Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

Boxing Day's Roots: Why Some Celebrate The Day After Christmas

Monday, December 26, 2016

Monday is Boxing Day in the UK and Ireland, as well as many former British colonies. We learn about the origins of the holiday and how it is marked now.


Scientists Announce Ebola Vaccine

Friday, December 23, 2016

Scientists announced Thursday that they created a safe, effective vaccine to prevent Ebola. They don't know yet how long the protection will last, but it will bring outbreaks to a screeching halt.


Trump Talks With Taiwan, In A Move That May Spell Friction With China

Saturday, December 03, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ying-Wen, breaking nearly four decades of diplomatic protocol and threatening to upset U.S. relations with China.


The Favorite Drink Of Italian Grandpas Gets An American Revival

Friday, November 25, 2016

Amaro is considered "grandpa's drink" and a digestive aid in its native Italy, but not stateside, where this centuries-old, bittersweet liqueur has become popular on cocktail menus.


In The Mountains Of Georgia, Foxfire Students Keep Appalachian Culture Alive

Thursday, November 03, 2016

For 50 years, high school students in Rabun County have chronicled their region's disappearing traditions and mountain people, from blacksmiths to moonshiners, in publications and a living museum.


Western North Carolina Voters Betrayed By Political Class Stand By Trump

Friday, October 28, 2016

With Election Day looming, voters in western North Carolina explain why they feel ignored by the political class and why many of them are supporting Donald Trump.


For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

Friday, September 30, 2016

Matzo ball soup is a classic straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as this jalapeño-inflected recipe reflects.


In A First For Obama, Senate Overturns Presidential Veto On Sept. 11 Bill

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Senate voted Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of a bill that allows the victims of Sept. 11 to sue Saudi Arabia for any role it may have played in the terror attacks. This is the first time Congress has successfully acted to overrule the president's veto.


Grace Coddington's 'Vogue' Photo Spreads Take You 'Into A Dream'

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Coddington has worked at the American magazine for nearly 30 years. She says, "I feel kind of satisfied. ... If I die tomorrow, it's OK. I've done something in the field of fashion editing."


A Musical History Of The U.S., With An Extra Dose Of Glitter

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

In an extravagant, 24-hour journey through American popular music, performance artist Taylor Mac tells the story of communities who have built themselves through falling apart.


'Atlas Obscura' Tour Of Manhattan Finds Hidden Wonders In A Well-Trodden Place

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dylan Thuras, co-author of a new book, takes NPR to a piece of lost subway grandeur, a room of well-groomed dirt and a sonic secret in the middle of Times Square.


Mission Of African-American Museum Writ Large In Its Very Design

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The "dark presence" of the bronze and brooding National Museum of African American History and Culture illuminates black history, and by extension, the history of America itself.


How An Architect Used Striking Design To Capture New Smithsonian's Meaning

Monday, September 12, 2016

As the Smithsonian prepares to open its National Museum of African American History and Culture in a couple weeks, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the museum's architect, David Adjaye.


For The Black Middle Class, Housing Crisis And History Collude To Dash Dreams

Friday, September 02, 2016

Evelyn and Grattan Betancourt live in a wealthy, majority-black county in the U.S. They did everything they were supposed to: steady jobs, bought a house within their means. Things still went wrong.


After Louisiana Floods, A Photographer Finds Resilience

Friday, August 26, 2016

Photographer Collin Richie and three colleagues have been shooting portraits of people who were impacted by the floods in Louisiana. The images focus on what people were able to save.


Church In Southern Louisiana Provides Shelter After Massive Floods

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

More than 100,000 people have applied for federal aid as the area around Baton Rouge, La., recovers from catastrophic flooding. At one church in Denham Springs, displaced residents are taking shelter, and volunteers are distributing food and supplies.


Texas Town's Fortunes Rise And Fall With Pump Jacks And Oil Prices

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The middle class has shrunk faster in Midland, Texas, than nearly anywhere else in the U.S. Overall, more people are getting rich than falling behind. But extreme booms and busts make life precarious.


Coney: The Hot Dog That Fueled Detroit's Middle-Class Dreams

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hundreds of eateries selling chili-topped hot dogs dot Detroit. The story of how this food became the city's signature dish is deeply entwined with its auto industry and the workers who flocked to it.


Middle Class Earners Struggle To Pay Rent In New York City

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

As part of the series, "The New Middle," NPR's Ari Shapiro explores some of the trade-offs and struggles of being middle class in the country's most expensive city, New York.


Just In Time For The Fourth, An Army Vet Frees 'Freedom'

Monday, July 04, 2016

Jason Galvin, a former Army sharpshooter in Afghanistan, saved a bald eagle that was caught hanging by a rope in Minnesota. Neighbors, who named the eagle "Freedom," watched as Galvin shot through the rope to let Freedom down.