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    4 ripe, juicy tomato recipes; Kentucky grocery flooding

    4 ripe, juicy tomato recipes; Kentucky grocery flooding

    Chef Kathy Gunst shares four new tomato recipes to give your summer a little sauce. She also explains how to shop for tomatoes. And, Gwen Christon, who owns the only grocery store for miles around the small town of Isom, Ky., talks with us about how flooding there devastated her store.

    • 41 min
    Charlottesville's Jewish community; Threatened wildlife species preservation bill

    Charlottesville's Jewish community; Threatened wildlife species preservation bill

    Five years after the Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly, we hear from members of the city's Jewish community about starting a dialogue to combat white hate. And, the new Recovering America's Wildlife Act would overhaul how the country funds efforts to protect endangered plants and animals. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico who sponsored the bill, joins us.

    • 41 min
    'How to Navigate Life'; Ukrainians resettle in Alaska

    'How to Navigate Life'; Ukrainians resettle in Alaska

    Today's college students are struggling with the demands of life. Authors Belle Liang and Tim Klein are devoted to helping them and join us to discuss their new book. And, four Ukrainians have resettled in Alaska and are living on a retired ferry that they hope to transform into a museum. Eric Stone of KRBD gives us the report.

    • 41 min
    Air conditioning as a human right; Drug-resistant bacteria

    Air conditioning as a human right; Drug-resistant bacteria

    As record-breaking heat spans almost every continent, should air conditioning be a human right for the billions without it? Dr. Morgan Bazilian of the Colorado School of Mines weighs in. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is concerned about antibiotic-resistant bacteria as new data shows the pandemic caused it to surge in hospitals. Dr. Chris Murray of the University of Washington joins us.

    • 41 min
    R.K. Russell on NFL's relationship with LGBTQ+ players; Barbara Kruger's NYC exhibit

    R.K. Russell on NFL's relationship with LGBTQ+ players; Barbara Kruger's NYC exhibit

    Back in 2019, R.K. Russell came out as bisexual and found his job chances in the NFL evaporate. We hear from him. And, artist Barbara Kruger reworked some of her pieces and included new works with text from the web in exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art and the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City. Karen Michel reports.

    • 42 min
    Whitney Houston's legacy; Reproductive choice in other species

    Whitney Houston's legacy; Reproductive choice in other species

    It's been a decade since we lost one of the most beloved artists of our time: Whitney Houston. We revisit a conversation with Gerrick Kennedy, author of "Didn't We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney Houston." And, evolutionary biologist Deena Emera talks about how females of many species have evolved to maximize their own and their offspring's health.

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Great in depth review of current events.

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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.

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