

Preparing for death and the human mind; Uptick in antisemitic incidents in U.S.

Neuroscientist David J. Linden recently received a terminal cancer diagnosis and was told he had between six and 18 months left to live. He tells us what he's learned about how the human mind works in the face of impending death. And, investigators are calling Saturday's hostage-taking crisis at a Colleyville, Texas, synagogue a "terrorism-related" attack. Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi Steven Folberg of Austin talks about the uptick in antisemitic events in the U.S.
17/01/2241m 11s

Good news for Boston's wastewater; 'Squid Game' makes history this awards season

New data measuring COVID-19 levels in Boston's wastewater show a sharp decline. WBUR's Gabrielle Emanuel brings us up to speed. And, Netflix's "Squid Game" has made history for scoring awards and nominations that previously only went to English language shows. We discuss with NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans.
14/01/2241m 56s

The pandemic-fueled feeling called 'languishing'; Elvis Costello's new album

In a The New York Times op-ed, psychologist Adam Grant puts a name to that feeling borne out of the pandemic — showing up for life, but living without purpose and aim. Emory University sociologist Corey Keyes coined that feeling "languishing." We discuss. And, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician Elvis Costello talks about his new album "The Boy Named If."
14/01/2241m 59s

About 200,000 kids were orphaned by COVID-19; How the Feds can reduce inflation

Researchers report an estimated 200,000 American children were orphaned by COVID-19 — each number representing a child who has parents or primary caregivers to the pandemic. Dr. Charles Nelson, who co-authored the report, and a Georgia couple who is adopting their two cousins after their parents died of COVID-19, join us. And, NPR's Scott Horsley explains what options the Federal Reserve has to reduce inflation.
13/01/2241m 32s

Toronto strip clubs offer COVID-19 vaccine; Actor Sidney Poitier's legacy

Last July, Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project began organizing vaccine clinics in strip clubs and other locations around the city. They've helped vaccinate more than 3,000 people to date. A clinic organizer joins us. And, actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson discusses the legacy of the trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier, who died last week.
13/01/2241m 37s

Author Echo Brown's 'The Chosen One'; Working toward a new normal

The new young adult novel "The Chosen One" centers around a Black woman who becomes the first in her family to attend college. Author Echo Brown drew much of the story from her own life. And, as the pandemic goes into its third year, experts say it's time to work toward a new normal. Immunologist Rick Bright shares his strategies for creating a new normal.
12/01/2242m 1s

Pregnant and confused about omicron; Education Sec. Miguel Cardona on closing schools

Expecting mothers have far bigger problems than tight clothes and morning sickness. Dr. Linda Eckert answers questions from pregnant listeners about staying safe as COVID-19 cases spike. And, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona explains why he and the Biden administration believe schools should stay open amid the omicron surge.
12/01/2241m 16s

'Slow Burn' looks back on 1992 LA riots; 20 years at Guantanamo Bay

"Slow Burn" host Joel Anderson talks about the latest season of the podcast, which looks at the 1992 riots in Los Angeles. And, on this day 20 years ago, the first detainees were brought from Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay. New York Times Carol Rosenberg, who has covered Guantanamo Bay since its begining, talks about the state of the naval base today.
11/01/2241m 49s

Misty Copeland talks 'Black Ballerinas'; Physics pioneer Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

American Ballet Theatre star Misty Copeland published the nonfiction kids book "Black Ballerinas" in November. We present an excerpt of a December event centered around the book. And, Washington Post reporter Jada Yuan reflects on the public and private life of her grandmother Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, a trailblazing nuclear physicist who many say should have won the Nobel Prize.
11/01/2241m 52s

Leon Bridges' 'Gold-Diggers Sound'; Remembering Bob Saget

Soul singer and songwriter Leon Bridges' album "Gold-Diggers Sound" has been nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album. We revisit our conversation with Bridges from August. And, the Washington Post's Geoff Edgers talk about the actor and comedian Bob Saget, who died Sunday at age 65.
10/01/2241m 29s

Georgia voting activists' message to Biden; A vaccine for the world

President Biden is set to make a speech about voting rights in Atlanta Tuesday. James Woodall, former president of the NAACP in Georgia, explains why he signed a letter urging more action from the White House on voting rights. And, CORBEVAX is a low-cost, patent-free vaccine was developed by Dr. Peter Hotez and his colleague Maria Elena Bottazzi. Hotez discusses the importance of vaccinating the world.
10/01/2241m 43s

The argument to stop 'waste' COVID testing; Peer-to-peer mental health program

A new piece in The Atlantic suggests that wealthier Americans should stop "wasting" COVID-19 tests on social engagements and that instead, tests should be reserved for people who need them most. The author of the article, Dr. Benjamin Mazer, joins us. And, as part of a response to a tornado that killed more than 160 people, Joplin, Missouri, developed a peer-to-peer mental health program that's been widely replicated. KCUR's Frank Morris reports.
07/01/2242m 24s

'Day of Rage' documentary tells story of Jan. 6 riot; Work injuries at home

The film "Day of Rage" culls thousands of hours of videos and audio from protestors and police body cams to tell the story of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. We speak with Malachy Browne, senior producer of the New York Times Visual Investigations team who produced and co-directed the film. And, a former senior policy adviser for the OSHA, Deborah Berkowitz, makes the case for stronger protections in the workplace for employees of all stripes.
07/01/2242m 0s

Austin, TX, renters face bidding wars; CA water board mandates new restrictions

A shortage of housing in some parts of the U.S. has led to a rental squeeze. Prospective renters are finding themselves having to offer more than the listing price. KUT's Audrey McGlinchy reports. And, beginning this week, Californians will have to deal with mandatory water restrictions. The director of research, planning and performance for the California State Water Resources Control Board joins us to explain.
06/01/2241m 31s

Biden calls insurrection 'a dagger' at democracy; How Jan. 6 will be remembered

Members of Congress mark one year since the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol with a ceremony and moment of silence on the floor of the House of Representatives. We have the latest. And, Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley joins us to reflect on Jan. 6 and how history will view that day.
06/01/2241m 49s

Superior mayor discusses historic wildfire in CO; Conservative media and Jan. 6

An investigation continues into the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history. The Marshall Fire burned nearly a thousand homes in Boulder County. We check in on the recovery effort with Clint Folsom, mayor of Superior, CO. And, within days of Jan. 6, Fox News hosts started to diminish the significance of what happened at the Capitol. NPR's David Folkenflik joins us to take a look at the conservative media landscape since Trump left office.
05/01/2241m 23s

U.S. experiencing 'steady assault' on democracy; Defusing Russia, Ukraine tensions

Ahead of the first anniversary of the deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, Eddie Glaude of Princeton University weighs in on the state of our democracy. And, Russian President Vladimir Putin maintains his threat to take more Ukrainian territory. We look at diplomatic efforts to defuse the crisis with NPR's Charles Maynes in Moscow.
05/01/2241m 49s

What it means to be a Republican in 2022; 'Winnie-the-Pooh' enters public domain

Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer was one of the only Republicans to vote for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump after Jan. 6. Today, he says the party has no choice but to back Trump in 2024. He joins us to discuss what it means to be a Republican in 2022. And, Jennifer Jenkins, director of Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain, talks about the copyrighted works from 1926 that will enter the public domain this year.
04/01/2241m 22s

Author Malcolm Nance on Jan. 6 rioters; Prairie dog kisses help relocation survival

Malcolm Nance, author and former military intelligence analyst, argues that those who believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen are planning for war. He joins us to talk about Jan. 6. And, prairie dogs are sometimes a nuisance for developers and farmers. There's a program that relocates the prairie dogs rather than kill them. But they don't often do well after they're moved. As Jill Ryan of KJZZ reports, new research shows that their greeting kisses may help them survive.
04/01/2241m 41s

What we know about the Jan. 6 rioters; China's ambitious winter Olympics plans

China has ambitious plans to compete in every winter sport and also to seed a new industry of recreational skiing and skating. The New Yorker's Peter Hessler was there in China to see it — and ski it. And, University of Chicago political scientist Robert Pape has pored over court documents over the past year to learn more about the Jan. 6 rioters. He discusses what he found.
03/01/2241m 55s

What to watch out for this flu season; New year, new global political risks

Microbiologist Scott Hensley talks about the study he led into this year's dominant flu strain and the vaccine. And, political scientist and international risk consultant Ian Bremmer discusses Eurasia Group's forecast of top political risks for 2022.
03/01/2241m 37s

Classical music highlights of 2021; Transgender veterans reflect on this year's gains

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Jonathan Taylor Rush discusses his top classical moments of the year, including the aria "Men Don't Break" from Terence Blanchard's opera "Fire Shut Up in My Bones. And, during their service, Avalisa Ellicott and Paula M. Neira both feared getting kicked out of the military for being transgender. They join us to discuss a notable year for American military veterans identifying as transgender.
31/12/2142m 0s

Remembering two moms lost to COVID; Life in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union

We remember the lives of Alicia Ugartechea and Usha Subrahmanyam, two mothers who were lost to COVID-19 this year. And, we look back at life in Russia these past three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union with Masha Gessen, staff writer at The New Yorker.
31/12/2141m 43s

The monobob, a new Olympic event, explained; National security in 2021

A Winter Olympics like no other is coming in February. And a few new sports will debut, including something called the monobob. Cynthia Appiah, a member of the Canadian bobsled team, explains. And, as the year draws to a close, Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh looks back at some of the most significant foreign policy developments in 2021.
30/12/2141m 7s

The origins of the 'Rick Roll'; 2021 in U.S. labor movements

In this excerpt of an "Endless Thread" podcast, hosts Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson talk with singer Rick Astley, whose video for the song "Never Gonna Give You Up" has become the internet meme we call "Rick-Rolling." And, U.S. labor movements captivated headlines this year. Harley Shaiken, professor and labor economist at the University of California Berkeley, reflects on the year in labor.
30/12/2141m 7s

Listeners' memorable moments of the year; Looking back on COVID-19 in 2021

For many of us, 2021 was hard — but we wanted to know about glimmers of happiness. We heard from listeners about what challenges they faced and what moments of joy from 2021 they'll hold onto heading into 2022. And, Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, reflects on COVID-19 in 2021.
29/12/2141m 52s

Top science stories of 2021; Insuring nature against extreme storms

This year, scientists learned more about COVID-19 as the virus continued to circulate and mutate. The cicadas emerged from underground, and Perseverance landed on Mars. Laura Helmuth, editor in chief of Scientific American, talks about the year in science. And, climate change is forcing the insurance industry to adapt and come up with new products. We dive into one experiment: a policy to insure nature against extreme storms, specifically a coral reef in Mexico.
29/12/2141m 56s

Moussaka recipe; New technology helps NYC renters deal with lack of heat

Chef Kathy Gunst shares her daughter's recipe for moussaka – a blend of sauteed ground lamb with spices layered with thin slices of potatoes and eggplant and then blanketed in a rich, cheesy bechamel sauce. And, a tiny non-profit has produced a high-tech tool called Heat Seek to record apartment temperatures. As Jon Kalish reports, the idea is to help tenants force their landlords to fix ongoing heat issues.
28/12/2141m 53s

Jackson Browne's 'Downhill From Everywhere'; Forecasting 2022 housing market

Jackson Browne's "Downhill From Everywhere" has received a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album. We revisit our conversation with Browne from July. And, this year's real estate market was a wild ride marked by low inventory, bidding wars and prices surging to historic highs. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, shares housing market predictions for 2022.
28/12/2141m 31s

Personal finance tips for 2022; The first cloud-based microgrids

Jill Schlesinger, CBS News business analyst and host of "Jill On Money," joins us to discuss tax season, savings and more financial tips to get ahead before the start of the new year. And, scientists warn as the climate changes, we can expect more frequent and powerful storms to disrupt the electric grid. But as WBUR's Bruce Gellerman reports, two environmental justice communities in Massachusetts are preparing for the worst and planning for a more resilient energy future.
27/12/2140m 59s

Singing as therapy for aphasia; Kentucky Gov. Beshear on tornado recovery

When someone suffers a brain injury and loses the ability to speak, read and communicate, typically after a stroke, that condition is known as aphasia. KJZZ's Jill Ryan reports how singing is one way to help bring back the language and create a social community. And, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear joins us to discuss the latest on recovery from this month's deadly tornadoes.
27/12/2140m 31s

How to properly wear a mask to prevent omicron spread; Fall of the USSR 30 years ago

Vaccination and masking are the safest ways to prevent COVID-19. But epidemiologists warn that when it comes to preventing omicron, all masks are not equal. Infectious disease expert Saskia Popescu explains. And, Angela Stent of Georgetown University talks about the events that led up to the collapse of the Soviet Union 30 years ago. And Masha Gessen of The New Yorker talks about what life was like for people in Russia as it transitioned.
24/12/2140m 25s

Astronauts describe Christmas in space; Nashville's new Black wind symphony

Mark Vande Hei and Tom Marshburn will spend this Christmas further away from home than any other beings in the universe. The two astronauts are orbiting the planet on the International Space Station. They join us. And, the Nashville African American Wind Symphony is entirely made up of Black classical musicians. As Paige Pfleger of WLPN reports, its mission is to educate the younger generation of musicians and advocate for musicians of color.
24/12/2141m 26s

A year in TikTok music; Coping with perimenopause

This year, TikTok dominated the charts. We take a look back at the biggest songs of the year on the app and how the platform is changing the music industry with Insider's Dan Whateley. And, artist Emily McDowell started a conversation about perimenopause through her greeting card company. She talks about her personal experiences and her effort to spread knowledge and stem fear.
23/12/2142m 2s

Where the war on cancer stands; Dawn Turner's 'Three Girls From Bronzeville'

Former American Cancer Society chief medical officer Dr. Otis Brawley looks back on advances in cancer 50 years after President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act. Journalist Dawn Turner about her book "Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir about Race, Fate, and Sisterhood," which explores the divergent life paths of herself, her sister and her best friend who all grew up in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
23/12/2142m 25s

Rare sea eagle from Asia spotted in Massachusetts; Favorite movies of 2021

A Steller's sea eagle — a bird larger than bald eagles — was spotted this week along the Taunton River in Massachusetts. Nick Lund, who works for the Maine Audubon and runs a bird blog, saw this eagle and joins us. And, Aisha Harris, co-host of NPR's "Pop Culture Happy Hour," shares some of her favorite films of 2021.
22/12/2141m 49s

Giant millipede fossil found in England; Travel trends this year and beyond

Geologist Neil Davies discusses the astonishing fossil of an 8-foot-long millipede that his team found in northern England. And, the global travel sector is expected to lose $2 trillion in revenue this year, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Here & Now transportation analyst Seth Kaplan considers what could be in store for 2022.
22/12/2142m 8s

Infectious disease doctor explains breakthrough cases; Digital inequality

While we know vaccinations are still doing what they're supposed to — preventing people from serious illness and death — we also know there's an increase in breakthrough infections among the fully vaccinated. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo joins us to discuss the protocols if you become infected. And, professor Julia Ticona explains how the internet, inflation and expensive iPhones all are contributing to a precarious digital divide.
21/12/2142m 25s

Tools to combat climate change anxiety; Exhibit showcases toxic old-school toys

Health professionals say people are facing an increase of mental health issues including anxiety, fear and anger as the climate crisis continues. As Julie Grant of The Allegheny Front reports, experts are developing tools to help. And, "Dangerous Games," an exhibition at the Napa Valley Museum in California, harks back to a time when sharp and toxic playthings were on every kid's holiday wish list. KQED's Chloe Veltman reports.
21/12/2140m 46s

Construction isn't keeping up with climate change; Former GOP chair in Georgia

St. Louis Public Radio's Eric Schmid talks about his reporting on the patchwork of local building codes that experts and elected officials say need to be updated after this month's deadly tornadoes. And, we hear about how Republicans are thinking about engaging their base in the primary election for Georgia's next governor with Chuck Clay, a former Republican state senator and former Chair of the Republican Party of Georgia.
20/12/2140m 53s

How to stay safe as omicron spreads; Lessons from 30 years in leadership

Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans are headed toward a difficult winter as omicron spreads. To explain more about this new variant, Dr. Peter Hotez joins us. And, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski is retiring after 30 years in leadership. Hrabowski talks about leadership and his legacy.
20/12/2141m 42s

School counselor discusses youth mental health crisis; TikTok threats scare schools

The U.S. surgeon general recently issued an advisory saying the pandemic has contributed to already rising numbers in anxiety, depression and suicide rates among adolescents. We hear how middle school students are coping with Alma Lopez, who was named School Counselor of the Year. And, schools across the country are on wide alert after viral unconfirmed threats of violence spread on TikTok. Kim Lyons of The Verge shares the latest.
17/12/2141m 4s

Phoenix's new pipeline to address water supply; Old whaling logs and climate change

We speak with Phoenix's water services director about a new pipeline the city is building. The $280 million drought pipeline project will keep water flowing to 400,000 residents if cuts to the Colorado River continue. And, scientists are turning to 19th-century whaling logs in New England to figure out how critical wind patterns have changed due to climate change. WBUR's Hannah Chanatry reports.
17/12/2142m 36s

A look at NYC's new safe injection sites; Remembering feminist bell hooks

Dr. Dave Chokshi, New York City commissioner of health and mental hygiene, talks about the two safe injection sites that recently opened in Manhattan. And, bell hooks, the trailblazing feminist and cultural thinker, died on Wednesday at 69. Min Jin Lee, award-winning author and former student of hooks, joins us about the legacy hooks leaves behind.
16/12/2142m 33s

Psychic numbing, explained; Oneida Indian Nation uses art for COVID-19 remembrance

More than 800,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. But the number of deaths barely seems to register for many. Psychologist Paul Slovic has studied a phenomenon he calls "psychic numbing" for years. And, in response to the pandemic's threat to Indigenous communities, Oneida Indian Nation in central New York unveiled an art installation called "Passage of Peace." Oneida leader Ray Halbritter joins us to discuss.
16/12/2142m 24s

Forest Whitaker in 'Jingle Jangle'; Gun anxiety in America

Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker talks about his role in the Netflix musical "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey." And, a recent survey found 81% of people said they're "anxious" about gun violence. Forensic psychologist Joel Dvoskin discusses what impact this fear is having on Americans' mental health.
15/12/2142m 35s

How students can learn by listening; New CDC outbreak forecasting center

Monica Brady-Myerov's company "Listenwise" uses curated public radio and podcast excerpts to help students hone their listening skills. She joins us to discuss her work. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes the new Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics will stop the next pandemic. Marc Lipsitch, the center's science director, joins us.
15/12/2142m 48s

Yo-Yo Ma's 'Songs of Comfort and Hope'; Helping kids cope with grief

We revisit our conversation with Yo-Yo Ma about "Songs of Comfort and Hope," the album he recorded with British pianist Kathryn Stott. And, the Good Grief Program helps families and children who are grieving the loss of a loved one from COVID-19, drug use, violence or other diseases. Social worker Maureen Patterson-Fede talks about childhood grief.
14/12/2142m 38s

Simple, smaller entertaining this holiday season; Fentanyl test strips

Many people are rethinking how they will celebrate the holidays this year. Chef Kathy Gunst shares three new recipes that will dazzle guests: garlic shrimp and scallop linguine, sweet potato gratin and maple crème caramel. And, 100,000 people have died of drug overdoses in the U.S. this year — a record high. Health officials point to fentanyl for many of them. We hear from a public health worker in Virginia about fentanyl test strips.
14/12/2142m 8s

When to see Geminid meteor shower; The Taliban's decree on women's rights

The Geminids meteor shower peaks overnight on Monday. And Comet Leonard is visible. Sky & Telescope senior editor Kelly Beatty tells us when and where to look. And, Taliban leaders have issued a "special decree" outlining women's rights in Afghanistan — one that outlaws child marriage but doesn't mention jobs or education. Wazhma Frogh, an advocate for Afghan women, joins us to discuss the situation on the ground there.
13/12/2141m 58s

30+ book ideas for kids and adults; The fight over Wisconsin's Election Commission

Want to gift books this holiday season? We get suggestions for this year's best kids and adult books from Juanita Giles, director of the Virginia Children's book festival, and Traci Thomas, host of "The Stacks" podcast. And, we learn why some Republicans want to strip power from the Wisconsin Election Commission and give it to the Republican-controlled state legislature.
13/12/2142m 49s

Kirsten Dunst on 'The Power of the Dog'; Columbia graduate student workers strike

Kirsten Dunst stars in the new film "The Power of the Dog" as the emotionally frail wife of a Montana rancher. She tells us about the film. And, graduate student workers at Columbia University are striking for greater pay and benefits. Johannah King-Slutzsky, one of the students on strike, tells us about the movement.
10/12/2142m 7s

What's next for abortion rights; Insulin's hefty price tag, explained

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that Texas abortion providers can sue the state over its ban on abortion. The justices however have allowed the Texas law to remain in place. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick joins us. And, Dr. Jing Luo explains why the price of insulin has been increasing and what might work to bring it down.
10/12/2141m 41s

Car crash deaths increase substantially; Unpacking the U.S. reaction to omicron

Preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Transportation show the largest six-month increase in car crash deaths ever recorded by the department. Jane Terry of the nonprofit National Safety Council joins us. And, the omicron variant shows us, again, that this pandemic is not over yet. Or, as sociologist and writer Zeynep Tufekci says, that it's time we got our act together. She explains how the U.S. can do better.
09/12/2141m 34s

South Sudan faces massive vaccine challenges; Jussie Smollett hate crime trial

The stories of vaccination efforts in South Sudan are harrowing. Historic flooding and vaccine quantity issues plague the country. Dr. David Gai Zakayo with the Action Against Hunger in South Sudan explains. And, we speak with Megan Crepeau of The Chicago Tribune about the closing arguments in the trial of former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.
09/12/2141m 22s

Chef Kathy Gunst's favorite cookbooks of 2021; MLB finally honors Negro League greats

Looking for holiday gift ideas? Resident chef Kathy Gunst about her favorite cookbooks of 2021. And, several baseball players from the early 1900s — even the late 1800s — were elected Sunday into baseball's Hall of Fame. Author Andrea Williams tells us more.
08/12/2141m 37s

Starbucks worker on her store's union drive; Why boycotting the 1936 Olympics failed

Starbucks workers at three Buffalo locations are on the cusp of forming a union. If successful, it would be Starbucks' first union in the country. Shift supervisor Gianna Reeve joins us. And, we look back at the calls to boycott the 1936 Olympics —which were held in Nazi Germany — with ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap.
08/12/2141m 45s

How Pearl Harbor is remembered; Salary adjustments for remote workers

Tuesday marks 80 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor. The National WWII Museum in New Orleans has a new special exhibit called "Infamy: Pearl Harbor Remembered." Senior curator Tom Czekanski shares more about the exhibit. And, some companies are either debating or already implementing salary adjustments for employees who have relocated to less expensive areas during the pandemic. Business reporter Marc Stewart has more.
07/12/2140m 4s

Stress caused by climate change leads to albatross divorce; New tick-borne viruses

A new study shows that as the ocean's water surface temperatures rise, albatross mates are more likely to break up. One of the study's authors, Francesco Ventura of the University of Lisbon, joins us. And, with climate change expanding tick ranges and their seasonal activity periods in the U.S., more deadly new tick-borne viruses are expected to emerge in the coming years. Shahla Farzan of St. Louis Public Radio reports.
07/12/2142m 15s

Study links abortion denial and poverty; Omission bias and vaccines

Chabeli Carrazana, a reporter for The 19th, talks about a study that found 72% of women who were denied access to abortion ended up living in poverty. And, human beings are not always good at assessing risk and making rational decisions. Professor Gretchen Chapman about omission bias and how we make decisions and weigh risks.
06/12/2141m 34s

Former white supremacist on preventing radicalization; 'The Forever Prisoner'

Former neo-Nazi Christian Picciolini has spent the past few years trying to reform white supremacists through a group called the Free Radicals Project. He explains why he's making what he calls the difficult decision to shut the project down at the end of the year. And, director Alex Gibney's new film "The Forever Prisoner" about the treatment and incarceration of terror suspect Abu Zubaydah premieres on HBO Max on Monday night. He joins us.
06/12/2142m 10s

Long-haul COVID-19 study participant; Afghanistan's medical system in crisis

A new study of long COVID-19 finds a disturbing cluster of symptoms well after infection: tremors, vibrations, debilitating pain and mental decline. One of the authors of the study joins us. And, Afghanistan's economic collapse has pushed the medical system closer and closer to a breaking point. Dave Michalski of Doctors Without Borders tells us more.
03/12/2142m 43s

Will audiences return to movie theaters?; Hydroelectric dams

Though movies like "Dune" and "No Time to Die" are opening in movie theaters, attendance is still way down from pre-pandemic levels. KPCC entertainment reporter John Horn tells us more. And, researcher Dan Reicher joins us to discuss hydroelectric dams, which provide 7% of the U.S. energy portfolio.
03/12/2142m 36s

The lost history of America's first Koreatown; Genomic sequencing, explained

More than a century ago, about 300 Korean American immigrants founded a new community in Riverside, California. But a little over a decade later, it vanished. Their stories were lost — until now. Professor Edward Chang rediscovered that history and joins us. And, because of genomic sequencing, researchers are able to track the spread of omicron and other ways COVID-19 is mutating. Dana Crawford, a genetic epidemiologist, explains.
02/12/2141m 44s

Santa Claus in high demand; The impending book shortage

Santa Claus is coming to town — or is he? There's a shortage of actors who play Santa at malls and company parties during the Christmas season. We speak with professional Santas Tom Carmody and Ed Taylor. And, this year, an impending book shortage has booksellers worried about meeting demand. Here & Now's Kalyani Saxena has more.
02/12/2140m 53s

How some Catholics showed mercy to AIDS patients; Solar power in the U.S.

During the 1980s and 1990s, the Catholic Church was criticized for its lack of response to the AIDS crisis. Author Michael J. O'Loughin talks about his new book, "Hidden Mercy: Aids, Catholics, and the Untold Story of Compassion in the Face of Fear." And, President Biden wants to bring solar energy production in this country from less than 4% of our nation's energy to 45% in the coming decades. The New York Times' Ivan Penn tells us that this is about more than numbers.
01/12/2142m 1s

Women-run news service makes waves in India; The future of Roe v. Wade

The new film "Writing with Fire" focuses on the Indian news organization Khabar Lahariya. Run by women of the Dalit — or untouchable caste — their Youtube channel now has 545,000 subscribers. Filmmakers Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh join us. And, Santa Clara University law professor Michelle Oberman talks about what happens when the right to an abortion is not guaranteed in every state, which might happen if the Supreme Court decides to uphold Mississippi's law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
01/12/2142m 30s

311 as an alternative to calling the police in Atlanta; A look at nuclear power

The new Policing Alternative and Diversion Initiative in Atlanta has a 311 line and sends out response teams to help people with non-emergency concerns like medical care, housing and financial issues. Lisa Hagen of WABE reports. And, Matthew Bunn of the Harvard Kennedy School joins us to talk about how nuclear power fits into a carbon-free energy future.
30/11/2141m 51s

Life and legacy of tennis great Arthur Ashe; Endangered bog turtle slowly recovers

New documentary "Citizen Ashe" tells the story of the life and activism of tennis great Arthur Ashe. His brother Johnnie Ashe, who appears in the film, joins us. And, in Massachusetts, conservationists have worked for decades to protect endangered bog turtles. As Hannah Chanatry of WBUR reports, their efforts are leading to some success.
30/11/2142m 28s

Billy Strings reflects on his musical journey; Remembering Virgil Abloh

We revisit our conversation with Bluegrass musician Billy Strings from March when he was fresh off of his first Grammy win. And, American fashion designer Virgil Abloh died Sunday at the age of 41 after privately battling a rare form of cancer. Fashion journalist Greg Emmanuel joins us.
29/11/2142m 2s

Exploring exoplanets with NASA's new telescope; New book chronicles the fall Boeing

The James Webb Space Telescope — the most powerful of its kind — will launch into space on Dec. 22. Astronomer Laura Kreidberg talks about what she hopes to learn about the atmosphere and weather of exoplanets. And, aviation reporter Peter Robison talks about his new book "Flying Blind: The 737 Max Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing," a deep dive into what caused two fatal crashes of Boeing planes.
29/11/2142m 57s

Marines open up about Afghanistan in 'Third Squad'; How Polish spies helped the CIA

"Third Squad" is a new podcast that tells the story of the bloodiest stage of the war in Afghanistan. A decade later, journalist Elliott Woods tracks members of the Third Squad down to talk about how what happened there still affects their lives today. And, a new book tells the story of how Polish and U.S. spy agencies began working together after the fall of the Iron Curtain. John Pomfret joins us to discuss "From Warsaw with Love."
26/11/2142m 17s

'Sweet Land' gives a new take on settling America; Chinese surveillance of Uyghurs

The opera "Sweet Land" incorporates both Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices for a new take on the settling of America. Composer Raven Chacon and Aja Couchois Duncan, who co-wrote the libretto, join us. And, investigative reporter Geoffrey Cain writes about the Chinese surveillance of the Uyghur ethnic minority in western China. We revisit our conversation with him about his book "The Perfect Police State."
26/11/2143m 10s

National Day of Mourning for Native peoples; Seeing the snow geese in Vermont

For Native people, Thanksgiving is not a day to rejoice. It's a day of mourning. We revisit our conversation with Kisha James, the granddaughter of one of the founders of the National Day of Mourning, which is honored every Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. And, we revisit Robin Young's trip to see the snow geese in Vermont with her now late uncle Lachlan Maclachlan Field — a Here & Now tradition.
25/11/2141m 46s

Chinese American authors dig up buried family stories; Traditional Turkmen cookbook

Here & Now's Scott Tong sat down with author Kat Chow to dive into the family histories and personal reflections that characterized their respective books, "A Village with My Name" and "Seeing Ghosts." And, chef and author Gyulshat Esenova describes how the desert climate of her native Turkmenistan shaped traditional Turkmen food, such as lamb cutlet. Here & Now's Lynn Menegon has the story.
25/11/2142m 47s

Developing flood-resistant rice; Movies to watch in your PJs this holiday

NASA researchers found that climate change may affect the production of rice as early as 2030. Among those trying to mitigate the losses is Pamela Ronald, who helped develop a new strain of rice that can survive weeks of flooding. She joins us. Film critic Ty Burr shares a list of film recommendations for films (and one TV show) that are available via streaming.
24/11/2141m 23s

New York Tenement Museum explores Black history; Race and kidney transplants

Last spring, the New York City's Tenement Museum added the Reclaiming Black Spaces walking tour, visiting important Lower East Side Black historical sites. Host Robin Young visited the museum to find out more. And, a single equation has been used for decades in the U.S. to determine whether you're eligible for a kidney transplant. Now, a task force has mandated the elimination of race as a variable. Sojourner Ahébée of WHYY's The Pulse reports.
24/11/2141m 4s

Bringing back the American chestnut; Alaska lacks tools to address eating disorders

Chestnuts were once a major food source in the U.S. for Native Americans and enslaved Black Americans. But a fungus killed off billions of American chestnut trees. Now, as Jacob Fenston of WAMU reports, there are efforts to revive trees and bring chestnuts back to the table. And, experts say the number of Americans with eating disorders has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Alaska does not have enough resources to help them. Claire Stremple of KTOO reports.
23/11/2141m 15s

How to be a whistleblower; Ask yourself these 5 questions before retiring early

In 2014, John Tye revealed that the National Security Agency was running a secret spying program targeting Americans. That experience inspired Tye to start a non-profit called Whistleblower Aid that counsels would-be whistleblowers on how to sound the alarm effectively and safely. He joins us to discuss. And, Washington Post financial columnist Michelle Singletary breaks down what you should consider if you are thinking about early retirement.
23/11/2142m 3s

COVID-19 and safe organ transplants; Ibram X Kendi on the Rittenhouse verdict

Can we safely transplant organs from former COVID-19 patients who recovered from the infection prior to donation? Dr. David Klassen joins us to explore that question. And, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all charges last week. Author and historian Ibram X Kendi talks about what the verdict means.
22/11/2140m 8s

Thanksgiving recipes and tips; Larry Bird and the '80's Celtics

With Thanksgiving on Thursday, resident chef Kathy Gunst talks turkey tips, annual traditions and a festive vegan dish that can take center stage on the holiday. And, Boston Globe reporter Dan Shaughnessy talks about his new book, "Wish It Lasted Forever: Life With The Larry Bird Celtics."
22/11/2142m 14s

Truck driving industry stares down worker shortage; 'Wheel of Time' series continues

We get the latest on the massive truck driver shortage from Tim Kernstein of the Phoenix Truck Driving Institute. And, the "Wheel of Time" series — a fantasy epic stretching across 14 books — is now an Amazon show. Here & Now's Alexander Tuerk brings us the story of the late author, Robert Jordan, and how the series continues to inspire.
19/11/2141m 57s

Documentary on revolutionary radio station WBCN; How to have a safe Thanksgiving

Boston radio station WBCN revolutionized rock radio in the late 1960s and 1970s. Host Robin Young speaks with filmmaker Bill Lichtenstein about "WBCN and the American Revolution." And, while the vaccine should make this year's Thanksgiving gatherings safer than last year, many are wondering if they should be taking extra precautions like getting the booster shot. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed helps us answer that question and more.
19/11/2141m 17s

Meet the new Komodo dragons at the San Antonio Zoo; Civility in American politics

The San Antonio Zoo has successfully hatched 10 Komodo dragons. With less than 1,400 adults left in the wild, the event is also a chance to raise awareness about international conservation efforts. Craig Pelke, director of ectotherms at the zoo, joins us. And, the House of Representatives voted to censure Rep. Paul Gosar for posting an animated video that depicting him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson talks about whether the recent references to violence in political discourse are anything new.
18/11/2141m 0s

Lunar eclipse graces night skies; 'Portraits of Valor'

Overnight, there is a near-total lunar eclipse that will be visible — weather permitting — across North America. It will be the longest lunar eclipse in almost 600 years, lasting for a few hours from start to finish. Sky & Telescope senior editor Kelly Beatty tells us all about it. And, before veteran Charles Waterhouse died, he painted portraits of more than 300 Marines who had received the Medal of Honor. His daughter Jane Waterhouse published those paintings in a book." She joins us.
18/11/2141m 45s

Nikole Hannah-Jones 'The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story'; Navigating Thanksgiving

Nikole Hannah-Jones has extended her work in the form of a new book. "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" expands versions of her original New York Times pieces through journalism, historical accounts, criticism and imaginative literature. And, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, Washington Post advice columnist Carolyn Hax shares tips on how to plan for tough holiday conversations on topics including politics, vaccines and more.
17/11/2142m 1s

Human rights abuses in renewable energy; Investing in the Colorado River Basin

Human rights abuses are just as common in renewable energy as they are in the fossil fuel sector, according to a new report by the Business and Human Rights Resource Center. Program manager Jessie Cato tells us more. And, KUNC Colorado River Basin reporter Alex Hager discusses how an estimated $8.3 billion dollars in federal infrastructure money earmarked for Western water infrastructure might be spent.
17/11/2141m 9s

NBA great Dwyane Wade on his new photographic memoir; Ohio attorney general sues Meta

Former Miami Heat basketball great Dwyane Wade joins us about his new book "Dwyane," which pairs photos of his life and career with thoughts and memories of those moments. And, on Monday, Ohio's attorney general announced a lawsuit against the company formerly known as Facebook, claiming Meta intentionally misled the public about the negative impact of its products on children. Roben Farzad, host of Public Radio's "Full Disclosure," has the details.
16/11/2140m 47s

How a cotton sack binds generations of Black women; School nurse shortage

Historian Tiya Miles, author of "All That She Carried," tells the story of a cotton bag that Rose, an enslaved woman, gave to her daughter, Ashley, who was sold and separated from her mother. Miles joins us. And, there has been a shortage of school nurses for years. And with COVID-19, this school year has been especially hard. We talk with Susan Morgan, a school nurse in Emmett, Idaho.
16/11/2142m 23s

'Black Food' gives a taste of the African Diaspora; Remembering NPR's Petra Mayer

We talk with Bryant Terry, editor and curator of the new book "Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora." And, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer died unexpectedly on Saturday. Producer Emiko Tamagawa, who worked with Mayer on Here & Now segments, has a remembrance.
15/11/2142m 23s

Gophers glow under UV lights; What to expect during Thanksgiving travel

Researchers have found that pocket gophers glow under UV lights. As WABE's Molly Samuel reports, scientists have some theories but they don't really know why. And, Thanksgiving this year could see the return of many Americans traveling to be with their families after being apart during the pandemic. But are airlines geared up for the surge in demand during this period? Transportation analyst Seth Kaplan explains.
15/11/2140m 47s

Bridging faith and climate change science; Scottie Pippen's new memoir 'Unguarded'

How can we reconcile faith and science — the spiritual and hard evidence — in the fight against climate change? We speak with Katharine Hayhoe, chief scientist for the Nature Conservancy and a devout Christian. And, we talk to Hall of Fame basketball player Scottie Pippen about his new memoir, "Unguarded."
12/11/2141m 49s

Flood control lessons from the Dutch; Frequency of wildfires in Alaska

Like many parts of the world, the Netherlands experienced heavy rainfall this year. But unlike its neighboring countries, it averted disastrous floods. Henk Ovink, the Netherlands' first special envoy for international water affairs, joins us to discuss what lessons we can learn. And, there's evidence that the frequency and intensity of burning in Alaska have increased in recent decades — and that has scientists worried. As Daniel Grossman reports.
12/11/2142m 3s

History behind the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier; Native Americans and climate change

The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery is 100 years old on Thursday. Author Patrick O'Donnell tells the story of how that first soldier was selected and interred there. And, a new study shows how forced relocation of Native Americans in the U.S. has moved them to lands more susceptible to climate change. Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians, discusses the climate crisis facing Indigenous peoples.
11/11/2141m 26s

Cutting methane emissions helps one Pa. farm; Former marine on Afghanistan legacy

Pennsylvania dairy farmer Brett Reinford discusses how methane digesters he installed on his family farm 13 years ago have been cutting down on environmentally harmful methane gas — and also generating revenue for the farm. And, many of those who served in Afghanistan are wrestling with the legacy on Veterans Day this year since the Taliban are in power once again. Former Marine Travis Horr joins us.
11/11/2142m 8s

Tips for making friends as adults; Take a bite out of these apple recipes

Making new friends can be an impossibly hard thing to do as an adult. Psychologist Marisa G. Franco says that's because as you get older, making friends no longer happens organically. She joins us to lend some friendly advice. And, it's apple season in some parts of the country. Resident chef Kathy Gunst joins us to share some new recipes using apples.
10/11/2142m 11s

Kenneth Branagh mines childhood memories in 'Belfast'; Hand signal saves missing teen

Sir Kenneth Branagh joins us to discuss his new film "Belfast," which he directed and wrote. The movie is loosely based on his childhood in Northern Ireland during the late '60s. And, a hand signal popularized on TikTok is credited with saving a North Carolina teenager who'd been reported missing by her parents. Andrea Gunraj of the Canadian Women's Foundation, the group that pioneered the gesture, explains its origins.
10/11/2142m 22s

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp pivots on climate change; Louise Erdrich's 'The Sentence'

Rupert Murdoch's company News Corp has recently rolled out an editorial campaign in tabloids in Australia playing up the need to cut global warming emissions by 2050. The coverage is a sharp turn for the Murdoch outlets, which for years have been peddlers of climate denial. Researcher Gabi Mocatta joins us. And, author Louise Erdrich talks about her new novel "The Sentence." The book is about a haunting at a Native American bookstore in Minneapolis in 2020.
09/11/2142m 28s

'The Last Winter' looks at changing climate; Colorblindness and fall foliage

Journalist Porter Fox talks about his new book, "The Last Winter: The Scientists, Adventurers, Journeymen, and Mavericks Trying to Save the World." The book documents retreating snow and ice around the planet. And, viewfinders at parks in Tennessee allow people with colorblindness to see the many hues of fall. Blake Farmer of WPLN reports.
09/11/2141m 24s
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