Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

Encore: Remembering the lives of three inventors who died in 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

NPR is pulling together some of its favorite stories from 2022 that may have been easy to miss among the year's major news but hard to forget. NPR remembers three inventors who died in 2022.

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Director Martika Ramirez Escobar on her debut movie, 'Leonor Will Never Die'

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with director Martika Ramirez Escobar about her debut movie, "Leonor Will Never Die."

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'Wildcat' is a story of healing for its directors, stars and an orphaned ocelot

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with directors Trevor Beck Frost and Melissa about "Wildcat," their documentary about a couple working to rehabilitate orphaned ocelots in the Amazon rainforest.

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Novelist Steph Cha on her favorite novel, 'The Long Goodbye' by Raymond Chandler

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

All Things Considered hosts are asking their favorite writers about their favorite writers. Ailsa Chang talks with novelist Steph Cha about her favorite novel, "The Long Goodbye" by Raymond Chandler.

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Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyer parents face scrutiny

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Justin Baer about former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried's parents, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried.

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A new law in Russia is Putin's latest attack on LGBTQ rights

Friday, December 09, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Oxford University professor Dan Healey about new laws in Russia that make it illegal to spread LGBTQ "propaganda."

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How Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's decision to register as an independent affects the Senate

Friday, December 09, 2022

Arizonia Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has announced she's leaving the Democratic Party and registering as an independent. What does this mean for the Senate's balance of power?

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Reporter Lloyd Newman, known for Ghetto Life 101, died this week at age 43

Friday, December 09, 2022

Lloyd Newman, one of the reporters of the documentary Ghetto Life 101, died this week at age 43. The documentary aired on this program almost 30 years ago.

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A scientific survey takes a look at 'vocal mimicry' in parrots

Thursday, December 08, 2022

A new scientific survey takes a close look at the ability of parrots to mimic human words and phrases.

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Washington TV reporter Pat Collins is retiring after 49 years

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Pat Collins, known for being a quirky Washington TV reporter, is retiring after 49 years.

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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky advises on the 'tripledemic'

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Center for Disease Prevention and Control Director Rochelle Walensky about the "tripledemic."

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'Dead money' in college football is at an all time high

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Washington Post sportswriter Liz Clarke about the prevalence of "dead money" in college football as universities and boosters buyout coaches.

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Cape fur seals can recognize their pup's calls just two hours after birth

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Cape fur seals can recognize their pup's cry just two hours after birth, remarkably earlier than other mammals. For context, only about 40% of women can identify their baby's cry 24 hours after birth.

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The Tale of 2 Economies: Why some Labor Markets had Fast and Slow Recoveries

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan professor and former chief economist under President Barack Obama, about contradicting narratives on the job market.

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Swear words across languages may have more in common than previously thought

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

A new study shows that swear words across languages may have more in common than previously thought. Many of them tend to leave out the same sounds.

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Poet Mary Norbert Korte died in November at age 88

Monday, December 05, 2022

Poet Mary Norbert Korte left her life as a nun in the 1960s to pursue dual passions for beat poetry and the preservation of California's redwood forests. She died in November at age 88.

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Comedian He Huang on the criticism her 'Australia's Got Talent' set received

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with comedian He Huang, whose "Australia's Got Talent" set generated a lot of laughs and criticism for jokes that some people said reinforced stereotypes about Chinese people.

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Closing the gender pay gap could be critical in reducing California homelessness

Monday, November 28, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Holly Martinez, the executive director of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, about how closing the gender pay gap could help reduce homelessness.

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Bluegrass icon Billy Strings brings it back home on new album with his dad

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Celebrated bluegrass musician Billy Strings has a new album out, which he made with his dad, Terry Barber.

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Bluegrass icon Billy Strings recorded his new album with his dad

Friday, November 25, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with bluegrass musician Billy Strings and his dad who taught him how to play guitar, Terry Barber, about their new album, "Me/And/Dad."

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