Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

What teens talk about when they talk about race

Monday, December 27, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Zoë Jenkins, Miranda Zanca and Ichtaca Lira, reporters for YR Media, about their series "Teens in America."

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Lights between houses in Baltimore neighborhood show connection in pandemic holidays

Friday, December 24, 2021

In 2020, a Baltimore man strung holiday lights across the street to remind his neighbor of the connection they shared despite pandemic isolation. Soon, others hopped on their rooftops to do the same.

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Child hunger is expected to worsen

Thursday, December 23, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with pediatrician Dr. Megan Sandel about how the pandemic has exasperated child hunger in the country and could worsen as pandemic-relief programs run out.

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'Teachers are drowning' as they deal with students acting out, low staff and COVID

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with two teachers and a teacher coach about the layers of stress they are currently facing amid the oncoming wave of omicron-driven COVID cases.

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Kentucky native on losing his home in deadly tornadoes

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Matthew Brazzel, a Kentucky native who lost his home in deadly tornadoes on Dec. 10. Some of Brazzel's family photos have been found across the border in Indiana.

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How does Kentucky recover from the tornado? Joplin shares some lessons and hope

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Western Kentucky is dealing with the aftermath of a deadly tornado now, but 10 years ago Joplin, Mo., was in the same place. Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley offers his advice for those in Kentucky.

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The road to recovery after a devastating tornado

Monday, December 20, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ryan Stanley, the mayor of Joplin, Mo., about recovery efforts and lessons learned from the 2011 tornado that killed 161 people.

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Nicole Kidman knew she would be judged on playing Lucille Ball. So she got to work

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

In Being the Ricardos, Nicole Kidman portrays Lucille Ball and Lucy Ricardo, Ball's character in the I Love Lucy show. Kidman received a Golden Globe nomination for the role.

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Nicole Kidman went all in on becoming Lucille Ball for role in 'Being The Ricardos'

Friday, December 10, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Nicole Kidman about portraying Lucille Ball and Lucy Ricardo in the new film, Being the Ricardos.

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Books We Love: Ailsa Chang picks 'Empire Of Pain' by Patrick Radden Keefe

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

NPR is celebrating Books We Love from 2021. Ailsa Chang shares one of her favorite reads from the year: Patrick Radden Keefe's deep dive into the Sackler dynasty, Empire of Pain.

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The new book 'Taste Makers' celebrates 7 immigrant women who shaped American cuisine

Thursday, November 25, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Mayukh Sen about his new book, Taste Makers. It tells the stories of seven immigrant women who shaped the way America eats.

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White House Council of Economic Advisers head on the economic issues the U.S. faces

Monday, November 22, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Cecilia Rouse, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, about President Biden's Federal Reserve nomination and the economic challenges the country is facing.

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Austria enters lockdown as COVID infections rise

Monday, November 22, 2021

Austria has become the first European country to instate a vaccine mandate. Monday, it was the first to initiate a nation-wide lockdown during this surge, despite protests against the restrictions.

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Life without reliable internet remains a daily struggle for millions of Americans

Monday, November 22, 2021

The newly signed infrastructure bill provides funding for rural high-speed Internet expansion, as millions in the U.S. lack the connectivity that's become increasingly essential during the pandemic.

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Kyle Rittenhouse's defense attorney discusses the trial and acquittal

Friday, November 19, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Mark Richards, Kyle Rittenhouse's attorney. Rittenhouse was facing life in prison for shooting and killing two men. He was found not guilty on all charges.

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Some highlights of last night's Latin Grammys

Friday, November 19, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang recaps Thursday night's Latin Grammys with Julyssa Lopez of Rolling Stone Magazine.

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John Cho wants to set the narrative and collaborate with more Asian Americans

Friday, November 19, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with actor John Cho about navigating roles and his new Netflix series Cowboy Bebop, a live action adaptation of a famous anime series.

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COVID and pandemic stress is causing widespread hair loss

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hair loss is a common side effect of COVID-19 and the trauma of the pandemic itself. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Atlantic writer Amanda Mull about her article, "The Year America's Hair Fell Out."

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As migrants travel to the U.S., the U.S. tries to stop them south of the border

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julieta Martinelli about their reporting in Mexico and Colombia on the policies designed to stop migrants from reaching the U.S border.

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Courtney Barnett's new album has pep talks for the pandemic and beyond

Monday, November 15, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Australian songwriter Courtney Barnett about her new album Things Take Time, Take Time, in some ways a response to the 'anxiety and overwhelm' of the pandemic.

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