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Adrian Florido

Adrian Florido

Correspondent, National Desk

Adrian Florido is a national correspondent for NPR covering race and identity in America.

He was previously a reporter for NPR's Code Switch team.

His beat takes him around the country to report on major flashpoints over race and racism, but also on the quieter nuances and complexities of how race is lived and experienced in the United States.

In 2018 he was based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria while on a yearlong special assignment for NPR's National Desk.

Before joining NPR in 2015, he was a reporter at NPR member station KPCC in Los Angeles, covering public health. Before that, he was the U.S.-Mexico border reporter at KPBS in San Diego. He began his career as a staff writer at the Voice of San Diego.

Adrian is a Southern California native. He was news editor of the Chicago Maroon, the student paper at the University of Chicago, where he studied history. He's also an organizer of the Fandango Fronterizo, an annual event during which musicians gather on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and play together through the fence that separates the two countries.

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Tuesday

A pro-Palestinian protester at Columbia University in early May. Chants calling for "intifada" have become central at many demonstrations against the war in Gaza and the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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Chants of 'intifada' ring out from pro-Palestinian protests. But what's it mean?

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Saturday

Basil Rodriguez was arrested linking arms outside Hamilton Hall, but said the arrest had strengthened their resolve to continue protesting. The trespassing charge Rodriguez faced was dismissed this week. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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Saturday

Students at some campus anti-war protests are reaching agreements with universities

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Wednesday

The latest on student protests in New York City and around the country

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Friday

Here are the divestment demands that student protestors are making

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Protests against the war in Gaza intensify at Columbia and other universities

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Tuesday

Japanese-American baseball players will bring the game back to a WWII camp

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Wednesday

Texas' immigration law is being challenged in court amid racial profiling concerns

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World Central Kitchen workers face danger: 7 killed in Gaza by Israeli airstrike

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Tuesday

A museum has compiled the names of all people of Japanese descent incarcerated during WWII

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Wednesday

The latest in California's reparations efforts

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Friday

The University of California denies campus jobs for undocumented students

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Friday

Why Puerto Rico has such deep support for the Palestinian cause

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Friday

Parranda! In Puerto Rico, young people keep a Christmas musical tradition alive

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Wednesday

Using a plastic skull, archaeologist Alicia Odewale teaches a lesson about Tulsa's ongoing search for mass graves containing victims of the city's 1921 race massacre. She taught it at Black History Saturdays, a free private program designed for students to learn unvarnished lessons in African American history that teachers say a new law targeting race education has made harder to honestly teach. Michael Noble Jr. for NPR hide caption

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Oklahoma restricted how race can be taught. So these Black teachers stepped up

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Monday

People listen to the California reparations task force in Oakland, Calif., at one of its final meetings in May. Sophie Austin/Associated Press hide caption

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Most California voters oppose cash reparations for slavery, poll finds

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Friday

Maui faces an economic crisis since vacationers have shied away since the wildfires

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Monday

From Maui, an update on recovery efforts almost a month after the wildfire

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Wednesday

Bad Bunny exalts Puerto Rico in his music of resistance. Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

If California decides to adopt a reparations program, here are the next steps

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Wednesday

Thousands of anti-government protesters in Peru call for the president's resignation

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Tuesday

Ruth Madievsky's new novel explores trauma, drugs and toxic sisterhood

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Monday

The implications of Russia suspending the Black Sea Grain Deal with Ukraine

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Friday

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