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Pandemic Inflection Point: Drop In Cases Stalls, States Loosen Public Health Measures
Thursday 04 March 2021
: In the U.S., the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is improving every day, but hundreds of millions of people are still vulnerable. And now, with...
Stacey Abrams On The Continuing Fight For Voter Access
Wednesday 03 March 2021
: The Supreme Court heard arguments this week about voting laws in Arizona that would make ballot access harder for people living in rural...
The Growing Threat Of Disinformation And How To 'Deprogram' People Who Believe It
Tuesday 02 March 2021
: Disinformation isn't new. But in the last decade, the growth of social media has made it easier than ever to spread. That coincided with the...
Post-Trump, New U.S. Intel Chief Seeks To Rebuild Trust — And Fight Domestic Terror
Monday 01 March 2021
: Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines has taken over after a turbulent time. Former President Donald Trump was frequently at odds...
BONUS: The Man Behind the March on Washington
Sunday 28 February 2021
: Bayard Rustin, the man behind the March on Washington, was one of the most consequential architects of the civil rights movement you may...
America's Next Generation Of Legal Marijuana: New State Laws Focus On Racial Equity
Friday 26 February 2021
: It's been almost a decade since Washington and Colorado became the first states in America to legalize recreational marijuana. Now a new...
The Challenge To Stop The Next Outbreak Of Homegrown, Extremist Violence In The U.S.
Thursday 25 February 2021
: Just because the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is done, it doesn't mean the story of what happened on Jan. 6 at...
America's Energy Future: How Gas Companies Are Fighting To Block Climate Rules
Wednesday 24 February 2021
: Natural gas utilities face a bleak future in a world increasingly concerned about climate change. An NPR investigation shows how they work...
Optimism About Case Rates, Vaccines, And Future Of The Pandemic
Tuesday 23 February 2021
: After more than 500,000 deaths and nearly a full year, experts say there are a growing number of reasons to be optimistic about the...
Update On A Movement: How 'Defunding Police' Is Playing Out In Austin, Texas
Monday 22 February 2021
: Last summer, the city of Austin, Texas, slashed the budget for its police department. More recently, the city council voted on a new way to...
BONUS: Why 500,000 COVID-19 Deaths May Not Feel Any Different
Sunday 21 February 2021
: Why is it so hard to feel the difference between 400,000 and 500,000 COVID-19 deaths — and how might that impact our decision making...
Memorializing The Deaths Of More Than 500,000 Americans Lost To COVID-19
Friday 19 February 2021
: The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is on track to pass a number next week that once seemed unthinkable: Half a million people in this country...
Texas Is Defined By Energy. How Did The State's Power Grid Fail So Massively?
Thursday 18 February 2021
: Millions of people in Texas have gone three or more days without power, water or both. Texas has had winter weather before, so what went so...
Impeachment Fallout At Home And Abroad: GOP Fractured, America 'Tarnished'
Wednesday 17 February 2021
: After the Senate vote failed to convict former President Donald Trump, a clearer picture of the political consequences is emerging — both...
The Intensifying Race Between Coronavirus Variants And Vaccines
Tuesday 16 February 2021
: There's evidence of at least seven U.S. variants of the coronavirus, while another that emerged from the U.K. is poised to become the...
Asylum-Seekers Are Being Unlawfully Shut Out During The Pandemic
Monday 15 February 2021
: The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, says more than 60 countries around the world are using COVID-19 as an excuse to skirt...
Q & A: Expert Advice On Love, Dating, And Pandemic Relationships
Friday 12 February 2021
: We asked for your questions on navigating love and dating during the pandemic. Therapist and sexologist Lexx Brown-James has answers. She's...
Scenes From A Pandemic Economy: 4 American Indicators
Thursday 11 February 2021
: The pandemic economy has left different people in vastly different situations. Today, we introduce four American indicators — people whose...
Public School Teachers Weigh In On Vaccines, Masks And Returning To The Classroom
Wednesday 10 February 2021
: The Biden administration has set a goal: a majority of public schools open "at least one day a week" by the 100th day of his presidency. But...
What Donald Trump's Impeachment Means The 2nd Time Around
Tuesday 09 February 2021
: In the weeks after Jan. 6. insurrection, even top Republicans like Mitch McConnell said Donald Trump provoked the mob that stormed the U.S....
Who's Getting Vaccinated And Who Isn't: NPR Analysis Finds Stark Racial Divide
Monday 08 February 2021
: Using data from several states that have published their own maps and lists of where vaccination sites are located, NPR identified...
BONUS: Biden Promises To Grapple With Environmental Racism
Sunday 07 February 2021
: People of color experience more air and water pollution than white people and suffer the health impacts. The federal government helped...
BONUS: The Lasting Power Of Whitney Houston's National Anthem
Saturday 06 February 2021
: Why does Whitney Houston's 1991 Super Bowl national anthem still resonate 30 years later? In this episode of NPR's It's Been A Minute, host...
Live Performance, The Pandemic And The Domino Effect Of Dark Stages
Friday 05 February 2021
: The pandemic leveled live performance, and the industry is last in line for a return to normal. Musician Zoe Keating and production designer...
Life On Minimum Wage: Why The Federal Debate Continues
Thursday 04 February 2021
: Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is one of President Biden's priorities with the newest COVID-19 relief package. But Republicans say...