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Here & Now Anytime

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The news you need to know today — and the stories that will stick with you tomorrow. Plus, special series and behind-the-scenes extras from Here & Now hosts Robin Young, Scott Tong and Deepa Fernandes with help from Producer Chris Bentley and the team at NPR and WBUR.

Episodes

Trump assassination attempt: Media coverage, place in history

Federal Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday dismissed the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump. NPR Greg Allen joins us to talk about why. And, former President Trump survived an assassination attempt over the weekend. Presidential historian Tim Naftali and NPR's David Folkenflik join us to talk about this moment in history and how the media is covering the shooting. Then, in "Get Met Through the Next Five Minutes: Odes to Being Alive," author James Parker writes odes to everyday life. He joins us to talk about how to find joy in the mundane.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/07/2436m 18s

What makes the perfect potato chip?

After the first presidential debate, newspaper editorial boards across the U.S. called for Biden to end his campaign. The Philadelphia Inquirer instead called on Trump to leave the race. And, a number of Supreme Court decisions significantly weakened the authority of federal agencies. Slate's Mark Joseph Stern explains the far-reaching effects of these rulings. Then, what makes the ideal potato chip? WBUR staffers tried a variety and voted on their favorite ones. Here & Now's resident chef Kathy Gunst breaks down the top picks.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/07/2425m 11s

Crisis pregnancy centers in TX, 'sister senators' unite over abortion in SC

A new investigation from ProPublica and CBS News found that contractors for crisis pregnancy centers are wasting millions of dollars of taxpayer money. ProPublica's Cassandra Jaramillo joins us. And, Republican state Sen. Katrina Shealy and Democrat state Sen. Margie Bright Matthews bonded over abortion rights despite party differences. They join us to discuss. Then, Dara Torres is among the most decorated female Olympians in American history. She discusses her long Olympic career and looks ahead to the Paris Games.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/07/2430m 43s

NATO at 75: The alliance's second-in-command on war in Ukraine

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană joins us to discuss the alliance's 75th anniversary and its support for Ukraine. And, the Gaza Health Ministry says an Israeli airstrike killed more than 25 people in southern Gaza as ceasefire talks are expected to resume. NPR correspondent Aya Batrawy joins us. Then, musician Arlo Guthrie turns 77 on Wednesday. We share a recent conversation we had with him about his life, work and legacy.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/07/2430m 41s

The rise of Christian nationalism

The United Nations Security Council meets Tuesday to discuss Russia's deadly missile strike on a children's hospital in Kyiv. Financial Times correspondent Christopher Miller joins us from Ukraine. And, following the first presidential debate, media coverage has largely focused on President Biden's age and competency. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik explores whether it has been fair. Then, with some states now requiring bible instruction in public schools, Tim Alberta — staff writer at The Atlantic — talks about the rise of Christian nationalism in the U.S.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/07/2425m 22s

Audiobooks to bring along on your summer travels

President Biden sent congressional Democrats a letter Monday reiterating he is in the 2024 presidential race to the end. NPR's Ximena Bustillo joins us for the latest. And, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has been receiving threats since the beginning of her state's lawsuit to remove former President Donald Trump from its ballot. She talks about threats to election workers and other secretaries of state. Then, a left-wing coalition won the most seats in this weekend's parliamentary elections in France, but there's still the prospect of a hung parliament. The Sunday Times' Peter Conradi joins us for more on the election and what's to come. Plus, Traci Thomas of "The Stacks" podcast joins us with some audiobook recommendations perfect for this summer.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/07/2424m 47s

Best eats of summer 2024: Salads, Indian-Caribbean fusion

Lord Maynard Llera of the restaurant Kuya Lord has been crowned this year's James Beard Award winner for Best Chef in California. He joins us to talk about the achievement. And, Here & Now's resident chef Kathy Gunst shares recipes to help you spruce up classic summer salads. Then, in his new cookbook "Mad Love," chef Devan Rajkumar shares dishes that merge his roots in Guyana, South America and the Caribbean.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/07/2425m 20s

Red, white and purple: 40 years of Prince's 'Purple Rain'

Author Boyce Upholt's new book "The Great River" tells the story of the river, the Indigenous people who lived alongside the Mississippi and the white settlers who came along to claim it. Then, Here & Now's Scott Tong takes a trip to a Delaware Beach to see horseshoe crabs mating. The undignified process takes on a new resonance amid considerable concern about a decline in population, as the crabs are harvested for their blood and as bait. And, Minneapolis music writer Andrea Swensson talks about her book commemorating the 40th anniversary of Prince's "Purple Rain" album, which regularly ranks as one of the greatest albums of all time.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/07/2432m 43s

The trouble with air conditioning as the planet gets hotter

Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity, history professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins us to break down how that decision could lead to authoritarianism. And, air conditioning can be a matter of life and death. But some people in the U.S. are turning it off to limit their environmental impact. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports. Then, breaking, known to many as breakdancing, will make its Olympic debut in Paris. Longtime b-boy and breaking competition judge Donnie "Crumbs" Counts joins us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/07/2431m 47s

Civil Rights Act turns 60: Activist Elaine Lee Turner reflects

The Caribbean nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is assessing the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Beryl. Ernesto Cooke of the St. Vincent Times shares a first-hand account of the storm. Then, President Biden is forcefully criticizing the Supreme Court's ruling that gives former presidents broad immunity from prosecution for official acts. Andrew Desiderio of Punchbowl News tells us more. And, how might that decision alter the balance of power in the U.S.? Former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade weighs in. Plus, Elaine Lee Turner and her sisters were called "the most arrested family in the Civil Rights movement." She joins us to reflect on the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/07/2428m 23s

Supreme Court rules Trump has some immunity from prosecution

As the Supreme Court's term comes to an end, law professors Kim Wehle and Louis Virelli join us to break down the recent court decisions. And, professor Caroline Le Pennec explains her research that shows presidential debates have little effect on voters' decisions. Then, New York City is planning to announce a ban on cell phones in the city's public schools. Chalkbeat New York's Amy Zimmer joins us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/07/2427m 38s

The hottest games of the summer

The Supreme Court issued several major decisions Friday on homelessness, government agency power and the Jan. 6 attack. The New York Times Magazine's Emily Bazelon and Slate's Mark Joseph Stern tell us more. Then, we discuss the political fallout from the first 2024 presidential debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. We're joined by NPR's Ron Elving, USA Today's Francesca Chambers and Chad Pergram of Fox News. And, Here & Now's James Perkins Mastromarino discusses June's gaming news, including the hotly anticipated add-on to Elden Ring.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/06/2434m 35s

3 big Supreme Court decisions on abortion, pollution, opioids

The Supreme Court released a decision temporarily allowing abortions for medical emergencies in Idaho. The Court also blocked a multibillion-dollar settlement with Purdue Pharma and put an EPA smog rule on hold. Rewire News Group's Imani Gandy, Columbia Law School's Camille Pannu and NPR's Brian Mann join us. And, Here & Now's Chris Bentley and Peter O'Dowd spent a night staying in an Earthship in Taos, New Mexico. They unpack the stay and the other forms of sustainable living they learned about.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/06/2428m 20s

What it takes to live off the grid

The Supreme Court rejected a Republican-led effort to restrict the government's ability to communicate with social media companies to combat what it considers misinformation. Slate's Mark Joseph Stern tells us more. Then, in the early days of the pandemic, journalist Eric Mack took his home in Taos, New Mexico, completely off the grid. Mack talks about the personal costs and broader environmental benefits. And, Indigenous teens led a battle for climate justice in Hawaii — and won. Two of the plaintiffs join us alongside Grist's Anita Hofschneider.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/06/2422m 22s

Turning to the past for the sustainable homes of the future

Extreme heat has caused major disruptions in transit services across the Northeast, from warped train tracks to mechanical malfunctions. Roben Farzad, host of Public Radio's "Full Disclosure" explains why climate change is wrecking your commute. And, many people moved to Taos, New Mexico in the 1970s to break free from modern architectural conventions. Today, that tradition continues, with architects and builders pioneering the latest green building trends. Here & Now's Chris Bentley reports. Then, in "The Connection Cure," author Julia Hotz tells stories of doctors who prescribe referrals for activities such as biking, museum visits and volunteering as a way to improve physical and mental health.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/06/2429m 33s

Live in an Earthship, an off-grid refuge made from beer cans and tires

In Taos, New Mexico, architect Michael Reynolds's off-grid Earthships recycle rainwater and produce their own electricity. But critics argue the homes may not be as sustainable as promised. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd visited the community. Then, the Boeing Starliner remains docked at the International Space Station after another delay to returning home. LIVE Science's Ben Turner tells us more. And, family child care offered in a provider's home is a vital choice for working parents, but it's declining. Some states, including Massachusetts, are now reversing the trend. Here & Now's Ashley Locke reports.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/06/2425m 17s

For Black Music Month, Tiny Desk spotlights women artists

Lake Street Dive is releasing their eighth record, "Good Together." Two of the band's founding members, singer Rachael Price and drummer Mike Calabrese, join us. And, every year, NPR's Tiny Desk holds a month of performances by Black musicians. This year, the series focuses on Black female artists. Bobby Carter, host and series producer of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, talks about it. Then, a new "Legend of Zelda" game due out in September will put the titular Princess Zelda front and center as the game's main character. It's a first for the series, and Polygon Deputy Games editor Maddy Myers explains the significance.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/06/2428m 0s

A star is born: Scientists predict explosion will spawn new celestial body

As the Supreme Court prepares to wrap up its current term in the next week, it still has to issue a series of big decisions, including on presidential immunity. Slate's Mark Joseph Stern breaks down the cases. Then, a nonprofit digital news site faces a defamation lawsuit by a former Mississippi governor over a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation. Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief Adam Ganucheau discusses what's at stake for national news gathering. And, astronomers predict that a new star will appear in the constellation Corona Borealis in the next few months. Astronomer David Wilson tells us what to watch for in the night sky.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/06/2420m 12s

Celebrate Juneteenth with recipes and meditations on freedom

What drives Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Israel Public Broadcasting's Nathan Guttman explains what makes Israel's longest-serving and most conservative prime minister tick. And, Willie Mays died at the age of 93. He's considered to be the greatest all-around baseball player ever. KQED's Brian Watt reports on his legacy. Then, Juneteenth is the newest national holiday in the U.S. Chef and author Klancy Miller joins us with some recipes and reflections on what freedom means.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/06/2428m 47s

How jazz icon Duke Ellington helped change America

President Biden is announcing a new plan that protects undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens from deportation. NPR's Sergio Martínez-Beltrán tells us more. Then, Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, is a central figure in the war and in peace talks. We explore his motivations with the New York Times' Julian E. Barnes. For additional coverage of the Middle East, go to npr.org/mideast. And, this year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of bandleader, composer and pianist Duke Ellington. We remember the man and his music with his granddaughter Mercedes Ellington and biographer Larry Tye.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/06/2429m 40s

How Black male voters could influence the 2024 election

Israel's military announced a daytime pause in fighting along a humanitarian aid corridor in southern Gaza. Fighting will continue in the Rafah area in southern Gaza. NPR international correspondent Daniel Estrin joins us. And, the 2024 election is expected to come down to a small margin between President Biden and former President Donald Trump. How could Black voters influence the outcome? Democrat advisor Basil Smikle Jr. and long-time Republican operative Shermichael Singleton join us. Then, "The Outsiders" won Best Musical at the 77th annual Tony Awards on Sunday and NPR contributor Jeff Lunden breaks down who took home wins.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/06/2427m 4s

How Joni Mitchell changed popular music

The Supreme Court on Friday struck down the federal ban on gun add-ons known as bump stocks. The Trace reporter Chip Brownlee tells us what the decision means. Then, the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas is known as the "last stand" for a grassland that once covered vast swaths of North America. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd visited the preserve. And, singer Joni Mitchell has reinvented herself throughout her career. NPR music critic Ann Powers' new biography "Traveling" follows Mitchell's wanderings and delves deep into the influences that paved her longer-than-60-year journey.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/06/2427m 54s

Dine like a Dane on Copenhagen-inspired eats

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the Food and Drug Administration's rules for prescribing and dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone, preserving access to it. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick joins us. And, Chiquita Brands International must pay more than $38 million to the families of eight men killed during Colombia's civil war. Lawyer Marco Simons of Earth Rights International joins us. Then, our resident chef Kathy Gunst lays out some recipes for smørrebrød, or open-faced sandwiches from Denmark.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/06/2422m 26s

How online pirates transformed the music industry

Latinos will be a driving force in the upcoming election, but they don't vote in lockstep. GOP consultant Mike Madrid and Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha talk about the priorities of Latino voters in 2024. Then, the FDA rejected MDMA as a treatment for PTSD. STAT's Olivia Goldhill joins us. And, the music industry hit its peak in 1999, making $39 billion in global profits. After that, everything changed when people began sharing copyrighted music online for free. Alexandria Stapleton, director of the new "How Music Got Free" documentary, tells us more.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/06/2433m 2s

Hunter Biden convicted on all felony gun charges

NPR's Ryan Lucas explains the outcome of Hunter Biden's felony gun trial in Delaware. And, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is calling on Hamas to accept the ceasefire plan that the United Nations Security Council has approved. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he supports it. International correspondent for The Independent Borzou Daragahi joins us. Then, the new book "Roctogenarians: Late in Life Debuts, Comebacks, and Triumphs" spotlights people who found success later in life. CBS Sunday correspondent and author Mo Rocca and author talks about it.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/06/2424m 6s

Diddy's downfall: 'Vibe Check' weighs in

The far-right made gains in European Union parliamentary elections this past weekend. The Washington Post's Emily Rauhala analyzes what the results mean. Then, the Supreme Court still has more than a dozen major cases outstanding with less than three weeks before its typical July 1 deadline for announcing decisions. Law professor Stephen Vladeck explains why the court is saving the biggest opinions until the end. And, the empire that hip-hop mogul Diddy, or Sean Combs, has built since the 1990s is crumbling. "Vibe Check" hosts Sam Sanders, Zach Stafford and Saeed Jones, talk about the allegations surrounding Combs.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/06/2423m 54s

Former 'Apprentice' producer Bill Pruitt tells all on Trump

For 20 years, a TV producer couldn't say what he saw former President Donald Trump do on the set of The Apprentice. Now, he's talking. Bill Pruitt joins us. Then, Samia Halaby is a Palestinian American painter, sculptor and activist who's been an outspoken critic of Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza. We visit her Manhattan studio. And, every year, one song dominates the charts and perfectly encapsulates the vibes of the summer. Kelsey Weekman of Yahoo News talks about this year's top contenders.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/06/2434m 49s

The legacy of D-Day, 80 years later

Longtime asylum officer Michael Knowles talks about the challenges agents are facing in the days after President Biden signed an order to largely shut down asylum processing if the number of border crossings gets too high.Then, after six years and nearly $1 billion, Detroit's historic Michigan Central Station is reopening as an innovation hub, anchored by Ford. WDET's Quinn Klinefelter tells us about what the renovation means Detroit.And, 80 years ago Thursday, allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, breaking through the German army's defensive lines. Historian Garrett Graff talks about what happened on D-Day and how it's being remembered.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/06/2422m 15s

Cookbook adapts Indian recipes for American palates and pantries

It's been two years since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. New York Times correspondents Lisa Lerer and Elizabeth Dias join us to talk about their investigation looking into the past decade leading up to the Dobbs decision. And, nearly one in three Americans is working and falls above the poverty line, but still struggles to make ends meet. One group has dubbed this population ALICE, or Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. National director of United for ALICE Stephanie Hoopes and working single mother Jessica Fernandez join us. Then, food writer Khushbu Shah joins us to talk about her new cookbook "Amrikan: 125 Recipes from the Indian American Diaspora." The recipes incorporate American ingredients into Indian recipes and Indian spices into traditional American dishes.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/06/2430m 37s

Uncovering one town's history of slavery

President Biden issued an executive order on Tuesday aimed at restricting asylum at the U.S. southern border with Mexico. Clea McCaa, the mayor of Sierra Vista, Arizona, weighs in. Then, initial results suggest India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be elected to a third term. Journalist Aakash Hassan talks about what the results mean. And, what happened when a museum in tiny Brownsburg, Virginia worked with descendants to uncover slavery in the town's history? Here & Now's Robin Young reports.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/06/2425m 57s

What the federal government is doing to feed kids during the summer

After being found guilty of 34 felony counts, former President Donald Trump is falsely calling the trial rigged. Donald Ayer, a former deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, explains the impact Trump's rhetoric could have on the judicial system. And, Claudia Sheinbaum is Mexico's president-elect. Journalist Jared Olson joins us to talk about the history-making election. Then, Nebraska is one of just a handful of Republican-led states to participate in a new federal program to help parents keep their kids fed during the summer months. Community organizer for Nebraska Appleseed Megan Hamann joins us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/06/2421m 4s

Grill up seafood, vegetables and fruit at this year's summer barbecues

A jury found former President Donald Trump guilty on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to conceal another crime. Attorney Matthew Galluzzo and Washington Post reporter Sarah Ellison weigh in on the verdict. Then, Here & Now's James Perkins Mastromarino reviews some new video games released in May, from Nintendo's "Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door" to indie releases "Animal Well" and "Hades 2." And, resident chef Kathy Gunst shares three new recipes to kick off grilling season.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
31/05/2430m 25s

Why retired lab chimps are living out their final days in cages

Major League Baseball has officially added the stats of Negro League players to its records. One of the players is Norman "Turkey" Stearnes. His granddaughter Vanessa Ivy Rose explains what it means to her family. And, Ukrainian border guard Roman Hrybov told a Russian warship, "Go f*** yourself," and it became a heroic moment in Ukraine. Hrybov talks about that moment and his time as a Russian prisoner of war after he refused to surrender. Then, a federal judge ruled in 2022 that the National Institutes of Health had to move retired lab chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Louisiana. But the agency says it has no plans to do so. Chimp Haven sanctuary president and CEO Rana Smith joins us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/05/2421m 41s

'Freeway fighters' want to reclaim cities for people

Polls show many Americans feel pessimistic about the economy. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers joins us to discuss why. Then, the documentary "The League" goes back to the 1890s to tell the story of Black Americans playing baseball. Director Sam Pollard tells us more. And, a new generation of "freeway fighters" wants to reclaim land occupied by urban highways for transit and walkable neighborhoods. Megan Kimble talks about her book "City Limits: Infrastructure, Inequality, and the Future of America's Highways."Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/05/2431m 55s

Extreme heat will strain power grids in Western U.S.

Academic workers at the University of California's Los Angeles and Davis campuses are on strike in protest of the school's response to pro-Palestinian demonstrations. The New York Times' Shawn Hubler joins us. And, riots broke out this month in the French territory of New Caledonia. Professor of peace and conflict studies Nicole George and Doriane Nonmoira, a member of an Indigenous group in New Caledonia, join us to explain. Then, research shows that longer and stronger heat waves by mid-century are predicted to compromise the power grid in the western U.S. Professor and power grid expert Michael Webber explains.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/05/2428m 0s

Andrew Bird's 'Sunday Morning Put-On' revisits a golden age of jazz

Gold Star father Chris Board talks about his son Cody and how he remembers him. Cody was in the Army and died in 2010 in Afghanistan. Then, Saturday marked four years since the police murder of George Floyd. Host Jane Clayson looks at what has happened since. And, Andrew Bird's new album is his take on nine jazz standards from a bygone era of jazz. He talks about the album.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/05/2434m 47s

The impact of AI

The International Court of Justice ordered Israel to stop its attacks in Rafah. Professor John Quigley joins us. Then, ABC's Rick Klein and NPR's Ron Elving discuss the week in politics, including concerns about Justice Samuel Alito's homes as the Supreme Court rules on whether former President Donald Trump has immunity from prosecution. And, we hear from longtime tech journalist Kara Swisher about the latest news on artificial intelligence, including the spate of recent developments with generative AI.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/05/2431m 32s

Trauma specialist offers tips for recovery

The Supreme Court upheld a map drawn by South Carolina legislature that challengers said was a racial gerrymander. Law professor Spencer Overton joins us. And, though it's often difficult to prosecute those who harass or threaten election officials, a few people have been sentenced for targeting the same election official in Arizona. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer joins us. Then, trauma specialist Karesten Koenen joins us to offer tips on how people who have experienced trauma and violence can overcome it.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/05/2429m 1s

Elmo wants to know how you're feeling this Mental Health Awareness Month

A new Florida law will delete most references to climate change from state policy come July. Grist's Jake Bittle tells us more. Cancer 'super tests' screen for more than 50 cancers with a single finger prick. But are they saving lives? Dr. Benjamin Mazer talks about the Galleri test. Then, for Mental Health Awareness Month, Sesame Workshop released new emotional well-being resources for parents and kids. Elmo and Sesame Workshop's Kama Einhorn join us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/05/2425m 46s

How drought put the Panama Canal in troubled water

A lack of rain in the Panama Canal has snarled cargo ships traveling through the crucial global shipping route and set off water concerns in Panama. Here & Now's Scott Tong reports. And, AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is the most prominent pro-Israel lobbying group in U.S. politics. Politico's Nicholas Wu explains where the group is spending its money this election season. Then, anthropologist Jason De León spent seven years embedded with a group of smugglers moving migrants across Mexico. He joins us to talk about his new book "Soldiers and Kings," which tells their stories.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/05/2432m 56s

What we can learn from 'American Divas'

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, among others. The Washington Post's Louisa Loveluck joins us. As 17 American doctors evacuated Gaza late last week, three stayed behind. We talk with one of them, Dr. Jomana Al-Hinti, about her decision to stay.And, a new HPV test where patients can self-collect samples is designed to make screenings for cervical cancer more accessible and prevent it early. OB/GYN Dr. Jessica Shepherd joins us.Then, in her new book "American Diva: Extraordinary, Unruly, Fabulous," author Deborah Paredez tells stories of great divas, including Tina Turner and Venus and Serena Williams. Paredez joins us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/05/2430m 40s

How one school has changed, 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education

Tuesday marked 76 years since Israel's creation. Aaron David Miller, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, explores Israel's history and how the the day was observed amid the ongoing war in Gaza. At the same time, Palestinians across the world commemorated Al Nakba, which directly translates to "The Catastrophe." Brown University's Beshara Doumani joins us. And, West Charlotte High School was seen as a model for how schools could integrate in the 1970s. But in the 1990s, a federal judge ruled that bussing was no longer needed. Ella Dennis, historian for the school's Alumni Association, Rev. Joe B. Martin, and student government president Malachi Thompson join us. Then, 20 years ago, David Wilson and Rob Compton were one of the first same-sex couples to be married in the U.S. They join us to reflect on the anniversary.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/05/2435m 25s

Birds are migrating north. Here's how you can help them

The Supreme Court ruled that a map that draws a second majority-Black congressional district in Louisiana can be used in this year's elections. Law professor Spencer Overton explains its impact. And, patients in Gaza with conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson's and cerebral palsy are uniquely challenged by the ongoing violence. Dr. Jomana Al-Hinti talks about the need for neurologists in Gaza. Then, the Department of Health and Human Services has barred disability discrimination in health care. Disability Scoop's Michelle Diament breaks down the new rule and how it relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Finally, this week is peak time for bird migration in the northern part of the U.S. But lights and windows can make their journey tougher. Scientist Andrew Farnsworth explains how people can help.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/05/2427m 47s

How AI is changing the music industry

Republicans in Nevada are suing the state over election rules. Journalist Jon Ralston tells us more. Then, the Biden administration is moving forward with a $1 billion arms transfer to Israel after holding up a shipment of 2,000-pound bombs last week. The Washington Post's John Hudson joins us. Plus, AI is changing the music industry. Berklee College of Music professor Ben Camp explains how.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/05/2426m 42s

The WNBA's big moment

The Biden administration is boosting tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles to 100%. InsideEV's Kevin Williams joins us. Then, American doctors are stuck in Gaza after the Rafah border closed ahead of an impending invasion from Israel. Dr. Majdi Hamarshi of the Palestinian American Medical Association talks about efforts to bring them home. And, the WNBA's regular season tips off Tuesday night. Connecticut Sun President Jen Rizzotti talks about the recent success of the league and how her team is preparing to face all-star Caitlin Clark.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/05/2421m 18s

'Never Enough': How toxic achievement culture does damage

With the Rafah border closed as the region faces an impending invasion from Israeli forces, hospitals in Gaza are struggling to function with the limited supplies they have left. We hear from Dr. Mahmoud Sabha in Gaza and John Ramming Chappell, a fellow at the Center for Civilians in Conflict, who talks about a new State Department report on Israel's conduct in the war. Then, Florida is on the verge of banning balloon releases. We talk with Jon Paul "J.P." Brooker of the Ocean Conservancy about how the ban could reduce plastic pollution. And, author Jennifer Wallace explores the dangers of what she calls "toxic achievement culture" in her new book, "Never Enough." She joins us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/05/2431m 23s

Early childhood: Preschool inequality, child care wages and emotional health

The inequality gap is getting worse between the children who have access to preschool and those who don't, a new study finds. Researcher Allison Friedman-Krauss talks about the report. Then, many early educators struggle to get by on low wages. Here & Now's Ashley Locke reports on a new program that aims to help. And, psychotherapist Martha Heineman Pieper explains why she advocates for preschools to take a different approach to supporting young children'sLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/05/2426m 15s

How Steve Albini changed music

Bird flu has recently sickened dairy cows in several states. Epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo says more widespread testing is needed to ensure that H5N1 does not spread more easily among humans. And, remembering legendary rock music producer Steve Albini. NPR's Neda Ulaby reflects on Albini's legacy. Then, Diana Winston, director of mindfulness at UCLA Mindful, joins us to discuss meditation and how it can help ease stress and anxiety.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/05/2432m 28s

How a 'Klansman's Son' became anti-racist

The Israeli military entered Rafah on Tuesday, and the U.S. paused weapons shipments to Israel citing concern over the invasion. The Global Empowerment Mission's Emily Fullmer and the Washington Post's John Hudson join us. And, Palestinian American comedian Atheer Yacoub uses humor to tell the story of her life as a Muslim woman, but she doesn't delve into the ongoing war in Gaza. Then, as the child of a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, J. Derek Black grew up promoting white nationalism but now works as an anti-racist. They discuss their new memoir "The Klansman's Son: My Journey from White Nationalism to Anti-Racism."Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/05/2436m 4s

Is there such a thing as biological age?

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels testified on Tuesday at former President Trump's hush money trial. NPR's Ximena Bustillo shares the latest. Then, Alzheimer's researcher Yudong Huang talks about newly published research that indicates that one in six cases of Alzheimer's may be inherited through the gene APOE4. And, the wellness industry is booming with products that purport to measure one's biological age. But scientists can't even agree on what it is. STAT's Angus Chen tells us more.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/05/2421m 31s
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