How Deadly Beirut Blasts Pushed Lebanese To Their Breaking Point

It has been one week since an earth-shattering explosion ripped through Beirut, killing at least 220 and injuring thousands more. Since then, Lebanese have experienced sadness,...

Two Views On The Future Of American Policing

As we have seen in Minneapolis, whose city council says it will defund the police, the move to reform law enforcement is gaining steam. Some activists want to abolish police...

How A Centuries-Old Water Mill Is Providing This British County Its Daily Bread

We close the week with an uplifting tale from the United Kingdom. Amid shortages of essential supplies during the coronavirus era, a picturesque water mill of the medieval period...

Andy Card And Rahm Emanuel On What Trump Is Doing Right — And Wrong

Governing in a crisis like the novel coronavirus pandemic can define a presidency. What lessons does history have to offer as a guide? Judy Woodruff reports and talks to former...

At Greek Refugee Camp, There Are Few Defenses Against Covid-19 Threat

Human rights activists and medical nonprofits are calling on the Greek government to evacuate overcrowded refugee camps on islands in the Aegean Sea, where an outbreak of COVID-19...

Despite Virus Fears, Arizona’s Changing Demographic Prepares To Go To The Polls

Across the country, election officials are scrambling to decide how to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic. Louisiana and Georgia have postponed their primary contests, and...

The little-known story of the Republican Party’s 1st presidential nominee

In a new book, NPR’s Steve Inskeep has chronicled the little-known story of how the illegitimate son of an immigrant rose to become the Republican Party’s first presidential...

Water-Stressed Cities In India Turn To Innovation For A Safe, Stable Supply

Half the population of India lives in areas where water resources are highly stressed. In the coastal city of Chennai, rapid economic development and a population boom have...

"Trust Exercise" Author Susan Choi On Power Dynamics And Timely Fiction

Susan Choi’s novel “Trust Exercise” takes place in a high school for the performing arts in an unnamed southern city. But the subjects examined, including consent, power and...

Laila Lalami’s “The Other Americans” Explores The Experience Of Being An Outsider

Jeffrey Brown caught up with the National Book Award fiction finalist Laila Lalami at the Miami Book Festival. Her latest work of fiction, "The Other Americans," explores issues...

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