Israel storm al-Aqsa mosque, injuring 158

Conflict between Israel and Palestine has been steadily increasing over the past few weeks Almost two weeks ago, Israeli police stormed al-Aqsa mosque, wounding 158 Palestinian worshippers. The violence continued into this past week, with Israeli soldiers showing excessive force by firing rubber bullets and tear gas at worshippers, who threw stones and launched rockets […]

This podcast was released April 2020. Courtesy Seems Like Diet Culture

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In “Seems Like Diet Culture,” Mallory Page, a registered dietitian, teaches you how to identify diet culture and challenge it through casual conversations and ramblings. Mallory Page, a registered dietitian with an anti-diet focus, has finally created her own podcast! Page has been posting about food, movement, nutrition, intuitive eating and the like on Instagram […]

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COVID intensifies youth mental healthcare inequity

The COVID-19 pandemic has put more strain on an already fragile healthcare system. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I have spiraled in various ways. Granted, I have faced some issues with my mental health before the pandemic, but the ones that happened after March 2020 seem especially vicious and debilitating. At the beginning of the […]

"Invisibilia" is hosted by Yowei Shaw and Kia Miakka Natisse. courtesy National Public Radio

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The latest season of “Invisibilia” provides insights on all forms of friendships. “Invisibilia,” a podcast from NPR, is dedicated to discovering the unseeable forces that dictate human behavior, relationships, ideas and more. The most recent season, which aired between September to November 2021, explores different kinds of friendships in each of its six episodes. The […]

Every weekday, NPR's political reporters give updates on the biggest national news. courtesy National Public Radio

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Stay up-to-date on news, politics and more with this week’s podcast picks. The news cycle can feel exhausting to keep up with. Things are constantly changing and it can be hard to sift through all of the information available out there. But there are podcasts that can help. From shows with shorter episodes that keep […]

Nursing homes suffer during COVID-19 surge

The Omicron variant is running rampant in long-term care facilities where inhabitants are extremely vulnerable. As of Feb. 18, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported that there are currently 11,874 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma, based on data from Feb. 6 to 12. This is a 45.6 percent decrease from the week before […]