Ailsa Chang

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Tracee Ellis Ross Can Hit The High Notes, Too

Friday, May 29, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Tracee Ellis Ross about starring in The High Note, a movie about an over-40 superstar singer navigating the music industry with her assistant, who has her own music dreams.


Bioethicist: 'Immunity Passports' Could Do More Harm Than Good

Friday, May 29, 2020

The so-called passports have been floated as a way to get people who've recovered from COVID-19 back to work safely. But a Harvard professor says creating an "immunodeprived" status is unethical.


Moses Sumney Puts The Industry Behind Him And Explores The In-Between On 'Grae'

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the experimental musician about his new genre-defying, double album grae, his decision to move from Los Angeles to Asheville, N.C. and not shaving down the edges of himself.


Cal State Chancellor Says Virtual Classes Can Still Lead To 'Lifetime Of Opportunity'

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tuition will not drop for online learning, says Timothy White, chancellor of the largest four-year public college system in the U.S., due to the costs of additional technology and faculty training.


New Jersey Investigates State's Nursing Homes, Hotbed Of COVID-19 Fatalities

Monday, May 11, 2020

More than half of New Jersey's coronavirus fatalities were at long-term care facilities, including nursing homes. The state's attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, has opened an investigation.


It's Not Just A Phase: 'How To Build A Girl' Is About A Teen Still Figuring It Out

Friday, May 08, 2020

Beanie Feldstein stars in the film adaptation of Caitlin Moran's 2014 semi-autobiographical novel. She says this movie "gives everyone permission to make mistakes."


Old Language, New Clothes: Sweet Crude On Singing Modern Pop In Louisiana French

Friday, April 24, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to the New Orleans-based band about their project to preserve the centuries-old Louisiana French dialect through music and how the city is coping with the coronavirus crisis.


U.S. Hospitals Hit By Financial 'Triple Whammy' During Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The CEO and president of the American Hospital Association says members are losing billions due to the cost of treating COVID-19, the rise in uninsured and loss of revenue from elective procedures.


'Fetch Your Tool Of Liberation': Fiona Apple On Setting Herself Free

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Fiona Apple talks about Fetch the Bolt Cutters, her first album in eight years, getting advice from King Princess to release her record early and what she would say to her teenage self.


Feisty. Ambitious. Lucky. Female Writers On The Words That Undermine Women

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Pretty Bitches, a new essay collection edited by Lizzie Skurnick, explores how words that sound complimentary can actually be loaded with sexism. "These words are code," Skurnick says.


Swab Manufacturer Works To Meet 'Overwhelming' Demand

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Maine-based Puritan Medical Products is one of only two companies that manufacture the type of swabs needed to test for the coronavirus. As testing ramps up, a huge demand has only grown.


Stephen Malkmus On The Challenge Of Playing Acoustically And Pavement's Reunion

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the former Pavement frontman about his new album Traditional Techniques, getting his old band back together and whether or not his teenage children listen to his music.


In 'Sexual Citizens,' Students Open Up About Sex, Power And Assault On Campus

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Profs. Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan asked more than 150 undergrads about their sex lives — what they wanted out of sex, how troubling encounters unfolded, and how misunderstandings led to assault.


Why Milk And Water Are The Only Drinks Allowed On The Senate Floor

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Capitol Hill Twitter exploded over a report that senators were only allowed to drink milk and water on the floor. Turns out there's a long history of beverage regulation in the legislative body.


What Day 1 Of Impeachment Sounded Like

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump began in earnest Thursday in the Senate with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and introductory remarks.


A Newfound Importance For A Longstanding Senate Tradition — The Candy Drawer

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The longstanding tradition of stocking the Senate candy drawer takes on new importance as the impeachment trial kicks off this week — and is expected to go late into the night.


Here Comes YouTube: 'Billboard' To Change How It Calculates Top Albums

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Starting Jan. 3, Billboard is changing the way it calculates the top albums of the week. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Slate writer and critic Chris Molanphy about what the rule changes mean.


Special Report: Key Takeaways From Fiona Hill And David Holmes' Testimonies

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Two more witnesses testified on Thursday in front of the House Intelligence Committee, marking the end of this week's public impeachment hearings.


Special Report: Takeaways From Day 3 Of Testimony In The Public Impeachment Hearings

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Four witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.


Special Report: What You Need To Know From Marie Yovanovitch's Public Testimony

Friday, November 15, 2019

The former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday in the public phase of the impeachment inquiry.