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California's Reparations Task Force has to answer a thorny question: how to calculate compensation for the descendants of slaves. Kamilah Moore chairs the task force.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. After being tried in absentia, she was recently convicted to 15 years in prison on charges of treason.
It's been more than five months since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody, which sparked mass protests in Iran. But part of what fueled them was a sense of economic desperation.
A government crackdown has successfully scared demonstrators off the streets in most of Iran, but conversations with regular people reveal a simmering frustration with the regime.
Iran's government has barely given an inch after months of widespread protests. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Ali Vaez, the Iran Project's director at the International Crisis Group, what happens next.
Iranians of all political stripes complain of a dead-end economy. Some blame U.S. sanctions while others fault government mismanagement and corruption.
Mahsa Amini's death after an alleged violation of Iran's strict dress code sparked months of protests. Now, Tehran's streets are crowded with women with uncovered hair: an act of bravery and dissent.
Following protests and crackdowns over the past five months, authorities held events to mark the 1979 Revolution this week. They show Iranians have mixed feelings about their nation.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Iran's foreign minister about free expression, Americans being held prisoner in his country and the future of the Iran nuclear deal.
In an interview with NPR in Tehran, Iran's foreign minister dismisses the protests that have spread in the wake of Mahsa Amini's death, saying "nothing important had happened."