NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the continuing pandemic and how today's children might remember this time decades from now.
Scott Simon notes the 30 percent increase of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. during the first year of the pandemic.
Music writer Carol Cooper reflects on the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival documented in the new film Summer of Soul as a necessary catharsis for Black America from the collective losses of the 1960s.
Rep. Andrew Kim, a New Jersey Democrat, has given his blue suit to the Smithsonian. Scott Simon explains its significance as an artifact from the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol Building.
This weekend, Mary Louise Kelly continues a family tradition — running the Peachtree Road Race. It won't be in person, but it will bring her a chance to run with her father's spirit in her heart.
Europe lists four approved vaccines for travelers. There's an omission that makes Nigerian physician Ifeanyi Nsofor feel invisible — and disappointed.
Chad Sell's new Cardboard Kingdom book is, at least on the cover, about kids who make beasts and monsters out of cardboard — but really, it's about little kids who aren't quite ready to be big.
An NPR correspondent living with incurable cancer says 7% is no solution. That's one estimate of how much — or how little — breast cancer research funding goes toward metastatic disease.
President Biden sees foreign policy as a battle between democracies and autocracies — and that's a flawed doctrine, according to analysts Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky.
That's Dr. Junaid Nabi's perspective as an immigrant when he hear Americans say they're going to "watch and wait" — while his family and colleagues abroad are desperate for a COVID-19 vaccine.
NPR's Scott Simon shares the story of Lucio Arreola, a father of three who's recovering from a heart transplant and whose family recorded a song for him using his own heartbeat.
There is a growing discontent in the African American community with symbolic gestures that are presented as progress without any accompanying economic or structural change.
TV critic Eric Deggans says the Oscar-winning actor whose career has been rooted in films based on U.S. history needs to take responsibility for helping dismantle the notion of white exceptionalism.
NPR's Scott Simon ponders the child tax credit, why it was created and why someone as wealthy as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos would get it.
With the school year about to end, NPR's Scott Simon ponders how quickly children grow up and become their own persons.