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President Biden is giving an address honoring the victims of the coronavirus pandemic as the country nears 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. Listen to his address on-air, at 6 p.m. EST, Monday, February 22 during "All Things Considered." Watch his remarks below as they begin.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland, President Biden's nominee for attorney general this morning, Monday, February 22 at 9:30 a.m. EST. Garland is the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and has deep ties to the Justice Department, where he served as a prosecutor decades ago. 

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PRX/Radio Smithsonian

"Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was" is the story of radio’s role in the 20th-century transformation of the African American community. First aired in 1996, the specials have been reformatted into six hours for 2021. Original host Lou Rawls guides us, with new narration from original producer Jacquie Gales Webb. WRVO will air this six-part series every Sunday in February. Episodes will air from 7 - 9:00 p.m. on February 7 and 14. This will preempt "Big Picture Science" for those weeks. The remaining episodes will air on February 21 and 28.

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for the second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection

Live, on-air coverage from NPR, hosted by Audie Cornish and Scott Detrow begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 13. Listen at home with your smart speaker. Just ask it to "play WRVO."

Watch live: Day 4 of Trump impeachment trial in the Senate

Feb 12, 2021

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for the second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Friday, February 12, Trump's legal team will present their defense. Catch up with how the House impeachment managers wrapped up their case.

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for the second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Thursday, February 11, the House impeachment managers will continue presenting their case starting at noon and lasting up to 8 hours. Catch up with takeaways from day 2 of the trial.

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for the second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Wednesday, February 10, the House impeachment managers will begin presenting their case starting at noon and lasting up to 16 hours over two days. Catch up with some takeaways from the first day of the trial.

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Former President Donald Trump is on trial for a second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Trump's defense team denies he directly called for violence and argues that he should not be tried since he is no longer in office. The House impeachment managers say he must be held accountable for the violence at the Capitol.

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Join us for the fourth and final hour of the annual Best of the Best broadcast from the Third Coast Festival. Listen to winners of the 2020 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound.

"Dat Rona [excerpt]," produced by Dr. Janina Jeff and Sam Riddell for "In Those Genes."

Winner of the 2020 Impact Award

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The House is formally transmitting the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for the trial in that chamber the week of February 8. Watch the ceremony live as it begins at approximately 6:50 p.m. EST.

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As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines unfolds in the U.S., numerous questions around distribution, supply, hesitancy and efficacy persist. The stakes are high, as numbers of deaths and cases break records. A panel of experts from Harvard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tackles questions about COVID-19 vaccination. Watch the forum, live as it begins at noon EST on Friday, January 22.

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Join us for the third hour of the annual Best of the Best broadcast from the Third Coast Festival. Listen to winners of the 2020 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound.

"The Work of Closing a Notorious Jail [excerpt]," reported by Carolina Hidalgo and edited by Jen Chien for "70 Million."

Winner of the 2020 Directors’ Choice Award

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Join WRVO for special coverage from NPR, on-air and online beginning at 11 a.m. EST. Watch the ceremony, inaugural address and other celebratory events throughout the day.

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Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin is appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be President-elect Joe Biden's defense secretary. Austin, who previously led U.S. Central Command, will require a waiver for his confirmation as he's only been retired from active duty for four years. Watch the hearing live as it begins at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19.

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Join WRVO this morning for live coverage as Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his 2021 state budget address today from Albany. WRVO will provide live coverage of the address on-air beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Listen live to Gov. Cuomo's 2021 budget address on-aironline, with your smart speaker and with the WRVO app.

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Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for homeland security secretary, is testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The nomination comes at a crucial time for national security in the wake of the deadly riot on the U.S. Capitol. Watch the hearing live as it begins at approximately 10 a.m.

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President-elect Joe Biden is outlining his COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan in Wilmington, Del. Biden has been critical of the current administration's effort and is seeking to speed up the process. The announcement comes a day after Biden proposed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

Watch his remarks live at approximately 3:40 p.m. EST.

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Third Coast International Audio Festival

Join us for the second hour of the annual Best of the Best broadcast from the Third Coast Festival. Listen to winners of the 2020 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound.
 

"Songs of Speculation (excerpt)," [abridged] by Jillian Walker and Ben Williams for category-other.

Winner of the 2020 Audio Unbound Award

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President-elect Biden is set to deliver remarks in which he will "outline his vaccination and economic rescue legislative package." Biden has long said that the most recent coronavirus relief legislation did not go far enough in delivering critical help and that a new package would be a top priority for his incoming administration.

Watch his remarks live at approximately 7:15 p.m. EST.

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Governor Cuomo will deliver his fourth and final 2021 State of the State address this morning at 11:30 a.m. EST. Live video will be available below as it begins. 

In his third speech on Wednesday, the governor unveiled an ambitious green energy plan.

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Governor Cuomo will deliver his third 2021 State of the State address this morning at 11:30 a.m. EST. Live video will be available below as it begins. 

In his second speech on Tuesday, the governor detailed his plans to use rapid coronavirus testing in 2021 to reopen restaurants, theaters and arts venues, even before most New Yorkers are vaccinated.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is debating an article of impeachment against President Trump following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. The article charges Trump with incitement of insurrection. The debate and vote will begin at 9 a.m. EST.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Donald Trump's duties. The effort comes as the House is also pursuing a second impeachment against the president over the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. WRVO will carry live, on-air, special coverage from NPR of the proceedings beginning at 6 p.m. EST.

Join WRVO this morning for live coverage as Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his State of the State address today from Albany. WRVO will provide live coverage of the address on-air beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Join us for four consecutive weekends in January for the annual Best of the Best broadcast from the Third Coast Festival. Listen to winners of the 2020 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound.

"How to Remember," produced by Axel Kacoutié and edited by Eleanor McDowall for Short Cuts from BBC Radio 4.

Winner of the 2020 Best Documentary: Gold Award

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President-elect Joe Biden is formally introducing his nominee for attorney general, Merrick Garland. The event follows a day of violence and an overnight session of Congress that ended in a final affirmation of Biden's election win. Watch the announcement live as it begins at 1:30 p.m. EST.

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Members of Congress are formally counting the Electoral College votes. A group of Republicans, including North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik, are planning to object to the results, citing false claims of widespread voter fraud. President Trump continues to baselessly claim that he won the election rather than Joe Biden, who is set to be sworn into office on Jan. 20.

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Georgians are voting in two Senate runoff elections on Tuesday, January 5. Incumbent Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue face Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The races were too close to call in November and now their outcome determines the balance of power in the Senate.

Follow live runoff results here Tuesday night. Polls are set to close at 7 p.m. EST.

IQ2US

The public and pundits alike are still processing the most recent election, but this much we know: 2020 marks the most diverse Congress in American history, and President Trump garnered more minority voters in 2020 than in 2016. As Georgia faces two runoff elections, which will determine which party controls the Senate, gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and other voting-rights advocates have focused on identity politics as a way to prevail in the electoral process. Is it a winning strategy?

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