Posted: 2020-08-07 01:06:00
Kelsey Leonard was taught we are born with a deep connection to water and a duty to protect it. But today, she says, most of us have lost that connection—and the world is suffering because...
Posted: 2020-08-07 01:06:00
Flint, Michigan is the site of one of the worst ongoing water crises in recent U.S. history. Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier has spent years capturing the stories of life living with toxic water....
Colette Pichon Battle: How Can We Prepare For...

Colette Pichon Battle: How Can We Prepare For The Next Hurricane Katrina?


Sea level rise will displace millions by 2100 — and the Louisiana bayous, where Colette Pichon Battle lives, may disappear entirely. She describes how we can avert the worst when disaster ...
Posted: 2020-08-07 01:06:00
Colette Pichon Battle: How Can We Prepare For The Next Hurricane Katrina?
Sea level rise will displace millions by 2100 — and the Louisiana bayous, where Colette Pichon Battle lives, may disappear entirely. She describes how we can avert the worst when disaster ...
Long Road To Recovery: Hiring Slows In July, ...

Long Road To Recovery: Hiring Slows In July, As U.S. Employers Add 1.8 Million Jobs


U.S. employers added 1.8 million jobs in July, down from 4.8 million the month before. The unemployment rate inched down to 10.2%....
Posted: 2020-08-07 12:35:59
Long Road To Recovery: Hiring Slows In July, As U.S. Employers Add 1.8 Million Jobs
U.S. employers added 1.8 million jobs in July, down from 4.8 million the month before. The unemployment rate inched down to 10.2%....
Congress Fails To Reach Agreement On New COVI...

Congress Fails To Reach Agreement On New COVID-19 Relief Bill


Congress is stalled in the latest round of stimulus talks, as they try to negotiate another round of pandemic relief payments. What are the economic consequences for Americans?...
Posted: 2020-08-07 10:49:00
Congress Fails To Reach Agreement On New COVID-19 Relief Bill
Congress is stalled in the latest round of stimulus talks, as they try to negotiate another round of pandemic relief payments. What are the economic consequences for Americans?...

Posted: 2020-08-07 09:03:00
Online instruction is hard, right? Well there's a teacher—a chef, actually—who appears to have cracked the code. She says her cooking classes for kids work better now than when they were...
Posted: 2020-08-07 09:02:00
NPR surveyed all 50 states about their contact tracing work. The workforce has barely grown since mid-June while cases have skyrocketed....
'We're Risking Our Lives': Fro...

'We're Risking Our Lives': Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay


From correctional officers to TSA employees, federal workers say their jobs are made more dangerous by the coronavirus....
Posted: 2020-08-07 09:01:04
'We're Risking Our Lives': Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay
From correctional officers to TSA employees, federal workers say their jobs are made more dangerous by the coronavirus....
News Brief: Stimulus Bill, Trump And TikTok, ...

News Brief: Stimulus Bill, Trump And TikTok, Contact Tracing Update


Congress negotiations over a new COVID-19 Stimulus bill are at a standstill. Trump issues Executive Orders going after Tiktok and WeChat. And, Contact tracing is not growing with US case cou...
Posted: 2020-08-07 09:00:16
News Brief: Stimulus Bill, Trump And TikTok, Contact Tracing Update
Congress negotiations over a new COVID-19 Stimulus bill are at a standstill. Trump issues Executive Orders going after Tiktok and WeChat. And, Contact tracing is not growing with US case cou...
Colleges Begin New Academic Years As Pandemic...

Colleges Begin New Academic Years As Pandemic Continues


A look at testing, the role of student social behavior and the impact of domestic travel restrictions/quarantine requirements....
Posted: 2020-08-07 09:00:16
Colleges Begin New Academic Years As Pandemic Continues
A look at testing, the role of student social behavior and the impact of domestic travel restrictions/quarantine requirements....

Posted: 2020-08-07 09:00:00
It's been two weeks since the president signed an executive order to put "America First" on drug prices. But pharmaceutical companies aren't ready to negotiate....
Posted: 2020-08-07 09:00:00
Some schools in Georgia opened this week for in person instruction. Pictures showing students shoulder-to-shoulder in hallways and several positive coronavirus tests all suggest a difficult ...
Colleges Face Financial Crisis As They Strugg...

Colleges Face Financial Crisis As They Struggle To Operate In A Pandemic


Many colleges are doing remote learning, and much of a college's budget depends on income from students being on campus. Colleges must change how they work, and some may even close....
Posted: 2020-08-07 09:00:00
Colleges Face Financial Crisis As They Struggle To Operate In A Pandemic
Many colleges are doing remote learning, and much of a college's budget depends on income from students being on campus. Colleges must change how they work, and some may even close....
300,000 Deaths By December? 9 Takeaways Of Th...

300,000 Deaths By December? 9 Takeaways Of The Newest COVID-19 Projections


What's driving this death toll? Could anything improve the outlook? How reliable are these predictions anyway? We get into the weeds....
Posted: 2020-08-07 01:10:41
300,000 Deaths By December? 9 Takeaways Of The Newest COVID-19 Projections
What's driving this death toll? Could anything improve the outlook? How reliable are these predictions anyway? We get into the weeds....
Sweden Records Largest GDP Drop Since 1980, B...

Sweden Records Largest GDP Drop Since 1980, But Outperforms Many Other EU Countries


The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on Sweden's economy. Despite the country's relaxed response to the virus, its gross domestic product recorded the largest quarterly drop in modern h...
Posted: 2020-08-07 12:05:20
Sweden Records Largest GDP Drop Since 1980, But Outperforms Many Other EU Countries
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on Sweden's economy. Despite the country's relaxed response to the virus, its gross domestic product recorded the largest quarterly drop in modern h...

Posted: 2020-08-06 11:30:17
Defense Secretary Mark Esper and his Chinese counterpart lectured one another in a 90-minute call as the highest level U.S. delegation in four decades plans a provocative visit to Taiwan....
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:32:39
Moderna, one of the leading horses in the coronavirus vaccine race, has already made deals at between $32 and $37 a dose for some foreign countries. The U.S. price is expected to be lower....
U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Might Reach 300,000 ...

U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Might Reach 300,000 by December, Researchers Predict


A team at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now projects the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by December....
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:00
U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Might Reach 300,000 by December, Researchers Predict
A team at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now projects the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by December....
Listener Questions On School Reopenings Answe...

Listener Questions On School Reopenings Answered


Some schools are choosing to be remote-only this fall, while others have already reopened. NPR looks at the science and education issues facing families, states and educators as classes resu...
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:00
Listener Questions On School Reopenings Answered
Some schools are choosing to be remote-only this fall, while others have already reopened. NPR looks at the science and education issues facing families, states and educators as classes resu...
U.S. State Department Eases Global Coronaviru...

U.S. State Department Eases Global Coronavirus Travel Advisory


The department cited regional changes in the coronavirus pandemic, including significant improvements in some areas and declines in public health in others....
Posted: 2020-08-06 07:33:59
U.S. State Department Eases Global Coronavirus Travel Advisory
The department cited regional changes in the coronavirus pandemic, including significant improvements in some areas and declines in public health in others....

Posted: 2020-08-06 06:29:39
Adjuvants play a crucial role in many vaccines' effectiveness. Some scientists say there needs to be more research into developing a wider variety of adjuvants because of how important they ...
Posted: 2020-08-06 05:27:21
DeWine was tested on Thursday as part of a protocol to meet with President Trump. He's the second governor known to have tested positive for the virus....
Michelle Obama Says She's Dealing With &...

Michelle Obama Says She's Dealing With 'Low-Grade Depression' During Lockdown


Obama describes having trouble sleeping and periods throughout the pandemic in which she has felt down: "Spiritually, these are not ... fulfilling times."...
Posted: 2020-08-06 04:54:00
Michelle Obama Says She's Dealing With 'Low-Grade Depression' During Lockdown
Obama describes having trouble sleeping and periods throughout the pandemic in which she has felt down: "Spiritually, these are not ... fulfilling times."...
'End Of Asylum': Using The Pandemic...

'End Of Asylum': Using The Pandemic To Turn Away Migrants, Children Seeking Refuge


Tens of thousands of migrants, including asylum seekers and unaccompanied children, have been turned away at the border since March. Now the administration wants to restrict asylum permanent...
Posted: 2020-08-06 03:47:24
'End Of Asylum': Using The Pandemic To Turn Away Migrants, Children Seeking Refuge
Tens of thousands of migrants, including asylum seekers and unaccompanied children, have been turned away at the border since March. Now the administration wants to restrict asylum permanent...
U.S. Economy On High Alert Over Shaky Future ...

U.S. Economy On High Alert Over Shaky Future of Extra Jobless Benefits


As Congress debates whether to renew supplemental unemployment benefits for people thrown out of work by the pandemic, new research shows those benefits offer a critical boost for the U.S. e...
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:30
U.S. Economy On High Alert Over Shaky Future of Extra Jobless Benefits
As Congress debates whether to renew supplemental unemployment benefits for people thrown out of work by the pandemic, new research shows those benefits offer a critical boost for the U.S. e...

Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:30
Investigations continue in the Beirut explosion. Twitter and Facebook go after Trump for sharing coronavirus misinformation. And, the pandemic is changing the National Conventions....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:30
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to sports journalist and professor at the University of Maryland, Kevin Blackistone, about college football leagues starting their season amid a global pandemic....
Brides Across America Gives Frontline Workers...

Brides Across America Gives Frontline Workers Free Wedding Dresses During Pandemic


Planning a wedding during a pandemic can be exhausting. One organization is helping by giving free dresses to brides on the frontlines against COVID-19....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:30
Brides Across America Gives Frontline Workers Free Wedding Dresses During Pandemic
Planning a wedding during a pandemic can be exhausting. One organization is helping by giving free dresses to brides on the frontlines against COVID-19....
When COVID-19 Canceled Music Festivals, These...

When COVID-19 Canceled Music Festivals, These Banjo Lovers Planned A Virtual One


The pandemic has shut down most of the summer music festivals. But that did not stop two banjo players from organizing an online banjo contest....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:30
When COVID-19 Canceled Music Festivals, These Banjo Lovers Planned A Virtual One
The pandemic has shut down most of the summer music festivals. But that did not stop two banjo players from organizing an online banjo contest....
As More Lawmakers Test Positive, Congress Get...

As More Lawmakers Test Positive, Congress Gets A Tough Reminder Of Coronavirus Risk


Congress still doesn't have a widespread testing program for the coronavirus illness. And they were reminded of that risk when three members tested positive in one week....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:27
As More Lawmakers Test Positive, Congress Gets A Tough Reminder Of Coronavirus Risk
Congress still doesn't have a widespread testing program for the coronavirus illness. And they were reminded of that risk when three members tested positive in one week....

Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:26
As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here's how to vet your school's proposals....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:00
The Democratic and Republican National Conventions will still happen later this month, but as planning goes on it's become clear they will look nothing like they have in years past....
Public Health Officials Discuss Why They Quit...

Public Health Officials Discuss Why They Quit During The COVID-19 Pandemic


More than 24 local public health officials have quit since April amid backlash against coronavirus restrictions. A historian says that's unprecedented. Health officials describe what pushed ...
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:00
Public Health Officials Discuss Why They Quit During The COVID-19 Pandemic
More than 24 local public health officials have quit since April amid backlash against coronavirus restrictions. A historian says that's unprecedented. Health officials describe what pushed ...
NHL Commissioner On How The League Keeps Athl...

NHL Commissioner On How The League Keeps Athletes Safe: 'Be As Flexible As Possible'


The National Hockey League has resumed its season in two "bubbles" in Edmonton and Toronto, Canada. The league says it's administered 7,000 coronavirus tests to players, with zero positive c...
Posted: 2020-08-05 10:21:00
NHL Commissioner On How The League Keeps Athletes Safe: 'Be As Flexible As Possible'
The National Hockey League has resumed its season in two "bubbles" in Edmonton and Toronto, Canada. The league says it's administered 7,000 coronavirus tests to players, with zero positive c...
Charts: How The U.S. Ranks On COVID-19 Deaths...

Charts: How The U.S. Ranks On COVID-19 Deaths Per Capita — And By Case Count


These two measures were raised in President Trump's interview this week with Axios journalist Jonathan Swan. Here's what these statistics reveal about a country's response to the pandemic....
Posted: 2020-08-05 10:15:30
Charts: How The U.S. Ranks On COVID-19 Deaths Per Capita — And By Case Count
These two measures were raised in President Trump's interview this week with Axios journalist Jonathan Swan. Here's what these statistics reveal about a country's response to the pandemic....

Posted: 2020-08-05 09:49:59
The Supreme Court ordered house arrest as it investigates whether he had a role in a scheme to bribe witnesses in a case involving to right-wing paramilitary death squads....
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:43:41
During online forum sponsored by Harvard, Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed how his high-profile position has affected himself and his family personally....
CSU Investigating Report Of Failure To Disclo...

CSU Investigating Report Of Failure To Disclose COVID-19 Symptoms In Football Players


Colorado State said it was taking "extremely seriously" accusations that players had been warned against reporting possible symptoms of the coronavirus....
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:36:16
CSU Investigating Report Of Failure To Disclose COVID-19 Symptoms In Football Players
Colorado State said it was taking "extremely seriously" accusations that players had been warned against reporting possible symptoms of the coronavirus....
Virginia Unveils App To Aid Contact Tracing...

Virginia Unveils App To Aid Contact Tracing


Virginia's new COVIDWISE app is designed to alert users who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. The app relies on Bluetooth to notify people who may be at risk....
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:14:00
Virginia Unveils App To Aid Contact Tracing
Virginia's new COVIDWISE app is designed to alert users who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. The app relies on Bluetooth to notify people who may be at risk....
FDA Adviser: Not Realistic To Expect A COVID-...

FDA Adviser: Not Realistic To Expect A COVID-19 Vaccine In 2020


Dr. Paul Offit, who serves on the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory board, says he doesn't think an effective vaccine that's undergone adequate testing can be ready this year....
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:47:00
FDA Adviser: Not Realistic To Expect A COVID-19 Vaccine In 2020
Dr. Paul Offit, who serves on the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory board, says he doesn't think an effective vaccine that's undergone adequate testing can be ready this year....

Posted: 2020-08-05 08:36:22
Amid high temperatures and a pandemic, green spaces are a lifeline. But new data shows parks in low-income and nonwhite areas are smaller and more crowded than those in high-income and white...
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:40
NPR's Stacey Vanek Smith talks with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman about pro hockey's return to the ice and the league's plan to keep its players safe during the pandemic....
How One Charlotte Health Network Assists Lati...

How One Charlotte Health Network Assists Latinx Communities Hit Hard By The Pandemic


North Carolina continues to set coronavirus records, and minority communities have been hit particularly hard. More than a third of the state's cases are among Latinx communities....
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
How One Charlotte Health Network Assists Latinx Communities Hit Hard By The Pandemic
North Carolina continues to set coronavirus records, and minority communities have been hit particularly hard. More than a third of the state's cases are among Latinx communities....
UConn Huskies Football Season Canceled Over C...

UConn Huskies Football Season Canceled Over Coronavirus Risks


The UConn Huskies are the first team in their division to cancel the 2020-21 season over COVID-19 concerns. A school official said the "safety challenges" presented an "unacceptable level of...
Posted: 2020-08-05 07:02:38
UConn Huskies Football Season Canceled Over Coronavirus Risks
The UConn Huskies are the first team in their division to cancel the 2020-21 season over COVID-19 concerns. A school official said the "safety challenges" presented an "unacceptable level of...
NYC Setting Up Quarantine Checkpoints For Tra...

NYC Setting Up Quarantine Checkpoints For Travelers From COVID-19 Hot Spots


Checkpoints at major bridges, tunnels and other sites are meant to drive home the message that 14-day quarantine rules are mandatory for people returning from states with high infection rate...
Posted: 2020-08-05 05:11:53
NYC Setting Up Quarantine Checkpoints For Travelers From COVID-19 Hot Spots
Checkpoints at major bridges, tunnels and other sites are meant to drive home the message that 14-day quarantine rules are mandatory for people returning from states with high infection rate...

Posted: 2020-08-05 03:01:48
Missouri is the second state to expand the health care program via ballot measure during the pandemic. Nearly a quarter million people could get health insurance thanks to the measure....
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:50:56
Thousands in Beirut are reeling from a massive explosion. A longtime incumbent loses in Missouri's Democratic Primary. And, some U.S COVID-19 relief checks were sent to non-American workers ...
NFL's Top Doctor On How Football Plans T...

NFL's Top Doctor On How Football Plans To Return


Chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills defended the NFL's plans to return in September. He tells Morning Edition that the league has an extensive testing program but won't be instituting a "b...
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:50:00
NFL's Top Doctor On How Football Plans To Return
Chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills defended the NFL's plans to return in September. He tells Morning Edition that the league has an extensive testing program but won't be instituting a "b...
Americans Can Travel To Ireland, But Locals M...

Americans Can Travel To Ireland, But Locals May Not Want Them


Americans can now travel to Ireland, although they have to quarantine when they arrive – and while many Irish people say they miss the Americans, they'd prefer they stay at home....
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:50:00
Americans Can Travel To Ireland, But Locals May Not Want Them
Americans can now travel to Ireland, although they have to quarantine when they arrive – and while many Irish people say they miss the Americans, they'd prefer they stay at home....
NYC's Health Commissioner Resigns After ...

NYC's Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes With Mayor


The replacement of New York City's health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, comes as the city braces for a possible resurgence of the coronavirus....
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:50:00
NYC's Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes With Mayor
The replacement of New York City's health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, comes as the city braces for a possible resurgence of the coronavirus....