BONUS: Screams And Silence
Asian American organizers and influencers have been trying to sound the alarm over a dramatic spike in reports of anti-Asian racism over the last year, and have been frustrated by the lack of media and public attention paid to their worries. In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's Code Switch, hosts Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji examine last week's deadly shooting spree in Georgia, which thrust the issue into the national spotlight.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Scientists are studying how transmissible the coronavirus may be from vaccinated people. Why there is another surge in migrants at the southern border. Tensions between the European Union and China are escalating after tit-for-tat sanctions.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed a controversial set of new election rules into law. President Biden says gun control measures may have to wait. And, with COVID-19 cases rising again in many states, some epidemiologists worry the United States could be facing another nationwide wave.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
President Biden holds his first solo press conference today. AstraZeneca has released new efficacy data for its COVID-19 vaccine in response to the independent review panel that warned the numbers it released earlier in the week were "outdated." And, Colorado officials weigh new gun laws in response to the mass shooting in Boulder.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Boulder Police say their investigation of the mass shooting at a grocery store could take five days or more. President Biden calls on lawmakers to act on gun control to stop future mass shootings. And, the Department of Education has released new data about education disparities that have emerged during the pandemic.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Ten people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Colorado supermarket. Federal officials say an independent panel of experts said the AstraZeneca vaccine's Phase 3 trial data may have relied on "outdated information". And, the Biden team's next legislative push would boost infrastructure.