Alejandra Marquez Janse
Stories By

Alejandra Marquez Janse

Alejandra Marquez Janse

Story Archive

New podcast examines what went wrong to lead to the Surfside condominium collapse

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1098865315/1098865318" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Puerto Rico, the arrests of elected officials worsen trust in government

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1098585366/1098585367" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Minnie Driver's new memoir, Managing Expectations, the actress shares stories about the messiness of life from her childhood in England and Barbados, to her unexpected path into acting, becoming a single mom and her complicated relationship with her own parents. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Minnie Driver on the paradox of fame and her 'complicated' notion of marriage

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1096450590/1096720029" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Hunt-Broersma wasn't always a runner. She didn't pick up the sport until after her left leg was amputated in 2001. But since then she said she's learned just how strong she is. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ross D. Franklin/AP

Amputee Jacky Hunt-Broersma ran 104 marathons in 104 days — and may have set a record

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1095995698/1096016995" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

To break a world record, one woman ran 102 marathons in 102 days — and kept going

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1095988634/1095988635" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How one woman turned her grief into nourishment for her community

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1095642514/1095642515" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Georgia's President wants the world to remember the countries near Ukraine during war

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1095365198/1095365199" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Florida is ending Disney's special tax district. Here's what comes next

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1094390276/1094390278" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The White House's new initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions from transportation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1094119439/1094119440" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Taco Bell axed the Mexican pizza from its menu to make way for new items, but popular demand brought it back. Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images

Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican pizza — and South Asians are rejoicing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1094074835/1094101641" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Mexican Pizza, beloved by South Asian Americans, is coming back to Taco Bell

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1093846900/1093846901" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo says the bureau needs more funding to increase staffing and update technology to better serve Americans in the tax filing process. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The IRS misses billions in uncollected tax each year. Here's why

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1093380881/1093380882" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Alvin Carter, a school bus driver and custodian in Skokie, Ill., has become a reliable source of joy for the children he drives and his community. Helen Wei hide caption

toggle caption
Helen Wei

How a school bus driver in Illinois has brought joy to his community for decades

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1092826346/1093118630" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Texas welfare workers are resigning over orders to investigate trans kids' families

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1092904567/1092904573" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gov. Abbott's order for truck inspections is all an unnecessary PR stunt, critics say

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1092686718/1092686719" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript