Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

This coral reef resurrected itself — and showed scientists how to replicate it

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

While scientists studied a coral reef ecosystem in the South Pacific, rising temperatures led them to believe it was doomed. Then, something miraculous happened.

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This new book connects food and feelings through tales of love, loss and chicken

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to actress Zosia Mamet, editor of the new book "My First Popsicle: An Anthology of Food and Feelings."

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How teal pumpkins make Halloween less scary for trick-or-treaters with allergies

Monday, October 31, 2022

Trick-or-treaters with allergies have to be extra careful on Halloween — the Teal Pumpkin Project is making the day a little less scary for them.

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What some race-based admissions trends show, as SCOTUS hears affirmative action case

Monday, October 31, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Dominique Baker, professor at Southern Methodist University, about how effective affirmative action has been in achieving higher diversity on college campuses.

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Talking to strangers might make you happier, a study on 'relational diversity' finds

Saturday, October 29, 2022

A study finds that we are happier the more we talk with different categories of people — colleagues, family, strangers — and the more evenly our conversations are spread out among those groups.

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Marine biologist Enric Sala on the rebirth of a South Pacific coral reef

Friday, October 28, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with marine biologist Enric Sala about what the rebirth of a South Pacific coral reef taught his team about protecting the ocean from climate change and human intervention.

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This painting was displayed upside down for over 75 years. Finally, someone noticed

Friday, October 28, 2022

A famous artwork by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian has been displayed upside down for 75 years.

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Why what happens with twitter matters to everyone

Friday, October 28, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with political communications scholar Shannon McGregor on why what happens with twitter matters even to the majority not on the platform.

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Can the U.S. keep up with Ukraine's demand for weaponry?

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The U.S. expects to be providing weaponry to Ukraine for months and even years to come. Defense officials are confident they can meet the demand, but there are real-world challenges.

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What movies should you watch this Halloween? A horror scholar shares her favorites

Thursday, October 27, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with director Rebecka McEndry, who has a PhD in horror, about the best horror movies of the year.

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Why you should talk to more strangers

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Recent research by The Harvard Business School found that people with a mix of weak and strong social ties report higher levels of happiness and wellbeing.

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Vanilla Beane, D.C.'s Hat Lady, died at age 103

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Vanilla Beane, affectionately known as Washington, D.C.'s Hat Lady, died Sunday at age 103. Her legacy includes her designs and her effect on D.C fashion.

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What to know ahead of the World Series between Houston and Philadelphia

Thursday, October 27, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Washington Post national baseball writer Chelsea Janes about the upcoming World Series.

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Meta announces another drop in revenue

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Facebook and Instagram's parent company announced another drop in revenue. Like many other internet companies, Meta relies on digital advertising, one of the first things to go in a tight economy.

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Should voters be concerned over Fetterman's cognitive ability after his stroke?

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dr. Dhruv Khullar on the questions surrounding Pa. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's mental fitness after surviving a stroke.

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Journalist Katie Couric on her recent breast cancer diagnosis

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with journalist Katie Couric about her recent breast cancer diagnosis.

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Gas prices are falling, but does the White House deserve credit?

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Gas prices are falling, but don't give credit to Biden. The White House can influence prices, but the primary driver of fuel costs is the global market for crude oil and seasonal shifts in gas demand.

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Your internet is slow because of where you live, not what plan you buy

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with investigative data journalist Leon Yin about a new investigation that found that internet service providers offer slower internet to lower-income, communities of color.

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An Israeli raid on West Bank targeted a new Palestinian militia

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

An Israeli raid on West Bank targeted a new Palestinian militia.

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Conflict in Tigray has led to a collapse of its public health system

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Conflict in Tigray has led to a collapse of its public health system. Physicians are having to reuse gloves, use expired medications and deny patients care because of lack of resources and power.

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