NEWS

Trees Talk To Each Other. ‘Mother Tree’ Ecologist Hears Lessons For People, Too
ARTS
Dave Davies | May 4, 2021
Suzanne Simard is a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia. Her own medical journey inspired her research into, among other things, the way yew trees communicate chemically with neighboring trees for their mutual defense.Brendan George Ko | Penguin Random House Trees are "social creatures" that communicate ...
Biden Sets New Goal: At Least 70% Of Adults Given 1 Vaccine Dose By July 4
NATIONAL
Alana Wise | May 4, 2021
President Biden speaks about the COVID-19 vaccination program Tuesday in the White House. Biden has set a goal of seeing 160 million adults fully vaccinated by July Fourth.Evan Vucci | AP Updated May 4, 2021 at 3:43 PM ET President Biden on Tuesday announced a new goal to administer at ...
Pfizer Says FDA Will Soon Authorize COVID-19 Vaccine For 12-15 Age Group
NATIONAL
Bill Chappell | May 4, 2021
Syringes filled with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are shown in April at the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center in Miami.Wilfredo Lee | AP The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old, a decision that could come by ...
Reinstate Trump? Facebook Oversight Board Set To Rule On Indefinite Ban
POLITICS
Rachel Martin, Jason Breslow, Shannon Bond | May 4, 2021
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a Senate panel in April 2018. On Wednesday, Facebook's independent Oversight Board is set to decide whether the company should keep its indefinite ban on former President Donald Trump.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Updated May 4, 2021 at 1:11 PM ET Facebook's independent Oversight ...
3 Romance Novels Written By Stacey Abrams Will Be Reissued
ARTS
Becky Sullivan | May 4, 2021
In addition to running for Georgia governor and registering some 800,000 voters, Stacey Abrams has written eight romance novels under the nom de plume Selena Montgomery. Now, her first three novels will be reissued.Drew Angerer | Getty Images Before she ran for governor of Georgia, before she registered 800,000 new ...
India Crosses 20 Million COVID-19 Cases As Critical Shortages Worsen
WORLD
Lauren Frayer, Bill Chappell | May 4, 2021
India has reported more than 20 million coronavirus cases, adding more than 2.6 million new cases in the past week alone. Here, women wait to refill empty oxygen cylinders in New Delhi. Oxygen shortages are blamed for deaths at even the best-equipped urban hospitals in India.Amal KS | Hindustan Times ...
MetroFocus: May 3, 2021
LOCAL
MetroFocus | May 4, 2021
Our Frontpage Forecast panelists Rutgers University Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Saladin Ambar, CUNY Professor and former President of the New York City Board of Elections, J.C. Polanco and Gotham Gazette Executive Editor Ben Max bring us the latest headlines from across the tristate to across the nation.
Announcing The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest
NEWS
Bob Boilen | May 4, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfg8tmM5I_g Every year, we ask unsigned artists to send us their songs. These artists invite us into their communities and spaces — their buildings and basements and backyards — and share the music they've been working so hard on. Getting to be among the first people to hear a great ...
One Of The World’s Poorest Countries Has One Of The World’s Lowest COVID Death Rates
HEALTH
Jason Beaubien | May 4, 2021
Haiti's success is not due to some innovative intervention against the virus. Most people have given up wearing masks in public on the streets of Port-au-Prince and elsewhere. And Haiti hasn't yet administered a single COVID-19 vaccine.Valerie Baeriswyl | AFP via Getty Images Haiti has one of the lowest death ...
104 Days Of Bidenonomics
NATIONAL
Greg Rosalsky | May 4, 2021
Editor's note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money's newsletter. You can sign up here. WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: President Joe Biden addresses a Joint Session of Congress, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris behind, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.Pool | Getty ...