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A medical team in New York City says it has performed the first complete surgical transplant of a windpipe.

The trachea is basically a tube that transports air to and from the lungs, so you might think it would be easy to transplant. But not so. In fact, trachea transplants have been one of the last big challenges in this area of medicine.

A 56-year-old woman from the Bronx, New York, named Sonia Sein is the recipient. She ended up in the hospital six years ago after a particularly nasty asthma attack. To help her breathe, she says, doctors inserted a tube down her throat.

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The pandemic worsened economic equality. So what does the Biden administration plan to do about it? NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talked with Janelle Jones, the chief economist at the Labor Department and the first Black woman to hold that job.

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You can go to the barbershop for a lot of things besides a haircut. You can gossip about the neighborhood, talk politics or sports. And at Gee's Clippers in Milwaukee, you can also get your COVID vaccine.

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Khadijah Abdur-Rahman joins us next. She is a Democratic commissioner in Fulton County, Ga., which includes Atlanta, and she supports the national boycott of Coca Cola, Delta, Home Depot - among others. Good morning.

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