Ari Shapiro appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.