Published 03/25/23
Two migrants died, trapped with others inside a shipping container on a train in Texas. Poor pay, pandemic burn-out, and bitter politics are causing teachers to drop out of the profession leading to a shortage in schools. Indian Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi is ousted from Parliament, a day after he is found guilty for defamation.
Published 03/25/23
Strikes over French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans disrupt transportation, U.S. life expectancy is declining but a group of scientists say it can still be turned around and ex-president Donald Trump kicks off his 2024 campaign with a rally.
Published 03/24/23
U.S. President Joe Biden heads to Canada for talks dominated by illegal immigration and Haiti, TikTok's CEO testifies in Congress and March Madness returns after several upsets in the opening rounds.
Published 03/23/23
President Joe Biden brands the latest banking aid as a lifeline for jobs and small businesses, San Joaquin Valley residents assess storm damage and Imran Khan supporters gather in Lahore, Pakistan.
Published 03/22/23
Republican lawmakers back ex-President Donald Trump ahead of his potential arrest, staff in the nation's second-largest school district plan a walkout in Los Angeles and the Federal Reserve weighs interest rate hikes.
Published 03/21/23
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with President Vladimir Putin, New York prosecutor Alvin Bragg weighs potential charges against former President Donald Trump, and UBS buys rival Credit Suisse in a historic deal to avert a spreading global banking crisis.
Published 03/20/23
On October 2, 1919, then President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him blind in one eye, partially paralyzed and barely able to write his own name. He was in the midst of his second term. For the remainder of his presidency, some 17 months, his wife managed his duties, serving as a kind of de facto president. Today, as we celebrate Women's History Month, Steve Inskeep joins us to share his interview with Rebecca Boggs Roberts, author of Untold Power: The Fascinating Rise and...
Published 03/19/23
Could multiple bank failures lead to a recession? President Biden asks Congress to make it easier to punish bank executives. And Iraq, 20 years after the U.S.-led invasion.
Published 03/18/23
Lenders contribute $30 billion to rescue First Republic Bank, French President Emmanuel Macron pushes his pension reform through Parliament and seven Virginia sheriff's deputies face murder charges.
Published 03/17/23
Financial markets are on edge over troubles at Credit Suisse, new CDC data shows the maternal mortality rate jumped over 40% in 2021 and the Biden administration is demanding that TikTok be sold.
Published 03/16/23
Small regional banks face pressure after two such institutions failed, a Texas federal judge hears arguments over a key abortion drug and major storms wreak havoc on both U.S. coasts.
Published 03/15/23
The U.S. releases February inflation numbers, the federal government's move to fully cover depositors at two failed banks triggers debate, and construction for the Willow oil drilling project gets underway in Alaska.
Published 03/14/23
Federal officials seek to restore public confidence in the banking system after Silicon Valley Bank collapses, ex-president Donald Trump campaigns in Iowa, Hollywood elite score trophies at Oscars.
Published 03/13/23
Three years ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The virus had spread across the globe, and the WHO announcement triggered unprecedented measures – governments ordered people to quarantine, borders were closed and mandatory masking became commonplace. Today, science reporter Ari Daniel tells us about a new series from NPR: "Hidden Viruses: How Pandemics Really Begin." From bats in Bangladesh to dogs in Malaysia, NPR's Global Health and...
Published 03/12/23
Heavy rains in California have flooded roads and caused two deaths. Silicon Valley Bank, which catered to venture capitalists and tech investors, collapsed on Friday. Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a new five-year term with a trusted ally as the country's new Premier.
Published 03/11/23
The U.S. releases February job numbers, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen meets President Biden in Washington to discuss trade and the war in Ukraine, and California braces for severe weather.
Published 03/10/23
The latest on Russian missiles strikes in Ukraine, President Biden outlines his annual budget blueprint, U.S. intelligence chiefs brief lawmakers on global threats and the U.S. Justice Department says Louisville police violate human rights.
Published 03/09/23
Two Americans kidnapped in Mexico are found dead while two others survive the ordeal, the Senate is set to vote down a D.C. crime bill, and five women denied abortions in Texas sue the state.
Published 03/08/23
Florida's Republican-dominated legislature begins a session during which it is set to pass bills reflecting Governor Ron DeSantis's priorities, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate, and French workers strike to protest pension reforms.
Published 03/07/23
Russia seeks to lay siege to remaining Ukrainian forces in the eastern city of Bakhmut; China lays out its economic and policy agenda for the year ahead; and nearly 200 countries reach a landmark deal on the high seas.
Published 03/06/23
The countdown to the 95th Academy Awards Ceremony is upon us. This year's nominees for Best Picture cover a wide range of genres, from the dizzying science fiction adventure film Everything Everywhere All At Once, to a dark Irish tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin, to a big-budget fighter jet sequel Top Gun: Maverick. There's a lot riding on these awards, as the film industry and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences fight to remain relevant. This week on Up First Sunday, we...
Published 03/05/23
The annual Conservative Political Action Conference wraps up today. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas is expected to win elections this weekend thanks in part to her criticism of Vladimir Putin. Shoppers keep spending but big retail stores are fretful.
Published 03/04/23
The leader of Europe's strongest economy is visiting President Biden at the White House. Analysts think German Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants the U.S. to back off its confrontation with China. How does Germany see China differently? The House Ethics Committee is investigating Republican Congressman George Santos of New York . Also, survivors of an earthquake in Turkey and Syria are now living in temporary housing.
Published 03/03/23
Israeli police used stun grenades and water cannons on protesters. It marks the first time police have used force on the crowds since they started protesting against government attempts to weaken the judiciary. A new report by the U.S. intelligence community says no foreign adversary is behind the sudden onset of medical symptoms among U.S. officials, known as Havana syndrome. So what's responsible? And jurors in the murder trial of former South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh are set to...
Published 03/02/23