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Biden Inauguration

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The performance of inaugural poet Amanda Gorman during last week's swearing in ceremony of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was a call for unity - for, as Gorman put it, "bridges" not "blades." We talk with a panel of poets about that moment, about why certain poems stay with us, about why the art of poetry matters - and how it is evolving.

Air date: Jan. 27, 2021

A mural has "climate justice" on side with blue skies and green grass. The other half has "climate chaos," filled with smoke, dark skies and brown ground.
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Escrito por Daniela Allee y Annie Ropeik, Traducción de María Silvia Aguirre

Defensores en New Hampshire dicen que tienen un sentimiento de alivio -- y de cauto optimismo -- luego de que el presidente Joe Biden firmó algunas órdenes ejecutivas relacionadas a inmigración y cambio climático el día miércoles 20 de enero. 

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Fewer people than usual attended Wednesday's inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, due to COVID-19 and security concerns. New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen was in attendance for the historic event, and she spoke with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley Thursday morning about her experience and the challenges facing the Senate going forward.

A mural has "climate justice" on side with blue skies and green grass. The other half has "climate chaos," filled with smoke, dark skies and brown ground.
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Advocates in New Hampshire say they’re feeling a sense of relief -- and cautious optimism -- after President Joe Biden signed several executive orders Wednesday related to immigration and climate change.

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Today’s Inauguration Day was historic in more ways than one. President Biden is the oldest president to take the oath of office, and Vice President Harris is the first woman, first Black person and first person of South Asian descent to serve as Vice President.

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The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States is going to look vastly different than those of his predecessors, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and heightened security concerns after a mob of pro-Trump extremists violently breached the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago.