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2.55 out of 5 stars
Based on 20 reviews
4 out of 5 stars
Covid and Nursing Homes 15 September 2022
Where are these families? You may need to get and make sure your family members are getting the shot and the boosters, you can’t rely on the homes staff to obtain these invaluable shots So, too, during high needs times it may be necessary to remove a family member and have them return to their families home. Nobody, takes care of a family member like a family, a crisis is exactly that, a crisis, take personal responsibility.
1 out of 5 stars
Really disappointed and saddened at todays episode on COVID. To give Monica Gandhi even 1 second of air time, touting her as an “infectious disease expert,” is laughable. She has persistently downplayed COVID and has been wrong every single phase of this pandemic (claiming India had herd immunity prior to deadly COVID wave; giving SEVEN reasons why we don’t need boosters BEFORE delta wave in US; labeling Delta variant as “reassuring;” stating the pandemic will essentially be over by Sep/Oct 2021; falsely stating omicron variant won’t swamp hospitals in vaccinated areas; and on and on…). Where did the quality of reporting/fact checking at NPR go? I don’t need a cheerleader when it comes to COVID, I appreciate sound evidence-based, objective, sound reporting.
3 out of 5 stars
1 out of 5 stars
Police should support gun control
If police are so afraid of being outgunned, then they should support gun control. This episode made me so angry. We support bad police behavior. If 400+ armed officers are afraid to confront one gunman, so much so that they allow children to be murdered, that is a problem. If 4+ armed officers are afraid of one “armed” black man they murder him, that is a problem. Police need to quit viewing themselves as heroes and reconsider their place in society and how they can use their voice to protect the public in changing the laws they are sworn to uphold.
1 out of 5 stars
I grew up listing and loving NPR. It’s sad that they’ve given up their integrity and sad to see what they’ve become.
1 out of 5 stars
Please tell the whole story.
Why are you focusing on one person who is in jail for breaking the law when we have other Americans who have not. There are two other Americans, and there is hardly a word. Is it because they are not in the entertainment side of life. So, we are willing to put an entertainer over a business man. Even if he was a Spy, who was he working for? The US?
4 out of 5 stars
The episode on the Jan 6th
The woman who was whispering made me uneasy. Like she’s held hostage as she is telling this story… Its very weird how low she’s talking
Nyarl de la Thotep
5 out of 5 stars
Vapid values reviewed
Five stars for the fools who think the pandemic ended a year ago back when they thought it wasn’t even real. In fact ten stars on a five star scale of outworldly fertile self-deception skills. I want a comedy show with this crap but Tucker Carlson is just mentally ill and not at all funny. Thank you for fighting domestic russian stooges with real data instead of the vapors they use.
5 out of 5 stars
A curated exposure to things you missed
A fantastic way to broaden your knowledge and learn of experiences you do not share
5 out of 5 stars
This episode made me feel so hopeful that individuals of different faiths can all speak to same needs for tolerance, recovery and hopefulness. Thanks so much.
1 out of 5 stars
This show has devolved into a liberal partisan show. I’m unsubscribing.
New York Democrat
1 out of 5 stars
No child’s medical care should be weaponized or politicized…. unless apparently you’re talking about the vaccine lol which dems want to mandate… liberals are crazy
1 out of 5 stars
Texas Abortion Episode
Wow, this wasn’t biased at all… Define irony…. When you run an episode talking about how there is still access to an abortion (granted more difficult) but highlighting the difficulty of getting an abortion COULD get someone killed while an abortion IS the killing of a human being scientifically… Believe in science, not just when it’s convenient or fits your world view. You can make moral arguments for the mother vs infant in specific situations, but you chose not to instead portraying pro life advocates as heartless and morally inferior. This was garbage reporting.
4 out of 5 stars
This podcast is great but if there’s no WGBH section at the end, just skip it! I don’t need the long intro for them to say they’re taking a day off! They’re good when they’re there but they’re often not and the intro regardless is annoying
4 out of 5 stars
Experts call the pandemic a collective trauma…
Why is thinking of the world an unsafe place considered a disorder? The world is NOT a safe place! Every horror you can imagine is happening to someone right now. We all get hurt. We ALL die! Life is the leading cause of death.
2 out of 5 stars
If you want to hear interviews with people who have interviewed other people about the show's subject, look no further.
1 out of 5 stars
Stop the fearmongering
I was “done” with the pandemic over a year ago. Stop perpetuating this nonsense.
1 out of 5 stars
NPR is an arm of corporate Democratic propaganda. Period! The real Left believes in bodily autonomy, and freedom of speech. If NPR speaks the truth they will lose their funding. Defund mainstream media. Yes, NPR is part of that club. Funded by Zuckerbuck’s as one reviewer succinctly phrased it😐
1 out of 5 stars
Zuckerbucks can fund this opinion outlet from this point forward.
had fox taken over npr?
5 out of 5 stars
Terrific episode - I especially appreciated the fact-checking of Manchin’s claims and the recognition that extreme weather caused/ exacerbated by climate change is hugely expensive. Great reporting!
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- Is the Electoral College Anti-Democratic?The Electoral Count Reform Act is a bipartisan response to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol where rioters and the former president attempted to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence into subverting the election count. But some critics think it doesn't go far enough and argue that real reform would mean making significant changes to the Electoral College and to the winner take all allotment of electoral votes. Host Michel Martin talks to Stanford Historian Jonathan Gienapp about the origins of the Electoral College, and Elie Mystal, justice correspondent at The Nation. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- Russia's Illegal Annexation Ushers In A Dangerous New Phase Of The WarRussian President Vladimir Putin announced the formal annexation of four territories in Ukraine on Friday, after the conclusion of what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called "sham" referendums and "a complete farce." NPR's Kat Lonsdorf talked with Ukrainians near the frontline about how the turmoil is affecting them. Dara Massicot, a Russian military analyst with the RAND corporation, says, with this move, Putin has "burned bridges behind him," leaving him with few options to force a closure to the war. She says that makes this the beginning of a dangerous new phase. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0
- Hurricane Ian Tears Across FloridaHurricane Ian carved a path of destruction through central Florida, with extreme winds, heavy rains and a torrent of waters flooding in from the Gulf of Mexico. Roads and bridges were washed away, coastal cities were swamped and electrical systems were wrecked - leaving millions of homes and businesses without power. While the full scope of the disaster is not yet known, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says it will take years to rebuild. We'll hear an eyewitness account of the destruction in Ft. Myers and check in with NPR's Greg Allen in Sarasota, where many neighborhoods are flooded. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- In Iran Protests, Anger At Hijab Rules Is "The Tip Of The Iceberg"The widespread protests in Iran were sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She died after being detained by Iran's morality police for allegedly violating the country's strict dress code. The fuel that's keeping them going is a broader, deeper resentment at life under the regime. Karim Sadjadpour, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace explains what risk the protests pose to the regime, and why he believes it is incapable of reform. This episode also features excerpts from NPR's Steve Inskeep's interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and reporting from NPR's Peter Kenyon. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0
- The Heartbreak And Cost Of Losing A Baby In AmericaEvery year, more than 300,000 U.S. families have infants who require advanced medical care in neonatal intensive care units. Specialized treatments and round-the-clock care rack up enormous bills for parents as they try to navigate their baby's care. And in the worst case scenarios, some families are left with millions of dollars in medical bills long after their child has passed. We talk to Kaiser Health News correspondent Lauren Weber about her reporting on how steep medical bills have impacted families and what resources are available for parents with infants in the NICU. We also hear from Kingsley Raspe about the bills that piled up from treatments for his daughter, Sterling, and the heartbreak of dealing with insurers after she passed away at eight months old. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- The Civil Rights Activist Sharing Her Story With A New GenerationRuby Bridges was just six years old in 1960 when she became the first Black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. She was escorted by four federal marshals and greeted by a mob of angry white protesters. Today, Bridges is a civil rights activist and author, and she is sharing her experience with a new generation of kids in her latest children's book, I Am Ruby Bridges. Bridges tells her story through the eyes of her six-year-old self and talks about what today's children can learn from her experience. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0
- What's Really Causing America's Mental Health Crisis?This week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced recommendations that doctors screen all patients under 65 for anxiety. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we've heard about sharp increases in the number of people suffering from mental health problems. With a health care system already overburdened and seemingly unable to deal with the rise in mental health issues, America is facing what is being called a mental health crisis. But are we losing sight of another crisis - the issues causing increased anxiety and depression in Americans? Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Danielle Carr about her recent essay in the New York Times, Mental Health Is Political.0 comments0
- Scandals? What Scandals? The NFL Keeps Surging.The NFL has dealt with plenty of scandal this century, but this offseason was pretty rough. Accusations of racist hiring practices, star players charged with sexual assault, and owners behaving badly have all been embarrassments for the league. None of that has affected the bottom line. TV ratings are as high as ever and NFL programs dominate the Nielsen top ten. Our host Juana Summers talks to Kevin Draper, sports reporter for the New York Times, about what, if anything, can slow down the NFL juggernaut. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- The Stories Of People Serving Life Sentences, In Their Own WordsMore than 55,000 people in the U.S. are serving life sentences without the possibility of parole, according to research from The Sentencing Project. Behind bars, they are largely unseen and unheard. The Visiting Room Project is an effort to change that. It's a collection of first-person testimonials of people who are serving life sentences. We hear inmates tell their stories and talk with Calvin Duncan, co-creator the project, which invites the public to sit face-to-face with people who have no chance of parole. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0
- An Unfinished Recovery From Hurricane Maria Left Puerto Rico Vulnerable to FionaThe Federal Emergency Management Agency has allocated billions of dollars to Puerto Rico to help it rebuild from Hurricane Maria with more resilient infrastructure. Five years after the storm, only a tiny fraction of it has been spent, and Hurricane Fiona has again left much of the island in the dark. NPR's Adrian Florido explains how Fiona has left some Puerto Ricans feeling like their recovery has gone "back to zero." Sergio Marxuach, with The Center for a New Economy, a Puerto Rican think tank, explains why the island's power grid is so fragile, despite dedicated federal funding to improve it. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- The Experiment Aiming To Keep Drug Users Alive By Helping Them Get High More SafelyAs record numbers of people in the U.S. die from drug overdoses, communities are searching for tools to prevent them. A new program in Canada could serve as a model. Over the past few years, government-approved clinics have opened across the country, where people can use street drugs under medical supervision. If they overdose, they can get life-saving care immediately. Some doctors are even prescribing powerful opioids to patients to keep them from using street drugs that may be laced with deadly chemicals. It's a controversial program, and some in the medical community argue that it could encourage drug use. NPR's addiction correspondent Brian Mann visited some of those supervised injection sites in Ottawa, to see how the program is working. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0
- Britain And Its Former Colonies Debate The Monarchy's Future After ElizabethFor many in the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth was synonymous with the monarchy. As she's laid to rest, King Charles faces a potentially "existential" challenge in convincing the British and global public that the monarchy is a force for good, according to historian Dan Jones. That may be a difficult task in the Commonwealth, a group of 56 countries connected in part by a history of British colonial rule. Many see the monarchy as inextricably linked to the injustices of that colonial system. Jones talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the Queen's legacy and the shoes Charles must now fill. Jamaican member of Parliament Lisa Hanna explains why she believes the monarchy is at a crossroads and must use this moment to correct historical wrongs committed by the British Empire against people of the Caribbean. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- College Athletes Cash in on Endorsements, but Playing Field is UnevenSince a Supreme Court ruling paved the way for college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image, or likeness - NIL for short - athletes are popping up in ads selling everything from protein shakes to air conditioners. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ramogi Huma, founder and President of the National College Players Association, about the hurdles that keep some college players from cashing in, and the future of student compensation.0 comments0
- Strippers In The U.S. Want Better Work Conditions. Some Are Trying to UnionizeFor the past six months, dancers at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in Los Angeles have been striking almost every weekend. This is because the strippers say they've faced unsafe working conditions, including assault and harassment from customers. After the dancers say they were unable to meet with club managers to discuss their demands and were not allowed to work, they launched an effort to form a union. This episode also features reporting from NPR's Brianna Scott and KCRW's Robin Estrin. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0
- COVID Risk May Be Falling, But It's Still Claiming Hundreds Of Lives A DayIt's a strange moment in the pandemic. Mask mandates and other restrictions have all but disappeared. For most vaccinated people, the risk of severe illness has gone way down. But hundreds of people are dying of COVID-19 every day. For their loved ones, grieving a terrible loss as the country is moving back to normal can be jarring. Everyday Americans are weighing the threat the coronavirus poses to them. Scientists, too, are debating how dangerous the virus is right now. NPR's Rob Stein reports on the debate about whether COVID is more or less dangerous than the seasonal flu. And Susan Reinhard with the AARP's Public Policy Institute argues that more still needs to be done to protect nursing home residents. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- With New Counteroffensive, Ukraine Punches BackOver the past week, the Ukrainian military has retaken thousands of square miles of territory from Russian troops, in a counteroffensive east of Kharkiv. Retreating Russian soldiers left behind tanks and ammunition as they fled. We'll hear the stories of Ukrainians who spent months under Russian occupation, and take a look at what the counteroffensive means for the next phase of the war. This episode also features reporting by NPR's Ashley Westerman. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0
- Does Social Media Leave You Feeling Angry? That Might Be IntentionalSocial media platforms have helped fuel political polarization and incitements to violence across the globe, from the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar to the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. This is because algorithms consistently select content that evokes anger and outrage from its users to maximize engagement. And sometimes, those extreme emotions turn into extreme actions. New York Times reporter Max Fisher took a deep dive into the impact of social media in his book, "The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World." He shares with us how platform leaders have prioritized profit and growth over safeguards and how the polarizing effect of social media is only speeding up. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- How Owning A Mobile Home Can Leave You On Shaky GroundA lot of mobile homes aren't actually that mobile. They're brought in trucks in big pieces, then screwed together and put up on foundations. At that point they're basically just houses, with one major exception: the people who own those houses, if they live in a mobile home park, often don't own the land underneath them. That can leave them at the mercy of the big companies that own and manage the mobile home parks. NPR's Chris Arnold and Robert Benincasa have the story of a group of residents who are suing their corporate landlord, and what it might say about the mobile home industry in America. You can read an in-depth version of the story here. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0
- When Fashion Is About More Than Trendy ClothesEven if you have never walked the red carpet at the Met Gala, or sat in the front row of a Fashion Week runway, the notion of fashion is hard to escape. For some of us, what we wear – whether it's Gucci or the GAP–is about more than just the clothes on our bodies. Fashion is often about who we are - our ideas, identity, and culture. For those who cover and create fashion, it can be a way to challenge and change the culture in ways that resonate beyond the red carpet and the runway. Host Michel Martin speaks with designer Eileen Fisher, one of the first in the industry to introduce sustainable clothing production. She is stepping down as CEO of her self named company after 34 years. Kenya Hunt is stepping into the editor-in-chief role at Elle UK. She is the first Black woman to hold the position. Hunt talks about why she chose Lizzo for the magazine's September cover. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This episode was produced by Robert Baldwin III. It was edited by Jeanette Woods. Our executive producer is Natalie Winston.0 comments0
- Quiet Quitting: A Loud Trend Overtaking Social MediaQuiet quitting. It's a buzzy topic in the workplace and on social media, sparked by a viral TikTok video earlier this summer. So what does it mean? For some workers, it's simply doing what's in your job description and nothing more. For others, it's about setting boundaries and focusing on work-life balance. Quiet quitting doesn't actually involve quitting a job. But as workplace culture has changed during the pandemic, many people are re-evaluating their relationship to work and trying to figure out the right balance between their work lives and their personal lives. We talk to Robyn Garrett, CEO of the leadership company Beamably, and Jhanee Carter, CEO and founder of the HR Queen, about quiet quitting and the impact it's having on workers and the workplace. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0
- The Life And Reign Of Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II, the monarch of Britain since 1952, died on Thursday at the age of 96. She reigned for longer than any other ruler of the United Kingdom, spanning seventy years and fifteen prime ministers. NPR's Frank Langfitt brings us the story of her life and reign, including the ups and downs of the royal family during her tenure. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- In Jackson, Mississippi, A Water Crisis Decades In The MakingFor more than a month, residents of Jackson, Mississippi, have not had access to safe drinking water. The city is under a boil water advisory after problems with the pumps at the city's main water treatment plant. It's the latest emergency in a city that has had problems with its water system for decades. We talk to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan about efforts to fix Jackson's water infrastructure. This episode also features reporting from NPR's Cory Turner and Jennifer Ludden. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0
- Traffic Deaths Are At A 20-Year High. What Makes Roads Safe (Or Not)?Traffic fatalities have surged since the early days of the pandemic, reversing a persistent decline since the 1970s. Roads in the U.S. are now more dangerous than they've been in 20 years. Vox's Marin Cogan tells us about the deadliest road in the country, a stretch of US-19 in Pasco County, Fla. And we speak to Ryan Sharp, director of transportation and planning in Hoboken, N.J. That city has managed to bring traffic deaths to zero for the past four years. This episode also features reporting from KCUR's Frank Morris. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- Tracking Down A Journalist's KillersWhen Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in 2017, she was in the midst of reporting on corruption within the island's government. After her death, a small team of reporters picked up her work where she left off, determined to find the people behind her assassination. In this episode, we'll talk with one of those reporters — Stephen Grey from Reuters — about their investigation, which has uncovered new evidence about the network of people responsible for killing Caruana Galizia. This episode also features reporting from NPR's Joanna Kakisiss. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at email@example.com comments0