Ari Shapiro

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Fitzgerald Didn't Satisfy This Author, So She Wrote Her Own 'Gatsby'-Inspired Novel

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stephanie Powell Watts' No One Is Coming to Save Us isn't quite a retelling of The Great Gatsby; instead, it uses similar themes to tell a story about black characters in a declining furniture town.

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In Germany, A Syrian Refugee Is Reunited With His Family

Friday, March 31, 2017

Syrian refugee Monzer Omar, who first spoke with NPR in 2015, has been living in Germany awaiting his wife and young children. After a 10-hour trek out of Syria, they were able to join him in January.

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How Can You Bring Innovation To Government Services? Follow Users

Thursday, March 30, 2017

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, about what it takes to bring innovation to government.

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An Exoneree Shares His Story Of Wrongful Conviction In 'Anatomy Of Innocence'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jerry Miller spent more than 25 years behind bars for crimes he didn't commit. His story is part of a new collection that pairs exonerees with mystery/thriller writers.

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After Fleeing An Apocalypse, La Vida Boheme Embraces Its Immigrant Story

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Venezuelan rockers moved to Mexico as protest and corruption were swallowing their hometown of Caracas. Life in a foreign country became the inspiration for their latest album, La Lucha.

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After Long Wait, Syrian Refugee In Toledo Finally Gets Green Card

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mohammed Al-Refaai is a 23-year-old butcher who fled Syria and lives in Toledo, Ohio. When we first met Mohammed, he was waiting for his green card so that he could visit his family who are all still refugees in Jordan.

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Patton Oswalt Explains How Pop Culture Gets Grieving All Wrong

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nevermind the superhero stories; after his wife died, Oswalt wasn't motivated to channel his loss into fitness or crime fighting. He says so far push-ups have not been a part of his grieving process.

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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Texas leads the nation in wind energy, while wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing job in the U.S. The industry flourished under former Gov. Rick Perry, Trump's new energy secretary.

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Author Unravels Her Spy Dad's Life, One Secret Mission At A Time

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Keggie Carew grew up with her father's stories of parachuting into the jungle and working as a spy in Burma. She wasn't sure how much to believe until she started researching her new book, Dadland.

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Texas City Leads The Way On Renewable Energy

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Georgetown, Texas, an exurb of Austin, is one of the first cities in the country to be 100 percent powered by renewable energy.

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In NYC, 'Sweeney Todd' Baker Serves Up Some Bloody Good Pies

Monday, February 27, 2017

The off-Broadway musical, in which a barber's clients become filling for meat pies, may make you lose your appetite. But former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses bakes a tempting pre-theater treat.

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After Slavery, Searching For Loved Ones In Wanted Ads

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In the Civil War's waning years, African-Americans trying to find lost loved ones used classified ads in newspapers. More than 900 of these notices are now accessible via an online database.

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From Lynchburg To D.C., Liberty University Students Travel To Witness History

Friday, January 20, 2017

A group of about a dozen students from the conservative Christian school in Virginia are in the nation's capital to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. They're eager for the new presidency to begin.

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At A Virginia Planned Parenthood Clinic, Practitioners Worry For Their Patients

Thursday, January 19, 2017

After Donald Trump's inauguration, Republican lawmakers once again plan to try to end federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood. Abortions are among the health services the nonprofit provides.

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DACA Student Under Trump: 'I Am Still Woven Into The Fabric Of This Country'

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Juan de la Rosa Diaz, 20, came to the U.S. illegally at age 5. Now, he's a senior in political science at Virginia Tech. He worries about what a Trump presidency means for him and others like him.

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Friends And Fraternity Brothers, Two Va. Cadets Transcend Trump-Clinton Divide

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ryan Leavis and Alex Miller are college seniors who plan to enter the military. One voted for Donald Trump, the other for Hillary Clinton. They say politics shouldn't get in the way of friendship.

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In Rural N.C., Trump Supporters Eagerly Await A Different Kind Of Change

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Yadkin County, N.C., is overwhelmingly white and went overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in November. Voters there hope Trump will lessen what they've felt was a weight on them for the past eight years.

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Some North Carolinians Expect A Struggle Under Trump Administration

Monday, January 16, 2017

To start our road trip to Donald Trump's inauguration, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to black clergy and educators in Winston-Salem, N.C., about their hopes and fears for what the next four years may hold.

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As A Syrian Refugee In Toledo Pines For His Family, A Brotherhood Forms

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Mohammed Refaai, 23, is a Syrian refugee living in Toledo, Ohio, with three roommates. They see him as a brother, and since the election, worry about his family's chances of getting into the U.S.

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In Toledo, Syrian Refugees Are Welcomed Amid A Difficult Immigration Climate

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

In a return visit to an Ohio community that's seen decades of immigration, NPR finds some refugees acclimating while others are warned they might hear "some scary things" said about them.

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