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How The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Changed Work Of Educators In The U.S., Continued

Thu, 2020-05-21 20:03

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with special education teacher Anna Jones and school administrator Wayne Stewart about how the coronavirus pandemic has changed their work as educators.

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Changed Work Of Educators In The U.S.

Thu, 2020-05-21 20:03

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with special education teacher Anna Jones and school administrator Wayne Stewart about how the coronavirus pandemic has changed their work as educators.

A Doctor Answers Questions On Health Disparities And Treatments For COVID-19

Thu, 2020-05-21 20:03

Dr. Tracey Henryan, an assistant health director at Grady Primary Care Center in Atlanta, answers listener questions on health disparities and treatments for COVID-19.

What Happened Today: Unemployment Keeps Rising, Economy Questions

Thu, 2020-05-21 20:03

NPR's economics correspondent answers listener questions about unemployment and the state of the U.S. economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Pandemic Creates A Perfect Environment For New Types Of Fraud

Thu, 2020-05-21 17:59

The pandemic has caused fear, uncertainty and unpredictability, as well as lavished new forms of government aid. It became a perfect environment for scammers.

How A Decades-Old Unemployment Insurance System Is Measuring Up In The Pandemic

Thu, 2020-05-21 17:28

Indivar Dutta-Gupta, a co-executive director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, explains the U.S. unemployment insurance system's origins and role today.

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Rachel Portman Steps Away From The Screen With 'Ask The River'

Thu, 2020-05-21 17:01

The first woman composer to win an Oscar for best original score is releasing her first album of music not written for a film or stage production.

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What It Is Like To Be Evacuated During The Flooding In Michigan

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dawn Porter, a resident of Midland, Mich., about the flooding that forced thousands of people to evacuate.

Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden Follow Homer's 'Odyssey' In Their New Film

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

In The Trip to Greece, Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden undertake their fourth comic and culinary journey — this one actually modeled after Homer's Odyssey.

China Plans To Criminalize Activities Advocating For Hong Kong's Independence

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

China's legislature on Thursday said it is planning to draft national security laws that would punish seditious and secessionist behavior in Hong Kong.

Cities In Mexico Use 'Sanitation Tunnels' Despite Warnings From Health Professionals

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

Mexican cities, especially those near the borders, are now using so-called "sanitation tunnels" to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But health experts warn they may do more harm than good.

What People Can Learn From The Discovery Of A Polio Vaccine

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

People in the 1950s anxiously waited for scientists to come up with ways to protect children from polio. The road to a polio vaccine might contain some lessons for today's health crisis.

Senate Confirms Ratcliffe Will Be The New Director Of National Intelligence

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

The Senate on Thursday has confirmed that Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, will become the nation's next director of national intelligence — the fourth one in less than a year.

Food Banks Say SNAP Is A Better Way To Get Food To People

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying billions worth of food to give it to food banks. But food banks say that SNAP, also known as food stamps, is a better way to get food to people in need.

Archdiocese Of Detroit Allows Parishioners To Attend Mass In-Person

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rev. Stephen Pullis about the decision made by the Archdiocese of Detroit to allow parishioners to attend public mass in-person again.

Colombian Slum Dwellers Signal Their Need For Food Aid

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

As the coronavirus lockdown dries up their already meager incomes, slum dwellers in Soacha, Colombia, are hanging red flags outside their homes to signal their need for a drop-off of food aid.

Coronavirus Update: Unemployment Numbers Keep Growing Across The U.S.

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

Even as the nation's economy slowly reopens after shutdown, reports of millions more unemployed keep rolling in. NPR's economics and science correspondents discuss the latest coronavirus news.

Scientist Discover A Clever Trick Bumblebees Use To Make Flowers Bloom Earlier

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

New research published on Thursday shows that bumblebees make small moon-shaped incisions in plants' leaves — and those damaged plants appear to flower earlier than plants the bees don't visit.

The Aftermath Of Cyclone Amphan That Hit Coastal India And Bangladesh

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Sandip Roy, an Indian journalist based in Kolkata, about the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan that hit coastal India and Bangladesh this week.

A Shoe Repair Shop In Atlanta Struggles To Keep Going After The Shutdown

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:48

Joe and Hattie Jordan, the owners of a shoe repair shop that has been operating in Atlanta for more than 50 years, struggle to keep going after the pandemic shutdown.