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Rhyme and punishment go hand in hand in America. Louder Than A Riot reveals the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. From Bobby Shmurda to Nipsey Hussle, each episode explores an artist's story to examine a different aspect of the criminal justice system that disproportionately impacts Black America. Hosted by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, this podcast is invested in power from all angles — the power the music industry wields over artists, the power of in ...
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Canadians go to the polls tomorrow for a snap federal election called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He is gambling his handling of the pandemic will win his party more seats in parliament.By NPR
A record number of women are becoming truck drivers, changing the face of an industry that has historically been dominated by men.By NPR
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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Joshua Prager, author of The Family Roe: An American Story.By NPR
A growing body of research shows the many ways trees improves our mental and physical health. There's a push to understand more.By Martha Bebinger
After a year away, Broadway's lights are back on. Some of the biggest productions have returned for vaccinated and masked audiences. From "Wicked" to "Chicago" to "Hamilton," theaters in New York are open at 100 percent capacity.By NPR
Saturday's "Justice For J6" rally is being held to protest government treatment of people who participated in the riot. It could serve as a test of how the Capitol Police force has evolved since January's attack. And congressional testimony by prominent U.S. gymnasts about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's handling of their sexual abuse allegat…
In the latest step in the commercialization of space, the four-member crew of the SpaceX mission launched from the Kennedy Space Center Wednesday night. The astronauts will land off the Florida coast.By Brendan Byrne
After losing jobs during the pandemic, more and more women are becoming truck drivers. Many have been attracted by the high demand and higher pay.By NPR
Alt.Latino, NPR's show about Latin Alternative music and Latino arts and culture, is taking over NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts during National Hispanic Heritage Month.By NPR
Carmelo Anthony has spent his adulthood at the top of the NBA. He was drafted in 2003 after leading Syracuse University to an NCAA championship win his freshman year. Since then, the ten-time NBA all-star has worked his way onto the league's list of all-time scorers. But after nearly two decades in the NBA, Anthony wants to be known as more than a …
Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Jennifer Aniston and Mimi Leder about the new season of "The Morning Show."By NPR
As if schools across the country didn't have enough to worry about: some middle and high school students are vandalizing bathrooms thanks to a TikTok trend called "Devious Licks."By NPR
Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with science writer Mary Roach about her new book, "Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law."By NPR
Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Rosann Mariapurram, executive director of Jane's Due Process, a grassroots organization in Texas that helps people under 18 access abortion care.By NPR
Listener Carlos (Charlie) Garcia plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.By NPR
Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Stanford University's Jeremy Weinstein, Mehran Sahami and Rob Reich about their new book, "System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong And How We Can Reboot."By NPR
At the start of the pandemic, West Virginia was one of the states that led the way to keep infections low. Now it has one of the highest rates of coronavirus infection in the country.By NPR
Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Arizona State University's professor Alexander Avina about what the United States can learn from the Mexican Revolution and its vision for a workers' democracy.By NPR
Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Caroline Hickman, lecturer at the University of Bath, about a recent study she co-authored on young people's anxiety over government inaction on climate change.By NPR
Attendance at the "Justice for J6" rally in Washington was dwarfed by police presence around a secured Capitol building.By NPR
Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Pashtana Durrani of LEARN, a nonprofit focused on women's education in Afghanistan, about the Taliban's exclusion of Afghan girls from secondary schools.By NPR
Thousands of migrants from Haiti have arrived at the Texas border, posing a new problem for the Biden administration. Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios.By Joey Palacios, Texas Public Radio
Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Liliana Saumet of psychedelic cumbia band Bomba Estereo about their new album, "Deja."By NPR
What happens after everything falls apart? The end of the Bronze Age was a moment when an entire network of ancient civilizations collapsed, leaving behind only clues to what happened. Today, scholars have pieced together a story where everything from climate change to mass migration to natural disasters played a role. What the end of the Bronze Ag…
Authorities in the nation's capital were on high alert for possible violence, as far-right demonstrators rallied.By NPR
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Human Rights Watch Americas' senior researcher César Muñoz on their announcement that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is threatening democratic rule.By NPR
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Rachel Kentor, pediatric psychologist at Texas Children's Hospital, about children who have lost their primary caregivers to COVID-19.By NPR
For the first time ever, Boston's next elected mayor will not be a white man. Two women of color will face off in the November general election after a historic preliminary vote.By Saraya Wintersmith
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with former FDA scientist Luciana Borio about the decision by an FDA advisory panel to recommend Pfizer booster shots only for certain people at higher risk for COVID-19.By NPR
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Blythe Grossberg about her new book, I Left My Homework in the Hamptons: What I Learned Teaching the Children of the One Percent.By NPR
An expert panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommend against a booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine for most U.S. adults. France has recalled its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia, after being excluded from a deal to build nuclear-powered submarines for Australia. And Washington D.C. prepares for a rally today, as right-win…
Women start a lot of businesses, but when it comes time for them to grow, many hit a wall, or the women founders end up losing control. Why? We bring you two indicators on women and work from our daily podcast The Indicator. Also, Amanda and Stacey go on a picnic to prove a point. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.…
Sam is joined by NPR's The Indicator host Stacey Vanek Smith to talk about her new book, Machiavelli for Women and how women in the workplace are still falling behind. Plus, actor Harvey Guillén on the new season of the FX show What We Do in the Shadows and not waiting for people to be comfortable with his "brownness, queerness and roundness" to be…
In Germany, car companies are showing off their latest electric vehicles. But in areas of Europe, some cars won't be allowed on the street soon. So some car companies are putting e-bikes on display.By NPR
One in 500 Americans has died of COVID-19. Intensive Care Units in many states, especially in the South, are critically full, causing those without the disease to wait to see a physician or receive treatment. House Democrats prepped a plan to bump the corporate tax rate to pay for President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion infrastructure package. Despite …
The telescope is sometimes billed as Hubble's successor.By WBUR & NPR
A new study shows that the biggest rise in suicides — nearly 7% a year from 2003 to 2017 — is among Black girls.By WBUR & NPR
The show would have put six activists in competition against each other for fundraising dollars and social media fame.By WBUR & NPR
The Illinois Senate this week approved the state's new energy package and the governor quickly signed it into law. It saves a pair of nuclear plants, and the jobs and tax base they provide, along with placing Illinois on a path to a renewable energy future. It also shined light on how the leaders of the state can work through complicated issues to …
The move follows a decision by a large health care system there to implement crisis standards of care.By WBUR & NPR