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50 Years Later, Is America's War On Drugs At A Turning Point?
Monday 21 June 2021
: In June 1971, then-President Richard Nixon said the U.S. had a new public enemy number one: addiction. It was the beginning of America's...
BONUS: Tom Hanks, Fox News, And A Debate About Whiteness In Hollywood
Sunday 20 June 2021
: This all started with a guest essay by Tom Hanks for The New York Times called "You Should Learn the Truth About the Tulsa Race Massacre,"...
Reparation Discussions Are Gaining Traction But Not Widespread Support
Friday 18 June 2021
: Juneteenth, the celebration to commemorate the end of chattel slavery in the United States, is the newest federal holiday after President...
Will The U.S. Meet Its July 4 Vaccination Goal? Your State May Already Have
Thursday 17 June 2021
: Last month, President Biden laid out an ambitious goal: to get 70% of adults in the U.S. at least one vaccine dose by July 4. With less than...
Parents Want Schools To Make Up The Special Education Their Kids Lost In The Pandemic
Wednesday 16 June 2021
: Remote learning simply didn't work for many children with disabilities. Without the usual access to educators, therapists and in-person...
What's At Stake As President Biden Enters Negotiations With Vladimir Putin
Tuesday 15 June 2021
: Wednesday will be President Biden's first meeting with one of America's greatest adversaries. Drawing a contrast with his predecessor is the...
Why Everything Is More Expensive Right Now
Monday 14 June 2021
: From computer chips to rental cars to chicken breasts, a complex global supply chain is straining under pent-up post-vaccine demand. NPR's...
BONUS: A World Where The NRA Is Soft On Guns
Sunday 13 June 2021
: About two months after the coronavirus began spreading in the United States, groups of Americans began to protest the quarantine lockdown...
ProPublica's 'Secret IRS Files' Unveil How Richest Americans Avoid Income Tax
Friday 11 June 2021
: The story made waves in Washington, D.C., this week: The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest...
Back To The Office: Not Everyone Is Welcoming The Return
Thursday 10 June 2021
: For Americans who were able to work from home at the start of the pandemic, what felt like an extended snow day at first has now turned into...
Listener Q&A: Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy On Variants, Boosters And Vax Mandates
Wednesday 09 June 2021
: More than half of U.S. adults have been fully vaccinated, and case rates are at their lowest point since the pandemic began. But there are...
Democrats' Path To Big Legislation Runs Through West Virginia. Is It A Dead End?
Tuesday 08 June 2021
: Democratic proposals for immigration reform, gun control, infrastructure and voting rights are stalled in Congress. Standing in between...
How The Biden Administration Is Confronting A Surge In Cyberattacks
Monday 07 June 2021
: Cyberattackers have recently targeted a crucial fuel pipeline, a global meat distributor and a water treatment plant. The Biden...
BONUS: A Looping Revolt
Sunday 06 June 2021
: Stockton, Calif., may represent the future of American news. The city's longtime newspaper, The Record, has lost reporters, subscribers and,...
The U.S. Can't Agree On The Truth. Is It The Media's Job To Fix That?
Friday 04 June 2021
: Freedom of the press is enshrined in the Constitution as crucial to a functioning democracy. But what role does the press serve when it...
Companies Made Racial Justice Promises Last Summer. Did They Keep Them?
Thursday 03 June 2021
: Corporations had a lot to say about racial justice last summer. They made statements. They donated millions to civil rights organizations....
Pressure On The World's Biggest Polluters Is Increasing. But Can It Force Change?
Wednesday 02 June 2021
: The Atlantic hurricane season began Tuesday and another "above average" number of storms is expected. And it's not just hurricanes —...
Americans Are Feeling Optimistic And Uncertain As Second Pandemic Summer Begins
Tuesday 01 June 2021
: From dating apps, to airline travel, to in-person high school classes, the U.S. is seeing evidence of a return to close-to-normal...
Does America Have Its Own 'Civil Religion?'
Monday 31 May 2021
: Much is said about how divided the U.S. is these days. But perhaps there is still something that unites Americans. Longtime NPR...
BONUS: Barack Obama Talks About What It Means To Be A Man
Sunday 30 May 2021
: Former President Barack Obama is thinking a lot about our values as Americans. These days, in a divided America, he's particularly thinking...
Threats To Democracy Are Growing Around the World — And The U.S. May Be One Of Them
Friday 28 May 2021
: All over the world, democratic institutions are under threat. The United States isn't just part of that trend — it may also be one of the...
How Anti-Trans Bills Evoke The Culture Wars Of The 90s
Thursday 27 May 2021
: Proponents of trans female athlete bans struggle to cite examples of trans women or girls gaining an unfair advantage in sports...
Fortnite Trial Tests Apple's 'Good Guy' Reputation
Wednesday 26 May 2021
: Apple has always wanted to be one of the good guys in tech. But now a high-stakes lawsuit with Epic Games, the creator of the hit video game...
What's Changed — And What Hasn't — In The Year Since George Floyd Was Killed
Tuesday 25 May 2021
: After his death on May 25, 2020, George Floyd became the face of a movement against police violence. But attorney Andrea Ritchie says, in...
What's Behind The Progressive Push To Rethink America's Relationship With Israel
Monday 24 May 2021
: For decades, Israel had solid bipartisan support for Israel from Capitol Hill. But progressive congressional Democrats have started to...