Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

What Fauci sees coming with the BA.2 coronavirus subvariant in the U.S.

Friday, April 08, 2022

Anthony Fauci walks through what he predicts the BA.2 subvariant will do in the U.S., whether we will need boosters every four months and his advice for masking at indoor events.

Comment

Michelle Yeoh finds the beauty in the ordinary in 'Everything Everywhere All at Once'

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with actress Michelle Yeoh about her leading role in the new sci-fi action movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Comment

A curfew in Peru prompts backlash — and questions over presidential leadership

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Peru-based journalist Jacqueline Fowks about protests in the country over inflation and President Pedro Castillo's reaction to them.

Comment

A look ahead at the NBA playoffs

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Defector's Maitreyi Anantharaman about the NBA playoffs, which start next week with the play-in tournament to decide which teams get the last slots.

Comment

Red Cross prepares for the worst in eastern Ukraine

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Pascal Hundt, the head of delegation at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine, about helping evacuate and bringing aid to the country.

Comment

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about vaccine efficacy and second boosters

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, about the new study on vaccines and the current COVID-19 wave.

Comment

Secret $6 million home has allies and critics skeptical of BLM foundation's finances

Thursday, April 07, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sean Campbell of Columbia's Journalism School about his report detailing how Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation bought a $6 million home with donation funds.

Comment

A look at whether the sanctions on Russia are actually working

Thursday, April 07, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Daleep Singh, White House Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economics, about the latest round of sanctions imposed on Russia.

Comment

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona discusses the student loan pause extension

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona about the extension on the student loan pause. Also, roughly 7 million borrowers who are in default right now will get a fresh start.

Comment

This film shows what happens to the loved ones left behind after opioid overdoses

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Linda Lajterman lost her 18-year-old son after he overdosed on heroin laced with Fentanyl. The film Life After You tells that story, including what happens to families in the aftermath of tragedy.

Comment

Oklahoma moves toward outlawing almost all abortions

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Randy Krehbiel of The Tulsa World about the Oklahoma state House of Representatives has given final approval that would make performing abortion a felony in the state.

Comment

The difficulties the superintendent of the year sees in this school year and forward

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Curtis Cain, the 2022 National Superintendent of the Year, about the challenges in the current and incoming school year.

Comment

Sen. Cory Booker says we are witnessing 'a Jackie Robinson moment for our nation'

Monday, April 04, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, about the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for a seat in the Supreme Court.

Comment

Deputy national security adviser talks about the risk of Russia waging cyberwar

Friday, April 01, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger, about the risk of a cyberwar and how the U.S. might respond to attacks on the country's infrastructure.

Comment

Daddy Yankee, a reggaeton 'leyenda,' retires

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee has announced his retirement from music at the age of 45. But it's unclear whether that means he'll never perform or release music again.

Comment

The latest controversies surrounding the collapse of global megachurch Hillsong

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Roxanne Stone, managing editor of Religion News Service, about the latest controversies surrounding the downfall of Hillsong megachurch.

Comment

Ralph Lauren honors HBCUs in new collection with Morehouse and Spelman Colleges

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Robin Givhan, senior critic-at-large at The Washington Post, about the significance of Polo Ralph Lauren's collaboration with the HBCUs Morehouse and Spelman Colleges.

Comment

A daycare... a test prep... a community center? Kids' book explores what a school is

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talked with John Schu, first picture book writer and long time book advocate, and illustrator Veronica Miller Jamison about their new book This is a School.

Comment

The TV network Black News Channel goes off the air after 2 years

Monday, March 28, 2022

When the TV network Black News Channel launched two years ago, its journalists hoped to cover stories in a new way. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Rodney Ho about why it's shutting down.

Comment

Former tour guide in Lviv starts over in Germany

Monday, March 28, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang follows up with Ivanka Gonak who was a tour guide in Lviv, Ukraine, before the Russian invasion, and has now fled to Germany.

Comment