Yes, We’re Calling It Hispanic Heritage Month And We Know It Makes Some Of You Cringe

Vanessa RomoSeptember 17, 20215:00 AM ET As the headline unambiguously states, here at NPR we’ve kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month.  Not Latino Heritage Month. Not Latinx Heritage Month. Not even a compromise or a combination of the three: Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Heritage Month.  To be honest, as far as this team goes, NPR began to participate in … Continue reading

A historically Black town stood in the way of a pipeline – so developers claimed it was mostly white – Ben Paviour for VPM andAbi Cole for Floodlight – Thu 16 Sep 2021 05.00 EDT

As fracked gas fields in West Virginia boomed over the past decade, energy companies jumped at the chance to build massive new pipelines to move the fuel to neighboring east coast markets. The 600-mile Atlantic Coast pipeline would have been the crown jewel. But Union Hill, Virginia – a community settled by formerly enslaved people after the … Continue reading

China’s Space Station Tiangong Is Coming Together Bit by Bit – By Alberto Cervantes, Natasha Khan and Danny Dougherty

Effectively barred from the International Space Station, China has embarked on an ambitious plan to build its own Earth-orbiting habitat By , and Sept. 17, 2021 5:30 am ET China aims to have its first space station up and running by next year. Construction of the orbiting habitat—dubbed Tiangong, or “Heavenly Palace” in Chinese—began in April, when a Long … Continue reading


By POLITICO STAFF 09/17/2021 05:00 AM EDT Pelosi vs. everybody: Dems’ high-wire health care act This episode of Playbook Deep Dive explores the health care fight overshadowing Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, and what’s at stake — including political legacies and the future of the Democratic Party.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is followed by reporters … Continue reading