Archive for May 8th, 2021

Celebrities Push For Vaccine Equity At 'Vax Live' Benefit Concert | | May 08 2021, 10:40 PM

The charity event has so far raised $302 million and secured over 26 million COVID-19 vaccines. The money will go toward vaccine delivery, testing and PPE in some of the world's poorest countries.

Getting Women Back To Work Is Key To A Strong Recovery, Labor Secretary Says | | May 08 2021, 7:40 PM

Millions of women have left the workforce during the pandemic as schools stopped in-person learning. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says the recovery hinges on women returning to work.

Bombing Near Kabul School Kills At Least 30, Many Of Them Girls

US & World | | May 08 2021, 4:40 PM

Many of the victims were young students. No group has claimed responsibility. The U.S. and NATO are in the process of removing all troops from the country, raising fears of increased attacks.

Cybersecurity Attack Shuts Down A Top U.S. Gasoline Pipeline | | May 08 2021, 12:20 PM

An attack shuts down Colonial Pipeline, a major transporter of gasoline along the East Coast. A security analyst says the event shows the vulnerability of key elements of the nation's infrastructure.

Opinion: As NPR Turns 50, Scott Simon's View From Behind The Microphone | | May 08 2021, 7:20 AM

As NPR celebrates 50 years on the air, host Scott Simon reflects on how the network has grown, and his time travelling the world, covering wars, famines, elections and more.

Will My Sense Of Smell Ever Return? Olfactory Insights From COVID And Beyond

Health | | May 08 2021, 6:00 AM

COVID-19 has renewed interest in a key way humans perceive the world. A reporter who hasn't been able to tell the scent of a rose from a sweaty gym shoe for decades takes heart in the latest science.

There's Big Money In Stolen Catalytic Converters

US & World | | May 08 2021, 6:00 AM

Catalytic converters on the underside of vehicles help reduce emissions. But rising prices for some metals has led to a jump in them being stolen — and some unique theft prevention methods.

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