Ari Shapiro

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'World Without Mind': How Tech Companies Pose An Existential Threat

Monday, September 11, 2017

From Facebook's algorithms to our reliance on phones instead of our memories, tech giants are taking us to a future that's either utopian or dystopian, author Franklin Foer says.

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Leaving The Past Behind — Or Trying To — In Rushdie's Latest

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Salman Rushdie's The Golden House explores the idea of reinvention in America, through an Indian family whose shady patriarch may not be able to escape his past, despite fleeing across the Atlantic.

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U.N. Security Council Urges More Robust Action Against North Korea

Monday, September 04, 2017

A day after North Korea's largest nuclear test, the United Nations Security Council held a meeting to discuss North Korea. Members urged more robust sanctions and actions.

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Starry Kitchen Cookbook: The Rocky Journey Of A Famed Underground Restaurant

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nguyen and Thi Tran started Starry Kitchen out of desperation. Now the couple has a new book with their best recipes and stories of their adventures in the culinary world.

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'¡Murales Rebeldes!': These Disappearing LA Murals Mirror Their Community

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For years, Chicano muralists in Los Angeles weren't let into museums, so they made art where they could. "I wanted people to look at the mural and ... see themselves in it," says muralist Wayne Healy.

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'Good Time' Filmmakers Wanted To Make A Movie That 'Actually Feels Dangerous'

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The gritty pulp thriller follows a small-time criminal trying to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery gone wrong. It's directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie.

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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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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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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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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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