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COVID took many in the prime of life, leaving families to pick up the pieces

Around 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning last October, Christina Summers got a phone call she'll never forget. It was a doctor at the Baltimore hospital where her husband, James, had been admitted a week earlier for COVID-19. He'd been struggling to breathe. Now, they were calling to tell her James was being put on a ventilator. She picked up... go to Article >

Meet the teenager who helped push Florida toward cleaner energy

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — For most of his 15 years, Levi Draheim led a beachy life on a barrier island on Florida's east coast, swimming, surfing and sailing in the nearshore waves. He dreamed of someday becoming a marine biologist. But Levi's world is... read more

A scientist in the public eye has killed herself. This has to be a wake-up call | Devi Sridhar

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Health workers are leaving the field because of the abuse they’ve received over Covid. They urgently need support Lisa-Maria Kellermayr, an Austrian GP, was a doctor who dedicated her life to her patients and was vocal about the risks of Covid-19... read more

Charlottesville's religious, Black communities push to address inequities highlighted by violence

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It’s been five years since what people in Charlottesville, Va., call “the Summer of Hate” — referring to the white nationalist rally and violence that followed. To many, it spurred a renewed conversation on race in the city. On the night of Aug.... read more

For this 89-year-old Gullah Geechee chef, cooking is about heart

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Lots of home cooks would be excited to get a book deal. In the case of one home chef, she got that opportunity at the age of 89 years old. Emily Meggett is from the low country of South Carolina, and NPR traveled to her home on Edisto Island to... read more

For the first time, the Postal Service features mariachi musicians on stamps

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When the Postal Service asked Rafael López to design a commemorative stamp representing Latin American culture in the United States, he knew exactly what to show: a mariachi band. And he knew just one stamp was not going to be enough. "The... read more

How alt.NPR's experimentation shaped the early podcasting landscape starting in 2005

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Launched on Nov. 8, 2005, alt.NPR was a brand of early NPR podcasts characterized by experimentation and innovation. Read about alt.NPR's impact on podcasting, and listen to select stories. It has been less than two decades since NPR debuted its... read more

My brother made it in Lagos — and taught me lessons about my life in London

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I only have one brother. Chinaza is ten years older and so in my earliest memories of him, he was already a teenager. "Leave my room" is a phrase he uttered several times to me. I remember him as loud but nerdy. He didn't have many friends and he... read more

How do you write a captivating thriller? This author found clues in the woods

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Growing up, thriller author Megan Miranda spent time at her grandparent's house in the Poconos. There wasn't any cell service — it was just her and her family out there in the woods, cut off from society. "During the day, it would be this grand... read more

Tony Dow of 'Leave It to Beaver' fame passes away at the age of 77

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Tony Dow, known for his role as the character Wally Cleaver on the iconic television show "Leave It to Beaver," passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77 years old.Jerry Mathers, who played Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver on the show that originally... read more

Trump didn't act and didn't want to, plus 4 other takeaways from the Jan. 6 hearings

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In the early evening of Jan. 6, after former President Donald Trump finally and reluctantly put out a video telling rioters to go home, after hours of staffers urging him to do so, he had only one thing to say. "Mike Pence let me down," Trump told... read more