Ari Shapiro

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Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

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Knausgaard's 'Autumn' Considers Everything From Toilet Bowls To Twilight

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Karl Ove Knausgaard — known for his six-volume autobiographical series My Struggle — is now writing meditative, short texts, focused on a variety of topics, interspersed with letters to his daughter.

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Former Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony deBrum Dies

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The former foreign minister for the Marshall Islands, Tony deBrum, has died. He was an advocate for climate policies that would keep his homeland from drowning under rising seas.

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Pamela Adlon Started Working At Age 9, But 'Better Things' Happened At 50

Monday, August 21, 2017

Adlon has four titles in the credits of the FX comedy series Better Things: actress, writer, director and producer. "I want to elevate the mundane ..." she says. "This is the way I live my life."

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Content And Connection: Arcade Fire On 'Everything Now'

Friday, August 04, 2017

The Canadian band's fifth album tackles human relationships in the age of infinite connectivity. Despite this, brothers Will and Win Butler think this is the band's most earnest record yet.

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DOJ Plans To Take Affirmative Action Against College Admissions

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The Justice Department plans to investigate universities using affirmative action policies that discriminate against white applicants. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Bob Driscoll, who served at the DOJ.

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An Investigation Into Juvenile Life Without Parole

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Mandatory life without parole for juveniles in murder cases has been banned for five years. But an Associated Press investigation revealed that the ban has been enforced unevenly across the country.

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Billy Manes, Voice For Orlando's Gay Community After Pulse Shooting, Dies at 45

Monday, July 24, 2017

Billy Manes, a leader in Orlando's gay community, died suddenly last week at the age of 45. Ari Shapiro met Manes in the days after the Pulse night club shooting last year and has a remembrance.

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Lawrence Osborne Doesn't Care If You Like His Characters In 'Beautiful Animals'

Friday, July 14, 2017

"Likable characters are usually completely forgettable ... " he says. "We love villains ... because they show us these disturbing complexities." His sun-drenched summer novel is set on a Greek island.

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'Stains On The Sidewalk': Photographer Remembers Year Of Murders In Baltimore

Thursday, July 13, 2017

For her project, "Stains on the Sidewalk," photographer Amy Berbert is memorializing each murder in Baltimore last year with a photograph taken on the "same day, same time, same place."

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Nevada Voters, Divided Over Health Care, Put Moderate Republican In Tough Spot

Friday, July 07, 2017

Amid protests during recess, Sen. Dean Heller stayed on the sidelines in his state's health care tug-of-war. Heller is one of the few moderate Republicans expected to have swaying power in the vote.

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How The Story Of Beer Is The Story Of America

Monday, July 03, 2017

The Smithsonian's first brewing historian explores everything from immigration to urbanization through the lens of beer. And with the boom in microbrewing, she says beer's story has come full circle.

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Maryland Farmer Fights To Keep Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Alive

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay cleanup depends heavily on farmers taking steps to keep runoff from entering the bay. But the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to help them do it has been controversial. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to one Maryland farmer who changed his mind about the EPA efforts to clean up the bay.

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Chesapeake Bay Dead Zones Are Fading, But Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Success

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

After years of failed attempts at cleaning up the dead zones, the Chesapeake Bay, once a national disgrace, is teeming with wildlife again. But success is fragile, and it might be even more so now.

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Tituss Burgess Says He Plays The Most 'Everyman' Character On 'Kimmy Schmidt'

Monday, June 26, 2017

Titus Andromedon "doesn't have money to pay the rent; he can't keep a job; he gets racially profiled," Burgess says. "I mean, so what that he ... wears women's clothes?"

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Before The Rumble In The Jungle, Music Rang Out At Zaire 74

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Trumpeter Hugh Masekela and producer Stewart Levine organized the 1974 festival and produced the new album Zaire 74: The African Artists, which captures performances by Miriam Makeba, Franco and more.

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Confronting The Possibility Of Monsters In 'The Essex Serpent'

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The clash between science and religious belief lies at the heart of Sarah Perry's new novel, set in a marshy, windswept English town menaced by a serpentine monster that may or may not truly exist.

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Ari Shapiro Always Says Yes!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ari Shapiro, has been moonlighting for Pink Martini since 2009. In honor of the group's most recent album & their current tour we're bringing you more of Ari's & Julian's conversation! 

alt-J Talk Chasing Excitement And Magic On A Confident New Album

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Gus Unger-Hamilton and Joe Newman tell Ari Shapiro about their songwriting process, how alt-J put its spin on a classic folk song and how the band has progressed over the years.

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'Praise The Lard': A Barbecue Legend Shows Us How To Master Smoked Chicken Wings

Friday, May 26, 2017

Mike Mills' chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He is even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue with home cooks.

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