NEWS

Biden Says Goal Of 200 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations In 100 Days Has Been Met
POLITICS
Brian Naylor | April 21, 2021
President Biden appears Wednesday at the White House, where he announced his administration has reached a goal of 200 million COVID-19 shots within his first 100 days in office.Evan Vucci | AP President Biden announced Wednesday that Americans have received 200 million COVID-19 vaccinations since he took office, double his ...
Ma’Khia Bryant: Police Identify Officer Who Shot Teen, Release Video Footage
NATIONAL
Bill Chappell | April 21, 2021
Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Andrew Ginther speaks during a news conference Wednesday about the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant on Tuesday. Columbus Public Safety Director Ned Pettus (left) and interim Police Chief Michael Woods listen.Andrew Welsh-Huggins | AP Columbus, Ohio, police have released the name of the officer who ...
FDA Inspection Finds Numerous Problems At Facility Intended To Make J&J Vaccine
NATIONAL
Laurel Wamsley | April 21, 2021
The Emergent BioSolutions Bayview Campus plant in Baltimore has stopped producing vaccine material following an FDA inspection that found numerous problems. The plant was slated to become part of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine production process.Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images Peeling paint. Cracked buckets. Employees dragging unsealed bags of ...
Acting Is ‘Problem Solving,’ Says Courtney B. Vance
ARTS
Terry Gross | April 21, 2021
Courtney B. Vance now stars in Genius: Aretha as the singer's father, Rev. C. L Frankin. He co-starred in the recent HBO series, Lovecraft Country, and won an Emmy for his portrayal of Johnnie Cochran in the 2016 series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.Ilya S. Savenok | ...
The 2021 Oscars’ Best Original Song Nominees, Cruelly Ranked
NEWS
Stephen Thompson | April 21, 2021
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga pushes pageantry over the top while still generating material that would thrive on a real-life Eurovision stage.John Wilson | Netflix It's been an unusual year for... a lot of things, really, so why should the Oscars be any different? But the category ...
Activist: Convictions In George Floyd’s Death Could Represent ‘A Huge Paradigm Shift’
NATIONAL
Rachel Martin, Noel King | April 21, 2021
People celebrate at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis after the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Tuesday.Stephen Maturen | Getty Images The murder conviction of Derek Chauvin could represent "a huge paradigm shift," if three other Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd's death are also convicted, says ...
Stream the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert From SFJAZZ
ARTS
Nate Chinen | April 21, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rggrn9UKgUw The National Endowment for the Arts has inducted a new class of NEA Jazz Masters every year since 1982, honoring more than 160 artists and advocates during their lifetimes. This year's class embodies a dazzling breadth of expression — with the beats of two different drummers, Albert "Tootie" Heath ...
Masks Remain Extremely Effective Indoors, But Are They Necessary Outside?
HEALTH
Mary Louise Kelly, James Doubek | April 21, 2021
Most evidence points to the risks of coronavirus transmission outdoors as very low, according to Dr. Ashish Jha of Brown University's School of Public Health.Karen Ducey | Getty Images Scientists and public health experts agree that masks are effective at lowering the spread of the coronavirus indoors, where the vast ...
On Climate, U.S. And China Pledge Cooperation, But Competition Will Also Be Prominent
WORLD
John Ruwitch | April 21, 2021
President Biden greets Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry in January.Mandel Ngan | AFP via Getty Images President Biden's climate envoy, John Kerry, and his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, agreed last week that China and the United States, the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, should cooperate on ...
‘Project Mayhem’: Reporters Race To Save Tribune Papers From ‘Vulture’ Fund
NEWS
David Folkenflik | April 21, 2021
Baltimore Sun reporter Liz Bowie, center, has helped to lead an effort by Tribune Publishing's journalists to seek new owners for its papers and hold a hedge fund at bay.Jim Watson | AFP via Getty Images Journalists working for the storied newspapers of Tribune Publishing Company are racing against the ...