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  • 90.7 WMFE
  • TPR News
  • WBUR
  • KERA News
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  • 90.5 WESA
  • Nieman Lab
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Past articles by Elise:

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Oct. 2

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 2 include the latest from West Coast rapper YG, the K-pop group BLACKPINK, Icelandic singer Jónsi and more.Featured Albums:1. BLACKPINK — The AlbumFeatured Song: "Pretty Savage"2. YG — My Life 4HunnidFeatured Song: "Laugh Now, Kry Later"3. Laura Jane Grace — Stay AliveFeatured Song: "Old Friend (Stay Alive)"4. Eartheater — Phoenix: Flames Are… → Read More

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Pandemic Childcare; Plus Mukbang Meets True Crime

Guest host Elise Hu looks at how the pandemic has exacerbated existing problems when it comes to the care of small children. A Massachusetts childcare center owner shares her story about reopening, while a public policy professor talks about the difficult choices women often have to make between their careers and caregiving. Also, a look at how mukbang and true crime collide in the world of… → Read More

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Finding Love — And Feeling Worthy Of It — In 'Felix Ever After'

Kacen Callender's new young adult novel centers on a queer, trans teen trying to find out who's behind a traumatizing transphobic act — a quest that takes him on an emotional roller coaster. → Read More

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South Korean Bestseller 'Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982' Gives Public Voice To Private Pain

A slim book about an everyday woman's life in South Korea became a runaway bestseller (and a movie), tapping into a growing feminism in this punishingly patriarchal country. It's now out in English. → Read More

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In 'Minor Feelings,' Asian American Racial Trauma Is Laid Bare

Cathy Park Hong's essays serve as a major reckoning, pulling no punches as the author uses her life's flashpoints to give voice to a wider Asian American experience, one with cascading consequences. → Read More

VIDEO: Elon Musk’s Next Quest Is A Mind-Machine Meld. Let’s Consider The Implications

The tech entrepreneur recently said he is making implants that connect our brains to our devices. So let's explore the ethics of human upgrading — and what has technology already done to us. → Read More

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VIDEO: Elon Musk's Next Quest Is A Mind-Machine Meld. Let's Consider The Implications

The tech entrepreneur recently said he is making implants that connect our brains to our devices. So let's explore the ethics of human upgrading — and what has technology already done to us. → Read More

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The 2010s: The Globalization Of Music

Our look back at the past decade in music continues as we examine the ways musical borders have fallen and why global sounds are more prevalent and popular than ever.Over the past decade, the borders between different musical worlds have fallen. Producers, singers, songwriters and other artists from around the globe are collaborating in new ways, while genres have blended together so completely… → Read More

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VIDEO: The Military Discovered A Way To Boost Soldiers' Memories, And We Tried It

Researchers have found that giving your brain an electrical stimulation while you sleep can lead to quicker learning and improved memory. Future You's episode 6 explores what this will mean in 2050. → Read More

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VIDEO: What If Aging Wasn't Inevitable? The Quest To Slow And Even Reverse Aging

Scientists have developed promising clock-turning treatments for mice. Could pills that mimic the benefits of exercise help humans? In this Future You: the effort to stop the symptoms of growing old. → Read More

Beyond The Grind: Find Meaning In Travel — Abroad Or In Your Backyard

You can't open a magazine this summer without seeing stories about swarms of tourists crowding once-serene locales. During an age when everything is → Read More

Beyond The Grind: Find Meaning In Travel — Abroad Or In Your Back Yard

You can discover new things about the world when you travel — or even, if you apply a traveler's mindset, close to home. "It takes humility," says artist and author Jenny Odell. → Read More

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Planning A Trip? Pack And Plan Like A Pro

This episode includes simple hacks to lighten your load — including the surprising ways to use dental floss — so you can better enjoy yourself on the road. → Read More

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Can You Travel In Groups Without Going Crazy? NPR Wants To Hear From You

NPR is putting together a guide on navigating the social dynamics of travel, and we need your help. Tell us, how do you deal with group dynamics when traveling? → Read More

How Computer-Assisted Telepathy Helps Humans Communicate

NPR's Elise Hu wears a cap that connects her to a network of other people playing a Tetris-like game at the University of Washington& → Read More

How Mind-Controlled Robot Suits Could Enhance Our Limbs

Thoughts can control machines in more and more intricate ways. In Episode 2 of Future You with Elise Hu, we explore mind-controlled robot suits and how → Read More

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The Sex Scandals Shaking K-Pop And A Reckoning Over How South Korea Regards Women

Several K-pop stars have admitted to being involved in the practice of "spycamming" in Korea — secretly recording sexual acts without the partner's notice and posting those videos online. → Read More

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Thousands Of Fire Evacuees To Spend The Holiday Without Homes

The community shaken by California's Camp Fire is finding ways to come together for Thanksgiving. → Read More

Thousands Of Fire Evacuees To Spend The Holiday Without Homes

The community shaken by California's Camp Fire is finding ways to come together for Thanksgiving. → Read More

American Motherhood Is 'Messed Up,' Author Says. Here's How She Wants To Fix It

In her new book "Forget 'Having It All,' " journalist Amy Westervelt traces the history of motherhood in America, and explores ways to make it better for everyone. → Read More