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Stephen Sondheim, American musical theater icon, has died at age 91

Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, one of the most influential figures in the American musical theater, has died. He was 91.


India's farmers faced down a popular prime minister and won. What will they do now?

India is repealing controversial farm laws that sparked a year of protest from farmers. Analysts say it's both a victory for nonviolent resistance, and a shrewd political move.


WHO is trying to start outlining international rules for COVID outbreaks

Representatives from 194 countries will start negotiations on a possible new pandemic treaty. Officials say a lack of clarity on countries' obligations has hindered the response to COVID.


Making sense of Americans' current spending habits

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Oxford economist Mahir Rasheed about Americans spending money this holiday season despite poll numbers saying people are worried about their future economic state.


Books We Love: Audie Cornish recommends 'Nina' by Traci Todd and Christian Robinson

It's NPR Books' most wonderful time of the year, when beloved books are gathered and shared. One of Audie Cornish's favorites is 'Nina: A Story of Nina Simone' by Traci N. Todd and Christian Robinson.


A new report suggests that abuses of power surrounded Andrew Cuomo's book deal

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Eric Lach, a reporter at The New Yorker, about a new report that reveals details around Andrew Cuomo's many abuses of power.


Audiences gravitate to TV shows with more diverse writers and casts, report says

A new UCLA report shows television viewers like shows with diverse casts and writers. But while some groups are making gains in Hollywood, Latinx people remain severely underrepresented.


U.S. and Iran to talk nuclear deal on Monday

The Biden administration will take another try at reviving the Iran nuclear deal in talks that start in Vienna. Time has passed and much has changed since the Trump White House abandoned the deal.


Dr. Francis Collins on what we know about the Omicron variant so far

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins about how the new COVID-19 variant might affect U.S. response and where the national strategy goes from here.


Daniel Dae Kim talks about 'The Hot Zone: Anthrax' and representation

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with actor Daniel Dae Kim, about his role in National Geographic's The Hot Zone: Anthrax., in which an FBI agent sets out to find who is sending letters laced with anthrax.


 

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