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Zelenskyy reaches out to the U.S. for more aid to help end Russia's invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that additional foreign aid is necessary to beat back Russia's ambitions to expand across Europe.
22/09/23·11m 17s

As the U.S. mulls more aid to Ukraine, Zelenskyy says 'we have the same values'

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in New York for the U.N. General Assembly. He spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep about why U.S. aid to Ukraine remains so important.
20/09/23·3m 48s

A federal agency wants to give safety tips to young adults. So it's dropping an album

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's album addresses the most common hazards among those 13-24, through a variety of genres. It's called We're Safety Now Haven't We, and you'll want to hear it.
20/09/23·2m 50s

GOP gets a warning on how to talk about abortion from Donald Trump

The Republican Party is facing criticism for its messaging around abortion from an unlikely source: former President Donald Trump.
19/09/23·3m 44s

People who adopt healthy habits can reduce risk of depressive episodes, studies say

New science adds to the evidence that having a sense of purpose and a hobby can help boost your spirits — even for people who are prone to depression.
18/09/23·4m 15s

California's lawsuit says oil giants downplayed climate change. Here's what to know

California accuses oil companies of misleading the public on the dangers of fossil fuels for decades. The state demands they help fund recovery efforts after climate change-fueled disasters.
16/09/23·4m 12s

A day at an annual event in rural California: the gay rodeo

Every summer, a different sort of rodeo takes place in the California town of Duncan Mills: a gay rodeo. We pay a visit.
16/09/23·3m 47s

A historic strike against the Big 3 automakers got underway at midnight

Members of the United Auto Workers kicked off targeted strikes after talks with the automakers failed to result in a new contract. This is the first time the UAW is striking the Big 3 at one time.
15/09/23·3m 30s

The immigrant population in the U.S. is climbing again, setting a record last year

Census Bureau data show the number of foreign-born people rose by nearly a million in 2022 after years of little growth. Experts say the increase coincides with a gradual reboot of legal immigration.
14/09/23·3m 18s

Opioids are killing more Black men — largely due to the spread of fentanyl

Birmingham, Ala., is seeing a high rate of overdose deaths and addiction among Black men. Officials blame fentanyl and a lack of addiction treatment.
13/09/23·4m 5s

Memphis Police pressured to change culture after high-profile killings and beatings

After the beating death of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers in January and other abuses that have come to light, the police department is under mounting pressure to change its culture.
12/09/23·7m 47s

The Food and Drug Administration is poised to approve new COVID boosters

The latest shots could bolster immunity as a new COVID-19 wave rises, and the season for peak respiratory illnesses approaches.
11/09/23·3m 30s

Air pollution could be making antibiotic resistance worse

New data suggest a connection between antibiotic resistance and particulate pollution the air we breathe.
10/09/23·4m 7s

13 former presidents of the U.S. have issued a joint statement in support of democracy

NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Kramer of the George W. Bush Institute about an unprecedented statement in support of American democracy issued by the foundations of many former U.S. presidents.
09/09/23·4m 41s

How this summer's extreme heat waves are connected to flooding, hurricanes

We take a look at the role climate change might be playing in the unexpected extreme weather around the globe, including the cyclones in Brazil during the southern winter.
08/09/23·3m 25s
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