Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

Duckwrth Treats Hip-Hop As His Missionary Work

Friday, May 10, 2019

The South Central Los Angeles rapper grew up trying to navigate between gangsta rap and his family's Pentecostal beliefs. Duckwrth talks about these competing forces on his latest EP, The Falling Man.


Lubrication And Lots Of Communication: Navigating A New Sexual Life After Menopause

Thursday, May 09, 2019

A new book, Flash Count Diary, celebrates the emotional and creative freedom of postmenopausal intimacy. Author Darcey Steinke is here to say, sex can be better than ever after midlife.


Chef Enrique Olvera Celebrates Simple Pleasures Of Mexican Cuisine In 'Tu Casa Mi Casa'

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Enrique Olvera's restaurant Pujol has made multiple "best-of" lists, but he nearly didn't have a culinary career. His new cookbook is inspired by the perfect imperfections of Mexican home cooking.


Kelsey Lu, A Classically Trained Rule Breaker

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kelsey Lu knew she wanted to play music from a young age. So, at 18, she left home to deepen that study. On her debut album, Blood, Lu explores what that decision meant.


'Fast Color' Celebrates A Supermom Who Literally Moves Heaven And Earth

Friday, April 19, 2019

Moms perform heroic tasks every day, but they rarely get portrayed as superheroes. Fast Color tells the story of three generations of black women and the supernatural powers they inherit.


How The Trump Administration's Transgender Troop Ban Is Affecting One Military Family

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Trump administration gave transgender service members a deadline to secure a medical diagnosis before the new ban took hold. But military families are struggling with the accelerated timeline.


Susan Choi Takes Her Teenagers Seriously

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The author's new novel Trust Exercise is set among theater kids in a performing arts high school — until it jumps ahead a few decades and looks back at what really happened back then.


When The Conversation Doesn't Include You: LGBTQ+ Sex Ed In A Small Town

Monday, April 01, 2019

For the past year, residents in Allendale, Mich., have been debating whether to include LGBTQ+ people and perspectives in the school district's sex education program and anti-bullying campaign.


Can We Overcome Racial Bias? 'Biased' Author Says To Start By Acknowledging It

Thursday, March 28, 2019

In her new book, psychology professor Jennifer Eberhardt explores how unconscious racial bias shapes human behavior — and suggests that we examine what situations can trigger racial bias.


It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's ... A Dog Dangling From A Helicopter?!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The IMAX film Superpower Dogs follows six remarkable canines who work in fields such as avalanche and water rescue, endangered species protection, and emotional support.


Jordan Peele Looked Into The Mirror And Saw The Evil Inside 'Us'

Friday, March 22, 2019

For his much-anticipated follow-up to his Oscar-winning movie Get Out, the writer-director sets a family up against its own doppelgangers. That is, he made a full-on horror film.


How A Small Indiana Company Fought Back Against Chinese Counterfeiters

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

When an Indiana company learned their goods were being counterfeited in China, they did everything they could to make it stop. But pursuing an intellectual property claim in China takes a lot of work.


'The New Me' Is Meh About Ambition And Adulthood

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Halle Butler's new novel explores what it's like to work in a dead-end office job. Her satirical story focuses on a 30-year-old woman named Millie who wanders from temp job to temp job.


Episode 900: The Stolen Company

Friday, March 15, 2019

When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they pursue lawsuits, extraditions, sting operations and more to make it stop.


Episode 893: Our Valentines 2019

Friday, February 08, 2019

We're back for our annual tradition: Channeling another year's worth of jealousy and self-loathing into a whole episode just for you. Happy Valentine's Day!


Episode 888: The First Shutdown

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In 1879, Congress and the President were locked in a battle over the rights of African-Americans. It led to the first government shutdown.


Janelle Monáe On Her 'Dirty,' World-Dominating Year

Friday, December 21, 2018

Monáe's Dirty Computer can be found on just about every list of the best albums of 2018 — and it topped NPR's. The songwriter, actress and self-styled media exec says it could only have happened now.


Dermot Kennedy, NPR Slingshot's Best New Artist

Monday, December 17, 2018

NPR Music fans have chosen Dermot Kennedy as Slingshot Best New Artist of 2018. In a conversation with NPR's Ailsa Chang, Kennedy talks about the pressures of newfound success and his dedication to the craft.


Director Barry Jenkins Talks On Behalf Of 'Beale Street'

Thursday, December 06, 2018

The director of Moonlight has made a new film: If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel. He's using it to represent black complexity, vulnerability and skin colors.


Novelist And 'Book Matchmaker' Tayari Jones Shares Her Favorite Books Of 2018

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Ahead of the holidays this year, All Things Considered is inviting writers to talk about the books they'll be gifting to friends and family. Jones, author of An American Marriage, shares her list.