Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

The midterms lead to a number of firsts for transgender lawmakers

Thursday, November 17, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with two recently elected transgender lawmakers, Representative Zooey Zephyr of Montana, and Representative James Roesener of New Hampshire.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to step down from Democratic leadership

Thursday, November 17, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page about Nancy Pelosi's decision to step down as House Speaker after 20 years and what's next for Democrats.

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Remembering the D.C. centenarian who went viral after dancing with President Obama

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Centenarian Virginia McLaurin found internet stardom after dancing with former President Obama and was known for her volunteering and activism. She died Monday at age 113.

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Researchers find rats move to the same tempos in music that humans like

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Researchers at the University of Tokyo found that rats react to the same tempos that humans like.

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The state of human rights in Qatar ahead of the 2022 men's FIFA World Cup

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Human Rights Watch director of global initiatives Minky Worden about the state of human rights in Qatar ahead of the 2022 men's FIFA World Cup.

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48 thousand UC graduate student workers go on strike

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Rafael Jaime, UCLA graduate student and UAW 2865 president, from the picket line as 48 thousand academic workers walk off the job.

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How FTX's fallout impacts the world of cryptocurrency

Monday, November 14, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Laura Shin, the host of the podcast "Unchained," about the impact that FTX's fallout may have on the world of cryptocurrency.

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Trailblazing sportswriter Jane Gross died Wednesday at age 75

Monday, November 14, 2022

Sportswriter Jane Gross blazed a trail for women in sports journalism. She died Wednesday at age 75.

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Live performances from the '80s rock underground resurface in KCRW archive

Friday, November 11, 2022

In the 1980s and early 1990s, a Los Angeles DJ named Deirdre O'Donoghue ran a late-night KCRW show that championed underground musicians, often in live performance. That archive will soon be released.

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The impact of redistricting and new congressional maps on the midterms

Friday, November 11, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Li, senior counsel for the Brennan Center's Democracy Program, about redistricting and the impact of new congressional maps on the midterm elections.

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Swamp pop artist Tommy McLain on his new album, "I Ran Down Every Dream"

Thursday, November 10, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with swamp pop artist Tommy McLain about releasing a new album for the first time in 40 years and what the genre means to him.

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Are octopuses deliberately throwing things at each other?

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Researchers have observed octopuses lobbing silt and shells at each other — and they say in some cases it might be deliberate.

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Maxwell Frost on becoming the first member of Gen Z to be elected to Congress

Thursday, November 10, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Maxwell Alejandro Frost, the first member of Gen Z to be elected to Congress.

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Inaudible, low-frequency bass makes people boogie more on the dancefloor

Thursday, November 10, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with neuroscientist Daniel Cameron, who found that inaudible, low-frequency bass appears to make people boogie nearly 12% more on the dancefloor.

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Maxwell Alejandro Frost becomes the first Gen Z member of Congress

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

NPR takes a look at Maxwell Alejandro Frost, the first Gen Z member elected to Congress.

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What the midterms mean for Donald Trump's brand

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Washington Post reporter Toluse Olorunnipa about how candidates endorsed by former President Trump had a mixed record in competitive districts.

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Remembering musician Mimi Parker, co-founder of the rock band Low

Monday, November 07, 2022

Mimi Parker, known for her chilling vocals and sparse drumming in the critically acclaimed rock band Low, died Saturday at age 55. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2020.

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Why astronomers say you shouldn't miss Tuesday's total lunar eclipse

Monday, November 07, 2022

A total lunar eclipse will darken the night skies above North America in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday — the last chance for viewers across the U.S. for the next three years.

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How one county clerk in Michigan is preparing for a rocky election day

Monday, November 07, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Justin Roebuck, Ottawa County, Michigan county clerk, about election integrity and misinformation.

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In some tight House races, Asian-American voters could determine the winner

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

California's Orange County was long a Republican stronghold. But growing numbers of left-leaning Asian-American voters there have helped make several of the county's House races more competitive.

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