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A recent study shows that poor and Latino neighborhoods in the Southwestern U.S. are hotter than wealthier, whiter neighborhoods in the same cities. The study's lead author joins us. And, a new survey explores why some conservative voters are growing even more skeptical about getting COVID-19 vaccines. Republican pollster Frank Luntz talks about hi…
 
Justin Bieber's accelerated rise to success as a child star brought him years of pain — but he's figured out a way to piece his life together again. GQ's Zach Baron explains the significance of the singer's evolution. And, many police departments have implemented implicit bias training for officers. Social psychologist Jack Glaser joins us.…
 
High school students I'sis Brown in Minneapolis and Jerome Treadwell in St. Paul reflect on the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin and the guilty verdict that followed. And, modern internet relies on cables at the bottom of the ocean. As WLRN's Danny Rivero reports, researchers are now studying how that sprawling cable network coul…
 
There's lingering grief in Minneapolis for all those who died at the hands of police before and after George Floyd, including Philando Castile and Daunte Wright. Racial trauma therapist Resmaa Menakem discusses healing and moving forward. And, criminal justice professor and police consultant Lorenzo Boyd, who says Derek Chauvin "set policing back a…
 
Chef Kathy Gunst shares tips for reducing food waste and making better use of ingredients that most of us routinely throw away. And, 56% of people over 16 in New Mexico so far have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. The state's secretary of health explains how they are reaching as many people as possible.…
 
Joe Arpaio's hard-line immigration enforcement in Arizona's Maricopa County sparked a fierce Latino-led resistance movement determined to bring him down. Jude Joffe-Block discusses her new book on Arpaio's downfall, "Driving While Brown." And, one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is melting faster than previously known. Researcher Rob Larter d…
 
Studies show that police traffic stops disproportionately affect communities of color, but many in law enforcement maintain the argument that the stops help keep their communities safe. NPR's Eric Westervelt details the latest reform efforts. And, Oscar-nominated film "Mank" is about the writing of the screenplay for the 1941 classic "Citizen Kane.…
 
Black girls are suspended six to seven times more than white girls in schools across the U.S. Now, Rep. Ayanna Pressley is reintroducing a bill that aims to disrupt the school-to-confinement pipeline. And, 6 million businesses in the U.S. rely on gas. Carbon expert Mike Henchen and chef Nick Cobarruvias talk about the future of gas in the restauran…
 
Amy Baer is launching Landline Pictures, a production company aimed at making movies for the over-50 crowd. She talks about Hollywood's age diversity problem. And, if approved, Vineyard Wind in Massachusetts will be the biggest and first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the U.S. Miriam Wasser of WBUR reports.…
 
Eight states are experimenting with cloud seeding to try to create more precipitation to mitigate the effects of droughts. Climate science reporter Chelsea Harvey discusses whether the technology is effective. And, "Fernandomania" was the excitement surrounding Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, who made his first start for the team 4…
 
Inuk throat singer Shina Novalinga captured audiences last year when she posted a video of her and her mom throat singing on TikTok. She talks about preserving her culture. And, millions of Americans don't have access to high-speed internet, according to the White House. Getting them online is a key component of Biden's American Jobs Plan. Two expe…
 
Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" every April 15. Professor Yohuru Williams talks about Robinson's legacy today as the country deals with the police shootings of Black men. And, Georgetown University Law Center professor Paul Butler discusses the case presented by the defense so far in the murder trial of former Minnesota polic…
 
In this episode, David is joined by sports scientist at Dublin GAA and researcher at Technological University Dublin, Shane Malone. In this, the first of a two part episode, David & Shane discuss the role of the sports scientist in elite level sport. Topics of conversation include: - What is the role of the sport scientist? - Deciding what metrics …
 
Cariol Horne is a former Black police officer who was fired after she intervened to stop a white police officer from choke holding a Black suspect. She joins us to talk about winning back her pension, And, a cheeky chipmunk won the 11th Annual Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Mary Rabadan speaks about how she took the winning shot.…
 
In Minnesota, Muslim leaders led a vaccination campaign in the lead-up to Ramadan, with nearly 7,000 vaccines distributed across 16 mosques. Imam Asad discusses the effort. And, in "Surviving the White Gaze," Rebecca Carroll explores the world of interracial adoption through the lens of her own story growing up as the only Black person in her rural…
 
Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about starring in the Fox show "The Resident," winning a Grammy and "The Cosby Show." And, as the trial of Derek Chauvin continues in Minneapolis, protests continued for a second night in the neighboring suburb of Brooklyn Center after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer. NPR's David Schaper shares the l…
 
Jazz composer Terence Blanchard is nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score for his work on Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods." He joins us. And, rapper DMX has died but his legacy will live forever. The Undefeated's Justin Tinsley explains the lessons to embrace from DMX's life and death.NPR による
 
Biden's infrastructure plan promises to clean up the country's electricity system. Leah Stoke, assistant professor of political science at UC Santa Barbara, explains. And, two new museums devoted to mermaids recently opened independently of each other. Tom Banse of the Northwest News Network gives us a look into the museum in Washington state.…
 
Brockhampton announced that their new album, "Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine," will be one of their last. Kevin Abstract and Romil Hemnani discuss how a year in isolation shaped the new sound. And, the state of Georgia is concerned that loggerhead sea turtles nest now face a threat from a federal change in ship canal dredging. WABE's Molly Samu…
 
Biden's infrastructure plan calls for $174 billion to rev up the American market for electric cars. We speak to Nora Naughton, WSJ auto reporter, and Jonathan Levy of electric vehicle charging company EVgo. And, writer Daniel Alarcón says when the world-renowned Arecibo telescope collapsed in December, it was a crushing blow to astronomers and to t…
 
Rhiannon Giddens joins us to discuss "They're Calling Me Home," the new album she recorded with her partner Francesco Turrisi. And, Minneapolis racial trauma expert Resmaa Menakem says for Black and Brown Americans, trauma is passed down from generation to generation, becoming a physical manifestation of the systemic racism the U.S. is only now sta…
 
As more people get vaccinated for COVID-19, journalist Celeste Headlee says this time can serve as an opportunity to rethink what our personal lives could look like going forward. And, WHYY's P. Kenneth Burns tells us about one woman helping to bring more books to Camden, New Jersey's more than 70,000 residents.…
 
Tyler Andrews, one of the fastest trail runners in the world, aims to beat times for 10 of the most challenging mountains and volcanoes in South America. He joins us from Ecuador. And, when students attend school from home, all work is by definition homework. WHYY's Alan Yu reports how parents and teachers are rethinking it.…
 
Julie Lythcott-Haims talks about her new book "Your Turn: How to Be an Adult." And, researcher Joseph Richardson and violence intervention specialist Che Bullock have helped 116 young men through coping with their gun violence trauma. They talk about their efforts, which they're turning into a documentary series called "Life After The Gunshot."…
 
After a pandemic winter, resident chef Kathy Gunst shares several lighter dishes for spring. And, Rev. Irene Monroe has been conducting daily Zoom funerals since last March. Monroe joins host Robin Young to talk about her community and her experience over the last year.NPR による
 
Author Jonathan Meiburg discusses "A Most Remarkable Creature," his new book about his quest to learn more about caracaras, the raptor birds. And, Colorado Public Radio's Stina Sieg reports on an effort in Mesa County, Colorado, to bring vaccines to medically vulnerable residents.NPR による
 
CBS News' Jill Schlesinger talks about the economy adding 916,000 jobs in March and what that means for people looking for work. And, a political crisis is unfolding in Jordan. The country's deputy prime minister has accused a former crown prince of plotting against the government. BBC's Lyse Doucet shares what to know.…
 
Judy Batalion, author of "The Light of Days," discusses the stories of young women resistance fighters in Polish Jewish ghettos during World War II. And, Dartmouth economics professor Bruce Sacerdote felt that news coverage of the pandemic was often more negative than what scientists or actual data suggested. He explains his research into the media…
 
Undergrads at Brown University are calling on the institution to offer reparations to the descendants of the enslaved people owned by and tied to the Brown family. Jason Carroll, student body president, joins us. And, we look back on week one of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floy…
 
Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes joins us to talk about her new memoir "My Broken Language." Also, in 1968, an elevated extension of Interstate 10 was built to cut through New Orleans' Claiborne Avenue, a key business corridor for the city's Black community. Biden's infrastructure plan promises to undo some of the damage done by highway construction…
 
This week, New York became the first state to launch a vaccine passport, called the Excelsior Pass, developed with IBM. IBM's Jason Kelley explains how it works. And, Brennan Center for Justice voting rights expert Myrna Perez explains how states are changing their voting rules and what federal legislation would do to counterbalance state laws if p…
 
Julian Saporiti's musical project "No-No Boy" tells stories rooted in his own family history. He talks about his new album, "1975." And, Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell reflects on the school's achievements during his 15-year tenure and the impact of COVID-19 on higher education.NPR による
 
New York nurse Sandra Lindsay received the first COVID-19 vaccine shot in the U.S. Her vaccination record card, scrubs and hospital ID badge are now part of the Smithsonian's coronavirus collection. And, many young adults like YR Media's Amber Ly are trying to spend more time supporting their parents after recent violent attacks against Asians.…
 
Scientists thought that a key ingredient for life must have come to early Earth from meteorites. But as NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports, a new study suggests a surprising alternative source: lightning strikes. And, we take our annual look at the nominees for the Oscar's Best Original Song with Variety film music writer Jon Burlingame.…
 
Cal Newport's new book "A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload" explains the problems with the way workplaces rely on email. He joins us with more. And, Republican Mayor Douglas Nicholls says 1,700 migrants have been released into his town of Yuma, Arizona. He explains how the situation differs from reports from…
 
Linguist George Lakoff explains why at this moment, Americans should be discussing what our responsibility is to others when we live in a democracy that grants us individual freedoms, and how politics frames that conversation. Also, Joe DiPietro, co-founder of Perk Social, the company behind fan cutouts being made for the upcoming Final Four NCAA b…
 
Researcher Jennifer Carlson co-wrote in a New York Times op-ed that Americans need to understand gun trauma in order to treat the public health crisis of gun violence. And, a record-low housing supply is pushing prices up and making the market to buy a new home more competitive than ever. CBS News' Jill Schlesinger shares the latest.…
 
New York Times food editor Sam Sifton joins us to discuss his new book "The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes." Also, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is scheduled to launch soon for his second spaceflight to the International Space Station. He talks about his upcoming expedition and how being in space for months at a time affects the body.…
 
Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem has been translated into multiple languages. Two translators have quit or been fired after criticism that they did not share Gorman's race or life experiences. A linguist joins us to discuss. Also, the attack in a supermarket in Boulder marks the third Denver-area shooting in the last two decades in which 10 or more p…
 
BuzzFeed News reporter Albert Samaha's mother is a staunch supporter of QAnon. He talks about struggling to convince her that the conspiracy theory is a lie. And, Michigan's seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases per day is 122%, one of the highest rates in the country. Debra Furr-Holden, associate dean for public health integration at Michigan St…
 
Ger Vue, a high school guidance counselor in Minnesota, talks about the tools students will need to succeed in the future. And, Paul Kemp started Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership after his brother-in-law was killed by a gunman at a mall in 2012. He joins us to discuss the need for action after mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado.…
 
Passover begins this Saturday. Chef Kathy Gunst shares a few Passover dessert recipes with us. Also, one researcher in northeastern Washington state is working to find a way to ensure that cougars avoid people, pets and livestock. His tools? Dogs and podcasts. Northwest Public Broadcasting's Courtney Flatt reports.…
 
In 2012, Mark Barden's son Daniel was killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He talks about the frustrations he faces in his advocacy. And, data shows women earn 82% of men's annual earnings on average. Equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter and Fatima Goss Graves of the National Women's Law Center discuss how to close the wage gap.…
 
New Dead Sea Scrolls fragments have been unearthed in desert caves in the West Bank. Israel Antiquities Authority's Oren Ableman joins us. And, the shooting at Atlanta-area spas is raising questions about how hate crimes are defined and prosecuted by law enforcement. Law professor Jeannine Bell, who has studied hate crimes for two decades, explains…
 
Comedian Jo Koy talks about his new memoir "Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo."And, Tinder is investing in the nonprofit Garbo, which will provide users a way to see if people they meet on the app have a history of violent crime. Garbo founder and CEO Kathryn Kosmides joins us.NPR による
 
After last week's shootings in Atlanta, Sung Yeon Choimorrow, executive director of the National Asian Pacific Women's Forum, discusses how stereotypes about Asian women have resulted in a culture of violence. And, data from the AstraZeneca U.S. Phase III vaccine trials found the vaccine is 100% at preventing severe disease and hospitalization. Dr.…
 
Lamik Beauty founder Kim Roxie talks about creating space for Black-owned brands and the pandemic's impact on makeup. Also, the NCAA has not yet acted in response to a number of states that have proposed new laws to restrict athletic activities of transgender girls and women. NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben reports.…
 
Billy Strings talks about his album "Home," which won Best Bluegrass Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Also, Houston police chief Art Acevedo has been chosen to head up the Miami Police Department. He became a national figure when he marched with protestors after the police killing of George Floyd. He joins us.…
 
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