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Unpacking adoption as 'replacement' for abortion; Ukrainian teen adjusts to U.S. life

The leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade includes some references to adoption. Some conservatives argue that adoption means abortion isn't necessary. An adoptee tells us why she believes that's wrong. And, Svitlana Pokliatska and her family fled to the U.S. shortly after the Russian invasion. We look at how one of the few Ukrainian families that have managed to enter America is doing.

Unpacking adoption as 'replacement' for abortion; Ukrainian teen adjusts to U.S. life

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Teens find joy in music during pandemic; 'This Is Us' and more beloved TV sagas end

It's been a hard two years for teenagers and their families. Two high schoolers on how making music carries them through difficult times. And, "This Is Us" is coming to an end. So are other favorites, like "Black-ish," "Grace and Frankie," and "Better Caul Saul." What's next for TV? NPR TV critic Eric Deggans has a few thoughts.

Teens find joy in music during pandemic; 'This Is Us' and more beloved TV sagas end

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How video game social networks radicalize; What to do if you can't find baby formula

The shooter who killed 10 in a Buffalo grocery store broadcast his rampage on Twitch, a live streaming site popular among gamers. It's just one example of how extremists use gaming platforms and gaming-adjacent social media to recruit and promote violence. And, parents around the country continue to search for baby formula during a national shortage. One mom shares her story, and an expert advises parents on what to do if they end up in a tricky situation.

How video game social networks radicalize; What to do if you can't find baby formula

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Alisa Amador wins Tiny Desk contest; Building hydroponic farms in a food desert

NPR announced Alisa Amador as the winner of the Tiny Desk contest. We revisit a conversation from last year with the singer and her mother. And, South Central Los Angeles is considered a food desert. Feed Our Soul tries to fix that by building hydroponic farms in schools across the city.

Alisa Amador wins Tiny Desk contest; Building hydroponic farms in a food desert

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Chef Kwame Onwuachi's 'My America' cookbook; U.S. women's soccer wins equal pay

Kwame Onwuachi is a 32-year-old cooking sensation. He has just published his first cookbook, "My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef." And, after a years-long battle for pay equity with the men's squad, American women's soccer has closed a deal with the U.S. Soccer Federation that puts their salaries and bonuses on par. Business Insider's Meredith Cash joins us.

Chef Kwame Onwuachi's 'My America' cookbook; U.S. women's soccer wins equal pay

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Tom Daley opens up about his life in new memoir; Global abortion restrictions

At 27, Tom Daley is Britain's most decorated diver of all time. He talks about his new memoir, "Coming Up for Air." And, the U.S. Supreme Court could be on the verge of reversing its landmark ruling that legalized abortion across the country back in 1973. But abroad, even in some historically conservative countries, courts have been moving in a different direction.

Tom Daley opens up about his life in new memoir; Global abortion restrictions

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Political rifts within evangelicalism; 'Emergency' deals with life-or-death decisions

Right-wing politics is creating divisions inside the evangelical church. The Atlantic's Tim Alberta writes that he's spent his life "watching evangelicalism morph from a spiritual disposition into a political identity. It's heartbreaking." He joins us. And, the new film "Emergency" is about three men of color whose night out becomes complicated when they find an unconscious white woman in their apartment. Director Carey Williams and screenwriter KD Davila talk about the movie, which opens in theaters Friday.

Political rifts within evangelicalism; 'Emergency' deals with life-or-death decisions

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Simu Liu's origin story; Survivor describes experience at Indigenous boarding school

Actor Simu Liu plays Marvel's first Asian superhero, Shang-Chi. In his new memoir, "We Were Dreamers," he details what it took to get to that role. And, survivors of Native American boarding schools are talking publicly about the physical and sexual abuse that was rampant in those institutions. One of them talks about her experience.

Simu Liu's origin story; Survivor describes experience at Indigenous boarding school

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Replacement theory, explained; The danger of buy now, pay later loans

The suspected gunman in the Buffalo grocery store mass shooting allegedly cited a racist theory that the white population has been systematically reduced and "replaced." We break down the origins of replacement theory, and how it's gained traction in right-wing media. And, buy now, pay later loans are increasingly popular. They can be convenient, but read the fine print and watch out for debt, says one business analyst.

Replacement theory, explained; The danger of buy now, pay later loans

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The precise art of making olive oil; 'Invisible Child' details toll of homelessness

Chef Kathy Gunst visited ancient trees in Italy to demystify the process of making olive oil. Now she has three new recipes for you. And, "Invisible Child" chronicles the life of one girl dealing with homelessness. New York Times writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Andrea Elliott tells us about the decade she spent with Dasani.

The precise art of making olive oil; 'Invisible Child' details toll of homelessness

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