Archive for February 26th, 2020

Opinion: Despite No Major Deal During Trump's Visit To India, There Was Progress | | February 26 2020, 6:20 PM

Although no major trade deal was produced during President Trump's visit to India, there were other signs of progress in the U.S.-India relationship, writes the Brookings Institution's Tanvi Madan.

As U.S. Preps For Coronavirus, Health Workers Question Safety Measures

Health | | February 26 2020, 4:40 PM

The plight of Chinese health care workers contracting the coronavirus has prompted frontline medical staff in the U.S. to wonder if they're protected. Hospitals say they're taking steps to prepare.

Trump White House Resists Calls To Appoint A Coronavirus Czar | | February 26 2020, 3:40 PM

Epidemic experts and Democratic politicians fault coordination of the response to the coronavirus outbreak and say what's needed is a czar. The White House disagrees.

David Roback, Mazzy Star Guitarist, Dead At 61 | | February 26 2020, 3:20 PM

The musician was a prominent member of the 1980s "Paisley Underground" scene in his native LA before gaining commercial success with Mazzy Star in the early '90s.

Seeking Black Voters, Trump Campaign To Open Offices In 15 Black Communities | | February 26 2020, 2:40 PM

The Trump campaign is hoping to boost support from African-Americans in November. It will open offices in 15 cities with large black populations.

Philadelphia Nonprofit Opening Nation's First Supervised Injection Site Next Week

US & World | | February 26 2020, 11:20 AM

After a two-year legal saga, Safehouse says it will open next week, allowing users to administer illegal drugs under supervision. Federal officials say they will try to stop the site from opening.

Insurers Sank Connecticut's 'Public Option.' Would A National Version Survive?

Health | | February 26 2020, 10:00 AM

Even in a solidly blue state where voters were demanding relief from the high cost of health care, the idea of a government-run public option for health insurance faced a "steam train of opposition."

'Hood Feminism' Is A Call For Solidarity In A Less-Than-Inclusive Movement | | February 26 2020, 4:40 AM

Mikki Kendall reveals how feminism has failed to consider populations too often excluded from the movement's banner — and forgotten to weigh the breadth of issues affecting the daily lives of many.

From Pueblo To Pensacola, Here Are Key Places We're Watching This Election | | February 26 2020, 4:40 AM

Many of America's communities are changing, and so is how voters think about what matters most to them and whom they want their leaders to be.

Supreme Court Turns To Immigration With 2 Major Cases

Crime & Justice | | February 26 2020, 4:40 AM

The court ruled that the parents of a Mexican boy shot and killed by a border patrol agent cannot sue the officer. It also heard arguments in a free-speech case involving immigration.

Federal Report Says Women In Prison Receive Harsher Punishments Than Men | | February 26 2020, 4:40 AM

Prisons often give disproportionately harsher punishments for minor offenses to women than to men, according to a new federal report that backs up the findings of an earlier NPR investigation.

Free Doula Program For Black Moms-To-Be Gets New Life | | February 26 2020, 12:45 PM

A few months ago we told you about the controversy surrounding a promising program meant to help African American moms have healthier births. Now the program has been reborn as the Frontline Doulas program.

Facing the Music: The Uncertain Future of the Orange County School of the Arts | | February 26 2020, 7:14 AM

A standoff with the Santa Ana school district could bring down the curtain on one of Southern California's most popular — yet highly controversial — charter schools.

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From Post To Photo Finish: New Book Uses Portraiture To Chronicle Hollywood Park Racetrack’s Final Weeks

| February 26 2020, 9:13 AM

Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood was home to horse racing royalty over its 75 years in operation.

2020 Check In: Previewing South Carolina’s Primary And The Role The African American Vote Will Play There And In California

| February 26 2020, 9:09 AM

Eyeing a South Carolina victory to rescue his presidential ambitions, Joe Biden claimed one of the state's most coveted endorsements on Wednesday as Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders marched past the blistering assault from his rivals on the debate stage the night before. And Pete Buttigieg, a leading critic of both Biden and Sanders, canceled multiple events on the day saying he was sick.

Chatting With One Of NPR’s ‘Founding Mothers’ Susan Stamberg

| February 26 2020, 8:59 AM

With a career in broadcast journalism that spans over fifty years, Susan Stamberg is one of the most respected figures in media today and continues to be a recognizable voice on NPR’s airwaves.

How Caregiving Demands Are Intensifying For The ‘Sandwich Generation’

| February 26 2020, 8:55 AM

For working parents, staying on top of childcare is difficult enough. Yet increasingly, American parents are being squeezed by the pressure of not only caring for their kids, but their aging parents as well.

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