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Rough Translation: May We Have This Dance?

Lindy Hop is a Black dance born in Harlem in the 1920s. In the past decades it has been adopted by several dance communities around the world. In this episode of Rough Translation we travel to a dance camp in Sweden and we follow the efforts of Black dancers trying to reclaim Lindy Hop as a living tradition.

Rough Translation: May We Have This Dance?

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Set-Backs for President Biden, Russia Accused of 'False Flag' Plans, COVID in Europe

President Biden's agenda continues to be stymied — has his administration set expectations too high for what the political reality can deliver? Yesterday, the U.S. accused Russia of planning a 'false flag' operation in Ukraine to create a pretext to invade that country — what happens next? And as COVID cases surge in Europe, how are individual countries responding?

Set-Backs for President Biden, Russia Accused of 'False Flag' Plans, COVID in Europe

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Supreme Court on Vaccine Mandates, Jan. 6 Sedition Charges, Djokovic Visa Revoked

The Supreme Court has blocked President Biden's vaccine mandate for large employers, but a vaccination requirement still stands for millions of health care workers. Will the rule push employees out of an already-strapped health care system? And members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia are now facing sedition charges for participating in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Why is the Justice Department coming down hard on them and not other rioters? Plus, Australia has revoked tennis star Novak Djokovic's visa again over his vaccination status. Can he appeal in time to compete in the Australian Open?

Supreme Court on Vaccine Mandates, Jan. 6 Sedition Charges, Djokovic Visa Revoked

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Voting Rights Legislation, Safer COVID Masks, Russia and NATO in a Stalemate

How far can President Biden and Democrats go to pass voting rights legislation? And the CDC is expected to issue new mask guidance soon. What should you look for in an upgrade? Plus, talks between Russia and NATO leaders continue today over the fate of Ukraine. What does Russia want and why is it so hard for the U.S. to meet Moscow partway?

Voting Rights Legislation, Safer COVID Masks, Russia and NATO in a Stalemate

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Bonus: Trump On Elections & Republicans

In this bonus episode of Up First, you'll hear part of Steve Inskeep's interview with former President Donald Trump. Even after his unceremonious exit from the White House, Trump continues to hold a large sway within the Republican Party.

Bonus: Trump On Elections & Republicans

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Covid Hospitalizations, The View from Ukraine, Interview with Former President Trump

There are more people hospitalized with COVID-19 now than at any other point in the pandemic. What is it like inside hospitals? Also, the U.S. and NATO allies are worried Russia may be planning to invade Ukraine again. Russia says its troop build-up along the border is just a military exercise. What's the view from Ukraine? Plus, an interview with former President Donald Trump. How is he trying to shape the upcoming election in 2022?

Covid Hospitalizations, The View from Ukraine, Interview with Former President Trump

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Voting Rights Legislation, COVID Closures for Schools, Djokovic's Visa Reinstated

When it comes to voting rights, advocates want more than just speeches and platitudes from their leaders. Can President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris deliver when they travel to Georgia today? And many kids across the country are back in virtual classes. How are parents and teachers and school districts coping? Plus, tennis star Novak Djokovic's Australian visa has been reinstated. How do Australians feel about his vaccine exemption?

Voting Rights Legislation, COVID Closures for Schools, Djokovic's Visa Reinstated

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A Deadly Apartment Fire in NYC, When the Omicron Surge Will Peak, US-Russia Talks

Nineteen people, including nine children, were killed in a massive apartment fire in New York City over the weekend. Was the building safe for the many immigrants families who lived there? And COVID hospitalizations are hitting new highs. How much longer will this surge last? Plus, the U.S. and Russia hold talks today. What is Vladimir Putin's end game?

A Deadly Apartment Fire in NYC, When the Omicron Surge Will Peak, US-Russia Talks

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Life After January 6: Our Politics, Our News, Ourselves

January 6, 2021, changed politics, the media and all of us. Today, in the formal launch of Up First Sunday with host Rachel Martin, we have an episode designed to help you think deeper about the news of the week, featuring conversations with NPR Investigative Reporter Tom Dreisbach, Senior Political Editor Domenico Montanaro and Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin.

Life After January 6: Our Politics, Our News, Ourselves

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Biden Heads To Georgia, Global COVID Restrictions, Remembering Sidney Poitier

Next week, President Biden heads to Georgia to highlight his voting rights agenda. As COVID cases rise around the globe, some countries are imposing lockdowns again. And the actor Sidney Poitier died on Thursday. We revisit his legacy as a civil rights activist, trailblazer for Black performers, and artist.

Biden Heads To Georgia, Global COVID Restrictions, Remembering Sidney Poitier

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