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Earthquake kills thousands in Turkey, Syria; This teacher challenged book bans

Residents and officials in southeastern Turkey and northwest Syria are assessing the damage from a devastating earthquake that struck the area Sunday, killing more than 2,300 people. NPR's Peter Kenyon joins us from Istanbul. Then, locals in northeastern Ohio are being urged to evacuate the area due to fears of a potential explosion caused by a train derailment. Julie Grant, managing editor for The Allegheny Front, shares the latest. And, Summer Boismier was an Oklahoma high school English teacher who gave her students a QR code that led to the Brooklyn Public Library's page on banned books. Controversy ensued, leading her to quit her job ultimately. She talks about the "brain drain" these state regulations result in, as aspiring educators avoid areas where lessons are strictly regulated.

Earthquake kills thousands in Turkey, Syria; This teacher challenged book bans

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Remembering David Crosby: A good friend shares their decades of music and banter

For the last 30 years, writer Steve Silberman and late rock legend David Crosby remained in constant contact. Now, the author is still in shock after the loss of his dear friend. In this bonus episode, Silberman remembers Crosby's hope, humor and impact on music.

Remembering David Crosby: A good friend shares their decades of music and banter

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Humpback whale strandings in the Northeast; Video game soundtrack composer

China is now saying that a suspected spy balloon spotted over Montana is actually a civilian weather balloon that strayed off course. The Pentagon said Thursday that it was tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon. Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh joins us. And, scientist Jooke Robbins talks about the recent humpback whale beaching on the East Coast. Then, for the first time ever, video game soundtracks have their own category in the Grammys. Stephanie Economou talks about her nomination for the score to "Assassins' Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok."

Humpback whale strandings in the Northeast; Video game soundtrack composer

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The state of police reform; Businesses to hire more people with criminal records

Tyre Nichols' death from injuries caused by Memphis police officers has reignited nationwide calls for police reform and federal action. Harvard University Professor Yanilda Gonzalez explains what can be done. Then, experts recommend that people with increased risk for ovarian cancer have their fallopian tubes removed in some circumstances. New York Times reporter Roni Rabin joins us. And, for people in the U.S. who have criminal records, finding housing or a job can be a struggle. But, some businesses are making deliberate efforts to hire ex-offenders to lower that barrier to work. Dane Linn, senior vice president at Business Roundtable, joins us.

The state of police reform; Businesses to hire more people with criminal records

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Skate shop owner reflects on Tyre Nichols; How much dark chocolate is safe to eat?

Sac Ramp Skate Shop owner Christopher Dean reflects on the life of Tyre Nichols, who will be buried in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday. Skateboarders in Sacramento, California, where Nichols grew up, will remember him at a "homegoing celebration" on Saturday. Then, meteorologist Mark Elliot talks about the freezing rain and brutal cold that is causing power outages across Texas, Arkansas and other states in the region. And, a new study by Consumer Reports confirms that most dark chocolate is contaminated by heavy metals lead and cadmium. So what does that mean for consumers? And how did the metals get there in the first place? James Rogers, director of food and safety research at Consumer Reports, joins us.

Skate shop owner reflects on Tyre Nichols; How much dark chocolate is safe to eat?

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Surgeon general calls gun violence an 'epidemic'; How Waco reverberates today

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has long called gun violence in America an epidemic. He's pushing for more research into gun violence and what the government can do to prevent it. Then, a federal appeals court ended Johnsons & Johnson's attempt to sidestep lawsuits over its baby powder Monday. The company tried to use a bankruptcy filing to block the nearly 40,000 lawsuits from people alleging its baby powder contains asbestos. NPR's Scott Horsley joins us. And, author Kevin Cook talks about his new book, "Waco Rising: David Koresh, the FBI, and the Birth of America's Modern Militias."

Surgeon general calls gun violence an 'epidemic'; How Waco reverberates today

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Coping with racial trauma from Tyre Nichols' death; VA school reopens after shooting

The Memphis Police Department has disbanded its SCORPION unit. The acronym stood for "Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods," and the specialized unit of five officers was charged in the death of Tyre Nichols. Keith Taylor, an adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, joins us. And, Tyre Nichols' death shocked the nation, but many weren't surprised as more information about police brutality came to light. How does the Black and Brown community — in Memphis and around the country — move forward from this racial trauma? Trauma therapist Resmaa Menakem joins us. Then, earlier this month, a 6-year-old shot his teacher in a Virginia classroom. Monday, the Richneck Elementary School in Newport News reopens for the first time since. Thomas Britton has a 6-year-old in the same class as the shooter and joins us.

Coping with racial trauma from Tyre Nichols' death; VA school reopens after shooting

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Tyre Nichols' family lawyer on charges; Breaking barriers to Asian mental health care

Tyre Nichols died at the hands of Memphis police officers earlier this month at what should have been a routine traffic stop. One of the attorneys representing Nichols' family, Antonio Romanucci, joins us. And, the Biden administration is proposing changes to the U.S. census and federal surveys that research shows will make data on Latinos and people of Middle Eastern or North African descent more accurate. NPR correspondent Hansi Lo Wang joins us. Then, the Asian Mental Health Collective started during the pandemic to provide free therapy and work toward erasing the stigma around mental healthcare. The group is rallying counselors across the country amid shootings targeting Asian communities. Jeanie Chang, board president of the Asian Mental Health Collective joins us.

Tyre Nichols' family lawyer on charges; Breaking barriers to Asian mental health care

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Economy expands in Q4, but fear of recession looms; 'The Persian Version' at Sundance

U.S. GDP rose 2.9% in the final quarter of 2022. It beat expectations, but fears of a recession still loom large among economists. MSNBC's Ali Velshi breaks down the latest numbers. And, we check back with Isom, Kentucky, grocery store owner Gwen Christon, six months after flood waters ruined her store, the only grocery store within miles in her small, rural town. Then, the Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City, Utah. Director Maryam Keshavarz talks about "The Persian Version," a sweeping family dramedy about three generations of Iranian women.

Economy expands in Q4, but fear of recession looms; 'The Persian Version' at Sundance

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'My Selma' details growing up Black in 1960's South; Can Congress fix Ticketmaster?

Two mass shootings occurred in California during Lunar New Year celebrations, leaving Asian communities in the surrounding areas reeling. They came at a time of increased anti-Asian violence. Anh Do of the Los Angeles Times and Cecilia Lei of the San Francisco Chronicle join us. And, Willie Mae Brown was 12 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. first visited the church in her town. Her new book is "My Selma: True Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement," and Brown joins us. Then, it'll be a cruel summer for Taylor Swift fans who couldn't score tickets to the pop star's tour. After the chaos and Ticketmaster site shutdown, Swifties know there's a problem with Ticketmaster all too well, but now Congress is weighing in. The New Republic's Pablo Manríquez joins us to recap Tuesday's hearing.

'My Selma' details growing up Black in 1960's South; Can Congress fix Ticketmaster?

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