Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

'Hadestown' creator Anaïs Mitchell's new solo album reaches forward in looking back

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Anaïs Mitchell spent more than a decade developing her hit musical Hadestown, a retelling of a Greek myth set in hell. Now, after eight Tony Awards and a Grammy, she has changed the scenery.

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Santa Monica, Calif., aims to welcome back historically displaced Black families

Friday, January 21, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Santa Monica City Councilmember Kristin McCowan on the impact the city's "Right to Return" program could have on families displaced for development decades ago.

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The 'Great Resignation' is giving workers more power, Labor Secretary Walsh says

Friday, January 21, 2022

NPR'S Ailsa Chang talks with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh about the underlying causes of the "Great Resignation" and what he learned this past year from conversations with Americans across the country.

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Survivor Jon Vaughn on U. of Michigan's sexual assault settlement

Thursday, January 20, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with ex football player and sexual assault survivor Jon Vaughn about the University of Michigan's settlement over allegations of abuse by a former sports doctor.

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Restaurant workers are feeling a sense of déjà vu as omicron threatens the industry

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with a restaurant owner and worker on how the omicron variant and latest surge of COVID cases are once again disrupting their industry.

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Joss Whedon was once hailed as a feminist. Then came the stories about his behavior

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Lila Shapiro about the allegations against writer-director Joss Whedon.

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Disability rights advocates meet with CDC director Walensky

Friday, January 14, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Matthew Cortland, senior fellow at Data For Progress, who was present at Friday's meeting between disability rights advocates and CDC director Rochelle Walensky.

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In Ukraine, life goes on despite threat of Russian invasion

Friday, January 14, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ukrainian journalist and author Nataliya Gumenyuk about the Ukrainian public's perspective on tensions with Russia and the possibility that Russian troops may invade.

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Europe braces for the omicron wave

Friday, January 14, 2022

The World Health Organization said more than half of Europe will be infected with COVID in the coming weeks. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. Hans Kluge of the WHO on what that means for the region.

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Former Harry Reid staffer on Biden's support of getting rid of the filibuster

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Adam Jentleson, who served as the deputy chief of staff to Sen. Harry Reid, about the impact President Biden's support of changing Senate rules has on the filibuster.

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At one Texas prison, men are building community through radio

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

NPR's Ailsa talks with Keri Blakinger, a journalist who wrote about a radio station hosted by inmates at a prison in southeastern Texas.

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Caroline thought her daughter was doing OK with home learning. Then she got a note

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Omicron is upending schools all across the country. Parents and families are navigating last-minute virtual learning, changing risk assessments and their own positive COVID-19 tests.

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In classrooms or online, parents grapple with omicron school 'chaos'

Friday, January 07, 2022

Omicron is upending schools all across the country. Parents and families are navigating last-minute virtual learning, changing risk assessments and their own positive COVID tests.

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Soccer fans cheer Middle Eastern money, despite ethical price tag attached

Thursday, January 06, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with New York Times reporter Tariq Panja about the trend of countries accused of human rights abuses showing a growing interest in global sports.

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Sen. Warnock says voting rights legislation is a moral issue

Thursday, January 06, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Geor., who says that if Congress doesn't pass voting legislation, it will have "failed in the trust the people have given us."

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How Western Australia has managed to avoid large Covid-19 outbreaks

Thursday, January 06, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with reporter Jacob Kagi of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation about how Western Australia has managed their COVID-19 numbers throughout the pandemic.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona discusses the push to keep schools open

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about the omicron surge and the administration's push to keep schools open.

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A timeline of how the Jan. 6 attack unfolded — including who said what and when

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

This week marks the one year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Here's a timeline of how the day unfolded.

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'Fiona and Jane' captures a friendship's intensity, loyalty and occasional torment

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Jean Chen Ho about her new book, Fiona and Jane. It describes how two Taiwanese American women who grew up in Los Angeles grow apart and find their way back to each other.

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Americans saved a lot of money this year dispite record inflation

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Americans stashed away $2.7 trillion in excess savings over the pandemic even as inflation rates hit a record high.

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