Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

Director Margaret Brown and Veda Tunstall on their new documentary, 'Descendant'

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with director Margaret Brown and Veda Tunstall about their new documentary, "Descendant." It follows the descendants of the survivors from the Clotilda.

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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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Rishi Sunak becomes the U.K.'s first prime minister of color

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with SOAS, University of London Professor Avinash Paliwal, about the significance of Rishi Sunak becoming the U.K.'s first prime minister of color.

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What does a polarizing first term mean for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' reelection bid?

Monday, October 24, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Emily Mahoney about Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, as he faces Democrat Charlie Crist in a debate Monday.

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Musician Rhiannon Gidden on her new children's book about taking back her home

Monday, October 24, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Grammy award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens about her new children's book, "Build a House."

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Jan. 6 committee issued a subpoena on Trump Friday

Friday, October 21, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Nick Akerman about the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issuing a subpoena on former President Donald Trump Friday.

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What we can learn from the U.K.'s economic fallout

Friday, October 21, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Simon Johnson, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, about warning signs for the U.S. from the U.K.'s political and economical upheaval.

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Avoggedon strikes Philadelphia: One nonprofit gives away thousands of avocados

Thursday, October 20, 2022

A food distribution company in Philadelphia, Pa., had a few too many avocados on hand. Its solution? Giving them away for free.

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Is Brexit at the roots of British Prime Minister Liz Truss' quick exit?

Thursday, October 20, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Financial Times political editor George Parker about the continuing effects Brexit has had on U.K. politics and the economy.

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Campaigns are spending record amounts on political advertising, but will it work?

Thursday, October 20, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Republican strategist Alice Stewart and Democratic strategist Joel Payne about how political campaigns communicate their messages to voters with political ads.

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How abortion is affecting midterm elections

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

As Republicans seek to win control of Congress, Democrats are doubling down on abortion. They are hoping that outrage over the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade will turn the tide in their favor.

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Anna May Wong will be the first Asian American person featured on U.S. currency

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with sociologist and author Nancy Wang Yuen about Anna May Wong, the pioneering Asian-American actress who's on the latest coin minted for the American Women Quarters Program.

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'Star Trek' legend William Shatner actually visited space. It moved him deeply.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with actor William Shatner, best known for starring in Star Trek, about actually visiting space in 2021.

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New York is fighting rats in the streets

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

New York announced a new plan Tuesday to crack down on the city's rat infestation.

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There's a family separation crisis in Massachusetts, and hearings are being delayed

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Mother Jones reporter Julia Lurie about her reporting on the family separation crisis in Massachusetts.

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Biden administration plans to release 15 million barrels from U.S. oil reserves

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

President Biden is set to announce Wednesday that the U.S. plans to draw 15 million barrels of oil out of its strategic stockpiles in December.

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Kidnapping investigation raises new questions about reports of missing Black women

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Ryan Sorrell, the founder and executive editor of the Kansas City Defender, about a man accused of kidnapping and assault, following reports of missing Black women.

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Why Biden gave a speech about abortion rights

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

President Biden gave a speech about abortion rights Tuesday, billed as a political event ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.

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Baking 'Pan Solo' might take more than 100 hours, but the time spent is worth it

Monday, October 17, 2022

A mother-daughter baking duo is responsible for the 6-foot tall "Pan Solo" sculpture that sits outside of the family business, One House Bakery, in Benicia, Calif.

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Why a third term for Xi Jinping could mean uncertainty for China

Monday, October 17, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Yun Sun, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, about Xi Jinping and the 20th Party Congress.

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