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    Chef Kathy Gunst's favorite cookbooks of 2021; MLB finally honors Negro League greats

    Chef Kathy Gunst's favorite cookbooks of 2021; MLB finally honors Negro League greats

    Looking for holiday gift ideas? Resident chef Kathy Gunst about her favorite cookbooks of 2021. And, several baseball players from the early 1900s — even the late 1800s — were elected Sunday into baseball's Hall of Fame. Author Andrea Williams tells us more.

    • 41 min
    Starbucks worker on her store's union drive; Why boycotting the 1936 Olympics failed

    Starbucks worker on her store's union drive; Why boycotting the 1936 Olympics failed

    Starbucks workers at three Buffalo locations are on the cusp of forming a union. If successful, it would be Starbucks' first union in the country. Shift supervisor Gianna Reeve joins us. And, we look back at the calls to boycott the 1936 Olympics —which were held in Nazi Germany — with ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap.

    • 41 min
    How Pearl Harbor is remembered; Salary adjustments for remote workers

    How Pearl Harbor is remembered; Salary adjustments for remote workers

    Tuesday marks 80 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor. The National WWII Museum in New Orleans has a new special exhibit called "Infamy: Pearl Harbor Remembered." Senior curator Tom Czekanski shares more about the exhibit. And, some companies are either debating or already implementing salary adjustments for employees who have relocated to less expensive areas during the pandemic. Business reporter Marc Stewart has more.

    • 40 min
    Stress caused by climate change leads to albatross divorce; New tick-borne viruses

    Stress caused by climate change leads to albatross divorce; New tick-borne viruses

    A new study shows that as the ocean's water surface temperatures rise, albatross mates are more likely to break up. One of the study's authors, Francesco Ventura of the University of Lisbon, joins us. And, with climate change expanding tick ranges and their seasonal activity periods in the U.S., more deadly new tick-borne viruses are expected to emerge in the coming years. Shahla Farzan of St. Louis Public Radio reports.

    • 42 min
    Study links abortion denial and poverty; Omission bias and vaccines

    Study links abortion denial and poverty; Omission bias and vaccines

    Chabeli Carrazana, a reporter for The 19th, talks about a study that found 72% of women who were denied access to abortion ended up living in poverty. And, human beings are not always good at assessing risk and making rational decisions. Professor Gretchen Chapman about omission bias and how we make decisions and weigh risks.

    • 41 min
    Former white supremacist on preventing radicalization; 'The Forever Prisoner'

    Former white supremacist on preventing radicalization; 'The Forever Prisoner'

    Former neo-Nazi Christian Picciolini has spent the past few years trying to reform white supremacists through a group called the Free Radicals Project. He explains why he's making what he calls the difficult decision to shut the project down at the end of the year. And, director Alex Gibney's new film "The Forever Prisoner" about the treatment and incarceration of terror suspect Abu Zubaydah premieres on HBO Max on Monday night. He joins us.

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
671 Ratings

671 Ratings

Thomas O71 ,

Very informative

Great in depth review of current events.

TheDudeAbided ,

Long-time listener but....

... NPR has signed up to one-dimensional spreading of the woke gospel, with little to no alternate perspectives on offer. The programming, on a daily basis, has almost become predictable in all the virtue-signaling issues it’s going to hit upon. You can tune into this,, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, NPR Politics Podcast, and get the exact same perspective from every one, with no argument or dissent. I guess it’s an age of hyper-partisan media, but the bias here is more apparent than ever. Even though I probably agree with half of it, I expect a good news program to challenge me, and to challenge itself, in reporting from different perspectives. Can’t say that happens much here.

Jsquanto ,

Awful.

Robin Young is just another state propagandist. She is clearly ignorant on every topic discussed on the shows.

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