Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

Play It Forward: Thanksgiving Edition, Pt.2

Friday, November 27, 2020

This Thanksgiving, some musicians, including Laraaji, Mia Doi Todd and Thundercat, talk about the artists they are thankful for in a musical chain of gratitude.

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A COVID-19 Vaccine For Children May Still Be Many Months Away

Friday, November 27, 2020

The first COVID-19 vaccines to hit the market will not be approved for use in children. Researchers must figure out if the vaccines are safe and effective in kids.

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What Biden Administration Can Do To Help Americans Pay Off Student Loans

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Student debt is a major barrier for many people when it comes to buying a house, switching careers or starting a family. NPR discusses how President-elect Biden might help Americans with this debt.

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Play It Forward: Thundercat Eases Loneliness With Trippy Music

Thursday, November 19, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Thundercat about his latest album, It Is What It Is, the importance of laughter and the artist he's grateful for, Louis Cole.

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After Losing Mother, Grandfather To COVID-19, Woman Asks Everyone To Do Their Part

Thursday, November 19, 2020

"I wish that people can look into their heart and listen to what's being asked," said Lindsay Wootton of Utah. "Wear masks, limit your gatherings. Let's limit it to preserve our families."

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Purchase Of Canadian Seafood Company Marks 'New Chapter' For Indigenous Coalition

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Chief Mi'sel Joe of Miawpukek First Nation in Canada talks about the groundbreaking purchase of a fish company that an indigenous coalition completed last week.

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'I'm Happy To Eat The Cakes': Matt Lucas Joins The 'Bake Off' Tent

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The newest host of the Great British Baking Show says he'd never even seen it before he was asked to try out. But then he binged a few episodes and thought to himself, "this show's brilliant!"

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Oregon Governor: Mitch McConnell Should 'Get Off His Duff' And Deliver Relief Funds

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Kate Brown, Oregon's Democratic governor, discusses why she's ordering new coronavirus restrictions and how she hopes the state can deal with the pandemic without more federal funding assistance.

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He Choreographed 'Single Ladies' And 'WAP.' Now He's Got A Bigger Mission

Monday, November 16, 2020

JaQuel Knight, choreographer of iconic routines for Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion and others, is working to copyright his dances in hopes it will keep corporations from profiting off them unfairly.

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Play It Forward: The Multiplicity Of Mia Doi Todd

Thursday, November 12, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd about displacement, her forthcoming album and the artist she is grateful for: Thundercat.

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Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer On How The GOP Whittled Away At Democrats' House Majority

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Tom Emmer, who also chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee, discusses how his party flipped seats in Florida and beyond and some Republicans' reluctance to acknowledge Joe Biden's win.

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Detroit Organizer: Black Voters Expect Strong Policies, Not Just Applause, From Biden

Monday, November 09, 2020

Branden Snyder, head of Detroit Action, says he hopes the president-elect shows he supports the Black community by prioritizing affordable housing, living wages and environmental justice.

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How The 2020 Presidential Election Became A Test Of American Democracy

Friday, November 06, 2020

With the election winner still undecided, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with election law expert Michael Kang and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker about the state of American democracy.

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Kylie Minogue On Making Dance Music In A Year Without Discos

Friday, November 06, 2020

"Disco lights shine out of the darkness," says the pop veteran, who channels lockdown despair into glittery escapism on her 15th album, simply titled Disco.

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Play It Forward: Laraaji Loves To Laugh

Thursday, November 05, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with American multi-instrumentalist and meditation expert Laraaji about laughter meditation, his latest album Sun Piano and the artist he is grateful for: Mia Doi Todd.

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Stevie Nicks On TikTok, Tom Petty And Claiming What's Yours

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

An audacious concert film, an unwitting viral hit and a second Rock Hall induction: That's just the past two years for Nicks, who says that at 72 she's finally comfortable doing everything she wants.

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On 'Swirling,' Marshall Allen Keeps The The Sun Ra Arkestra Soaring Through Space

Monday, November 02, 2020

The 96-year-old saxophonist, who began playing with Sun Ra in the late '50s and continued to lead the Arkestra after its namesake's death, discusses the band's first album in more than 20 years.

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Play It Forward: Nick Hakim Finds Humor In Darkness

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Brooklyn-based musician Nick Hakim about creating little worlds with music and the artist he is grateful for: Laraaji.

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Echoes Of Today's Unrest Run Through 'The Cold Millions'

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Jess Walter's new novel an adventure tale based on actual events in the early days of the last century's labor movement — which was much wilder and bloodier than most people remember.

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In Lara Downes' New Series, Black Musicians Rise To A Pivotal Moment

Monday, October 26, 2020

The pianist joins Ari Shapiro to discuss Amplify With Lara Downes, a video series on Black musicians who have experienced renewed creativity regarding racial injustice.

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